700hp in the next C7 ZR-1? Is it enough?

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    Feb 19, 2013 11:40 AM GMT
    Given that the C7 is about a 100 pounds lighter than the C6, will 700 HP be enough or a little too much with 4 1/2 lb / hp?

    http://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-next-gen-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-could-crack-700-hp-328841.html#axzz2LHmkbx2V
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    Feb 19, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    I'm damaged, I read health-points
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    only 29 views in the last six hours. Now watch this after I edit the thread title and insert the word 'gay'
  • BmwKid92

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    Feb 19, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    if you picked up a miata / fiat / hybrid civic

    you left your manhood on the lot
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    No. drive one. also

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    Feb 19, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidNo. drive one. also



    Thanks I'll pass.

    /punny
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    I always liked this Corvette C1 series, beginning with the change to quad headlights:

    1958-Chevrolet-Corvette-front-three-quar

    1958 Chevrolet Corvette Owned by GM CEO Akerson Going to Auction

    http://wot.motortrend.com/1958-chevrolet-corvette-owned-by-gm-ceo-akerson-going-to-auction-248613.html#axzz2LN9RzSu7
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    There is no such thing as too much power so long as the car has enough tire and traction to make use of it all.
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidI always liked this Corvette series:

    1958-Chevrolet-Corvette-front-three-quar

    1958 Chevrolet Corvette Owned by GM CEO Akerson Going to Auction

    http://wot.motortrend.com/1958-chevrolet-corvette-owned-by-gm-ceo-akerson-going-to-auction-248613.html#axzz2LN9RzSu7


    My fav is the C2 1963 - 1967, but I very much adore the 61 and 62 ... the 61 more because it has the painted coves.

    And Lt. Dan sorta redeemed himself by the charitable contribution of the sale of his 58. He's still a know-nothing CEO, but I much appreciate what he's done with the sale. And that's a very pretty color combo.
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    Feb 19, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidThere is no such thing as too much power so long as the car has enough tire and traction to make use of it all.


    However, 4.5 lb/hp is getting a bit insane. True, I know the Bug has 1000+ hp but it's also 1,000 pounds heavier.
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    Feb 19, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidI always liked this Corvette series:

    1958-Chevrolet-Corvette-front-three-quar

    1958 Chevrolet Corvette Owned by GM CEO Akerson Going to Auction

    http://wot.motortrend.com/1958-chevrolet-corvette-owned-by-gm-ceo-akerson-going-to-auction-248613.html#axzz2LN9RzSu7


    My fav is the C2 1963 - 1967, but I very much adore the 61 and 62 ... the 61 more because it has the painted coves.

    And Lt. Dan sorta redeemed himself by the charitable contribution of the sale of his 58. He's still a know-nothing CEO, but I much appreciate what he's done with the sale. And that's a very pretty color combo.


    I love my '61 (pic in profile), but it's only good to look at. They're a nightmare to drive (kingpins, solid axle, bias ply tires) and I cannot, for the life of me, get my turn signals and stop lights to work properly. Apparently this is an issue with the C1's. I've had more wheel bearing problems (Front and rear) with this car than any other I've ever owned. I've had ball and roller bearings on it, and this Spring the hubs are going to be changed on it. I'm hoping this will fix my problem, as I'm tired of having grease on my front shoes every couple of months. I'm also ditching the bias ply tires in favor of wide white radials. I'm tired of having the car go wherever it wants whenever the tires follow a valley in the road...argh.
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    Feb 19, 2013 9:39 PM GMT
    NJVetteGuy77 said
    freedomisntfree said
    ART_DECO saidI always liked this Corvette series:

    1958-Chevrolet-Corvette-front-three-quar

    1958 Chevrolet Corvette Owned by GM CEO Akerson Going to Auction

    http://wot.motortrend.com/1958-chevrolet-corvette-owned-by-gm-ceo-akerson-going-to-auction-248613.html#axzz2LN9RzSu7


    My fav is the C2 1963 - 1967, but I very much adore the 61 and 62 ... the 61 more because it has the painted coves.

    And Lt. Dan sorta redeemed himself by the charitable contribution of the sale of his 58. He's still a know-nothing CEO, but I much appreciate what he's done with the sale. And that's a very pretty color combo.


    I love my '61 (pic in profile), but it's only good to look at. They're a nightmare to drive (kingpins, solid axle, bias ply tires) and I cannot, for the life of me, get my turn signals and stop lights to work properly. Apparently this is an issue with the C1's. I've had more wheel bearing problems (Front and rear) with this car than any other I've ever owned. I've had ball and roller bearings on it, and this Spring the hubs are going to be changed on it. I'm hoping this will fix my problem, as I'm tired of having grease on my front shoes every couple of months. I'm also ditching the bias ply tires in favor of wide white radials. I'm tired of having the car go wherever it wants whenever the tires follow a valley in the road...argh.


    I've heard plenty about driving C1s. It's almost (not quite) who cares .... park the car out on the lawn in some shade, pull up a chair, crack open a beer and just be happy to sit there and stair at it.

    I like to get out and drive them though, and the drive quality is the reason I stick with the big B bodies as that's where GM put the engineering money. The 61 Ventura feels a bit crude, but the 63 and 66 are perfectly enjoyable road cars, once set up properly and I don't mind going just about anywhere in them.

    I enjoy the 63 set up the way it is, with HD springs, fat bars, Bilsteins and Firestone Firehawks, which is the only one of them I have back here, just as much as the G8. It's level, almost no body roll, not too harsh, not the least bit floaty with stout brakes.

    I like driving it much better than a Goat and mine is as fast as many goats as evidenced by the absurd amount of street racing that we did during Dream Cruise week in Detroit. A couple of times it was four of us lining up at a light and all four Pontiacs.

    When the light turns green in the below, what do you think is gonna happen? A 389 Tri Power HO 62 Grand Prix caught up with at the next light, but was one car back in the far right lane. The car in front of him in the right lane was so kind as to pull a 360 through a gas station to allow us all to line up together. Or maybe he just wanted to get behind all of us to watch what was going to happen and it did.

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    Feb 19, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidGiven that the C7 is about a 100 pounds lighter than the C6, will 700 HP be enough or a little too much with 4 1/2 lb / hp?

    http://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-next-gen-chevrolet-corvette-zr1-could-crack-700-hp-328841.html#axzz2LHmkbx2V

    Probably about right depending on the application. More than enough for the street, adequate for stock on the track. My basis for this opinion:

    My Corvette can be tuned to provide in excess of 1000 HP at the wheels, but has been tuned to provide only approx 700 at the crank or 600 at the wheels. My tires are sticky but ok for the street so they are not the performance tires that are appropriate for the track. With these tires, it is extremely easy for me to apply enough power to cause the rear end to get loose, so any further power would be useless.

    It wasn't my initial plan to have the configuration I ended up with. I went to a shop for them to do some performance work and due to their incompetence they caused the engine to be destroyed. I got them to pay and took it to a top shop I should have used in the first place. With a blank slate I chose the works so that's the story.
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    Feb 19, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    However, 4.5 lb/hp is getting a bit insane. True, I know the Bug has 1000+ hp but it's also 1,000 pounds heavier.


    There was a time people said anything more than 200 hp in a FWD car was insane and would make the car difficult to drive.

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    Feb 20, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]ATC84 said[/cite]
    freedomisntfree said
    However, 4.5 lb/hp is getting a bit insane. True, I know the Bug has 1000+ hp but it's also 1,000 pounds heavier.


    There was a time people said anything more than 200 hp in a FWD car was insane and would make the car difficult to drive.

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    Well, that turned out to be true unless one is in love with torque steer. I've had my share of front drivers, but seem to always return RWD and a big V8.
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    Feb 20, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    Classic muscle car porn! Thread WIN*icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    4i3JR0phan7 saidClassic muscle car porn! Thread WIN*icon_cool.gif


    lots more right here

    http://www.youtube.com/user/purestockdrags

    and some crazy old guys riding these things. Nothing like 7,000 rpm powershifts in that old 409.

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    Feb 20, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
    damn, people are ignorant. Y'alll, this is just the Miata hate thread renamed.
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:20 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saidNo. drive one. also



    ive always dreamed of driving on that track..big GT5 fan here
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 saiddamn, people are ignorant. Y'alll, this is just the Miata hate thread renamed.


    Got it wrong punk. We have opinions just as you do. This thread was and is about the next C7 ZR1.
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    Y u curr doe?

    You can't afford it, lol.
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
    7Famark saidY u curr doe?

    You can't afford it, lol.


    Yep, typical gay bitch BMW attitude.

    I won't pay it gurlfriend. Z06 is plenty.
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    7Famark saidY u curr doe?

    You can't afford it, lol.

    Daww, that shitz cute! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    I've never liked the super car look. That whole slicked back aero dynamicness is just too darn fugly! Give me a big ol' 3600lb '68 Charger!
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    7Famark saidY u curr doe?

    You can't afford it, lol.


    heheh, we have two at work (C6 anyway). icon_cool.gif