New Charger vs New Mustang?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mudpucket, Jun 25, 2006.

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    mudpucket Guest

    who would win?
    mudpucket, Jun 25, 2006
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    Buhda Guest

    Comparing apples to oranges. One is a two door 2+2 sports car the other is
    a 4 door 5 seater sedan. Not sure waht the numbers are the but the RT and
    the GT are probably pretty close.
    Buhda, Jun 25, 2006
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    philthy Guest

    the real question is will the stang win against the gto the srt8 lost
    to the gto in c&d and some other rags test
    philthy, Jun 25, 2006
  4. Win what?


    For direct contact replace nospam with schmetterling
    Dori A Schmetterling, Jun 26, 2006
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    billccm Guest

    Check out the JULY 2006 issue of Car and Driver. They test the new
    Shelby GT500 vs the Corvette, and mention at the test track that the
    SRT8 Charger is just as fast (lap times) as the new Shelby.
    billccm, Jun 27, 2006
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    philthy Guest

    i will do that
    philthy, Jun 28, 2006
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    Joe Guest

    Lap times? I don't remember that. I get both R&T and C&D and they always
    copy each other, so I don't remember for sure whether I've read that yet or
    not. I read in one or the other that the Mustang didn't feel "500 hp" fast.
    Whatever that means. I guess think of it as the slowest 500 hp car you've
    ever had.

    I'm not sure how to take the Charger reference. The Charger is quite a bit
    lower in hp, but if its artificial top speed limiter is higher, it could lap
    lotsa places with the Mustang. I guess.
    Joe, Jun 28, 2006
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    billccm Guest

    I don't have the issue in front of me, it is at my desk at work. I'll
    paraphrase; it says something like the Shelby's lap times were within
    the same results as last year's Charger SRT8. I'll try to get the issue
    tomorrow and quote the exact words.
    billccm, Jun 28, 2006
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    Some O Guest

    The pocket book of the Mustang buyer.
    Some O, Jun 30, 2006
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    billccm Guest

    Here is the quote about teh Charger SRT8 from Car and Driver's June
    2006 issue of the Shelby Mustang vs Corvette (page55):
    "Astute readers might remember that we lapped Grattan in a Dodge
    Cgarger SRT8 in 1:32.65, but it had rained hard the night
    The Shelby Mustang's BEST time at this particuliar track was 1:33.3 and
    they were commenting that the SRT8 Charger was lapped at the same track
    at 1:32.65. They commented that the rain the night before the Shelby's
    test might effect the track numbers.
    Now, having said all of this, the key is that they are comparing an
    SRT8 Charger, not a RT Hemi Charger with the Shelby Mustang, not a
    Mustang GT, etc, etc. Have a nice day.
    billccm, Jun 30, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    Win at what?

    IMO the Mustang is a little better looking than the Charger (though not
    as nice as the Challenger concept car). But the Charger has a superior
    drivetrain, especially the engine. The Mustang will launch better at the
    dragstrip because it has a solid rear axle. The IRS on the Charger makes
    it wheel-hop like a sumbitch, but its got enough power that you can
    "walk" it out and still turn decent times- but not as good as if it had
    better bite off the line. I sure wish it had a solid axle option- I
    was hoping the Police-spec Charger might have exactly that, but it doesn't.
    Steve, Jun 30, 2006
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