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Just spotted that  :o

Don't know how realistic this quote is:
' Heavily modified C5 reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds '

Although if it's true, that's bonkers, as I don't think i'd fancy that speed on those tyres  :o

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Actually you'd struggle to get it moving at all seeing as it has a seized engine ;-) Going back to the speed thing though, I notice it doesn't say it it was THAT C5 that did that speed... Or exactly what it won at Silverstone...

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I've driven one of Chas's petrol C5's and that only did about 30mph, which was plenty  ;D ;D

I guess you could put a lot bigger engine in ( Chas's used go ped type engines i think ) but I would have thought without a lot of bracing / strengthening, it would rip a flimsy C5 body apart.

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Ah, but this isn't a Chas one we're talking about here, this is a FERRARI C5... Apparently ;-)

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It was the only one that Ferrari made  ;D

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Just spotted that  :o

Don't know how realistic this quote is:
' Heavily modified C5 reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds '

Although if it's true, that's bonkers, as I don't think i'd fancy that speed on those tyres  :o

Daz

Imagine that  :o :o :o Doing 150 mph would fell like the kph speed in mph  :o :o :o

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It was the only one that Ferrari made  ;D

If Ferrari made it it would probably have a Supercharged V12 in it ::) ;D

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Just spotted that  :o

Don't know how realistic this quote is:
' Heavily modified C5 reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds '

Although if it's true, that's bonkers, as I don't think i'd fancy that speed on those tyres  :o

Daz

Imagine if one of the tires popped at that speed  :o :o :o

What would the wind on your face do to your face. Deform it defiantly

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Regarding the petrol C5s that I build have 49cc midi bike engines fitted . And can reach about 30/35 mph but anything faster than that you would have to reinforce the whole C5 ..or it would just disintegrate .

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Re: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: 11, February, 2013 - 19:12:07 »
And can reach about 30/35 mph but anything faster than that you would have to reinforce the whole C5 ..or it would just disintegrate .

I see why  ::) ::)   

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Re: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: 11, February, 2013 - 19:36:20 »


Don't know how realistic this quote is:
' Heavily modified C5 reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds '

Daz

I think this was simply a reference to Adam Harper's 150mph Sinclair C5, not a claim that this one can do 150mph.

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Re: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: 11, February, 2013 - 20:12:54 »
That would make more sense, although doens't really fit in with the advert as that one didn't even use an engine  ;D

Go on, someone bid ... i want to see it burning down the strip at Santa Pod  ;D

 

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Re: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: 11, February, 2013 - 20:18:01 »


Don't know how realistic this quote is:
' Heavily modified C5 reached a top speed of 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds '

Daz

I think this was simply a reference to Adam Harper's 150mph Sinclair C5, not a claim that this one can do 150mph.


Who is this Adam Harper man  ???

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Re: Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: 11, February, 2013 - 21:06:59 »
A bit of a God in C5 circles, although not been on the scene for a while.

He built a C5 that was capable of 150mph, and still kept it electric.

http://robotwars.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_Harper