Discussion in 'General' started by johnwilliams474, 21 Feb 2004.
Aren't Crown Victorias used by the police force over there? IIRC they're supposed to be VERY quick.
yes they are, i've heard the police ones are supercharged but im not sure
I'm not saying I wouldn't get any fun...Just saying that they are far from the best-handling cars out there...Hell the Peugot 205 Gti (1.6 version) probably handles better
Radical SR3 Turbo - 0-60 in just over 3 seconds, max speed of 165mph, pulled 2.10g (lateral) while decimating the production car lap record on the Nordschleife.
I'd just rather not spend a fortune on tyres
No I bloody well do not
I suppose that makes you more of a man...
All hail the small, lightweight, bike-engined car that will make your eyes weep with its outright speed on a circuit
and your wallet empty.
EDIT:gotta love the fact that the Radical is road legal.
I just love the argument that people who drive large trucks have small 'units' while people who drive go carts would make Shaft feel insecure. People buy a truck like that for several reasons. The Cummins diesel will run forever, they need to pull a large trailer, and it will piss off members of Green Peace. I think I'll take a trip to the local Radical dealer around the corner...that's an outright race car. I was under the impression that cars like the BMW M3, Honda S2000, and such were good handling cars...which the Viper will destroy no questions asked if you can handle 500HP. Oridnarily I'd never ever defend any Corvette in case you got the wrong idea. If you could get your hands on a Viper with the GTS-R race suspension, the Venom 1000 package, and sticky tires the Radical would have some competition in the corners...in the straights its over though.
0-60: 2.25 sec.
1/4 mile: 9.75 sec. @ 148+ mph
That's on street legal tires...throw on some slicks and it'll do under 2 seconds to 60 and the 1/4 mile in 8.93 seconds
Standard road car?
If not, bung a holeshot Racing tuned 600bhp engine in the back of the Radical and say goodbye to any notion of sanity :/
PS: The (road legal) Xtrac Escort in the eighties would hit 60 in about 2.5 seconds...On gravel
Even with slick racing tires traction is still a problem...you could dig a hole to China if you put it on gravel There are a number of other tuners here for Viper's that have slightly faster versions. High 8 second 1/4-mile times coming from a fully streetable car that still has a stereo and air conditioning. The stock Viper will hand your ass to you if you're not a good driver...and the Venom 1000 has just about double the horsepower. Unlike the Corvette, the Viper is a man's car without traction control and no automatic transmission is offered.
It costs the same as the car itself costs to buy...ouch.
Yeah, Hennessey is exspensive. The people who go to them are loaded in the first place...if it were me I'd buy a supercharger kit for 6 grand, bigger throttle body for $3-400, larger injectors and fuel rails for about 1 grand, and port the heads myself and get about the same power numbers. The V-10 in the Viper is really a de-tuned racing engine...with just a little port work on the heads it'll crank out 600+HP.
I thought it was a truck engine with a new head...
The 1st generation 488cid (8.0L) V-10 that was in the 1994-2002 Heavy Duty trucks is a whole 'nother animal than the Viper V-10. The truck had an iron block and heads, the rods and pistons were different, cam, valvetrain, and electrical components, and a different intake and throttle body. The truck motor was made for low end torque and strength (two things a truck needs a lot of). The V-10 came out in 1992 in the aluminum Viper form. They both got their roots from the 360cid (5.9L) V-8 thats been made in different forms for 40 years. They perfected the 8.0L V-10 through the 1992-2002 Vipers and the 505ci (8.3L) V-10 in the 2003-up is an evolution of the 8.0L. The 8.0 V-10 in the 2003-up heavy duty Ram truck is no longer available however you can get the special SRT-10 Ram light duty with the all aluminum 8.3L Viper engine. Hopefully you understand my ramblings..
New 8.3L aluminum V-10 used in the 2003-up Viper and Ram SRT-10
Link to 8.0 truck V-10
8.0 in Viper RT-10/GTS
Im going to make an exweption to the ruler and reply in this part of the forums again.
Yes the crown vics are used as police interceptors. No the regular verion is not the same animal. The police version uses a higher end motor and suspension. I suspect the police interceptors use cobra parts but im not shure. My friend has the civilian version. His car is still going strong. now hes got a lil over 450k miles.
Btw that truck was amazing, I love the big power that thing puts out.
I know for caprices they used 305s or similar. Then the cop version used 350s. Atleast in some years. For ford I'd assume it was similar. IE, 4.6L normally then 5.0 cobra spec for cops.
As for what kinda car person I am. I prefer the unexpected speed demons out there. If I could get my S10 to plant 400HP to the road. I'd die happy. If I could get my now sold off 1995 Grand Prix to plant 300HP. I'd be happy.
Silly cars with silly power. That is what I want. But I am pretty much a GM person at this point.
You can. There are kits out there that will allow you to throw a small block 350ci Chevy in to an s-10. There are quite a few S-10's with 350's or 305's.. For you Ford lovers out there, you can also get conversion kits to drop 351's into a Ranger..
OMG, that site I linked to has an article about how to drop a small block Chevy into a Volvo 240!
You have an obligation to do this.
Believe me, if I had a garage and access to another car while I was doing the conversion, I'd be shopping for a 305 or 350ci engine now..
Yea, small-blocks around me can be had for cheap if you look around. I found one in the paper not to long ago for $300. Granted this was probably missing all the accessories. BUT you can grab those from a pick-n-pull without trouble.
Do it next summer - put a tarp up to cover it.
Buy a cheap runaround for use during the month or so it should take.
Yes...Yes you should.
...But only if you leave it looking absolutely stock on the outside.
Oh, most definetely I would. I absolutely LOVE sleepers I do need a garage though - there is a village ordinance in which I can't have unlicensed vehicles in the driveway.
im more of a german car type mainly bmw
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