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Old 05-14-2007, 02:06 AM   #1
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Autoblog Editor Driving GT500 Involved in Fatal Accident

He was not the one killed but he hit a pedestrian after losing control while attempting to shift gears in his GT500.

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****ing dumbass.

i mean cmon, who pays that much markup only to use the car to run people over?

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still pretty sad. ****ing californian drivers.
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People have always told me that having a car with 400+rwhp/tq is very hard to drive and can be dangerous... after driving one with nearly that much I think anyone that cant control it is a ***ing ******.
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People have always told me that having a car with 400+rwhp/tq is very hard to drive and can be dangerous... after driving one with nearly that much I think anyone that cant control it is a ***ing ******.
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Thats a lot of power on those 275mm wide tires. Hell, ~300hp gets away from me pretty easy, I couldn't imagine 500. There's always going to be accidents... this is unfortunately one of them.
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Thats a lot of power on those 275mm wide tires. Hell, ~300hp gets away from me pretty easy, I couldn't imagine 500. There's always going to be accidents... this is unfortunately one of them.
I agree...and for a manufacturer to put that small of tire on a car is a bit irresponsible. You don't see vipers coming out with 245 or 275 tires...high powered mustangs shouldn't either...even if it does raise the price.
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I think theres an option for the gt500 to get 285s, but even still... they should have AT LEAST 305's on them.
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People have always told me that having a car with 400+rwhp/tq is very hard to drive and can be dangerous... after driving one with nearly that much I think anyone that cant control it is a ***ing ******.
Agreed. If you are SMART ENOUGH not to mash the go pedal to the floor in a pedestrian crosswalk, you won't hit anything. Kind of like street racing in front of an elementary school at 3:00. Common sense people. Now probably some dumb**** is going to say that because the car had too much power that person died, when in reality it was because some idiot was driving it. And then some stupid law will come out because of it. I swear, us gearheads are the white male caucasians of the automotive world. One idiot ruins it all for us, and for some dumbass reason we are ALWAYS at fault.
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I think theres an option for the gt500 to get 285s, but even still... they should have AT LEAST 305's on them.
GT500's come with 285's on the rear and 255's on the front.
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Agreed. If you are SMART ENOUGH not to mash the go pedal to the floor in a pedestrian crosswalk, you won't hit anything. Kind of like street racing in front of an elementary school at 3:00. Common sense people.
The dude was on the highway (wasnt he) when this happen its not like he was doing it on purpose, just the mistake of under est. that car im quite sure of it
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The dude was on the highway (wasnt he) when this happen its not like he was doing it on purpose, just the mistake of under est. that car im quite sure of it
Oh no, I wasn't saying where he was. My bad. I was just off on one of those useless Hillary Clinton rants.
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That really sucks...
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after googling that section of freeway im almost positive he was getting on it. its a nice section of roadway, interestingly enough, its also the same place they hold the exotic/high end car meets every weekend that draw in a large crowd (well, across the street from crystal cove).
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