Doing a burnout at 200mph

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Doing a burnout at 200mph


Post by K_trip » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:03 pm



At last month's Wannagofast 1/2-mile shootout in Florida, Phipps and the Alpha Omega set a new record of 224.91 mph for a 1/2-mile run. What was more fascinating than the run was the way the Alpha Omega got it done: Sliding all over the place. The stock GT-R's traction control system manages to keep all four wheels planted for the first part of the run — something AMS says likely saps about 200 hp. But when the GT-R reaches 210 mph, the traction control can no longer keep track of how fast the wheels are spinning, and essentially shuts off. That meant the Alpha Omega got a power boost at 200 mph that had it doing a burnout to 224 mph. We tell you not to try this at home, but unless you're AMS Performance, there's no need.

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Re: Doing a burnout at 200mph


Post by Taterhead » Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:56 pm

That is pretty damn cool. Not sure how I'd feel driving a car that I know the tires would break loose at 200 when the car will do 224

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Re: Doing a burnout at 200mph


Post by metalmonkey47 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:08 am

You guys have no idea how wicked WannaGoFast gets. Last fall I went to the event up in North GA in the mountains and they ran at a private airstrip. It was so cool.

We actually went out in a buddies Stage 3 Roush Mustang and blew up the planetary gears on the first launch with the new radials.

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