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Old 11-30-2003, 08:42 PM   #11
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my buddies 01 gtp is a 14.7 1/4 car, and his cousin is a 13.7 car, both gtps, same year. And it's not bs, we all went to the drag that night. I came out with a 16.9, bah.
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Old 11-30-2003, 08:43 PM   #12
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Shane did you ever run the grand prix?
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There is no such thing as a Grand Am GTP. Its a Grand Prix GTP.
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I think you should race him. I raced my friend, he has a maroon color grand prix base model with the 4 cyl and atx. We raced about 3 nights ago. He threw up the numbers and we ran. I had a horrible launch and spun my tires for about 2 seconds maybe 2.5. He floored his car and we stayed right next eachother into second gear and into 3rd, but once I hit 4th I was gone and beat him by quit a few car lengths. So I am sure with a proper launch you can beat him by the time you get 3rd. I was surprised mostly that we were neck and neck for so long. I was sure he would beat me off the line. I say go for it.
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You'll give him a run. 97...gotta have some mileage...
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If it's just an SE, you will take him. GT would be close and a GTP would be a beating.
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You can take him. Practice launching and you'll smoke his "wide track" arse.
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i don't think they were 'wide track' yet in 97. the thing is...even the new grand prix gtp supercharged with 260hp only runs low 15s... everybody who has one thinks they're fast though cause they're so heavy...kind of like people with v6 mustangs. but a 97 shouldn't be a high 16 second car at best...and with an automatic..probably mid 17s.
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Old 12-10-2003, 07:39 PM   #19
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well here's the thing. Besides running his mouth all the time this kid's not a very good worker so he got his hours cut. So I haven't had many chances to race him. I did once when we both got out of work at the same time but as soon as he got into his car he reved the engine, dropped it into gear, and peeled out. I knew better than to take off after him and make a run on a thirty degree engine. I love my focus too much to hurt it like that.
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i don't think they were 'wide track' yet in 97. the thing is...even the new grand prix gtp supercharged with 260hp only runs low 15s... everybody who has one thinks they're fast though cause they're so heavy...kind of like people with v6 mustangs. but a 97 shouldn't be a high 16 second car at best...and with an automatic..probably mid 17s.
This is too good to be true. I'm up to race a 2002 Grand Prix GTP in my SVTF Dec 27th at my husbands company Race Shoot-out. I still dont know if I can take him, what do you all think?
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