|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-24-2009 05:10 PM|
|-=Hot|Ice=-||Why not use forced induction?|
|09-24-2009 03:59 PM|
|RevrseAt70||damn... where have I been? My uncle and I have been pissin and moaning about the viper being dead for months... AND NOW ITS BACK! I'm going to go make his day and let him know|
|09-22-2009 03:21 PM|
It really would be a shame to see the american high performance cars disappear
the viper is still around though, they had stopped production (along with all other chrysler vehicles) and there was talk of a sale but eventually they decided to keep the brand and it was even the first vehicle to begin production again.
|09-22-2009 03:15 PM|
|RevrseAt70||Oh yeah I forgot about that. That's why chrysler made the PT cruiser. Regardless... America cannot lose a staple like the Corvette because of one president. When I was younger my dad was telling me stories about when he was my age with muscle cars. I don't want to tell my kids when I'm older that I saw the day corvettes along with all the other American, high-performance vehicles went extinct. The viper's already gone...|
|09-22-2009 03:09 PM|
|longnights||trucks don't count the same way as cars do for the CAFE regulations, their standards are significantly lower whereas the corvette does have to meet the higher requirements for light-duty cars.|
|09-22-2009 03:02 PM|
The corvette is one of the most fuel efficient cars with that kind of power out there. They need to just keep it how it is with the more fuel efficient V8. Maybe even throw in a 7th gear for highways if they are really desperate. Just a thought.
But the regulations are for the whole brand across the board. What they need to help is the mpg's on those big trucks. Who do you know that really needs a chevy 3500 turbo diesel full cab, extended bed, lifted, with 40" tall tires? Either that or just make some rediculously dumb, high mileage car to help the average.
Just don't get rid of the corvette!
|09-22-2009 02:57 PM|
|hasanazhar||How about high output Twin Turboed or Supercharged 4 or 6 cylinder engines, before they jump on the hybrid bandwagon? Though I can appreciate the Prius for what it is, I don't think gas/electric hybrids are the right solution. Instead, I think BMW has it right - with their efficient dynamics technologies, they're avoiding the production of expensive batteries (the process to produce creates so much more pollution than the car would if it emitted CO2 its entire life), while improving their existing engines (and producing new ones) to increase output and yet increase fuel efficiency. Just look at the BMW product line.|
|09-21-2009 11:23 PM|
I claim no real knowledge of these sorts of tires, but from what I can pick up, they offer very little "sportiness" or high-level grip? 430hp isn't something to skimp on the tire option, imho.
|09-21-2009 10:34 PM|
|the.wong.kid||i think i just puked reading this thread....|
|09-21-2009 10:16 PM|
|-Tom-||Death of CARB and Obamas standards?|
|09-21-2009 09:52 PM|
That would just be ludicrous. It's a Corvette, not a Prius.
The death of the Corvette?
|09-21-2009 09:22 PM|
|09-21-2009 09:02 PM|
|Tyler Cruz||They wouldn't sell a single one if they did|
|09-21-2009 01:56 PM|
|09-21-2009 10:19 AM|
Corvette Could Go Hybrid To Survive Strict Fuel Rules