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World's Wildest Police Videos - How Much Horsepower?
During a typical chase footage, host John Bunnell tells us that the suspect is driving an RX7 sports car. Then, later, remarks that the fleeing suspect "...unleashes all 285 horsepower of his powerful sports car."
After the crash, the closup footage clearly shows that he was driving a first generation RX7 which is a very small car on the order of a Datsun 240Z and has only 105 horsepower.
Mr Bunnell is the TV king of hyperbole.
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Brad writes:
Indeed. Not only is Bunnell guilty of hyperbole, he gets many of his facts wrong. Two cars meeting head-on at 80 mph (each) is not equivalent to one of them hitting a brick wall at 160 mph. It is equivalent to hitting a wall at 80 mph (assuming cars of equal mass).
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1jzgte writes:
In stock form this is true, but any rotary head will tell you straight up by the sound that thing isn't stock. To put that in perspective, my friends Type R Bathurst R edition is 208kW at the fly, his however is 208kW at the treads. You should look up series I rx7's on youtube, you'll be surprised. Also, a 240z and an rx7 are apples and oranges. The zed's a lot heavier to start with. 280bhp really is a doddle to squeeze from a rotary and is also pretty common.
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