kinda slow

Discussion in '1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Z06' started by sulumordna, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed
     
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    yeah, well the car weighs over 2 tons. It wasn't meant to be a muscle car originally...it was more of a family car. So I think 6.8 seconds to 60 is pretty respectible<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Yes, it weighs 4000+ pounds, has a 3-speed auto with only a 3.55 Posi rear end. If it had a 4.11 or 4.56 Posi, then it'd be faster, also if it had a 4-speed manual.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    kinda slow?????? Saturns suck i hope u didnt put mods in ur engine
     
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    Muscle car horsepower ratings have the same effect as japans 280hp "fixed" rating. The 390hp and 472lbs/ft is SAE gross not SAE net like todays hp ratings. A more accurate figure would be to take about 80% of that figure of 3980 and 472 and youd get about 312hp and about 378lbs/ft and weighing 2 tons and with a 3 speed auto and designed to act like a family sedan, 15.0+ sec in the 1/4mile is very realistic, much more realistic than a 145hp saturn that can do 14.5 seconds.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    uhhhhhhhh, look at its weight<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Hey this was not made to go fast. I heard the Grand Prix was made for luxury.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sulumordna</i>
    <b>isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    You think your saturn can run mid 14's? Also this wasn't a muscle car, it was luxury. If you think muscle cars are slow you need to visit the track... Can't believe someone would put down muscle cars OR ANY car for that matter, and then talk about a saturn...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Its a real nice ol' boat. Its so heavy, like a tank. If you get in an accident with this beast, your untouched. Its great.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sulumordna</i>
    <b>isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    um well first, the old cars werent shitty, in fact id bet that theyre better built than your saturn (we had a saturn, so i know about their "quality" level). second, if you drive a saturn theres something wrong with you, especially if you start modding it for faster 1/4 miles. third, as other members have said, the hp and torque ratings were measured differently back then.<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed
     
  12. Re: kinda slow

    yeah, well the car weighs over 2 tons. It wasn't meant to be a muscle car originally...it was more of a family car. So I think 6.8 seconds to 60 is pretty respectible<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. Re: kinda slow

    Yes, it weighs 4000+ pounds, has a 3-speed auto with only a 3.55 Posi rear end. If it had a 4.11 or 4.56 Posi, then it'd be faster, also if it had a 4-speed manual.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    kinda slow?????? Saturns suck i hope u didnt put mods in ur engine
     
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    Muscle car horsepower ratings have the same effect as japans 280hp "fixed" rating. The 390hp and 472lbs/ft is SAE gross not SAE net like todays hp ratings. A more accurate figure would be to take about 80% of that figure of 3980 and 472 and youd get about 312hp and about 378lbs/ft and weighing 2 tons and with a 3 speed auto and designed to act like a family sedan, 15.0+ sec in the 1/4mile is very realistic, much more realistic than a 145hp saturn that can do 14.5 seconds.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    uhhhhhhhh, look at its weight<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. Re: kinda slow

    Hey this was not made to go fast. I heard the Grand Prix was made for luxury.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sulumordna</i>
    <b>isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    You think your saturn can run mid 14's? Also this wasn't a muscle car, it was luxury. If you think muscle cars are slow you need to visit the track... Can't believe someone would put down muscle cars OR ANY car for that matter, and then talk about a saturn...<!-- Signature -->
     
  19. Re: kinda slow

    Its a real nice ol' boat. Its so heavy, like a tank. If you get in an accident with this beast, your untouched. Its great.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sulumordna</i>
    <b>isn't that kinda slow for so much HP and torque ... hell , my saturn only had like 145? HP and was running mid 14's ... seems kinda shitty like most old muscle cars ... seems like the majority of the newer cars can back up the HP with speed</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    um well first, the old cars werent shitty, in fact id bet that theyre better built than your saturn (we had a saturn, so i know about their "quality" level). second, if you drive a saturn theres something wrong with you, especially if you start modding it for faster 1/4 miles. third, as other members have said, the hp and torque ratings were measured differently back then.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    wow
     
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    your quote says:
    New Honda Civic: $20,000
    Lots of parts to make at least 400hp:$50,000


    i can get a civic to have 950hp, 750 lbs. ft of torque and a new 6 speed tranny for about $25,000 USD. but im sure with that much hp all that you would do is spin the tires, but im getting off the subject.
     
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    your quote says:
    New Honda Civic: $20,000
    Lots of parts to make at least 400hp:$50,000


    i can get a civic to have 950hp, 750 lbs. ft of torque and a new 6 speed tranny for about $25,000 USD. but im sure with that much hp all that you would do is spin the tires, but im getting off the subject.

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    HAHA you are so stupid. it is impossible to get a civic that high unless the only stock part about it is the frame.
     
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    now they are, back then they wernt.
     

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