9ff GT-9 - they finally made it: 409 km/h

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. #1 ajzahn, Oct 12, 2008
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  2. 9ff GT-9 - they finally did it: 409 km/h

    Nicely done! Don't suspect that it would be half as reliable as the Veyron. Also, the duct tape is a tad cheating <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  3. 9ff GT-9 - they finally did it: 409 km/h

    it was there 2nd official attempt, the 1st went completely wrong

    in that 2nd attempt it took them jsut 10 mins. to achieve the goal!
  4. God it's such a sexy vehicle
  5. How long did it take to get to 400km/h?
    Because when they used this car in the Top Gear: England vs. Germany episode it was slower than the Z06 in a drag race (and i think the LP640 was faster too)
  6. The gearing and acceleration times for something made for flat out top-speed is *probably* not going to be as quick as a car made for 0-60 times and 1/4 mile.

    i.e. going 400km/h versus 300km/h

    Edit: How much power does this have again?
  7. So all this work to beat the Veyron by 1 kmph?
  8. veyron?
  9. whats the point it took them 8 minutes to reach that speed
  10. stfu what a stupid thing to say
  11. Looks better than the Veyron
  12. this thing is also one of the most brutal cars ever built. Id imagine its almost undrivable at low speeds because of the crazy power and low weight.
  13. Much like Gordons takes on F1 accelerating from 300km/h upwards, this thing must have some interesting in gear times at high speeds... <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  14. awesome.
  15. 7-speed vs. 6-speed?

    I just want to let you know that this is all just my opinion, I have no facts whatsoever to back-up my claims, but this is how it goes in my head.
  16. Any vids?
  17. It's a technical achievement. This is a car that you as a consumer can buy.
  18. #18 SpeedMasterChan, Oct 13, 2008
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    i saw a video of Jan Fatthauer being interviewed by Chris Harris from Autocar, and Jan said he built the 9ff just to be the fastest car in the world. Frankly I'm not with he idea of building a fast car just for the sake of being the fastest in the world and not having the passion to create a marvel of engineering like the Italians do with Ferrari or Maserati.

    Moreover, all that hard work modifying the engine like sh*t, spoiling the good look of a 911 to make it more aerodynamic, stripping it to the bare interior to lose weight, and it beats the Veyron which is a whole lot heavier, has a much nicer interior, is more powerful by only 14BHP, imho it's not really much of a feat...

    Maybe I dont have good vibes with this car, but just voicing my views... :p
  19. I couldn't care less if it's one kp/h faster than the Veyron when it looks like an incredibly cheap, wrecked Porsche.

    They seriously shouldve just created the 1000bhp Carrera GT. If I remember correctly, their preview shots of that looked mega.
  20. Rear view mirrors?
  21. #21 daisho13, Oct 13, 2008
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    So the fastest car in the world (whatever that is at the time) is not a "marvel of engineering"? And of course it is not as finely engineered as they Veyron. It did not have VAG pouring in millions of dollars for 8 years!
  22. Hahaha, I just noticed that.
  23. welll..... Jan didnt have any passion in building his 9ff, did he? and even if you're referring to the 9ff, i dont really see it as a marvel, its just a stripped out f.ugly 911 with a modded engine. (and no, I'm not a Veyron fanboy defending it to the death, im just giving opinions. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>)

    and just in case you're referring to the SSC as the fastest car in the world, well, maybe not a marvel, but still something to respect....
  24. 9ff is passion like crazy. They make totally bonnkers cars just because nothing out there is badass enough for them. Thats passion if you ask me.

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