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#142 of 917 Wow, what an impressive car.....
Jan 03, 2004 (6:41 am)
As a previous owner of two Corvettes the 2005 C6 is the first Vette that has sparked my interest in a long time. The styling reminds me of the 360 Modena in the headlights and the Viper in the front fenders while still maintaining the Vette persona.
Of course I would never, never, never buy a first year GM car and did I say never? Maybe I will consider a 2006 or 7 when the quality is up to speed and the pricing becomes reasonable.
The C5 is a fun car but the interior is a real weakness and the styling while nice does not compare to the new C6 IMHO. And the drivetrain seems very exciting.
The new Mazda RX8 gets terrible gas milage for a car that has relatively little horsepower while the Chevy smallblock is rated for 28MPG on the highway with 400 horsepower. Talking about having your cake and eating it too.
Cant wait to see and drive it.
Jan 03, 2004 (8:02 am)
I would also wait a year. Not only for quality bugs, but they Z06 and 6-speed automatic transmission will debut a year later.
#144 of 917 Frosted Cake and eating all you want, too ...
Jan 03, 2004 (7:57 pm)
After 4 sessions on the track at Laguna Seca today and getting 12mpg after doing a reset prior to the first session, I then refilled off track and drove home 100+ miles. Took it fairly easy but won't claim I wasn't over the limit a little and the reset mileage from the computer was 30.0 mpg when I hit the front door. The car is amazing in more ways than most will admit. The interior is a weak point but maybe they will get even that right in the new one.
Jan 04, 2004 (4:22 pm)
well the rx8 is 20 grand cheaper.
Jan 04, 2004 (7:21 pm)
The Viper has tested twice (MT and C&D) at 3.9 sec. 0-60.
Looks like the C6 will be about a half-second back.
And the Ford GT about a half-second ahead.
#147 of 917 Blue Devil Corvette: Chrysler supercar!
Jan 05, 2004 (7:20 am)
I like the new C6 and most everything about it.400 hp would be enough for me......For the horsepower fanatics!!! The big news at the Detroit auto show is the Chrysler M4H-12.......supercar..0-60 2.9 seconds!!....V12 850 hp.....a final decision hasn't been made yet on its production but it looks like its coming!....GM is talking 625 hp for the Corvette Blue Devil......this information is only for the Horsepower gurus....but don't think Chrysler will ever be outdone......don't be surprised if the next Viper isn't over 600 hp.. Where will it all end!!!
Jan 05, 2004 (9:47 pm)
Sheez. Where will it all end? I think a few years ago someone was floating an idea for a 1,000 HP sports car. The only problem was there are no transmissions in the world that can handle the torque from that monster. So, there is a theoretical limit on HP, because it's unlikely anyone will invest in ALL the technology needed to make such a car commmercially viable.
Jan 05, 2004 (11:21 pm)
Yeah that 1000hp car is called the Bugatti Veryon which is slated for production soon.
...and it's actually 1001hp.
#150 of 917 Bugatti first but...
Jan 06, 2004 (10:21 am)
There was an article a year ago in one of the auto mags that said there would be 10 500hp production cars in about three years. I'm not looking for 500 hp in the next Z06 but could be close. If the tech guys can figure out the HP, they can also figure out the tranny. Then again the driver is a problem, the pro driving the Veryon at Laguna Seca last August spun it on the first lap.
Jan 07, 2004 (11:19 pm)
just a comment on the rx8. in no way shape or form should the rx8 be compared to a corvette. there is a reason why all cars don't have a rotory engine in them...they blow. they are nothing but a marketing ploy just like dodge's revival of the HEMI engine. just a way to sell crap cars. Ford and Chrysler are the kings of it.