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Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-23-2012, 8:38 AM Reply   
I was over on Corvetteforum.com and realized I have got to be one of the youngest people on that forum!..and probably one of the oldest on this forum. lol

Anyway, any other wakeworld 'vette guys? Post 'em up!
Old    Swass            03-23-2012, 11:48 AM Reply   
I don't have the chest hair to pull that off.

My midlife crisis car of choice would be a 993.
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-23-2012, 9:19 PM Reply   
I love vettes. They are a blast to blow past on the track.
Old    Scott (magicr)      Join Date: May 2004       03-23-2012, 10:01 PM Reply   
Have always loved Corvettes, never owned one. I had a chance to buy a 1961 for $4500.00 (back in 1979) but I couldn't afford the insurance, it was original red and white with I think a 283. I now own a 73 Challenger Rallye totally stock and original. Give me American muscle any day.
Old    Kevin Denbroeder (stepintoliquid)      Join Date: Sep 2005       03-24-2012, 2:24 PM Reply   
Not gettin' any love on this post Neil!
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-24-2012, 2:39 PM Reply   
Had a Z06 for awhile and test drove a ZR1 but unfortunately my 2-seater comes from Southern Europe.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-24-2012, 4:24 PM Reply   
Haha...I knew it was a long shot after seeing all the bimmer posts on here in the past!


Going fast is fun, but there's always someone faster. At least that's what us gold chain wearin, chest hair flaunting, Viagra taking, slow American sports car driving guys tell each other after we get smoked by a Neon SRT4! Lol
Old    Spencer Coon (spencercoon)      Join Date: Mar 2011       03-24-2012, 4:46 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzyj View Post
I love vettes. They are a blast to blow past on the track.
I'd be interested to know what you drive. A stock ZO6 on Hoosiers in the hands of any decent driver is almost untouchable by any stock street car and most modified race cars depending on the class.
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-24-2012, 8:00 PM Reply   
When I went from the Z06 to F430 it was night and day!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-25-2012, 7:34 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
When I went from the Z06 to F430 it was night and day!
WOW! That was a big step Backwards!
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       03-25-2012, 7:39 PM Reply   
I have a 73 in my garage. It is my cousin's. He needed a place to store it when he moved to South America. He gave me the keys and said drive it whenever you want. It is a great looking car and I was really excited about having the keys until I drove it. In 2 years I have only driven it more than 10 miles from home once.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-26-2012, 8:12 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
When I went from the Z06 to F430 it was night and day!
Ill bite. Pics.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-26-2012, 9:35 AM Reply   
The '73 is starting to become more desireable as a collectible. While the 68-72's had the chrome bumpers and are CRAZY expensive, the 73's had the chrome rear, and the plastic front. Right now, they're extremely affordable, and I may look to pick one up in the next year or two as a project car.

Porsche's, Ferarri's, Lambo's....all just a dream for working stiff like me. But, even if I could afford one of those, I'd still have a vette (or a few), too. For some of us, it's more about celebrating American sports car heritage as opposed to having the fastest, rarest or baddest car in the parking lot. That being said, there's is still some screaming fast vette's out there!

Really looking forward to the C7!
Old    BLAIR BARHAM (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-26-2012, 12:02 PM Reply   
My dream car

My next car will be a Z06 and I'll take the cost of the Z06 add a few goody's and have something that will smoke your 100,000 plus European cars and still be able to buy a new Malibu.

Redneck out!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-26-2012, 3:13 PM Reply   
A ZR1 will beat my F430 in a straight line but a Z06 won't. Unfortunately that's all a vette will do better. That being said vette is the MB of the sports car world, very good value considering you can buy 2 ZR1's for the price of a 430.
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-26-2012, 3:19 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
A ZR1 will beat my F430 in a straight line but a Z06 won't. Unfortunately that's all a vette will do better. That being said vette is the MB of the sports car world, very good value considering you can buy 2 ZR1's for the price of a 430.
I recant the numbers on the Z06 look better than the 430 on the straight line quarter mile.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       03-26-2012, 3:44 PM Reply   
"That being said vette is the MB of the sports car world,"

Awesome.
Old    sperbet            03-26-2012, 3:45 PM Reply   
I love the new Vette's. Can't beat the bang for your buck. My Pops has an 08 base model. I figured this thread needed at least one pic. Here is one of a new ZR1 that was for sale on CL a few months ago. I think it was around $100k. So purdy...
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Old    Pound (snyder)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-26-2012, 4:36 PM Reply   
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevr...item2c642ad4c6

Texas Direct Auto usually has a couple of ZR1's. Today only one. but it's a pretty good price.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-26-2012, 9:33 PM Reply   
My inlaws. Hopefully Im married to the favorite daughter LOL
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Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       03-26-2012, 11:53 PM Reply   
That last one is awesome.

Why would you pay $100k for a vette?
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-27-2012, 7:38 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by pesos View Post
That last one is awesome.

Why would you pay $100k for a vette?
This maybe???


* 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
* 0-100 mph in 7.0 seconds
* Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph
* Top speed of 205 mph
* Nrburgring in a time of 7:26.4
* capable of 1.1 Gs on skidpad
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       03-27-2012, 8:47 AM Reply   


Jeremy agrees with you! "You'd have to be bonkers to buy the corvette...and that is why you should."
Old    Adam R (wakecumberland)      Join Date: Oct 2007       03-27-2012, 9:15 AM Reply   
Would I rather have a 911 Turbo? Absolutely. Do I understand why some buy the ZR1? Absolutely.

P.S. Whatever TOPGEAR says is gospel. Do not deny Jeremy, James and Richard.
Old    sperbet            03-27-2012, 10:41 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by pesos View Post

Why would you pay $100k for a vette?
Because you have to pay twice that for most of the other cars that put up similar performance numbers.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-27-2012, 11:18 AM Reply   
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Because you have to pay twice that for most of the other cars that put up similar performance numbers.
If you're going to buy straight bang for your buck though, passing up a GTR for a vette would be reaaallly hard to do.
Vette for 100k:
* 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds
* 0-100 mph in 7.0 seconds
* Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.3 seconds at 131 mph
* Top speed of 205 mph
* Nrburgring in a time of 7:26.4
* capable of 1.1 Gs on skidpad

GTR less than 90k :
*0-60 mph in 2.9 secs
*0-100 mph in 7.1 secs
* Quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.6 s at 120.0 mph
* Top speed of 195 mph
* Nrburgring in a time of 7:26.7 (on the base model's Dunlop tires)
* capable of 1.12 Gs on skidpad

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Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-27-2012, 5:29 PM Reply   
I don't care if you prefer Euro sports cars or not.... As a red blooded male that loves cars you lose your man card for not at least respecting the Corvette.

I'll admit... I'm starting to get old and this'll show it.... Hahaha: I had a 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. It had the Blue color deleted on the build and was white (probably sinful to a purist) It was the one and only american car that I've owned, and it's probably on the list of 2-3 that I really wish I still had. I got it 3 years old with 20k on the clock and it was just right at the time. LT4 roller rocker motor. 6 Speed. I did a few things to it. Put the wide wheels all the way around and ran 315's front and rear. Installed Bilstein sports and lowering kit. Re-built the exhaust and intake. Did some tuning. Added a oil and power steering cooler. Swapped to Hawk brake pads. Decided it need a little makeover: had the roof hoop and windows blacked out to match the wheels. then drove the hell out of it. It was wicked, and not much got past it on the track. There was almost nothing that could match the horsepower to weight ratio. Mix that with the nasty wide contact patch and fully adjustable 4 wheel suspension and it was a nasty combo. It was also one of the scariest cars I had ever driven on the track. I finally got arrested in it and decided that I'd trade it in on something more practical. To this day, I miss that car. It was the only C4 that I've ever liked.

Here's the thing.... It's not the car that sucks. It's usually the asshat driving them that makes them lame on the track. Look around a bit. They've got quite a racing heritage.

I'd take another in a second. A Z06 would work just fine. The ZR1 is just rediculous. Yeah, the GTR is faster, but it just looks like a over grown 350Z (IMO).
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-27-2012, 5:31 PM Reply   
Oh, and for what it's worth... That quarter mile time tells all. The ZR1 is brutal. For a two wheel drive car to be even close to the GTR is rediculous. That car is severely traction limited. It can't stretch it's legs till you get into triple digits.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-27-2012, 6:47 PM Reply   
Matt- Is that a '66? My uncle has a pretty original '66 with side pipes and rag top. It's sick. Good luck getting' your hands on that!

Evan- That C4 sounds bad ass....and you're right, some of the purists would smirk at the white GS, but I've seen a few and they're cool. White is a great color for the C4. And you're right, you have to at least respect a car like the Corvette. I mean, it's hard to believe it's stayed pretty true to its roots for 60 years!

The GTR is a rad car no doubt. I was next to one the other day and was definitely admiring the styling and sound of the car. I wished I was in my C5 ('04, 6sp) just to get him to really get into it. I actually just saw a two GTR's line up on that show Pass Time and I think one ran 11.40? with a tune and mid pipe. The stock one was just over 11.70. They just hooked up and went!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-28-2012, 8:02 AM Reply   
Quote:
That car is severely traction limited. It can't stretch it's legs till you get into triple digits.
I agree, I was just commenting that if someone is buying a vette because price=performance is better than Ferrari, they would most likely not end up with a vette.

Quote:
As a red blooded male that loves cars you lose your man card for not at least respecting the Corvette.
I love love love the C4 and hopefully can convince the mrs. to let me get one as a summer fun car... we'll see.
... with that said, I have to give my vote for "best newer american muscle" to the Viper.... I have always just absolutely loved Vipers.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-28-2012, 9:06 AM Reply   
The new Viper is pretty badass. I have a neighbor up the street that has the ACR. It's wicked. He drives his daughter to school in it. Pretty funny seeing someone cruising around in what's basically a race car doing errands.

FWIW.... The car I really want right now is a Boss 302. The new one is awesome. It's putting up some pretty serious performance numbers.

Matt, that car is amazing. Such a classic.

I've gotta say that I think the americans are really headed in the right direction right now. It's been a really long time (maybe never) that I remember being as excited as I am about what the american manufactures are bringing to market. I think the Germans (with a few exceptions) are missing the mark right now, and I love german cars. The japanese are still just japanese. Going about making really good cars with very little excitement (at least from me).
Old    sperbet            03-28-2012, 4:21 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by guido View Post
I'd take another in a second.
Sweet! So I can count you in as part of my Corvette club when I buy my mid-life crisis ZO6?
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-28-2012, 4:48 PM Reply   
Matt that is a sweet vette. I think my favorite Vette of all time(looks wise anyways since I have never owned or even driven one) would be a '67 427 tripower convertible. Black with red accents.

Like this one
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-28-2012, 5:45 PM Reply   
not mine but my fathers


Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-28-2012, 5:47 PM Reply   
i think the last time he drove it was in 2010


Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-28-2012, 5:49 PM Reply   
passenger side


drivers side
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-29-2012, 6:09 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by spencercoon View Post
I'd be interested to know what you drive. A stock ZO6 on Hoosiers in the hands of any decent driver is almost untouchable by any stock street car and most modified race cars depending on the class.
My daily driver is a e90 M3, and my track car is a 944 turbo, heavily modified. I agree, Z06's are a beast and well respected, although I can keep up with them on my home track. Its the base model vettes that tend to be fairly unruly, or at least have unruly drivers.

When I blow the motor in my 944, im sticking an z06 engine in there.
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-29-2012, 8:13 AM Reply   
The F430 turns more heads.
Old     (bakermatt)      Join Date: Mar 2012       03-29-2012, 8:21 AM Reply   
Surely the vette is a great car, it doesn't work in Europe because it appears to vulgar, but Jeremy loved it as a car.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-29-2012, 8:50 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
The F430 turns more heads.
I still call BS that you have a Ferrari. Post pics and I will eat crow.
Old    sperbet            03-29-2012, 11:53 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
The F430 turns more heads.

As it should. Better question, who cares?
Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-29-2012, 12:09 PM Reply   
Not sure what "eat crow means" but you can buy a used F430 for 130K. About what I'm going to have to pay for my new Star or Nautique, and not much more than lots of people pay for their boats.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-29-2012, 12:15 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
Not sure what "eat crow means" but you can buy a used F430 for 130K. About what I'm going to have to pay for my new Star or Nautique, and not much more than lots of people pay for their boats.
Wow...owned a Z06 for a while, has test driven a ZR1, has a 430 and about to pay for a new Star or Nautique?....all at the age of 28.

Good for you man!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-29-2012, 12:28 PM Reply   
Sorry guys let me try this again


Old    Troy Deschamps (TroyD)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-29-2012, 12:50 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripr View Post
Wow...owned a Z06 for a while, has test driven a ZR1, has a 430 and about to pay for a new Star or Nautique?....all at the age of 28.

Good for you man!
Got lucky early on in life. Have some insecurity issues stemming from a poor childhood so I like to own nice stuff.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       03-29-2012, 12:55 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
Not sure what "eat crow means" but you can buy a used F430 for 130K. About what I'm going to have to pay for my new Star or Nautique, and not much more than lots of people pay for their boats.
Thats what I thought.
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       03-29-2012, 6:16 PM Reply   
Pics, pics, pics.

DC. Cool car your dad has. What else does he have in his garage. Is that a gullwing?
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-29-2012, 6:21 PM Reply   
Very good eye! Yes that is a 1955 Gullwing and on top is a 1932 ford Vicky roadster
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-29-2012, 6:37 PM Reply   
Original Gullwing AND a '57 Vette? DAMN!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       03-29-2012, 10:48 PM Reply   
He used to have more, in the early 2000s his dream was to have every corvette "C" platform? Model? (brain fart) produced. He also had a 2003 corvette convertible (I gave em crap cuz it was automatic). A 90s callaway corvette (thing always over heated but hauled ass). And a 1977. The 57 is all he has left, sold the rest

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