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just got new issure in the mail....it says 475 horsepower, and an estimated base price of 39 large...now here are some their tested stats

330 ci displacement
8.4:1 compression ratio
eaton R122 roots type supercharger
10 psi max boost pressure
450 lb.ft torque
6000 rpm redline
16 gallon fuel capacity
top speed of 160 mph
0-60 mph in 4 seconds flat
quarter mile 12.5 seconds @ 116 mph
mpg - 13 city/ 21 highway
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That's a sweet package.
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yea i know...but the city mpg is not spectacular
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Originally posted by Zc527@June 3, 2005, 11:51 AM
yea i know...but the city mpg is not spectacular
Lol, anyone buying that car should not care about the city MPG
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yea, ur right...lol
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Only 10lbs for 475...wow.
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Originally posted by Zc527@June 3, 2005, 10:51 AM
yea i know...but the city mpg is not spectacular
Actually, that's what some are getting with their GTs.

What's the gas guzzler tax for those numbers?
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Is that all they listed? No other performance numbers?
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i don't think it says anything about a gas guzzler tax, but I will look into it
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Zach,

What's on the cover of that issue? I'd like to read it on the plane tonight or Sunday.
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it is the new shelby cobra, it says "we drive it first!" and it has a gold outline around it thats says 50th anniversary issue, and at the top it says 60 PAGE BONUS: ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, and ...it is a special issue, you can't miss it, but I don't know if you can get it yet, the cover pic aint even on their site yet
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Love those numbers! but the horsepower is stated a little low. The car will have at least 500hp or else Shelby won't sign off on using his name for the car
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Originally posted by holderca1@June 3, 2005, 11:36 AM
What's the gas guzzler tax for those numbers?
Just calculated it based on 13/21 and it comes out to $2,600.
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Originally posted by fragilecow@June 3, 2005, 11:43 AM
Love those numbers! but the horsepower is stated a little low. The car will have at least 500hp or else Shelby won't sign off on using his name for the car
What are you talking about? They have stated from the very beginning 450+, not 500+.
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well they say 475hp, and b4 they tested it, every1 else said 450hp...so thats a gain...lol
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Originally posted by holderca1@June 3, 2005, 12:46 PM
Just calculated it based on 13/21 and it comes out to $2,600.
I just calculated it based on info from this page:

http://www.liberalartsandcrafts.net/conten...uzzlertax.shtml

I come up with $3,000 but it does say the calc could be wrong by one tax bracket. So I guess it'll be somewhere in the range of $2,600-3,000.
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thats A LOT! now we probably coudn't afford it just cuz of that tax.....ahhhh stupid gas prices
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Originally posted by TomServo92@June 3, 2005, 11:49 AM
I just calculated it based on info from this page:

http://www.liberalartsandcrafts.net/conten...uzzlertax.shtml

I come up with $3,000 but it does say the calc could be wrong by one tax bracket. So I guess it'll be somewhere in the range of $2,600-3,000.
I used the same page, what number did you get? I got 18.4, maybe my calculation was off a bit.

Just did the calculation again and got the same number.

Is this the equation you used?

(1/(.495/city MPG + .351/highway MPG))+.15
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Originally posted by Zc527@June 3, 2005, 11:51 AM
thats A LOT! now we probably coudn't afford it just cuz of that tax.....ahhhh stupid gas prices
It has nothing to do with gas prices, it has been around since the 70's. It is a measure the government started using to deter the production and purchase of cars that have low gas mileage. Just another measure to encourage the use of fuel efficient cars and lessen our dependence on overseas oil.
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i mean uh........STUPID TAXES! lol
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