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Old 01-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #16
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OK, obviously the race was won at the start. Was that because the Ford gets the power to the ground better or because the Ford driver was much more skilled than the Vette driver?
I suppose it's possible I have not kept my knowledge up to date but the white Corvette in the video is not a ZR-1. It's a convertible which last I recall makes that impossible.
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I suppose it's possible I have not kept my knowledge up to date but the white Corvette in the video is not a ZR-1. It's a convertible which last I recall makes that impossible.


Sure about that? Even the Grand Sport has the wrong gills.


http://www.google.com/search?q=conve...w=1280&bih=875
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Sure about that? Even the Grand Sport has the wrong gills.


http://www.google.com/search?q=conve...w=1280&bih=875
That's what I get for watching the video on my phone the first time. I was sure it was a convertible, but nope. Upon further review on a larger screen, it is a ZR-1. My bad.
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I had a buddy's GT for 3 days once. A truly amazing car. I am not a skilled enough driver to comment on if it is faster than a ZR1, but I sure liked the transmission better than any of the Corvettes I have owned.

Having said that, I am still a Vette man to the core.
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On One Lap Patrick in an 02 Z06 with no engine mods beat a GT in a quarter mile. Driver has as much to do with it as the car...JMO
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OH really? Why does GM put Launch Control on these cars?
1/4 mile times are in every major road test and review for a reason. Think about it?

I think you could just say that drag racing isn't the only thing it's built for. Many folks track their car to be challenged by lap times, but drag racing (1/4 mile time) is and will always be relevant.

Looking at the video, it appears the Corvette driver is not very experienced but I do agree that we don't know much about that GT. I've seen many ZR1's and Z06's get 3.6 0-60 times. I suspect if the race went a mile the ZR1 would catch up but let's not make excuses. In that race the GT smoked the Vette.

I think a 2012 100K GTR will get a considerably better 0-60 time than either car because of the AWD and Nissan's constant improvements each year. If we go by price, an (AWD) Porsche Turbo for about the price of a Ford GT will go about 3.1 0-60 and the Turbo "S" (currently the quickest Porsche) is a little more $ (180K) but will turn a 2.7 ,almost as quick as a Bugatti Veyron (2.6) for 1/10th the price. The Veyron of course will go 250+MPH for the extra million dollars plus.

I'm looking forward to the New Viper tests. Should be amazing.

I do enjoy certain aspects of the GT and I think it was great to see Ford build an exotic car.

The 1/4 mile will always be one important gold standard in testing. Show me a road test for a performance car without one?

One more thing: When people say: "It's only a few tenths", we must remember that one tenth of a second in a QM race is approx. one car length! If you loose a 1/4 mile race by 3 car lengths (3/10ths of a second) you got crushed!
Old news now. But the new viper lost to the zr-1. Even in the looks catagory.
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