Originally Posted by Make Em' Dance
The only people that are afraid to drive their exotics are the people who couldn't afford them in the first place. People do drive their cars.
The main thing that sucks about Corvettes, Camaros, and also the Mustang, is you can basically buy a baseline version of the car for 1/3 of what the top model sells for. Therefore, you think you are something special sitting at a light in your ZR1, until some young guy who is a manager at Mcdonalds pulls up next to you in a 95% identical looking car minus the power. Cars aren't all about go fast. There is a reason that we make cars unique to ourselves with upgrades and add ons. We all want to be different and have something unique. That is why exotics will always have the allure simply for being something most people don't own. Look what Ford did with the GT. You don't see a baseline GT in showrooms for $50k right?
BUT....if you JUST want to go fast for cheap, American muscle is clearly the path. Just remember that when no one pays attention to your car driving down the street, it's because they already saw 30 other ones that day.
This has to be the lamest rebuttal ever. Vette has always been about pure performance at a cost reachable by many. If you can afford it you can step up to the next version. Vette will spank most Porsche until you reach up into the mega cost turbo, GT3 etc.
And duh, if one can afford a Ferrari one will probably buy a Ferrari if that is what you are after.
Your damn right a Vette at $80k is tops for many. In the Bay Area where the median home price is right under s1m, yeah the median cost, for many getting a home and still being able to own a rocket like a Vette is a dream.
I’ve owned two. Lowering springs, exhaust, and shifter and you have a frigging rocket and more than that an awesome daily driver that takes the twisties about as good as anything. Top off just beautiful.
The usual bitching from the Porsche guy is the interior. I get it but they really improved things the last gen.
If you think Vette is no better than the Mickey D manager car in looks, firstly don’t know what that means, but I’d say your snob level is too high.
I think this gen, they will have a super $175k version. Why not and spank anything out there. I think they were waiting for this mid engine to come to life now they can redo the entire perception. Entry level to world class for a price.
One hour to go. Tick tock.