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Old 01-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #267
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Similar to our overview of the new supercharged 5.8-liter V8, MM&FF gives a nice overview of the engine changes to the Shelby GT500 for 2013. What really interested us, though, are the details regarding the all new launch control system. An advanced version of the one featured in the 2012 Boss 302, the launch control system allows the driver to set a specific launch rpm, and combined with an advanced traction control system will allow the car to launch with virtually no slip. MM&FF got to experience the system at work and says that “after seeing the system in action, we can report that it performs at the level of even the best quarter-mile hot shoes.” That’s saying something, since editor Evan Smith is an experienced drag racer capable of getting the fastest times out of any car.
Ford also stated that the system is capable of adapting to a wide range of variables. “It works in real time and changes with conditions,” says Dan Dunn, an engineer who worked on the 2013 Shelby GT500. “It will adapt to changes in gearing within reason, and to many performance modification,”
So what can we expect as far as 1/4 mile times from the 2013 Shelby GT500? MM&FF estimates that “the 650hp GT500 will be capable of running 11.70s to 11.60s at well above 120 mph in bone-stock trim. In optimal conditions, perhaps quicker and faster. And with 4.30s and sticky tires, low 11s or even 10s could be possible.”
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:49 AM   #268
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there is comment at the end of the post about the video on camaro5 of the novice driver in the zl1 with the time of 13.5 @ 107mph
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:58 AM   #269
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Old news. This article was already posted on Tuesday 17 Jan 2012 and is in the sticky Camaro ZL1 Reviews List thread. Mods, please merge or delete.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:05 AM   #270
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Here we go again. It is all speculation until we actually see these cars run head to head. I'm sure the gt will be quicker in the quarter, but slightly slower around the track. I'm also sure that a novice driver wont come anywhere close to an 11.7 in the 500 either. Does anyone know if the 500 was tested in cold dusty conditions?
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #271
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I fully expect every magazine review of the 13Gt500 to go under 12 seconds@120mph+ quarter miles rather it's dusty/cold condition. Something the ZL1 fails to do in every mag test so far(on both count). We will see in a few months. The ring time of Zl1 vs Gt500 will be close.

We all know what an avg joe did on the ZL1 with that 13.0/13.5 video.
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MM&FF got to experience the system at work and says that “after seeing the system in action, we can report that it performs at the level of even the best quarter-mile hot shoes.” That’s saying something, since editor Evan Smith is an experienced drag racer capable of getting the fastest times out of any car.
Ford also stated that the system is capable of adapting to a wide range of variables. “It works in real time and changes with conditions,” says Dan Dunn, an engineer who worked on the 2013 Shelby GT500. “It will adapt to changes in gearing within reason, and to many performance modification,”
So what can we expect as far as 1/4 mile times from the 2013 Shelby GT500? MM&FF estimates that “the 650hp GT500 will be capable of running 11.70s to 11.60s at well above 120 mph in bone-stock trim. In optimal conditions, perhaps quicker and faster. And with 4.30s and sticky tires, low 11s or even 10s could be possible.”
True Goldenbear, nothing against this OP, it was brought up in another post. I like the definitive, non-speculative information provided by the article writer, using such words as "estimates", "perhaps", and "could be". Yesiree Bob,.. take those thoughts right to the bank......., and one would most certainly hope it would perform at "the level of even the best quarter-mile hot shoes"<whatever that means, or cars they are...>.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #273
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So does that mean that the camaros of the mid to late 90's only ran 15's in the quarter with an every day joe? Just asking
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