o how surprising another rant by bashthe3rd do yourself a favor yadkin and dont feed the troll. what kind of racing do you do? have you ever road on the tail of the dragon im sure bash has seen anything like that in texas.
Dude, you need to calm down.
First of all there is 1723 miles of state and federal roads in North Carolina. That does not include local and county roads, I couldn't find data for that. Easy to say thousands of miles and not be incorrect.
The G8 V6 does 0-60 in 6.9 seconds and runs the 1/4 mile in 15.3 at 93 mph.
As for handling, the V6 and the GT have the same suspension, so with a lighter motor up front the V6 outhandles the GT and gives the GXP a run for it's money. Speed through the slalom was 63.9.
For comparison sake, the same magazine tested a 2005 Mustang V6 and this is what they got. 0-60 in 6.6 and a 15.3 1/4 mile at 93.
Speed through the slalom was 62.1 and it had less g's in cornering.
I'd say with the upgrades Yadkin has done he is probably a good race for the G8 with equal drivers, which obviously there wasn't. Also the Gt suspension set up is a great bang for the buck project.
Oh the G8 V6 is only 500 lbs heavier too. They have almost the exact same weight to horsepower ratio.
Now let's discuss this street racing thing you brought up. With the lack of knowledge you just displayed, I hope you don't street race Vash. You'll hurt yourself and others too Dude. You are way too cocky for your own good.
is one of those guys who thinks by belittling others he's making himself bigger. We've all know his type and enjoy avoiding when possible and busting his balls when not.
I've done a couple of performance driving clinics in the late 80's at Watkins Glen. Back then I had an 85 Tbird, which was the same Fox chassis as the Mustang but about 4” longer and a more practical trunk. I had it set up with the factory “trailer tow package”, which to very few folks, including the salesman who I ordered the car from, knew that included the suspension from a Mustang GT. I also ordered the 5.0 V8 and traction-lok, but the factory set it up for low end torque, not high end horsepower. The 4 speed auto was the only available transmission. Although I really wanted a stick shift I was pleasantly surprised with the drivability of the automatic. It was full lock-up in all gears and had predictable shift points. Other than that the car was stripped as it was my first new one and I was just starting my career and a marriage. So the car was practical yet had potential.
After a few years into my career my boss, who turned into a good friend and mentor, got me interested in the driving school. His brother had a ZR1 Corvette and the three of us did it together. About a year earlier I had upgraded my wheels and tires to 235 60 series and had been experimenting with camber set-ups and different tire inflations. I hauled a small trailer with tools and camping gear for the three of us and we met at the track. My boss actually rented a car, I think it was a FWD Taurus, for the weekend and drove that at the track.
It was an interesting weekend. They broke us into two groups- FWD and RWD, and started a classroom instruction. There was a real interesting mix of people there as well. There were guys with Mustang GTs, some guys with Vetts, some Porsches including 911’s, lots of FWD cars like VW Golfs or GTIs or whatever they were back then, one late 60’s Dodge muscle car with big back tires, modified Honda Civics, and a handful of very expensive stuff including two Ferraris and other stuff that I didn’t recognize at all.
After the class they did a gear check. Everyone had to empty their trunks and interiors, then they did a basic inspection along with checking the lug nut torques. My car was they only car that passed. Every other one had to have their lug nuts tightened.
Then they put us on track with an instructor in 15 second intervals. The rule was not to pass unless the guy in front waved you by. After two warm-up laps to get familiar with the track I passed two or three cars. If you’re familiar with Watkins Glen, after the start/ finish line there is a 90 degree right turn followed by a downhill section with a gentle S turn, then the long back straight. You break hard for the 90 then floor it, and in my car just barely let off on the gas during the S turns, then you’re on the gas the whole way until the hard 90 at the end of the straightway. That’s the most critical turn in the course because you have to brake hard after reaching your top speed and set-up properly to maximize momentum at the end of the turn, because you’re about to enter the twisty part of the track which is also uphill.
After a few laps I’m half way down the back straight and see a little dot in my rear view mirror that very quickly gets very large and turns into one of the Ferraris. I negotiate the turn at the end and then lose him in the twisties. I wave him on at the start/ finish straightaway and he rockets past me. I actually gain on him in the 90 and keep up with him in the S turns. At the start of the straight he disappears, but then I catch him again in the twisties, almost ran into him as a matter of fact coming through the tight hairpin. My in-car instructor told me to slow down and give him room because Mr. Ferrari obviously doesn’t know how to drive. After a lap of losing him in every straight then finding him again on every tight turn that session was over and I pulled off the track.
I learned a lot that weekend and then more the subsequent year but the lesson I enjoyed the most was that guys who spend a lot of money don’t necessarily know anything about cars and driving.