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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JLB768, Feb 11, 2010.
I hate it when that happens...
Any news on your ZR1?
This is an old one from a couple years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syWJbD1rf0Y ... The reaction of the driver in the overtaken car is hysterical.
It gets built for sure next week. Someone from the NCM will be at the plant snapping pics of its build. But it's too early to know when I'll be picking it up yet. Given the +3ft of snow we have on the ground here in VA... I don't need it anytime soon.
Insane how quickly that car can accelerate from 170-180mph - it does it faster than my truck goes from 60-70...
LOL Yeah, I've seen that video pretty recently
Be sure to post some pics when it arrives, I look forward to seeing it. We're snowed in here too, I don't see my Z leaving the garage anytime soon. Can't wait for warm dry pavement...
They are incredible machines, GM did an excellent job.
Yep, that's worthy of a recall there.
Yup. I'd love to get my 08 out on an empty airport runway
330 KPH works out to about 205 MPH.
I like to go fast, but there was a little more traffic there than I would have been comfortable with at that speed.
I aint brave enough to try it.
You should get with the Bluegrass Corvette Club. We go to the Martin co KY airport at least once a year. It's a very small airport no really high speeds but some good fun and some grudges matches.
Sounds like it would be fun.
Another event would be one of the Open Road Races (ORR) that are held out west. It would be a little driving for you from Indiana. There are two in Nevada (Silver State Classic and The Pony Express) and one in Texas (Big Bend ORR).
They generally work something like this: The officials close off a section of public road, out in the middle of nowhere. For the Pony, it's an 86-mile stretch of road outside of Battle Mountain, NV (look it up... it's in the middle of nowhere). Cars are separated into classes based on safety of said car. They take a look at things like: tires, restraint systems in the car, fire control, etc.
Your car gets a tech speed rating of XXXMPH, meaning that at no time can you go faster than that. With the PE, at least, they have hidden radar stations along the way to "sample" the speeds of the cars. If you're caught exceeding your designated speed, you actually get a speeding ticket for that speed, in a 55MPH zone. You're HIGHLY encouraged to stay under your tech speed.
Unless you're enrolled in the unlimited class, the goal of the Pony Express is to cross the line having averaged as close to your class speed as possible. A bud and I went out there in '97 with his '96 Corvette. He was teched at 160MPH, and he entered the 130MPH class. Meaning: we had to cross the line 86 miles later having averaged as close to 130 as we could, but we could never cross 160.
My job as the navigator was to keep time, watch mile markers, make speed adjustment suggestions, etc. His job was to drive and keep the four chunks of rubber touching the pavement. We crossed the line having averaged 130.060MPH and won the class.
It's a lot of fun, and there's little other opportunity to legally hit triple digits on public roads in the US.
As you know,.....I'm a FORD guy.
But, I think I could buy a ZR1 or Z06, who needs a retirement anyway!
Now that the fuel tank is empty...
Wow...200 mph is just nuts!
The fastest I ever had a car up to on the autobahn was 170 mph and I thought that was crazy!
I've never gone that fast either. I think about 140 is tops for me. Slowing from a high speed like that it looks like you could get out and walk at about 60.