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Old 11-05-2005, 01:58 AM   #51
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Just read the Motortrend test of the Charger SRT-8 vs the GTO.
The Charger was a 5 speed automatic and the GTO was a 6 speed manual, so the GTO was slightly quicker, 4.7 vs 5.0 sec to 60. They are both mid 13 sec cars.

...but that darn Charger is Porky. Like 4300 lbs of Pork.
And we think our Bonne'* are over weight The GTO weighs about the same as our Bonne'*

I would still take the Charger
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If it were up to me, auto versus manny tranny between the SRT and the GTO, I'd take the manny tranny option. But thats just me
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The manual trani definitely would have its advantages over the automatic.
But look at the difference in weight between two cars that were within .2 in the quarter. 13.3 vs 13.5 both at 106 mph.

500 lbs

That coupled with the added disadvantage of the power robbing automatic should have made the Charger way slower.
425 hp may be underrated.
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Another nail in the GTO'* coffin is the lack of cargo volume.
Only 9 cubic feet vs the Charger'* 16

Ausie'* travel light I guess.
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Lucerne CXL V6 - Dark Garnet Red




I like something that I know and (as you all know) the 3.8 V6 is pretty much bullet proof. And I like the fact that the drivetrain is tried and true. I don't need the latest and greatest technologies in my car(although I might go for the in dash GPS).
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Late 70'* Nova, and an LS6+mods to drop in it.
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Late 70'* Nova, and an LS6+mods to drop in it.

I owned two 1967 Nova'* once (twice?), and I thought the 150 cu.in. straight 6 with the 2 speed powerglide was good enough in a car that was pretty light. I could not imagine what a small block V-8 with a 4-speed (manual) would be like, let alone putting in a Big Block. The Nova was not a very good handling car in its day. But if you were going STRAIGHT, not too much could touch it with the Big Gun under the hood.
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Paul, I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner......



Do what we've all wanted to do for so long.... keep the Bonneville, and spend your dollars on a RWD conversion. Take it to a good fab shop, and do a little groundbreaking metal work. It'* something I would love to do someday. What do you say? Heck, you could drop any engine/tranny combo into it!
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The manual trani definitely would have its advantages over the automatic.
But look at the difference in weight between two cars that were within .2 in the quarter. 13.3 vs 13.5 both at 106 mph.

500 lbs

That coupled with the added disadvantage of the power robbing automatic should have made the Charger way slower.
425 hp may be underrated.
Dont read to much into what the magazine says about track times,
Use the same driver in a GTO with an auto
than switch to the Charger and the GTO will still beat it HANDS DOWN !
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According to pontiac, the auto is quicker than the stick anyway. I haven't seen any tests of the auto, though.
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