Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Ferrari 308 Pro-Stock dragster

OK, there's not much Ferrari 308 in this, but that's the nature of Pro-Stock isn't it?

Bob Norwood's creation featured a tube-frame chassis with composite body panels loosely representing a Ferrari 308. The engine was an extreme evolution of Ferrari's flat-twelve, as found in the 512BB and Testarossa, bolted to which was an enormous air-to-water intercooler and a (frankly, absurdly large) centrifugal supercharger. It could rev from its 1200rpm idle to the 9000rpm redline in a tenth of a second and produced a rather silly 1400bhp, running on 120-octane fuel.

The quarter-mile was despatched in seven seconds with a terminal speed of 170mph. And, of course, it was the only Ferrari competing.

1 comment:

Will Carter said...

Well thats pretty mental!