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BigMike:

--- Quote from: YouTube ---Jeff Kiesel EM KFR Turbo Sprite at El Toro 3/1/09. 1958 Bugeye Sprite built for solo2 E Modified class. The motor is a turbo charged 13brew rotary motor putting out 370 hp to the wheels. The car weighs 1810 pounds with driver. This car has won 7 national championships (2009,2008(EML also 2008),2007,2002,2001,1997) and 3 pro solo championships (2009,2008,2007). At this event it was Top PAX by over 1.3 sec out of over 240 entered. 74.4 sec run, also FTD even over the F125 shifter Karts.
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http://www.youtube.com/v/nBVVssJwx2Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6

Sirdeuce:
That looked like it might be a little fun. What was it any way?

BigMike:

--- Quote from: Sirdeuce on April 13, 2010, 02:03:46 PM ---That looked like it might be a little fun. What was it any way?

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--- Quote from: BigMike on April 13, 2010, 12:03:09 AM ---
--- Quote from: YouTube ---Jeff Kiesel EM KFR Turbo Sprite at El Toro 3/1/09. 1958 Bugeye Sprite built for solo2 E Modified class. The motor is a turbo charged 13brew rotary motor putting out 370 hp to the wheels. The car weighs 1810 pounds with driver. This car has won 7 national championships (2009,2008(EML also 2008),2007,2002,2001,1997) and 3 pro solo championships (2009,2008,2007). At this event it was Top PAX by over 1.3 sec out of over 240 entered. 74.4 sec run, also FTD even over the F125 shifter Karts.
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You know, thinking about this Sprite today, it is probably 1630 lbs without driver. The info states 370 HP to the wheels. So that is a 4.4 pound-to-Horsepower ratio.

Ok. That car looks and sounds absolutely fast. Then I realized something. This REALLY puts the Ariel Atom into perspective.



The Atom weighs 1000 pounds and is available with a 400 HP supercharged VTEC engine. Assuming that puts down about 350 HP to the ground, that is 2.9 pounds per HP.

2.9 lb/HP compared to that 4.4 lb/HP Sprite in the YouTube clip.......WOW

Sirdeuce:
Yeeeeehaaaawwwwww!!!!!!!

BryanH:
But that Sprite can actually use all its power. :)  Big slicks!

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