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    1200 HP Scion vs. 600 HP Z06 ..... apparently the aero wasn't helping with cornering speeds .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD9wEZIdIn8
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    Re: Front wings are over-rated

    I believe this guy has been covered in the driving school animation (except replace "gutted turbocharged miata" with "twin turbo corvette with super secret, illegal formula1-level racing tires").

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    • #3
      Re: Front wings are over-rated

      you sure that was at full race speed?

      they might have just been messing around and testing
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      • #4
        Re: Front wings are over-rated

        No, it was posted by a guy on the 'Vette forum. He wished the guy would have let him by, and/or let him STAY by, but found it interesting to see how quickly the car would pull away from him on the straights (which is impressive, since a ~600 HP Z06 would be nothing to sneeze at in terms of straightline speed/acceleration).

        The guys were cutting up the Scion driver huge! "Apparently" the car had "brake problems" (which doesn't really explain incorrect corner lines, etc).
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        • #5
          Re: Front wings are over-rated

          So what were the 'vette's lap times? Cuz Rado did a 2:21.532 and was third fastest on the day behind two GTRs.

          http://redlinetimeattack.com/ti/rl/c.../pCHjCpiN.html


          He also ran a 2:16 in the same car on Sunday:
          http://twitter.com/RedlineTA/status/21234405138
          http://www.pitl.ca

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          • #6
            Re: Front wings are over-rated

            Originally posted by Cap'n Pete View Post
            He wished the guy would have let him by, and/or let him STAY by
            Yeah, in the video comments he says how he's never met the driver who's probably a cool dude. I'm thinking no sorry, the dude is a pretty serious douche. He's obviously much slower - which is FINE! No one's out there to win a million dollars but Jesus man, get out of the gas for one straight and you'll never have to see the Vette again.

            Originally posted by Cap'n Pete View Post
            "Apparently" the car had "brake problems"
            LOL yeah, how expected. The brake bias was all off, the pads were overheated, the tires were greasy, the corner balance wasn't right, my left shoulder belt was loose, the steering rack was hooked up backwards. Anything but "I need to learn how to drive better" (although that last one could explain the driving - he did appear to have trouble figuring out left from right).

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            • #7
              Re: Front wings are over-rated

              Originally posted by 13inches View Post
              So what were the 'vette's lap times? Cuz Rado did a 2:21.532 and was third fastest on the day behind two GTRs.

              http://redlinetimeattack.com/ti/rl/c.../pCHjCpiN.html


              He also ran a 2:16 in the same car on Sunday:
              http://twitter.com/RedlineTA/status/21234405138
              Ya, Rado is no slouch. You v8 guys are just jealous
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              • #8
                Re: Front wings are over-rated

                Originally posted by jonweir View Post
                Ya, Rado is no slouch. You v8 guys are just jealous
                Maybe it wasn't him driving in the video?

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                • #9
                  Re: Front wings are over-rated

                  Nice post - love watching runs around Sebring. Corvette sounds awesome! Who ever was driving the Scion needs to get his ego in check and come to Solo for some of our top quality instruction ...and our resident expert Adam can help with wing adjustments
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                  • #10
                    Re: Front wings are over-rated

                    Whoa, how the hell do you get 1200hp in a Scion?
                    Imgine if his accelerator stuck.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Front wings are over-rated

                      Under the vid it says it was his first lap on a new track. Hardly a fair comparison.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Front wings are over-rated

                        Originally posted by jonweir View Post
                        Ya, Rado is no slouch. You v8 guys are just jealous
                        Well for those ~7 minutes he was .

                        Originally posted by RRRex View Post
                        Under the vid it says it was his first lap on a new track. Hardly a fair comparison.
                        Looked like more than one lap to me .

                        Besides, any GOOD driver should know that if it's your FIRST TIME ON A TRACK, and you're being PUSHED through every corner, you might as well LET THE OTHER DRIVER GO BY and maybe you might pick up the line from them . Once you know the line, great, then stay in front and prove how much faster you are.
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