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Old 02-11-2009, 08:19 PM   #1
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0-60 in 2.1 seconds?

sure! http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/02/new-zero-to-60.html



An Indiana businessman and a race car-driving chauffeur have built what they and the World Record Academy call the world's fastest street-legal car, a 1,600-horsepower beast that does zero to sixty in just 2.1 seconds.

That's right. Two-point-one seconds.

Designer Marlon Kirby and financier David McMahan unveiled the Maxximus G-Force this morning in Beverly Hills, and they'll happily sell you one for $3 million. That kind of money buys you a car with a 7-liter twin turbocharged Chevrolet V8 engine powerful enough to leave the Ferrari Enzo, McLaren F1 and even the mighty Bugatti Veyron in its dust. When Kirby let 'er rip at Rockingham Raceway in North Carolina a few months ago, the car did zero to 100 in 4.541 seconds and peeled off a zero-to-100-back-to-zero time of 8.861 seconds.

"Racing the Maxximus G-Force, well, it's like coming down from the top of a roller coaster ride," Kirby told Wired.com. "You're experiencing so many Gs that there is just no other way to describe it."

Kirby is the founder of Maxximus Technologies. McMahan is the president and CEO of Argent Funds Group. The two met when Kirby was driving the limo that carried McMahan home from the airport in Indianapolis. They started talking about cars and discovered they shared a dream of building a record-breaking street-legal car.

"Building a record-breaking performance car is something I always dreamed of as a kid, ever since I was strapping motors to my Radio Flyer to the time when I was drag racing Studebakers at Paradise Airport," said McMahan. "So, we exchanged numbers in the limo, and I called Marlon back about two weeks later, agreeing to finance his next project.'"

Kirby spent four years developing and building the car. He started with an Ultima GTR 720, a British super-exotic already capable of zero to 60 in 2.6 seconds. Kirby yanked the Ultima's drivetrain, gearbox and a good portion of the chassis because, he said, they couldn't handle the acceleration he was looking for. Maxximus uses an all-aluminum 434-cubic inch small-block V8 and two Turbonetics turbochargers to produce 1,600 horsepower at the flywheel. Power flows through a custom-made paddle-shifted three speed transmission. Six-piston AP Racing calipers grab 14.2-inch rotors to bring the car to a stop. The mid-engined car weighs 2,700 pounds and will suck the fuel tank dry in 9 minutes.

McMahan calls building the car a dream come true. And though it costs about twice as much as the Veyron - which does zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds - McMahan says he's had a couple of inquiries from buyers in the Middle East. Perhaps that's why the car will be featured at the Big Boy's Toys Super Show in Abu Dhabi on April 30th.



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Fastest production street-legal car, sure. NOT the fastest street legal car though, this Corvette does it in 1.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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and I don't understand how this can be 2 million bucks when you can get a pretty nice ultima gtr for under 100k
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$3 million? Thanks, I'd rather buy 2 Bugattis
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Its ugly....Reallly ugly.

And 0-60 in 1 second?? Holy shit....
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... Why didn't they change the body at all? That looks exactly like an Ultima. Whats the point of developing your own car if you just leave the donor body as is?
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Fastest production street-legal car, sure. NOT the fastest street legal car though, this Corvette does it in 1.
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$3 million? Thanks, I'd rather buy 2 Bugattis
I'll have a Gumpert instead please:



Like great job in making the car, but it's very ugly, and... just looks too old school super car.
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It's a f'ing kit car with a stupidly powerful motor and a drive train to back it up... $100k kit car, $100k motor/drivetrain, and 10x markup. The only reason that thing would impress me is if it had outstanding drivability which when the power levels are that high, gets nearly impossible.
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9 minutes and the fuel tank is empty???

ya no thanks
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9 minutes and the fuel tank is empty???

ya no thanks
Well to be fair the Veyron runs out of fuel at top speed in about 10 minutes lol
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Like great job in making the car, but it's very ugly, and... just looks too old school super car.
I'd go with the Zonda R over the Gumpert...

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yes 10 mins of fuel at top speed on the Veyron , but that is stable at 400+ Km/h.

I highly doubt this thing would be even close to stable @ 300 kmh.
They mention nothing of top speed. Yes it was built as a 0-60 car, but still a point when I look at super cars.

That Zonda R is pimp!
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the Ultima is wind tunnel tested stable to over 200mph apparantly (~320kph)
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the Ultima is wind tunnel tested stable to over 200mph apparantly (~320kph)
Unfortunately, it will never be driven in a wind tunnel by it's owner. I'd want to see stability at 200MPH on the Mulsanne straights.
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Well to settle this argument, for $3 mil you could have the Gumpert, the Zonda, and the Veyron. Altho, I would likely replace the Gumpert with a Koeniggsegg.
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The ford rs200 evo did 0-60 in 2.1 seconds even supposedly one of the "tweaked" models ran 1.9. Being only 20 evo models they could try different things, so I dunno if that is comparable, but the rs200 had that same acceleration back in the 80s....
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The ford rs200 evo did 0-60 in 2.1 seconds even supposedly one of the "tweaked" models ran 1.9. Being only 20 evo models they could try different things, so I dunno if that is comparable, but the rs200 had that same acceleration back in the 80s....
and the motor would be lucky to finish a single race!
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God I hate those Ultimas. They were ugly when they came out, and damnit, they're still ugly today.
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God I hate those Ultimas. They were ugly when they came out, and damnit, they're still ugly today.
Agreed. And $3 million for that thing is an absolute joke. I love how they can't even get the car to run properly in the videos, what bang for your buck!!
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God I hate those Ultimas. They were ugly when they came out, and damnit, they're still ugly today.
zero to ugly in 0.5 seconds..
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