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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpiusb View Post
    There is no replacement for displacement!
    I always subscribed to that mantra too, until I drove my kids Focus RS. I will say there is nothing like a big cube high torque V8 for city driving.
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    What a great car! Your will have fun with it.
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    Corvettes have had an LS-based engine now for 23 years and come with up to 755 horsepower.

    2019 ZR1:
    0-60 in 2.85 seconds
    Top speed 212 MPH
    7-speed manual or 8-speed auto
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    Thanks for the comments y'all, am gonna enjoy it, not opening a can of worms, I've been a chevy guy all my life, took my drivers training in a 1963 chevy, "three on the tree", first car was a 58 hardtop, three on the floor, couple of Chevelles, one smallblock, one big block, both four speeds, "but", I always "lusted" for a Corvette!!! This one is a 6.2 litre, which "best I can figure" translates to 378 cubic inches, has the "performance exhaust", "baffles you can open", which bumps it to 460 horses, haven't really "hammered" it yet, but shes "peppey!!! T Rex
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    Wow that's a beauty and in the best color too. Congratulations! I'm at the point in life where I'm going to buy a new toy and have been looking at BMW M series coupes. Just something different but ready for something low and fast again.

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    T-Rex,

    Now, that's a beauty!...........Is that color Jet Stream Blue?

    You're going to need a few "Road Trips", now...........

    Mine is a 2010 Grand Sport LT1...............I find it to be a very comfortable car for traveling.......The only problem with mine seems to be the color...........I've re-named it "Arrest Me Red"..............LOL!

    You'll be surprised at the Gas Mileage a Vette can give you..............Mine is a M6 , and I can get 28 MPG on a trip.............Not bad for 450+ HP.........

    Enjoy that New Vette.............Let me know when the smile leaves your face!..............LOL!

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    Tomray, glad you noticed, it's Laguna Blue, with saddle Tan,"Kalahari", they call it, and black interior, the LT3 option, it's a Z51, adjustable exhaust and suspension, knocks it down to 4 cylinders, when in the Eco setting, good for thirty plus on the highway. I can already tell you, the smile ain't gonna leave my face, safe driving!!! T Rex
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    Quote Originally Posted by T REX View Post
    Tomray, glad you noticed, it's Laguna Blue, with saddle Tan,"Kalahari", they call it, and black interior, the LT3 option, it's a Z51, adjustable exhaust and suspension, knocks it down to 4 cylinders, when in the Eco setting, good for thirty plus on the highway. I can already tell you, the smile ain't gonna leave my face, safe driving!!! T Rex
    T-Rex,

    Sounds very nice.

    I have the NPP exhaust system, too..............I added a foot switch (Similar to t a dimmer switch) on the "Deadman Pedal" so I can control the exhaust. If I run them open, I can't listen to the sound system!..........But they sound really great in city traffic............May as well throw my hearing aids out the window, though............LOL!

    I added a "Saddle Bag" that hangs off the waterfall to store maps and other small items in, these cars have NO storage space...........A Pistol?........Yeah, sometimes..........

    I changed out the Run Flat tires to Continental Extreme Contact D/W conventional type, and now carry a small Air Compressor and a plugging Kit.............Luckily, I have NOT ever needed either. I just keep my AAA Premium in play!.......... Now, I get a quiet softer ride.
    I like the Continentals. D/W is Dry/WET............Don't know how they are in the rain............I'll never had to drive this car in the rain!

    My car has a "Hand Built engine that all GS M6's* were available with, and has the 10.5 Qt Dry Sump oil system. My motor was built by Mike Priest..........He signed it on a small plaque on the front of the RH head.
    The "Hand Builts" are said to make more Horsepower than the regular production motors........better tolerances and fits?.........maybe.

    * Only the Manual Transmission cars got the "Hand Builts" in 2010..............If yours is a Manual Transmission, you may have a "Hand Built" motor, too............

    I had it "Chipped" by the dealer.........Now, its supposedly rated ( a 10% boost) at close to 500 horsepower , but I've never allowed the motor to be Dyno'd..........if you ever watch a Dyno process, you'll understand why!...........it's a punishing process, and with 450+ horse power, who really cares............there will always be a bigger faster car somewhere............and probably it will be driven by a 25 Y.O. on Daddy's money..............
    At 73 Y.O., I don't really care! .......All I really got from the Chip was a little more Throttle Response, and the car really was never lacking that .............

    Don't bother with a Performance Chip, unless you're going to "Track" the car..........At 73, I'll never do that!.............

    I've also got the M6 "Launch System, but have never used it!...........It's a little scary (to me) to floorboard the throttle on 450+ horsepower, and release the clutch at a controlled 4500 RPM!..........Nah, I don't need to experience that!.......Tires clutches and Trans axles are expensive, and I've seen the Utube clips where the car goes completely out of control with in-experienced drivers !

    Enjoy that Vette, It's a real Beauty!

    Tom
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    Tomray, THANK YOU SIR, for all the tips, much appreciated, I can tell you "enjoy" yours, and I surely plan on enjoying mine, I'm 71 yrs. young by the way, stay safe. T Rex
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