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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 09:51 AM
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727 hp is impressive and stomps the Hellcat into the ground. If the C8 can beat that then it'll take the crown as the most powerful car in its segment.
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But the Roush Mustangs aren't produced like that from factory. You have to buy the corresponding kit to be installed and give it to the dealer for installation. The Hellcats come with 707hp from factory as is.
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That means the LT5 need to have at least 707 out of factory and maybe even more to be competitive. Not just a few ponies more, but substantially more horsepower to dwarf the competitors.
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Lol I just keep thinking when the line will be drawn. Even if the C8 comes out with 750hp, someone else is going to want to up it and reach 800hp, and then what ?

Nonetheless, I'm really hoping it'll come out with over 710hp. But we also have to take into consideration power to weight and how much it'll really need.
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That's the thing. The Hellcats are boats. Period. The C8 ZR1 will be a lot more aerodynamic, lighter (hopefully) and if it boasts anywhere close to the same power as the Hellcats, it's a shoe-in.

As for lines being drawn... That is up in the air in my books lol

It really comes down to value and who's willing to pay for what.
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Value is true.. the pricing is only going to hike as power hikes as well. Then it comes down to who's really buying it.
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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 01:42 PM
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That's the thing. The Hellcats are boats. Period. The C8 ZR1 will be a lot more aerodynamic, lighter (hopefully) and if it boasts anywhere close to the same power as the Hellcats, it's a shoe-in.

That's what I was thinking, due to all the technicals they can't be batched together, however when you look at all the fast American cars to choose from, that's where batching begins since often that happens, people start with the whole question of "whats the most bada** american performance car I can buy right now"
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That question never really has a proper answer. It all comes down to how much you want to spend. Even at that, All of these badass american cars are pushing out 500-700hp but some of the 550ish hp cars are outperforming the 700hp cars. It really comes down to what you can handle and what you can drive. The amount of people that wiped out Hellcats already because they think they can drive is hilarious.
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People batch for the wrong reasons though, especially when it comes to American cars. Understandably, yes, they're American and have high horsepower and torque figures. BUT the line gets drawn when you have to compare things like a Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger against cars like the Viper, Corvette, Ford GT. In a straight line, they may be comparable. Other than that, nothing at all is comparable.
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People batch for the wrong reasons though, especially when it comes to American cars. Understandably, yes, they're American and have high horsepower and torque figures. BUT the line gets drawn when you have to compare things like a Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger against cars like the Viper, Corvette, Ford GT. In a straight line, they may be comparable. Other than that, nothing at all is comparable.
The only time those cross is when someone is looking at a high spec GT350 or some high spec Camaro with the intention of doing high dollar high impactful modifications to them and there's no doubt those two have great potential for that.

But for the most part the Viper and Ford GT aren't in the picture, it's everything else and the Corvette.
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