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jimmy

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Discovery 3 TDV6, Discovery 300TDi - Plaything!
I have been preparing a sales presentation and dug up some interesting facts about brakes that are quite incredible.

1. To bring a typical family car to a complete stop from 50mph would create enough energy to boil 2 litres of water in 3 seconds!

2. To stop a HGV from the same speed creates enough energy to boil 48 litres of water in 4 seconds.

3. Statistics show that we brake an average of once every 0.85 miles.

4. If the speed is doubled then four times more braking time is required.

5. When braking, the weight transfer from rear to front can be as much as 30%.

It's quite amazing how much energy is created by braking forces, it's something we all tend to take for granted.

Anybody else got any interesting car related facts?
 

Sp!ke

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Jeez, if I'd have known that I wouldnt have bought that cr@ppy in-car kettle. &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':hehe:'>
 

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