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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    The 2009 Z1 Corvette will eat that AC lunch at 3.4 to 60 and 205mph top speed. For a little over 100 grand, it will whip your car on and off the track like a red headed stepchild. Note to self, there is always something faster. :)
    Yes. Compaired with my 1964-1/2 little, old gal, that is a fast car - as long as I leave the two 15 pound bottles turned off. Buy one and come to Pomona for a drag race in the summer 2053 and we'll see how well you do.;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Yes. Compaired with my 1964-1/2 little, old gal, that is a fast car - as long as I leave the two 15 pound bottles turned off. Buy one and come to Pomona for a drag race in the summer 2053 and we'll see how well you do.;)
    Like I said, there is always something faster. BTW, I am not a fan of drag racing. Going to a drag strip waiting an hour or so between passes, it's over in a few seconds. Two or three min. of actual racing in a 6 to 8 hour day is not my idea of fun. Plus, I don't like the idea of blowing motors and transmission. Been there, done that. No more.

    I like road racing much better and the new Z1 will take just about anything (stock) on a road course circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    I like road racing much better and the new Z1 will take just about anything (stock) on a road course circuit.
    Again, give you plastic piece-of-crap nearly half a century to age and we'll go at it.;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Again, give you plastic piece-of-crap nearly half a century to age and we'll go at it.;)
    The crap part might be a figament of your imagination. Ever watch those B. J. auctions; some of those old Vettes sell for big bucks. Nothing made today in the under $200k class is made as good (body) as it was 40, 50 or 60 years ago. The new Shelby GT 500 is a piece of shit compared to the Vette.

    Additonally, many cars will age well if you only drive them 2 or 3 thousand miles a year.

    BTW, how could you afford an original Cobra. I am not trying to be a smart ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    BTW, how could you afford an original Cobra. I am not trying to be a smart ass.
    I canít - The Chief left it to his only son, and the rest is history. Sorry. :o
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    The biggest reason why they are trying to sell the Viper name is because those cars get 10 mpg on a good day, if you don't drive it hard. If you drive it hard, you get around 8mpg.

    A 3,200 pound car, with an 8 liter V10 that gets around 550 hp and 550lb torque with bad fuel economy that costs $80,000 will not sell well with today's high fuel prices.

    All of these numbers might not be exactly right, but that are close, since I am basing them on an article that I read in a car magazine a while ago about the Viper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    I canít - The Chief left it to his only son, and the rest is history. Sorry. :o
    Don't be sorry. I would love to have it. The drooling I have seen at autocross races is real. I would not be drag racing or hitting it with 15 or 30 shots either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Don't be sorry. I would love to have it. The drooling I have seen at autocross races is real. I would not be drag racing or hitting it with 15 or 30 shots either.
    Oh she's nice, but no virgin. Mr. Gurney deflowered her decades ago.
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