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Discussion in '348/355' started by allanlambo, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    So, my wife is angry at some tool at work who just bought a Mustang Mach 1 automatic. Supposedly he is making fun of her that his little Mustang will beat her Ferrari. I met him today, and he opened his mouth up to me about the same. So we're going to se up a race, and im going to blow his redneck doors off. I actually reversed my Ferrari line and told him not to confuse the dancing donkey on his hood ornament with my prancing horse. He didnt really like that.

    Has anyone here launched a 355 off the line? Do they have traction control? I didnt see a button inside.

    His other buddy was telling my wife that he'd blow my Lambo away in his supposed 9sec Camaro. When i questioned him about it today, it became a 10 seond Camaro which required alot of thought about its times.
     
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  3. sherpa23

    sherpa23 F1 Veteran
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    Allan,
    I've never launched my 355 (or anyone else's for that matter) but I was told by someone who has tried it with a 355 challenge that they do not have traction control.

    Oh, by the way, stomp that tool.
     
  4. ghost

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    Got get 'em. And capture the moment well through video.
     
  5. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    i dont see how a mach one with an auto would even be close to a 355? what a jealous dumbass. you have what you have and they cant stand it. let your wife drive it so they get beat by a woman to boot. i bet she will like that. i would love to see a video of this also!
     
  6. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    I will try and get video. We may even just go down to the dragstrip and do it.

    I looked up the Mustang and it runs like 14.0@ 100mph. It should be an OBLITERATION. Id let my wife race him if he would go from a roll, she has never launched a car in her life. I want to do the driving so he feels like a moron. He is really convinced he will win. He thinks he can beat my lambo to 70mph also.
     
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  8. Dave328

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    Be careful that Piece-of-S#it Ford doesn't blow up and dent the 355 with engine part shrapnel!! ;)

    And on the subject of Mustangs:
    We got a new GTO at the dealership last week and that thing is going to ruin a whole bunch of Donkey drivers days! 350HP is grossly underrated according to a friend I have at GM.

    Dave
     
  9. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

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    Allan, I have been told several times that the 355 DOES NOT have TC...thats great, bc that cars relatively high-in-rpm band torque means that you should be able to really drop it and get a nice little wheel spin before taking off. Good luck, and the mustang GT isnt really very fast, used to have a good go with them in the S2000 when I was in the mood.
     
  10. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Are you talking about the Pontiac Gto? I saw report on it, pretty quick, but still not as fast as a 355, but surely quicker than 308/328/348's .

    Id be worried if this Mustang were a supercharged Cobra, but its not. So no worries.
     
  11. JSinNOLA

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    GTO $33,000

    3800+ lbs
    5.7L LS1 V8
    0.88g skidpad

    Car and Driver put 0-60 around 5.4 with a 14.0 1/4 mile

    Too bad it looks so damn bland:(
     
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  13. jdb

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    No traction control on a 355. Best launches I've had have been dropping the clutch around 3000-3500 rpm (above that, my OEM P-Zeros don't stick very well).
     
  14. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Ok, good, ive got P-zeros also. Ill try at around 3500rpm.
     
  15. I dont think any Mustang or Camero unless its on slicks with NOS and totally made for the track Can smoke your Diablo SV with 150 power shot of NOS from a roll.
     
  16. Tom Larkins

    Tom Larkins Formula Junior

    Maui....... rednecks????, somehow I'm not getting a strong visual. They must live on the road to Hana (sp?) back in the hills.

    Get video please.
     
  17. FLATOUTRACING

    FLATOUTRACING F1 Rookie

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    Allan.....the 355 does have traction control!

    It's just below your ankle and is called............

    ............YOUR RIGHT FOOT!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck, though I think you got him beat without much trouble. He may get you to 60 but anything after 80 and that donkey brick will drop off fast.

    Regards,

    Jon P. Kofod
    www.flatoutracing.net
     
  18. Juice It

    Juice It F1 Rookie

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    Dude,
    Remember, its a small island, if you get whooped it could be ugly!
     
  19. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Im want to make sure that he never even comes close. Not 0-30, not 0-60 etc.

    As for the Island being small, that it is, so i want to make sure to leave nothing to chance.
     
  20. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Oh, also forgot to tell you guys. The owner of this Mustang, used to (sold it to buy the stang) drive around in one of those Machiavelli 308 wanna-bees. It was hideous. When my wife first started, he heard she had a ferrari, so he tried to impress upon her that he had one also. When he saw what she had, he never mentioned it again.

    He tried selling it first for 28,000, then it went to 24,000, then 18,000 and last i saw it was 10,000. His ad read " Ferrari styling and performance, with GM reliability". Some other moron drives it around now.
     
  21. I've had better luck launching the car around 5000rpm slipping the clutch a bit. At 3500rpm the car still has no torque. I've had well over 150 passes at the 1/4 mile in my old SupraTT so I'm confident I know how to launch this b*tch.
     
  22. Victory

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    Go Allan, go annihilate the donkey!!
     
  23. JaguarXJ6

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    Get it on video, this is going to be a riot. Kind of like that Mustang "hanging" with the Carrera GTs, it won't be tough. Mild launch is all you should need to put a hurting as fast as his shrinking balls dare to carry him.
     
  24. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
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    The race with the Mustang/355 should be fairly close- mostly driver determined. But some advice about old muscle cars driven by middle aged men... beware. They probably can't stop or turn, but holy cow can they be fast in a straight line. Oh... and if the car is in primer, the front tires look undersized, and the car sounds like its about out of gas... then be afraid.
     
  25. isellpower

    isellpower Formula Junior

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    Ferrari clutches are too expensive. Baby it off the line, then mash on the gas
     
  26. ninja_eli

    ninja_eli Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    It'll bog down below 4000 rpm, try 5k but slip the clutch, otherwise you'll sit there spinning wheels.

    Practice to get it right, but much below 4K rpm, and the 355 will lose out to a micra.
     
  27. TheScarletStang

    TheScarletStang Formula Junior

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    ehhh mustangs are not all that bad.......i don't know why ppl are stupid enough to even open up their mouths saying their stang can beat a ferrari.....

    i personally own a 1965 mustang......would never race a ferrari in it by that matter.
    On that note i hate the new mustangs....but i love the classics.
    But ferrari's are my best in the book ^_^
     
  28. sfa1509

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    Since we're on the topics of launch, what's the best way to launch an F1?
     

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