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      08-04-2009, 03:10 PM   #67
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It'd still get walked. The vette is lighter and more aerodynamic.
Yes, I think this is true. Plus the SC only adds more weight in the least desired areas.
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      08-04-2009, 03:12 PM   #68
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It'd still get walked. The vette is lighter and more aerodynamic.
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i wonder how a s/c modded m will do against a zr1
it would still look like a base civic racing a tuned 335.
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Hi everyone!
This is Charrizz from UK!

I am very new to the forum. I have been on here every day since I have found this forum.

chasing? hardly the only reason hes behind is because the roads too narrow.

Good Luck to all!

Thank's!...
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Hi everyone!
This is Charrizz from UK!

I am very new to the forum. I have been on here every day since I have found this forum.

chasing? hardly the only reason hes behind is because the roads too narrow.

Good Luck to all!

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methinks that you have alternative motives for joining this forum
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      08-07-2009, 08:00 AM   #72
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methinks that you have alternative motives for joining this forum
*looks at that dude's sig*

i see what you did there...

*looks at your sig*

fuck, that's the perfect breakfast. no i'm hungry.
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      08-08-2009, 12:10 AM   #73
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It's chasing an Alpine White/Coral Red JB3 335i with Volk Racing TE37 dropped on Moton Coilovers with Ipod adapter and cold weather package
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Man that ZR1 is fast!!! There were a few straights where he almost plowed into the back of the Lambo!
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fuck, that's the perfect breakfast. no i'm hungry.
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Man that ZR1 is fast!!! There were a few straights where he almost plowed into the back of the Lambo!
You might think the ZR1 is incredibly quick but when you check Youtube and look for races with the 'ZR1 vs' you will find one where it's compared to an AC Cobra. I don't think it's tuned difference from how you buy it from the factory but it sure does show that the Vette isn't top dog in the acceleration stakes.

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You might think the ZR1 is incredibly quick but when you check Youtube and look for races with the 'ZR1 vs' you will find one where it's compared to an AC Cobra. I don't think it's tuned difference from how you buy it from the factory but it sure does show that the Vette isn't top dog in the acceleration stakes.
That's a cool video and all but, where the hell would you find an AC Cobra for sale?

Warranty?

Maintenance shops?

Exactly.
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That's a cool video and all but, where the hell would you find an AC Cobra for sale?

Warranty?

Maintenance shops?

Exactly.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~luukb/ac.html

The Cobra in question I believe is equipped with a 6.2L vette engine kicking out around 430hp, so there is a lot more than just light weight helping win that race, it's actually packing a bit of muscle.

I'm unsure as to whether it uses a modern chassis and suspension but if it did I would pick this over any other supercar made today. It is the ultimate Anglo-American muscle car.
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      08-08-2009, 11:21 PM   #79
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Uh, I'd still rather have a ZR1 with A/C, navigation, good stereo, modern interior, etc....
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Uh, I'd still rather have a ZR1 with A/C, navigation, good stereo, modern interior, etc....
It's one of the very rare occasions for me where looks and image far outweigh outright ability, I know the ZR1 would destroy it on any track but the Cobra is a thing of beauty that very few cars can equal and the Vette definitely isn't one of them.
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its an m3 with a dinan exhaust.
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That's a cool video and all but, where the hell would you find an AC Cobra for sale?

Warranty?

Maintenance shops?

Exactly.
I wouldn't take that video too seriously.

Autocar is BY FAR, one of the worst car review ezines on the internet, and has a serious history of bias against American cars in general.

They raced a GT2 and ZR1 and were only able to get 12.4 in the 1/4 with the ZR1.

That should show you how much they suck.
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I wouldn't take that video too seriously.

Autocar is BY FAR, one of the worst car review ezines on the internet, and has a serious history of bias against American cars in general.

They raced a GT2 and ZR1 and were only able to get 12.4 in the 1/4 with the ZR1.

That should show you how much they suck.
It seems that almost all British car mags have loads of trouble launching any RWD car with >300bhp.
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Maybe. I think "Car" is decent for a British car e-zine, at least they were able to get the "factory" times with the ZR1.

But when it comes to 1/4 times, and 0-60, 0-100, I try to stick with Motortrend since they usually have "good" drivers that can beat the factory spec times regularly.

AutoCar is outrageously bad though.
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Maybe. I think "Car" is decent for a British car e-zine, at least they were able to get the "factory" times with the ZR1.

But when it comes to 1/4 times, and 0-60, 0-100, I try to stick with Motortrend since they usually have "good" drivers that can beat the factory spec times regularly.

AutoCar is outrageously bad though.
I definitely agree with all of that.^

But I really, really enjoy AutoCar's reviews.
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Here's what Motortrend was able to get in the 1/4:

Nissan GTR - 11.6 @ 120.0mph
Porsche GT2 - 11.4 @ 127.9mph
Ferrari 599 - 11.3 @ 126.4mph
C6 ZR1 - 11.2 @ 130.5mph

The ZR1 is also the lightest car of the group at 3324lbs (it weighs less than a 328i !!!).
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^^^GT-R is highly overmatched here and yet did very respectably. Odd that I would still rather have an M3 that is MUCH slower.....
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Maybe. I think "Car" is decent for a British car e-zine, at least they were able to get the "factory" times with the ZR1.

But when it comes to 1/4 times, and 0-60, 0-100, I try to stick with Motortrend since they usually have "good" drivers that can beat the factory spec times regularly.

AutoCar is outrageously bad though.

Considering they hold the record for the 0-100 and back to zero for the last several years I think that blows your comment right out of the water. The difference between UK and US reviews is that over here all tests are conducted on normal surfaces and not a dragstrip, we also don't run our test from 5-60mph but from a complete stand still. All of these differences will give the opinion to the untrained eye that over here we stuck.

Another thing worth remembering is that unlike the US our temperature seldon gets above 25 degrees and more tests between Oct ~ April will range from 5 ~ 20 degree at best, all of which will affect the launch.
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