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A bloke was telling me about those around 15 litre special built  engines only yesterday. What else was supposed to happen with the mass and power back there and little directional control available.? DUMB. Nev

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All he had to do was keep it straight & brake but was probably running out of room. It would handle like brick & the skinny front wheels and huge rear tyres just exacerbated the problem.

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The ODD thing about those cars is the location of the engine and it's mass. It's designed to lift the front wheels easily (to put on a show). and do little else. Nev

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Despite Bob Riggle being pretty fit at 80, I don't believe your reflexes and balance are the same as they were, when you were 30 or 40.

 

So ... 40 or 50 years ago, he would picked up that the car was starting to lift, and corrected with the steering to bring it back down.

 

I've never, ever, rolled a car, but geez, I've had some narrow squeaks. Learning to drive on gravel roads, and practising drifting on every corner on a daily basis, sure helped sharpen the vehicle control skills.

 

2500 HP out of a big block V8??? Geez, what kind of rocket fuel are they running it on, and how many turbos do they have feeding it??

 

 

 

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They are a special LARGE displacement and relatively heavy engine. High tensile iron block  real good crank and rods. Not really like a nitro non cooled drag engine that  runs for a few hundred revs. in under 5 seconds.  (The REAL thing). Nev

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