I go racing with a bunch of Ford guys.
Guy one has a 01-02 Bullit. I'm not sure which year. He is trying to keep the car original so has only added an intake.
Guy two has a 94 5.0 GT. He has added a Cobra 5.0 from 1993 and it also has headers, exhaust, cold air intake, DR's, an MSD ignition and a tune.
Guy three has an 07 GT. He has 285 width 19 in tires. He has gone to 3.73 gears, an intake, exhaust and a tune. His car is an A5. It most closly matches my Camaro on the mod front.
Guy four has a 2003 Mach 1 with a manual. He has an exhaust, an intake and a tune.
My car is an 02 Z28. I haven't had the gears installed yet so I have stock 2.73's
. It has an intake, a catback and a Diablosport tune. I've got Nitto 555r DR's.
Especially guy 3, but all of them keep telling me that the next mod will be the one that catches my car.
Well we ran tonight. It was extremely hot and humid. A guy in a stock S197 A5 ran a 14.9 and a 15.1. A guy in a BMW 335i with a tune, a larger intercooler and an intake, all from Dinan, ran a 13.4.
I ran a 13.6 and a 13.4, the slower run was a just pull in through the gate and into the pit lanes and run, no lowering tire pressure and no cool off.
The Bullit and the 93 with the Cobra motor couldn't break into the 14's. The Mach ran a 13.7 and a 13.8. The S197 ran two 14.0's. An 03 Cobra that was not with the group ran a 13.3 and then ran a 13.5 and a 14.1 since it was so hot.
At what point do you give up and realize that new Ford technology, old Ford technology, and real old Ford technology can't match the LS1, even when it's a mod for mod match. The worst part is I get 21 around town and 28 highway and the S197 guy gets 17-19 in town and 23-25 highway.
Maybe the ECO-Boost V6 with 365 hp will finally be able to match the LS1 in a Mustang.
By the way, the times were real bad, but that's what happens when you have 87 degree heat and 93 percent humidty and poor air pressure. We had a DA of 3100 feet and we are just below 100'.