Surely this can't be true

Surely this can't be true

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funkynige

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7,682 posts

247 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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I've just read this on another messageboard ( www.supercars.net/cMsg?viewThread=y&year=2000&make=TVR&model=Cerbera%20Speed%2012&fn=26&i=1750 ) 'I have heard of 2nd Generation Speed 12's (there's been 3 generations) passing 1200bhp when modified by private owners.'
and was wondering if anyone here knew if this is true or not?
Thanks in advance.

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

275 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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Complete cods.

Was also amused by this

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P.S. TVR : 75 years of building lightweight, very powerful road-racers

thom

2,745 posts

245 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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Why not? Japs modify there Supras for delivering 800 hp so it doesn't sound impossible to pump out 1200 hp from the speed 12....Anyway I wonder where the point is: I doubt the speed 12 can handle so much power

PetrolTed

34,329 posts

275 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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I'm not saying it can't be done, just that it hasn't. There aren't any customer cars, let alone 'third generation' customer cars.

thom

2,745 posts

245 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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Nono, my post was for funkynige

r-bin

135 posts

248 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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sure it can be done, but i dont believe anybody did it before and there arent many TVR speed 12 owners out there.
By the way Supercars.net is a pretty good site about a lot of very fast cars but the forums ar pure carp, mostly replies are made by people who SAY they all have a very fast car and also have 1 favorite car which is the best of the world. sure... 9 out of 10 arent telling the thruth i think.

thom

2,745 posts

245 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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By the way Supercars.net is a pretty good site about a lot of very fast cars but the forums ar pure carp


Pistonheads uber alles

plotloss

67,280 posts

242 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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Why on earth would you want to?

Like 800bhp in a 900kg frame is not enough!!

I wonder if this is the same person that invented crack because cocaine wasnt good enough.

Bizzare behaviour!

Matt.

pbrettle

3,280 posts

255 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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Has anyone talked to someone that has a seriously boosted Jap turbo car? You know the ones that people say have 1000Bhp? You try pulling away from the lights in it - turbo lag from hell and a "will it" or "wont it" stall or fly away....

They are not easy to drive and a nightmare to drive in anything other than flat out....And most of the claims of performance on these things are somewhat over exaggererated... most dont pull more than 600 - 800bhp (only he says).

The big difference here is that the Jap cars (Skyline, 300ZX etc) are turbo or twin-turbo models. Therefore uping the boost etc is easy. To take a 8 litre (I think) V12 to over 1000bhp would be hard at best... the only thing to do would be turbo it - but try doing that to a TVR engine....

On my knowledge I would have to concur - utter tosh..

Cheers,

Paul

thom

2,745 posts

245 months

Tuesday 18th December 2001
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... the only thing to do would be turbo it - but try doing that to a TVR engine....






Edited by thom on Tuesday 18th December 16:28

spandexx

944 posts

248 months

Monday 24th December 2001
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Perhaps they are mistaking fantasy with fact. On Gran Turismo 3 (ehehheh I'm a big kid!!) you can take the speed 12 to over 1000bhp.

And, unfortunately that is the only speed 12 ownership that is currently possible.


monty_python

358 posts

234 months

Tuesday 19th November 2002
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plotloss said:
I wonder if this is the same person that invented crack because cocaine wasnt good enough.



Who's a denis leary fan then ????

ByronTVR

332 posts

256 months

Wednesday 20th November 2002
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thom said: Why not? Japs modify there Supras for delivering 800 hp so it doesn't sound impossible to pump out 1200 hp from the speed 12....Anyway I wonder where the point is: I doubt the speed 12 can handle so much power


Why? can a Supra handle 1200 or 800 bhps???

Bye the way, the link is not working

ByronTVR

>> Edited by ByronTVR on Wednesday 20th November 00:03

kevinday

9,200 posts

252 months

Wednesday 20th November 2002
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There are a number of Supras running 800 bhp BUT these are really only used on the drag strip, or a traffic lights GP. THe 3 litrecan be modified with a single turbo, or, start with a twin turbo. A work colleague is really into Supras right now and constantly chats about them, until I show him a copy of the TVR Sprint magazine Basically any turbo engine can be modified to produce silly power, usually at the cost of reliability.