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Old 04-18-2004, 04:08 PM
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Fastest ever 1/4 Mile and 0-60...

In 1985 Sammy Miller set the fastest 1/4 mile time to date of 3.58 seconds in his vanishing point rocket car.

It also did 0-60 in 0.16 seconds...

It was also packing around 25,000 hp

http://www.rugeley.demon.co.uk/sport/drag/sammy.htm
http://www.draglist.com/stories/SOD%...SOD-030702.htm
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:18 PM
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It was noted that every time he drove it his nose and ears would bleed! I'm sure it had a lot to do with him basically lying on his back while driving it, but then again, he did that so he wouldn't black out. The physics of the human body under moments of extreme acceleration are crazy...

I've got a video of the car on my computer, doing it's famous run. Doesn't look like a real video at all!
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Old 04-18-2004, 04:55 PM
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I've got a video of the car on my computer, doing it's famous run.
Egg Nog: Do you know somewhere on the internet I'd be able to download this video or is there a possibility that you could post it somehow or send it through email. Also, do you have any more information on the car itself? I'd never heard of this vehicle....what sort of engine were they using to generate over 20,000 HP.
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:02 PM
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It might be a similar engine to the engine in the M-1 abrams tank.
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:38 PM
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On www.fast-autos.net there's a car that can go from 0-60 in 1.2 secs and its not rocket powered.
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:43 PM
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Egg Nog: Do you know somewhere on the internet I'd be able to download this video or is there a possibility that you could post it somehow or send it through email. Also, do you have any more information on the car itself? I'd never heard of this vehicle....what sort of engine were they using to generate over 20,000 HP.
Phenomenal times of 0-60 mph in 0.2 seconds and 0-100 mph in 0.3 seconds were normal for rocket cars. Sammy couldn't buy the rocket fuel in England and had to buy it in Germany. He had to fuel the car in a field about 1/4 mile away from any other cars or spectators! I believe the engine he used in "Vanishing Point" was the same type used by NASA in the lunar module. He had to lie almost flat on his back in the car; otherwise, the incredible acceleration would have caused him to black out. He said that every time he raced the car his nose and ears bled.
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Old 04-18-2004, 05:56 PM
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That would be freaking awesome to drive.
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i doubt it would be worth it; it would be extremely painful
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Old 04-18-2004, 08:09 PM
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On www.fast-autos.net there's a car that can go from 0-60 in 1.2 secs and its not rocket powered.
which car on the site??
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It's a modified 180SX. If you choose cars on the right hand margin you can then choose fastest 0-60 on the top from there.
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:22 PM
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does anyone know the acceleration figures for Donald Campbell's Bluebird, i believe that was the worlds fastest internal combustion vehicle
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:57 AM
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Egg Nog: Do you know somewhere on the internet I'd be able to download this video or is there a possibility that you could post it somehow or send it through email. Also, do you have any more information on the car itself? I'd never heard of this vehicle....what sort of engine were they using to generate over 20,000 HP.
try http://www.au004a2814.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/miller.html for picures and description of the (jet) engine. video also.
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ummm that is truly insane
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Has anyone here been to see these jet cars i have and they are soo powerfull that they like shake ya and make you feel ya heart pounding it's so wick.
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well i get shaken just by the trucks from standing alongside the motorway, so no doubt a jet car would stir you around
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