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Old 04-18-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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Fastest Car in the world?

Make all the claims ya want guys (and girls) BUT the OFFICIAL world record for the fastest stock production car was ( read WAS) the McLearen F1 with a price close to 1.4 million US dollars. That record stood until 2 weeks ago (end of March 2005). Koenig ... yes Koenig; the aftermarket body parts manufacturer; has built a car called the Koenigsegg. It has a top end of 388 kph (255 mph) and is a production car. The price is close $350,000 US dollars. Go check out their official website at www.koenigsegg.se . Now I am a Chevydewd hardcore and would love to see something domestic take this back (like the Buick GNX) but will have to wait and watch for now.
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

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Make all the claims ya want guys (and girls) BUT the OFFICIAL world record for the fastest stock production car was ( read WAS) the McLearen F1 with a price close to 1.4 million US dollars. That record stood until 2 weeks ago (end of March 2005). Koenig ... yes Koenig; the aftermarket body parts manufacturer; has built a car called the Koenigsegg. It has a top end of 388 kph (255 mph) and is a production car. The price is close $350,000 US dollars. Go check out their official website at www.koenigsegg.se . Now I am a Chevydewd hardcore and would love to see something domestic take this back (like the Buick GNX) but will have to wait and watch for now.
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Old 04-18-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

Koenigsegg CCR Specifications

Performance

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (062 mph) 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph)
Standing quartermile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Braking distance: 31 m (1000 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.3 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100 km
Combined: 17 l/100 km


Type: V8 cast aluminium, 4 valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts. Cam cover of carbonfibre.
Displacement: 4.700 cm3.
Compression: 8.6:1
Weight: 215 kg
Lubrication system: Dry sump with unique oil spray piston cooling. Oil cooler.
Oil: SAE 10W60 fully synthetic racing.
Oil tank capacity: 12 litres (2.64 gallons)
Induction system: Sequential, multipoint fuel injection. Dual Rotrex centrifugal compressors with 1.4 max boost pressure. Intercooler.
Fuel: 98 RON unleaded.
Ignition system: Direct coil on plug. Transistorised.
Power output: 806 bhp at 6.900 rpm.
Maximum torque: 920 Nm (678 ftlb) at 5.700 rpm.
Maximum rpm: 7.600 rpm.
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Old 04-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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Yep, one of my favorite cars.

I'm also interested in seeing the Saleen S7TT take a jab at that record in '05'-'06.
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Old 04-19-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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255mph, that beats the sledgehammer doesnt it?
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Well if anybody watched the video of the the CCR record breaking run, it topped out at 388kph/241.1mph. So I would say that until it has had an offical run that tops out over 409.9kph/254.7mph, it hasn't beaten the sledge but, the 88' Vette isn't a production car (just the fastest tested street car). The Mclaren's official record is 386.3kph/240.1mph. So it nudged the F1 out by less than 2kph!
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:22 PM   #7
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

and.... so what?
whoop-de-doo.
when the mclaren set that record it beat the previous record by more than just 2 kph using a set-up that was in drastic need for adjustment and pretty much fresh from the box.
how many versions of have they gone through the 'egg now?
so it's faster.
big deal...
it's not really making a ripple in the pond let alone breaking a wave.

think about it this way.
the F1 is how old?
how far has tyre technology alone gone on since then let alone other advances in car engineering.
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:22 PM   #8
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Does the F1 LM still hold all of those acceleration records that it had?
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Old 04-19-2005, 07:24 PM   #9
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

i keep thinking that one of the caterhams broke one of them a little while back.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:47 PM   #10
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Re: Re: Fastest Car in the world?

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think about it this way.
the F1 is how old?
how far has tyre technology alone gone on since then let alone other advances in car engineering.
Well consider this: The fastest top speed record from a street legal car is the Sledgehammer Corvette, built in 1988! I did post it in my previous post, but sometimes it takes twice.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:54 PM   #11
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

but wasn't that an unofficial speed record?
and whilst it was/is always available to buy, it wasn't ever really a production car which is what the mclaren's record is for.

at the moment, there are quite a few cars that can be specced up top those speeds (it really is just a case of gearbox ratio adjustments).
two that come to mind are the dauer 962 (if you can find a decent original porsche chassis which dauer will then work on) and the lotus elise GT1 which the last i heard had a final gear at around 260-270 mph and that's not even using full boost pressure.

they're both road legal cars but hardly what you call production cars.
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Re: Re: Fastest Car in the world?

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but wasn't that an unofficial speed record?
and whilst it was/is always available to buy, it wasn't ever really a production car which is what the mclaren's record is for.

at the moment, there are quite a few cars that can be specced up top those speeds (it really is just a case of gearbox ratio adjustments).
two that come to mind are the dauer 962 (if you can find a decent original porsche chassis which dauer will then work on) and the lotus elise GT1 which the last i heard had a final gear at around 260-270 mph and that's not even using full boost pressure.

they're both road legal cars but hardly what you call production cars.
Well I know that the Sledgehammer did recorded its top speed at the Transportation Research Center (7.5 mile oval with steeply banked turns and straightaways) driven by Mr. Lingenfelter himself. It isn't a production car but, it would of been if people were willing to pay a $400k price tag for a vette....(yea right ).

I'm sure there are many cars capable of accomplishing a higher top speed, but it would require more than a gearbox adjustment. I wouldn't even think it would be possible to push a car into these speeds with standard issue tires (I sures in hell wouldn't trust them).

Does anybody know if the F1/CCR used a type of semi-racing type tires? I would think so.
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Re: Fastest Car in the world?

in the two cars i mentioned, it really is just a case of gearbox adjustments, them being barely legal road cars anyway.

as far as i recall, the F1 set it's record on 'standard' tyres (whatever they were) without even needing adjustment to its pressures; that's why i said out of box.... but then again, i also seem to recall that it did have its ratios re-jigged so maybe not so 'out of the box'....
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i keep thinking that one of the caterhams broke one of them a little while back.
That would be the twin (bike) engined Tiger Z100WR. 2.9seconds to 60mph in the hands of Tiff Needell.
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I'm also interested in seeing the Saleen S7TT take a jab at that record in '05'-'06.
Same here as well. I've heard good things about this car and I want to see it stretch its legs.


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Does the F1 LM still hold all of those acceleration records that it had?
No. The Ferrari Enzo and one of the S7s took care of those. I even think the newest GT-40 took one of them out.

If you want to talk about speed records Hitler had several cars built that did over 300 mph when the Autobahn was completed. That was back in the 40's and way before the F1's , or any of the cars we're talking about, time.

Anyway, I don't know but Chrysler has very high hopes for their ME four-twelve. They say the top speed is "at least" 248 mph and are sure it'll blow the world speed and acceleration record out of the water.
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