Date: 17 Oct 2001 14:16:14 GMT
From: blockthisnopsamcom
Subject: Re: Saab = Overpriced Crap?


Ack, I can't believe you went through the trouble of creating a C&D vs. R&T comparison. >> > Supra >> > 0-60: 4.6 >> > 0-100: 11.1 >> > 1/4 mile: 13.2nopsam/A>: again, the same. Top speed: 169. This is a gearing issue. Skidpad: .87g. Sounds like the Supra might have the better of it here, except C&D changed their skidpad testing methods some time ago. (Csere, IIRC, wrote a column about it). So far the cars look identical, but... The 'Vette has a demonstrated edge over the Supra in competition and in real-world (e.g. One Lap) use. The Z06 thrashes the Supra Twin Turbo while costing les, adjusted for inflation. Don't get me wrong. I like the Supra well enough - but the people who could actually afford them chose not to buy them. Without the movie "Fast and Furious", the Supra would be long-forgotten. Plus, it really is ugly. At least the Supra prior to that had *presence*, it looked like a sharp-edge 928. In alt.autos.saab John <johnnopsamoint.com> wrote: > Source for Supra: 1994 Issue of Car and Driver (courtesy of caranddriver.com). > Corvette: Road and Track issue with an article entitled "Torque Monsters." > blockthisnopsamcom wrote: >> Give your sources. >> >> In alt.autos.saab John <johnnopsamoint.com> wrote: >> > Pay attention this time: >> >> > Corvette (Hardtop): >> > 0-60: 4.8 >> > 0-100: 11.7 >> > 1/4 mile: blockthisnopsamcom wrote: >> >> >> In alt.autos.saab John <johnnopsamoint.com> wrote: >> >> > About two messages ago I showed you stats that said a Supra was faster than a >> >> > C5, so shutup about dates, because the Supra is still faster. >> >> >> >> Your "stats" are no good. Show me a side-to-side test of the C5 and a >> >> stock Supra TT, same conditions, where the Supra did *not* get spanked like >> >> a little bitch. >> >> >> >> The Supra has no chance of "beating" a regular C5, much less a Z06 - >> >> particularly around a track. I'm not even sure it could keep up with >> >> an M Coupe. >> >> >> >> Don't get me wrong. If I wanted to spend $20K on something that makes you >> >> feel like you are sitting in a big black plastic bathtub, and keeping up >> >> with modern cars wasn't an issue, I would definitely consider a Supra.

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