top speed

Discussion in '2002 Ferrari F2002' started by m3tt, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. or any specs...
    why isnt engines like this used more in roadgoing vehicles? durability?
     
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    In an interview with '60 minutes' Michael Schumacher said the car will reach 370 km/h (230 mph) on the straight at Monza, but he also said that if they wanted to, they could exceed 500 km/h (310 mph) if they set it up for top speed only (minimum downforce and long gearing).

    The engine develops probably around 850-900 bhp, and the reason theses engines aren't used in road cars is because they have a design life of 600km, they have no flywheel, so if you let the revs drop below 6000rpm you will stall, they generate very little power until 8000 rpm and they rev to 18-19000 rpm, can you imagine trying to drive this on the road?
     
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    lol reek. think about the noise.
     
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    INSANE!!! and if you put turbos and nitrous!!!!
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from ReeK</i>
    <b>In an interview with '60 minutes' Michael Schumacher said the car will reach 370 km/h (230 mph) on the straight at Monza, but he also said that if they wanted to, they could exceed 500 km/h (310 mph) if they set it up for top speed only (minimum downforce and long gearing).</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->No way in hell could these things go 310 mph. The drag could never let them. The two spoilers just being there limits anything over 250 mph.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Modena3</i>
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    <b>In an interview with '60 minutes' Michael Schumacher said the car will reach 370 km/h (230 mph) on the straight at Monza, but he also said that if they wanted to, they could exceed 500 km/h (310 mph) if they set it up for top speed only (minimum downforce and long gearing).</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->No way in hell could these things go 310 mph. The drag could never let them. The two spoilers just being there limits anything over 250 mph.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    To set up the car for top speed, they would obviously remove any necessary obstructions, have all downforce set to 'minimal'.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from ReeK</i>
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    <b>In an interview with '60 minutes' Michael Schumacher said the car will reach 370 km/h (230 mph) on the straight at Monza, but he also said that if they wanted to, they could exceed 500 km/h (310 mph) if they set it up for top speed only (minimum downforce and long gearing).</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->No way in hell could these things go 310 mph. The drag could never let them. The two spoilers just being there limits anything over 250 mph.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    To set up the car for top speed, they would obviously remove any necessary obstructions, have all downforce set to 'minimal'.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    They should be carefull though, right? They wouldn't want the car to go flying in the air...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>In an interview with '60 minutes' Michael Schumacher said the car will reach 370 km/h (230 mph) on the straight at Monza, but he also said that if they wanted to, they could exceed 500 km/h (310 mph) if they set it up for top speed only (minimum downforce and long gearing).</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->No way in hell could these things go 310 mph. The drag could never let them. The two spoilers just being there limits anything over 250 mph.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    To set up the car for top speed, they would obviously remove any necessary obstructions, have all downforce set to 'minimal'.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    They should be carefull though, right? They wouldn't want the car to go flying in the air...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    oh yes, absolutely, the downforce would be the 'minimum' to keep the thing on the ground.
     
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    I would love to see a topspeed test at Nardo, if Ferrari has the guts to do it that is.....<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Still no way, it can do 310, the McLaren F1 can do 242.9 mph with 627 hp, the F1 cars with still probably double the drag coefficient with your minimal drag setting, and only have 220 more hp, no way, ask ch1c3n4 (i think thats his sn) if you dont believe me.
     
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    F1 cars are open wheeled. I believe they are well capable of beyond 400 km/h. That engine itself put in a LeMans body would be unbelievable.

    Also, that engine is undrivable. Idle starts at 8000 rpm, action at 11000 rpm. It needs to be cooled with 250 km/h gust of air.
     
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    I believe that they would redesign the body totally if they wanted to go all out for maximum speed, but there's no point in doing it, so they won't.
     

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