Well this dude I know's dad has a gt 500 and everyone was talkin how awsome it was. Anyway i chimed in that i would stay next to it or even eat it alive with a great driver (not me) on a road coarse stock for stock. I also mentioned with an intake and tune i would be right there on 1/4 mile times and if i bought a maggie i would destroy it in every way and still have a better looking car w/navigation that is just as rare if not more and have 15000 bucks to spare...... and I got kinda made fun of..... but since i saw this video i know the v could hang for sure
I hate how people drool over Saleen when there's so many different models that you don't know what you're up against when you see one. I was driving up the Everett Turnpike in NH on Saturday and passed through a toll booth just behind one. From 20mph to about 110mph, he couldn't pull. It did sound mean, though...poor Saab 9-3 got blown away in the process...
Automobile(s): 2005 Stealth Gray CTS-V, 2009 Black CTS-V
Re: v vs gt 500
Originally Posted by LUVMY04V
I also mentioned with an intake and tune i would be right there on 1/4 mile times and if i bought a maggie i would destroy it in every way
I'm not sure that you'd take a GT500 in a 1/4 with an intake and a tune. The driver of the GT500 would have to be a turd, but that's hard, especially when one considers they have launch control in that car--makes it almost idiot proof (at least to launch).
With a maggie, you have a shot, but I'm not sure it's going to be a cake-walk. I have an over-driven maggied V and I can assure you that I'd be taking notice if/when I run with one. In theory/on paper, I should easily take one, but I don't think it's going to be a cake-walk.
Now, a stock Lancer or Subaru STI--those I just smile at while I easily reel them in...
I know it won't hang on a road course. I past one when I was at VIR and he kept up on the straight until we got into the turns. The car had a lot of body roll I guess because they sit as high as ford trucks. Anyways, I lost him in the turns. My other beef with fords is they have not figured out how to put good brakes on them yet.
I've never been a fan of the racing stripes in the paint. I'm pretty sure that I'd have a hard time beating a stock one in the 1/4. From a roll I think I'd pull on one nicely. Our cars just aren't made for hole shots. Road course = no contest. If a new M5 can't take me I'm pretty sure a GT500 isn't.