I don't think I need it to be any more powerful than it already is. It's already more powerful than just about all of the engines that regular customers could buy in the so-called "muscle cars" back in the '60s.Drop it in S mode (if you already haven't) and watch it really perk up. Once that gets boring a tune is next, I love my Livernois tune! It still amazes me there's only a 4 cyl under the hood.
Actually drop it into S mode, then press and hold the traction control to disable.Drop it in S mode (if you already haven't) and watch it really perk up.
^^This^^. The tune smoothed out the shifts. Plus the extra power is so much more fun when you blow away a full size Super Duty and they're left in the dust scratching their head. lolIt is not that it is more powerful. It is smoother and just feels like it is running better.
One of my all time fav’s 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 12.20, 118mphI don't think I need it to be any more powerful than it already is. It's already more powerful than just about all of the engines that regular customers could buy in the so-called "muscle cars" back in the '60s.
And I'm sure it would dump just about all of them on the drag strip.
If you think I'm kidding, name a car, and I'll try to look up a period road test for you. They were not actually as fast as most people "remember" them being.
The '66 AC Cobra 427 425-horsepower was not a muscle car, nor was it available to normal customers to buy. There were only about 250 street "427" Cobras built, and most of them actually had the lower-performance 428 engine. Only a handful had the 425-horsepower engine.One of my all time fav’s 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 12.20, 118mph
My father worked at an Oldsmobile dealership back then.Performance for the 1968 Hurst/Olds (390 hp): 0–60 mph in 5.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 13.9 seconds at 103 mph (166 km/h).
Where I grew up dealer knew him. Every year they were made he got 10 of them. Mostly all convertibles too. They only sold half of them to preferred customers and retained the rest for dealer shows, parades and personal drives. Good times!My father worked at an Oldsmobile dealership back then.
The '68 Hurst Olds was built by Demmer Engineering, not Oldsmobile. There were only 515 made. And you're kidding yourself if you think you could just walk into an Olds dealer and buy one out of their inventory.
Like this one my buddy owns?Let's get real- how about the first "muscle" car, the 1964 Pontiac GTO.
Motor Trend tested one when they were new. There were a lot of shenanigans when it came to GTO tests. Royal Pontiac was famous for preparing modified "ringers" to pass off to magazines as stock GTOs. This particular test was believable. The 325-horsepower 389 4-speed car ran a 15.8 at 93 mph. Any one of our Rangers would have eaten it for lunch...