Originally posted by jmussetter
I believe the top speed of a VR4 is like 157MPH or something and it is because it is drag limited.
drag limited? Tell me sir how much faster should a vr4 go with 230 hp to the wheels?... So what your saying is if the vr4 had better aero dynamics the 230 wheel hp should push a 4000lb car(with driver) to speeds of 160+?170mph+....
Both of these cars have transmission problems. How many of you VR4 guys running over 600hp are on their first tranny? Not many I know don't try to BS me. I've talked to too many guys on 3SI.ORG that are on their 5th and 6th tranny for their car.
Tell me sir, who on 3si has over 600hp first off, then tell about their trannsmission problem.
The weight of a VR4 is it's biggest pitfall, 700 pounds difference is a lot. 100lbs is about equilivilant to .1 sec 1/4mi time. So the weight difference alone slows the VR4 down by about 7/10th of a second if all other variables between the two were identical.
I guess in your world of internet racing torque has nothing to do with acceleration. So only weight is the defining variable....
If someone got a 13.0 then they were AT LEAST using weight reduction. Did he have his interior pulled? You may have a video of it, but in racing, there are loosers, and there are cheaters, and I can almost guarantee that this thing wasn't running as if off the showroom floor, NO way.
Since your MR know it all 3si then you outta know him\...his name is Joe G. and yes his BONE stock rt runs very low 13's repeaditly.