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« on: December 27, 2012, 09:50:21 AM »

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/2013-corvette-c7-leaked-drawings-reveal-modern-interior-53338.html

with extensive data recording.

Will GM warranty cover track days ?

My 911 friends have already problems when they want to fix their cars. First question at Porsche is "Have you been at a race track recently ?"


Does the new Gen5 have some sort of black box ?
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 10:00:02 PM »

Many auto computers already keep about 5 minutes of information in their memory.  It helps adjust the tune of the engine.  Since it records pretty much everything such as rpm, speed and when brakes are applied it was information that the insurance corps wanted for using as an excuse to cut claims.  Courts said, "NO, it's an invasion of privacy"  I truly wonder how long that atitude will last.  Many governments have the insurance corporations so they can use your insurance money to pay for all the Motorvehicle costs (that's why gov insurance is more expensive).  I expect that all cars after about 2007 will have data retrieval soon. 

I was driving a several year old International Dump Truck and had a mishap.  The Boss laid me off for speeding as HE said that I had to be driving at 90-100kph.  I said I was driving at 40-45kph.  He couldn't believe that I was driving properly and since He's a LIAR, he assumed that everyone else was too.  Bet that Asshole was surprised when he got the recorded speed of 40kph from the ECU ...      He didn't re-instate me, he just made up a different LIE.  Of course the recorded Data from the truck's ecu was "no longer available".  Trust me, the data logging will not be available unless it can be used against you.  I don't plan to buy anything newer than my 2008 Ram 4x4.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 08:15:48 PM »

Well I guess my 96gts is safe. What about my 2009 srt8 Challenger and 2011 Ram 4x4?
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:36:38 PM »

The GTS is good as it doesn't keep speed charts and only monitors the speed without saving it.

The 2 newer ones should monitor the 5 or 10 minutes and remember them for adjustments.

In some ways this is a good thing.  I remember to get another .2 sec out of my buddies Buick Grand National we had to beat the heck out of the car for a half hour or it would take all day racing at the track for the computer to adjust the .2 sec faster.  The car was faster the second day ...     The SRT and the Ram probably adjust much, much faster.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 10:47:24 AM »

By the way, have you seen the drawings for the new C7? Kinda looks like a Viper except for the the rear end everyone is saying looks like a camaro. I am going to laugh my ass off if it has that weird looking rear tail! :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 10:41:35 AM »

I really really wish that Ford made a supercar again.  They came out with a winner with that FGT
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 01:23:29 PM »

Is that the one that looked like a gt40 and cost 155,000?
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 10:15:32 PM »

yes.  But it was way better looking and much faster than the original GT40.  The FGT is/was an amazing machine and has a 1800hp transmision in it.  Performance probably nearly equal to a Gen 4 Viper and the FGT looks are amazing.  The cars are easier to upgrade the hp than a Viper and they handled about as good as the Viper.

In other words I would rate a FGT second only to a Viper.  Biggest problem with an FGT is you don't have ANY storage for even small suitcases so they need to be towed or have someone bring along your luggage in another car.   :idk:
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 05:39:34 PM »

Just saw the new corvette. Don't look at the rear and your OK! :o

Only 450hp? Isn't that what my 96GTS has? 
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2013, 10:27:20 PM »

Let be honest here, before I would buy a modern Vette, I would rather have the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.  The only Vette's I'm even remotely interested in is 1959-1969
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 01:08:03 PM »

The base vette has skinnier tires, ordinary suspension and basically no "go fast goodies".

Gotta admit Jeff that the cheapo base vette would eat a L77 67 vette forn breakfast and would probably outlast the old vette by many years.

Yes Sybil, 450bhp is the rated hp of all the Gen 2s except the ACRs which were 460bhp because of the smooth tubes and K&N filters.  ACRs also came with dbl adjustable racing shocks and lightweight forged racing wheels. 

Absolutely no comparison between a vette and a Gen 2 Viper though. 

I used to laugh at all the Chevy guys that would come to me (I'd be in a highly modifed 440 72 Charger, 440 Dart or 440 Cuda) and tell me how their Camaro was soooo rare :o  No such thing as a rare camaro, they made millions - like vettes.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 07:53:32 PM »

No such thing as a rare camaro, they made millions-like vette's


Actually Ted, the COPO and Yenko Camaro's are pretty rare cars and the real one's are worth a fortune. There was a year, I forget which, when they made 6 Camaro's with a special L designated motor that was underrated @ 550 hp. Kinda like a "drag pack" model. Those cars are worth a couple mil apiece now and rarely, if ever, become available from collections.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 09:23:44 PM »

That's my point.  they made millions and something extremely stupid from the factory such as the Alaska liquid chains option has mind boggling value increase to one of the most common cars built.  Every Viper is rare since they didn't build thousands every year ...  but a camaro with MJB style coffee cans in the trunks using WW sprayers to spray onto the tires is worth mega bucks???  It wasn't good, expensive, state of the art, didn't function very well and (as far as I'm concerned it was just a factory joke) yet it's beyoind value because there was only 5.  I actually saw a set of these which were an alaska option. 

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