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Bad Boys - Porsche Plate
The black Porsche which is in the movie changes plates. At the beginning it is an American one. Near the end (when they do a race with the villian), the plate is from France.
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schroeder writes:
I believe that the previous poster made little, if no, effort at all, to verify the accuracy of his assertation. The first statement, that the AC Cobra is "faster than even the most current 911 Turbo" is just plain wrong. The 1997 911 Turbo S, based on the 993 series and using a twin turbocharged, intercooled 3.6 litre engine, developed 420 brake horsepower and has a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. At the time of the making of Bad Boys, the fastest production Porsche, and the one being used in the movie, was the 3.6 litre 911 Turbo, based on the 964 series of cars. According to Paul Frere's Porsche 911 Story (Haynes Publishing, Great Britain, 1998), the 3.6 litre 964 based 911 Turbo developed over 360 brake horsepower at 5500 rpm. According to the European magazine Auto Motor & Sport, the 964 based 911 Turbo has a max speed of 179.6 mph and accelerates from 0-100 kph in 4.6 seconds, which converts to a 0-62 mph time of 4.6 seconds, and a 0-200 kph of 15.0 seconds. Like he mentioned, as far as we know, the car could be a replica. Shamrock Motors sells an AC Shelby replica and claims that with its smalblock V8 engines "This is sufficient to propel this car from 0 - 60 MPH (0 - 100 KPH) [sic] in under 5 seconds", which doesn't seem to "hammer the porsche to the concrete barrier" in the slightest. The original AC Shelby, according to Culshaw & Horrobin's definitive "Complete Catalogue of British Cars", developed 410 brake horspower from a Ford 427 V8. With 50 more bhp than the 911 Turbo in Bad Boys, the AC Cobra only managed to go 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Also according to Culshaw & Horrobin, the original AC Cobra, with the 427, had a top speed of 266 km/h, which converts to 165.28 miles per hour. All said and done, the 911 Turbo "won" that race for a good reason, it is a better car.
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scottacus writes:
If you look closely, when Mike comes to a stop in the begining of the movie, you get a good look at the wheel. It says RUF on it. RUF is one of the leading Porsche tuners in the world. The RUF turbo was good for 520hp. It should have smoked the daylights out of the Cobra. Also, the brakes are a lot better on the Porsche than on the Cobra, so it would have stopped faster.
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Agnot writes:
It may have been the better car, but it was still carried the combined body weight of three people.
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thelegoman writes:
Also when they chase the cobra at the end of the movie the porsche catches up to it, um sorry not gonna happen. being in an airport it wouldn't have been that far so a time cut can't be assumed. it is an AC (or shelby or whatever you know it as) cobra. this car held world record acceleration times 0-60 in 4.2 secs, faster than even the most current 911 turbo. the top speed of the porsche also isn't that much faster than the cobra. Also the cobra is a replica, with a lighter kevlar body and a more modern better tuned engine (probably either a 427 or 429 V8) that would absolutely hammer the porsche to the concrete barrier. also if there wasn't enough time for either of the cars to stop, and only one would get through, why didn't the bad guy hit the brakes enough to slot in behind the porsche at the last minute and go through behind it.
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