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Really does make you stop and think about how fast it would be going if it weren't strapped to the dyno... and in 5th gear. wink.gif The factory says it's limited by gearing to 209 mph and that's probably about right.
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Probably wouldn't hurt to pull a plug or two and have a peek with a borescope.

 

Just from ancient memory that kind of thing is what I'd expect if you mated up uberchargers to a Michael May type head configuration.

 

You have anything like a Salt Flat nearby?

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That power curve needs balls the size of Saturn to be maxxed out considering the Diablo isn't famous for being docile and drivable not to mention the lack of ESP/SC to keep it in line.
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The Diablo, BHP at speed, 4th gear:



As I'd figured, at lower RPMs, typical highway speeds, there's no difference at all. Hell breaks loose within the powerband, though. My satanic mechanic really wants to take the heads off and investigate, but I whipped out a crucifix and was like, "No, leave her alone! The power of Christ compels you! Get thee behind me devil, get back!!" mad.gif (No, not really, I just told him where I'd stick his wrench if tried.)
 

 

Holy shiznit!

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Really does make you stop and think about how fast it would be going if it weren't strapped to the dyno... and in 5th gear. wink.gif The factory says it's limited by gearing to 209 mph and that's probably about right.

 

You had another Diablo, right? How stable do they feel at speed, are they aerodynamically sound? 

post #5855 of 7829
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I think unsprung weight issues make that very unlikely. That and It's just not a good idea to have your powerplant on the most exposed and abused part of the vehicle.biggrin.gif

You have already forgotten this little baby from Stuttgart...



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You have already forgotten this little baby from Stuttgart...




I sure have!:wink_face:

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I've never had either Diablo over 100mph, so I don't really know, but the newer feels much more planted and sure-footed than the older, due to the suspension upgrades and more weight towards the front. Distribution for the stock SV is 41/59 (F/R), while the modded is more around 45/55, if I had to guess, because so many parts in the back were replaced with carbon fiber and more aero in the front. Also the new has PS Cup tires while the older has all-weather Pirellis. Frankly, it wasn't until the Murcielago that Lamborghini looked at the big cars and thought "maybe we should really work on their handling". rolleyes.gif

It does take brass to drive it near its limit, I was giving it the beans in 2nd and 3rd and it works hard to misbehave. An Aventador it is not, but that's not a bad thing, unfiltered and without nannies means you need to pay a lot more attention.
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Probably wouldn't hurt to pull a plug or two and have a peek with a borescope.

He can do what he wants, but he's not pulling the engine apart, the Hellfire and brimstone will escape out of it.
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Speaking of RWD...

I was just watching the episode of TG where JC drives the Ferrari F12. I know you hate paddles - but that is one heck of a car.
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I've never had either Diablo over 100mph, so I don't really know, but the newer feels much more planted and sure-footed than the older, due to the suspension upgrades and more weight towards the front. Distribution for the stock SV is 41/59 (F/R), while the modded is more around 45/55, if I had to guess, because so many parts in the back were replaced with carbon fiber and more aero in the front. Also the new has PS Cup tires while the older has all-weather Pirellis. Frankly, it wasn't until the Murcielago that Lamborghini looked at the big cars and thought "maybe we should really work on their handling". rolleyes.gif

It does take brass to drive it near its limit, I was giving it the beans in 2nd and 3rd and it works hard to misbehave. An Aventador it is not, but that's not a bad thing, unfiltered and without nannies means you need to pay a lot more attention.

The hell's up with that?

 

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He can do what he wants, but he's not pulling the engine apart, the Hellfire and brimstone will escape out of it.

Don't let him hear you say that aloud. Next you know you'll be paying an invoice for a Portable X-Ray and Sound imager that you didn't know you ordered.

 

I think the evil spirits hide out in the blowers when their not working and nobodys looking:eek:

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The car's here at the house, away from his curious fingers. He wants to look at the crank, the pistons, the valves, whatever might have been altered or changed, and then he'd have it in pieces and it would take a month before I could drive it again. frown.gif

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Speaking of RWD...

I was just watching the episode of TG where JC drives the Ferrari F12. I know you hate paddles - but that is one heck of a car.

It's a cool car, no doubt, but I'm not that interested. The paddles are part of it, but mostly I'm wanting to focus more on rear and rear-mid engines. Those are what I enjoy driving the most and I'm strongly considering trimming back, with some exceptions; Eleanor, the manual 599GTB, the classic Italians, and some of the old Brits.
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Logic? Yeah right, like that matters...

I will get the 530 eventually - just as soon as it is worn out and she gets a new 335 or 535... wink.gif

Why not go for a full blooded cough M235 Cough :tongue: Actually Im curious about one thing, how does the Hyundai feel against the Beemer? 

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The car's here at the house, away from his curious fingers. He wants to look at the crank, the pistons, the valves, whatever might have been altered or changed, and then he'd have it in pieces and it would take a month before I could drive it again. frown.gif
It's a cool car, no doubt, but I'm not that interested. The paddles are part of it, but mostly I'm wanting to focus more on rear and rear-mid engines. Those are what I enjoy driving the most and I'm strongly considering trimming back, with some exceptions; Eleanor, the manual 599GTB, the classic Italians, and some of the old Brits.

 

Technology is a little better now.

 

 

 

 

Might be able to get one cheap though.

http://www.inautonews.com/ferrari-f12-berlinetta-gets-crashed-in-morocco

post #5864 of 7829
Top Gear episode 2 is on. McLaren P1 being fawned over by Jezza and the Hamster.
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Are this season's episodes airing on BBC America yet? I always forget to check the schedule.

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