Road Tests Real world tests of Race Car vs One Car

Top speed

Race Car
212 mph
One Car
225 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
NASCAR Race Car

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Significantly more torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM vs 295 ft-lb Around 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 5,860 cc vs 2,400 cc Around 2.5x bigger engine
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Reasons to consider the
Formula One Car

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Significantly lighter curb weight 1,415 lb vs 3,200 lb 2.3x lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Faster top speed 225 mph vs 212 mph 13 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Race Car  vs
One Car 
Brand NASCAR Formula
Type of car Race car Race car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.7 lb/hp 1.57 lb/hp
Maximum hp 865 HP @ 9,000 RPM 900 HP
Maximum torque 530 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM 295 ft-lb
Steering system Recirculating ball Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Coil Springs, Independent Double Wishbone, Anti-roll Bar w/coil springs, Unknown
Front wheels Unknown/? Unknown Unknown/? 13

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,200 lb 1,415 lb
Wheelbase 110 in 118 in

road tests

Race Car  vs
One Car 
Top speed 212 mph 225 mph

transmission

Shift system Manual Semi-automatic

engine

Displacement 5,860 cc 2,400 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4.18 in / 3.25 in 4 in / Unknown
NASCAR Race Car
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