any PRODUCTION cars faster than this?

Discussion in '1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette' started by maclaren4life, Aug 9, 2002.

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    McLaren?
     
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    McLaren's not faster... try again...
     
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    nm, I thought about it backwards.
     
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    F-14 tomcat

    there are no cars so i guess i have to compare this to a jet fighter.
     
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    bugatti with the right gear ratios because it was tested wit the standard ratios. it can be ordered wit ratios for higher topspeed or higher acceleration<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yea and i guess callaway couldnt do the same on this corvette. If you ever actually read a damn thing about it you would know the car is capable of well over 1,000 horsepower. You apparently also dont understand the amount of preparation it takes for any car to go over 250 MPH. This car had shaved street tires to protect against heat buildup at such high speeds (incidently 0-60 and 1/4 mile testing were also done on shaved street tires, not on slicks. Otherwise the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times would be very different). Its not like hopping onto the highway and just flooring it. I guess in a dreamworld though physics can be altered to make anything work
     
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    Hey,bugatti guy, shut it.

    I agree that the vipers V10 is underpowered, but all of the other things you were saying is crap.

    How can you call the corvette a bad car. The corvette is a great car. While you were too busy talking about your "real" supercars, and dreaming about how you can never be able to aford them, I looked a couple things up. I believe the ferrari's do the skidpad in the mid .9g range. The corvette Z06 does it in 1g, and the SVT Mustang R does it in .99g, better than the Ferarri and the same as a Diablo 6.0, but guess what, both these cars cost $225,000 less than a Lamborghini and about $115,000 less than the cheapest Ferarri. So guess what, you don't need to be a multimillionare to own one of these. They are also better for the streets. It's bad for the Ferarri's and Lambo's to be in stop and go driving, V-12 engines aren't made for that. And there 4.6 0-60 time is pretty good too.
    By making the Sledgehammer, Chevrolet proved that they have the balls to make a true supercar. It only would take $400,000 to reproduce, not like the $1,000,000 that the McLaren F1 costs.

    About your problem with Subaru's I have a few words for you. The AWD system is great, you will get a great jump of the line with limited tire spin and be able to handle the corners. The turbocharged WRX engine shoots you from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, and with a pricetag of under $25,000 you can't go wrong. So rice isn't always bad. The only thing bad about ricers are those sad people who buy there Civic DX's and try to trick them out and make them fast. Japan has had some true supercars like the Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4, the Nissan Fairlady Z, the Honda NSX, and the Nissan Skyline. I would love to have one of those cars, and I'm Sure you would too once you get your head out of your ass. So maybe think before you speak next time.

     
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    bugatti guy, you truly are mentally constipated. the veyeron is cool, yes but one MILLION dollars? if i had a million, id buy the vette n have the 600k left over, n try to make the vette faster still. the fact that the vette costs 600k less than the bugatti, n could still hand the veyeron its taillights should tell u sumthin. it should tell u this. THE VETTE IS STILL FASTER. dont get me wrong tho, if somone handed me the keys to a veyeron, id definitely take it. nuff said.
     
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    ya there is the 1998 Lamborghini Gemballa Diablo T50 does 255
    mph and it looks a hell of alot nicer. it does not say it goes 255 on the supercar stats but it does on this website
     
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    Can't consider the T50 a production car. Those weren't made even in a limited run, like the McLaren F1. Come to think of it, how many of these cars WERE built, anyway? I doubt much more than 1 so far, eh?<!-- Signature -->
     
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