Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Links back to The Car Lounge (opens in same window)
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 52

    Thread: 196mph in Arizona from the new Shelby, another bad video by Motortrend

    1. Banned
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2012
      Posts
      478
      05-28-2012 09:01 PM #1
      Gotta love the useless K&N dyno which they use for all their videos. Underrated every single car, and of course this Shelby only made 580RWHP... as opposed to the 609RWHP and 606RWHP previously achieved on differnt dynos. I bet it would make allot more power if they threw in a K&N filter though... would really wake it up on the K&N dyno

      Anyways, here is another sub-par video by Motortrend.

      Car only hits 196 mph "due to elevation and high air temperature".



    2. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,181
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      05-28-2012 09:04 PM #2
      A k&n filter might do that piece of **** some good
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    3. Member ttvick's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 15th, 2007
      Location
      Fayetteville, NC
      Posts
      1,133
      Vehicles
      2004 VW Phaeton V8, 2005 Mini Cooper (sold), 2002 ML320, 1996 Explorer V8, 2000 S2000
      05-28-2012 09:06 PM #3
      I love how these days it's "only" 580rwhp and "only" 196mph.

    4. Banned
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2012
      Posts
      478
      05-28-2012 09:09 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      A k&n filter might do that piece of **** some good

    5. 05-28-2012 09:10 PM #5
      What a huge piece of **** I bet the BRZ would have hit 300mph in the same conditions.

    6. Member SVTDanny's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 7th, 2005
      Location
      Winchester, VA
      Posts
      16,632
      Vehicles
      2010 GT500
      05-28-2012 09:21 PM #6
      BRZ ****s all over this car.

    7. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,181
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      05-28-2012 09:26 PM #7
      And a GTI farts all over the BRZ
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    8. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,491
      Vehicles
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      05-28-2012 09:43 PM #8
      Impressive car.

      But I am always a bit concerned by top speed runs in non race prepped production cars.
      There is no safety cage in the case of a catastrophic failure.

      (anybody remember the journalist that died many years ago in an AMG top speed run)
      Last edited by BRealistic; 05-28-2012 at 09:53 PM.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    9. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 26th, 2002
      Location
      Detroit
      Posts
      17,507
      Vehicles
      Current: Audi S4, Q5 TDI quattro, Porsche Boxster S, Dodge Dakota 4x4
      05-28-2012 10:05 PM #9
      WTF is wrong with you guys? This is a 662 hp 200 mph beast. Just enjoy the sights and sounds.

    10. 05-28-2012 10:09 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      WTF is wrong with you guys? This is a 662 hp 200 mph beast. Just enjoy the sights and sounds.
      Also, since when is it funny to bring up cars that cost half as much and make fun of how much slower they are?
      Bowtie wearing, tattooed, Mustang driver

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I was more annoyed with the implication of being a Browns fan.

    11. 05-28-2012 10:10 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      A k&n filter might do that piece of **** some good
      Wassamatta Bryan? A Mustang driver steal your flat-bill cap? Get a stain on your skinniest pair of girl jeans? Step on your white plastic sunglasses? Scratch your favorite dubstep CD?
      You have been trolling all the Mustang talk, and it's getting old.

    12. Member mike02467's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 17th, 2010
      Location
      In a VPN tunnel
      Posts
      2,896
      Vehicles
      Something I bought at Weymouth Honda
      05-28-2012 10:12 PM #12
      "In terms of power deliver there is nothing that can match a supercharged v8"

      orly?

    13. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,181
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      05-28-2012 10:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Wassamatta Bryan? A Mustang driver steal your flat-bill cap? Get a stain on your skinniest pair of girl jeans? Step on your white plastic sunglasses? Scratch your favorite dubstep CD?
      You have been trolling all the Mustang talk, and it's getting old.
      That was so funny I **** my pants
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    14. 05-28-2012 10:26 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      That was so funny I **** my pants

    15. Member bryangb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 16th, 2010
      Location
      Hanover, PA
      Posts
      15,181
      Vehicles
      '08 GTI, '12 Beetle, '91 Passat
      05-28-2012 10:27 PM #15
      // Open Road Tuning
      Instagram: @bryangb
      bags and wheels = build thread

    16. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,491
      Vehicles
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      05-28-2012 10:36 PM #16
      You guys are more than welcome to take your little quarrel to Private Messages.

      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      And on topic.


      The next time I get caught smoking the tires, I am just going to tell the cop "Sorry, I just needed to quickly put some heat in the tires."
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    17. Member RacerrRex's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 21st, 2008
      Location
      Northern VA
      Posts
      2,381
      Vehicles
      It's 6 cylinder, RWD, and purple.
      05-28-2012 10:38 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      WTF is wrong with you guys? This is a 662 hp 200 mph beast. Just enjoy the sights and sounds.

    18. Member overst33r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 18th, 2006
      Location
      Tampa, FL
      Posts
      2,387
      Vehicles
      S2000 v3
      05-28-2012 10:50 PM #18
      Amazing car and performance. Will be very difficult to resist when the time comes.


      135
      ╠╬╬╗
      246 R

    19. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,060
      Vehicles
      2014 Jetta 1.8T, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      05-28-2012 11:01 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Wassamatta Bryan? A Mustang driver steal your flat-bill cap? Get a stain on your skinniest pair of girl jeans? Step on your white plastic sunglasses? Scratch your favorite dubstep CD?
      You have been trolling all the Mustang talk, and it's getting old.
      Thats the funniest damn thing I have read all day. If I put peoples great posts in my sig, yours would win hands down. People described in said post is one reason I no longer go to meets.
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    20. Member Wilhelm0075's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 2nd, 2005
      Location
      Reno, NV
      Posts
      6,454
      Vehicles
      2011 Mustang GT Premium, 2004 VW R32, 2013 Ford Focus ST
      05-28-2012 11:04 PM #20
      Sooooo much want
      Professional wiener dog herder/craft beer drinker

      So many Mustang mods they do not all fit in the signature box

    21. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,060
      Vehicles
      2014 Jetta 1.8T, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      05-28-2012 11:14 PM #21
      BTW, 196 would be fine with me.......
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    22. 05-28-2012 11:19 PM #22
      I don't really see what the OP's issue is. Different dynos in different locales will give different numbers. And, even with a supercharger, hot thin air will reduce power. That ain't rocket surgery.

    23. Senior Member Aonarch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 4th, 2006
      Location
      US 129/ GA SR 60
      Posts
      32,981
      Vehicles
      More than you can afford pal, Ferrari. But seriously, Ferrari.
      05-28-2012 11:23 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      I don't really see what the OP's issue is. Different dynos in different locales will give different numbers. And, even with a supercharger, hot thin air will reduce power. That ain't rocket surgery.
      Semper Fi | USMC '06-'14 | 0311 | 0331| 0933
      Aonarch's Blog!

    24. Member mikes96GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2003
      Location
      Liberal/Socialist Utopian State.
      Posts
      2,060
      Vehicles
      2014 Jetta 1.8T, 2012 JK, 1989 E30
      05-28-2012 11:31 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      I don't really see what the OP's issue is. Different dynos in different locales will give different numbers. And, even with a supercharger, hot thin air will reduce power. That ain't rocket surgery.
      A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
      George S. Patton

    25. Member Old Windy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 31st, 2009
      Posts
      4,330
      Vehicles
      2.15678L 16V ABA, SN 95 Mustang V8, 2013 Frontier V6
      05-28-2012 11:32 PM #25
      I know what I will want for xmas or as a retirement present one day. 196..... I can live with just those 196 mph.
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      On a scale from flaming bag of dog poop to drunken sex with a hot stripper... your car is a case of herpes from a girl you picked up at wal mart.

    26. Member Aguilar's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 28th, 2006
      Location
      El Paso, TX
      Posts
      3,758
      Vehicles
      02 Z06, 13 GTI
      05-28-2012 11:36 PM #26
      Unlike the OP, I thought it was a good and thorough review. There's a lot of DIR with this car, from the visual aspect to the performance at this price point.

    27. Banned
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2012
      Posts
      478
      05-28-2012 11:56 PM #27
      The car is good, its Motortrend that pisses me off.

      ♫ ♫ It was all a dream, I used to read Motor-trend magazine ♫ ♫

    28. Moderator DannyLo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 2nd, 2006
      Location
      631/203
      Posts
      13,141
      Vehicles
      Not Vortex Approved
      05-29-2012 12:05 AM #28
      This car continues to impress me, seriously

      Never thought I'd be saying that about a Ford, much less a Mustang but I think I it

    29. Member lip's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2000
      Posts
      7,775
      Vehicles
      2010 CTS-V
      05-29-2012 12:11 AM #29
      That thing is wicked. Very impressive.

    30. 05-29-2012 12:15 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Wassamatta Bryan? A Mustang driver steal your flat-bill cap? Get a stain on your skinniest pair of girl jeans? Step on your white plastic sunglasses? Scratch your favorite dubstep CD?
      You have been trolling all the Mustang talk, and it's getting old.
      LMFAO had to quote this.

    31. Member sforsancho's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 1st, 2010
      Location
      CA, USA
      Posts
      1,119
      Vehicles
      1997 Mazda Miata, 2006 Subaru STi
      05-29-2012 12:26 AM #31
      I liked the video. Seemed fact-filled with no cheesiness or bias.

      Anything with Randy Pobst
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      You just saved 15% or more on Valentime's day by switching to friendzone.

    32. Member devianb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 6th, 2008
      Posts
      2,016
      Vehicles
      1988 Trans Am
      05-29-2012 12:26 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ttvick View Post
      I love how these days it's "only" 580rwhp and "only" 196mph.
      Because on the Internets if it doesn't have 1000 hp and can't break into the 9 second 1/4 mile then it is slow. The numbers are impressive for a factory car.

    33. Member r2kool4u's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 10th, 2009
      Location
      El Paso, TX
      Posts
      458
      Vehicles
      2003 GTI 20th AE BMP #3955
      05-29-2012 12:48 AM #33
      Is it me, or does the GT500 sound almost exactly like Steve McQueen Bullit??
      20th GTI #3955

      My "Build" Thread

    34. Member TetsuoShima's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 30th, 2008
      Location
      Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
      Posts
      6,742
      Vehicles
      1994 Honda Prelude V-TAK
      05-29-2012 01:28 AM #34
      Randy rules

    35. Member B3sat16v's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2002
      Location
      Around the world
      Posts
      7,403
      Vehicles
      MH-60R
      05-29-2012 02:48 AM #35
      I love it!
      FLY NAVY

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •