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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanator View Post
    Close, your bike works out to 985bhp per tonne with both on standard fuel. This gains over 30% with racing fuel. I don't think scaling it up this way depicts a real estimate.
    But wouldn't the bike still be faster off the line, just due to the sheer additional inertia needed to get the car moving vs. the bike? Physics was never my expertise, but it seems to me even with less hp per pound, the fact that it would weigh, say, 1/4 of what the car would should result in better acceleration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlcor View Post
    But wouldn't the bike still be faster off the line, just due to the sheer additional inertia needed to get the car moving vs. the bike? Physics was never my expertise, but it seems to me even with less hp per pound, the fact that it would weigh, say, 1/4 of what the car would should result in better acceleration.
    Bikes usually win drag races - mine just pulls a 10 second quarter mile. But a website said the hebbesy F5 does it in 8 so...
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    This gt3 rs aero is insane https://youtu.be/CE-ZCQdpqeg
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    And the Raptor saga continues my God are we buggered up here in the states

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    At least it's getting closer. Just think about all the money you're saving on gas not having it yet, while prices keep going down.

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    I looked the Raptor up when it was first mentioned here. Impressive, but two of those would have trouble passing each other on some of our local roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I looked the Raptor up when it was first mentioned here. Impressive, but two of those would have trouble passing each other on some of our local roads.
    Agreed barely fits in the garage I see myself playing chicken on our small new england back roads where I live

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    It's Monterey Car Week around here, and it's nearly impossible to do any errands without a parade of million dollar toys passing by. My wife tried to snap a few quick pics from the passenger window when we did an errand yesterday, but it's a very small sample. For example, I think half the Porche race team is here for the Concours this weekend. Perhaps there will be some events to keep them out of trouble at Laguna Seca, about 15 miles north of here.

    1948 Jaguar XKE, Lamborghini Huracan, a lowly Porche Carrera track car, and some generic Ferrarii that looked more like a Tesla 300.

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    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Reaching peak car around Carmel this weekend. We went down the hill for an errand on Saturday afternoon, and stumbled into the Ferrari owners club gathering for the west coast. Parked nearby: a vintage Triumph and a Pagani Huayra, a few humble Maserati and other baubles. This car thread is not my usual haunts - I'm a cardiot, so I'll just post these here and shuffle away in my Toyota hybrid. Sniff.

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    Mrs. Skywatch taking photos also...

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    Last edited by skywatch; Aug 21, 2022 at 06:49 AM.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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