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Old 11-11-2017, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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An otherwise 147-mph 2012 Mini Cooper S,with 181-hp,and an Iced down intercooler, just eked out 130-mph in the mile in 2012,due to the extra rolling resistance on the salt.
At 2730-pounds,that's basically 1-hp per 15-lbs.Power-to-weight is more important than any other factor in this 1-mile drag race.
If the Dodge was 4,000 lb race weight,you'd need a minimum 267-hp available to squeeze 130 in the mile,qualifying for the 150 Club.
I don't know anything about the 2-mile course.
It's still a lot of acceleration.Aerodynamic horsepower would be 54% higher than at 130.Rolling resistance should be a linear function.
*you'll need a roll cage
*fire suppression system
*V-Rated tires
*current SFI fire suit
*current SFI Hans device
*current Snell-approved brain bucket
That's $5,000 right there!
If you could pull off the 150,then you'd be qualified to run the long course,which can be up to 12-miles long.
You'd have to get your race license in 10-mph increments and the USFRA might let you use their roadster for that.
Once you had your racing license for up to 180-mph,you could do bracketed handling runs in the truck,increasing speed incrementally until you'd run the truck for all she was worth.
What a hoot!
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