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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by vanimal, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

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    You should get yourself to the next run, I think there is one in October at a longer airstrip, 4 miles if memory is correct and show the rest of the spider gang that you can top 170, I spoke to a load of the spider owners on Sunday and they all reckon no spiders have made it past the low 170's. My speedo was showing low 180's and satnav 171 (still catching up) so if yours was reading 190 i reckon you should be able to show a true 178 - 180 over 4 miles.
     
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  3. chaa

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    #27 chaa, Aug 23, 2005
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    What car are you refering to? The car that i said i saw 190 on the speedo was the 360 spider,so go read it again, and of course they go faster than 170mph. That car has now been replaced with this....F430
    MB: But regarding the 355 i have always been on record as saying that i have reached just over 180mph, and i reached 169mph over the two mile run way so over a 4 mile one......
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  4. el Carnicero

    el Carnicero Formula Junior

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    Not meaning to hijack the thread but thought it might be interesting in the context of this topic.

    Dr. Chad Bolles ran 171-172 in wind corrected standing start mile with his '95 6.0L Jag XJS coupe - 5-spd manual trans and some engine tweaks. Says he's hoping to nudge 180 this year.

    OK, back to Ferraris.
     
  5. racerx

    racerx Guest

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    Very interesting thread, BUT DON"T get hung up on your cars speedometer. It is often way off at high speed (optimistcally so).

    Check out this thread, very interesting about top speed reality vs. speedo!

    http://www.gtasourcepage.com/88MTTopSpeed10.html
     
  6. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

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    Another very interesting read, why can some car manufacturers provide accurate speedo readings and others provide way optimistic readings.
     
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  8. el Carnicero

    el Carnicero Formula Junior

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    I've been wondering that about the fuel gauge on my Dodge truck. POS
     
  9. Miura Jota

    Miura Jota F1 Rookie

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    according to Road & Track :

    Saleen S7 205.7 mph in just 1 mile
    makes you wonder how fast will it go if given more road...(or at least 1.6 miles)

    and it's only a V8. much critiziced 2 valver per cylinder
     
  10. quattro

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    its a 7.0 litre twin turbocharged 750hp v8
    and the 1000hp hennessy did 210
    and the buggatti veyron will beat both bwahahahaha
     
  11. Modenafan

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    Are there ever any of these events held in the U.S?
     
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  13. robert biscan

    robert biscan F1 Rookie

    Would that be car length? From watching drags in 1/4 mile a 10mph difference is a bumper and wheel ahead.
     
  14. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

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    I have no idea, but to me a 10mph advantage in top speed is significant.

    Gary
     
  15. awhite

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    hmmmm

    But of course the speedo isnt always telling the truth :)

    This is a great thread, and wondered what they used for speed ?? Speedo or radar.

    Aaron
     
  16. Gary(SF)

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    Check the first post, they used timing lights.

    Gary
     
  17. Roryferrari

    Roryferrari Formula Junior

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    Great show for the 328's! I'm impressed w/ the numbers on the gtb's. Must be the drag on the roof line possibly vs. the gts. I have 157 on my 328gts (GPS). This is of course is open road and not a standing start. Were all 328 cars euro spec?
     
  18. vanimal

    vanimal Formula Junior

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    Not sure about 328 Euro or US spec as there were some LHD cars there. The previous day on the same runway a Dodge Viper (modified) ran 215mph.
     
  19. Dan Ciezniewzky

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    daaaaam, that TR is really off...by alot!!!!!!!
    .....add that one up to the Ferrai mystique ;)
     
  20. awhite

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    hmmmm
    oops..

    I see that now... saweeeee

    -A
     
  21. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

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    Jon,
    Check out www.openroadracing.com or www.silverstateclassic.com

    Those events are in Nevada. There is also an event in Texas and Nebraska.
    I have the links if you like.

    Rick
     
  22. kpl

    kpl Karting

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    The Sandhills Open Road Challenge does a standing mile drag race in conjunction with their road race. (this year, it was shortened to 3/4 mile because it was raining on the day scheduled for the 1 mile race, and they had to use part of the road course instead of the normal 1 mile venue.

    www.sorcrace.com
     
  23. Modenafan

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    I appreciate the info and will look into them. Thanks again.
     

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