Fastest / Slowest

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Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Sun May 20, 2012 7:52 pm

This is something I've been interested in for a long time. Always wondered what the fastest car was that I had in my collection so I thought I'd see what others came up with. Just post one vehicle you have that you think is the fastest and one that is the slowest. I think the slow category could get pretty funny. No boats or planes though. Just automobiles. And it should be a model in your collection.

The track is Nurburgring. Maybe later on we can switch tracks, but for now the Ring will be our proving ground.

I was debating between an F1 car and a LM Prototype. I'm no expert but I think there are enough turns for the F1 to win.

FASTEST:
Mclaren Mercedes MP4/21 2006. The latest F1 car I have.
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SLOWEST:
Mercedes Transport. I thought about my Opel Blitz van or a Japanese Bus from 1951, but I think the Mercedes just has too much bulk to get around Nurburgring before the others. I could be wrong though.
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Interested to see what you guys come up with.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by rotormotor » Mon May 21, 2012 12:56 am

fastest I'd guess at my Mazda 787B

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Slowest would be mazda r360

"The R360 was Mazda's first real car - a two-door, four-seat coupé. Introduced in 1960, it featured a short 69 inch (1753 mm) wheelbase and weighed just 838 lb (380 kg). It was powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled 356 cc V-twin engine putting out about 16hp (12 kW) and 16 ft·lbf (22 Nm) of torque. The car was capable of about 52 mph (84 km/h). "

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by JSB33 » Mon May 21, 2012 6:56 am

For the fastest I am going guess this one
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And slowest is a no brainer, I have doubts if this one could even make it up some of the hills.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by 43rdMuscle » Mon May 21, 2012 7:55 am

FASTEST:
About 5 seconds @ 300 mph in the 1/4 mile

'90s Chevrolet Funny Car dragster driven by John Force
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SLOWEST:
Stops about about every 1/2 block (average speed 2 mph)

1953 Chevrolet Ice Cream "Good Humor" truck drven by Mr.Freeze
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FrankImage"OLD CHEVYS NEVER DIE ... THEY JUST GO FASTER"

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by grinbergs » Mon May 21, 2012 8:23 am

Great contrasts Frank, fire and ice... :D

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Mon May 21, 2012 9:04 am

What happens to the funny car at turn one? Nothing funny I imagine. :lol:
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Post by dbonser » Mon May 21, 2012 9:36 am

Fastest
Lancia Delta S4. Can't find any top speed stats but with 450hp in an 890kg car it is sure the quickest.
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Slowest
I have some slower vehicles but they're not 1:43. So, in 1:43 it would be this Ford Transit. Even slower with the Escort in tow.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Mon May 21, 2012 10:39 am

Now that would be great to see, especially the point where the trailer comes off and jumps the fence into the forrest.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by scalainj » Mon May 21, 2012 10:43 am

I actually have a model of the car that holds the record for the Nordschliefe.

for slowest i need a model of an Alfa 156

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by grinbergs » Mon May 21, 2012 3:15 pm

I guess this F1 from 2000 would be the fastest...
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... and this Fiat Balilla from 1935 would be the slowest...

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by JSB33 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:20 pm

I do believe that Franks Ice Cream truck would beat the Funny Car around the Ring :lol:
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by jim762 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:33 pm

FASTEST 1967 Ford MK VI:

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SLOWEST would have to be this transporter:

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This could also be my fastest and slowest in one photo.......

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Post by jinx » Mon May 21, 2012 5:03 pm

No entirely sure which of my Group C cars would be the quickest ultimately - the Jaguar XJ-R12 would be as good as any

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Slowest, well, I think these would struggle :

Buessing D2U Double Deckers

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Mon May 21, 2012 5:28 pm

Now that's what I want to see taking on the Ring!
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by k1w1taxi » Mon May 21, 2012 9:43 pm

HMMMMM. I feel an email to Jezza and the lads coming on! :mrgreen:

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by dbonser » Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm

k1w1taxi wrote:HMMMMM. I feel an email to Jezza and the lads coming on! :mrgreen:

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Now that's a great idea!

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 pm

Andy are you talking about the Pagani? Also don't you have some land speed record cars? They might have the hardest time of any car getting around the Ring.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by scalainj » Tue May 22, 2012 2:20 am

sheepCrusher wrote:Andy are you talking about the Pagani? Also don't you have some land speed record cars? They might have the hardest time of any car getting around the Ring.
Nope - Stefan Bellofs 956 which holds the record - 6 min 14 secs or similar which is over a minute faster than the Pagani.

Thrust SSC would probably be fastest from one side of the course to the other in a straight line but i'm not sure cornering is its forte

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by sheepCrusher » Tue May 22, 2012 9:01 am

Exactly why the Thrust could be your slowest. :D Looking for impracticality here on the Ring in the Slowest category.
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu May 24, 2012 3:46 am

I'm not really sure if this is the fastest:

Bugatti EB 16.4 Veyron, by AutoArt
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...but I'm pretty sure that this is the slowest:

1769 Cugnot steam vehicle, by Brumm
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by zimbo » Thu May 24, 2012 3:54 am

I think Julio wins the slowest car category :lol:
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by grinbergs » Thu May 24, 2012 4:01 am

zimbo wrote:I think Julio wins the slowest car category :lol:
We have a winner! :lol: It would be interesting to see anything slower than this... ;)

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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu May 24, 2012 4:16 am

LOL :D
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Re: Fastest / Slowest

Post by kaz43 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:19 am

Fastest: Bentley LMP Speed 8 2002 (Minichamps) - Audi R10 is probably faster but Audi always gets the limelight, so I give something else a chance.
Slowest: Porsche Diesel Junior (Schuco) - likely still faster than Julio's steam car.
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Is the steam car also the oldest automobile?
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