Friday, October 29, 2010 11:32:40 AM
@idiotfilter at 3:11 its not as bad as it looks. At of race vehicles like these are designed to break apart leaving a roosterpit/cacoon around the driver as this one did. Alot of these ive seen on a movie called and the walked away. The one at the end i know for a fact he lived.
There may have been no fatal crashes but they still got serious hurt.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:04:18 PM
btw, i have seen cars that are heavier and less horsepower than a lambo accelerate faster than one. in that respect its down to the gearing, those supercars are designed to have an awesome top end. drag cars are designed to max out after 1/4 of a mile.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:01:07 PM
@ piperfawn; your argument is retarded. there is so much more taking place than you think, it is not as simple as that. these dragsters are designed to have the most straight line performance possible. such as they have a really long wheel base so that the total mass needed to keep the front wheels on the ground is less, they have giant rear wheels so they can grip the ground. the exhaust is pointed up and backwards so that the 1000 pounds-force will work for the car. the rear airfoil produces around 12000 pounds-force at 300mph. the fuel is nearly compressed to a liquid state on the compression cycle. the fuel they use (nitromethane as it is commonly called in my end of the world) can combust without the presence of oxygen. the builders of these cars even go as far as using aluminum connecting rods instead of titanium so that they can absorb some of the shock of combustion. these are the best performing cars for straight line ACCELERATION. not to be confused with land speed record
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:18:32 AM
Some of those were just plain poo-outta luck, but some of them seemed like really dodgy engineering. Pretty sure those things are specifically designed not to flip up at the nose like that.