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You'd hope they'd used premium! Edmunds did test of a Stinger GT, using Launch Control they improved their times by 2/10 second:
G70 looks nice, but I think the Stinger is definitely sportier. Enjoy your car.(y)
Interesting point about height, so I checked some models:
KIA Stinger GT: 55.1 in
Maserati Ghibli: 57.5 in.
Dodge Challenger R/T: 57.5 in
Ford Mustang GT: 54.3 in
Chevrolet Camaro SS: 53.1 in
For me, I used to drive Mustangs because I liked the upright seating position as...
Challenger GT has a 303 hp V6, a high 14 sec car and not a competitor for the Stinger GT. Even the 375 hp R/T isn't a match for the Stinger GT unless it's modded. Now the Scat Pack, SRT-8, etc. with the 485 hp engine, that's a different story ....
Stock for Stock/Mod for Mod, Camaro's weren't a challenge for my Stangs until the introduction of the LT1. Then things became interesting, and with the advent of the LS1 Ford played catch up until 2011 when the Coyote entered the game.
Yup, 2.73's were standard and 3.08's were optional. All of the new Fox body's I owned came with 2.73's. lol
Great vid. My cars were making no where near the hp that it seems those Stangs were putting out. But my method for consistent traction was using autoX tires (soft compund/shaved), 3.55...
I've owned/raced 9 moderately modified V8 Mustangs, most of them Fox body's. Getting power to the ground in a modified RWD street car like the '88 which weighs 3,180 lbs is difficult at best (worse if it's been lightened).
It can be accomplished, but at a cost since handling (suspension...
Exactly, I think the GT looks much sleeker, sportier.
And for some reason, MT turns a 13.6 email@example.com mph with the AWD GT while C&D reports 13.2 sec@108 mph with the same car. Four tenths and 3+ mph is a substantial difference.
Didn't use launch control? 87 octane fuel?