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    This would be some trip to fly this car from east coast to west coast only touching down to fill up at gas stations and eat then again at night to sleep.

    The Parajet Skycar has a 1000cc Yahama YZF-R1 motorcycle engine. Has a top road speed of 140 mph and top air speed of 100 mph with air cruising speed of 82 mph. 400 mile distance in car mode and 200 mile distance in air mode.

    It probably wouldn't be that hard to modify for the water.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c09XFcTbbFA


    From their website, it looks like they've changed the design of the body for more modern style. >

    http://www.parajetautomotive.com/

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    Brum brum!
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    Henri Toivonen's Opel Manta 400
    245 of these were built. They have a 2.4 liter inline 4 with 16 valve DOHC. 5 speed manual, rear wheel drive.


    This is Henri Toivonen's Porsche 911 SC RS
    Rear engine 3 liter flat 6, 5 speed manual, rear wheel drive.


    Henri Toivonen's Lancia Delta S4. This is unfortunately the car that Henri and his co-pilot Sergio Cresto tragically died in. It had a 1.8 liter inline 4 that was supercharged and turbocharged. It produced over 560 horsepower. It could go from 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds - on dirt.


    Henri and his copilot Sergio Cresto tragically went off the road and crashed, and the car literally exploded in a giant fireball. It vaporized nearly everything except the cars frame. This is what was left when they recovered it. They died horribly but hopefully it was also quick.

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    And so ended "Group B" racing. Cars like the Porsche 959 and Ford RS200 were immediately rendered obsolete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    And so ended "Group B" racing. Cars like the Porsche 959 and Ford RS200 were immediately rendered obsolete.
    Yeah, it's kind of sad really.

    The other cars we have can be pretty awesome, but Group B was for really driving.

    They weren't quarter mile cars. They weren't even the fastest. Some only had a top speed of about 140 mph but that's more than enough for dodging around a mountain.

    Cars that do 200+ mph on perfectly groomed tarmac where they push the limits such that a 5 degree change of track temperature changes how they drive is pretty impressive. Group B didn't even need a track though. They didn't even need a road - just a path!

    They'd go where any other car would bottom out or be destroyed.
    Rain? We have windshield wipers!
    Snow? LOL
    There's a mud hole? Drive through it!
    Huge water hole? Huge splash!
    It's night time? We have headlights. Actually we have TEN headlights!

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    I once got pulled over by a Mass. State Trooper driving my '97 Viper GTS and the officer asked to see 'how fast' the car would get to 60. I pre-accused him of issuing me a ticket. Then he insisted so I showed him. After, he turned off his light bar and drove on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avatar7 View Post
    I once got pulled over by a Mass. State Trooper driving my '97 Viper GTS and the officer asked to see 'how fast' the car would get to 60. I pre-accused him of issuing me a ticket. Then he insisted so I showed him. After, he turned off his light bar and drove on.
    Haha that's funny.

    Here's some Lancia Delta S4's in action. Personally, I think they are just fine, just needed a little better track safety is all.

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