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Old 21 Apr 2005, 01:56 (Ref:1283489)   #16
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I was there in 1996 and seto was credited with 301kmh.

But I would imagine there would have to be other classes faster than the v8s.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:30 (Ref:1283492)   #17
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I don't know how Seto could have gone any faster than 296 with a standard diff and a 7500rpm rev limit. The only variablwe is tyres (pre control tyres), if they had slightly higher sidewalls he may have got a few more kph but 308kph would require 18-inch wheels.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:35 (Ref:1283493)   #18
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I don't know how Seto could have gone any faster than 296 with a standard diff and a 7500rpm rev limit. The only variablwe is tyres (pre control tyres), if they had slightly higher sidewalls he may have got a few more kph but 308kph would require 18-inch wheels.
Were they running standardised diffs back then?

He definitely did do it. It was mentioned several times during the telecast.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 02:44 (Ref:1283496)   #19
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Dogde Viper (possibly with Garry Waldon driving) 310 kmh as the fastest clocked by radar.
 
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 03:49 (Ref:1283519)   #20
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Seto was 304k's, but with the rev limits and control diffs it's mechanically impossible to hit those speeds in a curent Supercar...
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 05:12 (Ref:1283538)   #21
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What if they over inflate the tyres for the shootout ?
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 06:13 (Ref:1283554)   #22
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You don't get the grip required for a good run out of Forrest's Elbow, and accordingly drop speed.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 06:14 (Ref:1283555)   #23
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What if they over inflate the tyres for the shootout ?
Why would they? They may be faster on conrod but slower everywhere else which is not a good way to qualify or win the shootout.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 06:25 (Ref:1283556)   #24
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Seton did the speed back when there was a choice of several different diff ratios.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 07:02 (Ref:1283567)   #25
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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the answers so far. I have been told that:
Johnson Sierra 305 Km/Hr (Year: ???
"The Fireworks King" Chev Monte Carlo NASCAR 319kph (Year: 1998)
Keith Carling 300ZX 314kph (Year: 1990)
R32 GTR 320kph (Year: ???)

I was also told that 20 odd years ago (pre-kink) that a F3000 set it and it has never been topped since. Noone knows what speed though :S
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 09:39 (Ref:1283669)   #26
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The final drive ratio at Pukekohe was higher this year due to the amount of time that the cars spend on their limiters................ I just wonder.........
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 10:37 (Ref:1283721)   #27
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I want to hear more about this Ferrari Sportscar on the mountain....

As far as i know it'd be a NASCAR or a Sports Sedan in the post-chase configuration, certainly not a V8Supercar.

As for pre-chase, probably an open-wheeler.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 11:13 (Ref:1283751)   #28
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Just adding to the general chit-chat, without having any hard facts at hand, I can add:

I recall Chris Amon in a Ferrari P4 (on loan to Scuderia Veloce) pulling 185-186 mph (in I think, 1969. It could have been one or two years earlier) when I was there for an Easter meeting. I think that equates pretty close to 300kph. I also remember Frank Matich in his Matich SR4, and Bevan Gibson in Bob Jane's Elfin 400 pulling similar speeds. I don't remember open wheelers pulling the same top speeds, although they might have been quicker everywhere else. I think Neil Allen's lap in an F5000 saw a top speed on Conrod that was getting pretty close to that 300 mark.

Conrod in the sixties was narrower, bumpier, and the humps were humpier, so any of those speeds would have been pretty hairy.

I have yet to hear of any speeds down Conrod much above the 300kph mark, but if there are any, I'd look to Sports Sedans, or some of the more exotic things in the 12 and 24 hour races.
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Old 21 Apr 2005, 11:28 (Ref:1283765)   #29
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Thought it was a NASCAR

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"... and Bevan Gibson in Bob Jane's Elfin 400 pulling similar speeds. I don't remember open wheelers pulling the same top speeds, although they might have been quicker everywhere else. I think Neil Allen's lap in an F5000 saw a top speed on Conrod that was getting pretty close to that 300 mark.

Conrod in the sixties was narrower, bumpier, and the humps were humpier, so any of those speeds would have been pretty hairy.

I have yet to hear of any speeds down Conrod much above the 300kph mark, but if there are any, I'd look to Sports Sedans, or some of the more exotic things in the 12 and 24 hour races.
Wasn't Gibson killed in the Elfin at the bottom end of Conrod when it lifted off?

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