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Dislip2001

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105 posts

29 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
I met a guy the other day that had a shelby super snake it look such a beast , he told me there were only 3 super snakes in the country is that right was it that rare ?

roger1197

180 posts

82 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
talking out of his a*"e

Roo

8,076 posts

92 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
^^ hehe ^^

It's rare, but not that rare.

Any idea how many made it over Roger? I can think of three straight off the top of my head.

Dislip2001

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Ok what would be the quickest over a standing 1/4 mile my Tuscan or the mustang taking into consideration my Tuscan dosent even weigh a ton , power to weight and all that ?

roger1197

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
Roo said:
^^ hehe ^^

It's rare, but not that rare.

Any idea how many made it over Roger? I can think of three straight off the top of my head.
I know to five, the two MOCGB/S197 regulars & one Bill Shepherd Mustang had for sale a couple of years back in dark blue with satin black stripes which I missed by a smidgen then went missing, there's a red with black stripe kit in deepest South Wales belongs to a business acquaintance & likewise a Kona Blue in York, there must be more as these cars dont come here via the regular route

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vpr

1,780 posts

123 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
I had a grey car from new and a friend had a black car at the same time.

They is rare for sure cos they were too much dough.....wish I still had it though

Roo

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vpr said:
I had a grey car from new and a friend had a black car at the same time.

They is rare for sure cos they were too much dough.....wish I still had it though
Just been offered a 2009 605BHP one in grey with anthracite wheels and Kenwood stereo/sat nav if you're intersted.

It's another one I hadn't heard of before.

vpr

1,780 posts

123 months

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Tuesday 24th July 2012 quote quote all
You sure its not my old car?

Roo

8,076 posts

92 months

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Tuesday 24th July 2012 quote quote all
That's what I asked him. It's a one owner car that he brought in himself. Originally purchased in Ontario before being shipped off for the SS conversion.

PanzerCommander

3,577 posts

103 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
Dislip2001 said:
Ok what would be the quickest over a standing 1/4 mile my Tuscan or the mustang taking into consideration my Tuscan dosent even weigh a ton , power to weight and all that ?
From experience a 06 GT auto will take the Tuscan off the line due to the better traction and will be ahead up to around the 200ft point (assuming of course that it has the same suspension mods and ~15bhp remap (~315hp and around 1650kg with driver), and a crew chief that knows how to set the Mustang up that I do) and after that the Tuscan will start to creep away (as you say the advantageous power/weight) running in the low 13.2** area, the GT with the same mods as me running a 13.63. Though the tuscan has a couple of handycaps on the strip, one is the manual gearbox and two the car is not setup with the 1/4 mile in mind.

I would expect a bog stock GT500 to be well into the 12’s and a GT500SS to be into the 11’s provided the driver knows what they are doing with the manual transmission.

KevinA4quattro

6,084 posts

165 months

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Wednesday 25th July 2012 quote quote all
PC you really surprise me. A Tuscan runs 320-340 bhp and weighs in at sub 1200kg with driver. If suspension settings are correct there should not really be any traction issues to worry about. I would expect a Tuscan to be in the 12s as standard.

PanzerCommander

3,577 posts

103 months

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KevinA4quattro said:
PC you really surprise me. A Tuscan runs 320-340 bhp and weighs in at sub 1200kg with driver. If suspension settings are correct there should not really be any traction issues to worry about. I would expect a Tuscan to be in the 12s as standard.
Traction on a drag strip isn't as simple as that, there are lots of things to take into account such as; the amount of anti-squat built into the rear, whether or not it has IRS or SRA, tyre pressures, burnout or not, wheelspeed off the line (not wheelspin - thats bad).

It isn't a simple case of power/weight with getting a car to go quick down the drag strip. The way the car reacts to weight transfer has to be considered (anti-squat), as do the gear ratios, I know a Tuscan has a relatively high top speed but a Tremec T5 5 speed gearbox? are these gears evenly spaced? because I have four closely spaced gears in my 'Stang and a long overdrive, which helps. On a drag strip a manual gearbox is also a disadvantage. I dare say on the right day with the right settings it would be in the 12's and comfortably so. It has taken me and my crew cheif around 15 runs to get my car into the 13.6s bracket smile

These are the stats from a 54 plate Tuscan that was there when I was:

http://www.yorkdragway.org/results.pl?date=2012-05...

(n.b. if the 60ft time is over 3 seconds then it is the 0-60 time as the car was in the right hand lane)

For reference I have now run a 13.63@100.65mph (car D192).

They clearly show the power to weight advantage with the high terminal speeds, its 1/8 mile times are, looking at my fastest run from the 4th of June, almost as quick or as quick as mine. The Tuscan then makes up significant ground in the last 1/8th, my 60ft times are around 0.1 to 0.2 seconds quicker than his which no doubt helps.

KevinA4quattro

6,084 posts

165 months

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Thursday 26th July 2012 quote quote all
Thanks

Dislip2001

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105 posts

29 months

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Sunday 29th July 2012 quote quote all
So basically what you guys are saying all in all it would be bloody close and it all depends on the driver on the day ?

mrkipling

297 posts

141 months

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For reference mine is a regular GT500, it has a smaller S/C pulley & a re-tune, maybe 560 hp, it ran a 12.1 @ 118 on Saturday at Santa Pod on 30 profile street tyres. I have seen figures for a 725hp SS on slicks hitting 10.87 at over 130. However as stated , ultimately it comes down to the driver...

Hodger

8 posts

25 months

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Monday 6th August 2012 quote quote all
Had my super snake for 4years now still love driving it I think there are 6 in the Uk I think my SS is the only 725 bhp all the others being 600 bhp that was the only options in 2008 I vist the Shelby factory about 3times a year to see what is coming next If you get a SS now you can have 800 900 or 1000 bhp I can answer any questions you have on the Super snakes

Dislip2001

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105 posts

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Monday 6th August 2012 quote quote all
A 1000 bh ss that's in veyron terriotry what's it's 0-60 and top speed ?

PanzerCommander

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103 months

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Dislip2001 said:
A 1000 bh ss that's in veyron terriotry what's it's 0-60 and top speed ?
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2012-shelby-1000/

Dunno but it sounds fantastic cloud9

Hodger

8 posts

25 months

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I was in the shelby factory 4weeks ago and saw the new engine being built looks awesome figures should be out soon
google. shelbyamerican.com you should be able to follow the progess
I saw a 900 bhp SS on the dyno amazing sound I think that one is on youtube
price for the 1000 bhp is $154,995 for the upgrade + the base price for the car,over $200,000 Still alot cheaper than a veyron

Edited by Hodger on Monday 6th August 21:57

vescaegg

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