Originally Posted by Jem#5150
i dare you to put one of those to race against a '73 T/A or any mustang or camaro for that matter. big wings, stickers, and mufflers that make the car sound like a fly do not make it faster. sorry, i really do hatae "tricked out" imports with an undying passion. I think the challenger you saw may have been a test car. did it have a bra on it or anything of the sort? it does look aggressive and quite promising. ford, chevy, and dodge are hopefully gonna get rid of those crackerboxes on the streets once and for all. anyway, my rant..... take in as needed or wanted.
Unless the "race" you are talking about is a straight 1/4 mile, the old muscle cars cant really hold a candle against any modern jap or euro sporty car.
Even the modern muscle cars handle horribly (at least the previus stang and camaro).
I used to have a mustang when I lived in Mexico (it wasn't the current model, but the previus one). I loved the sound of the engine, it was very durable, but it was A LOT slower than nissan skyline GTR or an Impreza WRX, Evo, 350Z, etc, etc, etc. Now, if you add curves to the "race track"..... well the damn thing just couldnt make a turn.
That said, I love the new mustang and the new Camaro. I love the interior an the exterior of both cars, I love the way the engine sounds, and I love how durable they seem (this coments aplly to the stang since I havent seen the camaro in person). The Dodge lacks in the design area IMHO.
But, make no mistake, on anything different than a drag race, a decent euro or jap import will smoke them (at least from the expierence I had with the previus stang and camaro, may be, hopefully, this new muscle car can actually make a turn).
Since Im not entering any race track, if I planned to get a new car (and was still in Mexico) Id take the mustang