Originally Posted by stevew24963
I too would like to see them be a "world" player but what do they have to offer?
At the moment, not much.
Back 10 years or so back, Ford came out with their "replica" Ford GT to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company.
By all accounts, an extraordinary bit of engineering and design.
Unfortunately, there was ZERO attempt at taking the thing racing.
It turned out the Ford Brass thought of it as nothing more than marketing device.
An absolute racing chassis with 600hp and retro good looks to die for.
Priced at $150k, it wasn't exactly a cheap ride at the time.
If it would have been a N.A. engine with more than 8 cylinders, I would have bought one.
Krohn Racing has been around for a long time.
Originally Posted by HD-Master
American supercars are the auto equivalent of incestuous inbreeding. Why anyone would spend money on any of them, over their European "equivalents", is beyond me.
If I may....
1. American Supercars are NOT "European equivalents," the European approach to Supercars is VERY different.
2. Because domestic Supercares are built in the U.S., they are typically less expensive.
3. In terms of performance, the Corvette and Viper can hang with anyone (check the history of Le Man winners).
4. Often, Corvettes/Vipers are just as or more
aesthetically appealing when compared to Euro vehicles (see the Audi R8).
5. Buying American, keeps Americans employed and profits here.
I say all of this because I have driven Corvettes AND Ferrari 458s.
Is the Ferrari 5 times the car (based on sale price)?
Uh, no...not even.
Our 2 "supercars" are something to be proud of.....