Motor Trend 360 Novitec test

Discussion in '360/430' started by benaustin, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. benaustin

    benaustin Karting

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rather dissapointing, 560hp, twin supercharged, $60,000+ in mods, and a 12.1@118 in the 1/4. Meaning any old Viper Srt+Gts, Porsche 996TT x-50, Gt2, Murcielago, Diablo would still eat it up.

    Looks like it just might match a 500hp Gallardo.
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  3. novit360

    novit360 Rookie

    Jul 24, 2004
    Either they can't keep the wheels on the ground or the guy don't know how to drive. A 420HP stradale could do the same time 12.1.
  4. Definently a light car with 560hp would definetly do better then that. Need better test drivers.
  5. Jon@Tezta

    Jon@Tezta Formula Junior

    Dec 5, 2003
    Hong Kong / Jakarta
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    Thats odd, wasnt there some guy on the forums that said he talked to Claus' wife who told him the car ran low 3's 0-60? I hope for the sake of Novitec, that CEC allows another test of their car.
  6. jim g

    jim g Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2003
    Waverly, Pa.
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    Jim Gress
    They said the F1 tranny was impossible to launch so they had to bog and go, because of excessive wheel spin, or the car would've easily run the quarter in the 11's.
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  8. rviant

    rviant Karting

    Jan 22, 2004
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    I got 13.5 in mine and could have been quicker. Its a standard 360 apart from tubi. If i had let some air out of the tyres and had traction control on i think i would have done under 13.

    With that amount of power i thought it would have been quicker
  9. 602rwt

    602rwt Rookie

    Aug 7, 2004
    Novitec vastly overrates its 360's horsepower, as indicated by the 118 MPH trap speed (a standard barometer of hp). Their test vehicle is making 470 hp, max. Not at all worth the total package price of over $100k!
  10. jbjavaheri

    jbjavaheri Karting

    Mar 4, 2004
    West L.A.
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    That was me. Actually, my best friend, who's Claus' neighbor, spoke with her. I was really disappointed when I read the article. Given the specs of the car and the improvements, I'm sure something is wrong. CEC better hope so.
  11. ASU SAE

    ASU SAE Karting

    Aug 8, 2004
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    Forza is supposed to test the supersport version sometime. They were going to do a test a while back but it snowed the day of the test.
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  13. stephens

    stephens F1 Rookie
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    Feb 13, 2004
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    Stephen S
    The 118mph terminal velocity suggests power in the range 450-480hp. This has nothing to do with bogging off the line, just a lack of horsepower.
  14. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Sep 25, 2002
    What tires were they running? And how fresh were those tires?
  15. Jon@Tezta

    Jon@Tezta Formula Junior

    Dec 5, 2003
    Hong Kong / Jakarta
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    I know novitec used 245/30-19 and 355/25-19
  16. mbarr

    mbarr Karting

    Jan 11, 2004
    Dont forget the loss in value (at resale) after doing engine mods.
  17. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2004
    standard 360s have run sub 13s....i dont think this car really put out 560hp..thats more than a ford gt with a lighter car!!!!

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