Just posted this in the "Camaro mustang kills" thread but thought it fit here too. Happy hunting.
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so there i was..... lol TODAY! I finally got to run with a new Mustang which I have surely been hunting for since my last camaro snack in an earlier post on this thread. Real cool guy with an awesome car so this should be both informative and entertaining. First off we all need to make sure we all do our research and identify badges closely. The black 2011 Mustang California Special is a 5.0 with no 5.0 badges. It only says GT/CS in matte black which is hard to see at 60 so dont run around thinking you're about to dust off a V6 or something. All good, my spidey sense went off so i ensured to respect the competition. So as we got on it a lil' there was too much traffic. He rolled down the window and gave me some props on the 392 as he hadn't seen one before. I asked if he wanted to hit a backroad. He was cool with it. We finally caught a light and as we smashed it, this chick pulls out in front of him trying to beat her red light and he almost bit it. Very lucky us. We catch the next light and I got the jump of the line and I definitely got him. I got him by about a car link. We pulled over because we were both equally curious. That car is awesome top to bottom. I mean I still take the 92 any day because boy do i have WAAAAY more space and comfort. But I still dig it. I also saw that he was rockin' a CAI as well. So we chatted it up and as we rolled out and he asked for another shot. No prob. We do a rolling start at about 20-25 and boy did he dust me! (do keep in mind he had a stick i have an auto) but he whooped me anyway, no excuses. I would say a 3/4 car link and he def got the jump. We got to the next light and gave it one more go. This time I set my performance pages for the 1/4 mile time. I will let the video attached tell the rest, it was taken from his car and he was cool enough to send it to me. He did get the jump but the 92 came back strong. Head to Head at the end, 12.82 at 114mph. We both had a blast and pretty much went 1-1-1. So as someone mentioned earlier there is always factors like reaction and such. I had an auto with more power but heavier, he had a lighter stick with CAI. There will always be pros and cons. wish i had videos of all three but at least we got one (sorry for the quality). I know Im ordering a dash cam though!. The added torque did shine thru by the way. Need more of you to post your exploits or go have some!!
YouTube - 392 VS GT/CS 5.0
By the way I invited him to CF2 so we can get him on the track!