26 February 2005

The Need For Speed

Good article on repairing and hopping-up computer cars from the Washington Post.
"I think making modifications is kind of like an addiction," Dan Chi said. "When you feel fast, you get used to it. You want that feeling of being even faster, of, like, the G-forces pushing you back in your seat and stuff."

"Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death!"

I can dig it.
Using his dad's old tools, Dan was able to install a new air intake on his own. But to make the computer and hardware changes that allowed his engine to jump from nearly 300 horsepower to nearly 400, Dan sold a collection of vintage Nike sneakers for cash and paid a professional.

How come I never thought of that?

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