Mustang GT350 Forums banner
1 - 20 of 23 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So my wife & I were coming back from shopping today and as we were pulling up to a red light I noticed a late-model Camaro SS move from the lane behind me over to the left lane to pull up to the light. This was the last intersection before a nice 1-mile straight, 3 lanes that climb up a hill. Quickly switched her into sport mode and we were both off. It was no contest, I walked away easily. Assuming it was probably about a 2016 SS I looked it up and it claims 455hp. No wonder...
BTW my wife was screaming SLOW DOWN! she didn't even know the Camaro was in my blind spot and then rear-view mirror :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
502 Posts
Lol, my wife won’t even go with me. My neighbor had a SS and he said our car would have shut him down. Good job, long live the GT350!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I don't race, but I can't count the number of times I have Camaros, Challengers, and even other Mustang GTs pulling next to me just trying to race. On the flip side, I love all of the American Muscle Cars. When you have these Shelbys, they are a magnet for people wanting to race you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
We had a mother and child killed around here by some street racers. As you might expect, there's a major crackdown, which I support. Public streets are no place for racing.

That said, I don't want to get done for racing by an overzealous officer just because of what I drive. I might accelerate vigorously, but I shut it down near the speed limit, and if there's an officer around, I'm deliberately going to be the last one off the line, and take it chill.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Public streets are no place for racing. I might accelerate vigorously, but I shut it down near the speed limit.
I choose my spots to open up the car where it doesn't put others in danger. If you read my post I stated "This was the last intersection before a nice 1-mile straight, 3 lanes that climb up a hill," and there were no cars in any of the 3 lanes ahead of us, this is why we chose to go head-to-head at this moment. 1) it sounds to me like you bought the wrong car. 2) if this type of a post isn't for you then move on to the next thread, but don't preach to me on here.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
178 Posts
I hate to sound like a party pooper, but I agree with extrachrispy. Texas, or at least San Antonio, racing is an arrestable offense. Plus they impound your car, No Thanks! An Audi and an Infiniti were racing at 8AM, and wrecked into a coworker, who is now dealing with life changing injuries. Still waiting to get it to the track. Be careful, With Great Speed, comes Great Responsibility! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I choose my spots to open up the car where it doesn't put others in danger. If you read my post I stated "This was the last intersection before a nice 1-mile straight, 3 lanes that climb up a hill," and there were no cars in any of the 3 lanes ahead of us, this is why we chose to go head-to-head at this moment. 1) it sounds to me like you bought the wrong car. 2) if this type of a post isn't for you then move on to the next thread, but don't preach to me on here.
I don't think extrachrispy was trying to preach you, but I can see how it could be interpreted.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
I choose my spots to open up the car where it doesn't put others in danger. If you read my post I stated "This was the last intersection before a nice 1-mile straight, 3 lanes that climb up a hill," and there were no cars in any of the 3 lanes ahead of us, this is why we chose to go head-to-head at this moment. 1) it sounds to me like you bought the wrong car. 2) if this type of a post isn't for you then move on to the next thread, but don't preach to me on here.
Butthurt much?

Any gomer can mash the pedal and go fast in a straight line. I bought this car to gobble up winding backroads and to enjoy the occasional track day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Butthurt much?Any gomer can mash the pedal and go fast in a straight line. I bought this car to gobble up winding backroads and to enjoy the occasional track day.
so you choosing to open up a 526hp car on winding public roads is ok, but me oping it up on a straight road up hill with no intersections or cross streets is not.
you sound pretty self righteous to me. Keep your opinion to yourself grandpa.
As for your track reference, I've done over a hundred trackdays and 42 actual track races in the last 6yrs and I'm doing 27 trackdays this year, I not one to throw out my resume but you seem to need to hear it.
F-off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
so you choosing to open up a 526hp car on winding public roads is ok, but me oping it up on a straight road up hill with no intersections or cross streets is not.
you sound pretty self righteous to me. Keep your opinion to yourself grandpa.
As for your track reference, I've done over a hundred trackdays and 42 actual track races in the last 6yrs and I'm doing 27 trackdays this year, I not one to throw out my resume but you seem to need to hear it.
F-off.
Arm Muscle Human Sleeve Gesture

Still butthurt? Check.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
229 Posts
So my wife & I were coming back from shopping today and as we were pulling up to a red light I noticed a late-model Camaro SS move from the lane behind me over to the left lane to pull up to the light. This was the last intersection before a nice 1-mile straight, 3 lanes that climb up a hill. Quickly switched her into sport mode and we were both off. It was no contest, I walked away easily. Assuming it was probably about a 2016 SS I looked it up and it claims 455hp. No wonder...
BTW my wife was screaming SLOW DOWN! she didn't even know the Camaro was in my blind spot and then rear-view mirror :rolleyes:
Amazing how these cars attract people who just want to get beaten by a Mustang. I'm constantly being challenged by someone and it's hard to not accept. Being beaten by a woman makes it all that much worse. :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
38 Posts
Me: 2016 White w/blue, Tech pack with added track pack spoiler and tranny cooler.

Him: 2017 black Camaro SS

While enjoying a track day at NCM last month this SS tried to keep up with me and ended up overheating his brakes, boiling the brake fluid, and spending the next hour cooling down and bleeding his brakes...

I'm off to VIR next month...wish me luck on that mile long straight!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
I don't post here much, actually at all. I read what I need and get the info I want. I am actually interested in (possibly) getting the gt 500. Yep, more horsepower that I cannot possibly take advantage of but nice to know it is there!!
I get your points, streets being wrong place to jet and yet when its obviously safe, give a little go pedal and enjoy. It is a touchy subject for sure. I had a 427 Cobra replica roadster that had more interest from other cars than if I was the mayor! Always had the testers on my butt.....from those little whiny WRX's with their canned exhaust to legitimate 'almost cars'. I even got occassional soccer mom cars giving those little gerbals a massive overload on their feet!!
Everyone wants to see the fast cars go fast......but the smart driver knows the time and place. We respect the roads as well as our cars. I totally get Extrachripy's point. No respect , no logic = no good. But I also appreciate 172's point.
There are places to drive more spirited, and we look for them. Cannot hit the tracks every day so we search for the 'safest' roads we can find. I could blow the wheels off most everything that came along side of me. Some knew and others had no idea. They soon got educated, but never did I prove a point by endangering anyone else, so at times I just had to grin and shake my head and as they sped off thinking they just scared off a Cobra little did they know what they were dealing with. I love our GT 350's and I bought it for the same reasons as most of us. No, can't show the true car in most cases but when the situation permits........it's a hell of a blast.
Just my opinion.
fred
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
The best part of this story was the fugly camaro getting smaller in the mirror and not having to see it's box shaped uglyness any longer lol. I've tried to look at the car from every possible angle to find some redeeming quality when it comes to it's exterior...I haven't found one yet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
255 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
The best part of this story was the fugly camaro getting smaller in the mirror and not having to see it's box shaped uglyness any longer lol. I've tried to look at the car from every possible angle to find some redeeming quality when it comes to it's exterior...I haven't found one yet.
yeah I've thought the same thing. To me the worst part of the Camaro lines is the side view, the narrow door window hit has.
How can you rest your arm on the door/hand on the door/roof in that car? Strange lines.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
I don't post here much, actually at all. I read what I need and get the info I want. I am actually interested in (possibly) getting the gt 500. Yep, more horsepower that I cannot possibly take advantage of but nice to know it is there!!
I get your points, streets being wrong place to jet and yet when its obviously safe, give a little go pedal and enjoy. It is a touchy subject for sure. I had a 427 Cobra replica roadster that had more interest from other cars than if I was the mayor! Always had the testers on my butt.....from those little whiny WRX's with their canned exhaust to legitimate 'almost cars'. I even got occassional soccer mom cars giving those little gerbals a massive overload on their feet!!
Everyone wants to see the fast cars go fast......but the smart driver knows the time and place. We respect the roads as well as our cars. I totally get Extrachripy's point. No respect , no logic = no good. But I also appreciate 172's point.
There are places to drive more spirited, and we look for them. Cannot hit the tracks every day so we search for the 'safest' roads we can find. I could blow the wheels off most everything that came along side of me. Some knew and others had no idea. They soon got educated, but never did I prove a point by endangering anyone else, so at times I just had to grin and shake my head and as they sped off thinking they just scared off a Cobra little did they know what they were dealing with. I love our GT 350's and I bought it for the same reasons as most of us. No, can't show the true car in most cases but when the situation permits........it's a hell of a blast.
Just my opinion.
fred
I have the same thoughts and feelings. You hit all the points. I cruise with my Shelby weekly and just cruising with the crowds on the freeway to enjoy the voodoo music. I don't know how many times.... and i mean times... and it is somewhat annoying that sooooo many of these tuners Subarus, bmws, hondas (yes Hondas) drive next to me just to rev and accelerate and then slow down and rev and then accelerates.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
123 Posts
Sometimes the kids in the fart can imports just want to get close enough just to hear the engine. Its not always to race.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
229 Posts
Sometimes the kids in the fart can imports just want to get close enough just to hear the engine. Its not always to race.
Don't blame them, there's nothing like the sound of American muscle. I frequently have a tomato canned Honda trying me no matter which Mustang I'm in, but never the same one twice. :cool:
 
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top