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Zonda 760 Spotted in Chile (Not an UFO)

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:48 PM
reply to post by StratosFear

dont know about down tuning, the mclaren f1 of the 90s had to be downtuned to meet race specs from the road car, the track car may have more aero tunin but the engine on the road car puts out far more power

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 10:51 PM
by road spec i guess they mean raised ride height and soften the suspension a tad, lowered the downforce of the spoilers so the damn thing doensnt suck itself into road and then the usual plates, indicators and the rest of the stuff that goes with makin a car legal for roads, here in uk u could have 10.000 bhp aslong aslong the car meets standards genralised by all cars to hit the road
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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 02:36 AM
reply to post by Murad

Yeah, I don't doubt that the GT-R could beat the Zonda on Nurburgring. I haven't actually gone into depth researching top speeds of either, but with the hp the GT-R has over the Zonda, I can definitely see it happening. Nurburgring is a huge track, and does have a large amount of straights where it could take advantage of that higher level of power.

I guess what I'm saying is that I feel like the Zonda would beat the GT-R on tracks that don't allow that luxury.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 02:46 AM
reply to post by Murad

no disrespect to the GTR, i do like em.. but GTR with better laptimes than anything else is not entirely accurate..

most of the times that the GTR has posted on the nurburgring are mostly done by Nissan themselves, often with upgraded non street tyres.

theres still the old viper acr, corvettes, LFA and 911 gtr rs.
wiki- nurburgring times

also on a track that takes 7 mins to complete gaining and losing a few seconds is a little easy to do.
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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 03:38 AM
reply to post by StratosFear

If he had a Hayabusa turbo he would've beat them in short runs.

This is what I'm sticking to as an everyday car, only a 3.2 but by far the most comfortable and reliable car I've driven.

I've fallen in love with the new CLS, pretty cheap as well. I would probably get it if I had some cash laying around...
Oh well

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 04:17 AM

Originally posted by StratosFear
Pretty good on a track, not so much for road use unless he plans on dropping more cash into replacing the suspension every 10,000 miles or so and whatever else you mess up when it bottoms out going over all the different imperfection you find on the roads. That was built for track use only im sure, nice to look at but kind of a waste of money unless your a professional driver.

There is always 1.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 04:29 AM
Who would mistake this for a UFO?

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:07 AM
reply to post by madmartinez

Really? I figured it would be the other way around. I know to make race cars street leagal all the lights and turning signals have to be added as well as emissions systems depending on were one is at in the world but i didnt think they would actually increase torque and horsepower for road use. I love the F1, its the only one with the divers seat in the middle is it not?

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by DeadSnow

Mercs are good cars, I like those you posted there but my favorite has to be the CLK-GTR.

I like the way the designers sortof kept that classy Merc front end and incorporated it onto a supercar. I guess i prefer the older stuff to the newer stuff it seems. Ever since a Top Gear show where they were comparing older cars to their newer counter parts the older one won almost everytime, so im stuck on the classics.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by fatpastyhead

Great contribution i cant believe the thread has lasted as long as it did without your amazing input, Now do you have anything to say about a car? Maybe a Jag or Aston seeing as where your from?

Just for you since im in a good mood

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:21 AM
reply to post by madmartinez

The UK has far better roads than we do here in the US plus you guys can drive tanks on yours, but youve also got all those cameras on alot of your roads to, how could you get away with using horsepower like that.?

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by DeadSnow

BVS is a killer as well, though I never liked the exterior design of the Veyron. Think it looks like a loaf of bread on wheels.
Zonda 760 is not to bad designed in total, though I hate rear wings and the 760 is equipped with one ugly beast on the back.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:12 AM
reply to post by StratosFear

Well the GTR engine is built by hand in Japan and the Alpha version is different stages of aftermarket parts, also done by hand. It makes me think that the precision is spot on.
I think the name Godzilla is rather fitting since all the parts are pretty exaggerated in the tolerance levels and made to withstand much more stress than they are being subjected to.

it is like setting up a normal sized tent and use I-beam´s instead of the usual frame.
That s**t is going to last

edit on 5-8-2012 by LiberalSceptic because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:15 AM

Originally posted by buster2010

Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
The new AMS Nissan 12 GTR Alpha a.k.a. Godzilla, is not to bad either.
1,500 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
Taking the purchase cost, spare parts, maintenance etc etc for a Pagani in consideration, I would choose the 12GTR any and every day.

60-130mph Comparison:

AMS Alpha 12 GT-R – 3.31 Seconds!
Bugatti Veyron – 5.6 Seconds
Suzuki GSXR1000 Motorcycle – 5.9 seconds
Ferrari Enzo – 7.3 Seconds
Mercedes McLaren SLR – 7.24 Seconds
Porsche Carrera GT – 7.3 Seconds
Lamborghini LP640 – 7.8 Seconds
Chevrolet C6 Z06 Corvette – 7.8 seconds
Porsche 997TT – 9.5 Seconds

You left one of the fastest cars out. The Koenigsegg Agera R holder of the 2011: 0-300-0 km/h record. Time: 21.19sec. Guinness World Record.

Right on brother!
I feel ashamed for forgetting this car since it is actually one of my favorites when it comes to design!
But then again, the price...

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by LiberalSceptic

the list a little unfair though, sure its good in that it shows you just how quick its acceleration is not just off the line, but the problem is all those cars are factory cars where as the AMS alpha 12 is very much a tuner car.

still props on them getting that much out of it.

posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 10:20 AM
reply to post by choos

Yes the list is a little unfair, I can not argue with you on that one. Guess I am a bit biased

But looking at the price of around $200,000 for the Godzilla compared to the other cars. Not too bad ey

Chevy and Porsche are clearly better priced, but then again, they are far from the top.
Considering price/performance, Godzilla would be my choice all day long.

AMS Alpha 12 GT-R – $200,000 .
Bugatti Veyron – $1,700,000. (SuperSport $3.4 million)
Suzuki GSXR1000 Motorcycle – $13,799.
Ferrari Enzo – $ 659,330. (2002) ($1,000,000. in 2012)
Mercedes McLaren SLR – $500,000.
Porsche Carrera GT – $484,000.
Lamborghini LP640 – $350 000.
Chevrolet C6 Z06 Corvette – $70,175.
Porsche 997TT – $132,800.

I might add (to mention a few) and this is just for the "normal" GT-R...

2008 Japan's Most Advanced Technology Award.
2008 Popular Mechanics - Automotive Excellence Awards 2008 (Design).
2009 Automobile Magazine - Automobile of the Year.
2009 International Car of the Year.
2009 World Performance Car.
2010 Yahoo - Listed as having one of the best resale values of any sports car.
2011 Motor Magazine Performance Car Cup Winner.
2011 Guinness world records - Fastest 0-60mph acceleration by a four seater production car.

Nissan GT-R Mk.1 AMS Alpha 12 (900-1200 WHP deppending on fuel and boost)
Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Underground Racing Race Version, manual gearbox (1050-1500 WHP deppending on fuel and boost) (Worlds fastest Lamborghini, no idea about the price of it)

Booth cars on pump gas (oct. 93)
Toyo R888 tires on both of them.

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 01:12 PM
reply to post by StratosFear

Oh man...old memories. That was my favorite car back in the day and the fastest production car!
, But I'll definitely be getting the CLS next or the 2014 S-class.

reply to post by LiberalSceptic

True the Veyron does look bloody ugly but the finishing cannot be compared to the Zonda. As for them making loses on every car they sell, I say BS, just another marketing scheme well done. For speed the Hayabusa does it for me, death on two wheels.

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posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 09:37 PM
reply to post by LiberalSceptic

theres nothing wrong with the GTR much respect to it, it amazes me how quick the stock car is given how heavy it is and relatively low powered it is..

that video, gallardo start at around 200,000 so more than likely it will cost a great deal more than the AMS. but damn they are both fast, really need to swap out that h-shifter in the lambo though.

wonder howd they do against a turbo busa.

posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 03:06 AM
Yeah thats one of the lowest cars you will find! on top gear they got one stuck trying to get it out of a car park..

But still if your rich might as well get one as well as other cars!

posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 05:47 AM
reply to post by DeadSnow

I do not believe that talk about loosing money, they are not into the charity business.

Regarding the Hayabusa... I would never in my life take it out on the roads, since my love for speed and acceleration would get me killed in about 2 hours. That goes for all the Japanese crotch-rockets, to much happiness for me to handle

Hayabusa 499 bhp

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