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Old 08-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Race Mustang vs Drift Mustang: Which is Faster?

Here's something I haven't seen before. Two Mustangs, one set up for drifting, the other tuned for the track, lapping a circuit at the same time. Both feature champion drivers--Formula D ace Vaughn Gittin Jr and 3-Time NASA National Champion Chris Cobetto, respectively--behind the wheel, so the friendly face-off should highlight the car's strengths. Without wanting to give too much away, this battle didn't turn out exactly the way I thought it would....

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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"Battle" ??

"we didnt do times or anything we just wanted to"....

...waste your time showing you a race car sitting behind a really popular mustang guy making lots of noise and smoke.


What was the point here again?

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Anyone else waiting for them to line back up for the real run?

I think drifting as vehicular art is awesome, but a pro road course driver in my car could beat him drifting.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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Time them, and the race car will win. Put them in a lapped race, and the drifter will win as long as they can keep traction and "block" from the front. Was a cool comparison, but not a realistic one.
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Time them, and the race car will win. Put them in a lapped race, and the drifter will win as long as they can keep traction and "block" from the front. Was a cool comparison, but not a realistic one.
That's provided the race car doesn't just beat the drifter to the first corner, then it's over before it starts. You can't block from behind...
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
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Hype sells
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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That's provided the race car doesn't just beat the drifter to the first corner, then it's over before it starts. You can't block from behind...
What he said.....
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:45 AM   #8
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GM is always "making claims". Too bad many of them don't seem to be independently reproducable.
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Honestly, I think this was more for entertainment. It was a cool watch, but I would like to reverse the roles and see what happens. Some of us know better.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #10
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Great idea, fun to watch
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