They said the same thing about the new Celica's in ES, and Cashmore took an
old one with some 25hp less, more weight and less tourqe and beat up on the
2 best Y2K Celica's in the country in Peru, on a what many would say is a HP
It seems like we are taking the percieved problem with how close HS and ES
are and just moving it somewhere else within stock.
Again if we need to add the class, just add it. The class addition should
have enough merit and MEMBER support for it to stand on its own.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Rafferty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: C4-C5 Corvettes in stock
> I think the reason C4s have been faster than C5s is is mainly
> due to the lack of development time on the C5s. Remember,
> a non-Z51, automatic C5 with stock shocks trophied at
> Nationals last year and was fast all year in the Pro Solo series.
> What's a new C5 hardtop, with more torque, less weight,
> Z51 suspension, and go-fast shocks capable of?
> IMO, a good argument could be made to put the regular C5s
> in with the C4s (including the ZR1!) in S2, but I'd think the ZO6
> should definitely be in S1 - take a C5, pump up the hp and torque,
> lighten it, give it wider wheels and more aggressive suspension and
> gearing........you're right, it does sound good on paper! :-)
> Kent Rafferty
> Ben wrote:
> >>The C4 Corvettes have consistently proven to be faster in
> >>autocross than C5s. Speculation that the new Z06 will dominate
> >>is yet to be proved. What looks good on paper, from factory
> >>hype and enthusiastic Corvette magazine articles doesn't mean a
> >>thing until our top drivers/preparers put their skill into them.
> Ben Thatcher
> 86 C4 in BSP