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Is the Z06 a legit Supercar?

Old 04-18-2018, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Kingtal0n View Post
Meaningless definition, allow me to explain:

I buy a 1992 skyline GT-R. (Not a super car by any stretch) or arguably a supercar by any means?

It cost $5000. Original 2.0 etc... whatever. I put my built slightly short stroke 8,200rpm 400-500cid w twin rear mount 80lb/min oilless cartridge & oval coated stainless with every suspension mod necessary and tuned. And now it does 200 or 250mph or whatever also.

Still not a supercar?
Well your meaningless in your opinion cause you can't read well? 1992 skyline GT-R was a great car but go back and reread the definition of a Supercar! There's more to it then horsepower

The ZO6 has 3 of the 4 below It's only lacking in the price!
performance, technology, design and price


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Old 04-18-2018, 02:25 AM
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Originally Posted by carlrpark View Post
Well your meaningless in your opinion cause you can't read well? 1992 skyline GT-R was a great car but go back and reread the definition of a Supercar! There's more to it then horsepower

The ZO6 has 3 of the 4 below It's only lacking in the price!
performance, technology, design and price

Okay so this is my point exactly, it doesn't matter how fast a car is. So then why is there all this talk of how fast they are. Who cares if it can do 80 or 200mph since it doesn't matter at all according to everyone.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:34 AM
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Or better yet. If you buy a 'super car' and take out the suspension and guts, and transplated it into a skyline or honda. It has all of the supercar characteristics, technology and is race prepped for high speeds. But looks like a regular free car to the untrained eye.

Still not a supercar? A sleeper yes, all of the capability of a supercar yes, but not the looks.


It looks like all that matters is the looks. It could have 80 horsepower and look like a supercar and draw the eye the same way, just don't 'look' under the hood.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:50 PM
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Kingal0n, I'm starting to sway your way a bit. The first Supercar was a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SVJ . Produced over 50 years ago.
The C7 looks more like a Muscle car then a mid engine $$$ end car but also has a Supercar look. I grew up with Muscle and Mopar but loved the Lambo? So I really don't care if it's a Supercar or not. It just kicks *** all around!!!
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:13 PM
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To me, supercars have to start stock exceeding 90 percentage of regular cars in the world to be considered.
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Originally Posted by EMINENT 1 View Post
To me, supercars have to start stock exceeding 90 percentage of regular cars in the world to be considered.
Based on that, a Rolls Royce Phantom is $333k, that is by all means is not a super car

Got be, exotic looking, fast and expensive. The Z06/ZR1 fits the bill, just doesn't cost $ like the others. Thus, it's entry level supercar.. or how I like to put, "It's basically almost a supercar."
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So if it was exotic looking, fast, but extremely cheap and affordable.

Not a supercar.

lol
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The huge Aftermarket brings my Z06 to SUPERCAR levels and past them.
With 5 mods. Far and away past the Stock Z06 power and driving levels
If I was tracking I would add a couple more. But for the street this car is bad ***!

DSC controller makes my Z06 handle like a slot car with much improved feel , handling, and grip.

673 RWHP (775 crank) on pump gas with the
these mods. Weighs less than 3450 pounds

2.3 liter Heartbeat blower
ARH 2 inch coated headers
Halltech intake and tric.
Tony MAMO PTB and then THE most important part a professional tune.

Scary fast! 3500 mile round trip HWY trip this week! Hopefully I find a Demon or 19 ZR1 to play with going across Wyoming.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kingtal0n View Post
So if it was exotic looking, fast, but extremely cheap and affordable.

Not a supercar.

lol
All relative to what a person calls cheap and affordable. Words that don't
describe the Z06 to 98 percent of the people.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:38 PM
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Supercar is a made up term with no real solid definition. (Or this thread would not exist.)

To me a supercar needs to be fast, good looking and be a "poster on the wall" worthy car. Something a kid would dream to own one day. To some that would be a Z06.

End of day I like mine and enjoy driving it. To me it is pretty super.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by SoCalFinest View Post
Based on that, a Rolls Royce Phantom is $333k, that is by all means is not a super car

Got be, exotic looking, fast and expensive. The Z06/ZR1 fits the bill, just doesn't cost $ like the others. Thus, it's entry level supercar.. or how I like to put, "It's basically almost a supercar."
Well, if a 4 door can go straight and wipe the grin off 90% of cars on the track, it would be deserving then.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:55 PM
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I'm sure this has made it's way into the last several pages but TLDR so if not....

SUPERCAR EXPLAINED

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Old 04-19-2018, 05:02 PM
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^^^^^That nails it. There's a gizilion Z06 Corvettes running around. It's not exclusive enough to fit what I think a supercar is.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:49 PM
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Good question.

The short answer is no. Not even the new ZR1 is a supercar.

Supercar performance, supercar looks but if you think it's all about performance only, then you're sadly mistaken. Because a hellcat can perform, and that's even further away from even thinking about calling it anything super, or even a "sports" car.

Rarity, cost, "higher end" materials used, the engineering (z06's overheat fail, the crappy auto trans etc), and of course the nail in the coffin, the CHEVY BADGE lol, all play a role on what's a supercar and what's not.

Can't be a supercar if it's a chevy. That part is solely my opinion but i'm sure there's some truth to that last bit lol

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Old 04-20-2018, 03:03 PM
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When I think "Supercar", this is the first thing that comes to mind... 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO 400 HP Twin Turbo. My favorite car of all time,bar none. Certainly not fast by today's standards, but is there anyone who would say it is not a supercar?





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The ORIGINAL definition of a SUPERCAR is very simple.

It will run over 200MPH.

It has zero to do with price, looks, luxury, or exclusivity, it's about breaking 200MPH.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:52 PM
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Thatís beautiful.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RobGZ06 View Post
Good question.

The short answer is no. Not even the new ZR1 is a supercar.

Supercar performance, supercar looks but if you think it's all about performance only, then you're sadly mistaken. Because a hellcat can perform, and that's even further away from even thinking about calling it anything super, or even a "sports" car.

Rarity, cost, "higher end" materials used, the engineering (z06's overheat fail, the crappy auto trans etc), and of course the nail in the coffin, the CHEVY BADGE lol, all play a role on what's a supercar and what's not.

Can't be a supercar if it's a chevy. That part is solely my opinion but i'm sure there's some truth to that last bit lol
I disagree with the badge part.. The Ford GT is well, a Ford and it's a supercar. Why? because of the price!

The C7 ZR1 is faster, faster track time and the only reason why people would say it's not is only because of one thing.. price.

We all know if the Z06/ZR1 had a few less plastic pieces and cost over $200k it would def be a legit supercar. Just because it's somewhat affordable it's getting punished by it
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Originally Posted by Jus Cruisin View Post
^^^^^That nails it. There's a gizilion Z06 Corvettes running around. It's not exclusive enough to fit what I think a supercar is.
Not around here! Supercar is term you reach for when you spent so much money you need the term to feel better about your 300k car purchase! Like a Hollywood actor. Actually a fish of water around here. Esp if you need any service or parts. The Z06 as I said has a huge aftermarket support anything you want as fast as you want to go past the supercar or hyper car levels faster for less dollars.

Supercar is performance with support.
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