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stinky93071
06-26-2006, 03:31 PM
If you ever wondered how my bike would stack up with a Porsche Carrera
GT? Let's just say, I do not have a chance in ****! For example (not
that this ever would happen on a public road or anything) roll on from 45 up to god knows what (140mph+)
Carrera by 60 yards (without trying) :eek2: :eek2: :giveup: :giveup: :giveup:


Just thought you guys would like to know..

rickmillertx
06-26-2006, 04:46 PM
Sounds like time to go shopping for a new bike.

Faylaricia
06-26-2006, 04:47 PM
Porsche Carrera is my favorite (reality) car... :drool: I'd give it the street any day ;-)

Don't know what bike you have but interesting to know nonetheless.

stinky93071
06-26-2006, 04:58 PM
oh i ride a 94 cbr 1000f

mjacks
06-26-2006, 05:06 PM
I am betting the GT with a 0-60 time of 3.6 sec and the quarter in 11.3 and 131 mph will hang with you up to the quarter and then begin to pull away as the speeds increase. That is assuming the driver is getting the most out of the car and you are getting everything out of the bike.

(the times come from Road and Track)

Outlander
06-26-2006, 05:13 PM
Porsche Carrera is my favorite (reality) car... :drool: I'd give it the street any day ;-)


Do you mena "reality" as "somehow affordable". If so, I am happy for you that you can consider a $440.000 car a reality car, to me that is as it was Sci-Fi. Aren't you thinking about the 911 Carrera (Not exactly affordable either).
Carrera GT
http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/features/2005/expensive-cars/03-large/porsche-carrera-gt.jpg

I always loved the 911 but the new Cayman is growing on me. I think I like my supercars to be nimble. I'll take a Ferrari 360 over the Enzo or a 911 over the Carrera GT, or a Lambo Gallardo over the Murcielago.... OH well, I am going to keep dreaming

wildebube
06-26-2006, 05:15 PM
I'm kind of partial to the Lotus Exige myself.

Faylaricia
06-26-2006, 05:22 PM
houstonredrider - That is exactly how I meant it. Every day driving and "somewhat" attainable?!:trust:

I have loved the 911 since I was a young teenager. My dad's friend had a black one and I always looked out the window and admired the 'beautiful' car. My mom and I used to go to the Porsche dealerships and had a bet, who would get a Porsche first. Needless to say, we are both losing. :rofl:

Edited to state: I think the GT is neat, as any Carerra, but I consider the 911 more reality than the GT. If that makes sense.

Of course, a Modena would be awesome, but I am going to keep dreaming too... :zen:

wildebube
06-26-2006, 05:26 PM
Nope. I'll take the Exige. Maybe an Elise in a pinch. Almost as fast as the Porsche, shifter cart handling, and Toyota reliability. A winner any way you slice it.

But if anyone out there wants to give me a nice 993, I wouldn't turn it down.

phuffstatler
06-26-2006, 05:39 PM
My 21 year old daughter called the 911 "bug eyed." I almost dis-owned her on the spot... :)

When I was growing up, the Countach and the 911 were THE dream cars, witht he Lambo being constructed of pure Unobtainium.

What I would really like, in a dream like state today, is a new Saleen S7, then maybe the Gallardo. Downward from there, the new Ford GT40, Dodge Viper, Lotus Exige (or Elise), Cobra (kit), Saleen Mustang, down to a Pontiac Solstice.

Until then, my Superhawk will have to Fulfill The Need.
Anybody bought a lottery ticket lately?
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bushwhacker
06-26-2006, 06:05 PM
This was my dream car in my younger days -

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/wfsjr/maserati-Conv1972.jpg

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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b120/wfsjr/Maserati-Coupe1972.jpg

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loki
06-26-2006, 06:19 PM
If you ever wondered how my bike would stack up with a Porsche Carrera
GT? Let's just say, I do not have a chance in ****! For example (not
that this ever would happen on a public road or anything) roll on from 45 up to god knows what (140mph+)
Carrera by 60 yards (without trying) :eek2: :eek2: :giveup: :giveup: :giveup:


Just thought you guys would like to know..

Time for a 'Busa. :trust:

phuffstatler
06-26-2006, 06:30 PM
Would a 'Busa roll on short(kinda) distance? Or would it need 5 miles to get there?

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macktruckturner
06-26-2006, 06:58 PM
I vote for Desmosedici RR myself :drool:

As for supercars - I'm fine with the C6 Z06. I can buy a different color for every weekday for less than the Porsche GT. I nearly rode off a mountain in Tennesse drooling on my steering stem while a black C6 Z06 blasted by. mmmmm yummy.

mjacks
06-26-2006, 07:06 PM
I vote for Desmosedici RR myself :drool:

As for supercars - I'm fine with the C6 Z06. I can buy a different color for every weekday for less than the Porsche GT. I nearly rode off a mountain in Tennesse drooling on my steering stem while a black C6 Z06 blasted by. mmmmm yummy.

:drool:

I love the new Z06. I had a '02 Z06 and I can only imagine how nasty the C6 is.....

But at $70k I will have to just imagine how it is. ;-)

loki
06-26-2006, 07:39 PM
I vote for Desmosedici RR myself :drool:


I'll second that! Gorgeous!

loki
06-26-2006, 08:02 PM
Would a 'Busa roll on short(kinda) distance? Or would it need 5 miles to get there?

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Can you repeat the question? I'm guessing you're asking if a Busa is faster over short distances?

/begin thread hijack/
To answer the question: A bone-stock Hayabusa would smoke that car in every benchmark acceleration metric (0-60, 0-100, 1/4 mile (time and terminal velocity), 60-100 rolling accel, etc., etc.). If you remove the Hayabusa's electronic speed limit it'll beat the GT's top speed as well and would probably reach that top speed in a shorter distance and in less time than the GT would need.
/end thread hijack/

And the best part...it's 1/40th the price (1/44th if you include taxes). :lol2:

That car is gorgeous though. I wonder what the insurance on that thing would be? Probably 2-3x my mortage payment. :eek2:

Squidward
06-26-2006, 08:07 PM
I'd rather build one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/coupe/coupekit.html
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/coupe/375web.jpg


or one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/roadster/roadsterkit.html
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/roadster/gallery/images/12mk3front.jpg

Squidward
06-26-2006, 08:14 PM
Since the hijack has begun....check out this sweet ride.
This car is gorgeous. Old school beauty with new school tech/capability.

http://www.sn65.com/SN65%20story.htm

http://www.sn65.com/images/SN65%20Images/DSC02628.JPG

mjacks
06-26-2006, 08:20 PM
I'd rather build one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/coupe/coupekit.html
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/coupe/375web.jpg


or one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/roadster/roadsterkit.html
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/roadster/gallery/images/12mk3front.jpg

The factory five cars are sweet. I friend of mine built a cobra and then sold it and is now building the coupe. I should be finished with it this month. I should be pretty quick with 604 hp and only about 2400 lbs. :twisted:

TAPnTX
06-26-2006, 08:20 PM
Hey for around $15K you can build your own Turbo-Busa Like "Ghost Rider"
That GT would not stand a chance. 500BHP on a 500# bike :mrgreen:

Todd

loki
06-26-2006, 10:14 PM
I'd rather build one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/coupe/coupekit.html

or one of these:
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffrkits/roadster/roadsterkit.html


:thumb: Those are my dream cars.

zero4o3
06-27-2006, 12:58 AM
Hey for around $15K you can build your own Turbo-Busa Like "Ghost Rider"
That GT would not stand a chance. 500BHP on a 500# bike :mrgreen:

Todd
might as well get a turbo zx14 :mrgreen:

rickmillertx
06-27-2006, 07:24 AM
Well, since we are dreaming.

http://budugllydesign.com/archivebud/badidea/clowncar.html

Faylaricia
06-27-2006, 09:03 AM
Well, since we are dreaming.

http://budugllydesign.com/archivebud/badidea/clowncar.html

:rofl: :rofl:

loki
06-27-2006, 01:23 PM
might as well get a turbo zx14 :mrgreen:

That'll work too.

Faylaricia
06-27-2006, 01:31 PM
From a Porsche trackday in Arizona.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/Faylaricia/CarreraGT_front_trackdayAZ.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/Faylaricia/CarreraGT_back_trackdayAZ.jpg


Beautifulllll. Purrrr....

macktruckturner
06-28-2006, 08:29 AM
http://static.flickr.com/45/134454949_fd7514e0c7.jpg
From the Chevrolet Racing truck @ the AMA Superbike races in April (Barber Motorsports Park). That car is so gorgeous I couldn't look at the whole thing at once w/o getting light headed, so I just shot half of it ;)

Outlander
06-28-2006, 09:45 AM
The new vette is gorgeous and a good deal for the price (not that I could afford one).

When I was a teenager, besides sensual Ferraris and Lambos, this was my dream car:

http://www.worldrally.250x.com/images/205_4.jpg
http://imgs.idnes.cz/automoto/A051124_FDV_HP205T16_H.JPG
http://www.clubpeugeotuk.org/gallery/wallpaper/cnv00023_257.jpg
Country of origin France
Years of production 1984 - 1986
Weight 910 kilo / 2006.2 lbs
Drivetrain
Engine Location Mid , transversely mounted
Displacement 1.775 liter / 108.3 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel injection
Aspiration Garrett Turbo
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive All wheel drive
Performance figures
Power 450 bhp / 336 KW @ 8000 rpm
Torque 490 Nm / 361 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
BHP/Liter 254 bhp / liter
Power to weight ratio 0.49 bhp / kg 0.224bhp / lbs
0-60 mph Acceleration 4.5 s

phuffstatler
06-28-2006, 10:13 AM
Of old rally cars, I loved the Stratos best!

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wildebube
06-28-2006, 10:26 AM
Ford RS2000. 700 hp. 2.18 liter Cosworth. 0-60 mph in 2 seconds.

http://www.staufferclassics.com/images/rs200.jpg

Mmmmmm

Outlander
06-28-2006, 10:43 AM
My 21 year old daughter called the 911 "bug eyed." I almost dis-owned her on the spot... :)

You should teach that kid some values :mrgreen:

The Stratos was a sculpture on wheels.

Get your own Stratos HERE (http://grumlt.citrina.lt/CitroPasakos/Toys/lancia_stratos.jpg)

BlackWidow
07-01-2006, 01:58 AM
From a Porsche trackday in Arizona.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/Faylaricia/CarreraGT_front_trackdayAZ.jpg


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/Faylaricia/CarreraGT_back_trackdayAZ.jpg


Beautifulllll. Purrrr....

My uncle has the GT, and we used to go driving sometimes, and i could barely keep up with him in my boxster type S, but **** I love Porsches, sad to see mine go, but had to make room for the bike payments and college.

Was fun though, my uncle might down grade to the Cayman, he thinks its not practical at all, where as the Cayman can still do the daily jaunts without attracting too much attention. I just nodded, as long as i get to drive :)!

kocook
07-01-2006, 04:53 PM
I always loved the 911 but the new Cayman is growing on me.From what I read, the Cayman has a similar windshield as the convertible Boxster. If so, will likely suffer from upward visibility. Of course, that is not noticable at speed. ;-)

Outlander
07-01-2006, 09:49 PM
From what I read, the Cayman has a similar windshield as the convertible Boxster.
It is basically the same car. The fixed top adds rigidity and better dynamics... Not that driving in Houston you are going to notice it but we are dreaming anyway.

I already feel somehow frustrated driving an RX8 and using part of its potential in a few overpasses :argh:

BlackWidow
07-02-2006, 12:12 AM
From what I read, the Cayman has a similar windshield as the convertible Boxster. If so, will likely suffer from upward visibility. Of course, that is not noticable at speed. ;-)

After driving an boxster for over 20,000 miles i guarantee you i never ever noticed any sort of thing like that..i'm 6'1 and usually have the seat as far back as possible... i will how ever mention the most uncomfortable seats money can ever buy for a car over $45k.

Those magazines, just simply look for small glitches as deal breakers..

kocook
07-02-2006, 12:14 AM
It is basically the same car. The fixed top adds rigidity and better dynamics.That is correct. The Boxster does flex. I have noticed that it will absorb the energy from cornering in the frame and body by flexing. If you are too abrupt with the throttle or steering, it will unflex and possibly break traction. Given the short coupling of the mid-engine, that could result in a spin. With the Caymen's increased rigidity, the tires will break traction in a less dramatic way. Much better for the track. Of course, the vertical sight limitation will not be noticed in that case, eh? On the track, you are looking out of the side windows most of the time anyway.

I already feel somehow frustrated driving an RX8 and using part of its potential in a few overpasses :argh:They have track days for cars too! Try the Houston Porsche Club. Top notch instruction and for very resonable price. You don't have to be driving a Porsche to participate.

macktruckturner
07-02-2006, 09:40 AM
The Sam Houston Corvette Club used to rent out various tracks for some autocross/roadracing action, way back in the day. I don't know if they still do though. I was talking last night to an old friend, and my "gotta build a sweet pro-touring ride" bug got fired up again. Thinking '70 Monte Carlo, ~550hp gen 3 small block, T56, 3.73s out back - and suspension to make all that power and weight a blast on some twisty roads - or the race track, with some wide OMG SHINY wheels, and a real shiny metallic dark blue paint w/ white stripes.....

Jesse H
07-02-2006, 02:07 PM
Not trying to compare my little Miata to a Boxter, but I do wish Mazda brought over the fixed top coupe version of the Miata. I don't care for convertibles, I just wanted something with at around 2K lbs, near 50/50 weight distribution and RWD. Being a convertible makes the car flexy on imperfect roads. At the track it's not too much of an issue, though.

BlackWidow
07-02-2006, 02:11 PM
Not trying to compare my little Miata to a Boxter, but I do wish Mazda brought over the fixed top coupe version of the Miata. I don't care for convertibles, I just wanted something with at around 2K lbs, near 50/50 weight distribution and RWD. Being a convertible makes the car flexy on imperfect roads. At the track it's not too much of an issue, though.

Miata in my opinion is one of the best ways to have fun with small and light weight cars, too bad they dont have the hard top or panaromic roof thing going on.

Have you tried a Del Sol yet? If so - dont bother, your not missing out on anything! :yawn:

The RX-8 is a very fun car as well in those terms, but too bad the US version only pushed 237 hp (MT) where as the japanese version i think gets around 290 (MT) - correct me if i'm wrong.

Soo much for Emission Laws!