Re: Who says Americans can't build exotic supercars. --- I can admit when I'm wrong, --- So can I. --- but you were FAR more wrong than me --- In what way? --- First of all, you only showed one car that comes close to the Z06's combination of power and fuel consumption --- Well, two cars from the US market. That's true enough. I got bored slogging through Edmunds. --- 315 hp obviously isn't close to 405 hp --- Sorry, your original statement was: "Every other car near 400 hp uses alot more fuel". The Porsche makes nearly 400bhp and has comparable performance. If 315bhp isn't near enough to 400bhp for you then you should have said something like "every other car within 20bhp of a Corvette uses a lot more fuel" but you'd still be wrong because of the Jag as well as whatever other cars that match the Corvette's mileage figures that I didn't find. --- Secondly, you said that the Z06 was a gas guzzler, yet you can't even find one car near 400 hp that uses less fuel. --- It is a gas guzzler. Any car that, under normal driving conditions, returns less than 20mpg can rightfully be referred to as a gas-guzzler. The Jag is a gas-guzzler too in my opinion. BTW the main reason the Jag doesn't get better mileage than the Corvette is that it isn't offered with a manual transmission. A nice 5-speed ZF box would add a couple of mpg to the figure and outdo the Vette. Add to that the fact that the new 4.2 liter version of the blown V-8 that Jaguar uses boosts output to 400bhp and 408lb/ft of torque. Isn't it a bit embarrassing that a car with 300kg more weight, a supercharger and the aerodynamics of a cinder-block gets the same mileage as the lighter, slipperier, normally-aspirated Corvette?