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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=78177
Submitted by: Sensekhmet
Comments: 6  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 03-23-2009
View Stats Category: Other Vehicle
Description:
Holy motherfucking Christ.

Railton Special, AWD, powered by two supercharged V12 48l Napier Lion aircraft engines. After some modifications, in 1947 it was rated at 2500hp and it officialy reached 394mph at Bonneville.


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#1
3-23-2009 @ 05:15:46 PM
Posted By : Obsidian Reply | Edit | Del
634.081 kph

HOLY FUCK!!


#2
3-23-2009 @ 06:21:03 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
Mach .531

HOLY FUCK!!


#3
3-24-2009 @ 06:08:13 AM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
I think (I'm not sure) it's the fastest piston powered land vehicle. Also this thing was built before WW2, the photo above was taken a Brooklands.

#4
3-24-2009 @ 06:46:34 AM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
I've always liked the land-speed record cars that used direct-drive systems instead of being essentialy jet aircraft that don't leave the ground, I'm more in awe you can get a piston powered motor to run up to ~400 mph and have it NOT fly apart, ditto for the driveline

#5
3-24-2009 @ 10:36:26 PM
Posted By : Adambomb Reply | Edit | Del
#4, Same

#6
3-26-2009 @ 07:49:15 AM
Posted By : Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#4, From what I read the drive line was separated, each engine drove it's own axle. I shudder to think the amount of fine tuning this involved and what would happen if they decided to go out of tune at speed.

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