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    Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    I have always heard that the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado 500 is the fastest 0-60 and 1/4mi front wheel drive out the the factory. It is still the most powerful at 400 hp and 550 lb ft torque.

    Is this a true or false statement?

    How fast was it? How fast is the fastest front wheel drive?

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Most powerful I'd heard was the 67 Toronado with the 425 actually...

    As for fastest, I'd probably point at the 13.8 from the Dodge SRT-4. That's a quick little pocket rocket...

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Fast Front Drivers of recent build:

    2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4 0-60:5.5 1/4:14.0
    2003 Nissan Altima V6 SE 0-60:5.9 1/4:14.5
    2004 Acura TL 0-60:6.1 1/4:14.4
    2003 Mini Cooper S JC Works 0-60:6.2 1/4:14.6
    2003 Honda Accord Coupe V6 0-60:6.3 1/4:14.5
    2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 0-60:6.3 1/4:14.8
    2001 Cadillac Seville STS 0-60:6.5 1/4:14.8
    2004 Chevrolet Impala SS 0-60:6.5 1/4:14.7
    2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 0-60:6.7 1/4:15.1
    2003 Mazda 6s 0-60:6.7 1/4:15.1
    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 0-60:6.9 1/4:15.0
    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 0-60:6.9 1/4:15.0
    2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 0-60:6.8 1/4:15.1
    2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 0-60:6.9 1/4:15.1
    2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS Spyder 0-60:6.9 1/4:15.2
    2004 Toyota Camry Solara 0-60:7.0 1/4:15.2

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    I can't find a reliable source for the 500cid Eldo, but the 472cid 340hp/480tq one posted a 0-60 in 9.2 seconds and a quarter mile in 17.2, and I really doubt that the monster 500 shaved off half of that time. The cars were just too heavy at the time.

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    it may not be the fastest int he world anymore but .....it certainly got the biggest engine a front driven (car) ever could get ..

    Biggest front driver i ever worked on was the CAT 631E scraper , if memeory serves it had a 11 litre engine , when the brakes fail its pretty damn fast

    kinda looked like this one :

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    it was rear drive tho , and i think the syclone took its place in 91 for bragging rights

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Yeah, I had my facts wrong...

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh
    I can't find a reliable source for the 500cid Eldo, but the 472cid 340hp/480tq one posted a 0-60 in 9.2 seconds and a quarter mile in 17.2, and I really doubt that the monster 500 shaved off half of that time. The cars were just too heavy at the time.

    back then, timing a car was done with a stopwatch, particularly to 60 mph, not the datron-correvit optical 5th wheel. i would say those times are close, but not the most accurate.

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    if i'm not mistaken, the buick regal gs should be up there as well. i thought they were a little quicker than the sts.

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    1992 Buick Regal GS 9.0 17.0
    1995 Buick Regal GS 8.2 16.0
    1997 Buick Regal GS 6.6 15.0
    1998 Buick Regal GS 6.7 15.1 (same car through 2004)

    Not faster than the STS, but it would make the list. The Regal GS is pretty much the same thing as the same year Pontiac GTP (with slightly less weight). 240hp Supercharged 3800 V6 mated to a 4 speed transmission. Speed limited to 108mph. 3,543lb. curb weight.

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    I had no idea the Regal GS could move to 60 so quickly.

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Wonder what the Olds Calis W41 ran ?

    Or what the achivea SCX ran ......

    Seemd like back in the late 80s the quad 4 powered olds n bodys ran pretty well in showroom stock and T-2-3 in scca

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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    1986-1987 GLHS Omni/Charger
    1992-1993 Datyona IROC R/T
    1991-1992 Spirit R/T
    These ones should be on there too, I think the Spirit R/T was the fastest american made sedan at the time
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    Re: Fastest Front Wheel Drive??

    Oh , thats right , damn how could i have forgotten about those

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