who can beat the new 02 lingfelter vette Z06?????

Discussion in '2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06' started by hondalover, Sep 3, 2002.

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    Did you able to drive a z06 Vs any Porsche TT or GT2???
     
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    You honestly think the NSX doesn't have the potential to keep up, and often beat it on the track?

    The NSX is more difficult to drive to its maximum potential, but it has more potential than the corvette.

    Just one example - the concept version of the new NSX-R achieved a Nurburgring time of 7:56, no stock corvette has come close to that.
     
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    Ah, the NSX-R. A stripped for race supercar, fully intended for the track and redone in carbon fibre. I should sure hope it's faster than the Corvette. It still falls short of the GT2, R500 and Zonda, however.

    More potential? I'm assuming we're talking the Acura NSX, right? Even the professional driver, who would have no trouble taking nearly any road car, the nsx being no exception, to the limit averaged nearly 2 seconds faster with the Vette (I don't own the magazine, and on the net they don't differentiate between the drivers). I think I have another magazine that might show similar results, but I'll have to dig through what I have tomorrow. I'll see what I can find.

    There may very well be versions of the NSX available in Japan such as the Type S Zero (or whatever it's called) that are able to keep up with the Vette. I live in Canada, so the only ones I'll ever see are Acura NSX, and the Acura simply does not keep up around the track or in a straight line.
     
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    The Comptech NSX was there, and finished near the bottom (albeit it had much less power than most anything else at the shootout, except the Mosler).
     
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    It may be stripped for racing, but it's still a production model, stock, street-legal car, and as such is the only fitting comparison to the Corvette Z06, otherwise (ex: for the Acura NSX) it's not a reasonable comparison to compare the Z06.

    It doesn't matter what you'll see here, it's what the company makes at the production level that matters, be it here or on any other continent, otherwise you get inconsistent results.

    There are a few NSX-R's that have been imported here, the owners however, are not stupid enough to loan them to magazines.
     
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    Stock production model? You just said it was a concept in your last post. The NSX-R is a pure race car, and would likely cost well over 150k USD. Hardly sounds like a fair comparison to me. The NSX has other, high performance, models such as the type S and S Zero, which don't resort to completely stripping the car down (although the S Zero is very close).

    What I meant by Acura being the only one that's seen in Canada, is that it's the only one I'm familiar with and the only one I've ever driven. I know very little about any Japanese model, other than they exist, and that there's more than one model available.

    If you were going to compare the NSX-R to anything, it should be to other street-legal racecars like the Mosler MT900, or even the Porsche GT2.
     
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    I called it a concept because that track time was achieved when the car was still a concept (and was set to replace the existing NSX-R), the production model is the exact same as the concept was. And it's no more a stripped down pure race car than the Z06, it's not really all that stripped down at all, it really only had a few parts changed and replaced with lighter parts, a few other design changes, and it was good to go.

    Anyway, the NSX is a race car designed for the street, no matter what model you look at, just like the Vette is.

    Maybe you should do a little research on the NSX-R, and you'll find that it's not the "super modified, stripped out, pure race car" you seem to think it is, it's just a normal NSX that's been redesigned to be a little quicker, and handle a little better.

    The NSX-R is not in the same class as the MT900, or the GT2, and you know it.

    and the price of the NSX-R is $100,000 (USD), approx. 33% less than what you said. And the difference in price between the NSX-R and the Z06 is for the same reason as for the NSX - build quality, the fact that it's hand made, and it's more than just a fast car.
     
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    Okay, a six speed, 99 Honda NSX ran 8:33 around Nurburgring. Are you trying to tell me that they managed to improve 37 seconds PER LAP by simply making it "a little quicker, and handle a little better"? If that indeed is the case, you're going to have to offer a little bit of proof on that one.

    Neither the Vette nor the NSX are truly race cars for the street. What kind of race car focuses on driver feedback over pure speed and agility? A true race car for the street would be the Mosler or the Enzo (although the Enzo is slightly compromised by its weight).

    Seeing you seem so knowledgable on the NSX-R, could you answer a few questions?

    Does it have power windows? AC? CD player? Power locks? Is the dashboard of the same material as the regular NSX? What is the Body work made of?
     
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    A hennesy 1000tt
     
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    nice !! Do you have one??<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    lingenfelter kicks ass...motor trend had a tuner car challenge, the lingenfelter won...as far as corvettes go lingenfelter is a genius
     
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    Why drag stips only?
    True performance cars fair well on straight and corners, and I don't see the Z06 as an exception. I just wonder how reliable the engine is, and for what distance could it run on a race track before it failed. Do you have any idea?
     
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    Quite well actually. Take a look at the MT900, as well as the Corvettes running in the ALMS. All the engines have fared rather well, with the C5-R taking a few class wins at Lemans. The engines are strengthened a bit to endure the rigors of 24 hours, but a stock one should fare well enough for any reasonable amount of laps. The Chevy small blocks have been around forever, and are quite reliable.
     
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    that henessey viper won't take the LPE vette, the LPE vette runs 9 second 1/4s, getting to sixty in 2.0 flat; the viper will not do that, and if you want to take it back down to regular model grades, the new 500hp viper is roughly the same speed as the 405hp z06, that speaks volumes about dodge's lack of engineering if you ask me
     
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    No, it speaks volumes about the two cars' weights.
     
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    Basically the Lingfelter os a modded car I mean you can hardly consider it stock. The Lingfelter is to a Z06 as the 800tt is to a normal viper.
     
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    hey, if you really have a McLaren F1 what does the red sticker on the back of the middle interior say? My uncle owns one in Bothel WA
     
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    Hennessey sucks, im sorry but their reliability is in the dumps
     
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    Wow! Did someone finally manage to shut up Password? Judgeing by what I have read on here it would be a first time. BTW Password... check out Road&Tracks Sibling Rivalry article sometime where a 2001 385 hp Z06 beats the NSX by some 6 seconds over a 2 minute lap.
     

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