Stock S2000 has a faster quarter mile than a 2002 stock Camaro Z28.

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  1. VBGOD

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    According to the magazines, an S2000 is slightly faster (same 0-60, but faster quarter mile) than a 2002 Camaro Z28. We all know that in the real world the Camaro isn't going to lose to an S2000. In real world, it isn't practical to dump the clutch at 7,000 RPM's on less than perfect roads. People aren't going to get miracle times too. Why do people look at miracle times and swear by it? Is it just hardcore love for their manufactures? This also reminds me of the IS300 vs TSX argument. They're very similar in specs, but a creamy I6 is going to perform better under many other different circumstances out in the real world vs a tricked out I4. The TSX is going to feel slower too.

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  2. M-1000

    M-1000 COME FLY AWAY

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    thats also a z28, not an SS
     
  3. Letifo

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    i always liked the S2000
     
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    It just amazes me that most magazines can only pull off 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds on the z28...I guess they were used to dumping the clutch just like the s2000 at the same rpm...
     
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    Yeah, I remember a coule of years ago I was reading one'a those import mags while waiting on my alignment to get done. They had an article on some honda or nissan vs an LS1 trans am. It was funny bc it read like some David and Golieth story.. in the end the import ran like a 13.8 to the trans ams 14.4 :ugh:
     
  6. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    that also has nothing to do with jackshit
     
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    A well driven LS1 Z28 or SS can dip into the high 12s. Average is low 13s. Well driven S2000 will probably get a 13.9.

    Magazine drivers suck.
     
  8. Coma Black

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    S2000 is just a cheap imitation of Lotus Elise, and it still sucks.
     
  9. Bad Mojo

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    I haven't lost to an S2000 yet... Not even close.

    Cars magazines get to test normally fall into two categories:
    a) ragged to shit, or
    b) factory ringer.

    Evan Smith took a Z28 that was bought right off the showroom floor to a high 12's run, and it wasn't even broken in yet. It was even reported by a Mustang mag that was there testing the Bullitt.
     
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    :werd: x 1000000000000000
     
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    at the track the other night this dude in his S2000 ran a 15.2 best. mine was a 13.82 granted it was hotter than hell
     
  13. Aaron74

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    At Baytown I've never seen an S2000 break a 12.99..close...but not quite.
     
  14. My 2001 Z28 is an auto with a 2.73 rear gear. This should be the slowest combination of the f-bodys ( in theroy). My car went 13.42 @ 103.7 showroom stock @ 477 miles. The only, ONLY thing different from the showroom was an oil change. Tires were left at 35 psi all around...etc.
     
  15. bobomb

    bobomb no torque, no care OT Supporter

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    No, a well driven Z28 or SS, will not dip into 12's. It's RARE for a stock CORVETTE LS1 to hit 12's. An LS1 F-body M6 gets around 13.2's at best and an A4 will get consistant 13.4's.
     
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    I'll show you proof that a stock Z28 has hit high 12's.....quoted from Ls1.com
    "Question 1-9: How fast does a stock LS1 run in the quarter mile?

    Answer: It all depends on the weather and the condition of your local track, however it's safe to say that any combination of LS1 will run better than 13.9. Some have run as quick as 13.0 to 13.1 without any mods, and GMHTP got a totally stock Z28 to run a 12.89 (in New Jersey in the winter though). Most owners will find that they run in the 13.5 to 13.7 range quite easily with a broken in car. It has been found that a fully broken in car will run a few tenths quicker than a fresh one right off the lot."
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  18. Coma Black

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    You mean 13.4's in the 1/8 mile with the A4? I'm sure it will.

    EDIT: I thought he meant Audi A4 :lol:
    An automatic Z28 will do 13's effortlessly :)
     
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  19. Bad Mojo

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    Quarter mile :slap:

    With a decent convertor and tires the auto's are *far* easier to make fast compared to the manual F-Bodies.
     
  20. Coma Black

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    Yeah I'm sure a stock 3.0L fatarse A4 will do that in a quarter mile :rolleyes:

    Edit: I misread A4 as in Audi A4, not a 4-speed automatic tranmission as intended. Oh well, spam :p
     
  21. bobomb

    bobomb no torque, no care OT Supporter

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    That's nice, Im sure GMHTP had a factory freak though. They themselves said it:

    Most owners will find that they run in the 13.5 to 13.7 range quite easily with a broken in car.
     
  22. Bad Mojo

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    :rofl:

    I was wondering where you were getting your data!

    That's funny ;)
     
  23. Bad Mojo

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    Yup. 13.5-13.7 easily, and the guys that hit the track often, work on improving their lauch, shifting, etc. can get low 13's relatively easy.

    I originally thought that Z28 had to be a ringer, which is pretty common nowadays (Companies providing a car to magazines in higher tune than what you can get at the dealership). But when I read the article the Z28 was bought by a staff member as his personal car from a local dealership.
    :eek3:

    And the driver for the 12 second runs was Evan Smith, who is quite possibly the best manual driver in the country... He's so good that he actually does manual car testing for several magazines. There's a job, freelance driver.
     
  24. Coma Black

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    The forum is flooded with VW/Audi Nazis...they seem to spawn from everywhere.
     
  25. bugginout

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    notice the key words here... MOST and EASILY. That would tend to suggest that a good driver with a better than average z28 could get a lower time. As shown, one that was completely stock got into the 12's. And that wasn't even an SS. Your statement was:

    "No, a well driven Z28 or SS, will not dip into 12's."

    its been clearly shown that while not the norm and not the easiest of things to do, a stock well driven Z28 (and presumably the more powerful SS) can dip into the 12's. What happens on MOST z28's has no bearing here.

    EDIT: just noticed you have a WS6 with slight mods. What is your best 1/4 time?
     
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