Originally Posted by Nottm_S2
I know zip about Pitts' car but
An R1 weighs 200kg and has 200bhp. Lets say the rider weighs 90kg with armour on (high).
Lets say an S weighs 1200kg. To get that figure it needs 828bhp. And putting that power down is going to be an issue.
All i said was i'd be surprised
This might help
Let's see if I can straighten things out here....200 hp out of an R1? Really? That's more than my Busa.From a standing start traction would be an issue but from 60 onwards not so much.If I hadn't backed off I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have caught me in the space left, if at all.
My car was built to be fast, but it's probably a faster drag racer than a road car.The engine is Fernando s race engine rebuilt to the same spec, so 1000hp, the turbo is supposed to be around 850 hp...These are American wheel hp figures so read into it what you like.Its geared for 200 mph and has a sequential gearbox with geartronics paddle shift, so full power gearshifts which are a lot quicker than the H gate box.
You find it difficult to believe because you don't want to believe.If I had to put money on my Busa being faster than my car I would have to decline.
Oh nearly forgot, the engine with a H gate box in Fernando s car was doing 8 second 1/4 mile times...Please remind me again what times the R1 does it in.