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One just wasn't enough
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:49:55 PM »
So as yawl know I have a 2016 Mustang GT, well last Monday we added another pony to the stable. We picked up a 2017 Mustang GT/CS black on black. Pretty dam cool to walk out and see 2 mustangs sitting in the driveway, the hard part is to figure out which one to drive :P
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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 09:08:04 PM »
Pretty dam cool to walk out and see 2 mustangs sitting in the driveway

I did it back in '82.  Had a 64.5 coupe and a 65 convertible in my parents driveway before selling the convertible to finance my 66 Fastback.  My mother didn't think it was cute or cool in her driveway.  She even rotated me into her side of the garage so I could get them pretty before parking them in front of her house.  At any rate, I had the 66 built by the time I turned 16.  I washed a lot of dishes (worked at a nursing home) starting at 14 so I could have wheels.  I started talking about what sort of car I wanted at 13 and my father asked me who I expected to pay for a car.  I never answered and admittedly I expected him to buy me a car, but a couple weeks later, I forged his signature on a work permit (required under the age of 16) and started saving.

I've never had a Mustang newer than 1966, but ... a friend has a late model monster.  I will readily admit that it is easily faster than the fastback I built.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 01:13:28 AM »
Back in my day (60's & early 70's) 7-8 seconds 0-60 times were considered fast and anything over 400 stock horsepower was limited to just a few models. When my buddies modded '70 Mach 1 302 ran a 6.8 0-60 time it was a big thing in our small town.
Nowadays 7 second 0-60 times for most cars is below average. Off the dealers lot several current makes and models can hit sub 4's and mid 5's 0-60 times. That's coups, sedans and some pickups. But I bet most of ya'll knew that. :th_thicon_idea:

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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 06:01:34 AM »
Or 2.8 seconds with aTesla in "ludicrous mode".

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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 07:26:12 AM »
2.5 seconds for the new Dodge Demon Challenger.
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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 07:38:55 AM »
2.5 seconds for the new Dodge Demon Challenger.
Exactly.  Makes you wonder what the limit is.   (Carrier catapults excepted)

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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 08:04:33 AM »
If you have a spare $200K laying around you can get a Porsche 911 Turbo SIX CYLINDER that pushes 550 HP and has a 2.8 0-60 time. I know this as I street raced one a few years ago from a stop light to see who would be first to the single lane that led to the ramp onto the highway. Me in my Shelby Cobra ragtop (see below) 5.8 V8  pushing 520 HP of supercharged Detroit ponies. It wasn't pretty. When he hit second gear he smoked my butt. Gave me a little tip of his hat as he went by. I hung my head in shame. A damn six cylinder.
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 09:45:43 AM »
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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 11:07:57 AM »
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Porsche 911 Turbo

many years ago, I got embarrassed by a Porsche riding my ZX-10 (one of the fastest motorcycles built at the time) He walked away from me like I was sitting still at speeds way above what a sane person would be traveling. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 11:28:09 AM »
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I've owned 3 Porsches but nothing as awesome as a Turbo (356 1600 Super - 912 - 911T)

then I got into owning BMWs ('87 325I convert - '88 M6, a great car - '91 850I V12 - '93 850IC V12 (most beautiful car BMW ever built, IMO) and lastly an '08 M5 V10 506HP (very very fast)

then I had a need for pick-em-up trucks - so no more toys
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Re: One just wasn't enough
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 06:58:35 PM »
P cars ... pro tip:  if the last digit of the model designation is "s" ... that is a warning for you to stay back and feign disinterest.  Unless your balls "clank" when you walk AND you are a capable driver in a respectable sports car - that "S" represents the best finishing position remaining for challengers.

The Turbo S cars are just insanely fast and insanely easy (relatively; it is a P-car) to drive way too fast for US Highways.  You best chance is to clank your balls together and dive through traffic - no traffic, no luck for you.

Ok, spent a bunch of time on track with PCA.  Thankfully, I could out drive most of them (really not bragging).  I can tell you that I shoved an M3 motor in my 1800lb BMW 2002 'cause the only passes they offer require motor and the signal always comes after you've finished your panic brake application to avoid running them over.

Yes, I moved to sports cars when I graduated muscle cars.  Lateral G's are awesome.

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 09:48:12 PM »
Back in my day (60's & early 70's) 7-8 seconds 0-60 times were considered fast and anything over 400 stock horsepower was limited to just a few models. When my buddies modded '70 Mach 1 302 ran a 6.8 0-60 time it was a big thing in our small town.
Nowadays 7 second 0-60 times for most cars is below average. Off the dealers lot several current makes and models can hit sub 4's and mid 5's 0-60 times. That's coups, sedans and some pickups. But I bet most of ya'll knew that. :th_thicon_idea:

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 04:41:16 AM »
^^^ Yes sir I know that all to well. Ford has done wonders with the Mustang the past ten years as has the bow tie guys with the Camaro. Even their base models push over 300 HP which was unheard of 7-8 years ago. Ford is coming out with their new Cobra GT 500 late this year or early next year. I will be giving it a serious look.
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