1600hp TT Viper DOMINATES Texas Invitational [ROLL RACE]
nTH Moto brought their A-GAME to Texas Invitational this year, it may not
have had the most horsepower out of the cars
there but BOY was it consistent. During 10 full passes, the car was within
4-5 mph every single pass, making it one of the most difficult cars to take
down in the new RWD class.
One of the cooler features of this car, other than the meticulous, OCD
quality of the build, is the sequential shiter setup they ran during the
event. Get a sneak peak into the operations of this fairly rare (to street
cars) transmission setup.
One of the best races of the three-day race weekend is featured in this
video when they run up against a 1300hp twin-turbo & supercharged compound setup Cobra that
gives them quite the run for their money!
Lethal Performance 2010 Shelby GT500 10.09@140mph
We had a fun time at the track last night. Although we didn't do as well as
we were hoping to we got a lot accomplished with the car and in reality did
quite well. Just so there's no misunderstanding the car was making 21psi
and was run on C16. No methanol was used. We dialed in the suspension a
little better and was able to cut a 1.47 60ft on one of the runs. We also
noticed that our stock diff is shot as we were only spinning one tire as we
left the burnout box. So we'll be taking care of that this week. We also
datalogged the car and Jon went over the logs with me this morning. The car
was pulling 4 deg's of timing. So on our 10.09 run as we went through the
traps we were only seeing 17deg of timing. He's not exactly sure why but
we'll be looking into it this week. We didn't log IAT2's last night as
Chris's computer was having issues logging a few parameters on our car.
IAT2 being one of them.
The other thing that was working against us was the weather. It was humid,
muggy and we're still in the 70's. We kept scratching our heads trying to
figure why we were going 2-3mph slower in the 1/8th than our last time at
the track when we went 112+mph through the 1/8th. Between the crappy air
the car pulling timing at least we know what was going on with the car.
With that said we're going to keep on making adjustments, tweak the
suspension and get the issues straightened out with why the car is pulling
timing. As Derek mentioned above I believe we're going to put in a spool.
To this date the car has seen 3 full passes. For us to being doing what we
are especially with the weather and with the car pulling timing we're doing
great. It's easy for someone to say that we should easily being running a
certain time because of the power we're making but there's a lot more to it
than that. It's easy to strap a car to a Dyno and make a number but
taking that power and making it work for you at the track is completely
different. Ask guys like Andy, Tony, Chris or any other person who runs
fast times how many runs it took them to dial the car in. We can't expect
to build a car, take it to the track for the first time and run the car to
it's fullest potential. That's not how it works. We know that with how the
car sits if we get the small issues ironed out and see some cool air we
should see 9.60-9.70's.
For now it's back to work and we'll be out at the track again soon.
2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series! - Head 2 Head Ep. 36
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits two
members of the "more than 600 horsepower club" against
each other - the 2013 SRT Viper & the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black
Series. It's a three-bout heavyweight match that begins with real world
canyon carving, moves on to an all-out quarter mile drag race, and then
finishes with blistering hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with hot
shoe Randy Pobst.
Despite a huge gap in price, both of these long-nosed, front-engine, RWD,
two-seat brawlers represent significant revisions of their wild
predecessors. Will good old fashion American muscle beat out German
Engineering? Join us as we find out.
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