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Date: 07/17/15 01:30 PM

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    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    July 17, 2014 at 10:55 am
    Link: Indytech 101 - A quick and easy breakdown of the incredible Indycar.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm
    And Ilmor Engineering in Blighty makes half of the engines in the Indycar series Go Blighty!
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm
    Makes cricket seem almost interesting.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    July 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    Nice spam.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    And Ilmor Engineering in Blighty makes half of the engines in the Indycar series Go Blighty!

    Most of the most advanced racing engineering and manufacturing is done in England. Indycar is simpler and lower tech, but it still makes sense to go to the best place for the job if you`ve got enough money.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    July 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm
    The horsepower is really not that impressive. A NASCAR stock car puts out 800hp and a top fuel dragster puts out 8000hp.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm
    The horsepower is really not that impressive.
    They`ve been cutting it back every few years for decades because the cars kept getting faster. If they didn`t slow the cars down, too many drivers would get killed. Even with less HP, they`re considerably faster than NASCAR stock cars.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm
    Not bad for a car that can`t turn right
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm
    Not bad for a car that can`t turn right
    Actually, the Indy car series is a mix of street, road, and oval race courses. You`re thinking of NASCAR.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    July 18, 2014 at 6:54 am
    Indycar is good car series, it`s real and proper open wheeler. Maybe the only objection is around the tires, specially back-tire which is half covered. Totally open wheels makes it much harder to make the car aerodynamically efficient, a modern F1 has drag values comparable to a truck. But since Indycar is a LOT cheaper series, i can understand that half blocking the rear tire makes sense as it`s much easier to control air around the back. For F1 teams, that part of the car design is what costs the most: you can`t just witch front wing, you need a new chassis...
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    July 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm
    The Bristol Fighter.
    Produced by Bristol Cars in England.
    Two seater sports car available in three options.
    The Fighter 525 hp.
    The Fighter S 628 hp
    The fighter T 1012 hp
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm
    @SCfan
    Yes it does that....in a straight line,
    NASCAR has corners ass hat. with god know how many competitors up your trumpet.
    Hell, Ass hat just because .....
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm
    The horsepower is really not that impressive.

    In terms of raw power, true. But Indycars can go round corners very efficiently. Some of the tracks they race on are ovals. On such a track, there are repeated relatively long periods of lateral g-force. A car that could corner efficiently and had much more power than an Indycar would be downright dangerous on an oval track - there would be a non-trivial possibility of drivers blacking out on corners.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm
    Totally open wheels makes it much harder to make the car aerodynamically efficient, a modern F1 has drag values comparable to a truck.

    A lot of that is the deliberate aero, though. F1 rules forbid active aero, so you have to run the car with the same aero for the whole race. On the whole, downforce is more important than drag (to different degrees on different tracks, of course).

    It would be interesting to see what an F1 team could come up with if they were given free rein. I`m sure the limit would be the driver, but I`m also sure it would beat any lap time on an circuit.
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    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    July 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm
    Horsepower not impressive? It`s 650HP in a 2.2l engine in a 1,500lb car. Some of those eingines aren`t even 100hp at stock and are put in cars weighing nearly twice as much. Sure a NASCAR engine puts out more, at over 2.5x the displacement.

    If you want to bring top fuel into this (which, you know, basically trash their engines in a matter of seconds and are useless for anything other than a short and straight line), might as well go all the way and say an F1/NASCAR/top fuel engine isn`t impressive because there are diesel ship engines that crank out an excess of 100,000HP. AND they`re extremely efficient, to boot.

    End of it is, an indy car is going to dumpster anything that isn`t another indy car, F1 car, or some experimental car made for the sake of "exactly how fast can we make something go around a track?"

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