This is the fastest?

Discussion in '1988 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette' started by Discector, Aug 9, 2002.

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    i would take it if someone gives me one
     
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    Alright, sounds like people need to do some research before the start going around blowin smoke up people's asses. First of all, the motor in this car had nothing to do with the L98 that came with the '88 Vette. They started with a custom block and worked their way up. Second of all, aerodynamics counts for so much at that speed, the body is all function, it wasn't designed to look good. John Lingenfelter actually drove this car to the record speed... and helped build the TT motor. And no, the Supra is not the fastest, John Lingenfelter himself built a car under the body of a stock '93 Firebird I believe that had about 1400 hp and reached a top speed of 298 mph. And I know of at least one other performance co. that built a 290 mph Firebird... And no, it is not easy to build a car that will do even 254 mph, if you haven't tried, than don't comment. Also, why wouldn't another company build a car to outmatch this or the Firebird?? Because they don't care!! It wouldn't be profitable or practical at all. No one ever drives at these speeds...
     
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    fisrt off, Chevy SUKX. and for all u people out there that say but it is an 88, shut up, ford back in 1967, made a car that would go 220mph, and that was with only 500bhp, how come this has to has 380 more bhp, and it only gose 34.7mph. faster?, why because the designe suckes, and this thing can't turn well. therefor the gt40's kiss this things ass for when it was made, and they can turn.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    no, this is not the fastest car because this wasn't a production car. only 1 was made for one guy on demand. this was a custom car<!-- Signature -->
     
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    It is the fastest street legal car ever made. It never claimed to be the fastest production car there's a difference.
     
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    Bull Sh*t<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote>
    <b>THIS IS NOT A PRODUCTION CAR!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center>
     
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    People what the #$%# is the problem here? A vette doin 254.7 and all I see is complaining about how it isn't the fastest and this crap about not being able to handle and stuff about Ford and Nissan. It got the highest street legal record, end of story. If those guys did beat it, good for them, I'll be sure to send them a cookie. The reason this holds the record and they don't is this was done OFFICIAL, meaning its recorded and people witnessed it and yatta yatta. I'm sure that Nissan and that other stuff will be proven if they are in fact faster than this, until then SHUTUP AND ENJOY IT.

    And about the cars looks... it wasn't made to be pretty, it was made for one purpose - SPEED. It doesn't hold the SHOW CAR record, it holds the top speed record. I could understand if you were complaining about the looks as if you had the option to buy it or something, but you don't so quit your bitchin...
     
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    Lamborghini
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from pete 060387</i>
    <b>YOU AHVE TO HAVE THE BALLS AND THE INTELLIGENCE TO BUILD THIS CAR....
    ALL YOU CHEVY HATERS ARE JUST FULL OF CRAP...
    THIS CAR DOESNT HAVE THE LOOKS BUT THAT DOSNT MATTER.
    JUST POP THE HOOD AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT..
    REMEMBER... ITS AN 88'</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Rock on, dude.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    there was a land speed trial done down here in New Zealand and there was a 1300hp R34 skyline that did 415Kph with a 0 - 100 in 2.4 sec......
     
  13. My God, I feel insulted on behalf of all the sports cars that this is the fastest one......I too can put together this car from a scrapyard.......gimme a break.
     
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    Yeah. I'm with you. Who cares if it's the "fastest"? It's still, by far, not a high quality automobile. It's a Chevy for cryin' out loud! The guys down at Callaway just slapped some extra parts on it so it'll be loud and go fast. Isn't that what all the punk kids do to their civics and integras??<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Oliver Peck</i>
    <b>Yeah. I'm with you. Who cares if it's the "fastest"? It's still, by far, not a high quality automobile. It's a Chevy for cryin' out loud! The guys down at Callaway just slapped some extra parts on it so it'll be loud and go fast. Isn't that what all the punk kids do to their civics and integras??</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    So, what's the difference if the "some parts" come from the Ferrari or Bugatti factory, or from a dozen different aftermarket specialists? It's the final product that counts. As far as I could tell from the reviews, the only real flaw in the car was the everpresent C4 "squeak".

    Now, everybody has their own concept of their personal dream car, but I could live with the occasional squeak in exchange for this level of performance. For that matter, it's far more civilized than say, a Diablo.
     
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    It's true, this is one fast car, but i have to agree, it's butt ugly. I mean, c'mon... And it will only be a matter of time before another street car goes faster.
     
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    Well i'm not sure about that but i bet this thing handles like a long ruler on wheels with a huge stone on the front, ie i bet it oversteers!
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SithLord</i>
    <b>Well i'm not sure about that but i bet this thing handles like a long ruler on wheels with a huge stone on the front, ie i bet it oversteers!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    This guy knows what he is talking about. Can someone please make a faster car!!!
     
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    well, actually this is not the fastest car on the site. Not to mention the fact that it was geared just to go fast, not for acceleration, give me break-3.9 seconds for 0-60, that sucks. you could probably change the gears on most ferrari's and get a high top speed than this. Also, as I said b4, it's not the fastest car on here, the Supra Veilside Limited on this site is faster. top speed of 260, and 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. h/o, it's a shame they dont have that information on here, I had to go somewhere else to find that out. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    the Veilside Supra cannot reach 260mph seeing that its torque to weight ratio is pretty weak. especially with a heavy cocpit. there are many cars faster than this. this car is "the fastest" because it ran on a straightaway for like 5 mins...the Vectos Wx3 can beat this. and there's the SVS Stryker Twin Turbo (Dodge Viper)...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from FAREL 40</i>
    <b>the Veilside Supra cannot reach 260mph seeing that its torque to weight ratio is pretty weak. especially with a heavy cocpit. there are many cars faster than this. this car is "the fastest" because it ran on a straightaway for like 5 mins...the Vectos Wx3 can beat this. and there's the SVS Stryker Twin Turbo (Dodge Viper)...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Actually, the run was made at the TRC in Ohio. Looong straight in a very large oval, but nothing like 5 minutes (over 20 miles at this speed).

    Many of the posts on this board are along the lines of "this car could beat it" or "that car could beat it". You know what counts? An accurately recorded run at a higher speed. C'mon, it's been over 10 years, you'd think someone could do it.

    If anyone has, they're not talking.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from FAREL 40</i>
    <b>the Veilside Supra cannot reach 260mph seeing that its torque to weight ratio is pretty weak. especially with a heavy cocpit. there are many cars faster than this. this car is "the fastest" because it ran on a straightaway for like 5 mins...the Vectos Wx3 can beat this. and there's the SVS Stryker Twin Turbo (Dodge Viper)...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    That viper doesn't have a faster topspeed. And damn, this sledgehammer was made in 88. Look how long it has taken companys to make cars that come close to it. And to the people that rag it for being a chevy, why hasn't anything topped it. And off subject. I'd like to know what, besides the body, of that tt viper is actually dodge.
     
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    YOU AHVE TO HAVE THE BALLS AND THE INTELLIGENCE TO BUILD THIS CAR....
    ALL YOU CHEVY HATERS ARE JUST FULL OF CRAP...
    THIS CAR DOESNT HAVE THE LOOKS BUT THAT DOSNT MATTER.
    JUST POP THE HOOD AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT..
    REMEMBER... ITS AN 88'
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from pete 060387</i>
    <b>YOU AHVE TO HAVE THE BALLS AND THE INTELLIGENCE TO BUILD THIS CAR....
    ALL YOU CHEVY HATERS ARE JUST FULL OF CRAP...
    THIS CAR DOESNT HAVE THE LOOKS BUT THAT DOSNT MATTER.
    JUST POP THE HOOD AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT..
    REMEMBER... ITS AN 88'</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    exactly
     
  25. Re: This is the fastest?

    This car made over 1000 horsepower, this was detuned to 880 to be more streeable. 0-60 and quarter mile times were slip-limited. They did not Run it on slicks, but shaved street tires (so they wouldnt build up heat at 250+). If they tested quarter mile on slicks and not street tires then it would be a drastically different story.

    And what leads you to believe this car will oversteer. These cars came very close to 50/50 weight distribution, and uhh 2 turbos isnt gonna change that. There is no relavance to that post
     

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