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Old 09-11-2003, 06:35 PM   #16
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Old 09-13-2003, 01:29 AM   #17
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Good grief, you guys. Can't we all just get along? Anyway, what do y'all really think of the Gallardo in comparison to the Murcielago? Is there one you think is better or worth what you'd be paying for it? I personally adore the Murcielago but the Gallardo does seem competent.
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Good grief, you guys. Can't we all just get along? Anyway, what do y'all really think of the Gallardo in comparison to the Murcielago? Is there one you think is better or worth what you'd be paying for it? I personally adore the Murcielago but the Gallardo does seem competent.

No!

They're both beautiful cars but in different classes at substantially different prices. Once again it's a case of comparing apples and oranges. At those prices I could buy a multitude of toys instead of having my money in one Italian (German) basket.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:36 AM   #19
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I dont care what anyone says this car is pimp. what more can you say but perfection about a 4 cam 40 valve V-10 that produces 500 bhp at 7800. My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine. The Audi ownership will bring great things to lamborghini's future and I am glad that i will be there to see it.
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:29 AM   #20
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Old 09-18-2003, 08:02 PM   #21
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Honda S2000:
0-60: 5.4 sec
Top speed: 155
Horsepower: 240
Engine: DOHC 16-valve i4, PGM-FI engine control system, fuel injection Turbocharched 2.0 liter

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I think in the least...I'd keep up with you. That would certainly put a damper on your "fast" car.

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Old 09-26-2003, 12:02 AM   #22
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theunbelivaBULL wrote -
"My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine."

I used to have a Ford that had a redline of over 5,000rpm but 9,000rpm is just crazy!
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Old 09-26-2003, 12:08 AM   #23
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I dont care what anyone says this car is pimp. what more can you say but perfection about a 4 cam 40 valve V-10 that produces 500 bhp at 7800. My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine. The Audi ownership will bring great things to lamborghini's future and I am glad that i will be there to see it.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the S2000 engine based on a superbike motor? It's not really the size of the engine that allows it to redline so high, it's more the size of the cylinders and length of the stroke that dictate a car's maximum rpm's.
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Old 09-26-2003, 02:40 AM   #24
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I dont care what anyone says this car is pimp. what more can you say but perfection about a 4 cam 40 valve V-10 that produces 500 bhp at 7800. My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine. The Audi ownership will bring great things to lamborghini's future and I am glad that i will be there to see it.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the S2000 engine based on a superbike motor? It's not really the size of the engine that allows it to redline so high, it's more the size of the cylinders and length of the stroke that dictate a car's maximum rpm's.

The S2000 engine is an automobile specific design. That being said, with Honda manufacturing both cars and bikes the lines get a bit blurry. What's good for one is good for the other in some way or form so the technology is most certainly shared.

You are right in saying that the engine's stroke plays the major factor in an engines maximum RPM, or more correctly piston speed which is directly related to stroke. Keep in mind that other factors such as reciprocating weight, valvetrain components and material strength are factors as well. Obviously a bigger engine will have bigger, heavier parts so this would come into play at a lower RPM.

I also want to add that making big power by spinning the hell out of small engines is nothing new to Honda. The 1965 RC-165 roadracer put out 54hp at 17,000 RPM from only 500 CC's. Remember thats almost a 40 year old design.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:12 AM   #25
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You guys are quite rude to each other. Calm down.

There is some confusion out here, and it goes like this. S2000 quoted the Gallardo HP rating, but said Murcielago. The Murcielago, in American Ponies, is between 550-575. The Gallardo packs a cool 500.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #27
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theunbelivaBULL wrote -
"My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine."

I used to have a Ford that had a redline of over 5,000rpm but 9,000rpm is just crazy!


the Saturn (that is now sold) would redline at 6,000RPM. Atleast when reving in neutral
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theunbelivaBULL wrote -
"My friend has an S2000 and its red line is 9000 as i am sure you all know and i find it amazing that this car has a redline close to that even with the much bigger engine."

I used to have a Ford that had a redline of over 5,000rpm but 9,000rpm is just crazy!

Satty101, I was just joining in with the BULLshit that theunbelivaBULL used to post. I've said what I used to think of him before in the "Babes" forum of all places. At the start of his stay with us, I'm sure that his game was all about sending posts that weren't actually lies but just didn't make any real sense. People didn't realize what he was doing and were taking his posts seriously while he was having a joke at their expense.
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Satty101, I was just joining in with the BULLshit that theunbelivaBULL used to post. I've said what I used to think of him before in the "Babes" forum of all places. At the start of his stay with us, I'm sure that his game was all about sending posts that weren't actually lies but just didn't make any real sense. People didn't realize what he was doing and were taking his posts seriously while he was having a joke at their expense.


man...Deja vue. I didn't know that. my bad.
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