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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbeckforever View Post
    I love me a clean Grand National. Ultimate sleeper car because honestly not alot of people know about them, especially the new generation of car enthusiasts. They look heavy, cumbersome, and brutish but they can be made stupid fast.

    My friend was in his WRX messing with people, hes kind of a stupid kid. Anyway, we were on state street which is a common "streetdrag" street (I DO NOT support "street racing" btw, and my friend knows it and will do it just to piss me off sometimes). Anway, he had beaten a few Civics and thought he was hot stuff. We pulled up next to a black GN with tinted windows. He was like "lets smoke this grandpa car!" I sat there quietly smiling, because I knew very well that it was not in fact a grandpa car.

    So light goes green, my friend stomps on it, and I don't even think the GN noticed us until we took off like that, and then the guy was like "oh no you dont" because suddenly our ears are popping from the sound of a wide open turbo V6 and the guy flies by like we were standing still. My friend yells WHOALY SH-! and I'm just sitting there laughing.
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    Yeah haha, not sure how much I contributed to this thread. I will say though, the Supra is still a beast of a platform, and I love the tail lights on those cars. Just too bad people over-hype it, making it out to be the end all of "tuner rocketz!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbeckforever View Post
    So light goes green, my friend stomps on it, and I don't even think the GN noticed us until we took off like that, and then the guy was like "oh no you dont" because suddenly our ears are popping from the sound of a wide open turbo V6 and the guy flies by like we were standing still. My friend yells WHOALY SH-! and I'm just sitting there laughing.
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    Never really fell for the "OMGSUPRA!!1!" thing. I respect that massive power could be made with bolt-on mods, but beyond that, I guess I would have wished for the MKIV to be a lighter, more sportscar-like creature. 3400 lbs, I think, by the time you got to the twin-turbo variant. For perspective, that's the same weight as the big 'ole Buick GN from the mid-'80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    For perspective, that's the same weight as the big 'ole Buick GN from the mid-'80's.

    ..or a STi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MainFrame View Post
    ..or a STi.
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    Are they actually over 3400? Wow. Somehow seems a little more acceptable for a sedan.
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    I had an 03 cobra convertable and it weighed in at 4200! I miss that thing...it was a 32 valve supercharged scream machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihatepoisonivy View Post
    I had an 03 cobra convertable and it weighed in at 4200! I miss that thing...it was a 32 valve supercharged scream machine!
    Unless you weigh in at 500lbs or have 500lbs of luggage, I don't see where you are getting your numbers.
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    Your right the cobra was still around 3700, I had it confused with my later SRT8 Charger, that I know weighed in heavy...

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    Supra motors have been implanted into many a fine drag car... usually in a tube chassis and competing against other imports.

    I was always an RX7 fan during the Supra's sale period. Of course, Wankels have a nasty tendency to blow up at 14k revs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Are they actually over 3400? Wow. Somehow seems a little more acceptable for a sedan.
    With an all wheel drive system and modern safety features I'd say that's not too bad. Lighter than lots of other sporty cars out there and they don't feel to heavy either on the butt dyno. Most modern cars are just plain porky. Growing up reading car mags/popular mechanics etc. I would have thought everything would be carbon fiber etc by now, especially now with the cost of gas, but it seems to me like manufactures would rather just make up for the bloated weight by adding more horsepower than to invest in lightweight tech. I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that the average car buyer will be more impressed by a higher HP number than a lower curb weight, even if the lighter car has a better power to weight ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilfluff View Post
    I desperately wanted to steal the powerplant from one and implant it into a S-10.
    Wouldn't that basically be a GMC syclone? GM actually did a really limited run of turbo Trans Ams with the 3.8 turbo from the GNX. They did 0-60 in 4.9 seconds.... in 1989 They cancelled it though, I'm sure because they realized it would decimate corvette sales. Back then the corvettes were around 5.7 to 0-60.
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    Different strokes...agreed that 3400 isn't terrible by modern standards, though it's just about my upper limit for anything sporty. My perspective on these things has gotten screw since my last car purchase.

    Quote Originally Posted by rexxx0486 View Post
    With an all wheel drive system and modern safety features I'd say that's not too bad. Lighter than lots of other sporty cars out there and they don't feel to heavy either on the butt dyno. Most modern cars are just plain porky. Growing up reading car mags/popular mechanics etc. I would have thought everything would be carbon fiber etc by now, especially now with the cost of gas, but it seems to me like manufactures would rather just make up for the bloated weight by adding more horsepower than to invest in lightweight tech. I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that the average car buyer will be more impressed by a higher HP number than a lower curb weight, even if the lighter car has a better power to weight ratio.
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    Gotta say the title of this thread cracks me up.
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