It competes w/ cars far beyond it's pricerange

Discussion in '2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06' started by 70SuperBee, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I've seen tests and results.

    The Z06 is the ULTIMATE bang for the buck.

    Handles just as well as a bmw or porsche, and still has a V8 powerplant<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><!-- Signature -->
     
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    I agree!

    Now, if it only had the refinement of its European rivals... and the lack of the mass-produced feel (because it is!)...

    But wouldn't that jack up the price of the Z06? I guess you can't have eveything.<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: It competes w/ cars far beyond it's pricerange

    You forgot to include, ....as sold in the U.S.
    There are those cars that more than compete in their own economies for bang for buck!
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BoredUpR32</i>
    <b>You forgot to include, ....as sold in the U.S.
    There are those cars that more than compete in their own economies for bang for buck!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    Such as?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Skyline GTR R34, N1....that's two....
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BoredUpR32</i>
    <b>Skyline GTR R34, N1....that's two....</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    I don't know how much the Skyline GT-R R34 costs in Japan, but it's not nearly as fast as this car. When it comes to speed, they're not even in the same class. What's an N1?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from mpg</i>
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    <b>Skyline GTR R34, N1....that's two....</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    I don't know how much the Skyline GT-R R34 costs in Japan, but it's not nearly as fast as this car. When it comes to speed, they're not even in the same class. What's an N1?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    According to the Mar '98 issue of Option Magazine (who Nissan allowed to pick a stock V-Spec vehicle from a lot of their choosing).

    Price as tested: 5,127,000 Yen after Taxes, Shaken, and registration
    (47,200 odd dollars) with all options (12 disc changer/DVD player/GPS everything else is Stnd on the V-Spec).

    Test results
    Dyno
    BHP 323HP@5900RPM (actually posted in PS...same as HP)
    Torque 46N-M@3100RPM (332.7 ft-lbs)
    Turning Radius: 12M
    Performance
    accel 0-100kph (62mph) 4.68s
    400M 12.72s
    braking 100-0kph 31.4M
    210M Slalom (700ft) 120.42kph (74.82 MPH)
    Skidpad 1.032g

    There is a reason the WHOLE world minus the US lauds over the GTR. It does amazing things with what it has.

    Now how so in "not nearly" as fast? For 5,000 US dollars more you can buy an R34 N1 engine option (sort of like the '67 L88 vette<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> )....which is the same car, but an N1 engine (improved forged pistons, crank, metal head gasket) bigger injectors, N1 turbines, improved intakes and exhaust. Output is 430HP 41X ft-lbs of torque. They're weight is almost identical. Now seeing the R34 behaves as it does on 323 hp and 332 ft-lbs....how do you think it will fare with almost a 100 boost to each?
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from 94FORMULA</i>
    <b>I've seen tests and results.

    The Z06 is the ULTIMATE bang for the buck.

    Handles just as well as a bmw or porsche, and still has a V8 powerplant<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"></b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->How true.<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. #9 SeansVette, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: It competes w/ cars far beyond it's pricerange

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BoredUpR32</i>
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    <b>Skyline GTR R34, N1....that's two....</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    I don't know how much the Skyline GT-R R34 costs in Japan, but it's not nearly as fast as this car. When it comes to speed, they're not even in the same class. What's an N1?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    According to the Mar '98 issue of Option Magazine (who Nissan allowed to pick a stock V-Spec vehicle from a lot of their choosing).

    Price as tested: 5,127,000 Yen after Taxes, Shaken, and registration
    (47,200 odd dollars) with all options (12 disc changer/DVD player/GPS everything else is Stnd on the V-Spec).

    Test results
    Dyno
    BHP 323HP@5900RPM (actually posted in PS...same as HP)
    Torque 46N-M@3100RPM (332.7 ft-lbs)
    Turning Radius: 12M
    Performance
    accel 0-100kph (62mph) 4.68s
    400M 12.72s
    braking 100-0kph 31.4M
    210M Slalom (700ft) 120.42kph (74.82 MPH)
    Skidpad 1.032g

    There is a reason the WHOLE world minus the US lauds over the GTR. It does amazing things with what it has.

    Now how so in "not nearly" as fast? For 5,000 US dollars more you can buy an R34 N1 engine option (sort of like the '67 L88 vette<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> )....which is the same car, but an N1 engine (improved forged pistons, crank, metal head gasket) bigger injectors, N1 turbines, improved intakes and exhaust. Output is 430HP 41X ft-lbs of torque. They're weight is almost identical. Now seeing the R34 behaves as it does on 323 hp and 332 ft-lbs....how do you think it will fare with almost a 100 boost to each?
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    Here is the thing with Skylines in the US. Nothing adds up. Neither does the price. Go check out www.skylinegtr.com
    You will see that a brand new US version from Motorex starts at about $85,000 US Dollars. Not only that, they claim an amazing (sarcasm) 13.7 second 1/4 mile time. Factory specs are about 280 horsepower, yet, import fans (claim) that it's really 400 horsepower. Motorex says they do 13.7, yet import fans claim they really do 12s. I just don't know what to believe.

    They're extremely rare, they have to be imported, they're very expensive, and since they're not (really) sold here there's no real testing performed on US versions.

    Hell, they have USED Skylines for sale for well over $50,000. And that's older models with lots of miles on the odometer.

    If the Skyline is such a great buy and a performance machine in other countries, that's great for them. But here in the US, I'll have to see it to believe it. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    How much does the R34 N1 cost in Japan?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    A little over 6.1 million Yen (about 52,000 USD)
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from BoredUpR32</i>
    <b>A little over 6.1 million Yen (about 52,000 USD)</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    I'm honestly impressed. It sounds like the Skyline gives as much B4B in Japan as the Z06 does in the USA.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    SeansVette ,

    I got a video of a 1/4 mile from a stock R34 GTR in 13.031s

    the best I've seen so far.
    Not bad for a claimed 276hp car (320 in reality).
     

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