Does This Impress You? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-19-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fantastic88 is on a distinguished road
Default Does This Impress You?

The new SRT-8 models have a 6.1L V8 with 425hp and 420tq. I think its cool and really respect these cars. BUT... who can't get 425hp out of a 6.1L V8 with a mild factory cam? The 300C SRT-8 was featured on speed channel and is getting attention from all directions. Personally 425hp is what I EXPECT from a 6.1 L V8. If you want to see REAL talent, see the 3800 L67'* pushing 425hp at the WHEELS. Thats like near 500 at the crank. There is what... 55 people on the clubgp registry running better than 12'*. The new 300C SRT-8'* have been known to run 12.7'*@ 110mph. But, there is also a turbo GP that runs a [email protected] 143mph. Why doesn't this get recognition?
fantastic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

because any tie wearing, expresso drinking, doesnet even know that there is a cam shaft, has never seen motor oil vehicle driver......can go to his local dealer and go buy big power.....

us real gearheads like to mod.....that inclues aftermarket parts....the after market is not recgonized by manufacturers

ill happily mod my car as apposed to go and buy the power..thank you very much
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default

i do see your point and agree with you, but lets think about this.

if you put the same amount of money into the V8 that was put in the GP to get it to run 9s....oh my heavens.

the people that can afford those kinds of cars like to have lots of power in stock form, because they dont like the thought of modifying their cars..im reminded of a story:

an older businessman pulled into our parking lot at work and was showing off his C5 Vette to one of my coworkers, it was beautiful, deep blue with red stripes, he had it all shined up, said he was getting ready to take it to a car show...he popped the hood and i glanced under and said "what? its still stock?" kinda givin him a hard time. he came back with "hell i can barely keep traction now, why modify it?"

there isnt really a good answer to your question though, cars that are fast in stock form seem to get more respect than cars that are modified to be fast....i guess because their owners had to "make" them fast.
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

youi have to keep in mind, that the manufacturers could probably get 700HP out of a 6.1 rather easily, but they wont for the same reasons a S2 L67 is only 240hp, RELIABILITY. if the hemi had 700hp it wouldnt be nearly as reliable of an engine, that would be subject to more under warranty repairs. besides, a 700hp engine wont get 20mpg

bnesides, how many cars are there out there that pust the 500hp mark. so yes, in stock form 400+ is impressive, especially in a huge sedan
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
fantastic88 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
....i guess because their owners had to "make" them fast.
That to me is a more respectable circumstance than just buying a $40,000 car with a 6.1L V8. My car with: 1:9 rockers, intercooler, headers, FWI, DHP, exaust, and a 2.7" pulley that runs 12.7'* would deserve more respect than a stock 12.7 SRT-8 in my mind.
fantastic88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fantastic88
Quote:
....i guess because their owners had to "make" them fast.
That to me is a more respectable circumstance than just buying a $40,000 car with a 6.1L V8. My car with: 1:9 rockers, intercooler, headers, FWI, DHP, exaust, and a 2.7" pulley that runs 12.7'* would deserve more respect than a stock 12.7 SRT-8 in my mind.

Can we get an AMEN,brother!!!!!!!!

There is something about seeing the fruits of your labor than the fruits of your money!!!!!!
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 10:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Would you rather pay insurance on a 425hp car or a 700hp car? Insurance purposes. But 425 is pretty good for a new car.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 11:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,539
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Puddy46 is on a distinguished road
Default

Versus a modded car such as ours, not so much, but the fact that an American company is willing to put a vehicle such as this on the market does impress me. 15 years ago that car would have simply been a dream.
Puddy46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2005, 11:06 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elberton, GA
Posts: 5,242
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ga93sle is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine'* not modded, so I'm still wishing for 425.
ga93sle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2005, 01:21 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Climax Springs, Missouri
Posts: 2,493
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LittleHoov is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fantastic88
Quote:
....i guess because their owners had to "make" them fast.
That to me is a more respectable circumstance than just buying a $40,000 car with a 6.1L V8. My car with: 1:9 rockers, intercooler, headers, FWI, DHP, exaust, and a 2.7" pulley that runs 12.7'* would deserve more respect than a stock 12.7 SRT-8 in my mind.
well definetely, i meant in terms of the casual observer, a stock 400hp car gets more respect than a modded one...

if you had a stock SRT-8 and 8-Ball sittin next to each other...which one would most people drool over more? now most people here would go with the ol 8-bal, but im talkin your average Joe who doesnt know that the stock-looking Bonneville is a pavement ripping machine.
LittleHoov is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does 7th Gen Impalas Get Shitty Gas Mileage?, Mine Does, Its Annoying! - 05 9C1 GM-Ryder Chevrolet 17 08-09-2016 06:05 PM
You know you a Geek when you watch stuff like this... bandit Lounge 1 09-04-2006 12:25 AM
What does 150+ beers and a little free time get you? SSEi95 General GM Chat 10 05-08-2005 06:11 PM
You can pick you friends, you can pick your nose.... MOS95B Lounge 5 03-28-2004 04:46 AM
Bonneville Owners: Does This Describe You? DrJay General GM Chat 18 06-16-2003 02:50 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.