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Actual Gas milage/GT or STI- seriously.

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2 things guys. 1- What's the true ave. gas mileage for the GT. I just dont believe that it's 21 for an 8 cyl. American car. Also, how does it feel to see a car like an STI fly by on the highway, and know that there's no way to handle/perform at that level? I want a GT sooo badly, but people assure me that I wouldn't be happy with the performance. Thanks.
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JC8076 said:
to be honest the sti has a 4.9 0-60 time, where the stang has a 5.1 sec time, a lot of this is because of the all wheel drive. but at freeway speeds it is a drivers race.
According to Motor Trend, their test mule hit 0-60 in 4.9 as well. Ford is now advertising that tested result in their brochure they sent me for 2006.
Kyle F said:
Nope, 00-02 Z28's. If you could get one with Cloth intereior it would have been under $30K
And that car did NOT do 0-60 in under 5 seconds. No way, no how. My '97 Cobra was just as quick (or darn close) to the SS Camaro.
pcfrisch said:
The Chevy's 5.7-liter OHV V8 makes 310 hp at 5,200 rpm and a brutish 340 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
With our timing equipment at the ready, we found that the Z28 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and passes the quarter-mile in 13.8 seconds at 105.4 mph.
I guess that it is TRUE that the Stang is the ONLY car under $30K new thus far to go 0-60 in LESS than 5 seconds.
NOT always is it in the HP look at the 350HP charger vs stang. Sometimes it is just in the gearing.
Stoopy said:
Aha! You didn't say "adjusting for inflation!"

1965 Shelby 427 Cobra - 0-60 in 4.6 seconds, cost ......$8,800.
So we all stand corrected. I was assuming we were speaking of anything of "recent history". lol
And yes, adjusted for inflation that car would prolly cost as much or more than a vette.
Kyle F said:
Wow, Ford must have paid some serious cash to advertise in that Magazine.

Im sorry and LS1 Z28 running a 13.8?:eyebulge:

Who was driving that thing... my grandma?

Plenty of Mags out there posted sub 13.3 times for those. If you want to magazine race, I have an issue of GM High Tech Performance and they put a set of slicks on a boe stock 98 and ran a 12.9. 00-02 have more power. So figure a 12.7

Under $30K and only cost $400 for the slicks and Bam... first car under $30K to run 12s... adjusted for inflation.

There is just no way that an 05 Mustang GT is faster than a LS1. :handball:
Ummm, maybe it pulls harder later. But we were talking 0-60, I think. Slicks will give any RWD car a noticable improvement in the quarter. And GM seems to over-rate their cars, where I have seen Ford under-rate theirs. Car and Driver especially favors GM . An example of Ford advertising the stang 0-60 in like 5.1 then it was done by Motor Trend at 4.9. GM quit making the F-body for a reason. Also, the stang is still around for a reason. Ponder that thought.
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