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      08-14-2010, 08:00 PM   #23
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holy f*cking sh*t man!!
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      08-14-2010, 09:40 PM   #24
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I don't see how a car with that aero can hit those speeds. Even with 800hp that front end is pushing so much air at those speeds I just don't see how thats possible. The Veyron has only 200 more horses and was built from the ground up to go fast and it's only got 15mph on a car that was designed as a family hauler. I would love to see proof.
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      08-14-2010, 09:44 PM   #25
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I agree. I'd like to see the drag coefficient to see if this is possible.

Love the sound of it though
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      08-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #26
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Y does the hope page say same top speed as a McLaren F1? The F1 could hit over 241mph
Where have you seen that? As far as I know the fastest recorded speed of the F1 was 240mph.
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      08-15-2010, 01:35 AM   #27
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Hmm...even with 800 HP, 231mph seems a bit suspect, especially since the M5 doesn't have fantastic aerodynamics. I'll have to chip in and say "Video or it didn't happen." Besides, it's coming from the G-power folks. Had it come from Top Gear or InsideLine, then I'd probably have more confidence in the claim.
Huh? The M5 has a Cd of 0.30. It has a great top-end and can break 200mph even in stock-form.
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I don't see how a car with that aero can hit those speeds. Even with 800hp that front end is pushing so much air at those speeds I just don't see how thats possible. The Veyron has only 200 more horses and was built from the ground up to go fast and it's only got 15mph on a car that was designed as a family hauler. I would love to see proof.
The Veyron has a higher Cd (0.36 vs 0.30). I'm not sure how the frontal area compares.

Aerodynamic force also increases with respect to the square of velocity, so it makes sense that the amount of power needed to increase the top speed by 15-20mph is so great.
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I think the front bumper they've used for this emphasizes more function over form, i.e., allows the most airflow possible for the added engine components.
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that thing looks like a rocket from a rolling sstart THat 0-60 time looks real low, probably having really hard time trying lay that power down. Bring that thing to the track with some slicks.
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"veyron only has 15mph on that" Dude you know how much ridiculously more power and and how much more drag there is to cut through for every additional ONE mph after 200mph is?? Just having 15mph more is like gonna take 400 more hp or some seriously body/drag changes to the car.

That is why almost every manufatuer and their mother can make a car that goes 200mph--that aint hard, after that it is like Rip your head of forces of drag that need to be overcome
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"veyron only has 15mph on that" Dude you know how much ridiculously more power and and how much more drag there is to cut through for every additional ONE mph after 200mph is?? Just having 15mph more is like gonna take 400 more hp or some seriously body/drag changes to the car.

That is why almost every manufatuer and their mother can make a car that goes 200mph--that aint hard, after that it is like Rip your head of forces of drag that need to be overcome
I don't disagree but I would still love to see proof. I have spent a lot of time in the Veyron as well as other crazy fast supercars and I have a hard time with that MPH claim.
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      08-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #35
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I wonder if that is with stock gears
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0-100km/h is not that impressive for that amount of power despite the weight. I suspect as some have, that it cannot put that power down to the ground. 0-200km/h is around about the likes of Porsche GT2 RS and Ferrari 458 italia. However, after this is where horsepower rules. To 300km/h the gt2 rs is approx 30s and the 911 turbo is about 40s.

So to be honest you wont be showing off its superiority unless you're on a clear autobahn. For daily driving there wont be much opportunity to let the beast loose.
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It doesn't sounds as good compared to when it's NA
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