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viper kill

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well I know there is a lot of hype with how fast the viper gts is, and based on the numbers posted in the mags it is impressive both in acceleration, skidpad, and g figures.
but thought I'd let you all know that I embarrased one today. I was coming up from behind a gts earlier today (who saw me coming) and so we went for it. It was hard to tell on the initial straight away as I started off in low rpm of 2nd but I'm feel he got off a big jump initially but then I'd say it was even or maybe well that is until a series of high speed sweepers came up. Let's just say soundly trouncing him in the corners was a whole bunch of fun. Basically I manouvered around some traffic and when in behind him rolled over to the next lane and blew around him on the outside...
I really thought it would have been harder than that, oh well he was impressed and gave me the thumbs up on that one! They sure look intimidating from behind with their wide ass and huge tires.
A little more to this story too, there's a dealer in the are that the owner saw what happened and chatted with me a bit. This is a guy who when I came into his dealership to look at a 4x4 was telling me how slow NSX are and I should have gotten a supra. So when I spoke to him today he was a bit surprised to see what he did and was asking on what type of mods I have, expecting this and that. I just said, I have a K&N air filter. (Basically true..grupee M) and that's really it. Guess the wide S-02's and dali track bars help too.
 
Oh you raced one of those high horse-powered "Clown Shoes"!!
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My friend owns a Viper thet do look kinda cool and have nice presence.(nastalia is not my style though).
Anyway, my friend Bob says as a daily driver it was too much work.And poor handling.
It was replaced by a 2001 convertable vette
which looks and feels pretty nice when I was in it,personally if your stuck on vettes I think the Z-06 is the clear choice for the money.Then of course you know the NSX w/ a little Basch caressing is a much better choice than all of them IMO.
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Good driving. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. The Viper may be crude, but it can kick some butt... I wonder if you beat the driver but not the car? He might have been afraid to push his car through the turns.

Anyway, be safe out there.

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'95 NSX-T: comptech exhaust, eibachs, bilsteins, WW front spoiler, 17/18 Work Wheels
'95 M3
'99 A4
 
Good kill.I raced one from a 30 roll to 110 and I managed to pull about a foot.The only thing I could think was that he started in the wrong gear.We did this 3 times with each the same result.Unexplainable to me but a kill is a kill.My car has run 12.80 @109 so he should have stomped me.(Like a good clown shoe would)
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[This message has been edited by nsxbadboy (edited 15 January 2002).]
 
Only as information, but it surprised me quite a lot!

A friend of mine with an intake/exhaust otherwise stock '91 nsx and no passenger was able to stay close (no one of the two could walk away from the other!) with an Audi RS4 with driver/passenger.

The situation: they were on a straight on the Swiss autobahn, cruising at 100 kph and they both accelerated at the same time at WOT (he started in 4th gear) up to 220-230 kph. The told me that both car were VERY even... quite a good achievement when we think that the RS4 (twin turbo V6) has 380 ps, 325 ft/lb and about 1670 kg. The better aerodynamic of a lowered nsx played the role here?
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Originally posted by gheba_nsx:
Only as information, but it surprised me quite a lot!

A friend of mine with an intake/exhaust otherwise stock '91 nsx and no passenger was able to stay close (no one of the two could walk away from the other!) with an Audi RS4 with driver/passenger.

Was it Lino ?
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Originally posted by gheba_nsx:
the RS4 (twin turbo V6) has 380 ps, 325 ft/lb and about 1670 kg.
IIRC, the RS4 (not available in the US) has comparable acceleration #s to the 3.2L NSX.

With those big fenders and 14" brakes, and tons of factory carbon fiber, the BMW M coupe (or other high-performance station wagons) have nothing on this car.

Plus its got trunk space and AWD
 
The told me that both car were VERY even... quite a good achievement when we think that the RS4 (twin turbo V6) has 380 ps, 325 ft/lb and about 1670 kg. The better aerodynamic of a lowered nsx played the role here?

More likely that the role was played by the lower weight of the NSX. That Audi is a very heavy car (1670 kg = 3682 pounds).
 
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