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Originally Posted by ZLP View Post
The 917/30 was a closed circuit record. 917's and 956's were pushing 250mph at Le Mans.QUOTE]
Exactly... strange comparison.
That closed course record was at Talladaga or someplace like that, not a 1 mile straight line with lots of runoff area.

and those factory endurance racecars mentioned were in a state of tune to do those speeds every lap for at least 24 hours straight.

Not saying Bello's car isn't fast, never did.
I think it's cool and interesting what he's doing.
These comparisons are all really apples and oranges.

However, what makes Bello's achievement pnenomenal (as Jon mentioned before), is that he is reaching his speed in ONE MILE, not at miles and miles of Bonneville, not on a 4 mile straight like the old mulsanne, and not at a huge oval like Talledega

'cool and interesting' is an understatement, lol
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