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Old 01-15-2020, 05:24 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Still love me some American muscle. These are the latest heavyweights on the market today going at it. I still have my 2015 Hellcat Challenger, no problems at all. However with just 707 hp, I will smoked in this race. The new Mustang GT500 is a real beast, would love to have one.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Homeless
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Still love me some American muscle. These are the latest heavyweights on the market today going at it. I still have my 2015 Hellcat Challenger, no problems at all. However with just 707 hp, I will smoked in this race. The new Mustang GT500 is a real beast, would love to have one.
The new Mustang on a prepped surface has done the quarter in 10.8. And 10.6. Would love to see what one would do with slicks.

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:09 PM
 
Location: sumter
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The new Mustang on a prepped surface as done the quarter in 10.8. And 10.6. Would love to see what one would do with slicks.
I'm sure it's awesome.
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:54 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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I'd still take the Challenger over any of them. The fact that I had a '71 may be swaying my choice
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:07 AM
 
Location: western NY
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I'd still take the Challenger over any of them. The fact that I had a '71 may be swaying my choice
In my opinion, the Challenger was one of the better looking "pony cars", back in the day, when they were new cars. I worked a summer job in '68 and '69 at the neighborhood gas station (remember them?), and right at the end of the 1969 summer, the station owner ordered a Challenger R/T. 383, with a Torqueflite transmission. Red, with a black vinyl top and black interior. Really nice car.


The new Challengers are also really good looking, it's too bad that they're so heavy. I've been pretty much a GM guy for most of my life, and have owned several Camaros and Firebirds, over the years. Although they've become great cars, performance wise, they're so damned fugly, that I wouldn't ever consider buying one. I simply cannot figure out what is going on, in the GM styling studio.


Something else has me scratching my head, as it's mentioned that the Mustang, and most likely the Camaro and Challenger, too, can run in the 10s, right out of the factory. Wasn't it just a few years back, that the NHRA considered a "10 second car", a full-tilt race car, and required a roll cage, in order to compete in sanctioned drag races?? Now you can buy one right off the showroom floor.....CRAZY!!
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:32 AM
 
Location: sumter
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Those Shelby GT 500 are usually always the king of muscle cars when they are in production. And when not on top, they will just halt production and go back to the drawing board, then come back with a beast of a car. They believe they absolutely have to be king of the muscle cars. But, if the Challenger wasn't so heavy, I can see it being the quickest car in a straight line.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Something else has me scratching my head, as it's mentioned that the Mustang, and most likely the Camaro and Challenger, too, can run in the 10s, right out of the factory. Wasn't it just a few years back, that the NHRA considered a "10 second car", a full-tilt race car, and required a roll cage, in order to compete in sanctioned drag races?? Now you can buy one right off the showroom floor.....CRAZY!!
You still have to have the safety equipment installed if you run under a certain ET at tracks. The track will usually kick you out if you go too fast and don't have it.


10.99 1/4-mile (6.99 1/8-mile) or quicker:

-5-point roll bar is still okay to 10.00 1/4-mile (6.40 18-mile) in hardtop / t-top with un-altered floors, firewall and frame rails (wheel tubs are okay). If the floor and/or firewall has been modified, then a full roll cage is required beginning at a 10.99 e.t. or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position.
See diagram below.

-Convertibles require full roll cage at 10.99 and quicker.

-aftermarket axles with positive retention (c-clip eliminators)

-Transmission shield SFI Spec 4.1 at 10.99 and quicker or 135 mph and quicker (blanket is okay, no expiration date)

-Harmonic Balancer SFI Spec 18.1 (no expiration date)


9.99 1/4-mile (6.39 1/8-mile)/ 135 mph or quicker:

-Roll cage is required on all vehicles at 9.99 and quicker or any vehicle running 135 mph or faster (regardless of e.t.). The roll cage must be constructed of minimum 1 5/8 o.d.x .118 mild steel tubing, or 1 5/8 x .083 chrome moly tubing. Roll cage must also be certified by NHRA every 3 years, and have a serialized sticker affixed prior to participation. The cage must be padded anywhere the driver's helmet may contact it while in the driving position. This style of cage is good til 8.50 1/4-mile times, then a funny car style cage is required.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:35 AM
 
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Google the many Tesla videos that are literally crushing the American heavy metal on the track....... stab the pedal and hold on while the hot rods are doing anything they can to try to keep up.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:19 AM
 
Location: sumter
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Google the many Tesla videos that are literally crushing the American heavy metal on the track....... stab the pedal and hold on while the hot rods are doing anything they can to try to keep up.
I've seen pretty much all the Tesla videos, it too is American made and a great car. I'm a fan of the car but don't care to own one, it will not be fun driving across country. That is also a totally different class of car, plus it's all wheel drive and instant power. But, in a race longer than a quarter mile, the American muscle cars do catch up and will pass it.

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Old 01-17-2020, 06:28 AM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG6veF_34QE
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