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MY 03 pullied cobra vs stock 2011 Challenger SRT8 392 Hemi

Discussion in 'Road Kill Drive-Thru' started by SVTlove, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. itSSlow98

    itSSlow98 Active Member Established Member

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    Cause everyone buys 50k dollar cars strictly based on how fast they are. :rollseyes
     
  2. thecrimson

    thecrimson Derpin Established Member

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    Nice kill... Raced one in my upper/i/e 03 a month or so ago and I was surprised at how he kept up decently. Although I still beat him by 4 or so cars in a roll race. I was stationed at FE Warren btw, got out in 06. Seems like forever ago now.
     
  3. SVTlove

    SVTlove USAFR Recruiter Established Member

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    It is what it is.... I raced a stage 3 big turbo neon last night (which I beat) that kept up better than the challenger did.
     
  4. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    If your powers numbers are for the Denver area, you probably have 100rwhp in addition to the ~700# weight advantage on him. I would have expected you to win by more than what you did.

    Good kill either way

    Tough crowd for basically calling the Challenger owner a moron for buying the car he wanted.
     
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  5. SVTlove

    SVTlove USAFR Recruiter Established Member

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    The power numbers on mine are corrected. It's a dynojet and it automatically corrects based on altitude, air temp, humidity, etc. And I don't know for sure the car lengths, I am making a best guess. All I know is that I beat it very badly. He didn't keep very well at all.
     
  6. 04nccobra

    04nccobra New Member Established Member

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    So much for the 12:40 bone stock talk in the Challenger forum. Nice Kill for you Cobra :)
     
  7. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Yea, Denver altitude with three people in the car

    Anyway, 12:40 would be extremely slow for a bulldozer
     
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  8. d3m01iti0n

    d3m01iti0n Slow Vehicle Team Established Member

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    Challenger is a beautiful car, but Im assuming he is really only going for looks? If he was a SMART consumer and looking for performance he never would have let the Shelby go.
     
  9. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    nice kill

    i think those challengers are the best looking of the three nowadays, i would definetly buy one for the looks and not so much for the performance factor. helps that i used to love the 60s/70s mopars...
     
  10. ChiSVT

    ChiSVT Currently SVTless Established Member

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    1 in a million, there are guys claiming 12.2-12.3s in stock GTs too. The Challenger is a 4300lb car, it's probably a driver's race for a stock 03/04 Cobra.
     
  11. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Not everyone wants a modded car especially the older crowd.. As O.P said, he owned an older Challenger, so maybe it was a car he's been wanting . There was an older fella by my house that owned a Shelby, had it bone stock and trade it for a Camaro SS. That car has been completely stock also.
    I would say the edge goes to the 392 especially up top. The Challenger 392 seems to keep pulling hard all the way and doesn't run out of breath compared to the Cobra or 5.0 GT when going over 60+ (which don't either but compared to the 392, they fall behind)

    Regardless, the 392 seems to fall more as a classic looking car type, I wouldn't mind owing one for a weekend cruiser and keep it next to bone stock. For anything else, there's my lil snake :rockon:
     
  12. Mr.Venom

    Mr.Venom Quick with Boltons Established Member

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    Sorry? But Cobras and new 5.0s do not run out of steam up top. :uh oh:
     
  13. ChiSVT

    ChiSVT Currently SVTless Established Member

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    I don't know who told you that Cobras or 5.0s run out of steam after 60mph. :lol::lol::lol: Maybe in 6th gear against a Corvette, otherwise it doesn't run out of steam whatsoever.

    A stock Cobra and GT can both trap over 112-113mph.

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  14. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    2011 5.0 GT

    C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 11.0 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 19.8 sec
    Street start, 5–60 mph: 5.1 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 13.2 sec @ 109 mph
    Top speed (governor limited): 146 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 153 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.94 g

    2012 SRT-8 392

    C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 10.2 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 16.3 sec
    Zero to 150 mph: 24.7 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 12.9 sec @ 114 mph Top speed (drag limited, est.): 170 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 160 ft
    Roadholding, 200-ft-dia skidpad: 0.88 g

    2003 Cobra

    C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 4.5 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 10.4 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 18.5 sec
    Zero to 150 mph: 30.5 sec
    Standing ¼-mile: 12.9 sec @ 111 mph
    Top speed (drag limited, est.): 155 mph
    Braking, 70–0 mph: 182 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g


    Now, I'm not exactly basing EVERYTHING on this, but its pretty much a scale on what the outcome can be. Maybe it might be closer than what it seems like depending on weather and track, etc, but its still a pretty decent difference which I doubt it can be make up.
     
  15. 03cobrarocks

    03cobrarocks New Member Established Member

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    So how much power you think the hemi putting down to the ground?

    Too bad those cars are so heavy, bulky, and look like they cant even fit a 295 tire on them....

    Threads like this remind me of the old days when 5.0 mustangs where showing cobras with 40,50,60+ hp tailights... Its nice to be on the other side of the fence with all these new heavy cars hehe

    power to weight all I gota say
     
  16. jdh1213

    jdh1213 2.8 Kenne Bell Established Member

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    Nice kill and in my neighborhood too. I love the looks of those cars but have been a Mustang man all my life so I'll stick with my Cobra.
     
  17. ChiSVT

    ChiSVT Currently SVTless Established Member

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    Those are the best results from a rag for a 392 and the worst for a 5.0.

    Plenty of videos showing these cars even 130mph+.

    The only loss would be a magazine editor not being able to shift into 5th properly. There are bolt-on GTs making less power than a 392 trapping 117-118mph+.
     
  18. SVTlove

    SVTlove USAFR Recruiter Established Member

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    Just to update this thread. I ran into my old Chief again at the base exchange and took some pics of his SRT8
    sorry about the crappy quality... cell phone pics... plus I think the camera on my phone is going bad or something...

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  19. OH3BLKSVT

    OH3BLKSVT Screwed by the twins Established Member

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    Nice kill OP! Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. S8ER01Z

    S8ER01Z New Member Established Member

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    While the manual v a blast to drive its slower than the automatic. Hate all you want on autos that's just the truth. Truth is he's not as dumb as you think he is.
     

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