Think I might buy one of those new camaros in a year or so

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  1. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    What about Le Mans and other tracks in the FIA GT championship?

    Don't judge the C5/C6 by its leaf suspension, because it worked.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvette_C5-R
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Corvette_C6.R

    You may say those above are race cars, now let's look at some other numbers from the production version.

    Lateral Acceleration

    Corvette C6 Z06 - 1.00g
    Corvette C6 ZR1 - 1.10g
    Porsche 997 GT2 - 1.10g
    Ferrari F430 - 0.93g
    Nissan GT-R - 1.00g
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    But think how much better they could be! I bet it could get 1.15 or 1.20 on the skid pad.
     
  3. ac500

    ac500 Notebook Evangelist

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    ???

    If you can do better than the Corvette engineers, go start a car company. Seriously, what does that even mean "think how much better they could be"? You think they're not constantly working to improve it? Is it not good enough that it beats the Lamborghini Murcielago, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari F430, Porsche Carrera GT, Nissan GT-R, etc. on track? Next thing you know you'll probably start blaming the track.. oh wait..

    Edit: It also beats all of the above in 0-60 except the Bugatti Veyron and matches the GT-R.

    I guess I just don't see what your point is.
     
  4. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    The reason they said for keeping the suspension was that it was a tradition, not that it was the best option.

    And yes the 0-60 speeds are amazing

    Check out the GTM supercar from Factory 5
     
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    allfiredup Notebook Virtuoso

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    And mess up their hair and wrinkle their outfits, I think not! ;)
     
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    I'm usually one of the first to trash to GM, but I've got to admit that the Corvette is world-class! The Z06 & ZR1 are true "super cars"!

    And I'm sure they're far more reliable than anything out of Italy or Germany!

    The Bugatti is French, right? I suspect that the Veyron is built to perfection, as it should be with a $1.4million price tag and production of less than 90 per year! But regular French cars really suck! There's a reason Renault and Peugeot pulled out of the US market almost 20 years ago and haven't returned! And Citroen left 15 years before they did...
     
  8. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    ac500, you've got to admit though, the C4 was a POS. :p


    allfiredup, Bugatti was founded in France, but it's Italian.
     
  9. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    Not that curvy? Last I checked it had a fair amount of corners, and its basically what they test every car on. I'd say if its in the top 5 around that track then its going to be pretty damn fast around any other track too, surely the car could go faster around a track than you'd be willing to take it.
     
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    Actually, it's assembled in Molsheim, France (Alsace region). It's a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group (along with Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and several European brands that aren't sold here).
     
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