So theres been a ton of stories in this forum of N/A S2ks beating up on the newer GTOs, some 5.7s and other stories about beating 6.0s as well.
I encountered an orange 6.0 GTO with at least an exhaust while cruising around tonight, so here we go!
I passed him briskly on an open road, we were going maybe 40-45, I passed him in 2nd gear at about 6.5-7k, whatever 45 equates to. Shifted into 3rd, and kept slightly accelerating, so maybe at like 6k in 3rd when I hear him gun it from about a car length behind, he gets right at my rear fender when I punch it in 3rd, and were off. He pulls even with me right at the top of 3rd, and he shifts, but I hang in it all the way 8500, shift into 4th and hes at my rear bumper, keep in it to about 100-105 and the road starts to get curvy so we shut it down, all the while he stayed at my rear bumper.
We both pull up to a stop light, straight open road in front of us, I was ready for round 2 from a dig, perfect scenario, I'm confident. I see him with his arm up in the car, and he drops his arm, I TAKE OFF, feathering the throttle in first to maintain traction.. annnddddd he turns left at the stop sign.
Oh well. I'll take my "kill", was hoping to get a better run with him, but the universe had other plans.
My mods are a healthy F22, FIPK, stock header, 3" HKS headerback exhaust, 8lb flywheel, TC105N wheels (15lbs each) and the infamous Gerntune on flashpro. Trunk is all gutted, no spare, no insulation etc, so a teeny bit of weight savings as well.
This is not the first 6.0 GTO I've beaten up in an S2k before either. There are multiple stories out there, and I do think it's possible on the streets. My best guess is if we dont let them get the jump, quick shifts and (the big one) shut it down before you get to high enough speeds where the weight doesn't matter as much anymore, you can edge out a kill. Because yes, I know. Theres no way in hell we should be pulling out wins on cars that can pull 12.9s in the quarter.