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Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by FormerUser2, Jul 16, 2005.
YE GODS, don't these pommie engineers have some incredible ideas?
Reading the English bike magazines, there seems to be an abundance of niche engineering and fabrications shops who can build ANYTHING out of ANYTHING.
Just imagine keeping tyres up to this missile!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Only in England, the home of the special builders.
Well , a majority of the worlds best racing manufacturers come from there you kinda expect to find some nifty engineers around.
Aah what you can do with knowledge and money
Hey, you could REALLY go to hell in a handbasket in one of them, and faster than anyone else.
Question is, though, where in the world could you drive it and enjoy its full potential short of the race track?
this is what happends when you have way to much time... and some one gives you heaps of money and says "build car"...
That's very impressive (and quite insane).
But somehow it's a bit...obvious - I prefer a Q-car like their turbo 'Busa-powered Mini (old-style, not the new one):
0 to 60mph 3.4 seconds
100 to 0mph 4.9 seconds
Standing quartermile 11.0 seconds
With terminal speed of 130 mph
NOTE: This car was tested in February 2004 at Bruntingthorpe on road tyres on a cold day - and carrying an 80 kilo passenger as well as the driver.
BHP at Crank 400
Power to weight ratio 615bhp/tonne