Re: 2002 RX-7 Vs. 2002 Corvette. "OH MY GOD. I AM IN UTTER DISBELIEF. I have read the first 3 pages of this forum and was freaking out. You guys are actually comparing an rx-7 and a CHEVROLET CORVETTE. I think the RX-7 is a great car, but it has no bussiness trying to compar itself to a Corvette." I seriously hope you're joking.... you're acting as if the Corvette is some kind of car god and the end all best performance car ever. "And, just in case no one noticed, this is no damn STOCK RX-7. IT is a SPIRIT R, does anyone know what that R stand for. YES, that right RACING. This car has a price of at least 100,000 dollars." No, actually the Spirit R RX-7 is a special version of the 2002 RX-7 in Japan, celebrating the last production year for the 3rd generation RX-7. It is not a racing car. "Now, if you want to compare modded cars. Compare this to a Corvette C5-R. Now we have a real test. Even though a C5 Corvette would blow this "Race" edition away." You seem to be a little mislead. A 1997 Corvette beats the 1995 RX-7 by two tenths of a second in the quarter mile and is one tenth faster 0-60. Year for year, the RX-7 was faster than the Corvette. Notice that the Corvette is two years newer than the 1995 7) Add on top of this: This car is the Japan edition which have always had about 30 more horespower over the US versions (emissions crap etc) and is about 7 years newer allowing for more engine and turbo refinements to create some more horsepower (2002 RX-7 estimated ~295hp) and that isn't even this special Spirit R version. Seems to me like a C5 Corvette barely beat a two year older US RX-7 in the quarter mile and that if any car was doing the blowing away, it'd be the Spirit R to the C5. "It makes me sick, none of you(well, I shouldn't say none of you. Spartire, and Z28Vette know what they are talking about)have any repcect for Corvette Heritage. There is just no comparison here." You really are confused here. Yes, I'm sure the Corvette has a great heritage and I'm not doubting that. However, you seem to think that the Corvette is on some kind of pedastal above all other cars which it certainly is not. "I'm not saying I don't like Japanese cars. They are good because they are cheap. I can buy a 10,000 Civic, spend 10-15 thousands on mods and it would smoke the shit out of a Vette for 25,000 dollars vs. a 45,000 price of a Vette. But which car would catch more attention on the street? CORVETTE. Which car is gonna be worth more in 20 years? CORVETTE. Which car would god rather drive? CORVETTE. AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS RULE." You're basing the whole car 'population' of Japan on a Honda economy car. Most Japanese cars are hardly 'cheap'. Just like America, they have their share of crap cars and performance cars. "Cars were born in America for crying out loud, now all you bastard ass ricers just throw that away like it didn't matter. While Americans inveted cars, all those damn japs had thier head up their ass. Now, just because they made a car lighter with a smaller engine and make it sorta fast you all bail on Classics? Thats bullshit. PEACE" We are debating the car's performance, not their heritage or history. "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? You think an RX-7 can out handle a Corvette. "The Corvette like all american cars is made for 1/4mile racing, and is a heavier car." That is the biggest bunch of bullshit I have ever heard. Yes, America does build cars for drag racing. Chevelle, Charger, etc. I will have you know that a Corvette only weighs 300 pounds more then then a RX-7." A 1997 C5 Corvette actually weights more than 500 pounds more than a 1995 RX-7 and even though the C5's lateral acceleration Gs aren't listed, I bet it doesn't topple the RX-7's .98G on the skidpad. And to make another point, look at the size of tires of these two cars: C5 Corvette F 245/45ZR-17 R 275/40ZR-18 RX-7 225/50R16 225/50R16 The RX-7 pulls a .98 with patheticly thin stock tires. "And a RX-7's engine only displaces 80 Cubic inches vs. the 350 Cubic engine of a Corvette." Is that something to brag about? If anything its a good thing for the RX-7, showing how efficient its engine is. It doesn't need 350 cubic inches to compete. "The chasis alone of the Vette weighs less then the RX-7's.I apologize for the Jap comment." Oh really? Where did you find that out? Even though the RX-7 weights 500 pounds less, the Corvette's chassis weights less than the 7's? Intruiging. "But this forum is trying to compare the RX-7 to a Corvette. There is no comparison." Why? They are very close in performance year for year. "I am a die hard Corvette fanatic. But I don't only like them cause they are fast. I feel, overall, they are the best sports car bargain in the world. The Vette runs with its 80,000-300,000 dollar exotic car competitors." So do RX-7s. They can compete year for year with Corvettes and they actually cost less than them. Nothing against the Corvette, they're great cars.