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    For Petrol heads

    a) This never seizes to amaze....Stunning!

    Engine: All Aluminum Donovan V8 w/Weineck Pistons, Crank, Heads
    Position: Front Longitudinal
    Aspiration: Natural
    Displacement: 12782 cc / 780 in
    Compression: 11.5:1
    Power: 820.3 kW / 1100 bhp @ 7000 rpm
    Specific: output 86.06 bhp per litre
    Torque: 1760 nm / 1298.1 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
    Body / frame: Carbon-Composite Body over 4 Inch Steel Ladder Frame
    Driven wheels: RWD w/75% LSD
    Wheel type: Weineck 3-Piece
    Front tyres: 255/40 ZR18
    Rear tyres: 315/35 ZR18
    Front brakes: Brembro Discs
    Front brake size: mm / in
    Rear brakes: Brembro Discs
    Rear brake size: mm / in
    Steering: Power Steering
    Front suspension: Adj Suspension w/Coi Springs
    Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
    Gear ratios: 2.741:1, 1.778:1, 1.15:1, 0.863:1,:1
    Final drive: 2.70:1


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    12,900 cc V8 engine
    Horsepower: 1,100 hp (820 kW) at 7000 rpm
    Torque: 1,760 Nm (1,298 lbft) from 3600 rpm to 7000 rpm [1]
    0100 km/h: 2.9 sec
    0200 km/h: 4.9 sec
    0300 km/h: 10 sec
    0400 km/h: 16.9 sec
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    Pity there aren't any emoticons for "drool" - 'cos I certainly am right now!!

    820kw!!! 0 - 100 in 2.9 seconds..... I am SOLD
    "If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you."

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    What is more amazing is that is a naturally aspirated engine........no fancy turbos and superchargers !

    Even till today, the first 427 Cobras were/are the quickest 0 to 100 to 0 mph !
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    As nice as it was to drive a turbo charged quattro - the repair bills when it did break were astronomical.

    So a V8 putting down all that power AND n/a as well... need I say more
    "If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you."

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    So is this going to be the next toy for you, Martin?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    It's a lot of car but at approx 0.8 million USD it's quite a toy. I was playing with the idea of importing one of these in kit form. http://www.arielatom.com/specs/atom-3-specs they're a little cheaper at just over R200 000.00 and probably more fun. Not sure I could get it past the wife though
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    Dave: No, what I have presently fits my abilities 100%. In the Weineck, they will never get the seats clean again !

    Andy :As Henry Higgins said: "Why cant a woman be like a man ?"
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    over the years i have learnt something about women...when you get invoved with a women you must have all the toys already do all the hobbies you desire...and spend as much time getting out and doing things...so that when they complain becuase they only see you on the 4 th weekend of the month for a short period...lets say an afternoon they get use to it and learn to live with it.

    the biggest mistake we all make is to slowly get rid of our big boy toys (and i dont mean your blow up doll...chances are you will need to invest in one after 5 years or after the last kid is born) or have a break between sports or hobbies...what happens is you spend a weekend or 2 at home ...then when you want to get out and do something else then the...."but you never spend any time with the family starts"...i am sure some of you can relate to this.

    cars dont do it for me but a toy like this could get me interested...my last bike accerated 0- 100 in 2.5 secs....but the best was when you pull up next to a porsche 911 turbo cruising at around 180 km/hr he challenges you to a top end run...you just ride next to the car to make him feel good until around 265 km/hr when the limiter kicks in and he indicates no more legs...you rol lthe throttle open leave him standing like he is looking for packing change into 6 th gear and off you go...i know plenty of the cars nowadays can run over 300 km/hr with chip sets installed but the drivers dont have the balls or aint stupid enough to run with us at that speed

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