Re: IS CORVETTE REALLY A SPORTS CAR?

Discussion in '2001 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe' started by FordEscortLx90HP, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. IS CORVETTE REALLY A SPORTS CAR?

    Do you chevy fans think the corvette is THE CAR of the century? All domestic cars are only worthy to get trashed. These cars have huge ass engines that make the car wheigh hella more. I hear this car is racing with McLarens and Ferraris and other crap like that. Man that pisses me off u all get proud of it but then u look at the statistics of the race the corvette is lapped like 4 laps 5 and. I have never seen chevy win anything yet. There is no car that can compete with any british or japanese car none no concept nothing. The only car worthy of lookin at is the Gt40 and the Gt 90. Thats it no other crappy Vipers, Corvettes C6, Camaros, Mustangs, they all suck and i will smoke all of those cars with my Lotus Espirit V8. I'll have four letters on my license plate BURN while u have 3 POS. PEACE!!!

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  2. C'mon, buddy. Not to take anything away from your Lotus, which is a fine car, but we all know what would happen on a curved track. The similarly powered Lotus, with its stubbier (and dated) profile would begin lifting at speed. Furthermore, replacing the run-flats with a set of Bridgestones on the Vette would yield 1.0g on the skidpad vs. the Lotus' 0.9g. The bottom-line is your Lotus wouldn't hold the line.

    As I cross the finish line ahead of you, I'll wave the $35,000 you could have saved by buying a superior car. Then, I'll fuel up, ride home with the top off (at 27 mpg) and remove the four sets of golf clubs and the duffel bag from the trunk. <!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Fastest, you are a dumbass. The Corvette isnt even heavy, infact its lighter than cars with engines half the size. Theres not a single car out of Japane that can take it, and it can easily take a Lotus or Jaguar. And theres the Z06 Corvette for TVR Porsche and Ferarri.
     
  4. If you do own a V8 Esprit you should have the intelligence to know that a Viper is faster than this Lotus. The LS1 Vettes, Z28's and Trans Am's will comfortably hang with an Esprit in a straight line.

    Yes, it's a beautiful car, but not amazing with 350hp while claiming to be a true supercar.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. now why are you calling the viper crappy? It's got a ton of torque and power, and it has control too. It can pull a G on a skidpad. It's fast... I mean I agree that mustangs suck(classic mustangs are ok) but I mean don't diss the viper.
     
  6. This car is the best. It's anything but heavy. Obviously you don't know crap about the corvette since you're saying it's heavy. I agree that the corvette would beat you on a curved track. Your Lotus is a nice car, I agree with you on that. Mclaren's no doubt aren't the fastest car. Chevy Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette 1986 is the fastest car known to man. Well, it's the topspeed car. McLaren ranks in at 9th so whatever. Yes I am a chic and I know I don't know everything about all the cars like you guys do, but I know a little bit and I'm s till learning. Bu bye!<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Yes, the Corvette is the car of the century. Luxury, performance and style all in 1 affordable package.<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. Another one of these 6 year olds... Them and their super duper cars.<!-- Signature -->
     
  9. IS CORVETTE REALLY A SPORTS CAR?
    ARE YOU AN IDIOT?

    have you ever watched Le mans?
    The vette smoked the porsche the viper and the BMW all year long.
    the only competition it got was the saleen and NSX.
    however the saleen kept braking down. and the NSX got a vitory the last i checked but overall the only thing that even came close were the vipers at the beginning and the BMW's seemd to be slowly closing the gap all year but as for the porsches they could not even hang with the BM's. this shit went on all year!!!!!!!!!

    Most of us corvette lovers are not stupid we know the vette is not the fastest thing on earth but it is one of if not the fastest thing you will see this year on the street.


     
  10. IS CORVETTE REALLY A SPORTS CAR?
    ARE YOU REALLY AN IDIOT?

    have you ever watched Le mans?
    The vette smoked the porsche the viper and the BMW all year long.
    the only competition it got was the saleen and NSX.
    however the saleen & NSX kept braking down. the NSX did finaly get a vitory the last i checked but overall the only thing that even came close were the vipers at the beginning and the BMW's seemd to be slowly closing a large gap all year but as for the porsches they could not even hang with the BMW's. this shit went on all year!!!!!!!!!

    Most of us corvette lovers are not stupid we know the vette is not the fastest thing on earth but it is one of if not the fastest thing you will see this year on the street. and last year and the year before that and the year before that lol. you mite see a new $100.000 911 turbo or shelby serise 1 someday soon, i did see a shelby about a month ago but i think you mite have a better chance at playing the lotto.
     
  11. i'd have to say whoever said this: As I cross the finish line ahead of you, I'll wave the $35,000 you could have saved by buying a superior car. Then, I'll fuel up, ride home with the top off (at 27 mpg) and remove the four sets of golf clubs and the duffel bag from the trunk. pretty much sums it up

    35 is pocket change copared to the shit it hangs with
     
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    <b>Do you chevy fans think the corvette is THE CAR of the century? All domestic cars are only worthy to get trashed. These cars have huge ass engines that make the car wheigh hella more. I hear this car is racing with McLarens and Ferraris and other crap like that. Man that pisses me off u all get proud of it but then u look at the statistics of the race the corvette is lapped like 4 laps 5 and. I have never seen chevy win anything yet. There is no car that can compete with any british or japanese car none no concept nothing. The only car worthy of lookin at is the Gt40 and the Gt 90. Thats it no other crappy Vipers, Corvettes C6, Camaros, Mustangs, they all suck and i will smoke all of those cars with my Lotus Espirit V8. I'll have four letters on my license plate BURN while u have 3 POS. PEACE!!!

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    In my opinion:
    Is the Corvette really a sports car?<p>
    NO.<p>
    Is the Corvette a high performance car?<p>
    Yes<p>
    When I hear the term sports cars I think of Miatas, Celica's, Cougars, Z3s, Etc... All nice cars none the less. When I see a car with 350hp that'll do 0-60 in 4.5 and hold a G in the skid pad I see it as more of a high performance car not made for the faint of heart.
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    <i><b>"There is no car that can compete with any british or japanese car none no concept nothing."</i></b> Thats just plain ignorant. <p>
    <i><b>"Thats it no other crappy Vipers, Corvettes C6, Camaros, Mustangs, they all suck and i will smoke all of those cars with my Lotus Espirit V8."</i></b> Another worthless comment. Lets look at this really quick. It's not gonna beat a new Z06, Mustang Saleen S-281E series to name a couple. All by the way priced way under the Espirit. Now lets take the Viper. Priced parallel to the Espirit. Oh the Dodge will win here to. <p>
    I like all cars Domestics and Imports but you need to go back to your Fast and Furious Fantasy land Bro.

     
  13. corvette is the best sport car nobody can beat the corvette i got the 2001 c5 with the 5 bhp more i race with many cars like...
    maserati 2002
    porsche 911
    camaro ss
    ford mustang cobra 2000
    ferrari F1 355
    ferrari modena 2000
    all these cars are sucks i beat them all
     
  14. I totally agree that there is no Japanese car that could take this.
     
  15. ignorance is bliss, notice how happy this "fast" guy sounded? jesus dude, cmon now, sayin u like a car and saying that car can ebat a vett are two big diferent things. A lotus espirit would get smoked like a very fine cuban cigar dude. now add a few grand and make it a zo6, it would be hit like 3 a foot bong in a 3 man circle. Esprit is old man
     
  16. when i hear sports car, i think of a nissan 350Z.
    corvette is a performance car, not yet a supercar.
    when i think super car, i think of a car that is expensive(over 150k), has eye-catching looks, and has a lot of prestige.

    a sledge hammer corvette is a drag car, and it is mostly used for drag racing.

    a C5R is a racing car, and that goes for a ferrari 550GTO. because it has been modded for racing.
     
  17. Your dream guarage has 15 cars with 8 American ones and you say that domestics suck? You have 2 Mustangs and a Viper in there. You are saying that Vipers and Mustangs suck. Besides idiot like 5 cars on your list are concept cars so no one can ever have them in their guarage.

    Domestics have "huge ass engines" to make the car more powerful and faster. You do understand that Vettes, Mustangs and Camaros engines are no bigger than abour 350cu in and the mustang is only 289. Thats not big at all. The 2003 Viper SRT-10 is 500 but the one before it was about 425.

    Oh yeah and British and ESPECIALLY Japanese cars suck! You guys dont even have Jaguar or Astin Martin anymore cause theyre owned by the Ford Motor Company.

    Japanese cars SUCK! Everyone of them. Not a single good one. Email me Dburn10251@aol.com and tell me 1 good japanese car.

    Your Lotus sucks too. Check it out.

    You will smoke a Viper? 2003 SRT-10, Viper Henessey. There are Vipers that will smoke you.

    You will smoke Corvettes? 2002/2003 Z06, Lingenfelter. There are Corvettes that will smoke you.
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    ou will smoke Mustangs? 2003 Cobra, 2000 Cobra R, Saleen S281, Saleen S281-E, Saleen S351, Saleen SR, Roush Stage 2, Roush State 3, 360R, Steeda. There are Mustangs that wills moke you. And none are concepts.
     
  18. lol ill just get a Subarau Sti, and kill the vette on drag and on track. Bout 15,000 less also.. gotta love those japs
     
  19. more production cars have been tested on this fearsome track than any other..people who know their stuff will know what im refering to and wont question the integrity of this info. "official"

    7:33 Gemballa Porsche GTR 600 driver Wolfgang Kaufman, 2001
    7:43 TechArt GT Street (911), 2001
    7:45 Gemballa Porsche GTR600, 2000
    7:46 Porsche 996 GT2
    7:46 SHK Porsche 993 GT2 652 hp, 1999
    7:49 Porsche 996 GT3 Cup
    7:50 Blitz Supra 750 hp driver Herbet Schürg, 1997
    7:50 Honda RC30 rider Helmut Daehne, 1993
    7:50 Lamborghini Murcielago, Horst von Saurma, 2002
    7:52 Gemballa Porsche Porsche 911 Le Mans, 1995
    7:55 Caterham R500 Superlight
    7:56 Porsche 996 Turbo
    7:57 Lotec Porsche 993 Turbo 600 HP, racing suspension
    8:03 Porsche 996 GT3
    8:04 Lamborghini Diablo GT
    8:06 Caterham 7 Superlight R (driver Robert Nearn)
    8:07 Ferrari 550 Maranello
    8:09 Ferrari 360 Modena
    8:09 Lamborghini Diablo SV (no ABS?)
    8:10 Chrysler Viper GTS
    8:10 Donkervoort D8 180R
    8:12 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
    8:12 Porsche 993 Turbo
    8:13 Lotus Esprit Sport 350
    8:15 BMW Z8 400 ps
    8:15 Ruf 911 CTR 2 520 hp
    8:16 AC-Schnitzer E36 M3 CLS II 350 ps
    8:17 Porsche 996 C2
    8:18 Ferrari F355
    8:22 BMW M Coupe 321 ps
    8:23 Porsche 996 Carrera 4
    8:25 Audi RS4 375 HP
    8:25 Callaway C12
    8:25 Mitsubishi Carisma GT Evo VI
    8:26 Mercedes Benz SLK 32 AMG
    8:28 BMW M5 400 ps
    8:28 Nissan Skyline GTR 277 hp
    8:28 Porsche 993 C2
    8:29 Mercedes Benz CLK 55 AMG
    8:31 Ferrari F355 GTS 380 hp
    8:32 BMW M Roadster 321 ps
    8:32 Porsche Boxster S
    8:34 Acura NSX 276 hp
    8:34 BMW Z3 Coupé 3.0i 231 ps
    8:35 BMW M3 Coupe 321 ps
    8:36 BMW E36 M3 EVO 321 ps
    8:37 Maserati 3200GT
    8:37 Mercedes Benz C32 AMG
    8:37 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec 350 hp
    8:37 Subaru Impreza GT Turbo
    8:38 Honda NSX
    8:38 Mercedes Benz SL500, 12/2001
    8:38 Porsche 996 Carrera 296 hp
    8:39 Honda S2000
    8:41 Aston Martin DB7
    8:41 Audi S3 210 ps
    8:42 Audi S4 265 HP
    8:42 Lotus Exige
    8:44 Chevrolet Corvette
    8:45 Chevrolet Corvette 339 hp, automatic
    8:46 Porsche 993 Carrera S 285 hp
    8:47 Honda Civic Type-R 200 ps, 2001
    8:49 Jaguar XKR Coupe
    8:49 Renault Clio Sport V6
    8:52 Mercedes CLK 430
    9:09 Volkswagen Golf V6 4Motion

    track times..not drag times.. ill check this thread later and see whats going on
     
  20. Corvette began life as a sports car: a small, two door roadster with a bit more juice than your average car (only it still wasn't much). It was intended to compete with the British sports car that American WW2 veterans were importing after they had seen them while they were 'over there'. Thus I would qualify the Corvette as a sports car, though I will admit it has certainly evolved from its original form, but who's to say words can't evolve as well?
    As for the idiot who said the Sledgehammer was a drag machine, where do you think they tested this thing? It was on a track, with turns. And the amazing part is they drove it home after a day of speed runs.
    In reference the the 'Ring times previously posted, GM purports that the 04 Z06 has run under 8 minutes, though I can't find a reference in their website giving the exact time.
     
  21. yeah but this isnt the ZO6. no one doubts that is fast in a straight and on a track. and 1500kg is HEAVY by the way.
     

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