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  • Seriously bummed out about the new c8

    just read that leaked document and it said the c8 s top speed is only 4 mph faster than my present corvette...

    only 194 mph? How can i survive?

    i dont know what Im going to do?

    thats it...only 194 mph ...what was GM thinking.?

    of course this was just a parody...

    my present corvette of 12 years tops out at 190 mph and I rarely went over 150 mph
    Late at night down the palisades parkway...

    todays sports cars are amazing and most importantly remember as we get them stay safe..even with all the nannies these cars can be dangerous.

    hopefully these cars will be warrantied for fun track day events as the c7 models were..

    take it to the track my friends and obey as many traffic laws as you can...

    life is too short ..much better to take it fast in controlled track events.

    Still the 194 mph top speed is wildly impressive.

    ill never drive 194 mph but for some reason it still makes me smile as I say it.
    Last edited by JB; 08-14-2019, 09:59 PM.

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    I wonder what version that's for? The base version without the spoiler and splitter probably has less drag.
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    • #3
      Could be!

      I was just kidding Around,,,top speed is one area of the corvette Ive never even come close to approaching..

      just too fast for public roads in my opinion.

      not fair to others near you and who could get hurt...not to mention ourselves...still the number is impressive..

      just got tired of talking pricing until tomorrow when we get official pricing from GM.

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      • #4
        Never cared about top speed, been at that speed before and it’s ridiculous one wrong move it’s lights out. Had my GSXR close to that speed just crazy on a bike, to old now I would need Velcro to hold me on the bike.

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        • #5
          All we have to do is find a stretch of road where the speed limit is 189 MPH! The cops will always give 'ya 5 over!!!
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          • #6
            Not in these days of mandatory overnight “car in jail” laws that many states have recently implemented.
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            • #7
              Wait ..the guys with charger hellcats and redeyes will tell us how their cars even with the new wide bodies top out at 198 mph..


              im glad they dont top speed limit them but really its one attribute most of us will rarely explore...

              some guys do the flat out runs i think for a few miles in texas or montana but even those are in some type of controlled environments with safety workers on site to scrape up the remains...(please excuse my insensitivity)

              i remember losing quite few corvette friends over the years to bonehead street racing moves ...

              it can overcome any and all of us in just a few quick seconds of stupidity...

              be safe out there ...lets not get crazier than we already are! (Kidding)

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              • #8
                Can you imagine bringing your car in for service, and complaining to the service manager that you start to feel a vibration over 170 mph, and he tells you they will take it out on a road test?

                My car was only beyond the triple digits once, and that was almost accidental, when passing two slip steaming 18 wheelers on the Interstate. I will say, it got up there quickly, and felt like it had plenty more to go.

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                • #9
                  When I was young and dumb, first car I bought, in my new to me but 6 year old ‘59 Pontiac Bonneville, weighed probably approaching 5,000 pounds, I bought it needing front tires. College student and broke by paying for the car, so I cheaped out and bought retreads for my front tires. Found a brand new stretch of I-70 (still had those humongous wooden barriers preventing access (not to me of course, and moved one), and went to 89 MPH and immediately blew a one day old front tire; almost lost my life heading right to a concrete overpass. Learned my lesson about **** equipment (and a few more lessons). Never again except on a race track with A+ equipment.

                  Young and dumb I sure was.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John View Post
                    Not in these days of mandatory overnight “car in jail” laws that many states have recently implemented.
                    Yeh, Haven't had a car impounded since 1970 , ya think those valets are tough on a car , nothing like cops looking through your 1957 TR3A looking for something( drugs) that aren't there. lol

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                    • #11
                      “Young and dumb I sure was.” John, you weren’t young and dumb, I call it inexperienced. Lol

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                      • #12
                        135mph around is what I had my c4 going vert once on a busy highway at night - stupid!! I was 20. Top was down to boot.

                        I actually had an off duty LEO chase me down and appropriately tell me in the same "discussion" that I was both a moron (agree now) and I had a "nice" car. Looking back I realize how stupid that was, even in a totally capable car, just a totally inappropriate venue.

                        Not kidding though the car wanted more, a c4! I was breaking 3k on RPM or so, oh and I had an extra person in there! Stupid I know - at 20 though we all do dumb things, especially when trying to impress the ladies. HEHE
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                        • #13
                          Agreed .. Top speed means nothing to me anymore .. Had way too many close calls and I too look back (only a few years ago) to how stupid A LOT of the things I did were and am amazed I got away with it (despite a few scares).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John View Post
                            When I was young and dumb, first car I bought, in my new to me but 6 year old ‘59 Pontiac Bonneville, weighed probably approaching 5,000 pounds, I bought it needing front tires. College student and broke by paying for the car, so I cheaped out and bought retreads for my front tires. Found a brand new stretch of I-70 (still had those humongous wooden barriers preventing access (not to me of course, and moved one), and went to 89 MPH and immediately blew a one day old front tire; almost lost my life heading right to a concrete overpass. Learned my lesson about **** equipment (and a few more lessons). Never again except on a race track with A+ equipment.

                            Young and dumb I sure was.
                            I remember those 59 Bonnevilles . Didn't they put Tri Power in a few. ?? Maybe it was the 59 Olds, I remember , Kind of, doing a barn find back in the early 90s and opening the hood and there sat a Tri Power set up. The guy told me it was original and I did verify it but can not remember anything except it was a Bonny or a Olds, definitely a 59. I remember a friend back in the late 60s bought a 59 convertible for $200 , we use to drive around in that tank and it did not even have brakes. Charlie was his name and after buying that car everyone called him Fins. Retreads?? Did they make any other tires back then. ?? lol . Young and Dumb?? Ok, here is a young and DUMBER. I had a 66 stingray back in 72 drove it over a curve going, I don't know how fast ruined all 4 tires and and rims. Bought used rims and 4 re treads then drove the car for the next 2 years back and forth from NY to FL on retreads several times. The story gets worse, for another day.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              Young and dumb I sure was.
                              As were we all.
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