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http://www.bankspower.com/mercedes-pro-mode-images/mercedes-3-lg.jpg

Highlights Include:

• Total body weight is only 28lbs—including the huge rear spoiler!
• Well over 2,500 horsepower on tap
• All-aluminum engine (526 cubic inches, multiple turbocharged, alcohol burning, electronic fuel injection)
• Every removable part is titanium—as are the pedals, the entire rear end housing, firewall, steering column... even the battery trays!
• Special ground effects system usually found only on Formula 1 and Indy Cars
• Zero to 100-mph in less than one second!
• Reaches speeds of 250-mph in a quarter mile!

http://www.bankspower.com/mercedes-pro-mod.cfm


<----- is officially scared

posted by  asa67_stang

:laughing: Ain't NO WAY I can believe this. NASA will be calling. I really can't believe,,,,,,,, you posted this.

posted by  lectroid

Anorexic X 10,000

posted by  Ground Rat

That's unbelievable! :cussing: :fu: ( I just felt like using that "fu" smilie,hehe)

posted by  vwmaniac

Yeah, but... It's all pretty impressive until you consider the time, money and technology that's being invested to do what others have been doing for years. These pics are from Darlington which is still the fastest Pro Mod track in the country.
http://www.promodifieds.com/PMPhotos/BrianWood/darlington_wn_2003/HTML/dsc_ 2681_std.jpg
http://www.promodifieds.com/PMPhotos/BrianWood/darlington_wn_2003/HTML/dsc_ 2973_std.jpg

posted by  vwhobo

No diss,,,,,,, would you elaborate, just a little bit?

posted by  lectroid

I like the way that tire looks. :heh:

posted by  Satty101

Are you talking to me or asa or ???

posted by  vwhobo

YOU, I seem to be having a bit of a hard time posting/ replying :roll:

posted by  lectroid

so...theoretically i could lift that body over my head with ease huh? and that 0-100, i dunno...

posted by  Mr. Horsepower

If you're strong enough to lift 28 pounds over your head with ease then the answer is yes. Personally I have a hard time believing the body is that light but it might be possible. As for the 0-100 mph in under a second, why would you say "i dunno"? That is not an exceptionally quick time for a dragster.

posted by  vwhobo

ya i guess, i wasnt in the dragster frame of mind, i was picturing a street car, anyway it makes sense now.

posted by  Mr. Horsepower

Okey, dokey. What would you like me to elaborately elaborate on? :umh:

posted by  vwhobo

you know, it only says that the body is 28lbs.
says nothing 'bout the cage, engine, drivetrain, etc.

so, why is it so hard to believe?

posted by  asa67_stang

Because after 23 years working on fighter aircraft and umpteen years working with race cars I'm pretty well aware what carbon fiber, ti, kevlar and other types of lightweight composites weigh. I admittedly have never worked with or even seen the nomex/carbon/kevlar composite they're working with. I'd still be willing to bet that when they say "body" they mean the rear fenders and roof (as seen in the pic) but aren't including the doors, hood, etc.

posted by  vwhobo

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