!650bhp but only 297.7kph !Think about that

Discussion in '2002 Jaguar XKR Trans-Am' started by DJNitro, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. This cannot be real.650bhp but only 297.7kph. (Ihave to say it this way,because I'm from germany)
    I know other cars like the Viper from Geiger (a tuning factory from germany I think).
    The Viper has 600 bhp and drive 350 kph.
     
  2. Re: !650bhp but only 297.7kph !Think about that

    Hmm, mabey it was GEARED for 185 MPH...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    650Bhp and 300 km/t 185 mph sound quit fair concidering the acceleration speed in these race cars, just remember only a few years ago F1 cars could only go' 290 km/t<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: !650bhp but only 297.7kph !Think about that

    The normal Trans AM car usually geared to go no faster than 185mph, as there is no need to go any faster. Most of the TA race runs on the typical American road course(short and twisty), or temperary street course, they are no long straights like the European tracks....

    And the car that ran in the 24 hours was a special version of the car. With wider tires, taller wing, and bigger engine. The car is capable of going a tad lower than 200mph I believe under the daytona trim.....<!-- Signature -->
     
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    why gear a car to do 220 when that speed cannot be achived on that track
     
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    its cuz its a racecar, its not ment to reach high topspeeds its ment to accelerate good and have good handingskills!
     
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    Its called freaking downforce!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from turbo power</i>
    <b>why gear a car to do 220 when that speed cannot be achived on that track</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    clever question (no joke) with an evident answer contained in the question.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from RacingManiac</i>
    <b>The normal Trans AM car usually geared to go no faster than 185mph, as there is no need to go any faster. Most of the TA race runs on the typical American road course(short and twisty), or temperary street course, they are no long straights like the European tracks....

    And the car that ran in the 24 hours was a special version of the car. With wider tires, taller wing, and bigger engine. The car is capable of going a tad lower than 200mph I believe under the daytona trim.....</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Yeah, what he said.<!-- Signature -->
     
  10. #10 JaguarX, Aug 9, 2002
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    700 HP, 200+ MPH

    6.3 Litre V-8 engine revs to 7000 rpm and produces 700 hp, as well as 550 ft/lbs. of torque
    2550-pound car is capable of 200 mph and a zero to 135-mph quarter mile in 10.88 seconds.

    Stats at top of this page should be updated.
    http://www.jcna.com/library/news/jcna0055.html

    So who says this car isn't fast enough?
    It beats, Viper, Porsche, Ferrari...?
    People... this is what Ford is doing behinds people backs.
    Kodus, for the advancement for the next Jaguar SuperCar... which will not feature a V8, but rather a V12....
    this is what is being done with a v8, what more do you think will be done, whith a V12?
    this is what i'm talking about<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Although 350 is fast it's not really useful anywhere. Even formula 1 cars seldom (if ever) get going 350km/h and I'm pretty sure they're a hell of a lot faster than anything...even the viper <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    the XKR-Trans am in its Le Mans Class win, hit over 300 kph
    that was the reason for the need of speed upgrade
     
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    yeah, but this car kills the viper in the looks department.
     
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    the Jag is just better... It's in a higher class<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>.
     
  15. mother#$%#er, think...

    it is the gear ratio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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