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Post Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:37 pm

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http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/srt- ... 2015-06-03

Looks like I'm not alone in the "let's try to make an actual car out of engines that would be more suited to a plane" department lol. "Test the limits of human physiology" eh?
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:27 pm

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That's way too extreme! :lol:
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:57 pm

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For us in Australia land, there's a new Atom-like car coming out... Weighs 700kg. Has 700bhp. Looks a bit like a Ford Indigo concept. I would post the link but phone browser just doesn't let me paste in this field for some strange reason...
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:58 pm

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http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/quan ... 2015-06-03

There. Gosh. If there were a way to merge the two posts that would get rid of my pointless double post :P
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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:40 am

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2.7 liter twin supercharged 4 cylinder? 700bhp!!! Madness.
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Post Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:00 pm

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nialloftara wrote:2.7 liter twin supercharged 4 cylinder? 700bhp!!! Madness.


The photo's don't show the engine bay but I suspect this is the Hilux 2.7L as the drifters have learnt to screw crazy performance figures out of them :)
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:20 pm

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From a Hilux!?

I learn something new every day :lol:
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:39 pm

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Nope apparently it's the mother of all honda K motors.
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Post Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:31 pm

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http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/lm2- ... 2015-03-25

And now america fires another salvo in the "way too much power" stakes.

Scary how similar these specs are to that of my Mephisto... 290mph top speed, 8s quarter mile, 4s to 100mph...
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:30 am

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Less power and less weight and a better chance of actually being made. http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/hennessey-venom-f5-revealed-2014-08-04
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:28 pm

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many cars today would have "aircraft engines" from planes back in the 1950's and 1960's, such as a promo video i seen of a dc-6 (maybe a dc-7, forgot which) where they said the engines had 250 horsepower each and then in the video he had only one engine running saying the plane was still easily flyable, and nowadays my car that I'm getting (Chevy trailblazer) has 291 horsepower, so that would be technically "aircraft engine" (sorry i just had to say this)
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:30 pm

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Dc6 had 2500hp dc7 had 3250hp
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Post Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:08 pm

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According to this, DC-6 had 2100hp, but still a far cry above 250.

DC-4 had 1450hp and DC-7 indeed had 3250hp.

Lockheed Constellation had 2500hp though.

Even the DC-2 has over 700hp per engine! This is pretty close to some modern production engines.

Stinson A, powered by 2 Lycoming R-680 260hp engines was used in the mid-30's.
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Post Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:05 pm

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http://m.leftlanenews.com/photos/italia ... e-2-0.html

It seems that the hypercar concept shares relatively similar design language. I can't help but think this looks rather similar in principle to Mercury...
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Post Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:20 am

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Modern piston engines in Cessnas are often ~200hp or a bit more.

With most of them being OHV Flat 4s.

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