We started our 20 days to 200mph thread knowing that it would take some work to reach that goal. We figured some people would read it, some would cheer us on, and some would put us down. In the end, we not only reached our goal, we smashed it by 6mph. In October 2009 we were only able to touch 195.7mph. That extra 4mph did not seem far away, but was tough to obtain. Now in March 2010, we went back to Goliad with some new tricks, engineering, and desire only to leave with smiles.
Building a car to go fast in a 1/4 mile is something many people do. But building a car that can reach speeds in a 1 mile race over the $1M production Bugatti Veyron is another story. We learned alot from our first go at it. When we return to the Mile again, we will have learned more and will continue to strive for the best. Each little tweak the Vivid Racing Team added helped. This was not by luck, but determination, talent, and proving that we are more then just a place to buy car parts.
So what were the final numbers:
Run 1 Shakedown – 195mph
Run 2 – 202.1mph
Run 3 – 203.6mph
Run 4 – 206.2mph
60-130mph Time with PBox – 6.04sec
You can view all the changes we did to the car on our original Texas Mile post here.
You can view our video of the final run here –
We also have a gallery online with many images here – Texas Mile Event March 2010 – Vivid Racing Gallery
Here is a nice shot by my buddy Willie T at the shop before we left.