`RACING PETERBILT COGA SEMI CHALLENGES THE DODGE VIPER...

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  1. LASTRESORT20

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    Huh!

    `Coga Racing Semi’s are some pretty unique creations. Often times built under carefully guarded secrecy, Cogas like Andre Gagnon’s 1,200 HP monstrosity have become the subject of much envy. However, when faced up against the classically sporty Dodge V10 Viper – who truly has the upper hand? If you’ve never seen a semi-truck launch like a rocket, you’re in for a treat.

    DODGE VIPER CAN SINK ITS TEETH INTO THE DRAG STRIP
    `It’s been commonly said that the Viper’s all-aluminum mid-front 8.4-liter V10 has the best power-to-weight ratio available on the market. Producing over 500 hp at 5600 RPM, its engine generates 535 pound-feet of torque. By the third generation of building, Dodge had produced a vehicle capable of going 0-100 mph in 8.36 seconds.But it’s more than just a sports car pretender – the Dodge Viper has some genuinely great racing stats. It completes the quarter mile in 11.77 seconds, coming in across the finish line at 123 mph. With impressive speed stats, the quarter mile drag challenge against a semi seems like a clear cut win. So, what’s the catch?`

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    ONE PETERBILT TO RULE THEM ALL
    `Peterbilt makes the giant locomotives of the road. These powerful workhorses are some of the most trusted transportation rigs on the market. It’s also a truck manufacturer that produces a vintage American look so coveted, people are willing to revamp the older models just to keep the exterior. So when veteran semi truck racer Nicholas Gagnon got his hands on a Peterbilt 379, racing challenges just got a bit more unpredictable.

    Right out of the yard, a Peterbilt 379 has an engine capable of producing nearly 1,200 hp at low RPM. Equipping his Peterbilt Coga with custom finishes and some closely held trade secrets, racing enthusiasts estimate that the true HP draw of Gagnon’s engine was somewhere around 2,500 hp. For reference, a Rolls Royce PV-12 Merlin engine to the likes used in the P-51 Mustang produces upwards of 2,000 hp at 3,000 RPM and it was one of the most powerful, versatile planes in the sky during its heyday.`

    *So, this Peterbilt Coga rig, out the gate, has more power at its disposal than some fighter planes. In essence, the race begins to speak for itself. Given the physics of the two racers alone, the following would have been predicted:

    • Short lead by Dodge Viper as Peterbilt Coga shifts into gear
    • Lead is erased once Peterbilt achieves proper gear
    • Peterbilt 379 takes the lead by the half-way mark and maintains it to the finish line

    IS THAT A SPORTS BIKE ON THE LEFT?:supergrin:
    http://thegrizzled.com/racing-peter...&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=btf semi vs viper



     
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    >>>>>>>>> replaced with caps. lol
     

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    $1000 worth of drag slicks would reverse that result.

    With enough money you can make most vehicles fast.
     
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