Ferrari F40 powerband *video*

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  1. Mitchj

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx5NlVq24ME

    Look at 1:05 were the engine initially revs slowly, but than hits boost and goes phsyco :bowdown:

    Also the bugatti veyron, when they are on the streights and press the throttle hard, that thing looks like it bends the laws of physics, that would be immensely frightening.
     
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    Yeah, I remember watching Top Gear or whatever the hell that british car show is called, and they took a Veyron onto a test track to try to hit the 250mph (406km/h) top speed -- and succeeded. I can only imagine what it must be like to go that fast, but the driver said after he slowed down he almost opened the door to get out of the car before he realized he was still doing 65mph. :rofl:
     
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    yes we've all seen top gear :mamoru:

    it's not the top speed that amazes me about the veyron, its its normal pace.

    By the time a McF1 hits 120mph, the Veyron will be at over 200.

    And the F1 is hardly a slow car.
     
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    Well sure, if you put a bigger engine in a lighter car it'll go faster. What amazes me is the sheer concept of going 250mph on a road. There's no way to react at that speed, not unless you're a racecar driver, and if you are, you probably don't get your kicks going fast on your off-hours. Impracticality aside, it's just an awesome feat to get a road car to move like that.
     
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    They did it just to see if they could :bowdown:
     
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    And there are madmen working for VAG. Mad. Amazing no doubt.
     
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    yeah, except that the Veyron is a LOT heavier than the F1. I'm talking 2500ish vs 4100ish... not even close to being lighter.

    and weight has just about nothing to do with top speed. if I doubled the weight of my car it would take a lot longer to get up to speed (and to slow down), but there would be damn near no change in top speed - hell, presuming I aired up the tires to compensate for the extra weight and to help reduce the increase in rolling friction, it's possible that the lower ride height would actually increase top speed.
     
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    ??? Are you sure you mean 1:05? Cuz he's driving the ferrari, and at that time he is slowing down. If you mean 1:15, it's just simply that he floors the throttle when he straightens out the car. As you know, there's no "boost" in the F40 as it doesn't have forced induction...
     
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    :ugh:

    a F40 is a 2.9L twin turbo v8
     
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    :o my bad
     
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    I'm not too fond of the VW. If I just wanted to go fast I'd buy a top fuel dragster. :rofl:

    Koenigsegg > *
     
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    You know, the design criteria for the VW Phaeton was that it should be able to run for 12 hours at 186mph with all accessories turned-on and the A/C running without overheating. And that's exactly what it can do.

    It's just a shame they didn't include "and without needing repairs for 100,000 miles". Then it might've been a legitimate luxury car.
     
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    I thought needing constant repairs was actually a mark of a fine luxury vehicle? :o :mamoru:

    i.e. Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, etc
     
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    Lexus?
     
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    actually...here is the story...

    if you line up a mclaren F1 next to a veyron...and set the mclaren off first...and don't allow the veyron to go until the mecca has hit 100mph..the veyron STILL beats it to 200mph.

    and let's not forget, the mecca gets to 100 in about 11.5 seconds. nuts.
     
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    that is pretty crazy. But it is a difference of over 10 years of advancements in our technologies so not exactly a fair comparison. I would really like to se Mclaren design a new car to compete with the veyron. Even though the veyron will be done in 2012.
     

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