500 HP, too many horses?

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  1. antiguogrumete

    antiguogrumete Well-Known Member

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    This 911 turbo cabriolet must be hard to drive without exceeding the limits...
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    yeah, probably drives a lot like my '88 ford taurus. hehe
     
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    That car is MADE to exceed the limits. Anyways, the video is crap. The angle shots could've lasted 20 seconds and the rest should've been the car in motion.
     
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    Nothing like taking advantage of a video by showing still images.
     
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    500HP can barely put down a respectable 1/4 mile time in most production cars these days. You need that much power just to get these bloated pigs moving. Add on all the traction/stability controls you're not going anywhere too fast. You'll go fast top-end, but you'll get there in a very safe and stable manner.
     
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    I don't know about that man, 500 horsies is and will be a respectable amount of power - I was in a friend's SL63 a couple weeks ago and that thing just decimates time and space from a roll, and sounds like a Messerschmidt in the process. Truly a new-age muscle car.
     
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    I don't know about that man, 500 horsies is and will be a respectable amount of power - I was in a friend's SL63 a couple weeks ago and that thing just decimates time and space from a roll, and sounds like a Messerschmidt in the process. Truly a new-age muscle car.
    I'm being facetious obviously; what I'm saying is 500HP in a car that weighs 4000lbs with ETC is not too much HP. Put 500HP in a tubbed-out frame with wrinke-walls and THAT is power. Any goofus with a new Porsche, Ferrari, et al. should be able to handle the cars no problem as they come.
     
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    I'd rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it [​IMG]

    Having said all that, the Mrs nixed me getting the S65.. [​IMG]
     
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    500 HP might be a bit excessive...for a motorbike.
     
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    Any goofus with a new Porsche, Ferrari, et al. should be able to handle the cars no problem as they come.

    ORLY?

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    500 HP is way too much for almost everyone. 300 is still too much. 100-150 is about right.

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    I'd only take 100hp in a 1000cc Ducati! [​IMG]
     
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    Has anyone of you actually driven a car with an actual 500 (+) HP?

    I drove a(tuner) mustang with 550 hp, its stupidly fast. Rides like rails around corners too.

    I would say 475 is about right for a street car.
     
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    Has anyone of you actually driven a car with an actual 500 (+) HP?
    Yes. [​IMG]
     
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    Me , 550 hp EV0 VIII on racetracks, the day after my butt was all black due to the punches it gives me on the seats.

    0 to 100 km/h in like 3 seconds , short gears.
     
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    Has anyone of you actually driven a car with an actual 500 (+) HP?

    I drove a(tuner) mustang with 550 hp, its stupidly fast. Rides like rails around corners too.

    I would say 475 is about right for a street car.


    yupp.. aforementioned S65 @604hp .. but to be fair, it needs every bit of the 604 due to gvw [​IMG]
     

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