Thank you, Scott does make it look easy but in reality it is very difficult because it will break loose instantly if he is too quick on the throttle. He only got to 75% throttle twice on that run and the traction control pulled timing back to 15 Degrees BTDC when he did. There is a movement to handicap the car with a 2 second penalty going in because of competitor complaints. All cars with less than a 100" wheel base or any tube frame car under 3000 lb will be assessed 2 seconds to "equalize" the competition. Our reward for making the car handle, accelerate and stop is more work! I guess it is a compliment to our efforts.That dude is super smooth. Anyone who has ever auto X'd knows how hard it is to go fast and have smooth & accurate transitions. For all the power that baby really hooks up. Fun to watch and hear.
Actually if will be 54 years old in November, I bought it in November of 1965. They are so short, narrow and light it takes a very skilled driver with quick hands to extract the performance that is within. This is a very extreme example but it was a handful even brand new with about 1/2 the HP it has now.It is hard to believe this performance is from a 50 year old car. I am still amazed every time I drive mine.
that thing sounds mean! whats it got for a motor in it?Latest outing with CSX3170 last weekend, over 9200 several places. The red "heads up" reflection on the windshield indicates the traction control is pulling timing, as much as 20 degrees. We have a way to go to hook this thing up on concrete.
Enjoyed this post from beginning to end. ThanksFascinating article on FE engine designs & improvements: