The American Dream!
Nov 8, 2008 at 1:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 47
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Yeah, people have all kinds of dreams,
but here we are talking only about the American Dream.
I hope that you will enjoy the discussion.
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We consider only production road cars: sports cars and (sports) sedans (Cadillac).

Compare with this.

Her we go
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Ford GT (limited productuion: 2003 - 2006) -
Top speed 205 mph and 550 horsepower.


and

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The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful (638 horsepower) and
fastest production car ever from general Motors: top speed 205 mph.



Incidently, the top speeds of Ford GT and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 are exactly
the same: 205 mph.

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Friendly Remark
The SSC Ultimate Aero TT is the fastest production car in the world with top speed 257mph.
It costs only $620,000.
(Is this information outdated?)
It is rumoured that the Vector WX8 top speed is 275 mph.
See Vector Motors.

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How about the Ultimate Corvette, that is the Callaway Corvette?

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Callaway C16 Speedster Corvette.

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The Callaway C16 Corvette engine.

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Here is the CallawayCars site.
Note that the Callaway C16 Speedster Corvette costs $305,000.
Here is the Chevrolet here site.
Note that the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 price starts at $104,820.

The Corvette is meant to be the Ferrari at fraction of the price.

Also, the price of the limited edition Ford GT starts at about $150,000 and can reach $225,000.

Each of those cars (on the list) costs more than $100,000.


Ciao,

Adam
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Nov 8, 2008 at 2:03 AM Post #3 of 47

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I pick the Ford GT, but only because I can't choose a Lamborghini Gallardo (green paint please).
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 5:49 AM Post #7 of 47

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I voted Tesla, because I have a soft spot for the environment. But after I had a Tesla, I would absolute have to get a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, I've wanted one for a long time.

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Nov 8, 2008 at 7:43 AM Post #8 of 47

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I would take a Tesla.
Quite fast (0-100 = 4 seconds) electric sport car, which have a lot of benefits. Allowed to drive the bus lane, dedicated parking places, free fuel at work, no road tax, ... and its environmental friendly.
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Nov 8, 2008 at 8:58 PM Post #11 of 47

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Originally Posted by synaesthetic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
ariel atom is not on the list.
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Probably because its made in England and not the US...
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Just FYI, this is the Cadillac Cien (a concept car).

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In my original post I've added two links links about those
two Corvettes (C16 and ZR1) mentioned in the poll and more stuff.

By the way, this poll/thread is a counterpart to the previous one,
which did not cover American Dream-Sports-Cars at all.


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P.S.
I am terribly sorry that this thread/poll is only about American Dream Sports Cars.
Mea culpa. (Ha, ha, ha, ...)
 
Nov 8, 2008 at 11:29 PM Post #14 of 47

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Quote:

Originally Posted by synaesthetic /img/forum/go_quote.gif
ariel atom is not on the list.
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I voted "other"...
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Originally Posted by krmathis /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Probably because its made in England and not the US...
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It's made in England and in the US. Here' the site for the current US producer: http://www.arielatom.com/
 

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