The guy who wrote the story was brave (dumb) enough to ride shotgun on this deal. He wrote the story back in 2000. Since he is a brit, he made the comparison to the stock euro spec Viper which has a very restrictive exhaust and was only rated to 399 hp bs the US 450 hp.
Mojo - I ran in about 15 open road races from 91 - 00. I would like to go back and run again sometime if I have the time - it takes up about a week of your time.
Rohn - you always have so many questions for me. Thanks for thinking of me. The guy who wrote the story was from England - but I dont know if there is a seperate magazine for Europe or the US? I always say a prayer right before a race. The tire pressure question is a long answer for later, but the short answer for now is that anyone who runs for top speed needs to air their tires to the maximum cold rated pressure. I sent that tire to Michelin for them to inspect - they were very kind and sent me a replacement free of charge. If you want to know more about high speed tire issues, do a search on "sonic wave effect". How is the SSR coming along? We got an SSR TT project in the works when we get time to work on it.
All the questions are for the book "Famous people in the world of speed".
As I understand there are several SSR projects under way. You might figure that John will TT the first SSR. Give john a car, any car and another TT is on the road.
My SSR will be light weight compared to some of the other projects, heads, cam.
They can be bought behind dealer cost of course. A good person to deal with is on this board. BigCarrot or Crockett (William Gambrel) works for Sewell in Dallas and will cut you one hell of a deal. PM me for his contact info!