The Topspeed?

Discussion in '1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette' started by GT90 fan, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. A 400 km/h-corvette.
    That is streetlegal.
    That is litle hard to belive. I have seen 1000 bhp-corvettes
    that had a weight of 900 kg, at they didŽt broke
    370 km/h. But if the topspeed is true, than why dont they
    be in the recordbooks and withn this title, that shut make
    a lot of money, so they can produce it....
     
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    i agree such a fantastic car and it ain produced what a shame
     
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    It has a high top speed but it doesn't exactly excelerate very fast in comparison to other high performance cars.
     
  4. #4 khari, Feb 17, 2003
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    Bugatti aplyed 4 the record this year, and got it
     
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    Well, good for them.
     
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    Quote - "A 400 km/h-corvette.
    That is streetlegal.
    That is litle hard to belive. I have seen 1000 bhp-corvettes
    that had a weight of 900 kg, at they did}t broke
    370 km/h. But if the topspeed is true, than why dont they
    be in the recordbooks and withn this title, that shut make
    a lot of money, so they can produce it.... "

    The gearing is tuned for Topspeed only. That's one of the reasons.Quote - "A 400 km/h-corvette.
    That is streetlegal.
    That is litle hard to belive. I have seen 1000 bhp-corvettes
    that had a weight of 900 kg, at they did}t broke
    370 km/h. But if the topspeed is true, than why dont they
    be in the recordbooks and withn this title, that shut make
    a lot of money, so they can produce it.... "

    The gearing is tuned for Topspeed only. That's one of the reasons.
     
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    hell yeah
     
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    does anyone know where this car is? like can you go see it at a car show or anything?
     
  10. #10 Turboro, Apr 13, 2007
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    Here is the link to the official printed speed record documentation:
    http://www.z06-corvette.com/super/corvette-sledgehammer-11.jpg

    it was not recognized as record, not because it isn't a production cars, but there wheren't any independed official as whitness to state the record, this is also writen in this story as well, anyway this car never got the attention it needed cause it was too early, but is still unbeaten since its topspeed is proven, which is done sofar by only of the:
    Callaway = 410km/h
    Veyron = 402km/h (AMS) and 407km/h (Topgear)
    Koenigsegg = 388km/h
    McLaren F1 = 386km/h
     
  11. #11 Ford rulez, Oct 5, 2007
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    Dauer 962 LeMans = 415km/h
     
  12. It was offered to be reproduced, but nobody took up the offer. This was the fastest street-legal car until a couple years ago. An amazing feat for a time when most American cars were still s*#@.
     
  13. No it wasn't, the Dauer 962LM beat it just 4 years later, more than 14 yrs. ago.
     

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