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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-09-2006, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cobalt SS/SC vs RX-8?

Has anyone met up with and RX-8 and actually raced one? Im just wondering what the out come would be if i decided to race my friend. OK not really my friend, but this guy that thinks he's the standard driver king..

The race would be stock vs. stock. I dont think he has any upgrades.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-09-2006, 07:40 AM
 
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FYI, RX8s aren't built for drag racing. Rotary...torque?......

Race him and find out.
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soo nothing to go with.. how much hp does the RX8 have? just got off of work and imto tired to look it up, sorry.
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FYI, RX8s aren't built for drag racing. Rotary...torque?......

Race him and find out.

Because the cobalt is?? yeesh
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I think what Orange Juice was meening when he said that, is that the RX-8 is a 2-rotor rotary engine, and wasnt made to for the purpose "drag racing" although i was speeking of just a basic street race.

What i did find out was that the Automatic version RX-8 has 212HP & 232 HP Manual 6spd.

The guys RX-8 that im speeking of is manual too.

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Yeah my buddies gal has an '06 with a AT. That thing has a 9,000 rpm redline, so imagine its first two gears. Ive never lined up but i followed him. Of course off the get go he pulled. For the most part i believe its a drivers race...
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I think what Orange Juice was meening when he said that, is that the RX-8 is a 2-rotor rotary engine, and wasnt made to for the purpose "drag racing" although i was speeking of just a basic street race.
DING DING DING. Someone clearly thought it thru

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What i did find out was that the Automatic version RX-8 has 212HP & 232 HP Manual 6spd.

The guys RX-8 that im speeking of is manual too.
i think you'll take him. I've ran a few RX8s when I was bone stock and never had to break a sweat. On the turns though, completely different story

Then again i've never raced a Cobalt and I only have the 1/4 times and few videos to go off of. I think if you run low 14s, you will not have a problem. If you run mid 14s, it will be a close drivers race. Have fun, be safe!

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Well thanks for the confidence OJ, and yeah i did understand you about them not being built for drag racing. lol.

*yawn* im tired guys.. got out of work at 7 this morning been up since, and i have work again tonight at 10pm. get out at 6 probably wont leave till 7 like usual then go home take a shower and hit up the dealership . So ill talk to you all tomorrow with news of my cobalt hopefully.
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ya drivers race. If you research some numbers, they post the same straight line performance numbers, except on the skid pad we hold more G's, and were faster through the slalom by 1mph or so. Probably the closest car to car comparison you can find...except in the wallet!
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Well thanks for the confidence OJ, and yeah i did understand you about them not being built for drag racing. lol.

*yawn* im tired guys.. got out of work at 7 this morning been up since, and i have work again tonight at 10pm. get out at 6 probably wont leave till 7 like usual then go home take a shower and hit up the dealership . So ill talk to you all tomorrow with news of my cobalt hopefully.
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