Drag racing hypercars

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Drag racing hypercars

Postby Hugh Guynes » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:32 am

https://youtu.be/e9FUAvxsrf0 This is a YouTube video posted on Autoweek of a drag race between a LaFerrari , McLaren P1, and a Porsche 918 on a very well prepared track . While all the cars run very quick 1/4 miles times ,however it's the 1/8 mile times which are more representative of how they would do in a typical street race. The 1/8 mile times are ; LaFerrari (950 hp) 7.72 , McLaren P1 (903 hp) 7.39 , Porsche 918 (887 hp) 7.15. Last Oct. I took the Tiger to the drag strip and here are the times: Image I run a 8.8 rear end with 3.27 gears with 225/50 15 drag radials . With the hard top the weight is 2330 lbs. still more than 1000lbs. lighter than any of the three other cars. Just an interesting comparison , not that I would ever see one of those cars on the street in Cincinnati.
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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Mark1A » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:43 pm

^^^ Oh yeah, your Tiger is one hooked-up machine 8) ...and you've definitely "added lightness"!
Maybe those "hyper cars" have heard that you are around and thus avoid your area all together? :?
Good stuff!

Remember what Jerry Porsche always says after he comes back from the drags... "no one want to mess with the xxx man in the Tiger" :mrgreen:
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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Hugh Guynes » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:20 am

It's the new cars that will not run the Tiger. Last year at the dead strip I pulled up next to a C6 Corvette Z06 . He motioned for me to go ahead and after I did a solo run , he also did a solo run. When we got back to the pits , I ask him why he would not race . Hs answer was : "I don't want to be on YouTube getting beat by a 50 year old car."
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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Twin Turbo Tiger » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:34 pm

After being down for over a year the Tiger is back on its PAWS and ready to go to the DynoEdge in Albuquerque to get fired up and retuned .
Went through the motor and put some better parts in, had the tranny redone, put a full cage certed to 8:50.
Installed a killer stereo system and new carpet kit:-)
Have to say it looks good hopefully it runs as good as it looks.
Will keep you all informed

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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Mark1A » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:16 pm

Sounds good Jerry!
(not sure where you would find space for any "killer stereo system" tho - or are you referring to the "stereo" killer Turbos? :roll: )

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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Twin Turbo Tiger » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:29 pm

I wish i could post some pictures but yea its a killer setup

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Re: Drag racing hypercars

Postby Mark1A » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:41 pm

Twin Turbo Tiger wrote:I wish i could post some pictures but yea its a killer setup


If you want to text me some pix... I can work toward putting them up on here.
and good luck with the tuning!

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