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Old 09-21-2008, 04:37 AM   #21
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That makes no sense. Projected hypothetical situation...

"Here you go. A car that performs better than any other car in the world."

"No thanks. I'd rather have a car that doesn't perform as well and uses 'better' technology'."
Way off topic...... hey bud your from the sphere.


And there are a bunch of SOHC that put out more than many DOHC.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:01 PM   #22
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That makes no sense. Projected hypothetical situation...

"Here you go. A car that performs better than any other car in the world."

"No thanks. I'd rather have a car that doesn't perform as well and uses 'better' technology'."
Exactly. I respect the Vette for what it can do, but imagine how much BETTER it would be with a DOHC V8 with coilovers all around. Do you think the C6R is using that same leaf spring setup? HELL NO. I will not own one until they take advangtage of the technology at hand, not still relying on 1960s technology and just making it work by throwing tons of money at it. For all the money they spent on the 7.0l pushord, they could have made a DOHC 4.0l V8 that revs to 9500rpm, and makes 600hp. It wouldn't have as much torque, but they could have gotten it close. They could have used the same weight saving techniques on the smaller DOHC motor and had an even lighter engine at the front, which might have made the rear transaxle unnecessary to balance the car. Plus they could have adjustable coilovers STOCK, like the GT2/3 from Porsche. Corvette is supposed to be the flagship for GM, so make it the fastest, but also the most modern, car in the fleet. I'm not even gonna get into the interior, cause, WOW, serious crap there.
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Exactly. I respect the Vette for what it can do, but imagine how much BETTER it would be with a DOHC V8 with coilovers all around. Do you think the C6R is using that same leaf spring setup? HELL NO. I will not own one until they take advangtage of the technology at hand, not still relying on 1960s technology and just making it work by throwing tons of money at it. For all the money they spent on the 7.0l pushord, they could have made a DOHC 4.0l V8 that revs to 9500rpm, and makes 600hp. It wouldn't have as much torque, but they could have gotten it close. They could have used the same weight saving techniques on the smaller DOHC motor and had an even lighter engine at the front, which might have made the rear transaxle unnecessary to balance the car. Plus they could have adjustable coilovers STOCK, like the GT2/3 from Porsche. Corvette is supposed to be the flagship for GM, so make it the fastest, but also the most modern, car in the fleet. I'm not even gonna get into the interior, cause, WOW, serious crap there.
But then we wouldn't be able to cram the GM engine into our miatas.
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Exactly. I respect the Vette for what it can do, but imagine how much BETTER it would be with a DOHC V8 with coilovers all around. Do you think the C6R is using that same leaf spring setup? HELL NO.
So you're saying that the street cars should be made with coilover springs to add weight to the car (in the form of sprung and un-sprung weight) and force them to put larger sway bars on, all in the name of being able to have a cheaper, larger selection of spring rates to choose from? You do realize that's the primary reason the ALMS team uses coilover springs instead of the more expensive, more difficult to manufacture, lighter, composite leafs, right?

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I will not own one until they take advangtage of the technology at hand, not still relying on 1960s technology and just making it work by throwing tons of money at it. For all the money they spent on the 7.0l pushord, they could have made a DOHC 4.0l V8 that revs to 9500rpm, and makes 600hp.
So, in order to make as much power/torque as the 7.0L pushrod V8, you're proposing they should engineer a more expensive, physically larger engine? You realize how expensive that would've been to build a ~4.0ish-liter DOHC V8 from scratch that makes as much power as the LS7 without being any heavier? Then you'd still have to figure out how to get it under the Corvette hood.

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Corvette is supposed to be the flagship for GM, so make it the fastest, but also the most modern, car in the fleet.
Am I missing something here? Is there a faster car that GM sells than the 'Vette?
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Way off topic...... hey bud your from the sphere.


And there are a bunch of SOHC that put out more than many DOHC.

As in 6s? Yep. That's me. Don't let them know. I've been looking at a Miata lately and wanted to educate myself on the cars. So I decided to do what a forum junkie does. I joined up on some Miata forums! lol.
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I will not own one until they take advangtage of the technology at hand, not still relying on 1960s technology and just making it work by throwing tons of money at it.
... It worked for Porsche.
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