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Old 01-21-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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0-100MPH in less than 1 second....



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


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Old 01-21-2004, 09:06 PM   #2
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Ain't NO WAY I can believe this. NASA will be calling. I really can't believe,,,,,,,, you posted this.
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
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• Total body weight is only 28lbs—including the huge rear spoiler!


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Old 01-21-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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That's unbelievable! ( I just felt like using that "fu" smilie,hehe)
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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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.

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No diss,,,,,,, would you elaborate, just a little bit?
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No diss,,,,,,, would you elaborate, just a little bit?
Are you talking to me or asa or ???
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YOU, I seem to be having a bit of a hard time posting/ replying
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so...theoretically i could lift that body over my head with ease huh? and that 0-100, i dunno...
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so...theoretically i could lift that body over my head with ease huh? and that 0-100, i dunno...
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.
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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.

ya i guess, i wasnt in the dragster frame of mind, i was picturing a street car, anyway it makes sense now.
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Okey, dokey. What would you like me to elaborately elaborate on?
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so...theoretically i could lift that body over my head with ease huh? and that 0-100, i dunno...

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?
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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?
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.
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