New Fastest Bus in Europe

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New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by orb » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:58 am

Ladies and gents I give you Phil Jarvis who ran some amazing times yesterday at Big Bang despite the bitter cold to knock our own Trevor Sharpe off the top spot - but for how long :D

I cannot begin to tell you what's needed to achieve these kinds of times, yes lots of power but just look at how well Phil drives this thing, he did a Stella job. 1.5 sec 60ft times anyone 8O in a bus!!! That is incredible.

He came so close to the world record, which I predict will finally come back to the UK this year :wink:

Well done mate, was so glad to be on the start line to witness this - you rock.

http://youtu.be/RbiFfNqnEX0

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Post by vwJim » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:54 pm

Cool, epic job he's done.

What is the world record currently?
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Post by orb » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:59 pm

11.408 I believe, so the first 11.3 takes the crown ;-)
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Post by vwJim » Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:18 pm

Wow, so close...
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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by blenki » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:20 am

Thats an insane bus!

Hopefully get to see it run at VW action this year


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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by JonnyCJ » Fri May 13, 2016 7:25 pm

Surely no one will overtake him, so fold mirrors in and 0.1s saved.

Obvs leave the blue light on in case there's a fire....


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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by jasonjleach » Sat May 14, 2016 6:30 am

Deluxe metalwork are working on a rival. Pretty serious stuff! https://www.facebook.com/DeluxeMetalwor ... 5292055521

Check out there mods.....


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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by Karl_F » Mon May 16, 2016 2:54 pm

Hmm, not a fare comparison, Porsche motor, 6 speed sequential box. It should at least be an air cooled flat 4.
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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by jasonjleach » Mon May 16, 2016 2:59 pm

Ah the rules... Now I know! A rival in spirit if not engine.


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Post by Karl_F » Mon May 16, 2016 3:10 pm

jasonjleach wrote:Ah the rules... Now I know! A rival in spirit if not engine.


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Not sure they're are any rules against that motor tbh.
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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by orb » Mon May 16, 2016 4:22 pm

Andys bus does not have a Porsche motor, gearbox yes but not engine.

It is aircooled, it is flat four, so it does comply with all the BWA regulations

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Post by Karl_F » Mon May 16, 2016 4:44 pm

orb wrote:Andys bus does not have a Porsche motor, gearbox yes but not engine.

It is aircooled, it is flat four, so it does comply with all the BWA regulations

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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by jasonjleach » Mon May 16, 2016 4:58 pm

When are they up against each other that's what I want to know!


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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by orb » Mon May 16, 2016 5:10 pm

:D I'm not sure Andy will ever drive that bus again, last time he did it broke his back in 2 places!

Not sure you'd class it as a first time project, it was out a lot of last year and ran circa 11.8 I believe.
It certainly has the potential given the power it's supposed to have but I'm not so sure the chassis set up is the best for the quarter mile - be great at a circuit though :D

Either way it's going to be interesting

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Re: New Fastest Bus in Europe

Post by orb » Mon May 16, 2016 5:12 pm

Ha - just realised "1st time project" is your signature not a statement :-)
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