|Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger Burnout Contest
Edmunds InsideLine recently gathered the 2011 Mustang GT, Camaro SS, and Challenger R/T for the soul purpose of finding out which was the burnout king, yes you read right, a burnout contest. The rules were simple, each car was allowed three passes and the one that did the longest burnout without using the brakes was declared the winner. The Challenger R/T was up first and on its second pass burned out for 109 feet, 10.5 inches. "With the help of those little, very hard tires and its deep 3.73 rear axle ratio, the Challenger laid down the longest 1st-gear stripe. It wasn't quite gutty enough to continue smoking in 2nd gear, but the Hemi pulled long enough for the oversize Challenger to go a blazing 109 feet, 10.5 inches without shifting. That has to count as some sort of conditional victory." Up next was the Mustang GT which did its longest burnout on the first run but was a disappointing 72 feet, 5.5 inches. "Make no mistake here: The new 5.0-liter V8 is a wonderful piece of engineering and likely the sweetest-driving V8 Ford has ever installed in a regular passenger car. But when it comes to infantile burnouts, it's weak sauce." Up last was the Camaro SS which smoked the tires for an incredible 210 feet, 1.5 inches. "Despite wearing the largest and stickiest tires of the three muscle cars (20-inch Pirelli P Zeros), the Camaro SS was the only car that continued to flambé its baloneys after the shift into 2nd gear."
Yes folks the Camaro won. Though, as cool as burnouts are, I'm not sure you really want your greatest victory to be the lack of traction. (snicker)
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