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Fast is all relative. My 1998 Ducati 748, will do 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds and the 1/4 mile in about 11 seconds and has a top speed of about 155 mph. When I am on the bike, it feels as fast. My 999 will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds and the 1/4 mile in about 10.5 seconds. Both bikes are slow by modern sport bike standards. But, I can’t tell that when I am on the gas. Same with my 6.1 Challenger.

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I guess maybe it's because I remember how slow cars got back in the late '70's, but a 13 second car that does 0-60 in about 5 seconds is not slow. We are so jaded now, if we were told in '79 that 30 years later the middle Challenger would have 370+ HP and run 13's off the showroom floor, we wouldn't have believed it.

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Its all relative. Who cares. Better question is how much horse power is enough for you.

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Dude, again with the dissertation lol I think its fast too...


I've had 47 cars of all kinds..and I am 63 years old so I know the "history" of fast. I was generally speaking of my definition of fast. My stick Scat will do 0-60 in 4.4 with granny launch on street tires.
Dissertation?

"Dude".......make a comment without some supporting evidence for context and you're just another person with an opinion that means little to anyone beyond you alone.
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Its all relative. Who cares. Better question is how much horse power is enough for you.
There you go...... that about sums it up. Each of us brings their own idea of what the car needs to have for it to meet our idea of the Challenger we want to own.

Chrysler sells a lot of 6 cylinder cars too. It wouldn't be something I'd ever buy but for a lot of people it's all they need or maybe it's an MPG priority they are after.

On the other end of the scale there are people who want to take their street car drag racing this person isn't likely to buy anything less than a super charged version of the car.
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I guess maybe it's because I remember how slow cars got back in the late '70's, but a 13 second car that does 0-60 in about 5 seconds is not slow. We are so jaded now, if we were told in '79 that 30 years later the middle Challenger would have 370+ HP and run 13's off the showroom floor, we wouldn't have believed it.
I think I'd have easily believed the power if not MORE power. 30 years is a LONG TIME to sort out the power/emissions problem car companies were facing at the time.

What I'd been far less likely to believe is found in the idea of a Retro Challenger available and maybe I shouldn't be so very surprised that we have the Corvette, Camaro, Mustang and Challenger still around. Corvette aside, the pony cars always were better than the Muscle cars in general and as a group the Baby Boomers are a huge demographic group. Today and for some time now we have had the lion's share of the nation's wealth. Small wonder the best cars of our youth are something GM, Ford and Chrysler still see as market worthy.

The millennial's are a HUGE group too and their influence is starting to edge us out. What comes next for cars and trucks or even just how transportation works in general probably looks very different.
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Dissertation?

"Dude".......make a comment without some supporting evidence for context and you're just another person with an opinion that means little to anyone beyond you alone.



Dude...or person that identifies with dude...

Supporting evidence for what? Evidence is not needed for what I said... and on top of that there is plenty of supporting out there already. You might be better off listening more and talking less. It's the internet dude...chill





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I think I'd have easily believed the power if not MORE power. 30 years is a LONG TIME to sort out the power/emissions problem car companies were facing at the time.

What I'd been far less likely to believe is found in the idea of a Retro Challenger available and maybe I shouldn't be so very surprised that we have the Corvette, Camaro, Mustang and Challenger still around. Corvette aside, the pony cars always were better than the Muscle cars in general and as a group the Baby Boomers are a huge demographic group. Today and for some time now we have had the lion's share of the nation's wealth. Small wonder the best cars of our youth are something GM, Ford and Chrysler still see as market worthy.

The millennial's are a HUGE group too and their influence is starting to edge us out. What comes next for cars and trucks or even just how transportation works in general probably looks very different.







wow another dissertation..
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