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Old 08-10-2012, 03:22 AM   #12561
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I have a hard time believing 700hp LS miata vs 800hp Vette losing. Am i wrong in the 700vs800 and the weight would make the Miata win. Maybe booze is speaking
At the speeds they are probably going weight means very little compared to aerodynamic drag. And +100hp is not exactly a trivial amount.
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:57 AM   #12562
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Your agumant is invalid.


Haha, just F'ing. It was a honest question.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:08 AM   #12563
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At the speeds they are probably going weight means very little compared to aerodynamic drag. And +100hp is not exactly a trivial amount.
From the video,

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Like MNIVET said he was on 9 pounds, he had previously turned it down from 15 pounds for a auto x event and that my friends is a WORLD of difference not saying he would have beat him just saying it would have been different
He dynod (Or at least claims) 700+@15lbs, not 9lbs.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #12564
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I laughed when I put my new tag on.
Im getting the new VA "Don't tred on me" plate when I get a new car.

I'm mad because "LLA POH" is already taken.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #12565
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Awesome, Thanks Petrol and Brain.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:15 AM   #12566
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I'm mad because "LLA POH" is already taken.
I don't get it. 'splain, Lucy.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #12567
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I have a hard time believing 700hp LS miata vs 800hp Vette losing. Am i wrong in the 700vs800 and the weight would make the Miata win. Maybe booze is speaking
Couple quick points.

That vette is at 800rwhp (950+ crank) on a D1, built motor and, most importantly, a built auto. It's a serious, serious car that also has a huge aero advantage over the miata with it's top down and roll bar exposed.

And as previously mentioned the miata was on 9lbs which is no where near the power needed to take on that monster vette.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #12568
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I would have called the Vette as the winner, looking at specs. Easily actually.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #12569
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #12570
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Sit got real in this onboard video at the NASA race at Road Atlanta last weekend. You'll see why ti's really important to check your mirrors at about 6:20 because they were hitting about 145mph through there in those cars. I've been shotgun in a GT3 RS that hit 161 before braking at that next left turn.

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Interesting. I just realized I have that track memorized from playing Forza 4.
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Interesting. I just realized I have that track memorized from playing Forza 4.
I'm pretty confident I could go to any track from Forza or GT and at least not be completely lost and catch on really quickly. I at least know roughly the braking points and the best lines.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #12573
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Lol @ BMW at 7:40

NASA-SE August 4th, Sat session 2 combined DE 3 and 4 on Vimeo
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is it even fun to drive cars so slow?
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Should my laptop be choking on that video? Playback is extremely choppy, even after I turned "HD" off on the video.

Intel Core2 Duo U9400 @ 1.40GHz

I checked task manager and the CPU is running 95-100% the whole time the video is playing.



EDIT: Actually, what's eating up the CPU cycles is some stupid thing called wlcomm.exe which apparently automatically updates contacts for Windows Live Messenger. Uninstalling Live Messenger and downloading Pidgin.

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:46 PM   #12576
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is it even fun to drive cars so slow?
Less so in the straights, but if braking and cornering are at the edge of limits of tire adhesion it is an enthralling handful to control. And you still need to pick your braking points, turn in points, and driving line for every turn. Most cars are far less interesting when driven in a straight line, though.

Do you ever watch Top Gear? Economy cars and even city buses can be fun at their limits.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:27 PM   #12577
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I have a hard time believing 700hp LS miata vs 800hp Vette losing. Am i wrong in the 700vs800 and the weight would make the Miata win. Maybe booze is speaking
Comparatively in that configuration the Miata would have crummy aerodynamics, nose heavy weight distribution, and undersize tires.

Besides that street racing is for douchbags. They would probably both get beat by a spec miata with ~100hp on a road course.

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They wanted me to watch this.



Look what my bro found in NY.

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