Lethal Performance 2010 Shelby GT500 10.09@140mph
We had a fun time at the track last night. Although we didn't do as well as
we were hoping to we got a lot accomplished with the car and in reality did
quite well. Just so there's no misunderstanding the car was making 21psi
and was run on C16. No methanol was used. We dialed in the suspension a
little better and was able to cut a 1.47 60ft on one of the runs. We also
noticed that our stock diff is shot as we were only spinning one tire as we
left the burnout box. So we'll be taking care of that this week. We also
datalogged the car and Jon went over the logs with me this morning. The car
was pulling 4 deg's of timing. So on our 10.09 run as we went through the
traps we were only seeing 17deg of timing. He's not exactly sure why but
we'll be looking into it this week. We didn't log IAT2's last night as
Chris's computer was having issues logging a few parameters on our car.
IAT2 being one of them.
The other thing that was working against us was the weather. It was humid,
muggy and we're still in the 70's. We kept scratching our heads trying to
figure why we were going 2-3mph slower in the 1/8th than our last time at
the track when we went 112+mph through the 1/8th. Between the crappy air
the car pulling timing at least we know what was going on with the car.
With that said we're going to keep on making adjustments, tweak the
suspension and get the issues straightened out with why the car is pulling
timing. As Derek mentioned above I believe we're going to put in a spool.
To this date the car has seen 3 full passes. For us to being doing what we
are especially with the weather and with the car pulling timing we're doing
great. It's easy for someone to say that we should easily being running a
certain time because of the power we're making but there's a lot more to it
than that. It's easy to strap a car to a Dyno and make a number but
taking that power and making it work for you at the track is completely
different. Ask guys like Andy, Tony, Chris or any other person who runs
fast times how many runs it took them to dial the car in. We can't expect
to build a car, take it to the track for the first time and run the car to
it's fullest potential. That's not how it works. We know that with how the
car sits if we get the small issues ironed out and see some cool air we
should see 9.60-9.70's.
For now it's back to work and we'll be out at the track again soon.
2013 Mustang GT vs 2010 Nissan 370z
Me and a buddy running at the track. No traction for either car!
13.32 @ 109.2 vs 14.07 @ 102.4
Mustang: Eibach Sportlines,
BBK aftercat x-pipe, Roush axle-back
370z: Lowered, Stillen catback
World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
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Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
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2010 Nissan 370Z VS Terminator COBRA drag race
i APOLOGIZE FOR THE SOUND..... DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL ISmy new car, first
trip to the track. Bone stock with 2,000 miles on it. it is a 7 speed auto
(had to get something the wife could drive....THIS WAS A WHIPPLE COBRA.....
BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HIS PROBLEM WAS, HE SHOULD HAVE KILLED ME.
Mustang v 370Z SMACKDOWN: Ford Mustang GT vs. Nissan 370Z
FULL Mustang V 370Z COMPARO
When we last left the 2009 Nissan 370Z, it had just laid a drubbing on
BMW's little 135i. We then proclaimed, "The 2009 Nissan 370Z raises the
standard for the sport coupe segment to a new level of affordable
Time to get more serious. It's V8 time. Who's in? Let's see, no Camaro, and a Challenger is not
available (don't ask), so that leaves the freshly updated 2010 Ford Mustang GT, a car whose very
existence is predicated upon wallet-friendly performance.
Perhaps a reinvigorated veteran can take down the newly crowned king. The
particulars might differ — four seats versus two, V8 versus V6 — but
the mission is the same. And the 2009 Nissan 370Z and 2010 Ford Mustang GT are priced closer than you