I never intended to imply no skill is required to launch an 8 second car, I was just replying to the OP's pointing out that it was an automatic.
I don't give a rats ass about drag racing (see my sig), but I am a stickler for stats.
Is gas that's $3.999 a gallon $3 gas?
Is a $24.99 shirt at the store a $24 shirt?
Just because it squeaks in at BARELY under whatever the spec is (dollars, time, etc), doesn't make it so. Mathematically, yes, a 8.99 second run could be considered an '8 second car', but in reality, there is a BIG difference between an 8 second car and a 9 second car.
The proper terminology, in my mind, is that the Mustang runs in the 8s, but it isn't an 8 second car.
Honestly, something about owning one of those turns 99.9% of you guys into total elitests. Elitests that drive VW Golfs. If only any of you realized the sheer retardation in that fact.
A known "hiveminder".
Actually you just made the point for the people that call an 8.99 an 8 second pass.
Why is it 3.99 and not 4.00 for that gas? So that you go ooh its only 3 bucks.
Why is that shirt 24.99 not 25.00 so you go ooh its only 24 bucks.
In a timed event of any kind you don't round up because you did NOT go that full time yet.
Last edited by SVTDanny; 05-10-2012 at 04:02 PM.
But that's just me. I think the terminology is dumb and just a way for people to nutswing.
Last edited by C4 A6; 05-10-2012 at 04:10 PM.
What if it's a crappy driver doing 8.999s, where a good one would do a tenth quicker?
The drag racing community has been using this terminology for ages. It's for a good reason. You're not going to reinvent the wheel.