An American hypercar has smashed the top speed world record for a production car

Peter Farkas

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Fastest in a straight line lol, there's plenty of cars that would run laps round this car. Impressive in one category.
Well the thing is that you can have aboslutely no conclusion about the cornering and other specifics of this car from this article. And still you are coming to conclusions about these already? based on what?
The fastest car in production was shown to you here and you start complaining about its attbritubes other than top speed in a straight line which was not even mentioned here. Where did you read that this car sucks on a track? or that it corners so badly?
Well there are surely cars that are better than this in some aspect, but this was about top speed in a straight line.
 

mbrowne5061

Posts: 1,684   +959
But they'd never manage to beat the record because it would need charging between runs and that would exceed the 1 hour limit ;)
Thats.... actually a good point. I wonder if doing a 'battery drop' would be legal in the eyes of the judges, if they could figure out a way to swap batteries in under an hour, that may do it.
 

lazer

Posts: 360   +106
Meh!
reminds me of a co-worker who bought a Porche to drive to and from work to impress his co workers and friends. I sat in heavy traffic in my 5 year old Chevy crawling ahead during rush hour and he with his speedy Porche sat in the same rush hour traffic going 20-30 mph......

Even outside the city, there are speed limits and police.....
 

Endymio

Posts: 1,015   +851
If you raced one and sold the other, would that qualify?
As I understand it, the model raced has to be mechanically identical to one being offered for sale. That's what disqualifed Bugatii's Chiron when it broke the 300mph record: it had been modified slightly from the standard model.
 

willhen50

Posts: 28   +5
Seems as useless having a "hyper-car" doing 300 mph with 70mph speed laws as having a "bullet train doing a 500 mile run and making several stops in between.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,209   +4,970
Seems as useless having a "hyper-car" doing 300 mph with 70mph speed laws as having a "bullet train doing a 500 mile run and making several stops in between.
So basically, you're trying to tell me that you're a multi-millionaire in the middle of a midlife crisis, and you'd buy a Hyundai, because it's more "sensible"?
 

willhen50

Posts: 28   +5
So basically, you're trying to tell me that you're a multi-millionaire in the middle of a midlife crisis, and you'd buy a Hyundai, because it's more "sensible"?
If I was a MULTI-MILLIONAIRE, I would not buy a HYPER CAR because it is not practical, there is nothing "sensible" about it.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,209   +4,970
As I understand it, the model raced has to be mechanically identical to one being offered for sale. That's what disqualifed Bugatii's Chiron when it broke the 300mph record: it had been modified slightly from the standard model.
I cruised their website last night, and got some amazing facts.
It's only a 366 CID V-8 making all that power

It makes 1700+ horsepower running E85 fuel (85% ethanol), and only 1300+ on 91 octane gasoline..

The twin turbochargers have water injection, which was a trick developed in WWII for use in aircraft engines.

I read a ferw pages on why the Mustang's Rolls Royce "Merlin" developed more power than the Fokke Wulf's with less CID. We had better gas (150 octane vs 100 for the German's, resulting in the Mustang being able to tolerate way more boost, without detonation issues.

I cruised their web site, but they wouldn't give my a price without opening an account. I guess it's for tha better, since I'm sure they wouldn't offer 8400 month, no interest financing, anyway. :(
 
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