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    Default Cant wait for the new GT500

    This older GT500 VS Helcat. Just wait for the new 700HP.

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    Yep, the next GT500 should be great!

    That video in the link by Brooks with Demon vs. NSX is pretty cool. Not that surprised that NSX beat Demon from standing start, but that was an ass-kicking.
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    *edit- see below

    Yes, I am anxious, too, for more news about the new GT500!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vyprgt2 View Post
    Yep, the next GT500 should be great!

    That video in the link by Brooks with Demon vs. NSX is pretty cool. Not that surprised that NSX beat Demon from standing start, but that was an ass-kicking.
    I am a big fan of Brooks and the DragTimes videos. However, I have to say- the Demons shown around the 'net sure seem like a different car than the Demons I know. Driver familiarity with the car is key. I have a relatively "slow" home dragstrip, and even with DA in the 1000-2000 range, now that I am used to the car, I get consistent 10.0x's with a full-weight car (which would be in the 9.60-9.80's if I had a car equipped without the extra seats, leather, audio system, etc and was running with good DA). It is painful for Demon owners who regularly drag race their car to watch people (who always somehow end up all over the internet) do the Demon a gross disservice. I dunno, maybe there are some factory dogs out there, but I think it is mostly the operator. Especially if the driver isn't used to playing with a Demon on the street, they should be sure to stick with racing only at the dragstrip, where the Demon can better prove it's worth. Just my 2 cents.

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    Clint, I think the answer is simple. The Demon is old school and requires skill to drive well, whereas the NSX is a computerized car requiring less skill to drive well. When everyone pretends to be an expert, the real experts are hard to identify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinovac View Post
    Clint, I think the answer is simple. The Demon is old school and requires skill to drive well, whereas the NSX is a computerized car requiring less skill to drive well. When everyone pretends to be an expert, the real experts are hard to identify.

    Thanks Paul. Iím not particularly skilled, but I do have the seat-time that seems to be necessary to extract the potential from the car (along with some knowledge about proper rear tire pressure for the given tires and track conditions, choosing your battles carefully, not racing with the windows down, etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaGT View Post
    Thanks Paul. I’m not particularly skilled, but I do have the seat-time that seems to be necessary to extract the potential from the car (along with some knowledge about proper rear tire pressure for the given tires and track conditions, choosing your battles carefully, not racing with the windows down, etc).
    A GT showed up at our local Cars and Coffee with extended wheel studs, open lug nuts and race rubber. I hadn’t seen the car before nor met the owner. I spoke to the owner and we discussed his track experience. He told me the GT wasn’t nearly as fast on track as his Brand X supercar. I asked him if he compared them with the nannies off the Brand X car. When he said no, I politely suggested that perhaps it was him, and not the GT, that wasn’t nearly as fast. The point is that the new cars make everyone look good. The people with real talent can actually drive a car fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinovac View Post
    A GT showed up at our local Cars and Coffee with extended wheel studs, open lug nuts and race rubber. I hadnít seen the car before nor met the owner. I spoke to the owner and we discussed his track experience. He told me the GT wasnít nearly as fast on track as his Brand X supercar. I asked him if he compared them with the nannies off the Brand X car. When he said no, I politely suggested that perhaps it was him, and not the GT, that wasnít nearly as fast. The point is that the new cars make everyone look good. The people with real talent can actually drive a car fast.
    You lawyers are so good at diplomatically saying what the rest of us would love to be able to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DakotaGT View Post
    You lawyers are so good at diplomatically saying what the rest of us would love to be able to!
    I’m sure that was exactly what he was thinking. Lol

    Let’s be completely honest. Most modern high-performance cars are built for no-talent wankers so they can think they’re actually doing something. “Oh, look at the 60’ that 720s/GTR/NSX/etc. driver was able to pull” said no one ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinovac View Post
    I’m sure that was exactly what he was thinking. Lol

    Let’s be completely honest. Most modern high-performance cars are built for no-talent wankers so they can think they’re actually doing something. “Oh, look at the 60’ that 720s/GTR/NSX/etc. driver was able to pull” said no one ever.
    lol

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