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Old 11-29-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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What is the point of the vette if you never floor it? You don't sound like a fun person.
Oh, that's a nice thing to say...
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Another rent a car...in this case a Ford Karman Ghia. That was a remarkably nice automobile in England. A classic upper sedan.

Coming back from way north of London heading for a way early airplane at Heathrow. Left the Motel about 4AM down the M1. Going like a bat out of hell. Absolutely no one on the road. Cruising close to flat out 112 or 115 or so. Then way in the back...lights, gaining quickly on me. Instant doom. Got to have been nailed speeding fast enough to get in trouble...darn. Slow to the limit. Zoom. A huge Rolls goes rocketing past at must have been over 130...Royalty I expect though I was not smart enough to catch the license number.

Wiped the sweat from my palms and back to opened up. Made it to Heathrow in time for a cup of coffee.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Do you know what a tachometer is?
Yes, I do. I'm not an idiot, just a cautious driver. The Vette's a stick and the tach clearly shows its redline.r

Having a Vette is so much more than just brute horsepower. It's also about styling/looks, handling, and the nice throaty sound of my pipes.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It is true. Best way to actually see it yourself is to start up a sportbike with an aftermarket exhaust, and twist the throttle. You can actually see flecks of carbon come out of the exhaust. Cars are no different.

AFR is one thing, but you are neglecting to consider the velocity of air flow. Full throttle produces much more exhaust flow than steady cruising.
True the flow would be higher....

So the question is.....is it burned out or is blown out?
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Yes, I do. I'm not an idiot, just a cautious driver. The Vette's a stick and the tach clearly shows its redline.r

Having a Vette is so much more than just brute horsepower. It's also about styling/looks, handling, and the nice throaty sound of my pipes.

Don't worry, if you have serviced your Corvette at the dealership or valet parked it then it has seen redline in several gears!
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Camrys yes, Accords no. Honda actually cares about how its cars perform and handle. Toyota could care less.. has always been that way.
Exactly. You actually can drive a Honda hard and have some fun. The Camry? Not so much.

There's a reason the Accord has been on Car and Driver's 10 best list 28 times, and the Camry's been there only three times (in 1993, the last time a Camry was truly groundbreaking, and a couple years when they upgraded to a more powerful V-6.)
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I never really floor mine, I just don't see a need to. Even when passing someone, 3/4 throttle usually gets the job done.
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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never floored it?? ever? you dont know all the fun you have been missing..damn, i even love when other people do it!!
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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Not all the time... only when I'm accelerating.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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Sell the Vette...

LOL. I think you may be right........
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