C5 Z/06: 1.0g skidpad stock (@ 15k less than a Porsche and 220k less than a Ferrari)

C3 ZL-1: 0-60 in 3.6 sec, 1/4-mile in 10.6 sec @ 125+ mph
by Myajd jdg July 29, 2005
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A car designed by a guy who has won some very prestigous European races and was good enough for the likes of such people as Buggati and Ferdinand Porsche. Zora Arkus-Duntov.
The 'Vette has won LeMans a few good times over the years. The 'Vette ZL-1 is also one of the fastest cars ever made. The '06 Z/06 will be one of the best handling cars in the world. Plus, it will cost 1/5th that of a base model Ferrari. Now, I only make $80k a year, so it is much more in my price range. I could get a marginally-better performing Ferrari, Porsche, or Lambo if I won the lottery, seeing as the cost 225k, but I doubt that'll happen so I'll stick with a tried & true sports car classic that pulls 0.97g on the skid pad stock and gets to 60 in the low 4-second range.
by Myajd jdg August 16, 2005
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Short name for the Chevy Corvette. Made from 1953 to now. Has and has always had incredible handling, on par with most European sports cars. Same goes for acceleration, only better. The 1990-95 ZR-1 Corvette, complete with a 405hp 5.7-liter overhead cam V8, could pull OVER 1.0g on the skidpad... completely stock. The 1969 aluminum-engined ZL-1 featured 50/50 weight distribtion and it's L88-based 427 V8 produced over 450hp at the wheels. It could hit 60mph in the high 3-second range and could run the 1/4-mile in 10.5 @ 133mph; the only mod being drag slicks, which, I'd like to point out, are inferior to modern racing tires. With modern tires... Who knows? The ZL-1 could top over 180mph with proper gearing and could pull about 0.94g on the skidpad. Not bad, for 1969.
I knew this guy who had a '71 ZR-2 Corvette. That thing got to 60mph in 5 seconds flat, thanks to it's 425hp LS6 V8 engine. It could also take the corners with the best of them.

One last thing, in 1973 Car&Driver compared a Jag, a Ferrari, a Porsche, and a Mercedes. The 'Vette out-ran, out-cornered, and out-brake them all.
by Mya Jadg September 15, 2005
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The shortened name for the greatest vehicle ever to roam the lands, the Corvette. A stylish blend of luxury, power, and grace, all at reasonable price (only by comparison to the likes of its competition...porsche, ferrari, viper)
I pulled up next to this hot chick in my vette the other day and looked into her car to see her fiddling her bean over me and my hot ride! I told her it was ok to join me in my vette, so she did, and we banged.
by Wan Ball Hung Lo November 13, 2003
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Short For Corvette, The BEST Car in the Universe period.
A Lingenfelter Corvette can do 300MPH and still cost less than a stock european sports car.
by Kramer145 January 30, 2008
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let's straighten out all you unknowlegable dingle berrys.

First off, the vette has and always will have an amazing suspenion. the c5 z06 pulled a full 1.0g on the skid pad stock.

Secondly the vette is fast in a straight line as well, it can run an 11.6 in the quarter mile stock.

now that you have all been enlightened a little bit, go buy a vette, then judge it.
"Wow that vette hadles the turns like no car i have ever seen."

"The full 1.0g and 51/49 balance are probably why"

"but damn it's fast in the quarter mile too"

"a vette is a well rounded car"
by key dawg October 17, 2004
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Shortened name for the Corvette. One of the few american cars that has any sort of overseas fanbase. Contrary to what many ignorant 'vette fans think, it is no-where near the same league as european uber-brans such as Ferrari, Porsche or even many beamers or benz'.

While it may go fast in a straight line, look like a shark, and help one to get blown, it is still crap.

Being that it is an american sports car, it suffers from "suspionus americanas sportas". Due to a lack of suspension, it gives a terrible ride (your spine will be totally destroyed within a year of buying it), rattles like an old man getting out of bed, and steers like, well, an american car. Due to the fact this was designed for racing in the broad streets of the good ol' USA, it sucks as a REAL race car, and on the narrower hills of europe, would probably get owned by a mini cooper.

Apparantly prone to malfunction.
America's half-assed answer to the 911?

Maybe not.
by Gumba Gumba February 21, 2004
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