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    #61
    Originally posted by 10sec rx7 View Post

    there is going to be LS engine splattered all over the road
    they will be spraying the dyno room first, and again, and again....

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      #62
      I know it's standing mile - but

      Back in March of this year, M2K Motorsports took the GT to a Texas Mile event with hopes of surpassing the near-mythic goal of 300 mph. They’d hit as high as 293.2 at a previous event so they knew that speed was theoretically attainable, but after hitting 299.2 mph earlier in the day, there was a little bit of concern. “We hit 293 at 45 pounds of boost, and 299 at 47 pounds,” Kevin says. “That was a bittersweet run for us – we were stoked to have hit a new personal best, but we also thought that might have been all that was in it. It was kind of heartbreaking to think that that might have been where we would finish for the weekend, so we decided to turn it up the boost just a little bit more.”
      went 300.4 on 50psi of boost, through a pair of 86mm turbo's ice'd water:air's towed to the line etc - they estimate it makes about 3000hp (it's probably not that much, but it's more than 2500)

      -- “We have data showing that the traction control was working at about 250 mph on that much boost,”

      Kevin notes that the Texas Mile’s tire rules were kind of set up around this car. “This is way past the realm of what a tire like the Hoosier R1 was originally designed to do, but ultimately there just aren’t tires out there that are speed rated for this kind of thing. But because of the success we’ve had with them, anything faster than 225 now has to run R1s. We change the set every two passes, and we’ve never had an issue.”
      from -
      https://www.jepistons.com/blog/under...300mph-ford-gt

      Last edited by GSRman; 03-11-20, 05:54 AM.
      This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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        #63
        DLRA indicate they use a 9 mile track, that would be much more representative of what is required.

        Likewise Ehra Lessien has a 5.4 mile flat straight between the banked turns.
        " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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          #64
          You spend millions of dollars on building a car like this and then apparently ‘apparently’ you release the wrong video? It’s a pretty piss poor excuse. How the heck does a video go through all the edit stages and viewed by multiple people before public release and this shit isn’t picked up on? I call bullshit.

          Even if they do rerun again and they’re independently verified as doing 331 it won’t be that impressive given what has transpired over the last week or two. If I was in the market to buy this I certainly wouldn’t be giving them any cash. Too much bullshit surrounding the supposed record attempt to trust them with cash. I’d be buying a Jesko instead-or at least trying to buy someone out of their build slot as production is sold out lol
          Sutherland Shires #1 Escort? is that like being the 4th best prostitute in Kazahkstan?

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            #65
            They say they are going to run again with full video, multiple GPS systems with the GPS systems representatives on hand.
            Now everyone in the world is going to be looking at them. No pressure then.....

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              #66
              Originally posted by maddy View Post
              How the F does a 300mph supercar only have Y rated tyres?

              Michelin Pilot sport cup 2
              245/35YR20 Front Tires
              345/30YR20 Rear ‍Tires
              Because its only a 240mph supercar. Still impressive, for Y rated tyres.

              Originally posted by 10sec rx7 View Post

              there is going to be LS engine splattered all over the road
              Tyres will probably explode before that. Both Koenigsegg and Bugatti had to have tyres custom made for them by Michelin. Bugatti say they are done with speed records, as they have found the limits of road tyre technology.

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                #67
                Schmee has done another vid since the SSR response. Is worth a watch regardless of how annoying he is.
                I climbed Mt Druitt

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
                  Schmee has done another vid since the SSR response. Is worth a watch regardless of how annoying he is.
                  I'll wait for the subtitles or voice over version of that.
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                  2007 KTM 250 SX

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                  I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
                    Schmee has done another vid since the SSR response. Is worth a watch regardless of how annoying he is.
                    I find it hard to sit through his vids with the odd exception. This series of vids questioning the SSC record attempt has been quite well done and unlike a lot of automotive youtubers it’s got some good analysis in them. Hats off to him (and others) for actually getting off the fence and asking the questions that need to be instead of playing it safe.

                    Fuck Motor Trend. They’ve lost a lot of cred in my eyes for declaring ‘case closed’. Fuck off. Make with the data that shows case closed. Otherwise they’re just like kissing SSC’s arse so they can get access to the car. Pathetic.
                    Sutherland Shires #1 Escort? is that like being the 4th best prostitute in Kazahkstan?

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                      #70
                      The video from Racelogic is absolutely damning.

                      I was prepared to give SSC the benefit of doubt, but no, they stupidly tried to pull the wool over peoples eyes, and failed.

                      If there is any justice in this world they will never be heard from again.
                      " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                        #71
                        I was disturbingly close with the kmh vs mph conversion
                        This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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                          #72


                          Last edited by burn is weird; 03-11-20, 09:37 PM.

                          Oo___oO

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                            #73
                            1.48 correction factor hey....well that's not insignificant.

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Roy928tt View Post

                              If there is any justice in this world they will never be heard from again.
                              running the top speed, great marketing kudos, been caught cheating not so much.

                              if this doesn't sink the company / lose all the investors i would be very surprised.
                              being the US surely someone will sue someone else over it.

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                                #75
                                Tom Nelson involved in the data acquisition I’d bet.

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