Fifth Gear 200mph car

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bayliss

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20 posts

170 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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I work for Fifth Gear.
One of our current projects is to attempt 200mph in a modified Esprit.
Has anyone out there achieved a genuine 200mph in a car that cost them under 50k, or knows someone that has?
If so we'd like to hear from you.
Ian Bayliss (0121 697 1904)

parrot of doom

23,075 posts

170 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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This is a disgrace. I demand that 5th gear be renamed 'reverse gear', and stop pandering to the quite illogical wishes of idiot motorists who break the speed limit by 170mph.

































stig

11,481 posts

220 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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lol!

I look forward to seeing more of 5th Gear's exploits

Hughesie2

12,540 posts

218 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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So have they run out of ideas for the Esprit then ??

slikk

2,135 posts

179 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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Chuck some NOS up it
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mechsympathy

37,941 posts

191 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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Hughesie2 said:
So have they run out of ideas for the Esprit then ??


Either that or gearboxes

scruffy

3,757 posts

197 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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You mean it's ongoing, and no one has broken the mythical hymenyet...

Arse.

Munter

28,174 posts

177 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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mechsympathy said:

Hughesie2 said:
So have they run out of ideas for the Esprit then ??



Either that or gearboxes


They'd be better off biteing the bullit and calling Quafe and asking if they can buy a 'box. Then flog it afterwards and put the original back on.

woodlands

190 posts

189 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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Drop it out of a hercules travelling at 300 mph. That will guarantee the performance figures required, and you can even do it with a fiesta.

Hughesie2

12,540 posts

218 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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mechsympathy said:

Either that or gearboxes

davidy

4,001 posts

220 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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What about adamt's CTR, 50K can't be far off the s/h price.

davidy

bruciebabe

1,126 posts

177 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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A Cerb is the best way of doing this. It's what they should have started with. Doable for half the budget as well.

Plotloss

67,279 posts

206 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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davidy said:
What about adamt's CTR, 50K can't be far off the s/h price.

davidy


Try doubling/tripling it and you're closer I would guess.

Theres only 28 of them and if they havent appreciated I would be very suprised.

DanH

12,287 posts

196 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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davidy said:
What about adamt's CTR, 50K can't be far off the s/h price.

davidy


Thats what I'd be thinking too, although if it can't already do it, I'm not sure how tuneable a Ruf CTR would be?

pdV6

16,441 posts

197 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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DanH said:

davidy said:
What about adamt's CTR

Thats what I'd be thinking too, although if it can't already do it, I'm not sure how tuneable a Ruf CTR would be?

Its been there and done that - Autocar managed a 0-200-0 test in it.

craigw

12,246 posts

218 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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is this in addition to the lotus? very confusing?

Davey S1

11,982 posts

190 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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A CTR went for just over 60K not too long ago IIRC.

For teh performance that is an absolute bargain.

HarryW

14,637 posts

205 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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How much power, given an average drag factor do you need to break it is the only question mark over the theory below IMHO?
A standard 4.5 Cerbera knocking out say a real 360-380bhp wil do around 180 real mph. These can be had for sub 20K prices and they already have the relative light weight (1100Kgs), whihc can be reduced to sub 1000Kgs easily IMHO and a full roll cage, half way there me thinks .
Improving it's power, well as already said NoS is the cheapest way to go, so long as you have a sound engine to begion with.
'TVR Power', ask for Dom, would I imagine do a complete strip and rebuild for say 8-10K. Then throw a 200 squirt of NoS in , TVR Power can do/have done this too .
There is already a cerb out there which is making not far short of a true 400bhp standard which has a generous shot of NoS, 250 I believe .
If you are serious about the project I beleieve the Cerbera is the way to go, not forgetting even McLaren used the cerbera as the test mule for their SLR developement .

Harry

4wd

2,289 posts

167 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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You can have a CTR spec car built for 50k (25k 3.3 turbo plus 25k mods). Search out ultra violent on the porsche forums.

Martin_S

9,939 posts

181 months

Thursday 14th April 2005
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I'd have thought that the Ultima forum would be your best bet!