This is the fastest?

Discussion in '1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette' started by Discector, Aug 9, 2002.

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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Vision K2</i>
    <b>fisrt off, Chevy SUKX. and for all u people out there that say but it is an 88, shut up, ford back in 1967, made a car that would go 220mph, and that was with only 500bhp, how come this has to has 380 more bhp, and it only gose 34.7mph. faster?, why because the designe suckes, and this thing can't turn well. therefor the gt40's kiss this things ass for when it was made, and they can turn.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    When aerodynamic drag predominates, power required increases as the cube of the speed. So, that Ford (and which Ford are we talking about, by the way?) that could do 220 mph on 500 hp would require a bare minimum of 776 hp to go 254.7. To put it another way, the Sledgehammer "only" needs 567 hp to go 220 mph. Don't forget, it also needs enough ground clearance to be street legal, must wear license plates front and back, and must generate enough downforce to be stable at 254.7, all of which makes drag and costs horsepower. Was all that true of the Ford?
     
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    It all figures with them, they're just pissed off because they hate domestics and they don't have anything that can beat it. I'm not totally sure about this, but isn't the fastest production car the ZR-1 - 228MPH avg. over 24 hours?
     
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    The fastest production car ever is the McLauren F1. I don't think a ZR-1 ever reached that speed, not without after markets any way. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    this car wasnt made to be a great looking rounded exclusive looking car, it was made for speed. It acheieves this and iof you cannot appreciate that, then tough because it's fact.

    Besides, look at it, it DOES look good, and it's extremely aerodynamic <IMG SRC="http://www.supercarforums.com/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
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    Is the Mclaren really a production car? How many of them did they make a year, and did they even use machines to put it together?

    Hey, I'm a Chevy guy, but give it to Ford. They make great SUV's. Dodge has the best Diesel engines, but they got the worst tranny. Chevy uses the best everything, and make great all around products.

    I'll post something else when I think about it more.
     
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    alls i can say to everyone is yes this is the fastest...think not as what it looks like but whats done to it....and if you say you know of a faster car...think of it as this is the fastest STREET LEGAL car. =-)<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I like chevy, but it's definitely not a production car, it's just a record-breaking car.
     
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    vipers are faster friends got one goes 260+
     
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    <b>vipers are faster friends got one goes 260+</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    So, uh, when and where did this happen? And do you have any proof, you know, timeslips, or witnesses (besides yourself), or anything like that?
     
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    <b>GM plain and simple kicks ass...I have respect for all cars just like everyone should. Even a pissy Escort GT or Sunfire GT I have respect for...any car can go fast and look nice if you put the money into it btw. Also how is this car ugly? Its a 88 vette...you can't compare it to a Mclaren F1 or something like that...its an 88 vette that can go 254.7mph jeez people!! Does 10's in 1/4 mile time. Come on. Does it have to fly to impress some of you or what?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Actually this is only the fastest car with a posted speed on this site it's not that spectacular though seriously, in my personal opinion this car does look nice, the Veilside Supra does go faster, I've come to the conclusion that this is an American owned site because they do not put up stats of cars that go just as fast or faster than this car, speed is all in the gearing seriously take a mustang drop a ford 35? (Don't know the equivalant engine size)redue the gearing, maybe add a few mods (You've got like $390000 to spend on this car) I mean it doesn't have to be ford it could be anything, hell get a Pinto and do the mods I'm sure that for the price your home tuned car will out do this, and the thing that made me lauph about this quote is that although I respect that you stick by the GM company you must first learn the the Escort GT was actually a Ford product<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>there was a land speed trial done down here in New Zealand and there was a 1300hp R34 skyline that did 415Kph with a 0 - 100 in 2.4 sec......</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    I know its not street legal.. I can tell you that by the 0-60 time ( with that much HP .. and I am assuming gobs of torque, you would need slicks to put down that time). Therefore.. that car could be competing for the fastest stock body car ( which is held by a 1600HP firbird, and I believe 2nd place is also another firebird)</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Slicks are not needed on a top speed run unless the course is quite tight (which may have been the case in New Zealan). Either the car is street legal after you swap the slicks for road tires, or it isn't.

    Could we get some more details on the Skyline so that we can make a proper determination as to whether this was a supercar or merely another super race car (many of which can easily exceed 415 kph)?
     
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    actually it didnt use slicks but it used tyres as close to slicks as possible but still be road legal.......
     
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    WTF, of course it is a bloody production car... its a Nissan Skyline R34 GTR...... not production my ass....
     
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    Back in japan it has also done a 1/4 mile in 8.62 sec using 315/35/17 STREET LEGAL Nitto NT555R tyres...
     
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    these cars that u guys r menyoning seem pretty sweet, wait #$%#ing awesome; but what do they do in the slalom, the skidpad, around a track, i bet u that the Koenig F50 would destroy just about any of these cars on a track!!!!
     
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    yeah u r probly rite bout that, im sure a F50 or Mclaren or something like that would kill these around a track or whatever, BUT this debae is about the TOP SPEED, not the fastest around Laguna Seca etc..........
     
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    -This car is fast
    -This car is ugly
    -Dont tell me that @ 254mph this car wil be able to turn!!
    -Veilside Supra is fast, but not this fast
    -Vipers dont go this fast they'll blow up!!! damn Vipers!! lol
    -and this is a custom car, you know what that means, ONLY ONE OF THEM YOU DOORKNOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    -P.S i was joking about the Vipers!!! dont take me seriously, just foolin wit ya
     
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    -This car is fast
    -This car is ugly
    -Dont tell me that @ 254mph this car wil be able to turn!!
    -Veilside Supra is fast, but not this fast
    -Vipers dont go this fast they'll blow up!!! damn Vipers!! lol
    -and this is a custom car, you know what that means, ONLY ONE OF THEM YOU DOORKNOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    -P.S i was joking about the Vipers!!! dont take me seriously, just foolin wit ya </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Tell me, are u ment to turn @ 254 mph?????
    and bout that coment of the custom car and only one of them, WTF this is a highly modified Nissan Skyline R34 GTR, and if u know n e thing bout the NZ car scene, this isnt the only one, but there are thousands of modified skylines around NZ, Austraila and japan......., so yes it is custom, but it is not the only one.......
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from snyper</i>
    <b>these cars that u guys r menyoning seem pretty sweet, wait #$%#ing awesome; but what do they do in the slalom, the skidpad, around a track, i bet u that the Koenig F50 would destroy just about any of these cars on a track!!!!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    Tru e very true...but remmber man cars like the F50 and mclaren ......lot of research and lots and lots of money into that research......but this is about tuning cars.....its a chevy man...and look at what it can do...not some high perfomance car costing $1,000,000......itrs all abt the tuning......skill..<!-- Signature -->
     
  20. Re: This is the fastest?(my ass)

    i'm gonna say this again, this car could never be claimed as the fastest car because only one was made, because it was tuned and because it was made for only one guy only for him. and it was really a very bad quality car. the fastest car now is the Bugatti. and by the way, this car is ugly<!-- Signature -->
     
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    This is the fastest ever. How can a 880 horse power car beat a 1334 horsepower car? This is even faster than the P-140 world war II plane. Too bad you can't use it for street racing.
     
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    I find the fact that this 1980's chevrolet corvette is the fastest supercar. This is pathetic, with the new technological advances i might try and find a company to supercharge my new Lamborghini Murcielago, which by the way the cost is 340,000.

    Someone please God build something faster<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Really, why don't you post a pic of you and your new Ferrari for everyone to see? I'd like to see your name on a card w/ you beside the car, until then, I believe you are full of shit.
     
  24. #49 El Jefe, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: This is the fastest?

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    <b>there was a land speed trial done down here in New Zealand and there was a 1300hp R34 skyline that did 415Kph with a 0 - 100 in 2.4 sec......</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    That's the car at http://www.skylinesdownunder.co.nz/racing.html , right?

    346.2 kph < 409.9 kph.
     
  25. #50 red one, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: This is the fastest?

    This is the fastest street legal car. I don't think it went into production but no other street legal car has hit 254mph. http://www.callawaycars.com/Corvette/Sledgehammer/sledgehammer_article.htm i believe it was only in top speed. I'm not sure about the 0-60 times. Skylines aren't street legal. Yeah they're are cars with higher top speeds but aren't street legal.
     

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