Someone I know recently bought a 97 SS he was bragging all weekend and finally we went out to the edge of town where we've marked a 1/4 mi. and ran em' from a dead stop. His is a 6-speed that is stock except for exhaust. We were fairly close the whole way,after we both hooked up and I got my slight tire blazing launch under control, but I beat him by about 2 car lengths. He finally shut his mouth after the embarrassment.