02 CIVIC TYPE-R vs 02 Z06 the facts

Discussion in '2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06' started by The El Man, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. I dont get how people can say the civic even stands a chance.
    I aint sur eif the new Type-R is out in the US yet but its been round 4 a while now in UK.

    Civic Type-R Stats
    0-60 6.6s

    Z06 Stats
    0-60 in 3.9s

    So how the hell wouuld a Civic Type-R win? Even wiv 100000000BHP of N20?
    Any car can be faster than any other car if u chuck enough money on it. But realistically it aint gonna happen.
     
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    I don't even know why people even compare the two.

    They are aimed at two totally different markets sectors and are both good cars in their own right!
     
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    Nissan Maxima's could smoke a Type R.
     
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    why the hell are you comparing the two anyway?

    Thats like comparing a firebird to a Ferrari F50.

     
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    exactly.. the firebird would win... lol..... just kidding haha
     
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    I reckon we ain't a bees a talkin bout no damn nissan maxima. you are a dumb#$%#
     
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    who cares??????????????
     
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    what a stupid comparison, everybody knows a nette can kill a civic
     
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    silas, your liar part, i couldln't agree more, too many damn ppl say they own those cars.. with the exception of the 12 second import, its accually not that hard to get DSM's that fast
     
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    in ur dream
     
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    WHAT???????

    who's been saying the civic stands a chance? i haven't seen em.

     
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    What's wrong with a Maxima?
     
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    id take a maxima any day over a civic.
     
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    Well of course, a Maxima is more expensive. Who wouldn't take a more expensive car (assuming both were free)?
     
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    honestly speakin' a jap car can't stand out the comparison to a vette. It was proven.
     
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    Since when have Japanese cars been known for their handling? I here so much about the R34 Skyline, but I don't see many facts.
     
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    It's not just Japanese cars, but AWD cars in general tend to have superior handling characteristics. Whether or not the R34 would beat a Vette, I don't know.
     
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    That would be a sweet race <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
     
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    If i recall right dont they have a 255 HP maxima? Whats the type-r civic? 200?
     
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    well for me a r*ceburner can't be betteer than this vette, if ya say opposite prove it!
     
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    true dat.
     
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    HOW COULD YOU EVEN COMPARE THE TWO!!!
     
  23. #23 Guibo, Oct 31, 2002
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    Re: 02 CIVIC TYPE-R vs 02 Z06 the facts

    The Z06 has not been tested at Nurburgring, but it was tested at Hockenheim (385-hp version). It lapped in 1:14.9, same as the 996 GT3. The Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo VI did it in 1:18.4. The Evo VII was recently tested at the 'Ring, and could do no better than that Evo VI. Both lapped in 8:25.

    Considering the Z06 has beaten the 911 Turbo in 2 out of 3 head to head track tests, I think it could match the Turbo's 7:56 at the Ring. Take a look at a head-to-head track test done by Road & Track:

    http://speed.supercars.net/boardpics/2002-9-29/467967a.jpg

    Obviously, the Z06 does quite well in the corners. In fact, if you looked at the details of that test, you'd see the Z06 was blitzing everything down each straight: it had not only the highest corner exit speeds, but also the highest corner entry speeds. Given full romp of that track (instead of just 2 out of a possible 7 handling sections), I have no doubt the Z06 would've come out ahead.

    FWIW, no stock production Skyline has lapped in under 8.
     
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    well i think that guibo have given the final conclusion. the vette has nothing to prove to a civic
     
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    People automatically assume domestic cars dont handle well, and that was probably true 30 years ago. But if you stop thinking like an idiot and actually drive and firebird or vette you'll know damn right that these cars can hold there own. And wasnt the ZR1 the first production sports car with Active Handling suspension.

    I also want to know what the hell is so special about skylines because 280hp doesnt excite me that much.
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