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.
Words in this space must be carefully weighed against other's feelings.
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 05:02 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 05:10 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.