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Because the the combustion Mustang in the sixties, it would be interesting to know how fast they could run the Texas Mile. Now Electric cars are where combustion engines were in the sixties. Sixty seventy years from now where the combustion engine is going to be where rare rubber compounds going to be and I'll tell you this. Boy Again I'm skipping all over the place, but going back to the Mustang that you just mentioned you know. The the sixty eight Mustang the the electric version. That did this Texas mile run their record run they give an equivalent horsepower rating. You know how they can can extrapolate what it would be horsepower. Eight hundred horsepower. So that's far far above what the the sixty eight Mustang fastback head worse so it would be interesting to see what the you know. Internal combustion engine version of the sixty Mustang could could muster in the one mile run, and maybe it's been run there. I mean out of all the cars out of two hundred fifty, probably twice a year for sixteen years. I would guess to somebody who's running a sixty eight Ford Mustang fastback. Maybe maybe all right so back finally. Maybe maybe we're going to resume back onto the road years exactly yeah, so you know I was thinking about this this Bugatti thing and how they they ran. They did a three hundred four mph run in August of two thousand and nineteen, so not long after the Texas Mile. was achieved at three hundred point four. I was watching these in trying to draw comparisons and contrast and figure out what's happening here, but now remember, I said the GT had twenty five hundred horsepower, and that's an estimate it might be more might be a little less the Bugatti of course head. Sharon had so many modify had lots of modifications to it, and of course I'm sure that the the GT does as well, but the big difference here is that this is a road going production car. Technically I mean it can be sold to the public. It can be driven on the roads, and that's one thing Bugatti has to deal with the builders at. At MT K Motorsport don't have to deal with. They don't have to worry about mass production of this mass, but limited production of this one vehicle. It's a one of a kind, and it always will be, but they're dealing with that one event that one record and it's Kinda like we run it. We're done with it and maybe improve it for next time. Time, but that's it. The other thing about this is that Bugatti had a quad turbo. W Sixteen was tuned up to like sixteen hundred horsepower, so it had almost a thousand like nine hundred less horsepower to get up to the speed, but one thing that is most the most striking about this to me, and the most, maybe the most impressive about the Texas. Texas mile and the four GT's attempt or the for Gt's record run is that it did it from a standing start, and it only went those what it's a mile five thousand, two hundred eighty feet I think it went that distance and achieved three hundred point four miles per hour in that short amount of time that I mean just imagine the force. Force on the human body in the vehicle at that at that time when you look at the Bugatti run, and again all the specifics, the altered body and the tires and the engineers and the teams and everybody involved fine. Maybe maybe there's some of that going on with the GT, but here's the other thing. They did it to the special track you know. Know, under very controlled a very controlled conditions that they were able to enter the track at one hundred and eighty miles per hour. That's where they start at when they enter the straight. Then it takes them the entire five miles straight to get to three hundred and four miles per hour when you watch the way that the speed grows, and and I'll. I'll be specific here because remember the half mile speed for the the Ford, GT. It was two hundred forty miles an hour, and then it got up to three hundred. If you watch the speed, grow on the dials, the readings or whatever they give you on the youtube videos for the BUGATTI run once they get to You know if let's say. Say, you can even start at a to forty the way that the miles per hour. Count Up is like this. It's like forty one to forty two to forty three to forty four. The Ford Gt didn't have that luxury. It was deleted going leaps and bounds up to three hundred miles per hour. It was accelerating so fast after the two forty mark. That it's just unreal to think about I mean considering when you look at the Bugatti and what it's in the purposes, it's intended to go fast. That's what it was built for. Go fast and to break this three and a mile per hour. Run this this particular model. The CHIRAN was built for this test, and it will be sold of course, but the way that it grows from two forty, two, three, hundred, and four is much much slower, still impressive. These are all still impressive but S- much much slower than the Ford Gt is completely different, race or test. The Texas Mile seems like A. Strict power tests. Test! It's a brutal brutal test, isn't it? I mean and the footage from it is incredible to be able to see it now. You don't get a lot of. A. Lot of shots of like the car at the finish line going by at three hundred miles an hour. You don't see that because it's already in the distance. It's gone and the spectator area where all the filming and everything's happening. I wish they had more cameras on the track watching the cars go by at that speed, but you kind of rely on you know the gopro cameras that are in the vehicle you know by the drivers themselves, and of course that gets into wait, inherited Amex, and all that then you're also dealing with a spectator views people that are there with them on. On the team to film the event you don't get a whole lot of sensation of the cars passing you at the top speed I. Don't know why that is. Maybe it's because they don't want anything on the track that could damage or harm the driver or you know if there's something went terribly wrong. which sometimes does you know anytime? You're talking about these speeds. You don't want any obstructions in the way you wanna be able to have plenty room got half mile slowdown area than the runoff area with sand at the end and everything, but I. I find this whole thing fascinating. Events Arkansas. Mile the Arkansas. I didn't know. That has another one. I'm okay. I'm I'm going to immediately look up the Arkansas Mile. As soon as we get out of here, I really am the Colorado Mile is another one. Arkansas, mile the Colorado. My Alright, so I'm finding out new things every moment here, but if you don't know anything about the Texas Mile Ordinary. About it now you know everything, of course because we were just kind of scraping the surface on this thing, and it's fascinating to watch relief. You're into that type of racing. It's it's really really cool to speed. If there's a lot of puddle of nuances that you can kind of dig into and and find out about specific drivers and and types of vehicles that are run there, and you know current records, and all that, and like I said probably neglected to You know, give you all of the information, so if you want to dig into Texas Mile and find out what it's all about again. Please do so, but I do want to tell you that. We are on all forms of social media that you can think of everything under the. 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