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Re: It all depends on the DRIVER!!

> Anyone one can beat a fast car as long as
> they know how to drive!!

I agree with Matt260. Even if a car has a lot of power you need to know how to keep that power were you want it. If you keep runnin her at low rpm's you don't have that power. He (The guy who started this) said it was a road race so it must have involved shifting and cornering not just a drag race. If he knows where to keep his power I believe he could do it. I will admit that it is hard to believe but it isn't impossible. Besides you never know maybe the other guy let him win!

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Re: Z beating a Saleen? Not anytime soon.

> Some of the Saleens did come supercharged.
> THere were severial diffrent Saleen models.
> Living here in The Dallas/Ft. Metroplex, I
> have the opurtunity to see a few of these
> exotics at the street races,
> when the big boys come out to play, in the
> wee hours of the morning.

> Some of the Saleens, came with a 351, rated
> in the 350hp range. Some of the Convertable
> Saleens came charged, rated in the 500hp
> range. Some of Hardtop Saleens came charged
> to ****, full cage, no heat, no a/c, stiff
> power steering, and few of the
> luxury options. These cars were
> upward of 600hp, tuned from the dealers you
> had them delievered to.

> The latter of these cars, was of course the
> fastest. Even the lowly 350hp
> Saleen, could run 12's. The top charged
> verion, I have seen, with my own eyes, at
> the Enis Speedway, run low 11's. There is no
> way that this guys Z beet any of these cars,
> under good racing conditions. Even an
> inexperienced driver could waste on of us,
> in these cars. I ran a '95 Cobra, with a
> Charger on, and I lost, bad. The motor was
> built to SVT Saleen specs. The Cobra was
> 300lbs heavier than any of the Saleens, and
> he had an absolutly unGodly 60 foot time. He
> layed down a high 12, on street tires.

> I have a 3.1 motor. Not too far off from
> what our friend who started this post. I
> like top brag about having one of the
> fastest Z's in North Texas. But even with my
> big head, I know which cars are too fast to
> play with. And the Saleens are one of them.
> Seeing the cars up close is an ominious
> site, and seeing them run, you get the
> accurate picture of how much power they
> really have.

> It's jusy hard for me to believe that some
> one beat one of these cars. I can understand
> coming close, but unless this guy is running
> a low 13 second, high 12 second Z car, I
> would have to see it beat the Saleen to
> believe it.

> Chris Behney
> Redline Autosports
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