Originally Posted by overlanding
You're talking about corvettes, range rovers and the SRT. All I did was compare two American SUVs of similar weight with the same hp. The guy I commented was talking about eating an acura MDX, so I mentioned a few that are faster and suddenly that's a problem. Having owned a 2012 GC hemi, explorer sport and the MDX I do know that a 2011-13 hemi GC isn't faster than the MDX.
My point is, no one had a problem with a GC beating a different SUV and I point out a more so similar SUV and suddenly I'm wrong and people are throwing digs. Ironic.
Back when I was hooning around on the street, we had a saying "Anything can happen on the street".
Well, it's true. I remember numerous races I had (in my past, mind you...) where the other guy got a slight hit, or I was in a gear too high by maybe 800rpm, or any number of things that you wouldn't think would matter. It does. Hugely.
I raced a 2002 Mustang GT in my 2001 WS.6 one time. WE rolled onto it after a corner, and he kept up pretty darn good!
I was stunned and sad.
Anyway, we lined them up again and hit it on his honk, both of us in our preferred gears, and by 100, I had left him by 2 buslengths. A raging stomping for which he made no excuse.
What I'm trying to say is that instrumented testing doesn't mean crap on the street often times, so yes, I think that the poster who said they beat an MDX really did do so, it really was racing, and it really was as bad as he says. Maybe the MDX was in a really crappy spot rpm/gear-wise? Maybe the traction control cut the guy. Maybe...
On the street anything is possible.