I went to the dragstrip in Milan MI yesterday. Here are the results:

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    I am really enjoying the opinons. That's what this makes this forum so fun.

    No, boys, go to the strip and show your slips! Also, Just because the HP drops a bit at max redline does certainly not mean 2nd gear is in the power! You guys are missing this. The reason the a10 is so fast is that it keeps the RPMs near their peak constantly. When we shift the Bullitt to second, the rpms drop significantly so getting more MPH is critically to keeping the next gear from having to build power.

    I am convinced that launch control is not the best way to launch the car. Go to a vacant road and do a 0-60 MPH and see what it does. Damn hard to break 5 seconds.

    My '15 with a tune only did it in 4.3. But, as has been said already this is not a 1/4 mile car.

    The whipple is in the garage. Garage clean. Parts inventoried. I will post some phots on a different thread.
     
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    It's your 60 foot that is killing your times. It looks like you were averaging a 2.2-2.5 second 60 foot which is pretty terrible, even for a front wheel drive car. So, all it means is that you need to work on the launch and figure out how to slip the clutch slower to get traction sooner rather than just spin the tyres off the line.

    With some more practice and perhaps a Steeda Stop the Hop kit you will get better and down to the 1.8 60 foot range you should ideally be cutting on street tyres in good conditions. When you get there your car is a mid-12 without much trouble.

    Drag racing is a good dopamine hit regardless of the times you run as you try not to red light and beat your opponent to the 1/4 mile line.
     
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    Absolutely horrendous 60-foot time no question about that. I've never running into this on any other car stick or on automatic. What's really interesting is the track was prepped really good. so when you try to start letting the clutch out slow that stickiness just grab that axle and started banging it up and down. In trying to launch it without that your RPMs are too low and so the car has to build power with that long gearing or spin the tires with too much. It was quite a challenge. The BMR CBO 05 and Steeda location inserts are the first mods as I know they don't cause nvh.
     
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    Yeah, that totally makes sense. Sounds like you had really bad wheel hop. Be careful with that you could snap an axle or bust the diff. It's something I have to deal with in the RX-7 which makes it hard to launch.
     
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    #45 OldPhart, Aug 21, 2019
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    Hi - To paraphrase the recent Car and Driver comments: ... might be best all around Mustang ever - perfect balance of performance enhancements and desirable features with unmistakable appearance - an excellent daily driver... This is exactly what I expected and was actually surprised to see the included track features but I guess that’s because in its basic form it’s essentially a GT. I’m sorry you thought you were getting a great track car. I doubt that most buyers had that expectation. You should sell it to someone who will appreciate it for the modern high tech handsome Bullitt replica that it is. I’m very happy with it so far and hope to enjoy it for many more years since I’ve labeled it my (license plate) “LAST TOY”... Bruce
     
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    had my bullitt for 8oo miles
     
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    had my bullitt for 800 miles. its a total dog. were is the 480 hp. going to trade it in on a 19 gt at. the trans is wrong for this car. 480 hp shud run faster than high 13s.
     
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    THANKYOU!!!! This is exactly my words .Slowest 480 HP vehicle i ever had !!! Everyone Jumped on me in here when i said the truth ! My 2018 A10 PP is rediculously faster then this Bullitt . This car should run 12.40s with ease at 116-117 mph traps heck i would even be ok with high 12s if the trap speeds did some talking !!!! MY Car has 117 miles im just patiently waiting for the title to trde it in on somthing That performs like this should !!!
     
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    the ratios changed in 2018
     
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    Yeah, we all know.
     
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    I think there’s a few posers in this thread.
     
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    Call us what you will ,When you buy a 480hp mustang with looks and a reputation like a Bullitt it SHOULD MOVE as Such !!!
     
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    the car looks good. but they could have put a supercharger to make it run like an a 10.
     
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    This isn’t a reply to a specific person, but this kind off of exchange is of little value and should end There’s and old saying most of you are familiar with. Some people are going to to be satisfied all of the time and all people some of the time, but never all people all of the time. Let’s move on... Bruce
     
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    So, you are saying you bought the car on a whim. Well you get was you deserved, because there is nothing essentially different with the car than an MY18 GT PP1, just an extra 20hp for bragging rights.....
     
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    So you think Ford should have put a Supercharger on it. Ford never meant for this car to be a drag strip queen......

    You want a supercharger from the factory...….well guess what Ford has car for you. It's called a GT500. I would suggest that this is the car you really want.....Out of the box, strait to the track, will probably run 10's.....Then you can go to the GT500 page and complain that it is a dog because "for that money it should run in the 9's"
     
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    I at lest thought it would run like my 2016gt pp. tht is all l I asked for the bullitt
     
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    TRUE IT SHOULD FOR THAT MONEY !!!
     
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    FORD SHOULD HAVE : tuned the car more agressvly and also geared it with 4:10s atleast !! thats what im saying .. i have owned a shitload of serious fast cars and i know solid performance when i drive it !! my 2020 bmw M340 Ix is actually a beast of a car for a turbo straight 6cyl . rated at 382/376 and feels a like 450/450
     
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