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    Default Snail race (Ford Five Hundred vs. new Challenger)

    The truck I've been driving is down with a bad fuel pump, so I was driving my moms Ford Five Hundred to my dads today (I hate this car, mostly due to the drive-by-wire shit that I can't stand). A few miles before his house, this new Challenger starts tailgating me (I'm already doing 65 in a 55). We come to this ~3 mile straight stretch of highway with no intersecting roads, just wide open fields on each side with no other cars in sight. He goes to pass me and I jump real quick to ~75. Thinking there is no way he would actually race what is pretty much a Ford Taurus, I slow back down to 65 to let him pass. He gets beside me and stays there, with his girlfriend pointing and laughing.

    I don't even know what I was thinking (or if I was), I just floored it. I heard his car downshift and it moved out a little...... then I just walked him to my 105 limiter, by about 4 cars...

    WTF? I know this ford isn't anywhere near fast (I've read 16.3 1/4 mile for the 2wd), but are the new Challengers really that slow? I know it had to be a v6, but still..

    That being said, this thing pulls alot harder then a 16 sec car. It honestly feels more like high 14/low 15. I've road in my buddies 99 Mustang gt auto, and they feel about the same.
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    It was probably a v6 auto if it was that slow, or he didn't push down the gas pedal.

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    I'm kind of surprised by that. The 3.0 Duratec was pretty quick in the older Taurus but the Five Hundred is a much bigger car. Now if it was an 08-09 Taurus with the Duratec 3.5 I could see it being close. My mom's 08 Taurus X is fast.

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