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Old 09-07-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hennessy Challenger runs 11.9...

Does this make anyone wonder if the camaro from Lingenfelter will be in the...10's?...I sure hope so.

BTW, props to the guys at Hennessy Performance for getting that beefy Chally to run 11's
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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I would be very optimistic if I were you. I say this on the basis of the history of the two companies. If I were you I would look at the stats from both over the last 5-10yrs and look at the difference for year to year. You will be very impressed.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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I am not at all 'impressed' or 'proud' of the companies that take a normal car and make it a monster like alot of people.


to me, its just like the kid with the VW beetle throwing down 10's.


At the end of the day, its not real. its not a real camaro. its a project camaro. im not saying stock is the way to go, but stock for stock holds more water with me than 'who puts more money into the car'
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:09 PM   #4
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I am not at all 'impressed' or 'proud' of the companies that take a normal car and make it a monster like alot of people.


to me, its just like the kid with the VW beetle throwing down 10's.


At the end of the day, its not real. its not a real camaro. its a project camaro. im not saying stock is the way to go, but stock for stock holds more water with me than 'who puts more money into the car'
i agree. alot use the "my car has this or that so its better then yours" arguement. But as i have stated before anyone can spend money to make a car better then others but then that car ceases to be THAT car and becomes a modded car.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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hennessy blows...nuff said.

100k better get me into 9s.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:48 AM   #6
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hennessy blows...nuff said.

100k better get me into 9s.
Agreed +10000

To the owner of that Challenger, did he mention how long it took Hennessey on the project, whether he had to pay extra fees, if it was completed within schedule, or whether the car was temporarily parted out for other projects?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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Agreed +10000

To the owner of that Challenger, did he mention how long it took Hennessey on the project, whether he had to pay extra fees, if it was completed within schedule, or whether the car was temporarily parted out for other projects?
To my knowledge, that car is being used for the Hennessy Tuner School that just opened this summer. I think it's just one of their cars. My friend went down there for a tour of the school and said they had a few Challys.

And let me say, i'm not about to spend 100k on any twin turbo setup or whatever they did, or whatever Lingenfelter will offer. I'm just gonna stick with bolt-ons till I pay her off. Then Eaton twin screw...
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To my knowledge, that car is being used for the Hennessy Tuner School that just opened this summer. I think it's just one of their cars. My friend went down there for a tour of the school and said they had a few Challys.

And let me say, i'm not about to spend 100k on any twin turbo setup or whatever they did, or whatever Lingenfelter will offer. I'm just gonna stick with bolt-ons till I pay her off. Then Eaton twin screw...
LOL it isnt sold, it is on ebay for like 99k. It is a single turbo system with lightweight wheels.

I laugh at this guy when he answers to peoples questions on the challenger forum saying things like , "yea we have 6 1000 hp challengers under our belt"

yea which they probably stole parts from other cars to finish one.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:23 AM   #9
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I'd stay away from Hennessey.
Lingenfelter cars are mild enough to be daily drivers.
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I'd stay away from Hennessey.
Lingenfelter cars are mild enough to be daily drivers.
the drink isnt too bad


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Old 09-08-2008, 07:41 AM   #11
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I would be very optimistic if I were you. I say this on the basis of the history of the two companies. If I were you I would look at the stats from both over the last 5-10yrs and look at the difference for year to year. You will be very impressed.
I have to say I'm not as impressed with either company. Maybe I am wrong but it seems like these guys are both tools from the articles i have read. They can both get 1000 hp but you can't do anything with it, and if you did you could do maybe one or 2 runs in it then it goes boom! Hennessy generally tries to run slicks or some "trick" that "technically" is OK, and Lingenfelter never finishes the run. His car breaks on like the second run or the 3rd. Then they both throw a fit and say "you have to let me run again on a different day after I fix my car" or "see his run doesn't count"

Sorry for the rant...I just have a hard time with these guys. I would rather see a nice modified, reliable car with a reasonable hp number.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:47 AM   #12
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I am not at all 'impressed' or 'proud' of the companies that take a normal car and make it a monster like alot of people.


to me, its just like the kid with the VW beetle throwing down 10's.


At the end of the day, its not real. its not a real camaro. its a project camaro. im not saying stock is the way to go, but stock for stock holds more water with me than 'who puts more money into the car'
Automakers do it all the time. Good off-hand example is the 427 Camaro in 69. The car was so radical it was un-streetable. They were basically a magic trick. Did that make it wrong to build them? Some of these custom car shops have very close ties to automakers.
And the kid with the 10 sec. beetle is in his 40's. (Sometimes he acts like a kid but he's fun to be around.)
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:51 AM   #13
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I am aghast that anyone speaks ill of John LIngenfelter's program. The amazing things he's done to Corvettes over the years is just awesome.

Not all Lingenfelter cars are 900 rwhp deathtraps, plenty of people got just the right mods done by his garage to make their Vettes unique and a bit peppier in some way or another.

Plus the fact that the dude died RACING at a dragstrip....yeah this was the dude's passion through and through, no doubt about it.

Now I have read/heard some things since his death that make me wonder if the company has a future, but we'll just have to see.
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Like I said maybe the guy was a real nice guy, and I am just getting the article bias.

Does anybody know if Callaway is still doing anything, or if he is just focused on his own car?
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:47 AM   #15
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550 hp. 11.9 1/4 mile. Unimpressed is a huge understatement.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:55 AM   #16
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I gotta agree with these guys. If you wanna mod out your camaro and race, more power to ya! I just wanna cruise around in a throaty Chevrolet V8 with some HP, sure I'll do some things, but I plan to stay on the street, not the track.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:20 AM   #17
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and for 99K I'll take the new SRT-10 ACR wich knocked out the ZR1's time at the ring.
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I am not at all 'impressed' or 'proud' of the companies that take a normal car and make it a monster like alot of people.


to me, its just like the kid with the VW beetle throwing down 10's.


At the end of the day, its not real. its not a real camaro. its a project camaro. im not saying stock is the way to go, but stock for stock holds more water with me than 'who puts more money into the car'
These are quality shops. And the Aftermarket is a really strong business.

We are not talking about Joe Shadetree.

It's the aftermarketers that are going to make dreams come true for those that want more performance above SS for example.

There are some legit folks that are just into high HP as a hobby and are mature enough to handle the vehicle in a safe manner. Sure there are punk's that get there hands on these. After that they have to face the lawman and the coffin just like everyone else.
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