Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette. 2

Discussion in '2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R' started by robert2420, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    I think it depends on what type of racing...

    I dunno much about the technical stuff but wouldn't the weight slow down the car in the corners?

    so I think RX7 would beat a vette in track racing (with lotsa corners) but I don't know about drag racing
     
  2. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    Its pretty cool how this gets a good amount of power out of rotary. However, this will not beat the base vette in anything except in handling and that is just barely. The Z06 would waist this on a road course. This should not even be a comparison. It should be compared to other asian "sport" cars. <!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from toonediroc</i>
    <b>Its pretty cool how this gets a good amount of power out of rotary. However, this will not beat the base vette in anything except in handling and that is just barely. The Z06 would waist this on a road course. This should not even be a comparison. It should be compared to other asian "sport" cars. </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I agree completly, and i have from the beginning. Z06 no comparison, base vett Great comparison. Vette wins in accel but loses, slightly, in handling. There you go
     
  4. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from venomGTR</i>
    <b>its not a fair comparission
    a modified race RX7 can weigh 900kg and make 600hp (i know i've driven one!!).... oh and thats *WITHOUT* forced induction... and on 98 RON gas... some vettes could get near that mark - its rare to find a vette engine above 550hp without some kind of racefuel or black magic. but would weigh alot more.

    on the street a vette has more power, and more lard. its comparing apples to oranges but for the sake of an arguement: around a road course, especially a twisty one, the RX-7 would blow the doors off the vette. sorry but they are an unbelieveably awesome car in handling. drive one and throw it through a few bends and you'll know what i'm on about.

    compare a RX-7 to a S2000 or a M3, thats fairer but still a RX-7 does alot to shame even the much improved current vettes.
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    Withotu force induction? I am pretty bloody skeptical.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. CORVETTES KICK ASS!! End Of Discussion!!
     
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    <b>CORVETTES KICK ASS!! End Of Discussion!!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Give a reason, you stupid dick. If you have no ligitmante reason than shut the hell up. I am sick of people who Think "Oh Corvettes Rule!!!
    Give me a reason, dick. If you are a 7th grade dipshit, than you have no right to to come on and comment like you know it all, you probably don't even have a lisence!! You probably don't even know how to drive a manual!!! Shut up!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    so lambo, what about the many many people who say "RX7 rules and thats all there is to it!!" What about them? You dont mind them? hmmmmmm, it sounds to me that you are just as one sided as the person who you were bitching at! You hypocrite!
     
  8. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    what if someone were to say both cars rule and id take either <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
  9. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    it's just as simple as they say. Z06 no, C5 yes.
     
  10. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    Z06 guy, i think that you are mistaken. Of the two cars that you mentioned comparing this car two the only one that MIGHT be able to compare is the s2000, but that is not a good comparo at all (although it is leaps and bouds ahead of the comparison between this and the MR2). This car compares very well with a stock c5, it would be a great race on the track, not somuch on the drag though. This vs a z06? You are right about that no comparison.
     
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    <b>CORVETTES KICK ASS!! End Of Discussion!!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    don't worry slamb, you right, corvettes do kick ass, and thats all there is to it. so dont worry about what anyone else says. you have freedom of speech. and lambo, you started this frieken forum so dont be telling other people to shut up.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Yeah he does have the right to free speach, but dosn't have the right to say that one car is awesome and not give a reason. The people who cannot justify their answers just don't have a reason. <!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    Lambo, read the quote, he didnt say that the RX7 sucked, all he said is that the corvette ruled and that that was the end of his discussion. He never once said that the RX7 sucked. Why do you imply that, you really are prejudice arent you?
     
  13. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from bigrob</i>
    <b>Lambo, read the quote, he didnt say that the RX7 sucked, all he said is that the corvette ruled and that that was the end of his discussion. He never once said that the RX7 sucked. Why do you imply that, you really are prejudice arent you?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    He is just taking up space in the forum. I made this forum to compare the Corvette and the RX-7, not for people to tell me that "Corvette Rules and that is the end of the discussion." So I hope you see it my way.<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from LamboOwner</i>
    <b>I wouldn't have made this If I didin't think the Two Competed. With a name like LamboOwner Do you think that I am an American Muscle Car Fan? No. These two do compete. The Rotary is a powerful engine. And the RX-7 is much lighter. But as you mention the Corvette has a bigger engine. The engine also Weighs the car down. </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->interesting... well said!<!-- Signature -->
     
  15. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from bigrob</i>
    <b>Ok here it goes, real specs from mazda and from motor trend (they are what i could find)

    rx7 (1999 turbo, same as this car, different seats)

    250 hp
    5.4 0-60
    158 top speed
    13.8 1/4

    vette (1999 coupe, before hp increase)

    345 hp
    375 tq
    4.8 0-60
    173 top speed
    13.2 1/4

    Ther you go, cold hard facts, that cant really be disputed. I do love the rx7 however, in fact it is one of the only japanese cars that i do like, but it does get beat in this test. The hp difference really doesnt make too much of a differenc in this race due to the rx7's much smaller weight. As for handling, even being an american car entusiast iw ill have to honestly bow out to the rx7, but just slightly, due to its lighter weight and smaller size i do believe that the mazda will beat the incredibly nimble vette through the curvies (although i have no facts to back that up like i do the acceleration)

    As for these two cars being non comparable, get your head out of your ass and wake up, the two countries build cars differently and thusly their cars will have different engine types but can be built for the sme purpose. Think about it man, countries seperated by oceans and with differenc economical and cultural differeces will develop different types of sprts cars, both will be fast, both will handle well, and both will be built differently. Don't spout HP/Liter, because as someone said that topic has been discussed at naseum and has been proven retarded. The only time that hp/L means anything is when you enter your car into a displacemnet limited race, thats it.

    Why is it so hard for some people to realize that displacement does not neccisarily determinie class, but purpose and performance does? </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->your specs can't be right cause the 93-95 rx-7's had 255 hp and went 0-60 in 5.2 and 13.7 in the motor trend back in 93 when it won the motor trend import car of the year. i doubt they would make the car have less hp and slower
     
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    <b>CORVETTES KICK ASS!! End Of Discussion!!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    don't worry slamb, you right, corvettes do kick ass, and thats all there is to it. so dont worry about what anyone else says. you have freedom of speech. and lambo, you started this frieken forum so dont be telling other people to shut up.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Mate ure lame, and childish, don't diss people u don't even know, dissing people on the net is poor, and hey if ur gonna make a comment and give the reason is "just cause" then really u should get lost cause i mean thie IS a car forum not some HK "hood" as u Americans call them. Get a life and say something productive, n my personal opinion is the RX-7
    BECAUSE
    it's light
    it's rotoary engine is good
    good turbos (if turbo model)
    Well made
    Good history of cars
    tnasmission is good
    Good performance from car and engine
    good handling
    good car

    Later>>>

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  17. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    Umm... how can you compare these two cars? because they are sports cars? even sports cars have categories. an RX-7 is in a league of its own. it is a ROTARY engine. i'm not quite sure if any of these people actually realise how a rotary actually works. your comparing a fat piston powered muscle car to which is designed in a country where petrol (gas) is a cheap as chips (because of its high fuel storage) with a small rev loving car designed in a country the size of a pea where petrol is twice the price and fuel economy is an issue as well as exaust emissions.
    I really am sick of reading garbage about comparing two cars. i personally think a forum should be on the car itself. if you must compare, compare a previous model, a car in the same price range and power output. not something so different. jeez. tap your heads and stop arguing about pointless bulls**t.
    yeah i'm a fan of RX-7's, but thats because they are so different too any other car out there, but that does not mean i am going to go bag out another car just because it doesn't fit my personal taste.
    lighten up and just accept that there are many different cars that will give you an adrenaline rush even if you like it or not. its all about fun yeah?
     
  18. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    yup... sorry... i wouldn't have a clue how much those two cars are anywhere else but here in Australia there is quite a difference in the price of the two cars. import costs are a big issue here with the corvette. specially switching them to right hand drive. spose that was the fault in my comment.
     
  19. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sparetire</i>
    <b>They are in the same price range, the are both FR and they are both purpose built performance. If you get too specific, then no comparos are possible, and then Racing is not competitive. That would suck.

    But you are right, we just need to keep the diffs in mind, and how they affect the dynamics of the comparo.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --> Thank You!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
  20. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    I must say this disscuision is bordering on ridiculous. The ZO6 is a better performer, but it is In a different leauge. The wankel 4 rotary is a technical masterpiece and is way more advanced than most engines in the world. Why can't we just say both cars are good?<!-- Signature -->
     
  21. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    cause we arent talking about the Z06, and many of us ( i know i have anyway) have said that we respect and like both cars and that botha are good. The point is to point out the strengths and weaknes of both acars and to hopefully learn something in the process (also to have a good time reading ignorant people's posts and laughing)

    Some people take this shit way to seriously
     
  22. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    You guys think what you want...

    I just dont like people saying...ohh Corvette will destroy anything.

    that is bull


     
  23. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    Well, good thing its over now. Yes, both cars have their strong points. What I'm wondering is if this car has twin turbos. That would even up the competition, but right now, the Corvete is winning.<!-- Signature -->
     
  24. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    the z06 vette does 0-60 in 4 sec. and 1/4 mile in 12 sec., the mazda does a 1/4 mile in 13.6.... Go Vette!
     
  25. Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette.

    I don't know if any of you have ever seen a Linkin Felter corvette but right now it would kick any RX-7s a$$ no matter what, I myself am an import enthusiast but the linkin Felter Corvette is a twin turbo V8 I saw it run at New England Dragway a week ago and it ran a 10 second quarter mile, don't ask how fast it was because I was too impressed by watching it.<!-- Signature -->
     

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