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Old 01-03-2005, 01:25 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by cinqyg
since when is a corvette small! from the reviews in the uk which i have read they dont seem very impressed.....
Yes, they are small. They are the same size or smaller than most of its "competitors" and other sports cars.
2005 Chevrolet Corvette
Curb Weight: 3245 lbs
Length: 174.6 in
Width: 72.6 in
Height: 49.1 in
Wheelbase: 105.7 in

2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S
Curb Weight: 3290 lbs.
Length: 175.6 in
Width: 71.2 in
Height: 51.2 in
Wheelbase: 92.5 in

2003 Lamborghini Gallardo
Curb Weight: 3560 lbs
Length:169.3 in
Width:74.8 in
Height:45.9 in
Wheelbase:100.8 in

2005 Ferrari F430
Curb Weight: 3197 lbs
Length:177.6 in
Width:75.7 in
Height:47.8 in
Wheelbase:102.4 in

As you can see by this proof, the Corvette is the same size or smaller than the cars you probably consider to be "small". If you think the Corvette isn't small, then you don't think that either of these cars are small.

Also, European magazines give the Corvette a hard time because it's American. But they rate it fairly. "Top Gear" magazine killed the Corvette in the article, but rated it 4 out of 5 stars. Other European magazines rate it very highly also.

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Originally Posted by cinqyg
for less money you can have a EVO 340 which will trounce the C6 especally around bends....
There isn't a Lancer being produced that is cheaper than the Corvette that can beat it at a track. Yes, Evos put up handling figures that can "match" the Corvette, but it's lacking the Corvette's power. But you could argue that an Evo could "hang". But beat it? F*ck no.

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Originally Posted by SNiPeRViRuS
Not to mention that a Corvette is an American car. Who would rather drive an American car when they could get a car from Japan or Germany?

My advice to this guy is, to go and get a used Ferrari or Lamborghini on ebaymotors.
For the price range, there isn't ANY production car in the world that will be able to match the PERFORMANCE of the upcoming C6 Z06. If you can find a used Ferrari or Lamborghini under $75k, than you probably don't want it. You might find a used Ferrari 355 GTS, but remember that the car was made in 94'....10+ years before the C6 Z06. Technology has come a long way since 94'. Besides, even a C5 Z06 would stomp a 355. Hell, the C5 Z06 out-performs a Modena.

Get off of the "American cars suck" bullsh*t. That's so 90's. But I wouldn't expect SNiPeRViRuS to understand, you can't even f*cking drive yet.

Dumbass 13 year old bitch.


What is a sports car to you, cingyg?
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