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#819 of 917 Wildly varying 0-60 times? What gives?
Sep 03, 2006 (9:57 pm)
btw., why is there such a wide range of 0-60 times for the C6? Maybe that's true for all cars out there and I'm just more aware of it with the Corvette. But I've seen 0-60 times listed between 4.1 and 5.1 secs.
That's an outraggeous difference. 25% swing! And that 1 second is the difference between a really fast car and an exoctically fast car. 5.1 is marginally better than a supped-up, $35k Japanese 4 banger (STi) or some quick V6s (350z). 4.1 is $100k ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche Carrera S territory.
The 5.1sec slow pokes are the numskulls at Consumer reports (I think -- I was flipping through a mag earlier today). They posted 5.1 with a non-z51 convertible. Undoubtedly, that's the slowest possible C6. btw., they also advise buyers to avoid the "overly harsh ride of the z51 package". I like their maintenance info. Very handy. But woe be the day I go there for driving excitement advice.
The 4.1 and 4.2 times were posted by Car and Driver (I think...) in their 2005 reviews. And I believe Chevy claims 4.5 0-60.
#820 of 917 Edmunds... 5.23 sec 0-60??
Sep 03, 2006 (10:40 pm)
Our discussion group hosts posted the slowest 0-60 time ever. They managed to reach 60 in 5.23 sec with a non-z51 when they were comparing the Corvette to a Carrera S. btw, they got the Porsche to 60 in 4.48 sec.
#821 of 917 Re: Wildly varying 0-60 times? What gives? [toquinho]
Sep 04, 2006 (7:59 pm)
chevy claims 0-60 in 4.1 with a 6speed manual with Z51. They claim 4.3 for a non Z51 6 speed. I read it on another forum.
but YES I WANNA be a Baller and do 4.1!!
As far as real world results, they are ALWAYS slower and who knows how many trials magazines do cuz sometimes they achieve really good times.
As for the guy that got the Z51 with 2LT, did you get a good deal? thats exactly what im looking for-- coupe!
#822 of 917 Re: Wildly varying 0-60 times? What gives? [toquinho]
Sep 04, 2006 (9:37 pm)
Consumer Reports - I'm pretty sure I've read in the past how they run their quarter mile tests. For automatics, they do not 'brake torque' the car, they just hold the car at idle and then floor the accelerator at green light.
Not sure about manuals, but I bet they do not run up a high rpm, and probably do not rush shifts.
I'm not surprised their times are the slowest.
#823 of 917 Re: Good deal on 2LT
Sep 04, 2006 (11:34 pm)
I think my 'deal' was ok. There are very few 2LTs in dealer's stock. I ended up ordering my car and have yet to receive it. Expect it in 2-3 weeks. I originally got a dealer with an allocation down to $2500 off MSRP (in Northern CA). Then through slow negotiation and pointing to deals on Kerbeck and others, I got the price down to $3500 off MSRP and ordered the car. My car was supposedly $1800 above invoice, so I figure there was some more money on the table I didn't take, but it wouldn't have come easy.
#824 of 917 Re: Demo & Reviews
Sep 05, 2006 (12:13 pm)
I know that here is SoCal there is usually a demo event at the end of September.
With regard to everyone reading the various reviews in CU (which I didn't read) or Car and Driver (I think) it seems to me that the Vette does not fit nicely in anyone's categories. For example, in the review that I read they were comparing the Vette to $100K cars such the Ferari and Lambroghini. So when it comes to fit an finish, the Vette was not the top pick. With regard to performance, the Vette beat every other car that they tested it against. So depending on why you are buying a Vette you may decide to buy one of the other cars. Me, I am stick to the Vette and am willing to give up the fine Italian leather to save the 50%. Besides, you can alway get the seats re-upholstered in better leather than the Ferari and still be saving a chunck of change. Corvettes as I have learned is a very unique car that is in a category of its own. As a result, Corvette owners that I have met have tended to be happy owners, and very unique themselves. Most importantly of all they would not have bought any other car regardless of the time spent in the shop or any other reson just because they love driving them.
#825 of 917 Re: Automatic mini-vans Re: Never had a Vette [pony_pirate]
Sep 05, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Not that Sequential Manual Gearboxes are true automatics, but they will shift themselves and they do not need a clutch, but I daresay unless your last name is Schumacher or Andretti, one of these trannies will outshift any day of the week or the weekend. The latest versions from Ferrari and BMW will shift in 80ms. That's 0.08 seconds. I doubt you can push the clutch pedal in that fast, let alone complete the shift.
Let's face it, F1 cars are the fastest track cars on the planet (yes, even faster than Nascar!), and they use paddle shifters. IMHO, the true performance cars of the future will only have 2 pedals- and they will be faster too.
I do agree that you can probably outshift the current C6 auto (for now) but it's only a matter of time before the Vette get's a more advanced tranny too. And who knows, maybe even Nascar will eventually get them too!
#826 of 917 Re: Never had a Vette [smu1976]
Sep 05, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Oh yeah, BTW, the Bugatti Veyron, with 1000 hp, has a sequential manual gearbox. Um, an automatic.
#827 of 917 Re: Automatic mini-vans Re: Never had a Vette [tsy]
Sep 05, 2006 (2:08 pm)
But who decides when to shift, you or the computer?
#828 of 917 Re: Automatic mini-vans Re: Never had a Vette [pony_pirate]
Sep 05, 2006 (2:16 pm)
Whatever you feel like! You can choose to use the paddle shifters and make all of the decisions (and blunders! )or you can let the computer do it! It really maybe the best of both worlds.
Just some food for thought. I personally love to shift myself also, but it just wasn't practical and I figured the 6spd auto was a reasonable compromise, and it is. It's still a very fun car, even in auto form.