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    Quote Originally Posted by Hancock View Post
    Why would it be cooler? What does cooler mean? Like literally cooler as in engine temps?
    Because they're so much huger under the hood. Much more menacing looking.

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    Who wants the power curve of a 6.2L engine with a PD blower when you can have an 8500 rpm screamer with no torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speed_demon24 View Post
    Who wants the power curve of a 6.2L engine with a PD blower when you can have an 8500 rpm screamer with no torque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    The rotary engine is the Donald trump of internal combustion engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    The rotary engine is the Donald trump of internal combustion engines.
    A lot of noise and hot air without much to show for it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    A lot of noise and hot air without much to show for it??
    Blows a gasket over the most minor transgressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anewconvert View Post
    A lot of noise and hot air without much to show for it??
    Yes. I was trying to work a toupee angle in there somehow as well but couldn't figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHRATA01 View Post
    Blows a gasket over the most minor transgressions.
    Excellent add on

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    I'll give you the weight, but why do you get to discount the power it will make from Dodge by just putting the right fuel in it?
    Quote Originally Posted by SVTguy View Post
    Can you fill up with race gas at the Quick Trip or KUM & Go when you are out for a Cruze in your Demon?
    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    Maybe not, but you sure as hell can fill up from the barrel in your garage.

    Sorry, but I thought we were talking about maximum effort racing. You know, like how Pacer mentioned it would be great if the ZR1 came with a transbrake? Oh, wait, it doesn't.

    Best bet is for any non-Demon fan to leave the Demon out of a comparison with any other production vehicle.
    What if you add the optional Corvette factory 100 octane tune that's available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT 1 View Post
    What if you add the optional Corvette factory 100 octane tune that's available?
    First I've heard of that. I see it was available on the ZO6. How well does the ZO6 run on that factory only tune? We know it doesn't touch the Demon's certified figures, but I'm curious.

    From the little bit I see out there, it wasn't really a performance pickup, but rather a way to keep the LT4 from derating as much under hard driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    First I've heard of that. I see it was available on the ZO6. How well does the ZO6 run on that factory only tune? We know it doesn't touch the Demon's certified figures, but I'm curious.

    From the little bit I see out there, it wasn't really a performance pickup, but rather a way to keep the LT4 from derating as much under hard driving.
    I don't know. I don't have it as I'm just a poser witht the stock tune.

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    Yeah, it was designed to combat the derating issues unfortunately. Something GM has been careful about on the other LT4 platforms and certainly looks to have addressed on the ZR1. Radiators and heat exchangers everywhere. LOL.

    Chevrolet Performance – 100 Octane Fuel Calibration - Z06 MY15-16




    ​​Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac Dealers

    Chevrolet Performance announces the launch of "100 Octane Fuel Calibration" for a 2015 or 2016 Z06 Corvette to the Chevrolet Performance Parts Program.

    IMPORTANT Information:

    This kit revises the engine calibration for 2015 and 2016 Z06 Corvette (automatic and manual transmission) to maintain performance when excessive air inlet temperatures are reached during spirited driving conditions. It requires the use of 100 Octane fuel in these conditions and 93 minimum Octane for street driving. The kit includes an updated engine calibration, emission certification label, and minimum octane (93) fuel label. ​



    Warranty Information: Re-flashing the vehicle with this calibration maintains the vehicle's warranty.

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    MY2015/2016 Z06 PERFORMANCE UPGRADE

    Part Number: 12677967

    MAP $332.50

    IMPORTANT: REQUIRES 93 OCTANE FUEL MIN. FOR USA SALES ONLY.​

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr WeatherBoner View Post
    lolz. Two different beasts though. Both awesome, but not really comparable

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    And made by someone that won't ever have either.

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    impressive specs, but looks terrible. even if functional, aero can be done and look good

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    Funny how many people keep trying to compare the Demon and the Vette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    lolz. Two different beasts though. Both awesome, but not really comparable

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    i still haven't warmed up to the looks of the c7 and more type-r isn't helping.

    of course most cars look like they're from the lamborghini school of 10 year old kid design...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill deuce View Post
    i still haven't warmed up to the looks of the c7 and more type-r isn't helping.

    of course most cars look like they're from the lamborghini school of 10 year old kid design...
    Seems like a lot of car people prefer the looks of a C6 > a C7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    Seems like a lot of car people prefer the looks of a C6 > a C7.
    Biased opinion but I feel like the C6 looks dated and the C5 still looks way better. The C7 is pretty damn sexy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    Biased opinion but I feel like the C6 looks dated and the C5 still looks way better. The C7 is pretty damn sexy too.
    I have no bias and I completely agree w/ you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANSBIRD View Post
    Seems like a lot of car people prefer the looks of a C6 > a C7.
    I still think the widebody C6 (GrandSport, ZO6, 427) is one of the best looking Vettes. I wish I had kept and modded my 2013 GrandSport instead of trading it on the 2015 ZO6. That's probably one of the only cars I regret trading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    Biased opinion but I feel like the C6 looks dated and the C5 still looks way better. The C7 is pretty damn sexy too.
    Meh, the C5 looks ancient to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    I still think the widebody C6 (GrandSport, ZO6, 427) is one of the best looking Vettes. I wish I had kept and modded my 2013 GrandSport instead of trading it on the 2015 ZO6. That's probably one of the only cars I regret trading.
    That's an interesting perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    I still think the widebody C6 (GrandSport, ZO6, 427) is one of the best looking Vettes. I wish I had kept and modded my 2013 GrandSport instead of trading it on the 2015 ZO6. That's probably one of the only cars I regret trading.

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    Meh, the C5 looks ancient to me.
    the c5 z06 is the high point of corvette all things considered, they also still look amazing. all corvettes since the c4 have all been kinda the same anyway. the c4 gets away with it because it was the first at least.

    also, similar to the mustang which tries tries to be all things to all people the vette tries to be ferarri when it's really a better built TVR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill deuce View Post
    the c5 z06 is the high point of corvette all things considered, they also still look amazing. all corvettes since the c4 have all been kinda the same anyway. the c4 gets away with it because it was the first at least.

    also, similar to the mustang which tries tries to be all things to all people the vette tries to be ferarri when it's really a better built TVR.
    I agree w/ most of what you said and some of that video. The C1 to C2 to C3 to C4 were revolutionary... C5, C6, and C7 have been evolutionary.
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    There are some stupid fucking posts in this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill deuce View Post
    the c5 z06 is the high point of corvette all things considered, they also still look amazing. all corvettes since the c4 have all been kinda the same anyway. the c4 gets away with it because it was the first at least.

    also, similar to the mustang which tries tries to be all things to all people the vette tries to be ferarri when it's really a better built TVR.
    lol @ that cat.

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