Umm... I'm all for having some fun talking smack, but you were being a troll on that thread, so I'm not surprised they told you to get lost.amcmahon said:It's nice to see a comment from someone who's color blind and can't spell. ..
Actually I have. Granted it was flawed as far as a study between the two cars. But I was 2.5 seconds back from a nationally driven Z-06. Some of that was tires (Hoosiers vs the A048s). Some of that was I didn't walk the course (but very little, I often don't walk courses). Some of that, or maybe a lot of that, was me not having a lot experience autocrossing this car. But... a lot of that was tire spinning on corner exit.coulthard fan said:
Autocross: I don't think anyone knows yet how the 111R will do against a Z06 on either a tight or open course because none have gone head to head yet.
When I say head to head I mean a fully sorted hoosier/kumho equipped 111R vs a like equipped Z06 with nationally ranked drivers such as yourself. I for one am hoping to see you do exactly that in Topeka or sooner Good luck.Randy Chase said:Actually I have. Granted it was flawed as far as a study between the two cars. ....
Troll!? I registered with that forum way before I was on this one. I was very close to getting a C6 instead of the Elise. But unlike the biased knuckleheads I was referring to I was just bringing light to an obviously foreign subject to some. Talk about Troll I've been posting here awhile and don't ever recall seeing your name much if at all.coulthard fan said:Umm... I'm all for having some fun talking smack, but you were being a troll on that thread, so I'm not surprised they told you to get lost.
I barely made any statements on the Vette in that post so you have no reference for a basis. I said in a tight course the Elise will win. Given some straights the Z06 for sure. Tell me what's wrong with that? The Elise has been around since 96. I think one can make an assessment based off the existing data. I don't need to see a head to head match to know which car should technically win in a given circumstance.
I obviously prefer the Elise to the Vette, and that's why I ordered one rather than picking up one of the plentiful Z06's, but your statements there regarding the Vette have little merit.
It's not a big secret. Lotus is considered an exotic. Regardless of engine make or cost. Chevy is exactly that. A Chevy. I'm not knockin Chevy or any other car label. But truth be told no one is gleaming with pride and vanity because they drive a Chevy. But a Lotus has a status that comes with it much like Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari. That's my point. And the badge is Lotus not Elise so the racing history is there. But that's all irrelevant to my post. My post was relatively neutral. If you don't take it that way it's because you think your $hit doesn't stink and your car can't be beat. I did no Vette bashing whatsoever. As for making me look stupid. Whatever, I'm one of those arrogant pricks that struts with a smile and exudes vanity in spades. I will look down on you and laugh knowing that I bought this car as a 3rd car for fun and can afford the finer things in life while you live in your priceless Chevy.
Coolness, prestige & exotic level: Again, my personal opinion is shown by my choice of vehicles, but you seriously discounted the Corvette's own racing history. You should see those yellow cars blast through Tetre Rouge and run down the Mulsanne Straight sometime, if you did you wouldn't so easily dismiss them. Lotus' F1 and Indy history are certainly impressive, but that was a long time ago... how many people ask you what Lotus is when you tell them that's what you're getting next? Or when you say "brand" are you talking about Chevrolet? Again... a ton of racing history. (Hopefully someone will talk them into F1 sometime soon.) And finally, does the Elise itself have any racing prestige?
Sure they are...amcmahon said:I'm not knockin Chevy or any other car label. But truth be told no one is gleaming with pride and vanity because they drive a Chevy.