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World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 3:25 PM




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Rumor has it that if you give Canadian engine tuner Nicolas Brunet a 2.0-liter, turbocharged General Motors Ecotec motor, he'll make it capable of breaking the quarter-mile record for four-cylinder dragsters. We say "rumor" because this news apparently hasn't been independently confirmed yet, but at Napierville Dragway in Quebec, Canada, the funny car you see above ran 6.75 at 206 mph.





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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 3:36 PM
holy wow! that is awesome!



Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 3:41 PM
thats awesome since the fastest used to be Brent Rau at a 6.86 @ 199

Go eco! Also gotta love running that while getting @!#$ty down the whole track

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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 4:02 PM
Very cool




Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 7:08 PM
Aerotech still went to a faster speed. Misleading title here. Fastest quarter mile, but not the worlds fastest 4 cylinder.



Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 10:51 PM
allow me to explain since so many people find the vocabulary confusing:


FAST = speed... mph, kmh, etc...
QUICK = elapsed time covering specified distance, usually 1/4 mile, 1320feet, or 400m

fastest would imply that it has the highest speed... that is not true by a long shot.

QUICKEST is the word we're looking for here.
Don Nase Jr's ecotec dragster was quicker AND faster, however it was not a door-slammer...

regardless, nice to know that the ecotec is still being fielded.





Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:58 PM
I'm loving the fact that it's an Eco that is the fastest 4 cylinder, and also that they are using a G6 body!!!!




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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:00 AM
Regardless of the proper terminology still very impressive times. Go ECOTEC!!
Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 1:29 AM
DaFlyinSkwirl (Pj) v2.0 wrote:

allow me to explain since so many people find the vocabulary confusing

Dude, really? Get over it. If you have a problem, take it up with Autoblog.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/03/watch-worlds-fastest-four-cylinder-set-a-new-quarter-mile-recor/




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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 1:40 AM
Very nice!!!

Now GM should send this guy all their anemic 1.4T engines and do something with it. lol
Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 2:30 AM
Dave wrote:

DaFlyinSkwirl (Pj) v2.0 wrote:

allow me to explain since so many people find the vocabulary confusing

Dude, really? Get over it. If you have a problem, take it up with Autoblog.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/03/watch-worlds-fastest-four-cylinder-set-a-new-quarter-mile-recor/


Yea, really.

I guess those autoblog guys don't really hang out at the dragstrip enough to know there's a difference... or that this car is neither the fastest nor the quickest 4 cylinder in the world.


unless they meant to put "fastest 4 cylinder CAR" (car in this instance referring to a door-slammer... that is, a car with operating doors ala regular everyday cars).

the fastER and quickER ecotec powered vehicle I'm talking about is a rail car... but a lot of people don't count rails as cars, so really they need to specify what they're talking about.

saying its the "Fastest 4 cylinder in the world" is wrong... because the land speed record for speed (ala FAST) is much higher than 206mph.
furthermore, the ecotec rail is much faster AND quicker, hitting 6.42 @ 210mph in the quarter mile... the whole claim is pretty much bogus.

so "In the world" with no further disclaimers, is incorrect.
more like... "quickest 4 cylinder door slammer in the world". that would be the correct title.

why jump on my throat because I'm correcting and trying to educate others? go talk to drag racers and they'll all tell you the same thing... FAST and QUICK are two different words that refer to the cute little numbers that pop up on the time boards at the end of the drag strip...

fastest = mph
quickest = e/t

thats the easiest way to differentiate between the two numbers, thats how everyone I've ever talked to at a drag strip talks about them, as well as AMS racing, Gardella racing, Shepherd racing, and pretty much anyone who actually knows anything.

so chill out and read what I'm saying, you might learn something.





Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 5:26 AM
GO ECOTEC







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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 5:41 AM
I gotta agree with the tree rodent...

This whole "fastest 4 cylinder" thing is all over the internet.

And since when is the internet factual or accurate?






Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Friday, July 06, 2012 6:37 AM
either way eco owns both definitions and has for pretty much since its been out



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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:41 PM
They recently ran a 6.60@210...






Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:29 PM
holy spinach can, thats fast



Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 5:44 PM
I talked to him last week. He has 15 gm race built ecotecs.. Cool guy



Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Saturday, July 28, 2012 5:21 PM
jason norwood wrote:

I talked to him last week. He has 15 gm race built ecotecs.. Cool guy


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Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:35 AM
lol, only on the .org would people start breaking down thread title's to "educate" people on the correct terminology.



Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Sunday, July 29, 2012 3:46 PM
blucavvy wrote:

lol, only on the .org would people start breaking down thread title's to "educate" people on the correct terminology.


damn right.

most people who ACTUALLY race tend to agree with me.


I guess you either get it or you don't





Re: World's fastest 4-cylinder is an ECOTEC
Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:34 PM
lol




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