if you're the type who lives one quarter-mile at a time, this week's window shop episode is definitely for you. acceleration is king this week and episode 32's challenge is simple: scour the internet for the fastest accelerating car for less than $10,000. all we're concerned with is zero-to-60 and quarter-mile times. quickest car wins.
since c/d tests over 300 cars per year, we relied on our test numbers to decide our armchair drag race. c/d contributor john pearley huffman turns up with a chevrolet camaro z/28 and while his six-speed camaro is in good condition and only has 50,000-or-so miles, his pick's 5.2-second time to 60 is a lot slower than the others and the only car in the five-second range. senior editor joey capparella a finds a 470-hp british sedan with a supercharged 5.0-liter v-8 that many have forgotten and testing director k.c colwell presents a 500-hp v-8 supersedan with one of the worst single-clutch automated manual ever built and a reputation for devastating its owners with repair bills. the other drag-race contenders include a c5 corvette and a twin-turbo mercedes-benz. if you watch all the way through, you'll get to hear huffman do his bizarre tough-guy character and see a cute dog.