What are you, a goat? :D
nothing like taking a u-turn at 70 mph.
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He is more like a sheep in Ford clothing :p
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Retarded Chevy fans.
It's not even the fastest production car and gets throughly trounced by the race cars. It's great and all that it's that fast but I doubt that anyone here would be able to afford the car let alone get it shipped to Germany to attempt it themselves. Besides, you'd probably get yourself killed.
Everybody is acting like this is the second coming. It's a Corvette I can't afford that went around the race track really quick. Woo freakin' hoo. Now every Chevy leg humper and their brother is running around to every Ford fan and yelling "IN YOUR FACE!" Then they get all bent out of shape when you tell them that you don't care. 3 years ago though, all you heard from the Chevy camp was how Ford "couldn't make power without a supercharger". But now it's OK 'cause a Corvette has one. It's childish really but it's so much fun watching all the Chevy guys, especially Corvette owners, get all spun up over it! You don't even have to say anything disparaging! Just one word, "Bah!" and look what happens. You really want to see them bust a gasket? Tell them that a freakin' Lexus (i.e.: Toyota) is over 2 seconds faster!
Track records: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordsch...test_lap_times
It seems I struck a nerve lol
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I'm reporting this as a 'religion/ politics' thread.
I refuse to argue with idiots, because people can't tell the DIFFERENCE!
Heck,, I got tired just watching the person work the steering wheel.;)
JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)
He topped out at 179 mph. Most impressive was how that production chevy handled. For half the price of a Ferrari. I'm in.
Looks to be a good year for those who can afford one; Chevy (7:26.4) and Nissan (7:29.0) are all very comparable in lap times, with the non-production Lexus (7:24) and Nissan (7:25) in the mix as well. I'm sure the Lexus will be in production soon, as well as the V-Spec.
I really don't care about what any car can do around the 'Ring.
I know what my truck will do around Summit Point but big deal.
I just find it all so funny. People are going to rush out and buy the car because it goes around the 'Ring that fast. But it's not the fastest so what's the big deal? The Ariel Atom is the fastest production car and there are like 4 more behind it before you get to the Corvette. So really, what's the bragging rights about? "Yay, I got 6th place! WOOHOO! I rock! In your face 7th place! Yeah!"
Sorry you can't afford one. Have you ever driven a Z06 or even a C6. Truly an amazing car and I can't wait to own the ZR-1. I traded my Z06 for a new rag-top since I only drive the car on the weekends if the weather is nice. My Chevy dealer laughed at me when I drove in with the title to my 1 year old rag-top and my checkbook.
I could care less if Toyota or Ford comes out with something faster or has more HP(aspirated or not). I will gladly give any driver of those cars a ride in mine and I hope I can get a ride in theirs. When I was 17 I went thru the Chevy vs Ford stuff. Now I can appreciate each car for what they bring to the table.
When you can drive a production car off the lot and compete with the likes or Ferrari and Lamborghini AND get a 100K mile drive-train warranty for less than half the price that they charge you have an excellent product. My neighbor was complaining to me about the cost of a clutch replacement in his Lambo. 10 or 20K I can't remember cause I was laughing so hard. I have a strange feeling I might walk outside one day and see a ZR-1 in his driveway.
Last Corvette I drove was a 1994 ZR1. The hottest Corvette I ever drove was a 96 Grand Sport.
Yeah, that's fine, you can compete with Ferrari for the 1/3rd the dough. I'm honestly not that worried about it. I drive a Lightning every day. It's parked in the lot right now and I'm gonna go visit it at lunch and go grab a burger and a beer somewhere I think. I don't need to be convinced that a Corvette has bang for the buck and I don't need to be convinced that it is a performer. Spare me the typical Chevy/Corvette guy rhetoric.
I like cars. All cars. Some I find pretentious. Some I find the owners pretentious and that just turns me off to the car itself. I like the GT-R just as much as I like the Corvette. But I'd take other cars over both of them. It's got nothing to do with being a "Ford guy" or a "Chevy guy". I'm not even really a "Ford guy". I just happen to own Fords because Ford is selling things I like. I've also had the most success in racing with Fords. When someone else puts together a car that piques my interest and I can afford, I'll buy that. For now, I'm finding it hard to beat my Lightning. It runs like a Mustang or Camaro, goes around a turn insanely well for a truck and can still tow a boat. On top of that it gets decent gas mileage. I was averaging about 20 MPG this morning on the way to work (yes, I calculate my mileage). For a truck with a supercharged 5.4L V8, that's impressive. I'm still driving because I haven't found anything else that is this well rounded.
I've never been in to the Chevy vs. Ford thing. It's stupid. I just really hate it when one wants to have a intelligent conversation about the merits of a Corvette, the Chevy guy always drags it into the gutter for a pissing match. That's pretty much why I sum it up with "Bah!".
My gosh, someone posts a Chevy circling a track at a record speed and you respond with a "Chevy vs Ford" novel? You seem to be getting all worked up over nothing, or at least trying to stir things up. BTW, who cares about a Ford lightning, it's a pick-up truck.
No, I didn't. I responded with "Bah!". Then the personal attacks came.
I don't really care what you think about a Lightning either. If you wanted one, you'd be driving one, like me. But like everyone else out there, you're one of those people that are going to tell me what cars you could find to beat it. But you don't actually own anything that could do so. It's just another pissing contest.
Still no paddle shifters... bah!
You know me quite well. When have I ever brought up what vehicles could out run your pick-up truck? I could careless, really. However, If I was looking for speed, a Ford Lightning would be last on my list, but to each their own. I'm glad you're happy with it.
Because it's as irrelevant as the lap time a Corvette can get around a track. It doesn't matter.
I don't know you well at all. Sorry. I just know that you make it a point to post things that seem to be directly intended to upset me in some way for your amusement.
I think it's more as; "Look what a car can do around the track, that can compete with vehicles with twice the cost".
The only amusement I get is reading how worked up you get over a GM product. I sincerely apologise if I get you all upset, not my intentions by any means. I just call it as I see it. BTW, I would never own a current GM or a FORD product for the matter.
Face was simply sharing a video he found interesting.
You responded with "Bah" (wtf is that all about? Uncalled for, IMO).
He responded with the goat query, with a big smiley at the end.
You called Chevy fans retarded.
Personal attacks after that? Yeah, OK.
Sami, I understand it's my opinion vs. someone else's and I don't have a problem with that. Everyone is entitled to theirs, including me. I don't think it's relevant. It's cool, yes, definitely. The 'Ring is widely considered one of the most complex and challenging tracks out there. But lap times are more contingent on driver, not car. Yes, a Corvette has a distinct advantage over, say, a Cobalt but if you put Jim Mero (guy who ran the 'Ring run IIRC) in the Cobalt, and say MikeC78 in the ZR1, the lap times will not have light years of disparity. MikeC78 might even lose to the Cobalt.
The problem I have with opinions is when I offer a differing opinion based on a differing view, I get attacked and questioned. Same goes with anyone else. To me, the 'Ring run is just a novelty with what should be no bearing on the sales of the car. But, in reality, Chevy will take the feather in their cap and say "Look! This car can do this around this track, provided you are as capable a driver as the guy who drove this lap time (but you probably aren't). Oh, what's that? Yeah it really is cool, isn't it? What's that? How much? For you? 9 million dollars! Sticker? What sticker? Oh, THAT sticker, no, that's a misprint, it's really for an...uhhh...Impala! Yeah, an Impala! That's the ticket! So will that be cash or certified check?" Hopefully the anal raping comes with some KY.
And if anybody thinks that after all this hype a ZR1 will roll off the lots for less than 150K, you're nuts. I swear the only reason GM went and did this was to justify markup. It's a weak justification IMO.
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