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(AutoWeek)   How not to handle 1,000 hp   (autoweek.com) divider line 38
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8710 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 May 2012 at 3:38 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-05-04 02:58:57 PM  
What are you talking about? That's enough hp to tank planar beings.
 
2012-05-04 03:01:22 PM  
more like 550hp.
 
2012-05-04 03:13:29 PM  
magic missile?
 
2012-05-04 03:21:59 PM  
Came to make an gaming joke, got beat to it at least twice, having a sad.
 
2012-05-04 03:38:38 PM  

FlashHarry: more like 550hp.


It's got a twin turbo in it. Easily 1000hp. 1200hp isn't unheard of either.
 
2012-05-04 03:40:20 PM  
i love when the Fark headline is the same thing as the article headline. Makes it easier to go right to the article
 
2012-05-04 03:50:22 PM  
1,000hp is all well and good but whats the AC man? What's his THAC0?
 
2012-05-04 03:51:13 PM  
If you're rich enough to afford one of these, you ought to be rich enough to afford repairs in the event of a mishap, one would think.
 
2012-05-04 03:52:40 PM  
Sad for the car. The owner... if he can afford to buy it, he can afford to lose it.

Besides, why have all that HP just to only do stuff that a 100HP vehicle could do?
 
2012-05-04 03:53:43 PM  
Anyone who spends this kind of money on a freaking car has some seriously misplaced priorities.
 
2012-05-04 03:55:51 PM  
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2012-05-04 04:01:22 PM  

superdave386: 1,000hp is all well and good but whats the AC man? What's his THAC0?


More importantly, what's the damage of his attacks, how many does he get a round, and can we survive long enough to take him down? I'm assuming his saves are too good for anything short of a full-power Wish.

And at 1000hp, he better give up some serious XP!
 
2012-05-04 04:03:36 PM  

wagnerism: Sad for the car. The owner... if he can afford to buy it, he can afford to lose it.

Besides, why have all that HP just to only do stuff that a 100HP vehicle could do?


Because Thorstein Veblen, that's why.
 
2012-05-04 04:05:24 PM  
Another nerd who read that as "hit points" first. I am dickless.
 
2012-05-04 04:12:01 PM  

ManateeGag: magic missile?


I dunno, man. It used to have no saving throw...

Parallax: Another nerd who read that as "hit points" first. I am dickless.


Haha yeah. Same here.
 
2012-05-04 04:13:52 PM  
Is this one of Underground Racing's twin turbo Lambos?

There's a decal at the top of the windshield, but I can't read it.
 
2012-05-04 04:14:58 PM  
Actually, it looks like it does say "Underground Racing" on the side at the very bottom.
 
2012-05-04 04:27:01 PM  
According to the owner, he lost control exiting the highway, leaving 200 feet of spinning skid marks in multiple directions before hitting the wall.

So he was doing 90 when he hit the off-ramp, tried to turn in, got under-steer. So he punched the brakes, causing the back end to step out. Feeling the back end step out, he went opposite lock and hit the gas, sliding the back end around and back out the other direction. Rinse and repeat until a solid object stops you.


What a dumbass.
 
2012-05-04 04:34:18 PM  

wagnerism: Besides, why have all that HP just to only do stuff that a 100HP vehicle could do?


Why buy a car that has air conditioning and power locks to do stuff you can do in a 100HP grocery-getter?

Why buy a new Honda Accord practically straight out of the factory when you can get a used Ford Escort that has over 200,000 miles on the odometer, one door a different color from the rest of the car, red packing tape over one of the tail lights and the radio doesn't work?


Why get a cool car when you could get an uncool car?
 
2012-05-04 04:48:39 PM  

Glitchwerks: Is this one of Underground Racing's twin turbo Lambos?

There's a decal at the top of the windshield, but I can't read it.


Link

Hilarious...at 1:05, he's barely off of the line 2-3 seconds after the green light. I could beat him to the timer in my frikkin' Jeep Liberty.
That's right, you just got dusted in the 1/4 mile by a chick Jeep.
Of course my V -6 would be a smoking ruin at the finish.
 
2012-05-04 04:50:16 PM  
That should buff right out.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-04 04:58:11 PM  
According to the owner, he lost control exiting the highway, leaving 200 feet of spinning skid marks in multiple directions before hitting the wall.

That was nearly a friend of mine some years ago when he rented a supercar. He managed to recover after starting to spin on a ramp.

No idea if he paid for the CDW.
 
2012-05-04 05:01:55 PM  
superdave386

1,000hp is all well and good but whats the AC man? What's his THAC0?

I laughed at my own shame when I read that a 2nd time.
 
2012-05-04 05:03:05 PM  
Looks like this guy might be the worst driver...

In the world.
 
2012-05-04 05:05:47 PM  

Nubian Jim: That should buff right out.


My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
 
2012-05-04 05:15:08 PM  

CatfoodSpork: Anyone who spends this kind of money on a freaking car has some seriously misplaced priorities.


Or they just have ungodly amounts of money.
 
2012-05-04 05:20:15 PM  
However you rate the HP, that car will hand you your ass in 0.02 sec.
 
2012-05-04 05:32:40 PM  

King Something: Why buy a car that has air conditioning and power locks to do stuff you can do in a 100HP grocery-getter?

Why buy a new Honda Accord practically straight out of the factory when you can get a used Ford Escort that has over 200,000 miles on the odometer, one door a different color from the rest of the car, red packing tape over one of the tail lights and the radio doesn't work?


Why get a cool car when you could get an uncool car?


I see the point that you're trying to make, but your false equivalencies just make you look moronic. You ruined your own point.
 
2012-05-04 05:41:48 PM  

Stile4aly: Looks like this guy might be the worst driver...

In the world.


i376.photobucket.com

Nope.
 
2012-05-04 06:01:09 PM  

Nubian Jim: That should buff right out.


That is the best and most insulting thing you can say to people in a situation like this.

And it makes me laugh every damn time.
 
2012-05-04 06:04:43 PM  
Oh you fickle mistress, off-throttle snap oversteer... handing inexperienced drivers their ass since the invention of the sports car.
 
2012-05-04 06:30:10 PM  

wagnerism: Sad for the car. The owner... if he can afford to buy it, he can afford to lose it.

Besides, why have all that HP just to only do stuff that a 100HP vehicle could do?


Very few modern cars have 100hp or less at the motor. With all the weight from safety equipment and minor convenience stuff you need a little more power.

I would say about 150hp is the minimum in a smaller car. But, for me to be happy that small car would need double that.
 
2012-05-04 07:07:30 PM  
My Kia that refused to die had a little 125hp engine, maybe 100hp hit the pavement after the automatic transmission.

It would eventually get to 100mph if I laid on the gas. Maybe 30 seconds or so.
 
2012-05-04 07:12:47 PM  

NBSV:
I would say about 150hp is the minimum in a smaller car. But, for me to be happy that small car would need double that.


The bog standard honda civic has 140 HP.

Fiat does not even list their HP, but has less displacement then a civic.

The standard SMART car has a stunning 70HP at 5800 RPM.

I would say you are correct sir. 150 HP is just fast enough to get you up to speed on a highway safely these days, unless you are driving something stupid like a SMART car or a Fiat 500.
 
2012-05-04 09:00:11 PM  
FTFA: "According to the owner, he lost control exiting the highway, leaving 200 feet of spinning skid marks in multiple directions before hitting the wall.

It just goes to show that, no matter how expensive the vehicle, road conditions, speed and common sense always play a factor.
"

Oh fark off you idiots. You mean nice, dry roads capable of holding burnt rubber? Idiot kept his foot in it as boost peaked, then panicked. Similar stupidity can be seen in what Eddie Griffin did to that Enzo.

Here's a tip: Don't keep the throttle pinned when you're sliding all over a straight road. I know AWD drifts are JDM tyte, yo, but you probably don't know how to manage them.
 
2012-05-04 09:09:56 PM  

Maud Dib: Glitchwerks: Is this one of Underground Racing's twin turbo Lambos?

There's a decal at the top of the windshield, but I can't read it.

Link

Hilarious...at 1:05, he's barely off of the line 2-3 seconds after the green light. I could beat him to the timer in my frikkin' Jeep Liberty.
That's right, you just got dusted in the 1/4 mile by a chick Jeep.
Of course my V -6 would be a smoking ruin at the finish.


Yeah, no. Not at all. You might "get him" in the first 2-3 seconds, and then he'd leave you in the dust BAD. Not really sure why you think you'd be able to hit 130+ mph in a quarter mile like this car.
 
2012-05-05 01:51:01 AM  

JadedFloridian: Maud Dib: Glitchwerks: Is this one of Underground Racing's twin turbo Lambos?

There's a decal at the top of the windshield, but I can't read it.

Link

Hilarious...at 1:05, he's barely off of the line 2-3 seconds after the green light. I could beat him to the timer in my frikkin' Jeep Liberty.
That's right, you just got dusted in the 1/4 mile by a chick Jeep.
Of course my V -6 would be a smoking ruin at the finish.

Yeah, no. Not at all. You might "get him" in the first 2-3 seconds, and then he'd leave you in the dust BAD. Not really sure why you think you'd be able to hit 130+ mph in a quarter mile like this car.



Agreed. His line skills blow but it doesn't really matter in the long run.


Reminds me of the time I pulled up to a light in my '68 Mustang, right next to a Viper (back when they were new). It was after midnight, no one else around, so I gave him a few engine revs. Light turns green, I floor it. He sits at the light for a second or two. Next thing I know a red blur is flying by me. That was just a crappy Viper, can't imagine a 1000HP Lambo.

Also raced an alcohol funny car funny car up at Union Grove, WI on grudge night. Same Mustang. I was still breathing in his tire smoke at the starting line when he crossed the finish. You just have no real concept of how fast those cars travel until you watch one blow your doors off. By the time I finally hit the gas, my trip down the track seemed like it took 15 minutes.

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2012-05-06 10:31:05 AM  

superdave386: 1,000hp is all well and good but whats the AC man? What's his THAC0?


Ah, THAC0...outs you as an old school D&D geek.
 
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