► Corvette ZR1 returns to Nurburgring for new record (On Board)
Corvette returned to the world's most-demanding testing ground -- Germany's
famed Nurburgring -- and recorded lap times that rank among the fastest
recorded for a production car.
As detailed on video, the Corvette ZR1 recorded a lap time of 7:19.63, more
than six seconds faster than the
previous Corvette-best recorded in 2008. A lap video featuring the Corvette
Z06 will be released soon.
"Testing at the Nurburgring is one of the important methods we have to
validate our car in the toughest track conditions," says Tadge Juechter,
Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer.
Measuring 20.8 km (12.9 miles) and including some 154 turns, the
Nurburgring's Nordschleife ("north loop") is widely considered the world's
most-demanding course. As was the case at Corvette's last test in 2008, the
car was driven by Corvette engineer Jim Mero and was a full production
model with no performance modifications. This test was to validate the
car's added performance technology coming to production later this summer
for the 2012 model year.
Corvette's improved performance for 2012 begins with the new, optional
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires, which are available on
the two highest-performing models, the lightweight, 505-hp (377 kW) Z06 and
the maximum-performance, 638-hp (476 kW) supercharged ZR1. They are
competition-oriented tires, optimized for warm, dry conditions to increase
cornering and handling capability.
When combined with the Corvette's exclusive Performance Traction Management
(PTM) technology -- which manages torque delivery for maximum performance
-- the tires set new benchmarks for Corvette performance. Engineers
estimate an 8-percent gain in maximum lateral acceleration, to more than
1.1g, and improved braking distance.
► Dacia Duster 4x4 - OFFROAD
[12-Apr-2010] Dacia launches its sixth model: the Dacia Duster, a robust,
spacious, easy-to-use and affordable off-roader. The Dacia Duster features
a choice of engines, which combines low fuel consumption (the diesel dCi 85
4x2 version offers combined cycle fuel consumption of just 5.1 l/100 km)
with low maintenance costs. Dacia Duster is more respectful of the
environment thanks to its low CO2 emissions. The diesel versions of the
Dacia Duster emit from 135g of CO2/km in two-wheel drive form and 145g of
CO2/km for the 4x4 version.
► 2012 VW BEETLE on the road
The Beetle now measures 4,278 mm in length (+152 mm), 1,808 mm in width
(+84 mm) and 1,486 in height (-12 mm). The track width front and rear, as
well as the wheelbase at 2,537 mm, are also increased... More infos on
Thrust SSC - Supersonic Land Speed Record Holder
On the 15th October 1997 Thrust SSC became the first land vehicle to break
the sound barrier. Piloted by Wing Commander Andy Green of the RAF, an
average speed of 763.035mph over the flying mile was achieved
The music is from the game GTR2 and is called Spa 24hrs.
Comments open for business again!
Trevor Slaughter land speed record attempt, Weekend Today, 19 Jan 2013
To break Donald Campbell's long standing Australian Record of 403.10mph
(648.73kph) and achieve the world record of over 458mph (737kph) at the
Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, Trevor's Land Speed Streamliner will be
fitted with unique Mickey Thompson Bonneville LSR (Land Speed Record)
Thrust SSC Supersonic Car - The Final Run 66 - Cockpit View - Black Rock Desert, Nevada - 1997
Thrust SSC Supersonic Car - Historic Archive Footage of the Final Run 66.
View from the Live Cockpit Camera with Supersonic Driver - Wing Commander
Andy Green, OBE, on Black Rock Desert - Nevada, USA. Time - 10:05:00 -
Wednesday 15th October 1997 (Local Time). This was the second of 2
supersonic runs (Runs 65 and 66) that together set the World Land Speed
Record of 763mph or 1228km/h that still holds today more than 12 years
later, and was indeed the FIRST record at supersonic speed!
The Thrust SSC Car is driven by twin Rolls-Royce Spey Engines with 11,000hp
and 50,000lbs thrust! They provide the power to achieve 0 to 600mph in just
16 seconds. Run 66 achieved a peak speed of 771mph - Mach 1.02 - and an
average speed of 766.609mph over the measured mile! The distance covered
during this final run was 14 miles.
In this now historic archive video you'll see the large round "Mach" Speed
Meter on the left side of the various dials - as the car pushes through the
700mph barrier you'll see the Mach Speed Hand rapidly move across the dial
to an indicated peak supersonic Mach Speed of an estimated Mach 1.02 - with
sonic booms being experienced across the desert flats. The main speedometer
is just to the right of the Mach Gauge, and during the run you'll see the
needle move from the top position around the gauge to the max 771 mph! Wow!
You can see all the in-depth project details and various news reports of
the Thrust SSC Car and other historic archive materials on the outstanding
website which is now preserved for archive study at : www.thrustssc.com .
The project was directed by Richard Noble, OBE, who has recently launched a
new project - Bloodhound SSC - with the target of achieving 1000mph - See
the new website - www.bloodhoundssc.com - and join the club now! The Thrust
SSC Car now resides for public viewing, including an impressive cockpit
simulator in the Coventry Transport Museum - England.
Archive Video Courtesy of: SSC Programme Ltd (c)
"Pandalloy Powered" Worlds Fastest Street Car @ 283mph - PPR Standing Mile Guinness World Record
Performance Power Racing Re-Sets the Guinness World Records holding for
Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at 283.232 mph
Johnny Bohmer Owner of Performance Power Racing and Driver of the World
Famous BADD GT, along with Matt Lundy, Lead Design Tech, piloted the 1700+
horse power Ford GT down NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway this week
setting a new Guinness World Record at 283.232 mph in the Standing Mile.
The Standing Mile is an event in which a vehicle, from a dead stop,
accelerates completely through the one mile mark.
"Automotive Racing is the perfect channel to introduce some of the new
technologies we are working on in to the main stream market. The
Pandalloy™ Aluminum Alloys Project through Performance Power Materials,
Inc is very exciting. The multiple series of Aluminums are vastly
outperforming what is on the market today and we are excited to see how far
we can push the limits of performance, and more importantly efficiency to
have a positive impact worldwide. We break records to prove that these
systems and designs really do function and can be implemented on vehicles
of all types." said Johnny Bohmer.
Performance Power Racing is a West Palm Beach based Research and
Development Company working directly with Pratt & Whitney on a new high
specific strength, high temperature tolerant, Aluminum Alloy branded
Pandalloy™. Performance Power has successfully transitioned and
implemented Aerospace Technology in to the Automotive World. Parts were
specifically designed and manufactured out of Pandalloy™ Aluminum Alloys
for the World Record Setting Ford GT. Performance Power successfully proved
that Aerospace Technology can be effectively used to lower emissions,
increase fuel economy, and lower a vehicles carbon footprint through their
performance testing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing
"Our entire team has worked very hard to get here and we are proud to be
able to put an American car in the record books as the fastest street car
in the world." Mr. Bohmer said about the achievement. "By NASA allowing us
access to a one of a kind facility, we are given the opportunity to explore
these technologies and share their benefits. An immense amount of research
and development went in to this 3 year project and we are just scratching
the surface of where these systems can be utilized outside of the racing
Fastest Car Ever Made - Jet car 900 mph -HD
www.objectsofdezire.com - Here comes the Daddy of all the super cars on
With a mind Boggling Speed,which exceeds over 900 mph. (OMG)
If you've ever thought about how great would that be if you could travel
a supersonic speeds to your office ?? well, here's the answer.
Bloodhound SSC 1000 mph rocket car, land speed record attempt
Equinox Graphics is proud to present the visualisation of Bloodhound SSC,
the trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record
and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph (Mach 1.4). The car is being
designed and built in Britain, and Equinox Graphics has had the privilege
of working in association with the design team to bring the car to life.
The minute-long viral video was produced on time and at High Definition
(1920x1080, 25fps, full GI/radiosity) in just three weeks - including
rendering time on our computer cluster.
The animation has proved extremely popular with the world's media, and has
proved to be the ideal medium for engaging the public's imagination. It has
so far been featured on BBC news (TV and online), and on stations as
diverse as CNN and Al Jazeera.
More detail at www.bloodhoundssc.com and www.equinoxgraphics.net
4Sale fastest street car ?? 2000 hp 1963 Pontiac LeMans
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NOT MY CAR!!! Just thought it was a cool video.
This beast sports a twin turbo 522cid
big block Chevy that screams out 1250hp on pump gas and a ridiculous 2000hp
on race gas! Ever go 0 to 150mph in 5 seconds -- Butch can. Butch and his
3700lb Pontiac cruise the local streets (with parachute, of course) and run
the quarter in 7 seconds. How many 70 year old men have the nuts to mash
the throttle on 2000hp? Not sure, but Butch sure does. The Pontiac was
transformed into this behemoth at Nelson Supercars.
FOR SALE - 1963 PONTAIC LEMANS STREET/STRIP WARRIOR
522 CUBIC INCH TWIN turbo, INJECTED,
INTERCOOLED, BIG BLOCK CHEVY MOTOR- MAKES 1250 HP ON PUMP GAS AND 2000 HP
ON RACE GAS! CHASSIS IS A FULL TUBE FRAME CERTIFIED FOR 7.50 ET, A1 turbo 400 TRANSMISSION, PERFORMANCE
DIFFERENTIAL, 9 INCH REAR END. FUEL SYSTEM- PRODUCT ENGINEERING DUAL STAGE
PUMP HARD LINED WITH BULK HEADS ALL THE WAY TO THE ENGINE, COOLING SYSTEM
-RON DAVIS RADIATOR AND AIR TO AIR Intercooler. COMES WITH SPARE RIMS AND
TIRES- 1 SET FOR STREET AND ONE FOR TRACK. THE CAR WAS JUST COMPLETELY
THIS IS THE FASTEST THING WITH CURRENT REGISTRATION YOUR GOING TO FIND!
OWNERS WIFE SAYS IT'S TOO FAST AND HE'S GOT TO GET RID OF IT - FIRST
$79.500.00 TAKES IT. OVER $50K IN THE NELSON RACING ENGINE ALONE.
The Worlds Fastest Car - The Bloodhound SSC
http://www.enfield-ebp.org.uk in partnership with
http://www.bloodhoundssc.com bring the worlds fastest car to London in
order to inspire children to take up science and engineering.
Video Production by Two Fresh Productions