Good fun in the goat last night. Viper, Porsche content +

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Good fun in the goat last night. Viper, Porsche content +

Post by AHTOXA » Sun May 23, 2010 11:45 am

I was coming back from Indiana last night around 8pm or so. I'm cruising on I294 MMOB when a new Viper SRT pulls up. We cruise together for a few miles getting around traffic but nothing to it, really. I had an opening in traffic one, got by and he was left behind. A minute later he comes roaring to my side and slows. I drop a few gears and get on it - just for fun. We both go hard hitting 140+ mph.

There was a group of 3 SRT4's cruising down the highway with a ricer following then and an EvoVIII. Me and the Viper slowed down to get by them and were doing maybe 75. I see one SRT4 jump and take off. Viper's not having any and blows his doors off the same second with me in tow (albeit slower). I see SRT4 drop back and shut it down. All of the sudden as we slow down a bit, from that group I see a car break out and gain fast. When the car was getting close the Viper driver must have seen it and stepped on it. I'm sitting there full-throttle and choking on his fumes as he's pulling away. Turns out a moment later that the car that was chasing us is an EvoVIII. The three of us did a good, quick run to some severely illegal speeds as the highways were generally open and this stretch of the freeway does not have exits or entrances for 10 miles or more.

After we had to slow and clear another pocket of traffic the Evo pulls up next to me and wants to do a 40 mph pull. He's got a passenger and so do I. We slow to 40, I drop to second gear and wait the honk-off. Blast off! Wound out second, barked into 3rd and the EVO is leaving me! We did the 40-140 pull and at the end when we shut down he had about 1.5 to 2 cars on me. We pulled next to each other, gave each other a thumbs-up and he went his way. Don't know about his mods but surely not stock. A stock Evo wouldn't pull away from me.

The Viper guy finds me again and we keep a fast pace. We were doing around 120 when we blew by a Porsche 911 turbo (996). While we didn't race, the Porsche caught up fast and I was delighted to be running triple digits speeds with an SRT-10 and a 911 twin.

The Viper gave me a thumbs up a few miles later on left the highway as well as the Porsche but I didn't see the driver of the later.

I kept cruising for a while until my exit cooling my heels.


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- cam work
- LTs
- headers
- cutouts
- blower

Done.


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Post by FDSpirit » Sun May 23, 2010 11:52 am

Man, that sounded like you had a blast! :P . How was the adrenaline rush? I know I'd be shaking and I would have sweaty palms for sure, with that nice smirk on my face after something like that.
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Post by AHTOXA » Sun May 23, 2010 12:03 pm

Adrenaline rush was there, but no shakes or what not.

I gotta say, the goat is stable at high speed, which is rather surprising as it's not a sports car but a muscle car with fairly soft suspension - especially in the back.

Hard to say with certainty, but during one of the runs with the Viper I glanced down at the speedo and I was at 140 and we were still pulling. I think that we came close to 150. And if so, this is the fastest I have driven a car to date, any car.
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Post by theholycow » Sun May 23, 2010 12:51 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Shopping list:

- cam work
- LTs
- headers
- cutouts
- blower
- private course for going those speeds instead of public highways

Sounds like fun...and why wouldn't you expect the goat to be stable at high speeds? Weight is good for stability.
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Post by watkins » Sun May 23, 2010 10:12 pm

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Post by RITmusic2k » Mon May 24, 2010 2:01 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Adrenaline rush was there, but no shakes or what not.

I gotta say, the goat is stable at high speed, which is rather surprising as it's not a sports car but a muscle car with fairly soft suspension - especially in the back.
Good to hear that the car's solid and planted. Were there any curves in the highway that you had to negotiate?
Carmen behaves pretty damn well at those speeds, at least in a straight line. But lane changes or anything more than the sweepingest of sweeping curves are something wholly unsettling.

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Post by AHTOXA » Mon May 24, 2010 2:17 pm

No, I didn't take turns at those speeds. I wanted to make it to the meet this year, amongst other things.
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Post by LHOswald » Mon May 24, 2010 2:18 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:
AHTOXA wrote:Adrenaline rush was there, but no shakes or what not.

I gotta say, the goat is stable at high speed, which is rather surprising as it's not a sports car but a muscle car with fairly soft suspension - especially in the back.
Good to hear that the car's solid and planted. Were there any curves in the highway that you had to negotiate?
Carmen behaves pretty damn well at those speeds, at least in a straight line. But lane changes or anything more than the sweepingest of sweeping curves are something wholly unsettling.
they usually are unless your in an all wheel drive vehicle with good tires and you know what the hell your doing. lol
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Post by AHTOXA » Mon May 24, 2010 2:30 pm

How does AWD negate the centrifugal force during the turn and make it better? If anything, AWD is much more prone to undsrsteer in a turn and it can be harder to make the car rotate into the turn by modulating throttle.
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Post by LynnF1 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:20 pm

Had my '05 (quicksilver metallic w/ auto) up to 130-140 a couple of times - they're very solid cars.

(And let's be careful out there.) :)
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