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      06-19-2017, 08:35 PM   #45
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First time I launched my car after going Stage 2 I gave myself what my doctor described as a "brownout" which is just before you black out. Lesson learned - don't launch with a sinus infection.
That is physically impossible in a car. You could not get enough G forces in a car, which are lateral, not longitudinal, to create "grayout" let alone "blackout". It takes about 6 Gs longitudinal to produce grayout. Much more than that for lateral.
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Used to pull 6 Gs in the F4 almost every time I flew. Even with the G suit, there is some pressure. Never had that feeling in a car.
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      06-19-2017, 09:02 PM   #47
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I've never been sick, but I know I am getting dehydrated at the track when I start to feel a bit dizzy while driving. I did get a bit of a headache when driving a Ferrari F430 on the track—man that engine SCREAMS behind your head!
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I'm going to Santa Cruz tomorrow and ride some roller coasters---I'll have a couple cocktails before and let you guys know if I get that feeling. Much cheaper than the cars mentioned here.
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      06-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #49
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I'm going to Santa Cruz tomorrow and ride some roller coasters---I'll have a couple cocktails before and let you guys know if I get that feeling. Much cheaper than the cars mentioned here.
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That is physically impossible in a car. You could not get enough G forces in a car, which are lateral, not longitudinal, to create "grayout" let alone "blackout". It takes about 6 Gs longitudinal to produce grayout. Much more than that for lateral.
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That is physically impossible in a car. You could not get enough G forces in a car, which are lateral, not longitudinal, to create "grayout" let alone "blackout". It takes about 6 Gs longitudinal to produce grayout. Much more than that for lateral.
First of all you are right, he said grey out. Second, I was highly congested with a sinus infection and plugged ears. So I am not sure if I technically had a grey out, probably not, but he said the symptoms were identical due to the fact that I could barely breathe to begin with and my equilibrium was probably all messed up.
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First of all you are right, he said grey out. Second, I was highly congested with a sinus infection and plugged ears. So I am not sure if I technically had a grey out, probably not, but he said the symptoms were identical due to the fact that I could barely breathe to begin with and my equilibrium was probably all messed up.
Yep, I can see that happening, but nothing like gray out or black out from pulling Gs.
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Yep, I can see that happening, but nothing like gray out or black out from pulling Gs.
Yeah that's why I mentioned being sick to begin with. I was dizzy as hell just standing up. I have driven cars that are much faster than my current car (Dinan Stage 2 M235 vert) and NEVER had anything like that happen before.

He gave me the standard old school doctor advice of don't do that shit until you feel better.
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So I just drove an F-Type R with AWD and I really liked the car. Incredibly fast, sounds amazing, and didn't find it too big. But I did feel car-sick after driving it. When I floored it, I got that feeling in my stomach similar to a rollercoaster and later felt queasy.

Anyone else experienced this?
Is it something you can adjust to?

I otherwise really liked the car. Put a real grin on my face.
umm thats not even a fast car....

Even in our GT3 with launch control I dont really get that feeling. Definitely puts a smile on my face though
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A 1,200hp GTR made my chest feel odd. Too bad every single car I've been in since feels incredibly slow.
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I have never had this feeling, but I have heard that you NEVER get used to that feeling. I would strongly recommend against buying a car that gives you that feeling. You'll know for sure if you drive it a second time and the same thing happens. If so, would be a bad idea to buy that car IMHO.

Edit: it's not about the speed, it's about the suspension. That's what gives you that feeling.
That explains a lot. I used to get mildly sick in my M3 in the canyons until I got stiffer suspension.
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Felt sick twice as a passenger on a road course. Both times at NJMP Thunderbolt track. First was in a 2013 Mustang Boss 302 and second was a race-prepped Porsche Cayman. Both were violent.

At the Barrett-Jackson auction at Mohegan Sun in June, I got a ride-along in a Hellcat Charger and a Shelby GT-350. Both were just a pair of 1/8 mile acceleration runs. Neither made me sick at all, despite the Hellcat being the fastest car I've ever been in, and both cars fishtailing throughout the run.

I don't think fast acceleration alone would ever make me sick, but then maybe a funny car or top fuel car would do it.
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