This can drive upside down in tullel @ 160.

Discussion in '2000 Saleen S7' started by Benz 280SL, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. According to Steve Saleen, this car creates so much downforce, that it can drive upside down in a tunnel at anyspeeds higher than 160 mph. pretty damn amazing.
     
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    Yes, that's very true. 160 mph is the takeoff speed for a 747, by the way.
     
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    not to be a picky lil beotch but its 165 before it makes enough downforce to hold the car upsidedown
     
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    are you sure of that?? because an f1 car has to do about 100mph to achieve that and a f1 is almost an plane upside down!!! And even the enzo witch geberates MASSES of downforce gets about 775kg at 300km/h(186mph) The enzo even has adjustable flaps under the car to reduce the downforce, because otherwise he wouldn't be able to get his topspeed!!
    It's a briliant car, but i don't really believe it. Do you have some prove about that??
     
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    it might be an exageration. like how wrestling fans describe kane as the "Big Red Machine".
     
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    And I can fly if I think happy thoughts. I think that might have been mistaken for the stunt the LTD in Men In Black did. And what was Steve Saleen's GPA in physics anyway?








    I'd own a ferrari, but mama said no.
     
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    i do believe it was in one of the more recent issues of Road & Track. It featured the S7. Look for the big yellow saleen on the cover.
     
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    Wow the miracles of physics!
     
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    In the July issue of Car and Driver that tested the Ferrari Enzo, the Lambo Murcielago, and the Saleen S7, Saleen is quoted that the body of the S7 makes enough downforce to drive upside down in a tunnel at any speeds over 160, the article didnt say 165, it said 160, "lil beotch." And no, I didn't get this from MIB, u #$%#in jackass. I got it from a magazine that quoted Saleen on this topic. So shove it, all u assholes who dont believe me.
     
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    srry but i still don't believe it. The figure amount of downforce is just to much!!! Have you any idea how stiff the supsension should be to cope with that force??? It should be rockhard!!!perhaps the s7r could do this, but this car??? Nah
     
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    i like ur signature........stick it up ur ass
     
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    first of all, benz280, calm down. geez.

    second of all, wouter, benz is right. seriously. i know its hard to believe, but its true.
     
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    That'd be so funny to see.
     
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    i want one, it looks alot better in person!
     
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    Im assuming to hold the car upside down you have to have as much downforce of the weight of the car? Please correct me if Im wrong, that pretty cool though.
     
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    i think you would have to have more than the weight of the car, cuz u need a little extra to hol youself up there. im not sure either though.

    just wondering........would anyone actually do that? i think i would, at maybe 210 in this car just for the extra...... precaution, for lack of a better word<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
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    One way to find out!
     
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    Its hard to beleive, but for some of these idiots, they wouldnt beleive it if it was on a big red sign and hit them in the face at 200mph, anyways thats amazing they should try it as a stunt sometime
     
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    I know for some of you this seems unbelievable, but believe it people! I doubt Car and Driver would just print a lie like that for the heck of it.
     
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    they should try that
     
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    It still seams too hard to believe. I know I don't.
     
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    Ya i think it would be an awesoem stunt its just for it to first get upside down the ramp you would use to rotate the car would have to have a only a slight incline and twist. If the twist was to great then the car may end up losing the grip from one wheel and end in a crash. It may be possible to get up there and im fairly confident that if it could get upside down it could stay up there.
     
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    Look at all the air intakes on the #$%#ing car! I beleive it.
     
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    F1 cars have enough downforce to lift up man-hole covers. Before races in the street (like Monaco) the man-hole covers are welded in place!! So yeah i think this car could do a stunt like that. I would pay 2 see it!!
     

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