Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by richnot, Nov 30, 2020.
I want the hoonicorn
Looks like pure gearhead porn- completely eliminates my desire for mclaren, lambo, vette, M5 etc etc etc - it’s built to be indestructible
it’s pure insanity & I love it
Nice, thanks for posting.
I would not believe it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes several times, a 6800 pound Trophy Truck lifting the front wheel off the ground in a drag race, running 40” tires
And it’s AWD!
While the HP/TQ & short gearing probably have a hand in that......my guess is it has a lot more to do w/ the super springy soft suspension & the weight transfer on launch
Diesel drag trucks lotta times have front straps/chains to keep the rebound effect in check on the front suspension. I used to do this on sportbike back in the day when running @ dragstrip - lot easier than trying for a perfect launch & wheelie-ing the first 150 meters lol! Launch a sportbike too hard or dont modulate the clutch right w/o front straps the thing will just flip up in the air & on top of ya
Not even close. Ken says I screwed up was only running 70%, bahahhahaha.
Anybody watch the RS3 race? That RS3 was stupid fast.
I'm really enjoying this segment though. I wonder if they dare put the Hoonicorn against a UGR, ETS or AMS car?
That RS3 was crazy and was sleeping off the line the first 3 races (possibly somewhat intentional, said something about the radials not soaking up as much of the energy as the bias plys).
I don’t think there’s much out there modded or factory fresh that could compete w/ that hoonicorn & do so multiple times without breaking into pieces. That’s what’s so intriguing bout that crazy beast- it’s been thrashed so many times they continue to see it’s limits/“weak” points & then beef it up & keep moving forward.
I’d like to see a Bugatti be driven like that hoonicorn & see how it holds up! Or an AMS built lambo- go for it- my guess is they’d make for a few cute races but if you pitted em against each other on a road course hot lapping em the hoonicorn would be ready for more & the tuner car would be trashed
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