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I had every intention of having an article today to talk about the speed of todays Trans-Am type cars. Actually I was going to compare them to the cars which ran at the end of the Paul G. era of the trans-Am. Now the purpose here is not to “throw anybody under the bus”, but rather just to compare.

Briefly if you look at todays cars they have Goodyears latest and greatest “tall” radial tires. The engines are putting out not 700 horsepower from 310 cid, but 850 + from 358 cid. In addition they are not rpm limited as they were back then.

So the new cars must be faster, right? Not so sure there, Bucky. We will take a look as soon as I can get a few more stats. But suffice it to say you may be surprised. Then maybe not.