TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ THIS!

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

  1. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    a lambo would never beat this vette! forget it! the same for ferrari! they couldn't built a car that can beat this so close the debate.<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. #27 locoako786, Aug 9, 2002
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    Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Vette1</i>
    <b>Ok my god, I still can't believe some people still come on claiming that the VTTT is faster.

    Well lets compare evidence shall we, Callaway had its speed offically recorded by the Technical Research Center in Ohio. Hell they even had a video available about the Sledghammer, this is why it's speed was recorded offically. And you can have the number verified at the Technical Research Center.

    Now the VTTT...........
    What evedience, that has ever been brought up?
    This site......
    http://www.lambocars.com/diablo/gemballad.htm

    Now for one thing if many people who get so worked up that theres a European company that finally beat the Sledgehammer don't relize is the time the put. 255mph or 410kmh, what does this mean, it means the number were rounded since 255mph is not exactly equal to 410kmh, where as you notice the Sledgehammer's times are not rounded but if you do round them they too equal 255mph or 410kmh.
    PLUS!
    Thats hardly proof of anything (unless you consider some stranger telling you a car is fast, hardcore proof)
    Here's a quote from Meradur who actually e-mailed the website...
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    So, I can buy one of these rare VTTT's right now?
    > For about 4/5's the
    > original cost? Do you have the name of anyone who
    > owns one? What about the
    > name of that French magazine that had the priviledge
    > of testing one? Who owns
    > and operates this site? It would be great to hear a
    > reply.
    >
    > Thank you, Max L****

    Subj: Re: Diablo VTTT's
    Date: 5/6/2002 3:09:19 AM Eastern Standard Time
    From: smeyersm@yahoo.com
    Reply-to: info@lambocars.com
    To: *****@*****.com
    Sent from the Internet (Details)

    Hello Max,

    the Diablo VTTT can still be bought, there are eight
    accounted for, but I don't have a lead on one for sale
    at the moment, I do know a VT TT Roadster in black,
    awesome car, let me know if an open-top turbo charged
    Diablo sounds interesting.

    You should however know that any 'standard' Diablo can
    still be turbo'd if you like, all the semi-official
    VTTT's were built for Platinum Motors, an authorized
    dealer, and they still can install brand new dual
    turbo's on any Diablo, preferably recent cars, but
    older ones can also be tuned this way.

    I think the French magazine you're refering to tested
    the Gemballa Lotec Diablo Roadster, not one of the
    actual VTTT models if I'm not mistaking.

    By the way, I run the Lamborghini Cars on my own, just
    as a hobby of mine.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me again if you have
    any further questions,

    kind regards

    Mark Smeyers
    Lamborghini Cars, the enthusiast site
    http://www.lambocars.com
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Now you have it, its a web page made by an ENTHUSIAST! You think he's not going to be biased, wonder why we still have no name for the French magazine?

    It always amazes me that whenever an American source indicates an American car did better then a European car in something, all the European car lovers complain that the source had to have been biased, even when its a car magazine. However when theres a source that praises a European car, it doesn't matter to them how reliable the source is, to them its already a rock solid fact. (This is not aimed at all European car enthusiasts, I too love European cars).

    I hope this finally clears up the air here.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    did i mention i love u today? :p
     
  3. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Vette1</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from L337</i>
    <b>You didn't provide infallible proof, it's that simple. The key word is infallible. By definition you did show me proof...but it was fallible. You showed me an article written by a man, who could be wrong for all we know. It is possible to obtain proof, but it's not worth my time. If you want to spend your time go ahead. But I'll tell you right now the reason I challenged you to find proof was to show that its really hard to find definite proof of many things (especially when your main resource is the internet). To further my point check out this timeslip.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Know what believe what you want to, there is an article there is a Video and all times were recorded. Unlike the Lambo...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->i think that you have the last word! congrats!<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Vette1</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from L337</i>
    <b>You didn't provide infallible proof, it's that simple. The key word is infallible. By definition you did show me proof...but it was fallible. You showed me an article written by a man, who could be wrong for all we know. It is possible to obtain proof, but it's not worth my time. If you want to spend your time go ahead. But I'll tell you right now the reason I challenged you to find proof was to show that its really hard to find definite proof of many things (especially when your main resource is the internet). To further my point check out this timeslip.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Know what believe what you want to, there is an article there is a Video and all times were recorded. Unlike the Lambo...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Right there with ya. I'll never deny that this VTTT exists and can go that fast, but I'll never claim that it has. I only go by what I know.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from L337</i>
    <b>You didn't provide infallible proof, it's that simple. The key word is infallible. By definition you did show me proof...but it was fallible. You showed me an article written by a man, who could be wrong for all we know. It is possible to obtain proof, but it's not worth my time. If you want to spend your time go ahead. But I'll tell you right now the reason I challenged you to find proof was to show that its really hard to find definite proof of many things (especially when your main resource is the internet). To further my point check out this timeslip.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    People here have provided infallible proof more than once, the problem is that you people ignore it. I believe people have shown where to buy the video, letters from callaway, number to call for the Tech center where it was tested, ect. ect. You guys always preach about proof but seem to let facts slip when it doesn't prove your point.
     
  6. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from L337</i>
    <b>You didn't provide infallible proof, it's that simple. The key word is infallible. By definition you did show me proof...but it was fallible. You showed me an article written by a man, who could be wrong for all we know. It is possible to obtain proof, but it's not worth my time. If you want to spend your time go ahead. But I'll tell you right now the reason I challenged you to find proof was to show that its really hard to find definite proof of many things (especially when your main resource is the internet). To further my point check out this timeslip.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    People here have provided infallible proof more than once, the problem is that you people ignore it. I believe people have shown where to buy the video, letters from callaway, number to call for the Tech center where it was tested, ect. ect. You guys always preach about proof but seem to let facts slip when it doesn't prove your point.
     
  7. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    If your dealing with fractions of seconds those numbers can very with a virtually infinite amount of variables.

    Wind, Air Temp, Air Pressure, Surface Temp, Surface composition, Tire composition, humidity...ect
     
  8. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    Testing.....

    Seems like I've seen about three people try to post but nothing comes up..
     
  9. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    damn....VTTT iz of da hook...dat thingz fast LEAR HERRE Diablo <!-- Signature -->
     
  10. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    You know, when you are doing 255 mph, do you really think 1/1000 of a mph really matters? No, both the VTTT and the sledgehammer are very fast. they are both increadible pinnacles of the man/super machine relationship. The only thing I find interesting is that Chevrolet was doing it 14 years before the other guys. Imagine what they'll be coming out with soon. 275 mph? 290? 300? If they can do that to a Corvette during the worst years of its production, what can they do now that the they have engineered the fastest Corvette ever? The new Z06 is even faster than the 560 hp L88 models. They are already outrunning Hornets (the airplane). Yes, I think they new body Vette will be tuned to reach the very exclusive 300 mph club in the next 3-5 years. The other companies may take longer, but either way, these are very exciting times for all those who enjoy extreme performance.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from youknownothing</i>
    <b>You know, when you are doing 255 mph, do you really think 1/1000 of a mph really matters? No, both the VTTT and the sledgehammer are very fast. they are both increadible pinnacles of the man/super machine relationship. The only thing I find interesting is that Chevrolet was doing it 14 years before the other guys. Imagine what they'll be coming out with soon. 275 mph? 290? 300? If they can do that to a Corvette during the worst years of its production, what can they do now that the they have engineered the fastest Corvette ever? The new Z06 is even faster than the 560 hp L88 models. They are already outrunning Hornets (the airplane). Yes, I think they new body Vette will be tuned to reach the very exclusive 300 mph club in the next 3-5 years. The other companies may take longer, but either way, these are very exciting times for all those who enjoy extreme performance.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Timing matters when you're trying to break record....

    However you are right it would be amazing to see what Callaway could do, if they were challenged again. However I wonder if Europe would ever again bring up another contest for this?
     
  12. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    all right can i just say that maybe the sledgehammers faster or maybe the VTTT is but in japan theres a car tuning company called JUN. this company specialze in transforming toyota supras. they tuned a supra to 1000BHP and it is street legal in america and they raced it in the salt flats of Utah. after 3 runs it hit 262.3544 MPH. this is the fastest car in the world and you can find out alot about from your own research because it aint to hard to find. it is a yellow colour and has been at many of the car shows in america as of late<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Vette1</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from L337</i>
    <b>You didn't provide infallible proof, it's that simple. The key word is infallible. By definition you did show me proof...but it was fallible. You showed me an article written by a man, who could be wrong for all we know. It is possible to obtain proof, but it's not worth my time. If you want to spend your time go ahead. But I'll tell you right now the reason I challenged you to find proof was to show that its really hard to find definite proof of many things (especially when your main resource is the internet). To further my point check out this timeslip.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Know what believe what you want to, there is an article there is a Video and all times were recorded. Unlike the Lambo...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    That time card he has looks altered, for one thing. Also, until I see a published article about the VTTT going faster than this (officially, not rounding), then I'll say that the VTTT is the world's fastest streetlegal car. Until then, Sledgehammer owns.<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    Same here, I'd honestly love to see a car topping this record, but the one thing I never understand is how can someone so blindly believe something.
     
  15. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    We're due for a change in the record. Fourteen years is an incredibly long time to hold a record like that when technology is increasing. Take the Olympics for example. Humans can only progress so much farther than their competetors, yet their records are being smashed all the time. In the automotive world, the technology has gone far past what Callaway used, but still hasn't been used in a proven better way.
     
  16. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    BTW, Vette1, you should come to the main forums if you get tired of arguing with these idiots. Even if you don't want to come in there, e-mail me at kjo550maranello@hotmail.com, please. Later.
     
  17. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    If you can count that car you can count the GT90 that went 280 (not sure of the speed down to the decimals) on Talledega.
     
  18. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    where have ya read that the gt90 have done 280 mph?
     
  19. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    GOD DAMN YOU 2!!!!!!!!!!!
    The lambo's faster the vettes faster SHUT UP!!!!
    Both of u prove your theroys 2 me ASAP!!!!!! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/angry.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/angry.gif"></A> <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/angry.gif"></A>
     
  20. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH


    This is a senseless argument!

    On a different day at a different test facility these velocities could vary by a huge margin.

    Take the wing off the back of the VTTT and it might go 260.
    Strap a rocket on it and it might brake the sound barrier.
    This may not be practical, but nor is going 255mph.
     
  21. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    we have nothing to prove u check the old threads and ya will see who is right otherwise choke on!
     
  22. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    see the old threads and ya will find the proof!
     
  23. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    First off, a theory isn't a theory if it has definitive proof. Second, we can't prove either of them because we can't exactly go out and test them. Third, we have no theories, just opinion and guidelines on which we judge. Fourth, there is substantial evidence of the Sledgehammer reaching 254.76, but there is only very shaky evidence and unnamed articles about the Diablo VTTT reaching 255.
     
  24. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    kids where have ya read that this whicked diablo is faster than this vette?
     
  25. Re: TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAY Diablo VTTT IS FASTER READ TH

    Where are all the guys who were most vocal about this?
     

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