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To: Hoosier-Daddy
"....I did 150 in my car...."

On an earlier thread about this, several denigrated his 150 mph speed.

I am the original owner of a '69 Charger 500 Hemi, and agree that 150 ain't much to write home about.....in a straight line.

But 150 on a short straight is much harder.

And 150 as a lap average on a road course is a BIG deal, and not for the fainthearted.

Although the article does not specify, I have a feeling it WAS on a road course; Putin is a macho SOB, and he has the balls AND an entire country's wallet to make it happen.

I somehow can't imagine OUR president doing it.

9 posted on 11/07/2010 7:37:54 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: diogenes ghost
"I somehow can't imagine OUR president doing it."

Well, true that. I suspect Obama's the one that gave birth in that relationship.

11 posted on 11/07/2010 7:46:06 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: diogenes ghost

This is a real full blown Renault F1 car. 1260 pounds with 850 Bhp or more. They could have detuned it a little with computers. It can probably do 0-100 in less than 3 seconds.

F1 cars have incredible downforce due to air mgmt under the car so it can corner to a few G’s.

If he got the carbon fiber brakes warned up and used them, they have been described as being in a collision. Younger race drivers testing an F1 car for the first time say the brakes are incredible and like hitting a wall when you step on them.

This “stunt” ain’t for the faint hearted.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 7:56:47 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: diogenes ghost

This is a real full blown Renault F1 car. 1260 pounds with 850 Bhp or more. They could have detuned it a little with computers. It can probably do 0-100 in less than 3 seconds.

F1 cars have incredible downforce due to air mgmt under the car so it can corner to a few G’s.

If he got the carbon fiber brakes warned up and used them, they have been described as being in a collision. Younger race drivers testing an F1 car for the first time say the brakes are incredible and like hitting a wall when you step on them.

This “stunt” ain’t for the faint hearted.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 7:56:56 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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