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01 Cobra vs 06 GTO

Discussion in 'Road Kill Drive-Thru' started by NoahConstrictor, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. NoahConstrictor

    NoahConstrictor Member Established Member

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    On the way the freeway yesterday evening, running about 75 mph in my cobra, and a red GTO comes flying up behind me. The cobra is a few hundred miles into it’s second oil change post engine rebuild and this is the first chance I’ve had to really push it. Full exhaust/bolt on, 10:1 comp, tune, etc, stock gears. I waited for traffic to clear and got over one lane and he gave me a good old fashioned ricer fly by. I laid into it through third, and was within a couple car lengths before shifting into fourth. I pulled the nose past him at 140 mph, and decided that was all I needed and slowed down. He never let off and I’ll assume he was in the neighborhood of 160 mph when I lost sight of him. I’m guessing I’m probably at or around 330whp, so is it safe to assume the Pontiac was stock short of exhaust? I’d imagine he still had a small power advantage, but is at least 500 lbs heavier.
     
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    4VandHemiKiller Member Established Member

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  3. 2KBlackGT

    2KBlackGT The Man, Myth, The Legend Established Member

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    Good kill and I'd guess he was stock.
     
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    greenscobie86 Active Member Established Member

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    Nice work. I ran a stock auto LS2 GTO with 2 kids in it with my old 96 Cobra 'vert. My car had stock gears and a few bolt ons. I walked away a few times on a 40 roll but everytime we would go higher than 60 he would pull ahead. I believe your story! :)

    My car dynoed 270whp/270wtq btw
     
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  5. NoahConstrictor

    NoahConstrictor Member Established Member

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    thanks guys. had fun. I don't know near as much about the GTO's, but I know the LS2 isn't a slouch. I'd assume he was also an auto.
     
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    OneSlowV Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Stock autos are slow . 6spd would of gave you the gap good kill though .


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  7. Grant Theft Auto

    Grant Theft Auto I hit deer. Established Member

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    Not bashing OP but it amazes me people consider GTO’s quick...

    A Auto LS2 05/06 Goat is a mid to high 13 sec car...

    Realistically when has anyone ever seen a fast GTO of that body style?

    All the ones I’ve seen that make good power can’t get out of the low 11’s/high 10’s lol that platform is trash
     
  8. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    Back in thier day they were lol

    Now not so much...cool cars though, I'd love to find a M6 GTO for a daily

    Yes I have seen a few fast GTO of that body style...one had a single turbo 408 and the other was a bottle fed 383 with all the other goodies
     
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    csvt98 Road Course Ringer Established Member

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    I hung with one in my old NPI 3.73 geared 2v. A4 LS2 GTO's were really slow for what they were in my opinion.
     
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    Glad someone said it. Everyone on this forum seems to think those cars are crazy fast and theyre just straight up not.
     
  11. Mike Morris

    Mike Morris Member Established Member

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    I seen LS2 auto Goats go mid 13s here at about 105ish. Not bad. OP get some gears in that car!!
     
  12. NoahConstrictor

    NoahConstrictor Member Established Member

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    I wouldn't necessarily consider an 01 cobra all that fast either, so comparatively, it's a pretty quick car. Especially considering it wasn't from a dig.
    I'd like to go ahead and put 4.10's in the car, but I'm not certain that I'd stick with that once it's boosted.
     
  13. FourSixPony

    FourSixPony Suck my Snake Established Member

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    I ran a 5.7 when I had my 99 Cobra with full bolt ons and 3.73s, no idea what he had done to his car but we were dead nuts even.
     
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    Rambro Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Keep in mind that most modern auto cars really wake up with a tune. Lots of torque management in the LS cars with the factory tune.
     

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