Barabus TKR

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Barabus TKR

Post by Brasco » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:32 pm

Has anyone ever heard of these?

0-60(mph) in 1.67 seconds... :shock:

Is this real?
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Post by Murf » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:18 pm

Looks pretty quick, check out the size of the brakes!!
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Post by Ally » Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:32 pm

:? Smells a bit like a harbour with the tide out if you ask me...

Looks considerably more like an expensive over-tuned kit car than a 'real' supercar. Barabus are listed as exhibitors at the British motorshow however so who knows what they're up to. The website is decidedly amateurish and lacks some pretty major details about design and function - they can't even manage to put anything on their 'about us' page!

If you do a google for images you should find pics of the engine bay - I've seen pics of 480s that look better finished than this.

Maybe it does produce over 1000 bhp, but that's no big thing in itself - the 0-60 and top speed figures sound much more theoretical than actual results of testing.

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Post by Richmann1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:40 pm

Saw it at the motorshow and it looked very impressive didnt say a lot about it on the stand so who knows :?
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Post by Brasco » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:41 pm

I don't know how the hell they can afford to sell them a £360,000 when the Veyron is more expensive, being sold at a loss and has VW's deep pockets to fund it. :?
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Post by Big Brother » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:06 pm

Engine Spec:

7 litre V8
1005 BHP
Top Speed 270 MPH

:eek: Bet you would empty the tank in about 5 minutes, imagine sticking NOS on is too :shock:
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Post by martinholmesuk » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:46 pm

Says 7 litre on the site but hover over the engine picture and it says 6lt V8

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Post by Ral » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:37 pm

Brasco wrote:I don't know how the hell they can afford to sell them a £360,000 when the Veyron is more expensive, being sold at a loss and has VW's deep pockets to fund it. :?
I should think (hope) it's cuz they didn't design the thing back to front like they did with the Veyron where they started: we want it to look like so, have it have 1k bph and do 0-62 under 3.5s and then started rummaging around for bits and pieces of VW stuff that could deliver.

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Post by robkendall » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:34 pm

dont barabus generally tune mercs?
the merc smart roadster, barabus tuned is a pretty mean little f'er, so it could be true(ish)?

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Post by 2127 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:53 pm

I think you mean Brabus, not Barabus.
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Post by robkendall » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:57 pm

2127 wrote:I think you mean Brabus, not Barabus.

lol...yeah, you're right....wasnt barabus the thief that the people chose over jesus, when pilate gave them the choice?
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Post by Brasco » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:02 pm

robkendall wrote:
2127 wrote:I think you mean Brabus, not Barabus.

lol...yeah, you're right....wasnt barabus the thief that the people chose over jesus, when pilate gave them the choice?
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