Stupid and unrealistic discussion about "Which car is faster?"

Discussion in 'On Point' started by concealer404, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    Car "A"
    600hp @ 8500rpms

    Car "B"
    600hp @ 6500rpms

    Both cars have identical transmissions. Both cars are geared to do precisely 200mph. Both cars are identical in EVERY way other than motor and the rear end necessary to hit 200mph.

    Assume bother cars have a fairly wide powerband (Turbo cars), just that Car "A" will have it shifted upwards as a side effect from the drastically higher rev limit.

    Which car hits 200mph in a shorter amount of time? Yes, i realize that it's hard to tell without a fully dyno graph, but too bad. Neither car actually exists, so i don't have graphs.
  2. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    depends on tires.
  3. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    Both cars have identical tires and magically dead hook in every situation.
  4. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    depends on wind direction and speed.
  5. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    There would be no way of knowing without Dyne graphs. Because what if car B drops all of its power after peak.
  6. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    Here we go again... (Last time i asked this question, it turned into a shitshow.)

    There are no dyno graphs. ASSume that neither motor magically hits a wall and goes to 0 HP at 6501 and 8501rpms magically, respectively.

    Figure a solid 1000rpms or so of usable power above peak. I'll make it easy on you. Car A is rev limited to 9500rpms. Car B is rev limited to 7500rpms.

    Also will make it easy: Car A is going to have shorter gearing because of the higher RPM limit (Remember, both cars geared to exactly 200mph.)
  7. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    Depends on drivers
  8. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    and geolocation, because gravity.

    and altitude of each car.
  9. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater


    "Stupid and unrealistic discussion"? OP delivers!
  10. mOjO

    mOjO Member

    is one race done before the completion of the three gorges damn and one after? the mild change in earths rotation may be impacted.

    if not done on the exact same lunar cycle gravity will be different...
  11. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    One race is done after your mom gorges herself on the seed of 3 men.
  12. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Q: If you have two cars that are exactly the same, except different in some way that is only vaguely specified, how different are they?

    A: They are different by exactly the amount that is unspecified, multiplied by the factors which are affected by that unspecified amount.
  13. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    If this is actually a question thread and not just a Troll-tastic mind-fucker of a thread, I'm going to say that car B is going to win in a drag race on account of it hitting it's peak power sooner than car A. (assuming both car rev up at the same speed)
  14. k.trazy

    k.trazy New Member

    I'd say Car B. While going those higher speeds in the higher gear you can hold it in 5th or 6th and it'll keep in the torque band to push it to 200.
  15. Picklz

    Picklz SUDO Make me a SAMCH

    I would like to nominate this for post of the year.
  16. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    The gearing difference is going to be pretty drastic, which would make "time to peak power" pretty similar. The two motors may free-rev in neutral at the same speed, but that's not relevant while actually in gear.
  17. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    Both cars have a 5spd, identical transmission. Both geared to do exactly 200mph at rev limit in top gear.

    Math says 3.55 rear end in Car B, 4.5 rear end in Car A. And again... both cars make 600hp at peak.

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