Bad day at the orifice?SDB said:
Just to add to the stupidity of Mycrofts argument I'll add a few other randomly thought up "examples".
A car with bicycle tyres will beat a car with racing slicks on if you manage to tune the chassis so that all of the disadvantages of the bicycle tyres are counteracted and you create no disadantages whilst doing so. The reason is that the bicycle tyres create less drag.
A car with no fuel in it, will out perform a car with fuel in it, if you find a way to make the engine run on fresh air to the same performance as it would on fuel. As you don't have to carry the weight of the fuel around.
A car which has no steering machanism will be just as fast as a regular car if you can get it to go round corners at will.
All the best
Nah, you have been hilarious!SDB said:How disappointing.
Personally, I will be filled to the brim with anticipation, I await your impending return with a heart filled with joy... honest, not an ounce of sarcasm at all...SDB said:Have fun. I should be able to pop back in tomorrow.
Separate questions for clarity.LSR said:But why don't you use the "edit" function and not postwhore ?
No, I don't think so, the question was fairly 'open' so there is the opportunity to broaden the whole issue.LSR said:For some reason, I think you have changed the technical topic
Cd gives the overall co-efficient, it has 'some' value but is only half the story.LSR said:Oh, and there are two types of drag coefficient measurements:
One normal one
One other that takes into account the car's cross section - which one is this?
Sad to say tyre type is not the issue, and acceleration is a matter of disposable power. Therefore what you say is entirely wrong.LSR said:Cancelling out all factors so that they are constant/same/different spec but provide same benefit to both cars (for example, suitable tires may vary from car to car based on wheel size, wheelbase, but this should possibly be same), a lighter car will have better acceleration.
I don't know who 'your man' is but traction has nothing to do with top speed nor has stability. Top speed is a power thing, pure and simple.LSR said:But as "my man" said, a larger car will achieve the higher terminal speed, due to the afformentioned traction, and increased high speed stability.
So what you are saying in your own uniquely mealy-mouthed way is that what I have been saying all along has been right.Pavlo said:Well, it wouldn't be entirely silly to assume the power to weight ratio when the power is measured AT THE WHEELS would favour the heavier car.
But the lighter car might be running something like a lightweight transaxle with minimal transmission losses that are half that of the heavier car too.
But I doubt the losses in a skyline are double that of an Impreza.
My car is heavy compared to an Impreza, so I'm very keen for heavy cars to claw back an advantage somehow!