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« on: 19/01/2009 17:10:18 »
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/gp-limo

Not your standard Grand Prix car, this stretched version seats 7 -- including the driver. Put simply, "there have been efforts in the past to create tandem or 1+2 versions of F1 chassis, but this is taking it to the next level." Click here for first picture in gallery.



 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2009 18:45:15 »
(insert american accent stuff here) Awesome !!

I wanna ride....me me me me me me !!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/01/2009 21:13:27 »
Next Tuesday?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2009 21:24:03 »
 ;D .......aren't I cruising the  'Sophie' next Tuesday ?  ;)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/01/2009 22:12:48 »
How fast can that thing go? Like a normal F1?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/01/2009 23:07:30 »
How fast can that thing go? Like a normal F1?

I wouldn't have thought so. Look at the extra weight for a start.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 20/01/2009 00:42:53 »
Extra weight would influence acceleration, not top speed. It would also limit speed in turns, so overall lap times would be slower.

However, I doubt that normal mortals would fair well during a trip with a regular F1 racer when driven to the edge by a professional driver. The physical condition of a regular person limits the performance of the car in practice. Or better, the insurance companies and lawyers in the US will not allow such a car to go that fast.

I drove a go-kart in an indoor kart racing rink in Montreal once. First I signed a stack of legal forms and 10 minutes later I was sick, my neck hurt from the forces on my head, and I had a cracked rib because I slid sideways into the barrier. the edge of my seat did the damage. And I was the slowest on the track! It was very fast for indoors but the top speed was not at all - maybe 50km/h. It was fun, but only for about 2 minutes.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/01/2009 00:46:24 »
Uh, ouch! I slid a go-kart once and it nearly went toppling over, that could have broken my neck. I heard somewhere that an F1 driver can lose as much as 5 kilograms of body weight during a race! The temperature inside the car can get over 50 degrees.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/01/2009 01:53:16 »
Si, I want to ride. I wonder how many are they going to build? :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/01/2009 01:54:13 »
You might need some training first.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/01/2009 02:03:36 »
You might need some training first.
I feel capable of doing it, there are no limits for me. [8D] :D :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 20/01/2009 02:32:02 »
You wouldn't want the other passagers throwing up on you, tell them to get some training too!





« Last Edit: 20/01/2009 02:56:48 by Chemistry4me »
 

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« Reply #12 on: 20/01/2009 14:12:09 »
Extra weight would influence acceleration, not top speed.

Yes - but it would take longer to reach top speed. You would not be able to brake so fast either. Slower acceleration & longer braking times means there is less scope for reaching top speed. If you were on a track with a long straight then maybe you could reach top speed briefly. But I doubt it would be acheivable on most motor racing circuits.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 20/01/2009 14:46:15 »
I doubt whether you could reach top speed irrespective of distance, due to the principles of drag....(assuming that you didn't have a rocket for an engine instead..)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 20/01/2009 19:31:51 »
I doubt whether you could reach top speed irrespective of distance, due to the principles of drag....(assuming that you didn't have a rocket for an engine instead..)

Very true
 

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« Reply #15 on: 20/01/2009 21:30:19 »
I doubt whether you could reach top speed irrespective of distance, due to the principles of drag....(assuming that you didn't have a rocket for an engine instead..)

Very true
I concur, also remember the possibility of getting 0 visibility after the passengers puke.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 20/01/2009 22:16:57 »
Ok, ok. It would not reach the speed of a F1 racer for several reasons. Mass, aerodynamics, and assumed engine size. Acceleration would be less, speed in turns would be less, lap time would be less, top speed would be less.

I wonder if they will be able to even run it on a F1 or Indycar race course that has turns (left and right). The pictures look like it is used on a oval race course.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 20/01/2009 22:27:57 »
The pictures look like it is used on a oval race course.

Or, preferably, just in a straight line. I bet it's got a turning circle like that of an oil tanker.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 20/01/2009 23:53:32 »
Or, preferably, just in a straight line.
Go do it in Utah.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 21/01/2009 01:08:05 »
Will it be going around Monte Carlo?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 21/01/2009 16:54:23 »
Will it be going around Monte Carlo?

Somehow I doubt it.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 21/01/2009 18:36:36 »
There seems to be a common misconception that the (increase in) weight of a vehicle has no effect on it's potential maximum speed.

Extra weight results in extra rolling resistance. For a given power available, maximum speed of a vehicle depends on air resistance, gradient resistance, and rolling resistance, the latter being stated as a percentage of total weight.




 

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« Reply #22 on: 22/01/2009 05:18:23 »

Do you think that thing can do burnouts?
 

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