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    • Underground Racing pushes the standing 1/2 mile record to 259.67 miles per hour

      Underground Racing owns this record. They keep setting it and breaking it with nobody else even coming close. Last year they pushed the standing 1/2 mile record to 250.27 miles per hour leaving us wondering if there was room to improve.


      There was. The record is now 259.67 miles per hour.

      As per usual we do not get the specs but we do know is UGR is playing on their own level.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Underground Racing pushes the standing 1/2 mile record to 259.67 miles per hour started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        I really regret not getting out to this one to spectate. Lots of records were set here.... I guess the thin air makes a big difference at these speeds.
      1. imola_shaun's Avatar
        imola_shaun -
        In a lot of the videos I've seen of guys going fast at these they seem to think that due to the air being thinner they won't go as fast because they'll be down on power. But the lack of air just seems to get them going faster and faster with less air to move out of the way
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by imola_shaun Click here to enlarge
        In a lot of the videos I've seen of guys going fast at these they seem to think that due to the air being thinner they won't go as fast because they'll be down on power. But the lack of air just seems to get them going faster and faster with less air to move out of the way
        Yup, I'd think it is simple enough for them to simply crank up the boost to make up for the thin air. I am curious what a strong na car would run at sea level vs this strip, though.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        The UGR Lambos have been dominating this year, no other platform other than the GTR comes close.....
      1. imola_shaun's Avatar
        imola_shaun -
        Simple to try but some of these cars aren't able to make full boost till in 3rd gear or so. The turbos need to spin more to reach the same level of boost which will take longer and hurt MPH.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Yup, I'd think it is simple enough for them to simply crank up the boost to make up for the thin air. I am curious what a strong na car would run at sea level vs this strip, though.
        Curious like what? To compete or just to satisfy your curiousity? Lol
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Curious like what? To compete or just to satisfy your curiousity? Lol
        To feed my thirst for knowledge. Trying to go fast na is silly at the altitude I live at.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Was that DCT clutches slipping all through first and even through the 1-2 shift? Sort of sounded like it. I mean, I cannot believe a street-drivable car can contain a drivetrain (or be driven normally at all) that can handle 3500+ hp. That's just incredible, to me. These types of forces are just beyond the realm of anything anyone encounters on a daily basis.

        If he didn't have that shift glitch into 2nd, would've cracked 260 easily. Just incredible.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Was that DCT clutches slipping all through first and even through the 1-2 shift? Sort of sounded like it. I mean, I cannot believe a street-drivable car can contain a drivetrain (or be driven normally at all) that can handle 3500+ hp. That's just incredible, to me. These types of forces are just beyond the realm of anything anyone encounters on a daily basis.

        If he didn't have that shift glitch into 2nd, would've cracked 260 easily. Just incredible.
        I think ugr runs sequential boxes for the big power builds.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        I think ugr runs sequential boxes for the big power builds.
        This build is estimated at 3500+ hp so it's not a dual clutch in there.

        Not sure what their maximum capability for the dual clutch trans is. Something like 2000 hp I think.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Makes sense, I was thinking it sounded more like a sequential. I wonder how much of the factory AWD functionality is retained, probably none i would guess, since the stock car has variable diffs and torque splits and is quite clever actually. Wonder what the most power you can have without losing all that is.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Wonder what the most power you can have without losing all that is.
        Under 2000 hp it seems. Which is plenty you would think...