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Old 04-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #18
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I found a dyno of a 70 boss mustang and it was 455 to the tire. Pretty decent. Also I found an in car 70 boss race car at laguna seca and I was trying to sync it with a video of new boss mustang laguna seca and that seemed pretty similar. The z would walk that car for sure.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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A little Googling provided a point of reference. Mark Donahue's fastest lap in winning the 1968 Trans Am race at Mid Ohio was 1:43.7. I have a LOT of experience at Mid Ohio and I can guarantee that the 2014 Z/28 will lap faster than that right out of the box.

http://www.historictransam.com/results/1968.pdf

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #20
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A little Googling provided a point of reference. Mark Donahue's fastest lap in winning the 1968 Trans Am race at Mid Ohio was 1:43.7. I have a LOT of experience at Mid Ohio and I can guarantee that the 2014 Z/28 will lap faster than that right out of the box.
What's the avg or best lap time of a modern street car at that track now?
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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What's the avg or best lap time of a modern street car at that track now?
My best lap on the same track configuration in my 1994 stock class race car with 215 rwhp and 14 lbs/hp is 1:42 flat. And I'm not as good as Mark Donohue.

I have no doubt that I could handily beat my race car's times in a 2014 Z/28.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:29 PM   #22
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On an average course like Laguna Seca
Yes.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:40 PM   #23
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Does the '69 get to run on Trofeos?
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The new Z/28 would win, and by a large margin.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:59 AM   #25
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So I'm continuing to answer my own question. The video of laguna seca on old bass I timed at 1.46 and the laguna seca new boss was 1.40. Got to say the in camera of the old car looks like a blast. Check these out
http://youtu.be/ybCNLNSz5uI

http://youtu.be/61mkleZfxdg
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:12 AM   #26
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Just to be sure I know the answer is new z but maybe SS could hang also?
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #27
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Just to be sure I know the answer is new z but maybe SS could hang also?
This would me a more interesting race.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #28
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Just to be sure I know the answer is new z but maybe SS could hang also?
I believe it would if it was on race tires.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:32 AM   #29
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It'd be interesting. Considering the 69 had approx the same amount of horses as a current SS and it being lighter, it may have the edge.

Putting racing tires on an SS I'd think the SS would win since suspension is much better than back then. Anyone has a '69 to text this theory? Lol
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #30
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I found a dyno of a 70 boss mustang and it was 455 to the tire.
Considering chassis dynos were not widely used until post-'69, I question this result...

That's more apt to be a Gross hp rating on an ENGINE dyno, if that result is from the '69 era. TRACO T/A-Series 302s were generally considered to make around 450 @ the crank, back in the day.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #31
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Considering chassis dynos were not widely used until post-'69, I question this result...

That's more apt to be a Gross hp rating on an ENGINE dyno, if that result is from the '69 era. TRACO T/A-Series 302s were generally considered to make around 450 @ the crank, back in the day.
The dyno I found was of a current historic racer.
http://youtu.be/VmnusGqIBeg
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The dyno I found was of a current historic racer.
http://youtu.be/VmnusGqIBeg
Hmmmm yea I wasn't sure but I knew it was at least or around 430HP. I'd say the SS doesn't stand a chance to it since its overweight and needs a diet.
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That's like asking if an F22 is faster than a P51 Mustang.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #34
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So I'm continuing to answer my own question. The video of laguna seca on old bass I timed at 1.46 and the laguna seca new boss was 1.40. Got to say the in camera of the old car looks like a blast. Check these out
http://youtu.be/ybCNLNSz5uI

http://youtu.be/61mkleZfxdg

Even a bone stock 2010 SS on street tires can can beat that old Boss 302:

http://www.motortrend.com/features/l...ss_laguna_lap/
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