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Old 11-19-2015, 02:15 PM
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Default 2,400 Horsepower Corvette, Enough Said



The McLaren P1, a true hybrid hypercar, only has 903hp. The Bugatti Veyron? 1,149hp. This C6 Corvette has double that.

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Old 11-19-2015, 02:17 PM
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How much is useable?
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^^ Exactly.

Big horsepower no longer impresses me. The overall balance of all the components and the ability to get traction to use all that power is a beautiful thing.

Can you build a fast car that can actually hook and won't blow up after a few passes? That should be the ultimate goal...not just numbers IMO
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In before the GS bashers start in.
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Please …………..you can't be serious comparing 'that' to a Bugatti or a McLaren P1 ?

while 'neat'………totally different league

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Excessive! I like it a lot. Impressive, but you can't really put all that power to the ground on a small tire. I like seeing it in a somewhat "streetable" form but I would really like to see what it can do with tires that can hold that power. Makes for a crazy and challenging ride.
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this has 1500hp and manages to put it all down to the ground... just sayin'

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I enjoyed it.

Boy really took off finishing up...
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Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post
this has 1500hp and manages to put it all down to the ground... just sayin'


M1 - 120,000 Lbs. (in its lightest variant) = 80Lbs/HP
Vette in question - 3,500 Lbs. (and I think I'm being generous) = 1.46Lbs/HP

Admittedly, the M1 will probably not have as much wheel-spin and most likely will launch much better, so it could be a close race. I'd like to see the 60' times...
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In before the GS bashers start in.
We all know the car would be faster with a narrow body, no fake scoops , and loose the hoopy things sticking out of the hood.
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Originally Posted by ruxvette View Post
We all know the car would be faster with a narrow body, no fake scoops , and loose the hoopy things sticking out of the hood.
But we all also know the wide body cars look better.
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That car was wicked fast
Now this one put the power to the pavement pretty well IMO.
https://www.corvetteforum.com/articl...6-second-pass/
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But we all also know the wide body cars look better.
Oh, hell, ya...
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Originally Posted by Not So Fast View Post
That car was wicked fast
Now this one put the power to the pavement pretty well IMO.
https://www.corvetteforum.com/articl...6-second-pass/
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Wow! This vette is clearly a work of art and a wonderful engineering accomplishment and certainly to be admired by many. But, I don't happen to be one of those folks. Hats off to those that created it nonetheless. I am sure you put your heart into it.
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Originally Posted by ruxvette View Post
We all know the car would be faster with a narrow body, no fake scoops , and loose the hoopy things sticking out of the hood.
Lol @ the wanna be z's
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Hell of an accomplishment.
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Originally Posted by NMJoe View Post
M1 - 120,000 Lbs. (in its lightest variant) = 80Lbs/HP
Vette in question - 3,500 Lbs. (and I think I'm being generous) = 1.46Lbs/HP

Admittedly, the M1 will probably not have as much wheel-spin and most likely will launch much better, so it could be a close race. I'd like to see the 60' times...
i could just see somebody trying to stage the tank... "nah, i don't need to worry about doing a burnout in the waterbox"
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