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Old 07-27-2003, 05:14 PM   #31
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The specially developed gearbox by Cima relies heavily on experience from racing, especially Formula One. The 6-speed gearbox is probably the strongest and most reliable transaxle gearbox ever built for a mid engine car. The gearbox incorporates an internal oil pump for reliable lubrication, and a large oil cooler, so that it can take the strain from the brutal force of the engine. The final gear ratio is calculated to propel the car close to 400 km/h at 7300 rpm.
That is directly from www.koenigsegg.com


400 km/h = 248.4mph
not quite the 252 of the veyron, but thats not out yet, whereas the cc is out. However they have not yet tested it at such high speeds due to weather restraints during testing (it started to rain while doing thier run).
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Old 07-28-2003, 01:11 PM   #32
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You missed the term "calculated"...I'd bet against it coming within 20 mph of that speed.
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Old 09-03-2003, 02:43 PM   #33
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Guys...title of post is "Fastest Production Car"...some of the cars you guys are talking about are far from production cars. Most are specialty cars (Viper Venom, Corvette Callaway...cars like that) which are produced individually for people AFTER the person has already bought the PRODUCTION car. The car didn't roll off the lot like that. The fastest production car (car that ROLLED OFF THE LOT in the state that it was tested in) is the McLaren F1 LM. It is by far the perfect car in many ways. A recent opponent to the McLaren has been the Ferrari Enzo. The Enzo is arguably the new posessor of this title. Car & Driver and/or Road & Track (don't remember which...maybe both...I forget) did articles on the Enzo which compared it very closely to the McLaren.
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Old 09-06-2003, 01:50 PM   #34
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Re: Fastest Production Car

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Sledgehammer corvette is the fastest production car 255+
The ligenfelter Corvette is the quickest, 0-60 in 1.8. (download some videos of one beating a fighter jet in the 1/4)

American cars own you.
Where did you find out about the 0-60 in 1.8?
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Old 09-07-2003, 08:23 AM   #35
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the kionensoggeg (i have no idea how to spell it ) is clamed to be 248 mph but no one has proved it yeh and it is nomatch to the buggati veyrons 1001bhp 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and 0-300kpm in 14 seconds flat
now beet that
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Old 09-07-2003, 08:30 AM   #36
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Koenigsegg
and bugatti
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Old 09-07-2003, 08:33 AM   #37
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ow yeh and one more thing on the koenigsegg's official website it clearly sais top speed 390kph and not 400kph
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Old 09-07-2003, 08:49 AM   #38
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which one would you go for



buggati




or koenigsegg

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Old 09-07-2003, 10:12 AM   #39
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Okay lets get this straight again.....

The Mclaren F1 is still the fastest production car. and thats a standard roadcar, not the LM.

The F1 LM is lighter and has more power BUT (and this is a big but) they only made 5 of them and so isnt a production car, just a variant of the Roadcar, and the LM has shorter gear ratios like the GTR's to get faster acceleration but a lower top speed, got that?

Go to the McLaren Forum and ask if you don't believe me.

And the Bugatti's lovely body causes stability problems at high speed
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/d/43622 (sorry, German only)

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Old 09-07-2003, 11:42 AM   #40
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actualy the mclaren f1 is no longer the fastest the koenigsegg is faster
and the fastest at the moment but when the buggati veyron comes out it will be even faster
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Old 09-07-2003, 12:11 PM   #41
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The Koenigsegg is only faster on paper, it hasn't done any official high speed runs and it hasn't gone faster than the Mclaren, and the top speed is just a factory claim with no proof to back it up, so the F1 is still the fastest.

and thats IF the Bugatti comes out. I'm glad you took time to read the link I posted

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Old 09-07-2003, 12:52 PM   #42
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fine look here are the top 13 fastest cars

1. 433 kph / 269.1 mph 1938 Mercedes-Benz W125 Record
2.409.9 kph / 254.7 mph 1988 Chevrolet Sledgehammer Corvette
3. 406 kph / 252.3 mph 2002 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron
4.403 kph / 250.4 mph 2001 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Concept
5. 402.3 kph / 250.0 mph 1994 Dauer 962 LeMans
6.402.3 kph / 250.0 mph 1992 Vector WX3 Concept
7. 400 kph / 248.5 mph 2001 Lotec Sirius Concept
8.400 kph / 248.5 mph 1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 Record
9. 390 kph / 242.3 mph 2000 Koenigsegg CC
10.386.2 kph / 240.0 mph 2002 Koenigsegg CC 8S
11. 386.2 kph / 240.0 mph 1997 McLaren F1
12.386.2 kph / 240.0 mph 2000 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
13. 385 kph / 239.2 mph 2000 Lamborghini Diablo Coatl

look some of thiem are concepts and look the keonigsegg is faster and so is bugatti and for your information it is very UNLIKELY that the bugatti WONT COME OUT
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Old 09-07-2003, 01:26 PM   #43
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Show me PROOF that the Koenigsegg has gone faster than the Mclaren. Not just some list you found on the net. I would love to see some hard evidence of it, I LOVE the Koenigsegg CC, I even got my screen name from it, but that does not blind me to the facts.

You wont be able to find proof because the Koenigsegg hasn't gone faster. it has done a high speed test up to 227 MPH. and thats all, they plan on doing a high speed run later. (I can give you MANY links to back this up)

The top speed Koenigsegg claim is a Calculated top speed and the car hasn't actually gone that fast, this is also true of the Bugatti. these are just manufacturer claims, and no independant test have been performed, unless you can give me some real evidence that they have gone faster.

And about the Veyron, the project is 18 MONTHS behind scehdule, maybe you have forgotten This thread? and the link I posted which says it has major stability issues at high speed, (rough translation of page) and Bugatti has been aware of these problems for a year and the only solution would be a complete body re-design, but for now they are limiting the speed to 330 km/h (205 mph)

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(Where did you get that list from? I'd like to take a look at the source of it)
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Old 09-07-2003, 01:33 PM   #44
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thier is no proof but thier will be soon

the list is from www.supercars.netclick on top speed and it will have the 50 fastest cars
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Old 09-07-2003, 01:56 PM   #45
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Re: Fastest Production Car

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thier is no proof but thier will be soon

the list is from www.supercars.netclick on top speed and it will have the 50 fastest cars
We finally agree! There is no proof yet, I will be the first one celebrating IF the Koenigsegg CC does go faster than the other rivals. But I'm not gonna go around shouting my mouth off about it being the fastest yet until their is firm evidence that nobody can deny

I don't know if the high speed tests will be done soon, the last high speed tests they did were in 2002 (when they got 227 mph) and they said they were getting ready to do a high speed run later in the year, well its now late 2003 and there is still no high speed run

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