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Didn't know the little guy had it in him.
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post #132 of 400
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Car and Driver ran tests. Al he had to do was shift to neutral, or turn the key shutting his car off. In any event, the brakes can always, always overpower an open throttle vehicle... especially a Prium with its wopping 120 horsepower or so.

The driver was a dumb ass.
It's around 100hp at 5k. So, yea, the brakes should be able to handle that.
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It's around 100hp at 5k. So, yea, the brakes should be able to handle that.
Prius doesn't exactly have stellar brakes, and plus since they do recharge the battery, there's a chance something could have gone wrong with the electronics there too.
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Prius doesn't exactly have stellar brakes, and plus since they do recharge the battery, there's a chance something could have gone wrong with the electronics there too.
i said should, but I understand that most of the braking system is probably governed by the ECU, so it stands to reason they may have malfunctioned.
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post #135 of 400
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well, first, it's a Prius, so I can't imagine it will handle/drive like a supercar at 90.
True. Unless it had the aftermarket spoiler to keep all four on the ground. You achieve liftoff, and you're screwed.
    
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A Prius does 90?

Someone had Nitro for breakfast.
Only does 90 if its overclocked.
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Was that fun? now me and the mad scientist gotta tear apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried!

He's lucky that 100 shot of NOS didn't blow the welds off the intake manifold.
Edited by Evtron - 3/9/10 at 9:36am
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Was that fun? now me and the mad scientist gotta tear apart the block and replace the piston rings you fried!

He's lucky that 100 shot of NOS didn't blow the welds off the intake manifold.
Lol. That movie is so wrong about everything that it's ridiculous, but if it's on, I can't stop watching
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Prius doesn't exactly have stellar brakes, and plus since they do recharge the battery, there's a chance something could have gone wrong with the electronics there too.
The brakes don't recharge the batteries, the electric motor does.
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The brakes don't recharge the batteries, the electric motor does.
The electric motor doesn't recharge the batteries, the electricity it generates does.
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