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Old 03-08-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Somehow, a reporter for Road & Track got to test the Mach 5, the car from the upcoming Speed Racer movie. We got to see the Mach 5 at the Detroit auto show, although the one we saw looked like a nonfunctional mock-up. Some of the features and specs covered in the Road & Track article seem fictional, such as the "crampons" that are supposed to wrap around the tires for better traction.

But the article includes pictures of things such as the saw blades that pop out from the front, so we're not really sure what to believe. The car in the article is supposed to be powered by an 8-liter quad turbocharged V-12 putting out 1,700 horsepower. According to the spec sheet handed out at the Detroit auto show, the fictional car only has 1,000 horsepower.

The article also points out that Yokohama designed special tires for the Mach 5, and the car's builder says that most of the film's budget was spent on the car. But when we see stats such as 0.6 seconds to 60 mph, we have to assume that the entire article is fictional.
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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we're not really sure what to believe.
They are also apparently not really sure whether the April date printed on the magazine has anything to do with anything.

And so I am not really sure if they have a clue.

Like, I guess maybe a car really can make 6g in a corner??? That's a clue.
The quarter in 2.6 sec? Another clue!

Not really sure what to make of it? um.... OK!

And would you believe Iraq had WMDs? um... OK!

And the president needs to wiretap you for your safety? um.. OK!
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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I saw the preview for this movie last night (while watching 10000 B.C.). my advice, avoid both.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:59 PM   #5
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I saw the preview for this movie last night (while watching 10000 B.C.). my advice, avoid both.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:54 PM   #6
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I have to comment however that the tires in regards to nanotechnology may be true one day in the not too distant future.
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