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Old 01-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #196
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Looks interesting, but I am betting that Top Gear UK tests it and determines that although fun in a straight line it handles like a 74 Datsun in the corners.
I'd call the guys at top-gear twats then. Particularly since Vettes have handled well since the mid-90s.


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Of course it will still sell wildly in the North America where gas is cheap and people don't expect much performance for their $70 or $90k. I bet a good used Porsche with some tweaking will out perform it for $50k less.

Still looks cool though.

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Fiftyish base, currently $74 gets you a Z06....that is faster than a Porsche 911 on Nurburging http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...eife_lap_times

So if by don't expect much you mean just below custom super-car performance. You are right we stupid yanks don't expect shit.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #197
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Jeremy Clarkson and a Z06 link

Clarkson comparing a ZR1 to a V-10 R8 link

He has a complicated relationship with the Corvette.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #198
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Jeremy Clarkson and a Z06 link

Clarkson comparing a ZR1 to a V-10 R8 link

He has a complicated relationship with the Corvette.
Thanks for those, that kept productivity low for 20 minutes or so.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #199
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Thanks for those, that kept productivity low for 20 minutes or so.
I really like the fifth gear standing start with the Zed06.

I have a 1961 Vette in my shop right now, a 283 four speed. I was driving it and it seemed a bit sluggish off the line. I started out in third accidentally. No shuddering or clutch slippage, just less excitement than first gear.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 AM   #200
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Actually, the UK Top Gear guys liked the handling of the last Corvette they tested. Well...they have a love-hate relationship with the car. One complaint was a harsh ride and they made a lot of fun of the leaf spring in the back. Since the C6 they have accepted that it can actually go around corners now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:30 AM   #201
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When out of warranty, would you rather pay for a repair on a Corvette or any of the German, Italian, English super cars ?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM   #202
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When out of warranty, would you rather pay for a repair on a Corvette or any of the German, Italian, English super cars ?
Great point. You can add Japanese cars to that question, too (ever bought parts for those things?). I love my Vette. I love my Subie, too. The BMW, not so much. In fact, I don't think hte German, Italian, English, or Japanese cars have to be super cars. Their parts are priced at ridiculous levels even on the standard models.

After 8 years, I still haven't had to buy parts for the Subie, so I can't comment on their costs. I have had to buy parts for our other Japanese cars (Nissan, Honda, and Acura), and I was shocked at the cost.

The BMW ownership experience has been grand larceny. We'll never have another BMW (can't rotate the tires, can't machine the discs, $1100 brake jobs, $300 front end alignments, gouging stealerships, etc., etc., etc.). Their "four years of free maintenance" basically came down to 2 or 3 oil changes (and they wanted us to go 20K miles between oil changes).
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #203
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When out of warranty, would you rather pay for a repair on a Corvette or any of the German, Italian, English super cars ?
Good point, but which interior would you rather be sitting in on those 360 days when your car isn't in the shop?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:38 PM   #204
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You mistook my statement! I mean to say that folks thought the Corvette wasn't much of a looker before. Everyone loves the R8
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:54 PM   #205
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http://youtu.be/ExgJxgNSWtk

I think the Corvette handles pretty good, even compared to most super cars.

It's a longish clip, but pay attention to the last few minutes.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:27 PM   #206
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http://youtu.be/ExgJxgNSWtk

I think the Corvette handles pretty good, even compared to most super cars.

It's a longish clip, but pay attention to the last few minutes.

I just wish the would have shut the fuck and let me listen to the motors. Particularly that Viper.

...Oh and I found the debut on Youtube.



I fucking want one.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:35 PM   #207
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Good point, but which interior would you rather be sitting in on those 360 days when your car isn't in the shop?
Easy. My Corvette.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #208
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Oh and long, but lots of gory detail and a fair amount of gear head porn.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 AM   #209
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Easy. My Corvette.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #210
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I've traditionally been a Japanese sports car fan / owner but growing up around the Motor City you'd have to be dead, dumb and buried not to love muscle cars and America's sports cars (Viper, Corvette, and my all time favourite the Ford GT).

The latest crop of American muscle has me tempted. The Camaro rocks. The Mustang GT500 oozes cool and the Corvette Stingray really has me Thinking.

I wasn't looking at the latest version Stang or top level Camaro to be happy. The 1st gen GT500 or 1st level V8 Camaro will suit me fine. But the Stingray really seems to have my number.

The only other option that is looming is a Viper... used prices are incredible.
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