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I saw the car at SEMA. I dont see where you guys get off saying that the car is worthless........wtf?
The range of performance is too great.
It's not that it's exactly worthless... but it is a car with an identity crisis. It's trying to be the best of both worlds and is accomplishing it in merely "cool" ways that isn't realistic in cost and needs of the driver.
So what are they trying to accomplish? A) Giving a soccer mom the ability to wrap their car around a tree? B) Or giving the Drag-racer the ability to take his drag car out for groceries?
If you want a 1400 hp track beast, great. But 1400 hp for a DD is just plain ridiculous... If I want a beast for the track, I'll build one for *probably* far less than this would cost. As a DD, I'd argue that sub600 hp is PLENTY.
It's like building a howitzer that also shoots BBs just so you can use it around the house. :P
"I'm a style over performance kinda guy. I don't race so 420 hp stock is more than good enough for me."
ehh, this car is supposed to be one of the last shelby's produced and there will be a very limited number of them sold. (This is what the sign at SEMA said.) These cars will be snatched up and put into air condition garages. I think the idea of them is superb and that they are straight monster cars. Its the final name that you are paying for and they wanted to go out with a bang.
If you look up Nelson Racing, they pretty much do this to all the cars they build. The two gas tanks are so you can "drive around town" and when you get into boost the second tank starts supplying fuel of a much higher octane rating. I think it's more of being able to say "I have 1400 Horsepower", not so much that it's usable power. It's still very nice fab work and a great engine.
I saw this vid before. When he stomped on the gas, and the camera started to shake so much the vid became hazy, he was breaking traction like crazy. Too much power for the street, but sure must be a beast for the street-classes at the drag strip.
Wrap it around the tree? More like turn the tree into tooth picks!
I understand this is hyperbole, but actually trees cut and bend cars without flinching
Also, if the beauty of this car is that people will buy them and store them and hopefully sell them at a profit then it is worthless. Cars should become collectibles after they prove themselves. When they tell you its a collectible its just a way for them to get deeper into your wallet.
Nuts....I wouldn't call it worthless....it would be finicky to maintain.
I would say 750hp is all one needs for HP on the street. 1000HP+ reminds me of the movie Spaceballs "Ludicrous speed? Sir, we've never gone that fast before...I don't know if the ship can take it".....who ever buys it have fun!!!!!
"She lets her knowledge out a bit at a time, so as not to embarrass me" Dr. Who
"Much more of a hoot to drive than you might imagine. Think of it if you like, as a librarian with a G-string under her tweed pants. I do, and it helps." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear BBC
The two gas tanks/fuel systems is the idea of the 'run what you brung'. Start from home, drive to the track, race, and drive home. You use the small gas for the high octane race fuel to get the max power for the strip, then swap it back to regular octane. I just went to checkout a '66 coupe for sale that was built just for this purpose.
Obviously these cars won't see the track (or a road for that matter), but the idea is cool and the power is amazing.
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