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Old Feb 20th 2015, 5:17 pm
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Words fail me...

"The Devel Sixteen: A 5,000-Horsepower Bullshit Supercar Built In Dubai"

I suppose they could be using some 'novel' mathematical formula to arrive at that figure. Or maybe it is 5K horsepower on race fuel with the engine lasting for 1 second before disintegrating.

The Devel Sixteen: A 5,000-Horsepower Bullshit Supercar Built In Dubai
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You probably could have a 300mph 5000hp car if you used a helicopter gas turbine. It would be almost unusable but possible.
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Well Volvo has been bragging recently of a "triple boost" turbo producing 225hp/litre, which would be one of the highest specific outputs for a production engine. To get 5,000 hp from a 225hp/l engine would require an engine in excess of 22 litres!
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You probably could have a 300mph 5000hp car if you used a helicopter gas turbine. It would be almost unusable but possible.
There's video of the car being driven somewhere in Dubai, and it doesn't have that peculiar whine of a gas turbine. Just sounded like a reciprocating engine.

The SS version of the Veyron has something like 1200 HP, so what compac (car size) reciprocating engine out there has these figures

Off topic; I was at an auction last year that featured several small aircraft gas turbines. Thought it would be neat to grab one but they sold for waay higher than I wanted to spend.

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Words fail me...

"The Devel Sixteen: A 5,000-Horsepower Bullshit Supercar Built In Dubai"

I suppose they could be using some 'novel' mathematical formula to arrive at that figure. Or maybe it is 5K horsepower on race fuel with the engine lasting for 1 second before disintegrating.

The Devel Sixteen: A 5,000-Horsepower Bullshit Supercar Built In Dubai
Sounds suspiciously like a Pan Arabian Enquirer wind-up.
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Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
Sounds suspiciously like a Pan Arabian Enquirer wind-up.
If it is the Pan has certainly outdone themselves ; to be spending the amount of money it takes to actually make a running vehicle.

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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
If it is the Pan has certainly outdone themselves ; to be spending the amount of money it takes to actually make a running vehicle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvU4vnwGnE
Looks a bit like a Spectre R42, a sort of kit car thing. At best it's got a Merc V12 putting out about 500 BHP.
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5000 hp isn't out of the realms of a v8 as long as you don't expect it to last much longer than a 1/4 mile
RR built V16's for the phantom; that's the only one I can remember in recent times
I would like to hope it's all true
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Looks a bit like a Spectre R42, a sort of kit car thing. At best it's got a Merc V12 putting out about 500 BHP.
Aerodynamic as a brick, looks piss poorly put together, wing is riveted on by the looks of it. Exhaust system impeded by stupid great big exhaust housing, inside has multiple small pipes impeding the flow. Sounds ragged as **** and belches black smoke at 1.02

In conclusion it's definitely a locally built piece of crap
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I would like to hope it's all true
Here's the company website.
DEVEL-SIXTEEN

Look at the brakes on that thing... Watch at 1:11 mins. Developer also interviewed in video.


At 1:00 , the guy cleaning the bonnet/hood dislodges the center black 'plastic' strip.
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They stole the brake discs off my fabia !
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They stole the brake discs off my fabia !
The underlying donor car is a yaris for sure.
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So a scam ? Entice gullible investors then shortly after declare bankruptcy and claim the money is all gone?
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So a scam ? Entice gullible investors then shortly after declare bankruptcy and claim the money is all gone?
Really? In Dubai? You're much too cynical for your own good...
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Here's the company website.
DEVEL-SIXTEEN

Look at the brakes on that thing... Watch at 1:11 mins. Developer also interviewed in video.
Devel Sixteen Developer Interview - YouTube


At 1:00 , the guy cleaning the bonnet/hood dislodges the center black 'plastic' strip.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl3Uy7CLCsI
That's hilarious. I don't actually think it's a malicious scam, the developer just seems to be a bit deluded and utterly ignorant of automotive technology or engineering
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