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0-100km/62mph race Cheetah vs Ferrari Enzo 660 hp

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    Posted: 18-Apr-2015 at 20:40

My car ( British, 1990's 150 hp/1000 kg ) does the 0-100km/62mph sprint in about 7 sec. (1/4 mile 15.6 sec.). While this would beat many " Jaguars",  the Cheetah would show me its tail, quickly. But what about a 0-100 km/62mph race between the Cheetah and another beast, the Ferrari Enzo, 660 hp? Check the article below: 




DRAG RACE! CHEETAH TAKES ON A FERRARI!



Just about everyone knows that on land, no animal can sprint faster than a cheetah. Able to hit top speeds of 70 to 75 mph (112 to 120 km/h) the cheetah is probably the fastest animal that has ever lived on Earth. In the long, amazing history of animals on Earth, it is our privilege to know the all-time land speed champ!


But just as amazing as the cheetah’s top speed is its incredible acceleration. To demonstrate, we are going to set up an imaginary race between a cheetah and one of my all-time favorite supercars, the Ferrari Enzo:

The Enzo’s 6.0 L V-12 engine produces a brutal 660 hp! And all that horsepower is wrapped in a gorgeous chassis and body weighing only 3,000 lbs. The Enzo’s top speed is 218 mph (360 km/h). The Enzo covers the ¼ mile (~400 m) in just 11.0 secs at which point it is going 136 mph (219 km/h)!

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ONE-THOUSAND THREE!

The cheetah has already blown by 60 mph and is now going 64-65 mph. The cheetah wins!
At three seconds, the Ferrari is still just shy of 60 mph and still catching up. But now its acceleration is far greater than the cheetah’s, and in another half a second or so, the 660 hp red missile finally blows by the cheetah, who has now hit its maximum 75 mph.

Amazing, no? Scientists have measured cheetahs accelerating to 64-65 mph in just 3 seconds. It takes an Enzo Ferrari 3.65 seconds to get to 64 mph—nearly a second more! When it comes to pure acceleration from a standing start, the cheetah can embarrass million dollar supercars.

Read the whole article here:

https://goodheartextremescience.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/drag-race-cheetah-takes-on-a-ferrari/


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Edited by Sander - 18-Apr-2015 at 21:03
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Apr-2015 at 00:16
i will wait better roads for this speed!Regards Sander. 
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Apr-2015 at 23:46
A quick road legal motorcycle will outsprint both..

.. way back in 1999, Cycle World Magazine tested a Suzuki GSX-R 1300 & proved it was
capable of sprinting 0-60mph in under 3 seconds & doing a 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds..
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-May-2015 at 02:45
Even 40+ years ago this British Norton Commando..
..a showroom standard roadbike.. could cover 0-60mph in ~4secs,
& do a standing start 1/4mile in 12.75secs @ 105mph, not too shabby for an ancient relic..

http://www.classicbike.biz/Norton/Mags/1970s/1973NortonMC-World.pdf 
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  Quote J.A.W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jun-2015 at 00:22
I found the performance summary of that Cycle World  - Suzuki Hayabusa test from 1999..

0-60mph in 2.6sec, 0-1/4 mile in 9.86 sec @ 145.80mph.. Measured top speed 194mph..
Price, new.. $ 10,499.. 
Not bad -  'bang for the bucks'..

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