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Old 08-28-2007, 02:36 PM   #21
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For that kind of money I'd rather have a Caterham or Noble and spend the leftover money on a vacation...Or a Aston Martin Vantage... or see if a Radical can be imported. I saw a Top Gear episode where they made a grown man damn near cry on the track giving him a ride in a Radical. Good ****.
The DP1 would rape anything this side of a few forumulas and a Caparo T1.

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With only 2.25 pounds for each of the 375 horsepower of its custom 2.8L V8, the power/weight ratio matches that of a modern Indy car. The chassis squeezes over 1.5g cornering from DOT-legal performance tires. And that's before downforce kicks in. A proprietary lightweight AWD system delivers the power to the ground. Many enthusiasts are familiar with the concept of a Traction Circle, defining a car's abilites to generate g forces in all directions - braking, cornering and acceleration. Except that in most cars the Traction Circle is not really a circle. The O is really a D with acceleration typically falling far short of the other abilites. Besides the lack of power, there is usually a lack of traction to use even whatever power that is there, relying on electronics to keep tires from spinning helplessly. The dp1 addresses both these issues. With power and traction that facilitate acceleration of over 1.5g it matches mechanical (non-downforce) cornering and braking. A perfect circle. It is my personal definition of well-rounded performance. To match dp1's potential, a million-dollar Bugatti Veyron supercar would need 1,850 horsepower and 3-foot-wide tires! Read below for a detailed explanation of this claim. Advanced simulations indicate 0-60 mph time of around 2.0 sec and 0-100 mph time around 4.2 sec for the dp1. These numbers are almost identical to a Formula1 car. Click the image for a larger version showing a sample sim result.
But the Hartley isn't even installed yet into the DP1, it is current being put into his atom. He has a great site, read through his entries. He has owned a bunch of amazing cars and given full writeups on them.
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The DP1 would rape anything this side of a few forumulas and a Caparo T1.



But the Hartley isn't even installed yet into the DP1, it is current being put into his atom. He has a great site, read through his entries. He has owned a bunch of amazing cars and given full writeups on them.
He doesn't go into the suspension on his cooper (whose springs?) and won't reply to inquiries about it.

Too busy building cool ****
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:28 PM   #23
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The DP1 would rape anything this side of a few forumulas and a Caparo T1.
True as that may be, even if it was street legal my *** would be in eternal pucker if I was behind the wheel. That Caparo, ******* amazing car.
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I'll take 2.

That thing is stupendous. I remember back last year when I first found out about that I couldn't get over that engine and how blindingly fast it must be. It's like some kind of insane shifter kart. I want one of those engines... bad.
With the money you spend with FM i bet you can afford 2 :gay:
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:00 PM   #25
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FM is expensive. At least I got the cheapest kit they sell (no electronics). And at least I didn't spend my money on a pickup truck!

You have no idea though, some of the people who live in Malibu could seriously get someone one of those as a ******* birthday present. hmm I guess now is the time to start badgering lol. I met a guy with...

2 CGT's, and enzo, ruf r-turbo, zonda, 575, 360 challenge, 430 challenge, 430 vert, porsche rsr racecar, 360 cs, lotus exige s2, 997 gt3, M5, and a 997 gt3 cup car.
And all of those were in a giant garage on a piece of property that must have been worth 2mil on its own, right by the beach.
I have some pics I'll see if I can find them.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:03 AM   #26
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Please do especially since the Zonda isn't federalized for U.S.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:18 AM   #27
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Well I've seen one on the road, and I think this guy's had plates. I'll get on those pics.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:40 AM   #28
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Sorry some of the pics suck, my friend was taking them... hes azn lol.
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jesus herbert christ on rubber crutches!
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i went to Malibu, once, and got mixed up, and thought i was on my way to Santa Monica, and ended up in Oxnard.
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I forgot, he also has another 997gt3 rs that he races in american le mans? I think. And he has a race trailer for that, plus a collection of race wheels and tires that made just tires look whimpy. Along with crazy carbon fiber Ferrari race car parts. That place was like heaven.
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There's a loophole that Noble exploits where if the engine and chassis are shipped separately it qualifies as a kit car. Perhaps that's how he has it here? Or maybe he got it and it's registered as off road?
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Also, I know Pagani is working on the North American market, but from what I've read he doesn't know if he's going to do it with the Zonda or the new car he's brewing up. Definitely the new car though since it's easy to design the required crap in during developement.
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I think with the money that that guy had he could pretty much register what he wanted. And I saw a blue zonda out here right when they came out a few years back and that really threw me. They look so amazing in real life though.

And sorry for veering this thread off of the original topic.
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how did he park that ferrari by the stairs ????
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... Reverse skills?
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Word, it's not that hard, I can park a car in a parking spot dead straight backing in. Nose in is another story.
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i mean look at the door, its next to the stairs unless he crawled out the passenger door
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i mean look at the door, its next to the stairs unless he crawled out the passenger door

nah, it looks like the stairs are open underneath, so the door probably opens right up. :-)
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Wow! It's like a boner museum.
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