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Old 10-26-04, 06:08 PM
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best autocross car ever......

This guy has the set up to put anyone to shame. Although the course does favor a small car...check out his brakes at the end...
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http://www.exbyte.net/showit.php?videoid=71
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Old 10-26-04, 07:26 PM
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Lol
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Old 10-26-04, 08:10 PM
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haha cool
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nice video. sound like a super chager engine. mabe a RWD ?
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Took my nephew to a local autocross, and there was a guy with basically a SCCA GT-5 prepped Mini... My nephew is into Neons & SRT4's, and had never even seen an original Mini...

All he could do was laugh at this tiny thing, and wonder how many clowns would pile-out at the end of the run.

I tried tellin him the thing would be quick, but he wouldn't believe me... Until it turned FTD by about 1.5 seconds over a shifter cart!!!
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LOL awesome video! That was a quick mini! Some of those cars are pretty freaking quick. I can't wait to try my ZX2 at autocross now that I've got the new struts and springs in it... would never be able to even come close to touching anything that quick, that was a quick little sucker.
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The local Society of Automotive Engineers builds a car here at Iowa State every year, and they took one of theirs to an autocross event at one point.

It beat the next fastest car by 8 seconds. Yes, 8.

Their cars are tube construction, totally built from scratch, and usually push 100+ HP into a vehicle that's somewhere around 500 lbs, with driver. Suspension, steering, and brakes to match. *drool* Insanely fast little things.

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^ Formula SAE cars. Dr. Bob Woods and his UTA students bring their cars to many of our local events and they are all stupidly fast.

They've swept the podium at the Solo2 Nationals the past two years in a row with their cars.

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I'm with the Formula SAE team here at UBC and we were just out testing this weekend at a local autocross and we quite easily set FTD, depite never getting the tires up to temp.
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Old 11-02-04, 06:38 PM
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i dunno im sitting here at school trying to watch a video instead of do my paper and i clicked on the link and it wont let me view do to adult/sexual content...wtf
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Hey guys/girls,

To my knowledge, it's an auto-test rather than an autocross, same things...sort of

The auto-test is like the autocross but it has more things, usually like backing up and driving around a cone, they usually involve a course you have to memorize and they usually really confusing... for sick, sick auto-test movie,

right click and save....

http://www.noflatbatteries.com/videos/ChrisEvans.wmv
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lol nice!

hey where do they have places u can do that? looks like fun.
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VT FSAE

nobody makes 100+ hp. anywhere on their car. So unless they've removed the 20mm restrictor and have some beefy half shafts, they're most likely making around 80hp. I beleive we have a former iowa state fsae team member at our school now.
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also, that mini is clearly rwd, most likely has a hyabusa engine and a turbo. Pretty fun little swap.
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VT FSAE

nobody makes 100+ hp. anywhere on their car. So unless they've removed the 20mm restrictor and have some beefy half shafts, they're most likely making around 80hp. I beleive we have a former iowa state fsae team member at our school now.
Yeah... though close. Cornell claims 82hp at the wheels for last year's car, and that's turboed and burning alky. Do the (probably not that accurate) 15% rule and that's 96ish at the flywheel. Then again, they did win...

*mutters things about his school's SAE student org folding*
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also, that mini is clearly rwd, most likely has a hyabusa engine and a turbo. Pretty fun little swap.

Nope. It's front wheel drive. This was discussed on the autox email list a couple weeks ago. The drivetrain and chassis configuration is stock and you can make the FWD car pivot around the cones because it has an open diff. You have to time the steering and throttle inputs perfectly to make it do it though. Some of the English guys knew all about it and had seen it done before.
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Cool vid

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It's definitely FWD Watch the way the car moves and also check out those big fatties on the front.
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He's probably got differential braking on the front (one wheel brakes at a time, like on a tractor).
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