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Old 05-22-2009, 06:56 AM   #1
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Hot Rod Magazine 1/4 mile times for the SS (12s)and the V6(14s)

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????? Has this been discussed b4 here? Just saw it last nite at the store. Bone stock on a unpreped surface they went 12.95 at 112.xx mph.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:37 AM   #2
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No, but someone here was begging for a 13.00 run. I guess this covers it.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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They also went 14.29 at 100.xx mph in the V6. I'm not crazy about the times but more excited with the trap speeds, thats were the real potential is.
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14.3 in a base model is pretty good, especially with a weight of 3750 lbs. Still faster than the base mustang and challenger
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I'm really digging those trap speeds by both cars. I think w/ some drg radials and tuning out torque management and some basic suspenions up grades your looking at mid 12's in the SS and 13's for the v6 on the avg.
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No, but someone here was begging for a 13.00 run. I guess this covers it.


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Old 05-22-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
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Did they do this on the track or with a gtech meter, iphone app?

EDIT: Here is what the article says about their testing. I'd still like to see if anyone can break into the 12s using track timing equipment.

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We know you guys will want the quarter-mile figures first so here they are: The LS3-powered coupe with manual 6-speed gearbox did the quarter in 12.95 seconds at 112.92 mph. Naturally, we didn't have an actual drag strip at our disposal, so these numbers were obtained with a VBox GPS-based data-acquisition unit with 12 inches of rollout programmed into the software to simulate the staging zone on a real strip. (A drag strips's timing system gives a car about a one-foot head start. Without the rollout the e.t. is 13.24 seconds.) Best results were obtained with the electronic traction control shut off via the handy switch in the center of the dash. While the ice-cold and totally unprepared pavement provided precious little traction, dialing up some wheel speed with the throttle produced a satisfactory launch - and plenty of satisfying tire smoke, too. The 0-60 mph and 0-80 mph times were 4.70 and 7.15 seconds, respectively.
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:54 AM   #8
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Bah, this doesn't count. I'd like to see REAL 13.0 track times on a base model. GPS FTL.
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(A drag strips's timing system gives a car about a one-foot head start. Without the rollout the e.t. is 13.24 seconds.)
they need to get to the drag strip.
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That's engourageing and pretty much the same way the other mags calculated 1/4 mile times and trap speeds...

Meh, it's better than a poke in the eye.

I'm sure we'll see a real 12 sec run.
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This is going to be an exciting fall.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #12
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I think this run was done at the same time all the others were at Milford. Read the article the other day and just dont remember.
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14.3 in a base model is pretty good, especially with a weight of 3750 lbs. Still faster than the base mustang and challenger
I agree, 14.3 is stock lt1 territory, for a base v6 thats pretty crazy.
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Great topic to bring back up...bump
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the topic itself is interesting. however, until someone actually goes to a prepared track and runs these times, a GPS or Iphone app isnt enough of a reliable measuring tool to quantify the results.

now... what I want to know, is who has thrown slicks on this thing and taken it down the drag?
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the topic itself is interesting. however, until someone actually goes to a prepared track and runs these times, a GPS or Iphone app isnt enough of a reliable measuring tool to quantify the results.

now... what I want to know, is who has thrown slicks on this thing and taken it down the drag?
Exactly alot of people are testing their 0 to 60 times on this site using GPS and Iphones etc and not at a track..but yet are pissed with their performance numbers
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Exactly alot of people are testing their 0 to 60 times on this site using GPS and Iphones etc and not at a track..but yet are pissed with their performance numbers
I try to tell them. just like the guy that wants GM to "fix" his car cus he cant drive it fast/well enough to get the times of a professional driver who more than likely ran the car numerous times on a prepared track until he got the best time. instead of the average-joe-schmoe-driver who goes out and punches it on a bare road once or twice and wonders why their car is "slow"

then wants to complain that GM wont "fix" the problem.

I'll fix the problem. drive the car to me. and I'll buy you a bus ticket back home and show you how to drive the damn car
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I try to tell them. just like the guy that wants GM to "fix" his car cus he cant drive it fast/well enough to get the times of a professional driver who more than likely ran the car numerous times on a prepared track until he got the best time. instead of the average-joe-schmoe-driver who goes out and punches it on a bare road once or twice and wonders why their car is "slow"

then wants to complain that GM wont "fix" the problem.

I'll fix the problem. drive the car to me. and I'll buy you a bus ticket back home and show you how to drive the damn car
LOL I could not or should not have said it better myself....lol...enjoy your freedom while you can Spike...lmao
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