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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-01-2008, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Road and Track tests 10 supercars.

Road and Track magazine did a test of 10 different high performance cars and ranked them according to performance. The cars competed at 4 different race tracks across America, and at the end, the cars were ranked 1-10. I was suprised at the outcome, namely, the Z06 being ranked further back than middle pack. I took a quick snapshot to show the rankings. If you want the whole story, you can buy the magazine this month. Also, the numbers next to the rankings are point values and not track times. I thought them less than significant, so I didn't take a picture of the points standings, and only got the overall rankings. One of the biggest suprises was that the Porsche 911 GT2 had the fastest lap time on a NASCAR style oval track! I thought, for sure, the Viper or LP560-4 would have taken that.

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Re: Road and Track tests 10 supercars.

Or you could check it out online:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/article....rticle_id=6944


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Re: Road and Track tests 10 supercars.

Thanks for the link. I was trying to spur conversation about the cars they tested, but I guess no one was interested. This has been a pretty hot topic for discussion elsewhere. Everyone has been talking about the Z06 being ranked so low. It seems that some people got their feelings hurt by it not being ranked top of the charts.
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Re: Road and Track tests 10 supercars.

Where is the love for the tesla lol

I expected the viper to get on top based off of the nurburgring stuff that happened recently. No biggie though

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[quote author=Steve27 link=topic=122202.msg2582778#msg2582778 date=1220372804]
Thanks for the link. I was trying to spur conversation about the cars they tested, but I guess no one was interested. This has been a pretty hot topic for discussion elsewhere. Everyone has been talking about the Z06 being ranked so low. It seems that some people got their feelings hurt by it not being ranked top of the charts.
[/quote]....Don't know why people would get their feelings hurt by that......Corvettes have always been junk up til now...no reason why the Z06 be any different......
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[quote author=mazda3nut link=topic=122202.msg2583211#msg2583211 date=1220385184]
[quote author=Steve27 link=topic=122202.msg2582778#msg2582778 date=1220372804]
Thanks for the link. I was trying to spur conversation about the cars they tested, but I guess no one was interested. This has been a pretty hot topic for discussion elsewhere. Everyone has been talking about the Z06 being ranked so low. It seems that some people got their feelings hurt by it not being ranked top of the charts.
[/quote]....Don't know why people would get their feelings hurt by that......Corvettes have always been junk up til now...no reason why the Z06 be any different......
[/quote]cause of the whole recent "return of american autos" thing going on... thats why

the europeans are finally starting to acknowledge america and its getting to some peoples heads

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Re: Road and Track tests 10 supercars.

In general, american sports cars do not corner as well as imports do. Thats where it probably lost some ground.
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[quote author=mazda3nut link=topic=122202.msg2583211#msg2583211 date=1220385184]
[quote author=Steve27 link=topic=122202.msg2582778#msg2582778 date=1220372804]
Thanks for the link. I was trying to spur conversation about the cars they tested, but I guess no one was interested. This has been a pretty hot topic for discussion elsewhere. Everyone has been talking about the Z06 being ranked so low. It seems that some people got their feelings hurt by it not being ranked top of the charts.
[/quote]....Don't know why people would get their feelings hurt by that......Corvettes have always been junk up til now...no reason why the Z06 be any different......
[/quote]
Oh wow, lol. I've got a couple of friend who would say "those are fighting words".
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[quote author=reivaj link=topic=122202.msg2583239#msg2583239 date=1220385604]
cause of the whole recent "return of american autos" thing going on... thats why

the europeans are finally starting to acknowledge america and its getting to some peoples heads
[/quote]

[quote author=agm_ultimatex link=topic=122202.msg2585037#msg2585037 date=1220448017]
In general, american sports cars do not corner as well as imports do. Thats where it probably lost some ground.
[/quote]

True to both statements.
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[quote author=agm_ultimatex link=topic=122202.msg2585037#msg2585037 date=1220448017]
In general, american sports cars do not corner as well as imports do. Thats where it probably lost some ground.
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