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I was on my way home from my softball game. While going down a local 3 lane street I spotted a silver, late model cobra. I caught up with him and when I got next to him I looked over (thinking it was a friend of mine). When I saw it wasn't my friend, I just kept going past him at about 50. He caught back up to me and revved. We both punched it back and fourth for a second. Then we slowed down to aobout 40. I punched it first, then, WWWHHHIIINNNEEE! It sounded like it had a supercharger. It passed me pretty quick. Kinda maked me want a supercharger now [lol]. Win or lose, it was fun. [:D]

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I did? Explain...

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the new cobra's are monsters, 390hp and torque doing about 4.7 on 0-60 and 13 seconds ont the 1/4 mile. Those things will hand your ass to you, don't mess with them..lol

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I wouldn't mess with a cobra, they run sub 5 seconds in 0-60. It is kinda like when a stock civic dx rolls up to us. They are in two different classes... I didn't mean any offense though...
 

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Haha...True....None taken. [:D]

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Race any Cobra 99 or less and you are going to win for sure. My friend has a 99 cobra and we raced so many times on the highway and I always win on high speeds. I also raced him with my mom's 500CLK and smoked him really bad. You are going to wil due to the fact that american cars are designed to race on a straight 1/4mile track and they suck on high ends.
Try to race a 99 or less and let us know.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by h22_luder

Race any Cobra 99 or less and you are going to win for sure. My friend has a 99 cobra and we raced so many times on the highway and I always win on high speeds. I also raced him with my mom's 500CLK and smoked him really bad. You are going to wil due to the fact that american cars are designed to race on a straight 1/4mile track and they suck on high ends.
Try to race a 99 or less and let us know.
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Riiiiight. Race a Corvette, then tell me that American cars were not designed with a top end in mind.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Gilgamesh
Riiiiight. Race a Corvette, then tell me that American cars were not designed with a top end in mind.
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How many American cars besides the corvette can say that? I think that's a perfectly valid statement in general. Of course there can be exceptions.

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I'd say, in general, his statement is perfectly valid as well. While certain exceptions exist, American muscle has always been about that 1/4 mile of track or a nice cruising highway speed.

There aren't many American cars that use a limitter to keep them under 150mph.
 

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I wouldn't mess with a Cobra either...They are mean machines....


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You said it was a late model cobra... that means it would not hve been supercharged... was it sub 99 ?

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by struan87


How many American cars besides the corvette can say that? I think that's a perfectly valid statement in general. Of course there can be exceptions.

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Late model Camaro and Firebirds, my 94 Z28 ran 167mph. My 96 Impala SS was a beast. I won many times in my Caddy Sedan Deville with its Northstar engine. Then there is always the mighty Viper. The new Cobra 390 hp car will run very hard.

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I dont know what year it was...All I know it that it was fast! It had a loud whine, so I just figured it was supercharged.

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There's a lot to be said for simple physics. Weight and power and torque speak volumes regardless of the name on the side. The older I get the more I get away from brand loyalty too - it just gets you in trouble. Same for categorizing cars from certain countries. Some's true, sure, but when you talk about individual cars it's pretty much about the car, not much else. Enough of the old fart mumbo from me though.

I find it interesting how many forum threads start with "I smoked a Mustang" or "I beat a Z28". These cars aren't magical. I know, I own one (Mustang), and have owned it for 17 years. It is what it is. Lotsa faults, lotsa fun, lotsa character. It's what got me thru college - the inspiration to buy one, that is. Cripes, I guess I'm dating myself. And my Mustang is not stock, and darn few are. So you never know what you're up against. If itsa stock early '90s Mustang with an automatic, you'll walk all over it. If itsa '87 or '88 LX with a 5 speed, it's a fast ride in stock form. No, don't expect it to corner much, but let's face it - most of the improptu face-offs on the street aren't taking place on some groomed and twisty road course. Anyway, many of the '90s Mustangs until '99 were not that fast. They got more refined, but it wasn't until '99 that the GTs could hit 60 in 6 seconds flat again - something they could so in '86-'88. The Cobras are/were better, but keep in mind they were getting heavier. That said, I love the Cobras, especially the '03. I even like the '93 Cobra, but for a whole different reason.

'Nuff said. Just be cool, be safe, and enjoy your ride. You'll whoop some and get whooped some. And if you see a black '86 GT, it may not be stock - it may have 350 HP...
 
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