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    Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    My neighbor is buying a stock 2000 or 2002. I forgot what year. I think its got a 350 in it with a six speed gearbox. Do I have to worry about losing fastest car on the block title???

    Anyone know the best Corvette forum. He isn't a gearhead and will need advice.

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    This one works for me:

    http://www.corvetteforum.com/

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette? ANSWER---NO

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Love View Post
    My neighbor is buying a stock 2000 or 2002. I forgot what year. I think its got a 350 in it with a six speed gearbox. Do I have to worry about losing fastest car on the block title?
    In straight line acceleration, here's the winner in quarter mile(seconds, mph):

    #72 1999 Corvette LS1 12.98, 108.85
    #85 2005 Cadillac CTS-V 13.1, 109.8

    Source: Classic Cars and Vintage Automobile Registry

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    Thats damn close.

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    drivers race

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    I'm pretty sure you'd toast em, basing that on me running almost neck and neck with a c5 z06 at the end of the race my bumper was at the back of his door...so I would say your gonna keep your title.

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    ive beaten a few. its aways been a drivers race. they never new what i was untill the next light. lol

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    Quote Originally Posted by nikon View Post
    I'm pretty sure you'd toast em, basing that on me running almost neck and neck with a c5 z06 at the end of the race my bumper was at the back of his door...so I would say your gonna keep your title.
    If you were neck and neck with a Z06 then the guy was a crappy driver. A Z06 would destroy a CTS-V with a good driver. But a C5 non Z06 vs. a CTS-V would be a drivers race. They run similar 1/4's and from doing some quick research it seems that they are trapping around the same mph also

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    Time will tell. Thanks all.

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    This race will depend on the gearing in the vette. Your friend has a 6 speed so he has 3.42s and thus it should be a drivers race in the 1/4. C5s with autos come with 2.73s I believe and you will beat one of them for sure.

    I raced a vette the other week on the highway and pulled about 2.5 car lengths. I have LTs, a tune, and intake but thats about it. In the quarter the 6speed vette and V are matched well but the V is not necessarly a 1/4 mile car, given rear end issues and how heavy it is.

    I believe that stock for stock C5 (w3.42) vs CTSV from 60-120 will not be a drivers race. The V should pull a half a car here or more and from 120+ the vette should take over given its weight advantage and aerodynamics.

    At the end of the day these cars are very close. Most corvette guys I have seen dont know how to drive so practive up on your shifts and you should win. Oh ps get a new shifter.

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    Re: Can we beat a C-5 vette?

    I would go from a roll. There are more C5s running 12s stock than CTS-Vs (if any) and that is due to the launch.

    Any publized 0-150 times for the CTS-V? Per C&D, the E39 gearing is pretty good above 120mph:

    E39 M5: 30.0 sec
    C5 M6: 30.2 sec
    SRT-8 30.6

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