News

what is wide open throttle?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Webby, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
    6,789
    I downloaded a movie of a yellow 360 Modena with Wide Open Throttle.
    What does that mean.
    Thanks
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. RossoCorsaItaly

    RossoCorsaItaly F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jun 9, 2004
    4,211
    90210
    Full Name:
    Kevin
    That the gas pedal was all the way down in a nutshell.
     
  4. 16valves

    16valves Rookie

    Sep 9, 2004
    41
    you have 956 posts here and you dont know what wide open throttle is?

    Being 18 is not an excuse, any genuine gearhead knows that by 16.

    You may want to find a new hobby.

    -doesnt matter now anyway, by the time you can buy a fast car it will be electric hybrid thingy anyway, and it will be "maimum kilowwat load" or something like it
     
  5. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

    Apr 11, 2004
    3,445
    Montreal, Canada
    Full Name:
    Julien
  6. Tifosi66

    Tifosi66 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2004
    1,776
    Jiang Jia Jie
    Full Name:
    Li-Ge
    Always referred as WOT in chatposts,i.e when somebody says..."...at WOT it was like a banshee!!"
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. dbw

    dbw Formula Junior

    Apr 3, 2005
    890
    palo alto ca
    Full Name:
    dave
    wide open throttle is the only way to drive a 40 hp vw bug.....
     
  9. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
    867
    Park bench, Canada
    Full Name:
    Mark
    This is an automotive term.

    Wide open throttle is when you are standing at the edge of a large field being strangled. A closed throttle is when you are in your garage being strangled - very different indeed and please, let’s not hijack the thread.

    Now, you may think this wide open throttle business isn’t for you, but if you drive long enough and hard enough in the right car then yes, there is one in your future. All it takes is an interstate through an agricultural area and a spot of road rage and BANG! Before you know it the Chevy truck you cut off and middle fingered is parked six inches into your front bumper and you are having a spot of wide open throttle. Enjoy the view. The next one will be of a white tunnel.

    Want to know what double de clutch means?
     
  10. Kram

    Kram Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2004
    867
    Park bench, Canada
    Full Name:
    Mark
    This is an automotive term.

    Wide open throttle is when you are standing at the edge of a large field being strangled. A closed throttle is when you are in your garage being strangled - very different indeed and please, let’s not hijack the thread.

    Now, you may think this wide open throttle business isn’t for you, but if you drive long enough and hard enough in the right car then yes, there is one in your future. All it takes is an interstate through an agricultural area and a spot of road rage and BANG! Before you know it the Chevy truck you cut off and middle fingered is parked six inches into your front bumper and you are having a spot of wide open throttle. Enjoy the view. The next one will be of a white tunnel.

    Want to know what double de clutch means?
     
  11. chrismorse

    chrismorse Formula 3

    Feb 16, 2004
    2,149
    way north california
    Full Name:
    chris morse
    Pedal to the metal.
    or maybe..

    WFO.

    chris
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. Webby

    Webby F1 Veteran

    Sep 12, 2004
    6,789
    Thanks to the people who answered me!

    Hey 15 posts, search my 959 posts and tell me exactly where I said I was a gearhead. I know a lot about Ferrari's, maybe not how they work, but how they perform and look, and I love Ferrari's, which is why I'm on Ferrarichat.com not gearheadchat.com
     
  14. praisethelowered

    Aug 16, 2004
    1
    This is also when the computer is having the injectors squirting the maximum amount of fuel, the timing is fully advanced, and other inputs to the computer are ignored. Usually there is a switch of some kind that gets made to tell the computer you are all the way on it........

    PTL
     
  15. ylshih

    ylshih Global Moderator
    Global Moderator Advising Moderator Honorary Owner

    Mar 21, 2004
    16,141
    Northern CA
    Full Name:
    Yin
    And if he didn't ask now, he might be a lot older than 18 before he ever learned. Keep asking webby.
     
  16. austin75

    austin75 Guest

    Nov 7, 2005
    11
    San Antonio
    Full Name:
    Austin
    hahaha nice...
     
  17. dmeyer

    dmeyer Formula Junior

    May 30, 2004
    758
    Northern VA
    Full Name:
    David Meyer
    Yea nothing like flaming someone while your title is still rookie. Stick around a while, make friends not enemies and you will really love this place. If you keep attacking people and making an ass of yourself you will find yourself recieving it more than you can dish it out.
     
  18. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
    2,924
    Lake Oswego,Or
    Full Name:
    Martin J Weiner,M.D.
    16 valve either has his period or going thru menapause. Not nice!
     
  19. gdbsti

    gdbsti Formula Junior

    Oct 10, 2004
    283
    Nor Cal
    Full Name:
    Bruce
    The term "throttle" may not have appeared very self explanatory as it isn't used commonly now-adays. Like "Pedal to the metal" Modern equivalents?
    Flat out, On full boost, hammered, fully torqued..any more?
     
  20. Erich

    Erich Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2003
    1,138
    Poway CA
    Full Name:
    Erich Coiner
    WFO

    Wide F@#$en Open
     
  21. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
    2,809
    Back in the day we used to remove the "governor" from our minibike engines. Then we could have truly wide open throttle.
     
  22. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Jan 17, 2004
    4,475
    Leawood KS/ South FL
    Full Name:
    Thomas
    webby,

    i have twice as many posts...and almost twice your age but honestly, i had no idea what "wide open throttle is" until now. just to prove you can never stop learning....
     
  23. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
    Honorary Owner

    Oct 23, 2002
    32,118
    Full Name:
    Jim Glickenhaus
    For those who drive trains:

    Balls to the wall.

    The balls on the ends of the rotating speed governor that move outwards towards the wall when the throttle is WO.

    Always remember what happened to Casey when he weighted down his balls...
     
  24. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 17, 2001
    29,199
    Full Name:
    Joe Mansion
  25. chris marsh

    chris marsh F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Aug 30, 2005
    4,616
    Detroit
    Full Name:
    Chris Marsh
    I want to know what double de clutch means? (Particularly the DE part)
     
  26. bill365

    bill365 F1 Rookie

    Nov 3, 2003
    3,319
    Chicago area
    Full Name:
    Bill
    What's a throttle??? :D
     
  27. Erich

    Erich Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2003
    1,138
    Poway CA
    Full Name:
    Erich Coiner
    This is the root for the phrase "going balls out"
     
  28. gdbsti

    gdbsti Formula Junior

    Oct 10, 2004
    283
    Nor Cal
    Full Name:
    Bruce
    And here I was thinking all along it was an expression based on ones bravado and attachements..
     

Share This Page