Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Yes, please

0-60 in 2.5 seconds....

I'll be taking donations all week.

Throw on some armor and a couple .50 caliber machine guns and we might just have something.

- Cod


At 11:40 PM, Blogger B-Face said...

...Although all the weight from the armor and machine guns would slow its 0-60 to something like 3 seconds. That's like a tortoise or something.

I'm glad you posted that - I read about that car on Christmas morning and meant to find info about it online. Its stats are mind-boggling. One of the few things I recall is that the top speed is estimated, since the tires would fail before it attained its highest speed. Totally insane car. Man, I wish I could remember the rest of that article. Crazy stuff.

At 12:42 AM, Blogger Erin Nicole said...

so i'm not a big car nut...but was curious as to why this car can go so fast without a spoiler to keep it from going vertical...

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Allyon said...

WOW. I need one.

At 1:02 AM, Blogger B-Face said...

EN, I think spoilers only serve to deflect the force of wind downward in order to ensure better traction and less airflow under the car. "Big Daddy" Don Garlits inverted a chopped-off airplane wing above his dragster's rear wheels to force the tires down onto the tar, and now it's standard on almost all racecars all over.
Of course, he's not all genius. Because of his streamlining of his dragster's front end (WheelGun will remember this), air did get under the car, and he flipped over completely and went over the finish line backwards.
Most cars (aside from dragsters) are far too heavy to go vertical at high speeds because of wind alone.


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