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Hey guys, this doesn't necessarily have to do with Nissan in particular, but I know it will be something of interest to talk about...

I got into an argument at work with a guy who claims that he has seen a CAR with 9000 horsepower. Yes, that is a 9 followed by 3 zeros. He said to me, "It was very loud." (!) At first I thought he was merely exaggerating, but as the conversation carried on I realized that he was serious and I began to think "What a fuckin moron?"

I can think of machines that can produce 9000HP (i.e. boats, trains, jets), but not any CARS. The only things that I can think of that resemble cars and that can produce close to 9000HP are top-notch dragsters... you know, the things that weigh about a ton and do the quarter mile in less than 4 seconds. They usually top out at about 7000HP.

So by the end of the conversation I pretty much told him that he was out of his mind. Anyone else agree or am I actually the dumb one here?

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sukebegigi said:
I wonder what the Europeans think of this behavior.
You mean tractor pulling? A least here in Finland it's quite popular...

By the way, I've heard that the boost pressure that they are using in some teams is 130psi - yes 130psi! :thumbup:

Edit: here's the site of the most famous tractor pulling team in Finland: http://tractorpulling.valtra.com/
They are using only one turbocharger in their engines (some may have even four) and running "only" about 80psi of boost :rolleyes:
 

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MCHNHED said:
Keep in mind here... my colleague did specify the vehicle as a CAR, not a truck or tractor... ;)
what type of car is it that has "9000 hp" :rolleyes:
 

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Sethticlees said:
A locomotive is good for 9000hp. :thumbup:


lol, accualy i bet the have more TQ than HP.
 

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i am some what amused by his ignorance. you'll do your self more harm than good if you flip out about it, just agree with him and see how far he takes it, mean while you are laughing up a storm in your head :thumbup:

let dumb asses be dumb asses, fuel their stupidity, its always good for a few laughs. :cheers:
 

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ok first of all locomotives have almost no hp however the torque is nearly unlimited the way it works is they have a big diesel generator, which puts out a good amount of electricity and stays at 2000 or so rpm now the wheels are drivin buy one big f'ing electric motor so yeah lowhp but globs of torque...
but back to the car

ive seen a 1500hp mr2 aw11 of course it was also running on 3 briggs and stratton jet turbines...so yeah that doesnt count my grandfather also knew a guy who got 5000 hp out of a chevy smallblock but the trick was, the engine only lasted for 5 sec at that power before boom the botom end disenigrated but since he did it, he won a bet and won money but i dont think any car will reach 9000 hp with a single engine besides it wouldnt be street legal either i believe the most powerfull street legal vehile is a TT built supra pushing 1600hp or so(correct me if im wrong)

i believe the only way to get close would be to fully build and quad turbo the new caddy 16 (v16 concept car)

hell even then i doubt you can get 3000+ hp


there is just no way
 

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1.6pete said:
i am some what amused by his ignorance. you'll do your self more harm than good if you flip out about it, just agree with him and see how far he takes it, mean while you are laughing up a storm in your head :thumbup:

let dumb asses be dumb asses, fuel their stupidity, its always good for a few laughs. :cheers:
yeah, i can't stand people like that. the guy who lives across the street from me is like that. he's the type of person who always has done something or has something better than you. and he always lies, which is the part that pisses me off. even if you're right, he'll never admit he's wrong. that little prick.
 
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