A British engineer builds a half-ton, 1,000-horse drag-racing bike with the power of a monster truck
By Gregory Mone
Posted 04.20.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
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Nick Argyle´s shop was only big enough to work on a motorcycle, but his only engine belonged in a monster truck. So the 44-year-old British engineer did what any power-mad gearhead would do: He built a 1,000-horsepower, methanol-guzzling, two-wheeled colossus.
By Dawn Stover
Posted 12.05.2001 at 2:41 pm 1 Comment
The 2002 Altima is a much larger vehicle than its predecessor -- almost 6 inches longer, 2 inches taller, and more than an inch wider. And its wheelbase has grown by more than 7 inches. Yet Altima´s weight has barely increased, partly because designers replaced the steel hood and trunk panels with lighter aluminum ones -- a first for Nissan.
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