[DML] Re: Fast Car?
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[DML] Re: Fast Car?



I have had Winged1 up to a (calculated) speed of 140mph, in central 
Montana.  I say "calculated" because I have never changed the 
speedometer face to read a value higher that 85 mph.  It took a while 
to get to the top speed, and I still had some room left on the 
tachometer.  The car is limited by horsepower for top speed.  This 
speed run was done shortly before I lowered the car down (or should I 
say WAY down?), so the top speed may be higher or lower now, depending 
on the aerodynamic effects of the change in stance.  Sometimes 
lowering can increase down-force (which was my goal), but this will 
result in higher aerodynamic drag if other design elements are not 
changed.  I always tell people that the car is "quick", but not 
necessarily world-class "fast".

BTW - I believe that the official top speed was listed as "130 mph, 
estimated".

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC
www.delorean-parts.com


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@xxxx> wrote:
>
> I have people ask me the usual questions I'm sure all of us hear 
(what 
> does it cost?  Where do you get parts for it?  Is the flux capacitor 
> working?  How many engines did GM produce for these?  etc.), but I 
> don't know the answer to one of them:  "Is it a fast car?"  Seeing 
> it's 25 years old, I don't drive it "fast" - usually 75 on the 
> interstate, but never over 80, which means I'm in the center lane.  
> But assuming it was in perfect shape, and nothing would fall off, is 
> it considered a fast car?  How fast?  Would it be passed by a Toyota 
> Pruis?  A mustang?  Corvette?  Had a Lamborghini blow by me today on 
> the interstate, didn't even think about trying to speed up a little 
to 
> check it out.  How does it compare to other cars out there?
>








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