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Eagle Talon Drag Racing- October 2007

So, what does my old 1991 Talon Tsi AWD Turbo have in common with the 2008 Corvette ZO6, 2008 Dodge Viper, 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 2008 Audi R8 and the 2007 Mustang Shelby GT 500? It's quicker than all of them from 0 to 100mph! For those that may think I'm smoking something, I've compiled all of the specs from those vehicles at the bottom of this post.

Last weekend I took the old girl back to the local 1/8 mile dragstrip to have a little fun before winter sets in and to see if I could improve on my previous best 1/8 mile ET and MPH. I wasn't expecting a great ET, as I'm still babying it off the line to preserve the stock 3 bolt rear differential and 100% stock transmission, but I did nail a 100mph trap speed! Also, with some basic math, my 0-60mph time is an estimated 2.66 seconds. Fun!

Here's a few pictures from the track, a picture of the timeslip, and an in-car video of the run prior to the 7.43 run, which was a 7.50 at 100mph.

~~~~~~~0 to 100mph figures from the cars I mentioned above~~~~~~
All data compiled from Car and Driver Magazine

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Zo6
Price: $70,000
0-100mph: 7.7 seconds
Horsepower: 505
Curb Weight: 3198lbs

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
Price: $86,000
0-100mph: 7.6 seconds
Horsepower: 600
Curb Weight: 3455lbs

2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Price: $143,995
0-100mph: 9.3 seconds
Horsepower: 415
Curb Weight: 3180 lbs

2008 Audi R8
Price: $125,000
0-100mph: 10.1 seconds
Horsepower: 420
Curb Weight: 3583 lbs

2007 Ford Shelby GT500
Price: $50,000
0-100mph: 10.3 seconds
Horsepower: 500
Curb Weight: 3896 lbs

1991 Eagle Talon Tsi AWD
Price: El cheapo
0-100mph: 7.43 seconds
Horsepower: 500-520 (estimate)
3150 lbs (estimated w/o driver)

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