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Old 05-02-2008, 02:28 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by 79TA View Post
Quarter mile results? The trap speed says the most about horsepower. This 480 hp 3850 lb car hit 121 mph . . . there are plenty of drag oriented cars with similar ratings that can hook up but still can't achieve that. Yes, I am suspicious. My guess is still 510-515 bhp. a 7-8% difference in power (if only that much) is a pretty major difference. I'd gladly take a 7-8% boost in power in any of my vehicles.
I myself believe it outputs more than 480hp despite what the president of Nissan Technical Center North America assure us of. Anyway, i'd like to see someone taking that VR38 engine for some real crank measurements and to see what it's really losing through the drivetrain. I'm very curious. Ultra-low friction bearings aside
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