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Old 04-12-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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formula for how fast a car can go?

is there a certin formula to figure out how fast a car can go, like to compare two cars, where you could plug in specs of a car?
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:46 AM   #2
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is there a certin formula to figure out how fast a car can go, like to compare two cars, where you could plug in specs of a car?
No, it depends on many variables, such as:
engine power / torque specs
gearbox and other transmission ratios
car mass
wheel diameter
tyres
aerodynamics
efficiency of transmission
etc etc etc ....
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:50 AM   #3
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No, it depends on many variables, such as:
engine power / torque specs
gearbox and other transmission ratios
car mass
wheel diameter
tyres
aerodynamics
efficiency of transmission
etc etc etc ....
You mean not all cars are the same? WTF was I thinking.
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Old 04-12-2005, 12:53 AM   #4
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to calculate horsepower

most of the people i hear from take the actual horsepower of their car (as listed on a manufacturers website) multiply it by 2, then add about 20 horse power for whatever mod they put on (whether it be an air cleaner, spoiler, or k and n oil filter).

so my ford escort would be (105 * 2 + nothing) = 210 horsepower.
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Old 04-12-2005, 04:55 AM   #5
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most of the people i hear from take the actual horsepower of their car (as listed on a manufacturers website) multiply it by 2, then add about 20 horse power for whatever mod they put on (whether it be an air cleaner, spoiler, or k and n oil filter).

so my ford escort would be (105 * 2 + nothing) = 210 horsepower.


Sweet, my mazda 323:

82 HP * 2 + tinted windows + skull shifter + cd player = 224 HP
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Old 04-13-2005, 03:25 AM   #6
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oh my god...... no wonder those Hondas down at the pizza parlor go so damn fast.

lets see.... the type-r sticker.... nos sticker.... sir sticker..... typeABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ sticker..... plus the 10 cans used to paint for the stocker rims......

holy krap, thats a lof extra horsepower!!!




so if i cut out a pepsi can and add it to my twin exhaust muffler..... i get 40hp?!?!?!!?


we could build our very own 1000hp civic in our backyards by just drinking pepsi cans and buying everything we see at pep boys!!!
















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Old 05-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #7
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most of the people i hear from take the actual horsepower of their car (as listed on a manufacturers website) multiply it by 2, then add about 20 horse power for whatever mod they put on (whether it be an air cleaner, spoiler, or k and n oil filter).

so my ford escort would be (105 * 2 + nothing) = 210 horsepower.
Does that mean my dad's cadillac has: 300hp * 2 + nothing = 600 horsepower!!! SWEET! hehehe
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:38 AM   #8
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most of the people i hear from take the actual horsepower of their car (as listed on a manufacturers website) multiply it by 2, then add about 20 horse power for whatever mod they put on (whether it be an air cleaner, spoiler, or k and n oil filter).

so my ford escort would be (105 * 2 + nothing) = 210 horsepower.

So then my Impreza has 280 hp??
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So then my Impreza has 280 hp??
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at least.... did you count the fluffy dice?
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You mean not all cars are the same? WTF was I thinking.
Ssssh!!! Don't tell him that all cars are the same or the secret will be out
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