2018 V-8 Muscle Car Challenge Handling
2018 V-8 Muscle Car Challenge Handling – it’s not like the old days where all themuscle car had to do is accelerate quickly in a straight line today’s muscle cars also have to handleand break well so we’re at a racetrack in Phoenix with motor week for the 2016 cars. muscle car challenge the contestants are the chevrolet camaroSS the dodge challenger r/t scat pack and the ford mustang GT let’s see how they do what I reallyliked about the camaro is that it does just about everything well it’sextremely fast it’s really well balanced and handles well it’s comfortable.
forsomebody my size I’m able to drive around this track really so we weren’t really keeping lap timeshere but the camaro SS was by far the fastest on the track didn’t see no matter who was driving itthey were gaining on whatever cars in front of them almost all day long sound great shifter works great with theroad match feature it’s just a great car on track I thinkthere are two performance shortcomings in the camaro SS one is the breaking itstops the car and it does it in pretty short order but the pedal is mushy it’s not linearand
that doesn’t give you a lot of confidence on the track and the otherperformance short coming is visibility it’s not just an issue out on the streetwhere there are other cars that a pillars are in front of you and becausethere’s so little headroom especially if you have a helmet on you are sittingsolo if you can fit all that you are looking at the fattest part of the apillars and the gauge hoods are kind of creeping up into your line of sight andattract that had more elevation changes than this one i think i would.
probablybe driving very slow in the camaro what I don’t like about the camaro SS isthat there’s not one in my garage you know I feel a kind of kinship withthe Challenger it’s big its bold it’s going to be a little bit slower thansome of its peers but you really can’t help but love the thing it is sounabashedly retro and everything that looks the way it sounds looking at theshaker hood out there as you’re rubbing it up it really is just a throwback experiencebut if that’s what you’re looking for it’s absolutely perfect what I reallylike about the Challenger r/t scat pack is that it has a longer wheelbase thanthe other cars and when it starts to slide around extremely
controllable andit slides around frequently because those skinny tires just want to inknight when the car launches off the corner things that make the challenge of greaton the street don’t really translate to the track very well it’s a verycomfortable car to drive but then when you get the corners there’s a lot of role to it just feelsbig and soft compared to the other cars the shifter has a good feel but thethrows are a little bit long it’s a little bit hard to shift quickly andeven though the brakes are remarkably good at stopping
the car on the streetinto an extent on the track they did soften up on us here in a waythat again competitors did not yeah so the best thing about the Mustang itmay have the least horsepower but it lets you use all of it coming out of thecorner and things squats down takes off get you down the street Perry gets inthe corners does very well through there – it feels very nimble to roll much andit’s kind of great shifter for getting through the gears the Mustang reallycomes into its own on the track it’s a little soft off the line out onthe street but here on the track you keep it running you keep in that sweet spot and it’sterrific the handling is very good a little bit looser a little bit
moresliding than say the camaro but i actually find that to be kind of fun there’s one big thing that I don’t likeabout the Mustang let me tell you about the recaro seats I hate the recaros you hate the recaroseats they are extremely uncomfortable they’renot adjustable enough it’s not even so much a matter of withand bolstering its the seat bottom that isn’t adjustable enough up and down andtilt wise and so you’re not really in a comfortable position in the car ever you know I’ve racked my brain thinkingwhat did not like about this car and there’s really not a whole lot on thestreet is a completely different set of issues but on
the track and just foundmyself really enjoying driving the mustang maybe just the fact that youknow it’s it’s not all about going fast you know I would have liked a littlemore overall grip a little bit more confidence turning into a corner that the camarohad the camaro was just the beast out there but this was still a totallyproficient and at home out here so there you have it for more details onhow these cars did on the track and who came out on top in the competition go tocars.