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Sean Costello Oct 08, 2006, 10:52pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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FordGT90Concept Oct 08, 2006, 10:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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^ Right up there. ;)

http://www.supercars.net/cars/695.html

Aw, they got rid of a lot of the good stuff. :( Sooooo... Google is your friend :)
http://www.google.com/search?q=Ford+GT90+Concept


Edit: Oooo Wikipedia is on their game :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GT90

Blah, Wiki's entry sucks... Here's a much more accurate page:
http://www.ucy.ac.cy/ucy/cc/vassilis/cars/gt90.html

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Sean Costello Oct 08, 2006, 10:59pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Jeez i couldn't have guessed in a million years that was you favorite car ;)

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FordGT90Concept Oct 08, 2006, 11:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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How about two million years? XD

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Sean Costello Oct 08, 2006, 11:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Favorite Cars
Maybe :D

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Liquid Shadow Oct 08, 2006, 11:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Porsche Carrera GT or 1960s Mustang.



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FordGT90Concept Oct 08, 2006, 11:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 08, 2006, 11:42pm EDT

 
>> Re: Favorite Cars
That's another one I'd add to my list: the '94 10.0L BOSS Mustang. 855 hp, 790 lb-ft, 0-60 in under two seconds... what a hog. :D

http://www.svt.ford.com/flash/concept_pdf/svebossmustang.pdf

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G. G. Oct 09, 2006, 12:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Sean,

I tell ya what..... a 1994 Pontiac Trans Am was one of my two choices back in '94... it was that and a 94' Miata...... Dang..... what two totally different worlds... I grew up in a Mopar family. That 94' Pontiac Trans AM was going to be red with tan leather interior..... But what made me pick my '94 Miata (red with tan leather interior) was TOTALLY on the basis of insurance cost... LOL !!!! The TA was double the cost over the Miata.... Actually it surprised me because I had thought the reverse because the Miata being smaller and it was totally made overseas. But the insurance agent gave me a quick 101 on why the TA was more expensive.. LOL Now you guys have seen my Miata and how well I have kept it looking up to this day.... It is a great little car.. The TA would have been nice too.

Hey GT..... I can do 0-60 in 2 secs today...... but it will be on my GSXR-750 Suzuki :cool:

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FordGT90Concept Oct 09, 2006, 12:09am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 09, 2006, 12:13am EDT

 
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Blah, throw a ton on the back and then see how it'll do. :P Also, I said under 2 seconds (1.9 sec official). That's without NOS, turbo chargers, superchargers, etc., just pure pony power (and torque). Even a Bugatti Veyron can't pull those numbers. XD

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G. G. Oct 09, 2006, 12:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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HAHAHAHAH :)

I can do it in 2 secs on my Suzuki GSXR-750 because it is all about power to weight ratio... yes... in your case you'll need alot more ponies to overcome that extra mass... yes i know... in my case.... no force induction, no nitro, no extra gimmicks.... just pure 750cc mounted in a very light weight (at least for its time) 420lbs gross mass..... pushing out 101HP at the rear wheels (hitting the ground HP)..... plus my light ass of wet dripping weight of 115lbs. :) It's bad enough just to keep the front wheels on the ground....

oh by the way.... Today's production bike.... like a Suzuki GSXR-1000 '06 has about 145HP rear wheels to the ground and weighs in about 410lbs gross weight.

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FordGT90Concept Oct 09, 2006, 12:27am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Oct 09, 2006, 12:34am EDT

 
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Actually, the BOSS has a higher power to weight ratio than your bike does--the difference is aerodynamics. A 6' wide car has a lot more air to move out of the way than a 1' wide bike.
Your bike: 0.24 bhp/lbs
BOSS: 0.29 bhp/lbs

I'd still take the car though--it roars, not whines. :P *insert Tim Allen grunt here*


The GSX-1000 unfortunately has my third favorite beat: the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition
Bike: 0.35
S7: 0.34
It could have it beat in aero dynamics though considering it is a thoroughbred racer. ;)

At least hte S7 is a car I can have for a cool $555,000 USD. :D
http://www.supercars.net/cars/3573.html

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G. G. Oct 09, 2006, 12:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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ROFLMA .... I know what you mean... rooooaaaarrrrrrrrr... a good sound.

take off is one thing...... then the top end is another.... it's all about gearing... it's all about the bottom end or all about the top end and there somewhere in between...


Dont know if you seen this before.... but take a look... I think it is great on where each vehicle type has its favorite spot on speed... :)

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/11970/Jet_vs_Bike_vs_Car.html

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FordGT90Concept Oct 09, 2006, 12:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Notice how the jet didn't pass the car until the car got way over--the thrust would have blown the car off the runway. Also, if the pilot wanted to get the jet off the ground fast, he could have thrown on the afterburners. :P

Anywho, the BOSS is fast because it has fatties on it stock. The Saleen S7 does 0-60 in 2.6 sec which is respectable but considering it's tires aren't near as wide. Here's a good article on it:
http://www.fast-autos.net/vehicles/Saleen/2006/S7_Twin-Turbo_Competition/


Edit: I just love all the freakish noises coming out of jets...would make for a good horror film. XD

And... uh, is that a Porsche 911 Turbo/Carrera...and a EuroFighter? Neither are the best performing. :P e.g. a C-130 Hercules with JATO can accelerate faster. XD

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Wildwood Oct 09, 2006, 01:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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1969 GTO Convertable....it's a beautiful thing....

http://ultimategto.com/cgi-bin/showcar.cgi?type=lot&pic=/1...9c_00001_1

Had one in 1978 with a six-pack, a 400CID engine, performance cam, balanced, Headers, free-flow, and a Hearst 4 speed, 16" 50's in the rear and 15" 60's in the front. I miss that car.

Same color as the one in the pic.


G. G. Oct 09, 2006, 11:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I remember as a kid back in the early 70's my father at one point had a silver Old's Hurst 442. I'll have to dig around at my folks house one day to see if I can find a pic of it..

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Beavis Khan Oct 09, 2006, 11:21am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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1972 Cadillac Coupe de Ville!

http://www.100megsfree4.com/cadillac/cad1970/cad72.htm

Gotta love a car with a 472cc engine (that's 7.7L for those in metric-land). A buddy of mine in high school had the '72 Sedan de Ville - the engine put out so much torque, a light rev in neutral would rock the whole car side to side. That buttery soft suspension may have had something to do with that too.

Probably my all-time favorite, though, is the Lamborghini Countach. I was utterly obsessed with them in grade school.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_Countach

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G. G. Oct 09, 2006, 11:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Beavis,

Yes.... That Countach has to be my all time favorite as I was growing up... even today I would love to have it because of the nastalgua(?) and ever so foundly during the days of Cannon Ball Run... :)

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Wildwood Oct 09, 2006, 02:51pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Oh yeah...Old's 442. The real ones are very hard to find anymore. Nice car!

And the countach was my fantasy car too at one time.As for Cannon ball run, the driver of the Countach was also a fantasy worth recalling...:cool:


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Wildwood Oct 09, 2006, 03:05pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Adrienne Barbeau...........................Nice....ummm......chest.....Must breath well....

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Jumping moron Oct 09, 2006, 05:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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this is my favourite car ;););)
http://www.zandbak.net/classic/89dtm/005.jpg

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