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Old 01-06-2008, 05:21 PM   #136
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So is the blower a roots type or Lysholm(Whipple). Autoweek says Roots but I thought it was a Lysholm.
its an Eaton "high helix" Roots... aka.. Eaton TVS.

http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/Produc...iteId=EatonCom
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its an Eaton "high helix" Roots... aka.. Eaton TVS.

http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/Produc...iteId=EatonCom
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:49 AM   #138
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Magnesium castings for the intake/blower, oil pan, accessory brackets, etc.
Cost, durability.

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Titanium exhaust manifolds and cats
Cost.

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Magnesium wheels
Cost.

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Titanium coil over shocks
Are you serious? That's a horrible idea.

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Polycarbonite rear window
Cost, safety, wear resistance.

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Higher redline - if LS7 can spin to 7K why can't the smaller LS9?
Durability. The LS7 isn't supercharged.

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Non-runflat Pilot Sport Cup tires - this alone would drop seconds off the 'ring time
True, and leave owners stranded. It's a road car first and a race car second.

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I LOVE IT, its amazing!!! But didn't they leave some low hanging fruit on the tree?
No, they picked the low-hanging fruit long ago and now grabbed all of the medium-hanging fruit.

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IMHO the ZR1's only possible weakness is its extra weight and forward bias. If anything holds back interest in this car that would be it.
Considering that the competition is worse off, I doubt they'll have any problems.

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Extra content would add cost but if the car is right people will pay for it.
People will only pay so much for a name which sells for as little as ~$45,000 from a manufacturer which sells vehicles for as little as ~$12,000.

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Now if they sell all 2000 per year without big discounts then none of this matters and I'm full of it.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:51 AM   #139
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ZR1 will Beal all supercars
but nissan's lovers said
The new GTR faster than this monster
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:29 PM   #140
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For those of us old foagies that have always wanted a Corvette but never could afford that in addition to raisng kids, mortgages and 50+ hour work weeks for chicken scratch and 20+ Years in the US Navy, to finally be able to have one for me is a true blessing. Like a reward for all the years of patience, hard work and tenacity. Add to this the double blessing that I am really frothing at the idea of buying this C7 ZR-1 at 100k or not and I am humbled. To all of you that are multiple Corvette owners, you, I hope, really are appreciative of your blessings..ie Patrick..I love my C5 vert and, it, like I knew it would, only makes me want more. I am now working hard to eliminate all my debt including my home so that by 2010 or 2011 I can pay cash for a shiny new ZR1 while I'm still young enough and healthy enough to enjoy it. Those near my age (50) that are now experiencing their first vette (or as my daughter calls it, "Mid Life Crisis") know how I feel. As for those much younger that have this awsome machine in their hands, How cool is that. As I said before I got my Kids their hot rods (G-35 Coupe and Nissan 350Z) before I got my wife and I ours. (We saved the best for last huh??) God bless all of you and the very best in 2008 to you as well.

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Serving 22 years for my country, visiting 66 countries in the process...nothing to me means more than a Corvette. The other Euro types have their due place, and respect, but nothing conjours up more thought provoking visions of speed, girls, apple pie and mom, than a Covette! Like Kev, I've paid my dues...and my military retirement, for the moment, pays for the monthly privilege of owning a 2006 Victory Red Covertible. My reward to myself. And yes, having 3 Corvettes certainly keeps me entertained! Like I tell most people...you can keep your money in a bank for someone else to use, earning maybe 2 or 3% a year...as for me, I drive my bank accounts and earn 5 to 12% per year at the same time!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #141
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hooooraaaaah

Serving 22 years for my country, visiting 66 countries in the process...nothing to me means more than a Corvette. The other Euro types have their due place, and respect, but nothing conjours up more thought provoking visions of speed, girls, apple pie and mom, than a Covette! Like Kev, I've paid my dues...and my military retirement, for the moment, pays for the monthly privilege of owning a 2006 Victory Red Covertible. My reward to myself. And yes, having 3 Corvettes certainly keeps me entertained! Like I tell most people...you can keep your money in a bank for someone else to use, earning maybe 2 or 3% a year...as for me, I drive my bank accounts and earn 5 to 12% per year at the same time!!



THANKS FOR SERVING BROTHER...AND I COULDN'T AGREE MORE...AS FOR ME I PLAN ON DRIVING MY KIDS INHERITANCE..HELL THEY MAKE MORE MONEY THAN ME ANYHOW.

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Take me to the river, Drop me in the water. Pull me out with a Vette.
Old 01-24-2008, 01:21 AM   #142
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Why couldnt I have been born RICH. Dmnnnnnnnnnnnn
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #143
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Why couldnt I have been born RICH.
That's the boring way to reaching things. Earn it yourself and it'll be THAT much sweeter. Plenty of guys on here are doing it that way, wait till they light into the tires for the first time. They'll be 16 yrs old all over again.

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Just got my ZR1 last week!

2010 Black ZR3 package.
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