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288GTO at the Salt Flats?

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by WarrenF355, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. WarrenF355

    WarrenF355 Formula Junior

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    Warren M. Rogers
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  3. Perfusion

    Perfusion F1 Rookie

    Oct 16, 2004
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    Aaron
  4. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

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    A friend of mine is building an F40 to try and run 240MPH on the salt next year.
     
  5. Cozmic_Kid

    Cozmic_Kid F1 Veteran

    Dec 1, 2005
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    I have an old magazine featuring this car from back in the 80's.

    In the magazine they claim it could take ..... 80.000 rpm! ! ! !

    Not sure how true that is *LOL*
     
  6. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

    Jul 10, 2004
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    All that effort for only 199 mph? The bigger transplant yank V-8s must have been gearing/redline limited to that speed. I would be much more impressed to see him maximize the Ferrari V-8, which already does 190 mph in emissions legal stock form.
     
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  8. istanl

    istanl Formula Junior

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    It was a 308 engine though, you'd have to add turbos to get enough to take you to 200mph.

    Zsnnf what modifications is your friend making to achieve that?
     
  9. speedy

    speedy Formula Junior

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    I was on the Norwood team in 1998 at Bonneville. If memory serves me correctly, the car rated 1800+ HP on the dyno. Different motor than in the article. It was an absolute BEAST.... I remember, after a run, we pulled the data from the MoTec and it said that the wheel speed increased at 65% throttle but no increase in speed. We found out that it was true.. The car was spinning its wheels because the aero limitations basically kept it at a static speed. So the next year we made some adjustments to the aero.

    Bob has set a ton of records with 2 liter and 3 liter Ferraris also. It's not as easy as people think. Bonneville is unlike anything you will ever experience. What seems simple on paper does not really apply to Bonneville. You have to engineer the car specifically for the climate, altitude and aerodynamic loads.

    Here's a better article:

    http://www.norwoodperformance.com/Bonneville%20GTO.htm


    Cheers
     
  10. TurboFreak650

    TurboFreak650 Formula 3

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