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Old 05-16-2018, 01:12 PM   #301  
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So many butt hurt baby boomers in this thread who have convinced themselves that their Chevy is a supercar! Lots of LMFAO in here...... carry on, please!
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The others trying to be elitist with no supercar trying bend the definition.
So you're saying the people that DON'T think their Z06 is a supercar are "elitist" but the people that DO think it's a supercar are the level headed working Joe?

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About 10k in simple mods in the Z06 and most other Supercars are toast.
A well spent $10K has the potential to put nearly any car into supercar "performance" territory. At the end of the day, a fast/modified Pinto is still a Pinto. A supercar is about far more than just performance....a point that seems to be missed by many here.

This whole thread is at least good for a laugh though!
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The others trying to be elitist with no supercar trying bend the definition.

I'll will say for the modified Z06 is a SUPERCAR by definition. The ZR1 is as well! About 10k in simple mods in the Z06 and most other Supercars are toast. Not really caring what those in the cheap seats think!

This is your post, and you say OTHERS are trying to be elitist? HAHAHAHA
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So many butt hurt baby boomers in this thread who have convinced themselves that their Chevy is a supercar! Lots of LMFAO in here...... carry on, please!

Yogi Berra (look up who he is kid)

"It ain't braggin when you can do it"
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. A supercar is about far more than just performance....a point that seems to be missed by many here.

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It's been established that thru design, construction materials and methods, and then performance, it's everything any other supercar is.

So what's left? Not expensive enough and made in America....
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What is the difference between a Supercar and an Exotic car?
From what I can tell after wading through 16 pages of good comments...

Supercar = All-around Extreme Performance (not a one-trick-pony)
Exotic car = Low Production Volume and/or Extremely Limited Accessibility
Hyper car = Supercar + Exotic car

So a Supercar may not necessarily be an Exotic car because of its relatively higher accessibility (e.g. C7 Corvette ZR1/Z06)
An Exotic car may not necessarily be a Supercar due to its lack of performance vis-a-vis today's standards (e.g. Ferrari 288 GTO, Lamborgini Countach)
BUT...a Hyper car should check both boxes (e.g. current Bugatti Chiron)

Let the flame throwers begin...
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From what I can tell after wading through 16 pages of good comments...

Supercar = All-around Extreme Performance (not a one-trick-pony)
Exotic car = Low Production Volume and/or Extremely Limited Accessibility
Hyper car = Supercar + Exotic car

So a Supercar may not necessarily be an Exotic car because of its relatively higher accessibility (e.g. C7 Corvette ZR1/Z06)
An Exotic car may not necessarily be a Supercar due to its lack of performance vis-a-vis today's standards (e.g. Ferrari 288 GTO, Lamborgini Countach)
BUT...a Hyper car should check both boxes (e.g. current Bugatti Chiron)

Let the flame throwers begin...
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The most important aspect of a supercar is a super high price. It makes it unattainable to nearly everyone and builds an alluring fantasy-like image. Always has and always will be true.
I kind of agree with this, although my point was going to be that anything mass produced cannot be a supercar.

The Z06 is clearly a super car, but it is not a supercar.

The term was coined many moons ago when it generally only applied to Ferrari's and Lamborghini's. I don't even think Porsche's would have been included unless they were some very rare variant like a 930 slant nose turbo.

Supercars were a very, very rare sight, had little to no practical use other than to go fast, were likely hand built, and were obtainable only by the very wealthy.

Today, depending where you live, a Z06 is not a rare sight. It is practical, it is affordable, it is mass produced. It is awesome, but it is not a supercar.
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It's been established that thru design, construction materials and methods, and then performance, it's everything any other supercar is.

So what's left? Not expensive enough and made in America....
The Ford GT was mentioned earlier by someone....a great example of an American supercar. I don't know about your Z06 but my 3LZ Z07 has pretty pathetic build quality, panel gaps, poor quality paint job (I have a '17 so missed the new paint shop that may have addressed that) fender vents that dug into the paint, headlights that don't align/sit flush with the front panel, hood that rubs in the driver side corner of the front panel, hood liner that hit the top of the SC cover and rubbed it all to hell and best of all, a front sway bar that was never properly connected from the factory. My story is not unique. Despite all of that, I still love my super chevy and all of that has since been corrected. I am not at all implying a "supercar" is perfect either...
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From what I can tell after wading through 16 pages of good comments...

Supercar = All-around Extreme Performance (not a one-trick-pony)
Exotic car = Low Production Volume and/or Extremely Limited Accessibility
Hyper car = Supercar + Exotic car

So a Supercar may not necessarily be an Exotic car because of its relatively higher accessibility (e.g. C7 Corvette ZR1/Z06)
An Exotic car may not necessarily be a Supercar due to its lack of performance vis-a-vis today's standards (e.g. Ferrari 288 GTO, Lamborgini Countach)
BUT...a Hyper car should check both boxes (e.g. current Bugatti Chiron)
Same thing going on with both exotic cars and "exotic dancers". They can look pretty good in the right light, and under the right circumstances, (bunch'o drunk guys getting played for their money). But it's nothin' you want to marry, and they aren't all that impressive when I see 'em at the gym)

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The Ford GT was mentioned earlier by someone....a great example of an American supercar. I don't know about your Z06 but my 3LZ Z07 has pretty pathetic build quality, panel gaps, poor quality paint job (I have a '17 so missed the new paint shop that may have addressed that) fender vents that dug into the paint, headlights that don't align/sit flush with the front panel, hood that rubs in the driver side corner of the front panel, hood liner that hit the top of the SC cover and rubbed it all to hell and best of all, a front sway bar that was never properly connected from the factory.
Start reading the exotic car forums, and realize how many similar complaints there are.
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Same thing going on with both exotic cars and "exotic dancers". They can look pretty good in the right light, and under the right circumstances, (bunch'o drunk guys getting played for their money). But it's nothin' you want to marry, and they aren't all that impressive when I see 'em at the gym)


Start reading the exotic car forums, and realize how many similar complaints there are.
Good call outs!
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Meh,

I don't regard my C7Z as a supercar.

But I enjoy the hell out of it.

Great rig.
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Start reading the exotic car forums, and realize how many similar complaints there are.
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I am not at all implying a "supercar" is perfect either...
I never said anything about exotic cars or their forums and expressly stated no "supercar" is perfect.....any car for that matter.
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This is your post, and you say OTHERS are trying to be elitist? HAHAHAHA
What's funny is he could have sold 2 or 3 or however many "corvette supercars" he has and could get himself into a REAL supercar. SOmething with status, that shows class. That shows it's rare, it's expensive, it has high levels of engineering etc.

Not a high volume, plastic panel, creaky roof, overheating, poor auto trans shifting, dime a dozen, carrying a chevy badge SPORTS CAR

But hey, at least it LOOKS like a supercar!!!
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I never said anything about exotic cars or their forums....
I know. I did. What made you think it's all about you?
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The Corvette, especially the Z06, is built to a goal of "value," that is getting more performance per dollar. Corvette = Value. Bang for the Buck.

Any car built to a "value standard" cannot be a "supercar."

I am not saying a 911 is nicer inside than a Z06, because it isn't at all. In fact, I think a 911 interior can be pretty crappy, especially with some miles on it. I don't think a 911 is a supercar either. But if you sit in and drive McLaren 720 or 675LT, Aventadors, and the like you will find a huge difference in not only build materials, but overall experience. When you sit in a Z06 it is not the same experience as sitting in and driving a 720S.

Go drive a 720 and come back and call the Z06 a supercar. I think one might be a bit more humble afterwards.
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I don't really agree with your statement brother. I've driven several "supercars" on racetracks even and every time I got back into my ZO6, I felt that I could easily turn better times in "my car." Am I exercising a seat time bias? Sure. But there isn't anything that made the "supercar" a better performer in any facet. Some people (like many in this thread) are so bent around a name...nothing more.
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I don't really agree with your statement brother. I've driven several "supercars" on racetracks even and every time I got back into my ZO6, I felt that I could easily turn better times in "my car." Am I exercising a seat time bias? Sure. But there isn't anything that made the "supercar" a better performer in any facet. Some people (like many in this thread) are so bent around a name...nothing more.
you completely missed the point.
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Last year ACR Viper
2019 ZR1
Camaro ZL1 1LE

Supercars in this order.
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you completely missed the point.
Everyone has in this thread lol.

It's sad.
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