markeddy said:Those are some pretty insane numbers to be sure, especially from an automatic, but not with bolt-ons from a 3.0L engine or whatever size the Supra's had.
I have a hard time believing he made another 280+ from the already 320 horsepower with bolt-ons...sorry don't buy it. I also don't buy the fact that he didn't have to go into the engine to make that kind of power. With the exception of putting a 75-150 shot of nitrous on there, but even then that engine isn't going to last if that's the case.
To make the 690 Rwhp he had a 100Hp shot of NOS but we made 605 Rwhp with just the 28 Lbs of boost no NOS :rock . It is kinda hard to believe but I saw it with my own eyes. There is also a Supra here in town owned by Bryce that is street driven with a built motor and NOS that put down 870ish Rwhp and 710 ft/lbs of torque :eek!. There are also a few 300zx's running around on stock motors that are putting out well over 550 Rwhp w/o NOS and still on completely stock motors.
markeddy said:I raced and HKS modded 1993 Eclipse GSX up at Rock Falls Wisconsin, and had Archer Brothers put on all the crapt including intercooler, turbo, waste gate, exhaust, headers, boost control, etc. and it only made another 50-75HP, that alone cost me over $5k including labor, not to mention a broken transmission.
Yeah the eclipse has a terrible tranny. Brent Rau was at our shop the other day and he has to carry around 3 extra trannys just to make it through races. Of course he is running low 9's :eek!
markeddy said:I bought my 2001 R1 NEW for $8600 after trading in my 2001 F4i this year. I can say for a fact that I raced a 2001 Blue/White Viper GTS (500HP) from a 85MPH roll on all the way to 160MPH and I toasted him like he was standing still.
Half of these people I see that ride sportbikes try and race these cars in the wrong gear. There is no way you can match the horsepower/weight ratio of a sportbike unless of course you can afford a $160,000 car like a Hennesey Viper, or dump 2-3x the cost of my bike into a Supra.
Very true indeed