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    New Guinness World Record for top speed in a street-legal car

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/31/w...standing-mile/


    #2
    So, some men in a shed made a car faster and more powerful than the best VAG could come up with....

    Bugatti guys better aim high - as he said, he's aiming for 300.
    Last edited by Spectre; November 1st, 2012, 3:47 AM.

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      #3
      Meanwhile at Bugatti.

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        #4
        Yeah, just wondering how reliable will that be. Remember that Bugatti sets to make their cars last for 10-20 years. I would imagine this would blow up after the first 100 miles if you'd try to drive it through and german autobahn

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          #5
          The fastest production car is still the Veyron SuperSport right? This looks like a one off jumped-up Ford.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Spectre View Post
            So, some men in a shed made a car faster and more powerful than the best VAG could come up with....

            Bugatti guys better aim high - as he said, he's aiming for 300.
            Originally posted by Gman333-X-ferrari View Post
            The fastest production car is still the Veyron SuperSport right? This looks like a one off jumped-up Ford.
            Exactly. Street-legal != production.
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              #7
              Parachutes and slicks, so it's a slow dragster.

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                  #9
                  http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/29/b...0-60-mph-time/

                  Bugatti doesn't seem to be sitting on their metaphorical hands either.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Spectre View Post
                    So, some men in a shed made a car faster and more powerful than the best VAG could come up with....

                    Bugatti guys better aim high - as he said, he's aiming for 300.
                    Don't you always moan about three-point seat belts being mandatory? This doesn't have three-point belts. How can it be legal?


                    Originally posted by hounted View Post
                    Yeah, just wondering how reliable will that be. Remember that Bugatti sets to make their cars last for 10-20 years. I would imagine this would blow up after the first 100 miles if you'd try to drive it through and german autobahn
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                      #11
                      I would like to see a Veyron, this, and other competitors have a different test. Instead of doing speeds tests, send them on a road trip across the United States from New England to Southern California. Tally the number and magnitude of breakdowns and measure the comfort of all the drivers. If you want to talk street legal cars, that there is the ultimate test.

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                        #12
                        Dibs on the Veyron for that test




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                          #13
                          Originally posted by narf View Post
                          Don't you always moan about three-point seat belts being mandatory? This doesn't have three-point belts. How can it be legal?
                          The three point belts are actually still in the car, IIRC. That still makes it legal.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Spectre View Post
                            The three point belts are actually still in the car, IIRC. That still makes it legal.
                            Why don't you do that in your cars and stop moaning about the belts?
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by narf View Post
                              Why don't you do that in your cars and stop moaning about the belts?
                              Because you are only allowed to have them aftermarket (cannot be installed at time of manufacture/import) and whilst driving on the street you can only use the three point belts to be legal. You can have the racing harnesses in the car, but you can't use them as the primary restraint on the street.

                              Yes, it's stupid.

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                                #16
                                In other words, Spectre says that record wasn't done while street-legal.
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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by narf View Post
                                  In other words, Spectre says that record wasn't done while street-legal.
                                  Nope. The car was, in fact, street legal as it met the FMVSS standards. Seatbelt laws are decided at the state level.

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                                    #18
                                    "Street legal" is one of the stupidest things to argue over. Around here, if you know the right people, you can get anything passed really, as long as the readiness monitors are good to go and no codes being thrown.

                                    IE: my friend's car.






                                    Her (^that) car passed inspection easy, so it wouldn't be hard to get that FGT to pass either. A chute? Wow, that would be impossible to take off...or ignore like all the other things. I'm sure the Big Stuff 3 is a hassle to pass as well.


                                    Also on the list of stupid things is that video comparing itself to the Veyron. Built car vs production car...even being a big FGT fan, it's a stupid argument.
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Spectre View Post
                                      Nope. The car was, in fact, street legal as it met the FMVSS standards. Seatbelt laws are decided at the state level.
                                      Violating state laws is illegal, no?
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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by narf View Post
                                        Violating state laws is illegal, no?
                                        Yup, but states can specify different places where seat belts must be used and where they are optional. Texas, for example, does require you to use the three point belts (as 'recommended' by the Feds) if your vehicle was originally equipped with them if you are on an open public road. It does not require you to use them in, say, the Big Bend Open Road Race (though the BBORR has its own rules) which takes place on public roads closed off to other vehicles.

                                        In addition, the car would still be street legal even if the guy was wearing the racing harness and not the three point belt. Not using the three point belt doesn't make the car itself not street legal, just like driving drunk won't invalidate the car's street-legal status.
                                        Last edited by Spectre; November 1st, 2012, 9:15 PM.

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