Dyno Guesses & Bench Racing Forum - 500whp fbody vs 650whp cobra vs 580whp GTO




Spiers
03-26-2009, 07:30 AM
How would a 500rwhp fbody do against these two cars assuming equal drivers?

a ~650rwhp 03 cobra
a ~580rwhp LS1 GTO


Irunelevens
03-26-2009, 09:54 AM
I'm going to venture a guess that it would get buttraped by either car. But setup has a lot to do with it, as well as what race it is. If the 500rwhp F-body is on bigs and little with good DRs and a big stall, and the other cars are on street tires and stock suspension setups, it could be ugly from a dig.

ponygt65
03-26-2009, 10:32 AM
I'm going to venture a guess that it would get buttraped by either car. But setup has a lot to do with it, as well as what race it is. If the 500rwhp F-body is on bigs and little with good DRs and a big stall, and the other cars are on street tires and stock suspension setups, it could be ugly from a dig.

+1

OP - for the most part, the fbod will virtually have no chance. The ONLY chance it will have is if it has a MUCH BETTER dig setup and that's where the run is. Other than that...kiss yo ass goddbye. :nod::chug:


Spiers
03-26-2009, 04:20 PM
Damn I was thinking the weight difference wouldve made it closer with the GTO

thunderstruck507
03-26-2009, 04:33 PM
its not that much heavier...maybe if you had about 40 more hp it might be close unless your car is pretty light

Texas Heat
03-26-2009, 04:59 PM
Damn I was thinking the weight difference wouldve made it closer with the GTO

LOL GTO's are not tanks man. There is about a 200 pound weight difference between my 06 GTO and my 99 Z28, that is nowhere near enough to make up for 80rwhp.

unit213
03-26-2009, 05:06 PM
I can speak for the Cobra...it would ass whoop the 500rwhp fbody. I'm assuming that the fbody in this scenario isn't a gutted out drag car that weighs 2,800lbs with a 'glide, 28" slicks, skinnies, a 5,000rpm stall converter, etc.

bravoboost
03-27-2009, 09:20 AM
how much hp does it take to make up 200lb difference.. in general

Irunelevens
03-27-2009, 11:25 AM
20-30hp.