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quote: My boys
quote: American sports cars are renowned as being trucks
quote: Including all of your decent racing engines
quote: Not talking about NASCAR, which by the way develop around 45% of the horsepower that they should do for a normally aspirated engine.
quote: who cannot afford to waste 20 times their fair share of the world's energy resources
quote: Using carburettors that chuck out 25% unburnt hydrocarbons
quote: Too many JR Ewings.
quote: The fact that America as a nation stubbornly denies all compelling scientific evidence of global warming (should be called global climate chaos after this past few years) speaks volumes for their attitude to advancing automotive technology.
quote: 550bhp 5.0 litre V8 engines that return 28mpg
quote: My boys are building 550bhp 5.0 litre V8 engines that return 28mpg (yes, US Gallons, not proper Imperial Gallons) without having to cut cylinders
quote: horizontally opposed 4 cylinder
quote: AFM will be critical in helping the base model Corvette achieve at least 26 mpg on the highway, which is a lofty number for such a performance-oriented machine.
quote: For the record for the little pups, swept area of the pistons ranks as one of the dumbest measurements for efficiency you could come up with. Fuel consumption, physical dimensions of the engine, engine weight, bhp, much better guidelines.
quote: The C7 Corvette will use a host of advanced technologies
quote: I really hope that the C7 brings a world class interior to go with its world class performance.
quote: I know the GT-R has a lot of hearts, but in terms of simple reliability, the GT-R can't be driven daily like a vette' or a stang
quote: The Renesis has proven a reliable rotary engine with an incredible sound, great performance (250hp, 10k rpm, very light weight) and good fuel economy.
quote: Why does it matter if it gets results? Name me a comparable sports car with that kind of power that puts out fuel economy numbers like the Vette!
quote: Nissan GTR?
quote: And you can absolutely compare in this case. I spent FAR less on this car than the new Vette will cost. The motor is still stock and makes the MPG's and power being compared.
quote: It doesn't matter if an engine uses large displacement, turbos, a supercharger, OHC, or OHV to reach it's goal. All that matters are the results. And have you seen how small and compact an OHV engine is compared to an DOHC?
quote: More power, better fuel economy? Win Win! :)
quote: Turbo V6 in the Supra
quote: if the mk iv supra can be regarded as a world-class car (and on a year for year basis has MUCH higher resale than corvette) than there's absolutely no reason an inline 6 (or any 6) couldn't be considered.
quote: Does anyone else think that they should have used a turbocharged V6 instead?
quote: and don't be surprised if someone in a brz with a medium sized turbo blows past your beloved corvette like it's idling. it's a MUCH lighter platform.
quote: Do people read anymore?
quote: I said I COULD have built a dyno queen, but I didn't because I would rather drive the car alot.
quote: The difference between me modding my car to ZR1 standards and actually buying a ZR1.... is that I have thousands and thousands of dollars laying around to do other things... like travelling, concerts, skydiving, etc.... instead of sitting behind a computer and bragging about how awesome my 1000whp corvette is in a straight line LOL.
quote: I could afford much nicer cars and such, but I grew up dirt poor and it's hard to break that mentality.
quote: personally, v6tt's are where it's at, imho. a decent dohc v6 with ~4L displacement can be massaged to put down 600-700hp on pump gas. and that's not even pushing it hard.
quote: i just don't consider the powerplant to be an awe inspiring creation.
quote: At about a tenth of the cost of one, the 2012 ZR1 BEAT the McLaren's laptime on the 'Ring.
quote: Firstly all the fastest Viper and Corvette times were set on racing slicks, which are always a massive advantage.
quote: Secondly the fastest Corvetta time around the Nordschelife is 7:19 (on those slicks), the McLaren F1 has completed a lap in 7:11
quote: ...finally, the difference between 7:19 and 7:11 is not 0.8 seconds.
quote: The McLaren F1 is not a Formula 1 car you clown. It's a three-seater road car that McLaren built in the early 90's.
quote: If you believe meaningless metrics like RPM are more important than actual results, get a rotary engine. Those can achieve insanely high RPMs.