Father & Son Cars

My dad swung by Cars & Coffee this morning with his late 1960’s Triumph TR250. I grew up riding around in it and he recently got it running again and restored. It was fun having both of our very different cars sitting next to each other, especially since his is one of the things that got me into cars in the first place! 🙂

Viper Dyno

I put my Viper on a dyno today to see what kind of horsepower and torque it was making at the wheels. It supposedly makes 600 horsepower at the crank and I’ve heard reports of 530 to 560 horsepower at the wheels, so I was curious to see what mine actually makes. Turns out it’s 533 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque. Considering it was a little warm out and decently humid, that’s not bad!

Viper Dyno Graph

Riding Around The Nürburgring

Video when I get home, but here’s a quick photo for now of actually being out on the Nürburgring! I got rides in three very different cars. I didn’t drive though as it costs a fortune to get a rental that is allowed on the Ring.

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