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Old 03-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #120 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
Something must have been ridiculously wrong in that report or their testing.

The only excuse for that is their inability to actually reach max speed due to other components. At Cd 0.19, and 2200 lbs, with 115HP that car should have had no problem exceeding 125MPH.
Remember 1hp in 1960 is only about .7 HP today. Our measurement methods differ and obviously the drivetrain and gear ratios today are probably a bit better, not to mention carb'd motors have certain irritating issues.
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