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Wish I had money to just shrug and do something like this. If this were mine, I'd be spanking it while even thinking about it and the camera wouldn't be able to pick out what I was saying because it would be too loud and I would over modulate. Something like that.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.sw ... 9719523&hl
 

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The greatest line said to man, "We've run out of horsepower!!!"
 

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Its badass but I think there has to be a line drawn, to much power = no fun because your never getting traction to use it. Whats fun when your spinning your wheels and getting beat or losing control and getting beat....still a badass ride
 

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the car isnt going to be very functional but u gotta say.......damn that would be fun to drive!!!! haha
 

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Like it was shot from a gun.
Dusted off that 1000cc sport bike too.
I don't know what you guys are talking about, not being useable. He seems to be getting enough power to the ground to have plenty of fun.
 

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CrxCarl said:
Like it was shot from a gun.
Dusted off that 1000cc sport bike too.
I don't know what you guys are talking about, not being useable. He seems to be getting enough power to the ground to have plenty of fun.
At 1000 whp and a car of that weight I think he should be doing better than 10 sec 1/4 miles.
 

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wow this is so so old. its http://www.turbofordgt.com and its a 10 sec quather mile because he spun out.. didnt u watch the begging atleast that spin was that pass im pretty sure. i watched along time ago and i no for a fact that when he spun out on the 1/4 i said damn that still faster then wut i will run. so its probably that pass he spun out on.
 

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Richrowa said:
CrxCarl said:
Like it was shot from a gun.
Dusted off that 1000cc sport bike too.
I don't know what you guys are talking about, not being useable. He seems to be getting enough power to the ground to have plenty of fun.
At 1000 whp and a car of that weight I think he should be doing better than 10 sec 1/4 miles.
Well crap! That works for me.
Besides, I live my life a 1/4 mile at a time anyway. Man, for those 10 seconds, I'm free!
 

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Richrowa said:
At 1000 whp and a car of that weight I think he should be doing better than 10 sec 1/4 miles.
Sure, if he had the proper tire on it for drag racing. To get a 1000HP car off the line fast enough to run what he "should" be running, he would have to be running a fat drag slick. I doubt if drag racing is what he *really* wants to do with the car, so he probably wasn't running a full drag slick. I would assume that tubbing a very expensive mid-engine supercar to run the proper width of slick would be out of the question (and probably impossible, given the engine configuration). :)

After damn near putting it in the wall on that botched pass, I don't think he'll be going backto the ol' 1/4 mile too often anyway.

If you have experience with high-performance street/strip cars, you know that there are a LOT of street-driven cars out there that absolutely CAN'T get good traction on street radials...to get a good ET at the track, they have to bolt on slicks. But, it doesn't mean the car is useless on the street with street-legal tires, it just means you can't launch the car, it means that you take off from stoplights very carefully -- or in second gear. If you can beat liter-bikes from a roll out on the interstate, you're doing OK in my book. Is this car excessive? Of course it is, it has twice the horsepower of a standard Ford GT. Is it "useless" or "over the line"? Absolutely not, to a true car guy.
 

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One of the guys in the movie mentioned that they have trouble making any turns with the car because the tires get loose. Thats streetable? My close frined has a 600whp NA 69? Firebird with "street slicks" and he has to be VERY careful on turns. He does 11 flat with regular slicks at the 1/4 mile and I am sure the car weighs a lot more. Anyhow you couldnt even fit full slicks in this application. I guess I just don't get it. Maybe you true "car guys" have a different metric for deciding what is a good car, but I would like to be able to drive a street car without being in fear of losing control at any time if I sneeze. :lol:
 

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Richrowa said:
One of the guys in the movie mentioned that they have trouble making any turns with the car because the tires get loose. Thats streetable? My close frined has a 600whp NA 69? Firebird with "street slicks" and he has to be VERY careful on turns. He does 11 flat with regular slicks at the 1/4 mile and I am sure the car weighs a lot more. Anyhow you couldnt even fit full slicks in this application. I guess I just don't get it. Maybe you true "car guys" have a different metric for deciding what is a good car, but I would like to be able to drive a street car without being in fear of losing control at any time if I sneeze. :lol:
I'm not trying to say it's a great all-around car (nor was I trying to put you down with the "car guy" thing, just saying that I'm incapable of turning my nose up at a car like that, haha)...but the guy built the car solely for the purpose of having insane HP. Beating a high-displacement sportbike from a roll is INSANE. This guy probably doesn't care about anything but max horsepower numbers, but a proper tune with sophisticated boost controls that bring the boost on slowly (so at low RPMs you're hardly seeing boost, and it builds up at high RPMs) as well as multiple boost settings could probably make the car a lot more streetable, acting like a N/A GT off the line and an absolute monster at speed. This dude probably wants full boost all the time, which is gonna be insane in a car like this.

A car that runs 11s on slicks, BTW, can definitely be a very streetable car on regular tires...a stock Ford GT or Corvette Z06 can do high 11s/low 12s on stock radials. An older musclecar/ponycar is going to have a lot more handling issues, obviously -- that car at 600HP probably has the same issues as the GT at 1000+ HP.
 
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