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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:39 PM
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My friend builds the fastest cars in Canada--ask me anything!
My friend Dave builds the fastest production car in Canadian history, and he finally proved it last Wednesday.

RCMP clocked him on a closed track at 174.6Km/h (that's about 130mph).

It's a tiny engine, but the horsepower to weight ratio is insane.

185hp in a 900lb car = 0-60mph in 3.78 seconds.

And just shy of the world reverse-speed record (165.08Km/h), at 164.47Km/h.

The car uses a modified motorcycle engine and gearbox. The gearbox is configured so all six speeds work in forward and reverse, so it was worth attempting the reverse record.

I'm pretty proud for Dave. Here's his business link:

http://www.super7cars.com /


By the way, I'm planning on buying one of his cars in summer 2004. Can't wait!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:41 PM
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1. Pretty neat. How much are they?
I nosed around the site, and didn't see a price.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:52 PM
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2. Depends...
There are a few conficurations you choose when ordering.

The basic package is about US$30,000.

http://www.super7cars.com/PDF/order_form.pdf

Mine will be a little less, because I'm ordering it with a more tame, low maintainence Ford 4-cyl motor--the Suzuki one is too hot to handle, and very tempramental.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 01:53 PM
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3. Cool - would that I had the money. It looks like a blast to drive!
Oh well...maybe someday.
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