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Old 12-26-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default 427 Convertible 1/4 mile times?

What kind of 1/4 mile times are these stock convertibles putting down? I'm sure someone out there knows.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
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What kind of 1/4 mile times are these stock convertibles putting down? I'm sure someone out there knows.
There is a reason there are no times posted by any members yet, these cars are heavy weights that are not even in the same league as a Z06 when it comes to performance.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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What kind of 1/4 mile times are these stock convertibles putting down? I'm sure someone out there knows.
How much of a heavy weight is it? Do you know what the 427 vert weighs?
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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You can look this stuff up yourself! I found the vert weighs 3355 and the ZO6 at 3175. The specs I found in the 1/4 only seem to be a tenth or two different. Not too much of a spread for such a heavyweight!!

http://www.zorly.com/speed-wars/spec...27-convertible
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #5
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There is a reason there are no times posted by any members yet, these cars are heavy weights that are not even in the same league as a Z06 when it comes to performance.
That's a different perspective. Why the hate over <200 lbs weight difference?

Not in the same league is a statement of a pretty narrow focus. By that token the Z06 is not in the same league as a ZR1 I suppose.

Many Corvette drivers make up the weight delta with their own excess baggage.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Pretty impressive performance 11.80 for a stock heavyweight.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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Agreed, especially with an extra 180 pounds!
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #8
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Agreed, especially with an extra 180 pounds!
Big Dan, the last time I had an extra 180 pounds in the Corvette was when I had two girls I met at a club need a "ride" home.

Is it ZO6 or Z06? Shhhh.....some people dont know.

Oh, and Merry Christmas, Big Dan.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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Most drivers will be in the 12.0 to 12.5. The ones that can get their 60' down will get into the 11's
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I hope you took them out to breakfast first, sounds like they could use some "meat" in them...lol. Merry Christmas to you too Dan...
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #11
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You guys are going off of GM posted times, let us see some real numbers.
Numbers posted by our members, this car has been out almost 6 months and no numbers??? The Z06 had numbers posted the first week it was out.
Let's see some numbers guys, come on, prove me wrong!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Most drivers will be in the 12.0 to 12.5. The ones that can get their 60' down will get into the 11's
12.0-12.5 is not great, considering some members are calling this a Z06 convertible. 200lbs is 2 tenths, with this thinking the car should be able to pull an 11.2- 11.4 with the right driver. Don't think so.
I think with its extra power, if a driver can't launch it without spinning the tires on the street, it could lose some races against the Grand Sport, which won't spin off the line as bad.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #13
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Pretty impressive performance 11.80 for a stock heavyweight.
Show me members who have done this?
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Show me members who have done this?
If I gave you a members name and the time he turned then you would want me to provide the actual slip from the track. What is your point in all this.
To me it is a drivers race, both great Vettes in the end.
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I hope you took them out to breakfast first, sounds like they could use some "meat" in them...lol. Merry Christmas to you too Dan...
You jerk. lol Spit my coffee on my computer. I see what you did there and yes.......they could use some and they got some. Then they made me breakfast. Roomates you know.


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12.0-12.5 is not great, considering some members are calling this a Z06 convertible. 200lbs is 2 tenths, with this thinking the car should be able to pull an 11.2- 11.4 with the right driver. Don't think so.
I think with its extra power, if a driver can't launch it without spinning the tires on the street, it could lose some races against the Grand Sport, which won't spin off the line as bad.
I do agree with you, .2 is pretty close for the weight difference. 11.2-11.4 is in best weather and track situations but I am doubting its capability of reaching that figure.

It could lose some races to a GS and without a doubt to a well driven base car. I dont care how fast it is, its a killer car.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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If I gave you a members name and the time he turned then you would want me to provide the actual slip from the track. What is your point in all this.
To me it is a drivers race, both great Vettes in the end.
Of course we would need proof, that is why we have a fast list (eliminates bull *****)
Look 11.8 is quick, but some members here were saying it is basically a Z06 only in a convertible. Then this car should be doing 11.2-11.4 in the 1/4 mile as the Z06 has dipped into the 10's.
11.8 although quick, would be a big disappointment considering the hype.
200lbs is 2 tenths, where did the rest of the quickness get lost?
Sorry for my bad typing, I am on the beach in Cabo San Lucas on my ipad.

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Remember, those high 10s and low 11s are in perfect conditions.....not the norm. Good weather, good track prep and a great driver.

Most ofthen you have one or none of those. lol
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Of course we would need proof, that is why we have a fast list (eliminates bull *****)
Look 11.8 is quick, but some members here were saying it is basically a Z06 only in a convertible. Then this car should be doing 11.2-11.4 in the 1/4 mile as the Z06 has dipped into the 10's.
11.8 although quick, would be a big disappointment considering the hype.
200lbs is 2 tenths, where did the rest of the quickness get lost?
Sorry for my bad typing, I am on the beach in Cabo San Lucas on my ipad.
Okay, understand where you are coming from and I agree. I was just pointing out the 427 Vert is in itself pretty impressive.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #19
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Remember, those high 10s and low 11s are in perfect conditions.....not the norm. Good weather, good track prep and a great driver.

Most ofthen you have one or none of those. lol
Yes, I agree, but we just had a whole fall and early winter of ZR1's posting ridiculous quick times, where were the 427 owners during fast season?
I am thinking that the owners of these cars are not the same type of owner that would own a Z06 or ZR1 as their sole Corvette. I think they are more not into the speed but maybe more show than go, with the ability to press that loud pedal once or twice to scare the crap out of themselves.

Once again, 11.8 (Have not seen a member do this yet) is quick, but the hype certain members are putting on this car suggests low, low 11's).
We will not even get into it's ability on a road course, compared to a Z06)

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #20
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Okay, understand where you are coming from and I agree. I was just pointing out the 427 Vert is in itself pretty impressive.
as long as it doesn't lose to any type of Stang!
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