Ever hear of torque? Torque, developed at low RPM is were it's
at for performance. There a lot of Jap cars that have good
looking HP numbers but when it comes to getting out of their own
way on a mountain, they stink. They develop their HP and torque
at high RPM's, not too bad if one has a manual tranny and knows
how to use it, but with the automatic that most
cars come with standard, they suck big time. Next time you
pass a Civic or a Corolla on a mountain, listen to the engine
screaming, just to hold 60 MPH. ;)
Ever drive a 3 liter 5-speed manual transmission SHO?
Didn't think so. I haven't found a mountain pass out here in the west that
I don't have to back off the throttle cause my speed is exceeding what the
curves and corners can be negotiated at.
My daily driver is a 460 and I own and drive 3 big block Fords, a 351CJ and
a puny EFI 302, I Certainly KNOW WTF Torque is, do you?
Correction! It was a Ford Engine with heads designed by Yamaha... Ford had
at least enough sense to realize that Yamaha had them beat hands down when
it comes to power per cubic inch in the head design business. BTW: the 3
liter Yamaha designed Ford SHO head flows more volume per cylinder than a
351 (5.8 liter) 2 barrel Cleveland head. It would behoove you to get your
facts straight before you go around on the world wide web making such a fool
of yourself incorrectly correcting people!
Unless of course one orders the optional 17" wheels with
P245/45VRx17 tires or the 18" wheels. Both the Interceptor and
the GT will do 140, but you are free to believe what you wish.
Who, of sound mind, would drive a FWD car at speeds over 100
MPH. The Pa State Police stopped using FWD patrol cars many
years ago, after several Troopers were killed driving them at
high speed.. The few FWD cars they have are only used as
unmarked cars for non patrol work.
SPEED RATING (1/2 hour, Sustained)
SYMBOL km/h mph
P 15 93
Q 160 99
R 170 106
S 180 112
T 190 118
U 200 124
H 210 130
V 240 150
W 270 169
ZR over 240 over 150
Vehicle speed is limit by an onboard limiter
Gourm Hardee wrote:
My 99 GT with automatic was pretty much maxed out at around 134 mph
and it took a while to get that last few mph out of it. My 1969
Firebird 400 (with much lower ratio rear, something like 2.80) got to
137 mph and did it quicker. I would be extremely surprised if the new
CVs could do any better then my GT since they are heavier and have a
slightly less powerful engine so the Michigan tests showing 128 seem
right on the mark to me. Especially when you see that with the 3.55
rear ratio they topped out at a lower speed. And that 3.55 barely
made any difference at all in acceleration times.
Elbridge Gerry, of Massachusetts:
"What, sir, is the use of militia? It is to prevent the
establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. . .
Whenever Government means to invade the rights and liberties of
the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order
to raise a standing army upon its ruins." -- Debate, U.S. House
of Representatives, August 17, 1789
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