Was out on Rt 80 and a nut in a Shelby convertible was trying to bait me. I saw the snake on the front grill and Shelby on the left rear just below the tailight.Those things put down about 480 to the wheels and have superchargers. My Vette is putting down 360 to the wheels and weighs 3200Lbs.What is the quarter mile times on the Shelby?
W/ great driving, the GT500 has run low 12's. Mid 12's is the norm, though, and figure a few extra tenths for a 'Vert. But from a roll, he would've walked you.
There's a Shelby GT model, I don't think it carries the snake logo on the front. I also don't think they make the Shelby GT in a convertible. It sounds to me like you were being shadowed by the real deal, the GT500. That's the supercharged 5.4L with a rated 500hp. They put on the low side, 425 to the wheels, on the high side 445. The Vert is real heavy too, those things weigh over 4000, maybe as high as 4100 lbs.
I've seen them at the track and I haven't been impressed. You have to remember I'm in Florida. We get a lot of heat and humidity and that definately hurts the 5.4L cast iron block with a supercharger, they hold tons of heat. Most of the ones I've seen haven't been able to get into the 12's. When they do, it's a real high 12 second car and that's a coupe for sure. I only saw one guy in a vert GT500 st the strip. He made 2 passes that I saw, mid 80's and humid, the 1st pass was 13.5, the second was 13.6 and I think the mph were around 107, so the heat was getting the best of the cars. My stock 06 C6 with the A6 would beat up on them pretty easy.
With 360hp to the wheels, your a mid to low 12 second car. You probably run real close to the C5 Z06 guys. My guess, and this is only if he was stock, was that you would have killed him and then wondered if he really tried.
W/ 360 to the wheels, no way would he have 'killed' him. He may be a mid 12 sec car, but his HP deficit would put him at a disadvantage from a roll. He would've no doubt gave him a good run, and depending on drivng skill, maybe won, but it by no means have been a blowout.
Ford has a factory supercharger kit that you can purchase with the car. The warranty is still in effect with it. I've seen different numbers for it, from a low of 375 to a high of 500 hp for the kit. Ford Racing has the hp listed at 400 to 500 hp depending on the supercharger used the accesories you get with it.
If you compare it to a Roush Mustang with a supercharger, you are looking at a car that is a drivers race versus the GTO. If it's closer to the 500 hp version then it's probably going to beat you, but it still won't be an out of the ballpark race.
People that don't really know what their car has usually don't know how to drive them too. My guess is the driver mod is in your favor NJ. But with that said, I'd be very carefull of racing the village idiot too, if you know what I mean. Not worth messing your car up because he does something stupid.
Not to flame, but a stock GTO is not beating ANY supercharged S197 GT w/ equal driver's. Even the most modest kits put them in the 430rwhp ballpark..