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Old 01-10-2002, 09:17 AM   #1
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Default Re: Hayabusa-powered race car

OK, so how much does it cost?

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Old 01-10-2002, 09:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Hayabusa-powered race car

Cool!!! But how fast is it compared the the two wheeled Busa ?????





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Old 01-10-2002, 10:09 AM   #3
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That's sweet! I was just thinking about the same thing recently, with a Hahn Racecraft turbo for about 300 Hp, and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. I would use a different body though, something like a Lola Indy car from about '70, and try to get it registered for street use.......heh heh heh.....
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Old 01-10-2002, 10:27 AM   #4
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I thought the zx12 had more hp than the busa?....and the gsxr1000 had a higher power-to-weight ratio than either the zx12 or the busa!



I know it's nitpicking...but the busa doesn't top the list of most hp....
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Old 01-10-2002, 11:50 AM   #5
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Well given the fact that it weighs in at just under 1000lbs, and has a HP reading of 175, I would say it's pretty damn fast.



Most cars don't even produce 175HP, and they'll usually top out somewhere above 110MPh. Given the fact that this car is geared differently, and far more aerodynamic - I would have to estimate somewhere around 150Mph which isn't the 200 the busa pushes, but is still pretty damn fast.
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Old 01-10-2002, 02:13 PM   #6
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Default Don't forget the curves....

...don't forget the one thing that (sport) cars are better at then bikes, Ripping around a corner at break-neck speed! with the sound of a bike engine right behind you! Sounds like fun.
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Old 01-10-2002, 03:08 PM   #7
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Cool, somebody finally figured out how to make a Hayabusa handle good!!



Don't let Harley hear about this.............
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Old 01-10-2002, 06:52 PM   #8
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zcars seems to agree. (But they use two just to make sure they have enough oomph.)

http://www.zcars.co.uk/



0-60 2.8 s and 0-100 6.6 s , not too shabby.
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Old 01-10-2002, 08:55 PM   #9
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I'd prefer the GSX-R/4 roadster. Much better looking and (could be made) road legal.
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Old 01-10-2002, 09:05 PM   #10
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Default Re: Don't forget the curves....

Street legal sports cars aren't that much faster through curves. I read two different tests which pitted a bike against a car, a CBR 900 RR against an NSX in Willow Springs and an R1 against Dodge Viper GTS in Nurgburgring (did I spell that correctly?). In the tightest of curves the cars were faster but not by much, and in the high speed sweepers bikes were faster. A friend of mine who had a modified Ford Sierra Cosworth 4X4 with 400 horses confirmed this, saying he never felt as confident in his car in high speed sweepers compared to his '94 ZX9R. I think cars are more susceptible to understeering in these conditions.

As for the race cars, of course that is a different story. Hey MO, how 'bout a comparision of sportsbikes & sportscars?

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