The 98 T/A is a gutless, corporate built vehicle....and totally gutless in case I didn't say it enough the 1st time!
305 HP @ 5,200 rpm; 335 ft lb @ 4,000 rpm....it was built back in the days when they built the engines for HP numbers and the tq...well, who cares how many rpm we have to spin the engine up to get there....as long as we win in the marketing ad wars of who has the most HP! (IMHO)
With a pro behind the wheel, the car turned flat 14's...and like most oem test vehicles, it was well broken in & tuned & track conditions were optimal!.....and it didn't sell worth a crap...at least in SoCal.......just about every GT ever build will run flat 14's (including the 60's with radials)
It literally did not have enough torque to get out of it's own way...and it's not that light of a car....3,500 lbs
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Flatheads ain't so bad!
Certified backyard mechanic I & II