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The good old days often look better in the rear view mirror than they did back then.

I was recently reading a vintage Road &Track article on the 1980 Ford Mustang Cobra with the 140-hp 5.0 V-8 engine. That car would go from zero to sixty in 10.8 seconds.

Doesn't the humble 147-hp 2.0 liter Kia Forte do the same thing in 8.2 seconds.

Imagine some weird time warp with these two cars dueling it out for pink slips. Of course in 1980 the idea of a Korean car would have been laughed at.
 

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The good old days often look better in the rear view mirror than they did back then.

I was recently reading a vintage Road &Track article on the 1980 Ford Mustang Cobra with the 140-hp 5.0 V-8 engine. That car would go from zero to sixty in 10.8 seconds.

Doesn't the humble 147-hp 2.0 liter Kia Forte do the same thing in 8.2 seconds.

Imagine some weird time warp with these two cars dueling it out for pink slips. Of course in 1980 the idea of a Korean car would have been laughed at.
Ah yes, emissions era muscle cars. A sad time in American automotive history
 
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Do you remember some of the car commercials? One silly one was the 1982 Dodge 2.2 Charger turbo that could beat a V8 Camaro 0 to 50 MPH...LOL! Why was it so funny? Because 0 to 60 the V8 Camaro would beat the 2.2 Turbo...the ad didn't mention that.
 
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I have a 78 Vette, cool car? Sure. Fast car? No. lol
 
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A 2022 Kia Rio with a 120 hp 1.6 liter engine will beat the Cobra by two seconds to sixty. We are living in a golden age of automobiles.
 

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Dude let’s break out the Van Halen cassettes and bench race ...
In this case it will need to be 8 tracks lol

Which I do still have in a case in one of the storage compartments in it......eh hem.
 
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