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This is a discussion on Late model 5.0 within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Was getting on the freeway the other day on a two-lane onramp and there was a new Mustang GT about ...

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    Senior Member Naaman's Avatar
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    98 Z28 Vert M6

    Late model 5.0

    Was getting on the freeway the other day on a two-lane onramp and there was a new Mustang GT about 1 and a half lengths ahead of me in the other lane. The driver directly in front of me was driving Miss Daisy, so I pulled around into the other lane behind the Mustang. Just as I did, the Mustang driver nailed the throttle. Since I was already overtaking Miss Daisy, I was at about half throttle, and I was curious if my car could keep up. So rolled on to WOT in 1st.

    At the very beginning, the Mustang opened the gap by about 1/100th of a car length (very small) and then the acceleration was even up to 3rd gear. I'm not certain, but I think my 2-3 shift (which was pretty smooth) may have opened the gap a little bit more. I don't know whether the Mustang was an auto or not, but I shifted twice, and was unable to hear where/when the Mustang shifted. When I shifted into 3rd, his rpms just kept climbing (so I'm assuming he was in 3rd before I was). I had to let off the gas at this point in order to make the upcoming merge safely.

    If we had started side by side, he probably would have won by a nose.
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    Way too many po-po out your way to play. I'd be driving Ms. Daisy myself.

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    Yeah, they've been out in droves lately.
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    It’s funny but I never get challenged by a Corvette, Mustang or Camaro. I figure most of the owners know that these 4th gens aren’t all that hard to make as fast or faster than their cars.
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    5.0's are piss slow, driven by sissy little nerds with inferior complexes, that got beat up a lot in high school. Nice kill.

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