Pontiac G8 Drag Strip Run

Our Pedderised, ProCharged Corsa equipped G8 make 480 RWHP. The OE Wheels and Tires are bit under size. Running at the strip with the traction control on the car still rips loose on the up shifts -- even when I try to moderate the throttle at the point of the up shift. Our best runs are 12.7 seconds -- even running with a light throttle. We will upgrade the tires and wheels very soon and expect to run very low 12s with street tires.

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