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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #98 on: April 28, 2020, 08:22:56 PM »
Ahh.  cars..my sickness....eh....I mean my thing.

Got one of these to tow the boat or the golf clubs or, if I h
Jus want to rip some 0-60s or 1/4 miles on back roads
Is that the Durango? I was looking at those (the R/T) when I got the Flex. Eventually I decided against it as I wanted the R/T, 2015 or newer to have the new transmissio , and simply couldn't find enough of them in the right price range... 

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2020, 08:38:53 PM »
Is that the Durango? I was looking at those (the R/T) when I got the Flex. Eventually I decided against it as I wanted the R/T, 2015 or newer to have the new transmissio , and simply couldn't find enough of them in the right price range...
Durango SRT.  475 HP😊
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2020, 12:57:12 AM »
The old Corvettes were starting to be fairly sophisticated by 1963.  The had independent rear suspensions, something very rare on US vehicles, and by 1965 4 wheel brakes.  They got into a horsepower war at that point as passenger cars started becoming muscle cars.

The 1982 Corvette had a 0-60 time of 9.1 seconds.  Just about any passenger car today is faster than that, at least any costing over $20K.
I think you mean "4-wheel disc brakes," yes?
Early '80s were the pits for performance cars.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2020, 02:10:59 AM »
Yeah, a drag race today isn't about who is the better driver, but whose car has the better launch control algorithm.

I used to love in college when I'd drag race my buddy with my 1989 Ford Probe GT vs his late 90's Saturn SL2. We both had manuals. I had the horsepower and torque advantage, but his car was a LOT lighter. The two cars ended up somewhat evenly matched. It really was a question of which of us could get the power down to the wheels, balancing slight wheelspin with not letting the engine bog down.

With these modern launch control cars, why bother drag racing at all?
lol, that must've looked like a sloth racing a slug....but still fun for you, the ones driving!  
I have a lady friend who loved her Civic and said it would beat my Jeep Grand Cherokee in a drag race.  It was cute.
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« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2020, 02:12:14 AM »
A LOTTTTTT of Durangos for sale on craigslist for CHEAP.  Something was wrong with them, not sure what or if they ever corrected it.
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« Reply #103 on: April 29, 2020, 02:13:19 AM »
mid to late 70s and early 80's were not good years for sports cars
Yeah, when you look up the performance numbers on Porsches and the Ferrari Testarosa from back then.  It's hard to believe, actually.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2020, 06:12:21 AM »
A LOTTTTTT of Durangos for sale on craigslist for CHEAP.  Something was wrong with them, not sure what or if they ever corrected it.
Not really.  Many “regular” Durango’s sold, those mostly being V6 versions.  Good value.  The step up version is the R/T with the 5.7 Hemi, which is super nice and actually quite fast and nimble handling.

then there is the much more rare SRT which I have.  superb handling, power/  speed and attention to detail on the trim. This is what I have. Great for hauling large family or towing a boat, but also fun at the drag strip or carving a canyon road. A 5500 lb. vehicle that does 0-60 in 4 seconds is quite fun!



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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2020, 06:15:25 AM »
My sporty car...latest version. Have already modified the tuning, suspension and other performance parts
Audi RS5.  Added intake, ceramic coated cat less downpipes, forged wheels. Now 550 Hp.  This is my vice😉
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #106 on: April 29, 2020, 08:14:46 AM »
My sporty car...latest version. Have already modified the tuning, suspension and other performance parts.  😳
That's a beautiful car.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #107 on: April 29, 2020, 09:11:31 AM »
Durango SRT.  475 HP😊
Yeah, the Durango SRT didn't exist yet when I was looking back in 2017...

If the SRT had existed, the price of the R/T might have come down to more reasonable levels. 

But yeah, I think the R/T was 0-60 in something like 5.7 seconds when they put the new transmission in for the 2015 model year. I think it went from something like a 5-speed automatic to an 8-speed auto... Really improved the fuel economy and the acceleration. 


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« Reply #108 on: April 29, 2020, 09:14:40 AM »
lol, that must've looked like a sloth racing a slug....but still fun for you, the ones driving! 
I'd read that the Probe, when new, was running 0-60 in 6.7s. Not bad for a late 80s 4cyl model. It had a turbo so it actually had quite a bit of low-end torque for what it was. I'm sure in the 10 years since it was built some of that performance had eroded though, so I'm not sure it could do 6.7 anymore.

The Saturn I believe I read did 0-60 somewhere around 7.1s. Again, for a little econobox sedan in the late 90s, not too bad. 

But hey, if it's got wheels, you can race it, right? 

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #109 on: April 29, 2020, 09:15:58 AM »
https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/dodge-0-60-mph-times/

This site lists SRT times 0-60 at 4.5 seconds.  There was an earlier R/T that did 6.2 seconds.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #110 on: April 29, 2020, 09:18:38 AM »
https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/ford-0-60-mph-times/

The fastest Probe is listed at 7.0 seconds 0-60, 1993, and a quarter in 15.5, which shows it was a but slow at higher speeds.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #111 on: April 29, 2020, 09:45:30 AM »
Yeah, when you look up the performance numbers on Porsches and the Ferrari Testarosa from back then.  It's hard to believe, actually.
Yeah, upthread I posted the 1983(ish) Lamborghini Countach as my favorite supercar of all time, and at the time it was the peak of supercar cool-factor and performance.

But I'll add that I definitely understand what a dog it was, in compared to modern performance.  For a year or two, it and the Ferrari Testarossa competed for "fastest production car in the world" and both of them are pretty sad, especially compared to modern performance specs for even some fairly average family sedans.  Top Gear (or GT, same show) did a segment on them, and they were just sort of laughing the whole time.

Still though, they LOOKED so darn cool!

 

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