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Old 03-04-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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0-160 in 1.2 seconds...

Anyone ever seen a car do 0-160 in 1.2 seconds? I know how to do it and know who's done it...
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rocket car prolly
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Nope...VW beetle....
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And no rockets or jet engines were involved....
stock engine and no mods...
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push it out of a plane
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push it out of a plane
Nope...
Thats only 9.8 m/s/s. Not fast enough. All the car had was a paint job and chains....
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Chained to a catapult on an aircraft carrier maybe.

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Chained to a catapult on an aircraft carrier maybe.

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Buy that man a drink. Ya got it right...
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Nope...
Thats only 9.8 m/s/s. Not fast enough. All the car had was a paint job and chains....
WTF is with the Metric nonsense?

it's 32 ft/sec squared



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It wasn't chained to the catapult though..it was just chained together so it wouldn't fall apart..it still did though...a few hundred yards away after tumbling through the air for a while.
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WTF is with the Metric nonsense?

it's 32 ft/sec squared



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Nope, 32.2 ft/sec squared.
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79036 mph squared.
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Or miles per square hour
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Fine, noone respond...
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ah ok nice thats had to be cool
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Yeh..my roommate's uncle did this on an aircraft carrier...
Apparantly someone on the ship had bought a Beetle wherever they were stationed, and it was gonna cost more to ship it back than it cost him to begin with...so...with permission from the commanding officer, they chained the car together, put it on the catapult, and launched it off the ship
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my car use to go 0-160 in 1.2... but thats when i had my triple decker spoiler made of carbon fiber, body kit, and dozens of vinyls.
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I'd like to see a video of that... lol.
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Yeah, why did you post without a picture or a video? What nonsense!
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B/c this was done back in the day...like 40 years ago or more.
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