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Fast and the Furious, The - Drag Racing?
With almost 5 minutes remaining in the movie, Vin is going to race to the railroad tracks that are only 1/4 mile away. As he leaves the start position you can clearly see that he has hard-walled tires on his car. When it shows the picture of his spinning out and the car's front end leaving the ground you can see that the car has soft-walled tires on it. This may defy the physics, but perhaps it shouldn't be noticeable as it is.
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Anonymous on 08-03-2001
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Cub writes:
I don't know. We own a '72 roadrunner with a 600hp 440 v8 in it.. and with big street tires.. you can still lift the front end of the car off the ground a foot. Now with slicks, you could keep it up in the air until 2nd gear. This car is 900 hp.. that's alot of horsepower.. that's like 4 engines that are in my dynasty... you could be doing 120km down the highway and still burn the tires to a crisp.
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Fast writes:
with 900hp in the Charger and accelerating hard like that then yeah the front end would stay up pretty much all the way down that 1/4 mile... and he'd probably trash the gear box
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ExtremeVR6 writes:
in an article in Overboost.com it is explained that there are "reverse" wheelie bars so as to lift the car up ... however ... this indicates that it most likely isn't a 900 hp car... having been to a real drag strip, and seeing mere 500-600 hp cars lift off the ground... and with the apparent slip up of the tires swtiching from street (hard wall) tires to drag slicks (malliable walls) ... it would have been VERY easy to lift the front of that charger off the ground... however, wouldn't be very controllable or pretty as it was in the movie
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ruwiredup writes:
Yes.. I was bummed out to find that the CHARGER (((NOT A DART))) doesnt do all the lifting by itself to pop that wheelie. There is a mechanisim IN PLACE of the right front wheel. You can tell if you watch the scene RIGHT AS THE CHARGER POPS up. just before it leaves the ground you will see only 3 Wheels from the rear view. The right front is NOT THERE. BUMMER. The mentioned something about the charger FLOODING whenever they tried to get it to POP UP so that is prolly why they ended up with the HELPER mechanism. I really wish it had done it on its own.. It would be more impressive.. THOUGH it is my FAVORITE part of the movie.
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flo033 writes:
That's a supra not supera and a charger not a dart.
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Mo writes:
In the trailer on the Internet, at the scene where the supera and the dart are racing, when they take off you see a contraption underneath the car that forces it up in the air so it really doesn't lift up on it's own!!!
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