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Old 13-03-2018, 06:52 PM   #31
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20k on Simmons wheels and FGX tail lights, spoiler and front end mods? Yeah righto....

Iíd rather spend 10k on mine. Cause with that money. 10 secs is achievable.

Dose + flutter is winning.
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This sounds too good to be true, the op has got to be related to lovford.
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Can I ask what model of GT-P it was, ie what engine?

Boss 5.4 or the Boss 5.0 SC?
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Heard the whine when he came up near me. Whether that be from inside the Cabin or out I’m not sure haha.
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perhaps not that one considering around $20k+been dumped into it.

But I still would take an XR6T/F6 over that.
Has already been said, but each to their own I guess...

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Dose + flutter is winning.
Itís a proven fact that 8 cylinders in a V configuration rumbles at just the right frequency to cause womenís panties to suddenly drop.

Turbo dosing is at the frequency which makes flat brimmed pimple face ricers get hard.
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20k on Simmons wheels and FGX tail lights, spoiler and front end mods? Yeah righto....

Iíd rather spend 10k on mine. Cause with that money. 10 secs is achievable.

Dose + flutter is winning.
I could spend less than 10k on yours too and get it quicker than 10sec , but it prob wouldn't last to long
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Itís a proven fact that 8 cylinders in a V configuration rumbles at just the right frequency to cause womenís panties to suddenly drop.

Turbo dosing is at the frequency which makes flat brimmed pimple face ricers get hard.
Turbo Lag. Giving the N/A guys just 1 extra second of false hope.
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Turbo Lag. Giving the N/A guys just 1 extra second of false hope.
Have owned turbo 6ís before. Still I prefer V8ís. Better all rounder than a turbo.

Itís not all about straight line performance, but even if it is, nothing beats a worked 8.

Start with a stock 6 and a stock 8 and spend an equal amount on engine mods for each. Youíre kidding yourself if you think the 6 will come out in front.
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is the first thing that came to mind. Then I thought maybe an explanation would help. Then I thought **** it.
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Traditionally a V8 produced more horse power per pound of fuel used whereabouts a turbo engine produced more power per weight.
So even thou a turbo car will leave the V8 behind at the lights, the V8 will always pass the turbo car at the next fuel station.

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''Why are V8's so slow?''





I think its din-dins time. You better jump back in the high chair with your juice box and cocktail franks with marta sauce.
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Hmmmmm...Nup , Don't say anything . Might be safer
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I think its din-dins time. You better jump back in the high chair with your juice box and cocktail franks with marta sauce.
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so out of curiosity on this subject
where does a force fed v8 sit then ????
be it supercharged or turbo'd
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so out of curiosity on this subject
where does a force fed v8 sit then ????
be it supercharged or turbo'd
Force as much air in as you can mate doesn't change the fact that someone beat a gt in a 6cld hence why v8s are so slow
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Yet I'd still buy a V8 over most 6s in performance cars
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And yet battery power beats both turbo and 8 in a straight line. Why are turbo 6’s so slow when a Tesla blows them both off the line?

Are we only comparing falcon 6 to 8? If not, the Dodge Demon video above is perfect, show me any factory turbo which lifts wheels and is banned from drag strips for being too quick (with too little safety to compensate).
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I thought GT's were quick. my lil turbo 6 beat a GT-P off the mark. and the extra power off the 8 didn't even gain on me. Maybe he couldn't drive but You'd think V8's would beat a 6.
Why are turbo6 Neesans so slow compared to motorbikes? NA4 cyl compared to forced induction 6?
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As a serious answer to your question in a nutshell....

Assuming both drivers are equal in drag racing ability, and both cars can lay down the rubber equally with traction....

The car that can generate the most torque at the lowest RPM will get off the line first in most cases.

After a distance.... Horsepower eventually takes over and wins.

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I have an xr6 turbo and a supercharged xr8. They are both great, fast cars. The difference is the turbo tries to rip its tyres off once it boosts in first/second gear, while the xr8 tries to rip its tyres off in first/second, then again at 100km/h.

People who own either one or the other will likely fanboy about that particular car and say it's better because "insert reason here" but the truth is they're both animals. Just the 8 is like a complete mental case when fully unleashed.

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Why are turbo6 Neesans so slow compared to motorbikes? NA4 cyl compared to forced induction 6?
4 cylís less then a V8 and that bike would still chop a GT. How can that be....lol
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