Supra Forums banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
'95 SC300 2jzgte/T78
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
No sure how much water it holds but in '87 Car & Driver tested Teo Fabi's F1 car and it did like 160mph in 4-5sec's, I lost the mag yrs ago, so that should be comparable if not better than Jensen's 9sec 1/4 mile time.

Still an awesome video thanks,
Gregg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,060 Posts
texasmr2 said:
No sure how much water it holds but in '87 Car & Driver tested Teo Fabi's F1 car and it did like 160mph in 4-5sec's, I lost the mag yrs ago, so that should be comparable if not better than Jensen's 9sec 1/4 mile time.

Still an awesome video thanks,
Gregg

Yeah Jensen's car did the quarter in 9 sec., but at 170-180 mph!! Plus the older F1 cars were more powerful due to the use of turbochargers. With a little less of the aerodynamic equipment, i'm sure they'll drive even faster!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,576 Posts
texasmr2 said:
I wish they would bring back turbo's to F1.
+10000000000 :bowdown:

Although it wouldn't really be possible unless they highly restricted boost, even back in the '80s they had to have only 1.5L to attempt to keep HP from being insane (didn't work, still too powerful!). F1 technology has a way of finding itself in road cars eventually (note the current paddle shifter craze), wouldn't it awesome to see a new generation of variable nozzle turbo systems as a result of R&D in F1? :bigthumb:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,576 Posts
Also, Michael Schumacher did 0-600 meters in something like 9 sec in the WET, that's 1968 feet!! His 1/4 mile with his old ~950 HP V-10 car on dry pavement probably could've been in the 7s at near 200 mph. So, then, as now, Button is owned. :sadance:

And the recent Renault F1 cars launch even faster than the Ferraris (and everyone else).
 

·
'95 SC300 2jzgte/T78
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
BLITZSUPRA said:
+10000000000 :bowdown:

Although it wouldn't really be possible unless they highly restricted boost, even back in the '80s they had to have only 1.5L to attempt to keep HP from being insane (didn't work, still too powerful!). F1 technology has a way of finding itself in road cars eventually (note the current paddle shifter craze), wouldn't it awesome to see a new generation of variable nozzle turbo systems as a result of R&D in F1? :bigthumb:

Engine regulations governed the engine displacement not the hp. The Renault turbo engine made its first appearance in '77 at Silverstone and there where still
larger displacement engines running at the time. In '84 they were running 50+psi!
The thing was is the FIA thought a smaller displacement engine would cost less to produce, restrict hp thus increasing safety to to the higher cornering speeds do to the increase in aerodynamic's. Renault found a way around that didn't they!


F1 tech has been finding its ways into road cars for years. The funny thing is the FIA keeps setting regulations to help decrease the cost of F1 and help safety but EVERY year the cars keep getting faster and the teams just end up spending more money. Screw the FIA and their reg's because the teams will spend as much as they can to win, Ferrari $750+ million a year just in F1 and Toyota is said to have the biggest F1 budget exceeding $1billion dollars!!!!

What they should do is cap the teams budgets and then it will be a free for all, run what you brung and dont go home crying because your car did not win or is 1-5 sec's a lap slower.
Remember when they had the N/A championship in F1? They should bring that back, kinda like the ALMS series and others where you have more than one champion in the series do to class breakdown.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top