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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Wed 1 Nov 2017 - 14:04

At last some video of car at Gold Coast.
https://www.facebook.com/FT5000/videos/1392884247487284/
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Wed 1 Nov 2017 - 17:01

Freaking epic! Doesnt sound like the v8 supercar engine though, sounds like a big block chev
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Wed 1 Nov 2017 - 17:19

The car in that video is the FT5000 car which is powered by a 5.0L V8 Ford Coyote engine.
The Supercars 5000 car is powered by a V8 Supercar engine but it didn't run at the Gold Coast event. Probably due to lack of development as it looked very nervous even on the straight during its first showing. On a street course it would have been very dangerous.
Super5000 demo run.
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Wed 1 Nov 2017 - 17:20

If you Aussies don't want these cars they should come to the UK. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Wed 1 Nov 2017 - 19:06

Oh that makes more sense! And no! You europeans have plenty of open wheel stuff, us aussies dont Laughing Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Tue 14 Nov 2017 - 16:30



Precious ear porn.

IMO, the sound is similar from a 1967 F1 rFactor mod of BRM H16 but this is real world version.

This must be modded into sim. Quick.

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Fri 17 Nov 2017 - 16:17

Thanks for that link Axel. :top:
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 23:27

Awesome :D

Just curious, but with Super Formula as the Asian stepping stone for points to the Super License, why not this as Australian variant?

Not saying it it HAS to be part of the FIA ladder, it would be amazing on it's own.

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 10:01

They've finally turned it into another modern looking car. :smil20:
I preferred the original car that had the high air intake for the engine, as the old F5000s did.
It should be racing 2019.
http://www.v8sleuth.com.au/news/2018/08/23/new-s5000-open-wheelers-all-go-for-2019-
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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 10:14

David Sabre wrote:
They've finally turned it into another modern looking car.  :smil20:
I preferred the original car that had the high air intake for the engine, as the old F5000s did.
It should be racing 2019.
http://www.v8sleuth.com.au/news/2018/08/23/new-s5000-open-wheelers-all-go-for-2019-
Urgh... even those with the Halo and low air intake...
I mean, yeah the Halo is FIA requirment for open-cockpit cars but.. why not the high airbox?

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 14:19

There are few parts that seem to fit to another. Awkward design

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 15:55

David Sabre wrote:
They've finally turned it into another modern looking car.  :smil20:
I preferred the original car that had the high air intake for the engine, as the old F5000s did.
It should be racing 2019.
http://www.v8sleuth.com.au/news/2018/08/23/new-s5000-open-wheelers-all-go-for-2019-

This is disappointing.

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 17:48

David Sabre wrote:
They've finally turned it into another modern looking car.  :smil20:
I preferred the original car that had the high air intake for the engine, as the old F5000s did.
It should be racing 2019.
http://www.v8sleuth.com.au/news/2018/08/23/new-s5000-open-wheelers-all-go-for-2019-

Looks like the front of an F4 car stuck on rear of a F2 car,and looks just like all the other series,much preferred the other one as Dave said Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 18:53

This is the chassis that the S5000 is based on.
https://www.motorsport.com/f3/news/f3-all-americas-series-to-use-cockpit-halo-967572/3053047/?nrt=58


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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 21:51

Honda Fire


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PostSubject: Re: Formula Thunder 5000   Sun 26 Aug 2018 - 16:26

Love the mash-ups visual, F5000 on F3 car, large tires. Bring it on!

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