07-19-2011, 10:30 AM
Ok guys, so being a new vert owner im wondering what kind of disadvantage i am truly at on the street. Lets consider my car, an 03 cobra. The coupes weigh in at 3665 lbs, while the verts are an even porkier 3780. So lets say two cobras, one being a coupe and one being a vert, decide to line it up on the street, and do like a 40-140 run. Considering both cars have very similar setups (ie same size upper pulleys, exhaust, intake, sfc's, same tire setup, etc.) and equal drivers how much of a disadvantage does the extra weight and aerodynamics of the vert (with top up) have? Are we talking 1 car? 2 cars? 3 cars? Is it more of a drivers race or an easy win for the coupe?