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Old 01-18-2009, 06:43 AM   #26
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Pulling out of my son's school.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #27
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well said right there^
unless it's a mustang with 427hp ;0
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #28
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Mine wont be 426HP for very long but it WILL be 427 cubic inches.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:43 AM   #29
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unless it's a mustang with 427hp ;0
All due to a Supercharger too..go figure
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:46 AM   #30
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I have 430 now and I use it every day! Not illegally of course, but I love putting my foot into that much power. My srt10 was 550 at the crank and scared me more than once. I was extremely careful driving that truck.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:59 AM   #31
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Most people who claim they "need" the V8 will never actually use it. Some want it because it makes the car more valuable down the line. Some will actually race the car. But the vast majority are getting it because they feel it's the more "manly" thing to do.

They feel that the more bad-ass the car is, the more bad-ass THEY are.

It's really that simple.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #32
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Those highway on-ramps are a great place to use 426 HP!
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:34 AM   #33
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Most people who claim they "need" the V8 will never actually use it. Some want it because it makes the car more valuable down the line. Some will actually race the car. But the vast majority are getting it because they feel it's the more "manly" thing to do.

They feel that the more bad-ass the car is, the more bad-ass THEY are.

It's really that simple.
I agree 100%. I have been thru this with motorcycles, owning Hayabusas and the lot, and only using about 45% of the potenial of the machine.

Same with cars. Most of the guys here just want to know they have the muscle under the hood. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:37 AM   #34
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Hmmmm, sounds like we'll be seeing lots of spare parts at the local scrap yards.....
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #35
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when am I going to need 426hp?

every time I start the engine.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:21 PM   #36
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Most people who claim they "need" the V8 will never actually use it. Some want it because it makes the car more valuable down the line. Some will actually race the car. But the vast majority are getting it because they feel it's the more "manly" thing to do.

They feel that the more bad-ass the car is, the more bad-ass THEY are.

It's really that simple.
I kinda hear what you're saying, but don't you think that 100% of V8 owners will put the throttle to the floor at some point or other, be it on a highway entrance ramp or on a race track?

I like to go to the track once per year for HPDE events, so I'll definitely be using all the horsepower there. But most of the time when entering the highway, unless traffic is preventing it, I will have the throttle to the floor until I'm up to speed. It's one of the few times you can floor it legally, and it's fun.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:35 PM   #37
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At the start of the 2nd year of the C5 Z06, we were on Woodward Avenue in a fine silver example when 3 guys in a Ford Probe pull up next to us at a stop light. He then starts reving his engine. So I roll down the window, laughing mind you, and asked if he was serious. I politely tell him that I have a 405 HP small block Chevy under the hood.

His repy........."I've got nitrous man, I've got nitrous"

That's when you will need 426 HP, and you probably won't be able to help yourself.
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:35 PM   #38
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when do you need 426 hp....


whenever that ricer next to you thinks his $7000.00 of bodykit and stickers is a match for real american power
whenever tha mustang thinks he stands a chance because "its just a camaro"
whenever you want to smell burning rubber
whenever you want to leave the world behind



im going to do pretty much the same thing I do with the 400+ ponies I have in my 94Z......











USE THEM
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #39
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Most people who claim they "need" the V8 will never actually use it. Some want it because it makes the car more valuable down the line. Some will actually race the car. But the vast majority are getting it because they feel it's the more "manly" thing to do.

They feel that the more bad-ass the car is, the more bad-ass THEY are.

It's really that simple.
True to a point, but feel that when it comes to braggin' rights it's either "put up or shut up". The power is there if ya need it, but doesn't mean you have to use it. Your comment is like sayin' that if ya have a pink car and you're a girl, then you're more woman than others who don't, but can tell you I know several women that drive real american muscle that have bigger balls than anyone on this site, one of them has a 1000+ HP '09 Z06 (twin-turbo) and it doesn't make her a bigger man, just means she had more money to invest in the hobby she loves, "HORSEPOWER" !!!!. "/
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:05 PM   #40
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truthfully guys, we all know we don't NEED 426hp. . . the 304 the V6 is putting out would be good enough if not better than anything you would need for a daily driver. . .

we all WANT 426hp. . huge difference.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:11 PM   #41
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MORE POWER! I WANT MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:30 PM   #42
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Do I need 426 HP NO, will I use it YES. Been doing it for 34 years with 300 to 500 HP, no crashs so far. Just got to use good judgement.

At times when; nobody is around when I pull out from my driveway.
At times when; I go down or up the on ramps
At times when; I go to the drag strip to race my Sons Mustang
At times when; everything is right at a traffic light
At times when; I just feel like it
At times when; other needs arise
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:33 PM   #43
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426HP? That's how much more flywheel horsepower a Camaro SS will have to add to match what I have under the hood of my 3 model-year old GT500.



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Old 01-18-2009, 02:01 PM   #44
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and what was the price on your 500?

I think you are compairing apples and oranges here.
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:11 PM   #45
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and what was the price on your 500?

I think you are compairing apples and oranges here.
I paid $46,754 for mine and I'm not comparing anything. BTW, my previous post was a joke (notice the smilies?), try not to be so defensive.

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Old 01-18-2009, 02:24 PM   #46
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Im going to use my 426 HP whenever TaguRit and PoPoCamaro and the other confirmed PoPo are definitley not around ha ha ha ha. Seriously though, I have to keep my azz under control at all times because just like my previous Corvettes I had this Camaro will be fast enough to get me in trouble if I let it. I am a speed junkie at heart and nothing makes me happier than puching the gas pedal on a tourqey muscle car from stop light to stop light and this car we are all getting is really made for just that! When I was younger I like to rip into work on my Honda CBR 1000 and hit 150 mph when the road allowed it just to get my "speed" rush before working all day, now that I am older I ride a HD that wont go 150 mph so I wont feel the urge to do that sheet anymore but even at this age I still love that rush and occassionally miss it. I would like to perhaps take my baby to the track and let her howl after its well broken in, I have never done that in my personal cars and have always wanted to. Maybe the Camaro will be my excuse to make that happen!
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Old 01-18-2009, 02:37 PM   #47
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426hp will definitely send my badassometer reading through the roof, but I really just want to have some good old fashioned fun, and this car will deliver. Regardless of when or why you use the hp, hard acceleration is such as rush!
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not defensive, I had no clue they were only 46k. . . Wit tax, title and extras I'll be paying around 40k. . .
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not defensive, I had no clue they were only 46k. . . Wit tax, title and extras I'll be paying around 40k. . .
Well, that's probably because when the cars were first produced, dealers were charging (and many people were paying) dealer markups of 5, 10,15 and even $20K+ over MSRP.
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Metered freeway on-ramps with two lanes merging into one immediately after the light. I can beat most drivers with a quick reaction time, but 426 hp should help with the alert drivers with halfway decent cars.

There's also some nasty hills in the LA area that can be a pain if someone cuts you off and kills your momentum.
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