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blownvolvo Mar 28th, 2015 23:10

Yes I belive you maybe right with guys "vox " yep has to be fastest on record
And yes quickest and fastest are two different things
But dose a volvo penta count as a volvo engine ;)

domhart10 Oct 15th, 2015 15:56

Volvo S40 T5 Santa Pod
 
This is going to seem slow to everything above.

17.0 - This is standard :loser:

am off to Santapod in couple weeks for the last RWYB after some upgrades to check out the difference, will update after that.

domhart10 Nov 2nd, 2015 09:34

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Originally Posted by domhart10 (Post 1995410)
This is going to seem slow to everything above.

17.0 - This is standard :loser:

am off to Santapod in couple weeks for the last RWYB after some upgrades to check out the difference, will update after that.

RWYB yesterday and improved time to 14.6

domhart10 Apr 11th, 2016 11:20

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Originally Posted by domhart10 (Post 2004089)
RWYB yesterday and improved time to 14.6

Went to Santapod again best RT was .6 with a best 1/4 mile time of 14.7 which was worse but I think that might be due to the front tires. too much spinning on the line.

domhart10 Mar 22nd, 2020 23:40

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Originally Posted by domhart10 (Post 2092614)
Went to Santapod again best RT was .6 with a best 1/4 mile time of 14.7 which was worse but I think that might be due to the front tires. too much spinning on the line.


Went to Santapod since then and got a 13.5 best for the day with a 110mph cross the line.

Dastardly Diesel Mar 25th, 2020 20:28

Not bad, not bad. Best I managed was 9.51 at 152mph, but not in a Volvo.

BTW, did you know that Santa Pod is named after one of Father Christmas' testicles?

domhart10 Mar 27th, 2020 18:04

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Originally Posted by Dastardly Diesel (Post 2613087)
Not bad, not bad. Best I managed was 9.51 at 152mph, but not in a Volvo.

BTW, did you know that Santa Pod is named after one of Father Christmas' testicles?

yeh with those times I can only imagine you must of been in something close to having a rocket on the back of it. Thats an incredible time! cant imagine that force felt leaving the line!

Bashy Mar 28th, 2020 04:45

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Originally Posted by Dastardly Diesel (Post 2613087)
Not bad, not bad. Best I managed was 9.51 at 152mph, but not in a Volvo.

My K4 GSXR 1000 was about that, lightly modded, only just done its 1st service too lol what was you in/on?

s1monc Apr 6th, 2020 08:53

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Originally Posted by domhart10 (Post 2611957)
Went to Santapod since then and got a 13.5 best for the day with a 110mph cross the line.

Pretty good times for a front wheel drive Volvo. TBH a front wheel drive Volvo is never going to be that great at the quarter but all good fun. Itís funny how times have moved on, I reckon a Golf R with a map probably runs high 11s, not as cool as a Volvo obviously!

What mods and power were you running?

I used to go to the Pod all the time years ago, late eighties and 90ís. Just for comparison my standard old 2.8 Capri was 16.98 at 89mph, my 1993 3.0 M3 best I did was 13.9 at 101 mph and a 3dr Cossie I had that was running about 360bhp 13.3 at 117 mph. Best way to judge how quick the car is is terminal speed.
I gave up going there about 20 years ago as I got more into doing trackdays.

Iíve got two manual 854 T-5Rís and a F80 M3, love a Volvo!

domhart10 Sep 2nd, 2020 07:04

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Originally Posted by s1monc (Post 2616985)
Pretty good times for a front wheel drive Volvo. TBH a front wheel drive Volvo is never going to be that great at the quarter but all good fun. Itís funny how times have moved on, I reckon a Golf R with a map probably runs high 11s, not as cool as a Volvo obviously!

What mods and power were you running?

I used to go to the Pod all the time years ago, late eighties and 90ís. Just for comparison my standard old 2.8 Capri was 16.98 at 89mph, my 1993 3.0 M3 best I did was 13.9 at 101 mph and a 3dr Cossie I had that was running about 360bhp 13.3 at 117 mph. Best way to judge how quick the car is is terminal speed.
I gave up going there about 20 years ago as I got more into doing trackdays.

Iíve got two manual 854 T-5Rís and a F80 M3, love a Volvo!


Yeh these cars are built more for cruising and pulls on the motorway rather than off the line acceleration which makes it difficult. But since I started going there when this car was standard, it has been a real world way to see actual progress.

All my mods are really in power at the moment and car was running 390bhp but had 0 grip so spent the majority of the track wheel spinning till I finally got grip (My full build of the car is in my signiture). I had a friend there with a Gulf R32 who had 300bhp and AWD who had me off the line massivly and halfway down the track till I could actually find grip then sailed passed. So im hoping I will have a diff and some stickier tires on the next run, and even more power to throw down ... all fun and games though!

Completly agree, the new cars are impressive and very quick but there seems 0 challange or skill in anything ... just press a button for launch, foot down ... go and flip some paddles.

But yeh that M3 time is really good and that Cossie, I bet all those were fun to throw down the strip!

Also same here, I tend to go to tracks more and the ring ... but there is something about going to Santapod, just like returning every now and then. I got to say the F80 M3 has got to be one of the nicest cars at the moment for me, they look incredible and would love to see how one would be on track ... some day I will stop making this Volvo faster and try getting a BMW!


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