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Old 03-02-2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default New car quarter mile times, WTF?

Is this the sign of the new car quarter mile apocolypse or something?

April 08 Motortrend:

Charger R/T 14.1
G8 GT 13.8
Roush stage 2 mustang 13.8
Saleen S281-3V 13.7
Shelby GT-C 13.8
Accord coupe EX-L 14.0
Eclipse GT 14.3
Altima coupe 3.5 se 14.3
06 EVO MR 13.5
Toyota Sequoia 14.7

Is it me, or do these numbers seem too close for the variety of vehicles? I know, one second in the quarter mile is a decent gap, but any of these vehicles could beat any other in a drag. Hell, I lost to a 500+hp EVO by .01 seconds in the eighth because he bogged it and missed second.
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An accord is almost a 13 sec car?!

It's sad knowing that when I turbo the NA, it'll still probably be slower than alot of these family cars.
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The accord is not close to a 13 second car. I used to sell them and these numbers are very optimistic, it's closer to a high 14's car in real life. 14.5 here and as I said, very optimistic. http://www.modernracer.com/hondaaccordexcoupe.html
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An accord is almost a 13 sec car?!

It's sad knowing that when I turbo the NA, it'll still probably be slower than alot of these family cars.
These times are almost always a second or more slower in real life without all the corrections, etc.. And which would you actually want to drive, anyways!?

But, the accord has 268 hp now.
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Although those times seem very slow for those mustangs, considering they dynoed them to verify the power.
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"Roush stage 2 mustang 13.8"

I don't know how much agree with these numbers. The roush stage 2 for example. 13.8 sec. The 06-07 GT runs 13.6 if you got the 5 speed. So the new roush stage 2 is SLOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR BASE GT? WTF?
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The Stage 2 adds handling & cosmetics only, no power mods.

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Those times have to be far wrong. I had a run-in with a new Altima coupe last night (V6)... and i totally DUSTED his ***...from a roll.
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Unless properly configured for a drag strip, the 'Stangs have had a serious problem hooking up and getting decent 60-ft times; more so with the current design.

I was at the Fun Ford Weekend in Houston a little over a year ago and the S/C'd Saleens were averaging high 14s and the (mostly) stock GTs were dialing low- to mid 15s.

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The new GT stangs (mods!?) run high 8s in the eighth, V6 with exhaust runs a 10 flat everytime. I can't wait to beat one of the GTs this summer. They act way too cool.

How are we supposed to compare cars when these magazines are wack!?
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Unless properly configured for a drag strip, the 'Stangs have had a serious problem hooking up and getting decent 60-ft times; more so with the current design.
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Probably the stiffer suspensions. At least they sure handle better.
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