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Old 08-30-2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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me vs 05' gto

My buddy drives an 05' pontiac GTO and we decided to have a little bit of fun in the early morning. The first race was from a roll at 40 mph. I shut down at around 90 after pulling 3 car lenghts on him. Second race was from a stop and I pulled 2 cars on him until about 60 mph when he came up fast and passed me like I was standing still. He is still new at driving stick and I don't think he understands the concept of shifting at high rpms or maybe he just doesn't know which gear to be in. I think he was just lucky enough to be in the right gear in the 2nd race. My passenger was laughing and said I toasted the gto


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Old 08-31-2005, 12:08 AM   #2
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Another GTO stuck in "valet" mode
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Your kidding right. From a 40 roll my Dads 04 GTO would whoop me if he was in 4th gear and I was in 2nd. And from a stop, no contest. He could start in 3rd if he wanted and still walk on me. That is in an 04 with 350/350 LS1, compared to an 05 400/400 LS2. The car is an overwheight Corvette, you wouldnt beat it. There is a flag that Im gonna be throwing in, unless there is a twist to this story.
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Maybe he was on a bike too. :P

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Old 08-31-2005, 12:19 AM   #5
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Hey I have no idea what he was doing. All I know is that he didn't know how to do it. And yes he was racing. Probably taking off in 5th at 40 mph. Also I dont think an 04' could take you if he launched in 3rd. He had an 04' with an automatic before he traded it in and I would be suprised if it could do a low 14 sec. quarter mile.
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:21 AM   #6
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And hey I have no reason to lie about this if I wanted to I could just hop on my motorcycle and leave him standing still any day of the week.

I can't start too fast though because the front wheel doesn't like to stay on the ground
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nice i guess if its true. but its impossible
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I think that even with a bad driver and from a 40 mph roll the GTO should have whooped you. Sorry but it sounds like BS. How can you in a 4 cylinder focus with 144.2 whp/ 145.9 wtq win against a V8 with 400HP. Sorry but that sounds IMPOSSIBLE! Maybe if your car would have been running a well tuned turbo or supercharger I would have thought of it as true but even with that th GTO can beat you. but running N/A against a super car like the GTO from a roll. SORRY BUT NO. VERY VERY HARD TO BELIEVE.
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Old 08-31-2005, 11:03 AM   #9
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Re: me vs 05' gto

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Second race was from a stop and I pulled 2 cars on him until about 60 mph when he came up fast and passed me like I was standing still.

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He is still new at driving stick and I don't think he understands the concept of shifting at high rpms or maybe he just doesn't know which gear to be in.
Im glad everyone posting can actually read. What I have quoted speaks for itself. First of all in the first race he might have been in 4th gear. Now I do have a v8 car and if I was in lets say 4th gear at only 40mph, its gonna be reving pretty damn low and not accelerate like it should. Since this guy with the GTO is a newbie, he might have been in 4th or even 5th gear not having a clue. Now in a case where the GTO driver had it in lets say 3rd at least, then it would take off like a bat out of hell............ Which brings me to the second race. From a stop the GTO woulda been in a better gear, but with 400+ hp and being new to a stick im betting he spun hard out of the hole, took about 2 minutes to shift gears, but once he got into a gear he could hold for a bit, lets say third.... OMG he flew by the Focus like it was standing still. Meaning the original poster admits the GTO blew him away. I have saw it so many times at the track where you get someone that is new to a stick that cannot launch nor understands how the racing aspect works, meaning fast cars like an 03 cobra running times slower then a plain old GT. Either way, take it how it is.... Nice races you had there!! I cant wait to show a GTO some blue oval
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Watch out, cause when your buddy gets better at the MTX, there will be a different outcome. Until then I would give him hell about losing to your Focus. Have fun!
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