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Ok now this is seriously cool!

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Ok now this is seriously cool!

Like most kids I used to be a fan of Knight Rider back in the day.  I recently found myself wondering though if the KITT driving onto the lorry up the ramp thing was really possible or whether it was special effects at work.
Naturally I hit google and this youtube result came up by the Mythbusters - turns out it actually really does work!  Shocked


It seems that the cars inertia actually keeps it moving at the same rate once it hits the ramp instead of speeding up and the wheels slow down almost instantly. Fascinating stuff!
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Re: Ok now this is seriously cool!

remember "the Italian job"
http://www.theitalianjob.com/cars_stunts.htm


Just got to "get the wheels in line"
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Re: Ok now this is seriously cool!

journeys beat me to it ! ! !  Cheesy
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Re: Ok now this is seriously cool!

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Journeys mate thats seriously cool! Thanks for the link that was excellent! There was me thinking that KR was doing something original when all those yankees did was copy something else lol
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