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[CNN] Rocket for supersonic 'hybrid car' passes first test

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The rocket hybrid produced 14,000 pounds of thrust on Wednesday. That's the equivalent of about 40,000 horsepower. The additional thrust from the fighter jet engine will give the car a total of 135,000 horsepower. In contrast, the Prius hybrid system produces 134 horsepower. The engine of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race car produces about 750 horsepower. So Bloodhound will have the power of 180 NASCAR cars, or four times the entire starting grid at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.

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Cool.
I hope they make it.
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Not sure I can trust an article that doesn't even report the horsepower of a NASCAR properly...they are around 900.
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Not sure I can trust an article that doesn't even report the horsepower of a NASCAR properly...they are around 900.

Not since the introduction of restrictor plates.
    
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Not sure I can trust an article that doesn't even report the horsepower of a NASCAR properly...they are around 900.


850 is right in actuality 900 on crank but 850 on wheels and they go by on wheel horsepower...
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I loved their last jetcar from the 90's and i sure hope this one nails it!
    
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unless it's highway legal, MEH
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unless it's highway legal, MEH

How creative of you rolleyes.gif
 
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This is extremely difficult to do, not to mention the insane budget and how is at stake. I loved the documentary on the first one, cant wait to see this in action.

And I hate how now the word hybrid is synonymous with low powered green tree hugging automobiles, like people literally think thats the definition of the word. Hybrid just means composed of two or more things. My sandwhich is a hybrid. My coworker the other day was looking at bicycles to buy and saw "hybrid" and thought that it meant that it was going to save her gas. doh.gif (even though it will because its a bike, but still)
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Can it actually accelerate and decelerate?
    
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