Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by Big Tea » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:38 pm

I dont know how long a set of tyres that can use more than half the performance available would last on the road though.
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:16 pm

The fronts will be ok - the rears will be gone in a few thousand miles, I'd bet.

It won't be the "pure" car that the McLaren F1 was - it's going to have stability control and traction control, ABS etc. All of which should help tyre (and underwear!) life.
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by Tim.Wright » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm

Seems the engine is a stressed member. Is that a first for a road car?
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by Just_a_fan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:50 pm

Tim.Wright wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Seems the engine is a stressed member. Is that a first for a road car?
I think the Ferrari F50 had a stressed member engine. The Cosworth guy seemed to suggest it was a first, however.
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by djos » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:57 pm

The sound of that V12 reminds me of the old 3.5 litre F1 V12's and I love it!
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by humble sabot » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:16 am

I had to go look it up to be sure, but yes, the F50 uses the engine almost exclusively as the structure, but it does have two side braces. I think you're effectively right though that he was implying a slightly exaggerated version of the truth. But then again the F50 is like the exception that proves the rule.
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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by Morteza » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:34 am

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Re: Aston Martin wants hyper-car to be faster than F1 cars

Post by humble sabot » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 am

NoDivergence wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:32 pm
The people who bought a car like this are at least Tim's size. And no, that demo car IS made of structural carbon. But who would want to stand on the seat of a 2 million dollar car...
When I first responded to you I decided to let this go but these comments have been stuck at the back of my head ever since you posted them.

The first one is speculation based on nothing.
The second one is supported by nothing. Every single image of these models show them to be very clearly wrapped with some sort of decorative pattern.
The third one can be answered quite simply: anyone not so precious about their toys that they're unwilling to use them.

Sorry, this is not carbon:
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This is not either:
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That's vinyl and plasti-dip
And besides how the subject of the video in question can be heard saying that it is a model he was instructed to be careful about - in selfsame video.

sigh, glad i got that off my chest, now i never have to think about that ever again.
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