Originally Posted by turtlerace
And the Boss is 380 torque @ 4500 and redlines 7500 with HP at 444.
On a track, spec #s don't mean as much as the intangibles. Have you ever seen a NASCAR ride drop a cylinder at a road track and burn up the track until the engine blows? Yep, has happened many times! The loss of peak power actually makes the car more capable on tracks like that. Too much torque is worse than not enough.
4 seconds is an *** whipping, straight up. It would be much more interesting if ALL models were track tested under similar conditions on a consistent track.
And did you really expect Chevy to do a heads up in which they lost??? O_o
Of course they wouldn't "match" anything up..they are well known for it in their advertising marketing schemes..O_o
Another thing they failed to put in the video..is the camaro they ran in the vid has no sound deadening in it..and alot of interior parts to shave weight,,,
But they ran the Boss 302 as is off the showroom floor....( it is already well known the Z28 they ran would not be even closely allowed to run in the race class the Boss was designed to run in)
It would more interesting if they ran more equaly class matched and priced vehicles..
As far as too much torque in track...false..that would be up to the driver if he used that available torque in an overkill situation....its all up how you USE or ABUSE it..and whats available when you NEED it...
I am more impressed with a 302 getting 444 HP than a 427 getting 505 HP..
71 HP more with a hand built engine with 125 more c.i's than a mass produced factory line engine....
I love the LS line of engines..but they are FAR from the "gods gift to hot rodders" engine line up most people put them out to be...
I grew up around dirt tracks and drag strips..and the general rule of thumb was ALWAYS..
You need HP for the quick run in a 1/4 mile..
You NEED torque in the long turning tracks and short dirt tracks..
I pretty much breathed the 1/4 mile growing up and in my 20's-30's( spent way too much crazy money on them all)
And my father and his best freind ran dirt tracks in delaware and Md..
The long stroke torque always prevailed on the dirt tracks and long tracks..just what i seen personaly..not an internet thing...
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