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Discussion in 'Driven' started by bad viper, Dec 18, 2007.
gary jarvos writeup:
The Incredible Lamborghini:
I have to stop the story to make note of something profound. My friend Jerry dropped his yellow 6-speed Gallardo off to Heffner a couple of months ago to be twin turbocharged. It was completed Friday night. The car makes just shy of 900 horsepower to the wheels, and it is all wheel drive! Jason took me with him on its maiden voyage on Friday night. We took it out on the streets and cruised around for a few minutes. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. It ran like Ray’s stock G.
Jason looked at me and said “hold on to your ass!” He nailed it in second and that’s when I experienced something totally new to me. The car exploded to life making all kinds of wonderful and intoxicating noises. Turbos spooling, blow off valves cycling, an exotic v-10 screaming to 8,000 rpm’s. The car made instant boost and immediately annihilated all four tires in an incredible display of forward propulsion. The car screamed through the power band so quickly that Jason briefly pinged the rev limiter at the top of second. As he quickly grabbed third, I experienced another incredible automotive first. The car lightly hazed all four tires through third gear! I could feel the car slowly shift around in the lane as the tires attempted to put the power to the pavement. For the first time in a long time, I was truly in awe of a car’s performance.
Clash Of The Titans:
Fast forward back to Saturday night at Jason’s shop. We are all sitting around the shop and we decided to see how bad Jerry’s TT-G would stack up against Ray’s new stock G. Germaine jumped in the passenger seat of Big Red armed with a camera. We headed off to a private test facility that Jason had access to. The two G’s lined up and made a go of it. Obviously, the turbo car ran away.
I decided to line up next to it. I was in the left lane and Jason was in the right lane. We slowed to about 30mph or so. We didn’t really plan this out, so I wasn’t sure how we were going to start the race. After a few seconds Jason nailed it lighting up all four tires in second. Things weren’t quite as eventful for me. Big Red was a little low in the power band (still sporting the long 2.72 gears from the Texas mile) and it took a moment to spool the big 76mm turbos. By the time I got into boost, the TT-G was about a car out and pulling HARD! Big Red came into boost and pulled hard through 2nd gear. I efficiently grabbed third and the power started to pour on. At the end of third, about the time most cars would be getting a royal ass whoopin’, I was shocked to see the G still well out in front. I quickly grabbed fourth and the full 1100rw came on strong. We both let out around 130mph or so with the G still several cars out. In that race, on that night, Big Red fell to one incredible Lamborghini!
WOW!! Thanks for posting!
Wow, that was a sweet video. I can only imagine how sweet that must have been to feel the acceleration of either of those cars.
Thanks for posting this video clip, really cool.
With this kind of power, there is no subsitute for...traction!
If a Viper could dispatch 1100hp to 4 wheels, it would mercilessly smoke the Bugatti Veyron all the way to V-Max.
Agreed ..no doubt about it. the awd is awesome with the increased HP.
Dang, I could only imagine.