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Weineck Cobra 780

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  1. DavkeG

    DavkeG Formula Junior

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    #1 DavkeG, Jan 5, 2006
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    (free translation from the Dutch text I found @ www.vtm.be/auto/forum)

    Criminal? Probably, but nevertheless a great piece of engineering. Limited to 15 cars worldwide, the "Weineck Cobra 780 cui Limited Edition" is a completely legal roadcar. The project was born at the German company "Weineck Engineering", and is immediatley recognisable by the enormous airscoop on the bonnet. It's necessary to pump enough air into the huge 12.9 litre (!), or 780 cubic inch engine. Press the gaspedal to prepare for launch, and more than half a litre of gasoline flows through the carburator.
    The engine reaches 1100 bhp @ 7000rpm, and a torque of 1760 Nm @ 5600rpm. The figures are amazing: a specific power of 0.9 bhp / kilo, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in only 4.9 seconds, and onto 300 km/h (186 mph) in exactly 10 seconds.
    All this power is transferred to the rear axle using a manual 4-speed transmission.
    The car stands on 18" 255mm/40mm tires in the front, and 18" 315mm/35mm tires in the back.
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  3. IROC_DIS

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    holy lord, that crazy
     
  4. isellpower

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    Same specs as a TT Viper with 2 plug wires missing.
     
  5. BlueBiturbo

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    Crazy car!
    But at 300 km/h I'd rather be in a Carrera GT
     
  6. DMOORE

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    HOLY %#&* !!! The REAL scary part is that it probably only weighs 2500lb!!!! Parachute anyone?
     
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  8. BigAl

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    hate the scoop. too bad they couldn't have done something diff to get the air req'd for the engine....
     
  9. Auraraptor

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    WOW. That engine is HUGEE.
     
  10. CMY

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    Big motor, lots of HP, completely useless for anything other than a dragstrip. I'd love to see the weight distribution on that thing.
     
  11. bobafett

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    hope it's all in the rear to help with the traction. deathbox. just don't turn, or you'll spin so fast the first thing you'll see is the back of your skull.

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  13. mozola

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    there's a point when extra power becomes useless
     
  14. turbo6

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    If you could get it to hook I bet it would lift the front wheels!
     
  15. BlueBiturbo

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  16. IROC_DIS

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    wonder how much it costs
     
  17. DMC

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    I know a guy that's a racer, does a lot of vintage trans-am races, good driver. He built a Cobra replica with a built Chevy LS6 and wound up replacing it with a small block before he sold it because the damn thing was so scary. This is probably double the HP. Crazy is right.
     
  18. DMC

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    Not even useful on a dragstrip with the Cobra wheelbase. It needs at least another foot between the wheels and slicks in the back.
     
  19. BlueBiturbo

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    #16 BlueBiturbo, Jan 13, 2006
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