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Old 04-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Which of these cars would win?

2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE (V6) vs. 2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L (V6)...

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The Altima has an auto transmission and the Mustang is standard. Altima has 245 hp @ 5,800 rpm and Mustang has 193 hp @ 5,250 rpm. Altima has 246 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm (that's torque) and Mustang has 220 ft·lb @ 2,750 rpm. I'm not sure of the exact weights but the Altima is lighter. The driver of the Mustang is fairly experienced, not race-trained, but a good driver. Altima driver is estimated to be better but is driving auto so not much he/she can do besides gas it. Which car would likely win? Does the manual have an advantage? If so, will that advantage cause it to win? Consider any distance from 1/4 drag and up. What distance would give the Altima an advantage? What distance would give the Mustang an advantage? Serious feedback needed. No motherly advice please.

Where I got the info:
Altima, http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...16/152906.html
Mustang, http://www.carfolio.com/specificatio...car/?car=77473

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Both cars are currently bone stock. What modifications would give the Altima an advantage? What mods will give the Mustang an advantage?

Best answer will be given to whoever can thoroughly answer every question.
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Which of these cars would win?

1/4 mile. the manual will have a slight advantage because he can allow the trans to stay in the Power band longer then the auto. Tire size would be a big factor as well. the standard mustang tire will apply more rubber to the track then the Altima. ALSO the mustang will be able to perform a better burn out Thus getting his tires hotter for better traction at launch.

If your looking at a road race the Altima will have the advantage because of its ability to handle curves better. Mustangs can go straight really well but given there short stocky build does not hold the turns as well

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Old 04-05-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Which of these cars would win?

altima would take it....
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