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We aré not the fastest anymore.

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Mr.Source, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Devildodge

    Devildodge Active Member

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    Can someone please tell me what I am missing? Are we talking about a road course? If so, I thought everyone said the challenger was never a contender.

    Is 11.4 in the quarter the time they ran? Or is it 10 something.

    And even then...did they beat 9.65? Very confused.
     
  2. HotCarNut

    HotCarNut Defender of Reality
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    The suspension on the Demon/1320 is incredibly different, especially at the rear. It’s designed to allow weight transfer rearward significantly to maximize traction. While that is great at the drag strip, it would be awful around corners on the track.
     
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  3. tomaz

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    Cars.com Managed to get Dodges Claim of 10.8 for the Red eye..... Thats not Train Lengths to me. and it really comes down to Tires. GT500 wears 315's right? IF Dodge was to use the Vipers brand of Tire (forgot the name?) in 305's it could match it. those are stickier than the Pirelli's
     
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  4. T_690

    T_690 Well-Known Member

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    As I'm aware competitors are not making muscle car. They are making pony cars. Of course that muscle will weigh more.
     
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  5. DC-93

    DC-93 Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Mustang is a 2 seater. Well, maybe 3 if the guy in back sits sideways.
    Challenger rear seat fits me and I'm 6'1". But, I do prefer driving instead. :cool:
     
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  6. Scottina06

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    Yeah...what am I missing as well? 11.4 and 11.5? Lol. Ill stick with my trackhawk that ran 11.4 at clay city ky...then i stopped and got 10 bags of mulch at lowes...lol
     
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    The ford also has to be shipped out to Shelby to attain these numbers where the challenger is built at the plant and is a real factory built hot rod.
     
  8. HotCarNut

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    Um...no. Ford hasn’t shipped anything out to Shelby in years for the factory Shelby program. They do still ship GTs to Shelby American for Shelby American’s cars, but the GT350 and GT500 roll off the line at Flat Rock.
     
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  9. Tony K

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    Sitting here wondering how many bags of mulch I can fit in the Challenger with the seats down. Not that I need to with a Grand Cherokee.
     
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  10. sickboy

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    My charger fits 16. But that was using the front passenger seat too
     
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  11. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Must be small bags of mulch. My '06 Dodge Ram SLT Short Bed barely held 25 bags in the bed.
     
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  12. Bearhawke

    Bearhawke Things happen for a reason

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    Ironic because if today's Challenger 392 et al was available in the 1960's; it would've been a de facto muscle car in being a two door, having a 380+ CID V8, as well as comparable wheelbases (116"-117"), to a Super Bee/Road Runner/R/T/GTX. :)
     
  13. Tin Man 2

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    The early challengers were built on the b body platform, they were big then too. Never really were a pony car. They were a muscle car, just like today.
     
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  14. sickboy

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    Standard 2cubic feet. Did you fill up the back seat and front passenger seat?
    Mind you this is my utility/winter beater/ spare car situation. I don’t recommend that you do it. The smell of mulch tends to linger, and it’s best to clean leaks before you dye the leather....
     
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  15. Doug D

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    Ah. I was loading bags that were 3 or 4 cubic feet.
     
  16. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    No, they weren't... they were built on a new E-body platform that combined parts of the A and B. Smaller than any B-body. Chargers were B-bodies.
     
  17. Dave Z

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    Everyone said that, but one of the glossies ran them on a road course and found they did very well anyway. Not the Demon but the regular Hellcats.
     
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  18. Zagnut27

    Zagnut27 Jeepaholic

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    You’ve got yourself a CUV...Charger Utility Vehicle. :)

    I didn’t mind hauling mulch in the back of my Liberty. It sure smelled a whole heckuva lot better than the dogs. :D
     
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  19. WXman

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    The GT500 news went out the window when GM dropped that C8 Corvette at $59,995 starting MSRP. The C8 with minor options will smoke every domestic car on the market in media testing later this year, and will do it for less money.

    So, at the end of the day, I'd say the GT500 will trail Hellkitten and C8 in sales by a wide margin.
     
  20. dana44

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    Bottom line is, all three cars can be bought from a dealership, whether it was built outside the factory assembly line or not, so that is not a disqualification. The Mustang is indeed faster, one can yell tires, tires, tires, all day long, it's still faster. Weight is an issue and always has been for Mopars, they are just built a little bit sturdier, which I don't have a problem with, but in this day and age, and with the technology of stronger and lighter, well, time to take a little bit of that knowledge and make them about 400 lbs lighter than they are now, THEN we can see if the numbers still stand up.
     
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