Ah, yes...let's spin the dream wheel a bit together, shall we?I can't wait to see what you will do with the Hahn's "shop" Slingshot.
I don't know about the rest of your guys, but I would love to see a 500hp, 10 second 1/4 mile running Slingshot!
With all of your knowledge and insight in these categories, what do you think is plausible for 1/4 time?!
Not to be a wet blanket, but a bike has a short wheelbase and high CG, allowing essentially 100% of the weight to be transferred to the rear tire....if we presume for a moment that we can achieve sufficient traction, and I am confident that with our extensive background in mega-powered motorcycle drag racing, that we can do just that with a single rear wheel...
I like your thinking! Analytical and unafraid, the best kind. Yet, I suspect you may not have been exposed to some of our more incisive work in this arena.Welcome, Bill.
Not to be a wet blanket, but a bike has a short wheelbase and high CG, allowing essentially 100% of the weight to be transferred to the rear tire.
The SS is the exact opposite, with a long wheelbase and low CG, as well as only about a third of the vehicle on the rear tire to start with.
I don't see how these issues can be feasibly overcome.
By the way, the bike sure has an awesome ankle warmer! You better launch and get your feet back in a very quick manner. :nailbiting:I like your thinking! Analytical and unafraid, the best kind. Yet, I suspect you may not have been exposed to some of our more incisive work in this arena.
Have a look at this machine. Compared to the standard motorcycle characteristics you describe, this one has a comparatively low CG, a very long wheelbase, and about 1/3 of its weight on the rear tire. Care to venture a guess as to its prowess in the 1/4 mile? 6.83 seconds @ 210 MPH, and on a relatively diminutive street-treaded tire.
Now, while I am stopping well short of a direct comparison between this machine and Slingshot, I am going to confidently offer that the same techniques and technology which empower this kind of capability will transfer directly to Slingshot. I'm just the man to do it
Oh, the memories! Thanks for the warm welcome. I was always a fan of Brent, his early work with his Eclipse was seminal in the sport-compact drag world. We had the rare pleasure of dealing him a loss with a car we secretly nicknamed "The Humiliator" for its giant-killing reputation, chewing up the likes of not only Brent, but also its fair share of Corvettes, Vipers, and others.Welcome Bill! Crazy to see you here. Seeing your name brings back memories back when we were all wrenching on the 4G63
( don't miss the crank walk!) and of course cant forget about Brent Rau!