Discussion in 'General' started by johnwilliams474, 21 Feb 2004.
[pimp my ride] Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmnnn right!! [/pimp my ride]
Then explain why the shelby cobra powered by a 5.0L or a 427 owned during its time period vs the original engined one that was only a strait 4?
If you look at the cobra series that owned during their time period and are still one of the fastest cars ever made u will find that they were killers both in the track or on the street.
To answer your westfield question is that the v8 powered one is not tweaked as mutch as the inline 4.
Also explain why most of the wining cars at lemans are all over 2.5L conterparts.
Ill give you an example. The integra is and was powered by a 2.0L or a 1.8L block went against and still go against biger engined cars and 90% of the time the larger blocked cars win.
The westfield body simply dosent have the agility or tuning to handle the v8 in it.
Its all about weight to power ratio. The westfield dosent have the chasi to take that block.
But I can say this: put your precious westfield against a shelby cobra and we can see witch one does better.
Also back in the 80's they had diferent engine restrictions on rally cars and audi owned just about every race back then and all their cars were powered by 5.0L engines.
Lookie what i found. http://www.bookatrack.com/-pC?818
It says its dual engined buddy, Its dual 1300cc kawasaki engines. And guess what? The 0-60 and 0-100 is about the same as any reguar gt mustang can have with skrewdriver tweaking.
For any gearheads out there interested in watching a nice video of vipers in action click Here and click on Viper Strikes Back III
It is tryly nice.
iirc the audi r8's were using a twin-turbo'd 3.4l engine, not exactly the 5+ naturally aspirated big 'blocks' most americans constantly refer to
The cobra was much more than an AC Ace with a V8 slapped into it - bad comparison.
You still have to tune the mustang though...
Ford RS200 Evo: 1.8 litre engine, over 600bhp, 0-100 in just over 7 seconds.
Besides...I'd like you to explain just how to get a car that gives a 6 second 0-60 time as standard down to the mid 3 second mark using only 'screwdriver tuning'. I reference you to this link.
Again, stop making up figures. It will only show yourself up.
[Edit: Just so I don't post three times in a row, my favourite motorsport anecdote:
Martin Schanche, an incredibly successful rallycross (4wd, more powerful than a rally car, races on circuits with other cars. Circuits consist of multiple terrains) driver over the last 20 years and occasional driver in other disciplines. In the mid-late eighties he did very well in the Xtrac Escort (bad pic here, the little blue and white thing: http://www.britishrallycrossgp.com/Pictures/1984-Grand-Prix-2.jpg , http://www.britishrallycrossgp.com/Pictures/1984-Grand-Prix-1.jpg ) and took it to Pikes Peak on occasion for the International Hillclimb.
The team didn't have a huge budget so the car was shipped to the US then driven to Pikes Peak.
At one point, Martin pulled up at the traffic lights next to a corvette. The driver looked over at the Escort (as Schanche put it 'my funny looking little car with lots of stickers') and laughed, revving his engine.
Schanche revved the Escort too and when the lights went green, did a full race start (in a car that could hit 60 in under three seconds on gravel) and left the Corvette standing...
At the next traffic lights, the corvette pulled up again and the driver jumped straight out and harrassed Schanche about the Escort, demanding to know how big the engine was. He was more than a little shocked to see how small it was. [/edit]
how old was i when i first set eyes on a skyline ? hhmmm about 6.so thats 11 years a go.when did 2f2f last year.damn that means i idolised it 10 years before the film came out.bugger, that must mean i like it not because it was in a cheesy(but entertaining)film ,but because it was a awesome race car.
and here's a little video about your presious 'vette(yes the red car is battery powered).
I'm an old Muscle Car Guy (mainly because I'm an OLD guy LoL)
Had two AMXs...one a 1968 model and a 1969 both with 390cid 4 speeds.
These were sexy looking little two seaters with large power plants that
produced huge Ft/Lb torque numbers and were a blast to drive.
Currently restoring my first car I bought @ 16 yrs old... 1957 2 door Chevrolet.
I have seen similar displays of electrical powered cars. I had a tape of a old rx7 body with 2 extreme duty motors and a full set of batterys run 10's in the quarter beating a stock viper. the reason for that thing runing like it does is because electric motors have constant power from beging of rpm line to end. Vs a combustion engine that creates power the higher the rpm goes.
BTW penski I am going to drop the whole bs about big vs large but I can say this. If a small engined car has a certain power to weight ratio a large engined car can have the same but the only diference between the two is the potential power autput you can achive between the two. I have yet to see a 1300hp 4banger but I have seen a street legal corvette with 1300hp and it didnt sound like a weedwacker. And the same way you can engeener a small car to handle well you can see a big car do the same.
so you're still going to be throwing a hellva lot of weight around.
On tighter, twistier circuits, the power-to-weight ratio is all important.
On more open circuits with longer straights, power-to-drag coefficient is what matters.
Pimp my ride Penski!!!!!!
Found my other favorite porsche on that list.
2002 Porsche 911 GT2 3.70 s
And also Jaguarking. Just give it up, from what I have read your arguements are torn apart like wet toilet paper. We all like different cars. You seem extra zealous to try to make us all start hating all other cars except the z06. This won't happen. So please stop the quest for trying to prove that the z06 r0x0rs r b0x0rs!
So what size was that can u opened penski? I would say not a can but a 50 gallon drum of ownag3!
more like Whuup-ass
Who cares what make it is along as its fast !!!!!
I like rally cars all of them, that kind of style, low down with spoilers and crap.
Lightweight with all the crap removed inside and stuff but on the other side i also like rice rockets , but WITHOUT the stupid lights underneath and cold cathodes and no decals aswell.
but you HAVE to have a large muffler
Basically cars like Subaru S202, WRX STi etc.
well none of those u got up there
saleens (not the mustang one)
I voted certain type of car...as is illustrated by my av.
I'm a corvette guy...any old ones (except the 80's ones) and the new '05s too.
YAY a vette guy. I like em all as well including the 80's vettes. Every single vette is cool with me. Like em all.
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