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Fastest 50 Muscle Cars- Back in the Day

Old 04-23-2006, 11:09 PM
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Default Fastest 50 Muscle Cars- Back in the Day

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This is an interesting comparison which I am sure will bring up some controversy.
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"What was the fastest American muscle car ever built?
The controversy peaked in 1984 when Muscle Car magazine published the now famous list based on test in four major magazines:
Car & Driver, Motor Trend, Car Life and Road Test magazine"

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MT-Mortor Trend; CD - Car & Driver; CL -Car Life; RT - Road Test

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im faster than all but one of them...
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You must have one butt kickin car.

What all do you have in that car that makes it so fast?
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I'm having some trouble reading that. The only thing is different automotive media outlets find different numbers, so it is hard to compare different cars over that.
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for what its worth, i have seen that exact list, maybe hundreds of times...that is considered almost "official"..but if you take a good look at the 1/4 mph, youll see what they were really capable of. a car with lots of power, and crappy tires will have a slower et, and a big mph, like the car in slot number 2. when i was running 12.80s, i was pulling a mph of 103-104, with very good launches. that corvette ran a 12.80, with a trap speed of 112mph. most cars nowadays that trap as high as 112, are in the 11s with good tires and a proper suspension.

Jeremiah, i didnt mean the stratus, in case you werent sure. I have a 1983 dodge mirada, with a 340 out of a 69 cuda. it is running less than stock compression, with 360 heads, a godo manifold, headers, cam, roller rockers..etc. it typically runs mid 12s with trap speed of 106ish, but this year my dad is running it as we have no where to store it here, and it got new 4.56 gears, and a new tranny, and now he cant get traction, so we are poking around for new tires, as the tires on there were great when new, but theyre a couple years old now.
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RLSH700- If you open the image in IE just expand the window and you will see it more clearly.

If you open it anything just expand the size.
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ORIGINAL: Jeremiah 29:11

RLSH700- If you open the image in IE just expand the window and you will see it more clearly.

If you open it anything just expand the size.
Thanks. My brain is a little slow today due to final exams, final projects, lack of sleep due to studying, etc.
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I can relate....I have had days like that.

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they need to update with the Z06 and the SRT8
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ORIGINAL: GENX_HEMI9

they need to update with the Z06 and the SRT8

Remember, that is list was put together in 1984 for cars made back in the 60 and 70's. Those cars had much smaller, skinnier tires.

The comparison would not be a good comparison......kinda like apples and oranges.
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