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    Default Icaras vs piranha.a

    I was playing the other day and I was wondering which ship actually is faster, all of the info I've read doesn't really give a clear answer, both teams believe their ship is fastest, I know the stats for the speed of both says 100, do they both have the exact same top speed or is one a tad faster?
    To me personally I felt like the piranha was slightly better on the top end. But that could just be all in my head (coming from F-Zero, logic say a heavier ship is faster so it's possible it's just me) but its hard to tell, I can't watch both the gauges and track. Can anyone here confirm this?

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    I believe the Piranha is heavier than the Icaras which therefore makes it slightly slower than the Icaras, but the latter obviously has better shielding.

    It really comes down to the pilot though when using the vehicles, the vehicle is only as good as its pilot.

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    not necessarily true.

    The Piranha keeps its top speed after a turbo for a fraction longer - the weight of it adds to the velocity or something. Someone wrote about this years back, but cant remember who or when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakenator1 View Post
    It really comes down to the pilot though when using the vehicles, the vehicle is only as good as its pilot.
    exactly this!

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    Both ships have EXACTLY the same top speed. I have tested this on only Venom Class (as that was the only speed class where I could get a good reading on top speed; the other speed classes change in speed so much that I can't get a good top speed reading) on Anulpha Pass. When I got around the corner going onto the overpass, I took a speed rating (like a speedtrap), and listed the craft's top speed (no speed pads or turbos were used).

    The reading I got were as follows:

    Icaras: 462 km/h
    Piranha: 462 km/h

    PICS WILL BE UP SOON!

    Try it for yourself, see what happens! I could be wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakenator1 View Post
    It really comes down to the pilot though when using the vehicles, the vehicle is only as good as its pilot.
    I don't believe that's true necessarily, otherwise there wouldn't be so many damned Icaras pilots

    But thank you for the numbers mike!! Ill have to get a friend over to watch my speed for me and share my results as well

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    top speed of 462 km/h is confirmed, for piranha an icaras,and both hd and fury ships.
    did it on 2nd straight talon's fwd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchemous View Post
    I don't believe that's true necessarily, otherwise there wouldn't be so many damned Icaras pilots
    The most likely reason pilots prefer the Icaras in online games is the fact it has higher thrust and better handling, its easier to recover from weapons and mistakes during a race. Plus the fact since most Icaras pilots out there are highly skilled at the game, so the fact they can reach 1st position with ease, they can then compensate for the paper-thin shields.

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    I don't think the shields are that bad on icaras unless you're being barged. The barging takes the shields down a lot. Icaras pilots can lose up to 50% energy in the kerfuffle that follows the race start if they aren't careful.

    But you're right Mitchemous, icaras pilots who get out in front, usually stay in front.

    Occasionally some dude with a Triakis will sneak up behind us though, then blast us into oblivion.

    And then, its just a race for a podium finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by terra-wrists View Post
    Occasionally some dude with a Triakis will sneak up behind us though, then blast us into oblivion.

    And then, its just a race for a podium finish
    Sooo true! They're far few but there are a couple good triakis pilots I've raced against and they like smash our little ships haha!

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