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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Fire-3, Mar 3, 2008.
Ford 150 Pickup, 1968, IMHO
That wasn't nice. :smile: *But it was funny.*
I want to know where are the poll options for
Why are we discussing your cars over multiple threads on this site?
Please ban the underage pubescent gadfly who can't drive!
Well... the WRX is, design-wise, an abomination.
ugly. ugly fuuuu-ugly
The viper, at least the early vipers... were gorgeous.
But comparing the two is like comparing a lunchbox to eating out.
The're for completely different purposes....
The WRX is more economical, more pedestrian, more sensible, more utilitarian, yet goes fast.
The Viper is purely for fun and impressing the ladies..
Women don't crane their necks to scope out a WRX....
If you need something more usable than a Viper... why not go for one of the other cars that are fun to drive and actually pretty?
G37, Mark1 TT, 911,
Hell even the new Mustangs and Chargers are beautifully styled...albeit heavy...
But the WRX?
It looks like the box they shipped a MiniCopper in.
Vipers blow. At the Detroit auto show I observed the new Viper vs the new Corvette ZR-1...I noted the Viper of course had to match the Corvette powerwise, as the ZR-1 produces some 620 hp with it's new 6.2 liter supercharged V-8. The Viper's response? Make the engine bigger. Its low-redlining, muscle-car style V-10 is now up to 8.4 liters of displacement
Ironically, most auto mags prefer the cheaper Z06 vette to the more powerful Viper anyways.
The bigger, the better. :smile:
*Alluding to a certain porn movie*
He seems to think he should be idolized for having owned a pimped out Accord (a vehicle his parents would let him buy) for all of three months, then wrecking it in a blaze of glory into the back of some poor unsuspecting schmuck. He most likely got ticketed by the fuzz and will get sued by the aforementioned schmuck who will promptly take him and/or his parents to the cleaners, thereby leaving him no choice but to hoof it.
Yes sir, rather impressive I'd say. :fing02:
Not for a sports car ! Smaller and lighter is more nimble, you don't need the power to get the same results with it. Take the Bugatti Veryon for instance:
It's 4,162 lbs and needs 4 turbochargers producing 987 hp to achieve 254 mph with an 8L 16 cylinder engine.
Bugatti Veyron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conversely, this RX7 Gen 2, uses a 1.3L twin turbo to produce 530 hp to go 244+ mph. The 13B is a standard production engine, the other engine offered in a Gen 1 RX7 was only 1.1L, that's 1,100 cc's, about the same displacement as a 1,000 cc Superbike made by Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha. The 13B isn't even the rotary engine Mazda developed solely for racing. The 13B is smaller displacement than a Harley Davidson's engine. But look at the results. Roughly 1/6 the engine (less than 17% of the displacement) produces more than 1/2 the horsepower the 8L Bugatti 16 cylinder produces.
The issue with the bigger "sports cars", if that's what one wants to refer to them as, they are simply throwing an engine that has brute size and force to mask the fact that it weighs 3,500-4,200 lbs. The end result, the engine propels it so fast that you forget the fact that it's really a bloated pig. That RX7 is powerful and fast enough that if Mr. 9inch, thinks he's hauling @ss with his Viper, he has yet to experience what a car manufactured in 1986 will do with a few mods that simply are worthy of calling it a true sports car. It's well under 3,000 lbs. A stock 1986 RX7 weighed roughly 2,700 lbs on average, if you tried hard enough, you could get a model closer to 2,600 lbs.
Mazda Rx7 Specs
What an awesome thread. I feel like I'm 12 and posting at the Nintendo Power Club forums on AOL again. haha.
good job fire-3. the pwnage just never stops.
and you're totally right. How could this or this
ever hope to compete with this:
man! did you see the awesome body kit on that second one!?? badass!! nice rims, too. and look at all the stickers. Everyone knows stickers make your car go faster. Look at the two Vipers. Not a single sticker. lame. I bet the engine uses up gas, too. Not like the Subaru that runs on hamster farts and gets 100 mpg.
Uhh..I saw some gaudy racing stripes on the 2nd viper. Perhaps not aftermarket stickers, but still horrendous.
EDIT: And it's still sad that the Corvette Z06 bests it in nearly all magazine head to heads and costs some $15k less.
This year's Z06 is nice, but the head-to-heads go back and forth. It's only been the last couple years that Chevy has been keeping up at all and consistently. If they hadn't discontinued plans the new Viper would have edged it out. I still prefer the Viper. Similar performance, but very different cars aesthetically and philosophically. The Corvette is cheaper in part due to that difference in philosophy. They're ubiquitous. They're common. That reduces production costs.
re: the OP's assertion about the awesome sex appeal of the WRX. Funny story and true: I had the Viper down at Daytona Beach over Spring Break the first year I had it. Got stopped at every stop light. Mobbed at every corner and gas station. People coming up off the street to take pictures of me, shake my hand. Random hot girls jumping in the car or flashing me completely on their own initiative. I go out driving on the beach and pass this couple walking in the surf hand in hand. Some model-gorgeous girl and random Abercrombie guy. I spot her checking me out, drive up the beach about a mile and turn around to come back. Pull up next to her and she hops in and we leave the dude standing there in the sand looking dumb. That was day 1. Something similar happened every other day that week.
Three years later, went back to Daytona and met up with my friend Greg during the same week. Greg drives a blue WRX. We took it out on the strip and.... nobody noticed. good times. =D
Oh the irony of driving a stereotypical "compensation" car with nothing to compensate for. I do have to give the Viper the edge in the sex appeal category, though I find the new ones quite ugly. The late 90s GTSs were their best, though I'd take a Maserati GT, Aston Martin DB9 or even a Jaguar XK8 over a Viper GTS in the sheer looks category...yeah I like my euro coupes....now I just need to pay for college and law school to have a way to achieve those dreams...sigh..quite a ways off I'm afraid. I'm just glad I have my expensive cars and guitars as a motivation to do well.
You made all of this shit up entirely. This story is about as believable and verifiable as your dick size is proven.:thumbsdown2:
I drive an RT/10. I was originally looking at the GTS, considered the RT/10 because it was slightly cheaper.... I had never driven a roadster before. Now that I have one, I wouldn't ever want anything else. I hate putting the top on. and it's still sex on wheels. I swear if I had a nickel for every time somebody told me they wanted to fuck my car... I'd have...... probably about $4.85.
Based on looks alone I like the Viper over almost everything. I'd take a Murcielago roadster over it. The Jaguar XJ220 is kind of sexy. Saleen S7 not bad.
I do; we're in your thredz, jackin ur convos
I don't have any pics from Daytona but the same thing happened when I shipped the Viper over to Europe.
There's me and my car in Virginia.
My car in Germany on the drive back from Poland.
My car and Mona whom I met day 1 in Constanta, Romania.
I think you're confused.
I'm the one who doesn't have anything to prove.
You're the insecure child who has yet to back-up a single thing that they've said.
You're an ugly bald bitch that poses like a queer.
That's good one reason to get the sexy sports car