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What all other cars ,suvs , trucks what ever. Have you raced and beaten . Stock how did your track hawk stack up against the competition. I have only had my truck less than a month and in that time i have been breaking it in. I have encontered vettes , mustangs , scat pack and hcs. But i didnt really get a race on . Now winter is coming and i daily my th so its starting to see less and less sports cars out. just curious as to what you all have encountered street strip fun. I always lovev to hear race stories and how the vehicle played out.
 

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I have yet to run into anything that had a shot... newer Mustang GTs with loud exhaust (could be other mods... no way to know), hot-rodded 370Z, yesterday was a kid in a newer Golf GTI riding my tail... he tried to pass but was not only denied, but was drug by bus lengths. I don't get out late at night enough to do lots of top-speed runs in "Mexico" like a lot of guys in my area do. We have some great concrete highways, and I could see the urge to wring it out. Just haven't done that. From a higher speed roll, this thing will get pulled, but that is to be expected.

Now that the weather is cooler, it is an absolute animal from a dig. I was running 0-60 in 3.5-3.6 in 80-90^F air here in N Texas. Now, on the same stretch of road, its consistent 3.1. I have two Vettes pushing 750hp, and I don't see how either would beat this thing to 60-70mph from a standing start.
 

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I have tons of gopro vids from the track, I think I have one loss. All TNT nights.

On the one vid, even the track guys are laughing their asses on camera because I drug every mustang of group there that day down the track...
Lol


Here’s a vid of me smoking a C63 down the road with a bike rack and bike on the back of the Trackhawk. Filmed by my kid in back seat .
https://instagram.com/p/Blgz9m0j9Y8/




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2 quick "close encounter stories"

I came across a new C7 a few weeks ago as I was entering the freeway. He still had paper tags so it was brand new. Anyway, I saw him punch it when he was about 5 car lengths behind me, so I did too. I backed off somewhere between 110 and 120 and he was 9 to 10 car lengths behind me at that point. I actually felt bad for him and his new Vette. (But not too bad) 0:)

The one that surprised the heck out of me was a HP diesel pick-up. One of those you see on utube or the track. I could see him coming up fast behind me (the black smoke was so thick I couldn't see anything behind him). When he got to my rear bumper I nail it. I looked down and shut it down at ~135 and he was only about 50 feet behind me.
 

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Just raced a '12 Corvette. It's pretty stock, owned by a friend from church. He's got a cat-back exhaust and a tune (which doesn't do a lot for a N/A LS3... more for throttle response and transmission tuning... his is a 6-speed auto). So we take the same road home from church, and at the first light we line up. Both take off pretty slow, then he punches it, so he got the hit. I nailed it and left him bad. It was 40^F out, so I'm sure he spun pretty hard through 1st gear. I had some minor tirespin, as well, but not horrible. I let off at 90mph and it was bus lengths. :) I wasn't surprised at the outcome.
 

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Kill #1. My friends 17 hellcat. Him in track me in sport. His poor stock tires he never had a chance.
Kill# 2. My friends R1 from a 50mph roll. I threw it in track and never even saw him again. That bike should of made easy work of my jeep. I think he got scared however a kill is a kill. Best part is this happened in front of everyone at work. He tried for a rematch i said nope u blew it im keeping the crown!
Kill#3. Modded STI he was in front of me on a freeway onramp at night nobody around. He shot out quickly and was going for it. I caught up next to him passed him doing 135mph. I just kept going up to 155mph. Then let it go back down. Him being the sore loser did the ricer flyby once he caught up.
Kill# 4. 600rwhp R32. From a light I launched and he could not grip it was sad. I still waited for him at the next light to tell him i liked his car.

These are just a few favorites. Keep safe have fun!
 

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Today I met a Tesla. I caught up, speed 70-75mph. He saw me, it accelerated. Very soon I caught up, down to 120mph. Previously: Lexus LC 500. It was in front of me, did not let go, but I saw that I was faster. Yet I came before. He tried to get me down twice. (I suppose you twisted the buttons :: :)). He gave up on the third. (Now they are watching the internet, what could be the Jeep .......
 

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A Dodge SRT passed me yesterday clearly showing off. (Yes I know, no real contest) But I caught up with him just for fun anyway. We did the usual passing each other a few times as slower speeds before we found a nice clear and open stretch of road. We were both doing about 70 and side by side when he punched it. (Then I did too) It only took about 4 or 5 seconds and he was fully in my rear view mirror so I backed off. He followed me for almost 30 more mins and he never even tried to pass me again. I'm not 100% sure he knew what he was up against but it was fun to see just how much more pull a Trackhawk has over a SRT "at speed".
 

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This joker is a local YouTuber - I seriously thought he wasn't racing when I hit my brakes he was so far behind me, which you can see in the video. My buddy found the clip online. This was bone stock, 1500 miles.

 

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Having had 4 new Vettes in the past 12 to 15 years, I can tell you no "stock" Vette is going to beat a TH in the 1/4... After ~140 to 150 a C6 or C7 will pass you and they do have a top end of maybe 10 to 15mph more. (Aerodynamics and weight become issues for the TH at those speeds) But in all the years I've been driving HP cars, I've never driven anything over 160. It's very hard to find any place to run those speeds in relative safety. Plus, if you are caught, you are probably going to jail.

Heck my 6.4 SRT's could beat C4 and C5 Vettes. (But not a C6 or C7) TH's should take them all pretty easily in the 1/4.

Now a C7Z06 against a TH is going to be very close in the 1/4. All else being equal, the TH probably has the edge due to it's AWD launch capability. However, a really good C7Z06 driver may be able to hook it up and make it really close.
 

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Having had 4 new Vettes in the past 12 to 15 years, I can tell you no "stock" Vette is going to beat a TH in the 1/4... After ~140 to 150 a C6 or C7 will pass you and they do have a top end of maybe 10 to 15mph more. (Aerodynamics and weight become issues for the TH at those speeds) But in all the years I've been driving HP cars, I've never driven anything over 160. It's very hard to find any place to run those speeds in relative safety. Plus, if you are caught, you are probably going to jail.

Heck my 6.4 SRT's could beat C4 and C5 Vettes. (But not a C6 or C7) TH's should take them all pretty easily in the 1/4.

Now a C7Z06 against a TH is going to be very close in the 1/4. All else being equal, the TH probably has the edge due to it's AWD launch capability. However, a really good C7Z06 driver may be able to hook it up and make it really close.
I have no idea what your stock 6.4 SRT ran, but no chance my '15 SRT GC would run a low, mid-12, which is what a stock C5 Z06 runs (at least mine did... 12.3 @ 116). You must've had a ringer, or mine was just really slow. :smile2: Mine was a high-12/107+mph vehicle on a good day.

Obviously the TH has a huge, huge advantage on a Vette, Hellcat/SRT Chally/Charger, Mustang, etc due to AWD. It would take a very skilled driver of any of these to run with a stock TH to ~60mph, and it will be extremely difficult to repeatedly do so. The TH is so consistent, which is part of its allure, I think. A stock C6ZR1 is easily a 3.2-3.3 to 60 car with a competent driver... after that, it will pull _hard_ on a stock TH, but it would have to pass it at speed, and we all know that takes a lot to do. Still 11.2 @ 128-130mph (what most stock C6 ZR1s run) is pulling away from a stock TH big time.

A stock TH is a monster to 0-80+mph. That's where it shines.

As far as the video, that Vette owner is an idiot and should be ashamed of claiming a "win." It had nothing to do with the curve in the road...LOL. He got owned.
 

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I have no idea what your stock 6.4 SRT ran, but no chance my '15 SRT GC would run a low, mid-12, which is what a stock C5 Z06 runs (at least mine did... 12.3 @ 116). You must've had a ringer, or mine was just really slow. :smile2: Mine was a high-12/107+mph vehicle on a good day.

I can see my post wasn't clear. I wasn't referring to Z06 Vettes until I mentioned it the last paragraph when I said "Now a C7Z06 against a TH is going to be very close in the 1/4." My early references to Vettes were the everyday run of the mill non Z06 Vettes. Or 95+% of the Vettes you see on the road.


BTW, my SRT's times/speeds were about the same as yours. My best TH time/speed in the 1/4 is 11.2 @122 which would say a TH and C7Z06 would cross the end of the 1/4 about dead even... After that the Z06 is going to be pulling away.
 

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Not a kill story, but still a fun story. It was Monterey Car Week here in Cali last week which draws super cars from all over. As I was heading down there, I messed around with a Lambo Huracan for about 20 minutes until I inevitably ran out of gas. He couldn’t shake me or pass me, and at one point I was right on his ass from 60 to over 130. I find it hilarious when considering what the Lambo driver must have been thinking to have this big Jeep keeping up with his $300k sports car.
 
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