about the speeds of the ultimate f1 car i know some of the speeds sound fake but thats because there only a rough guess but the real speeds would be similar or close
05-05-2004, 05:56 PM
Any ways if there were no resrictions the cars could go around most extreme corners at 350-400 km/h and 600-800 km/h on the straight streches the engine would still be a 3 litre but would be super light and could have as much horsepower as a top fuel dragster. But the speeds r so great that the drivers would need g suits to prevent blacking out.
The website says: (extract)
"With another decade of unhindered development, it is plausible to expect at least 2000 bhp in qualifying trim and 1500 bhp in race trim by the end of the 1990s.
Special tracks would have to be built to accommodate the cars. These tracks would have to have the relatively simple design and layout of modern tracks, with only 12-16 corners, but with the immense length of the great tracks of the past. Basically, they would need to be stretched or magnified versions of current tracks. Straights would need to be connected to extremely long and wide corners to allow the cars to reach their potential in terms of cornering speeds.
The speeds and the danger to drivers and spectators would be overwhelming. The consequences of a car cornering at more than 300km/h and crashing would be catastrophic. It would be impossible for the driver to survive such an experience, and the resulting impact would probably result in the worst spectator accident in motor-racing history.
It sounds great in principle but in reality it would be completely undriveable, and even Gilles Villeneuve would be intimidated by the performance. To even attempt to drive such a car, drivers would have to wear airforce-style pressure suits to avoid blacking out in 6 or 7 G-force corners. They would probably also have to take amphetamines to improve their reflexes and reaction times."
It does basically say that it would be impossible to drive such a car, and no mention of 800km/h top speed.
Thanks for posting the link though, its an interesting read, and it is proof, even if you did embelished it a bit originally. :)