I'm a sports car lover too, but I have to say, there are very few American cars I'm into. Most American sports cars are too heavy and don't handle all that well. The Z06 is a good exception, I like the new Camaros as well, but they are just too big and heavy. I prefer to drive hard in the corners, not so much drag racing.
Saying that, I'm a big Japanese car fan, my current car is 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R. In it's current state it's 530hp (which is a fairly mild tune for these cars) and the majority of the suspension components have been upgraded as well.
@superbike - I like :D
Very cool and tricked out....
That kind of horsepower in the little car must really kick A$$
Thanks, it's a long term project. It's an old car, so I'll be completely rebuilding it eventually. I'll be coming back to the US from Japan for a while around 2015, and by then it will be 25 years old, which means I can legally bring it into the US with me.
The power is enough to be fun, but not an all out drag car. It will run a mid-11 second 1/4 mile, but that's not really what I'm into, it handles amazingly with the all-wheel drive system.
This is the off-topic forum, so feel free to discuss anything! (Family related, of course) I'm a huge car enthusiast and realy enjoy seeing all the pics!
Nice Camaro Mathew, and thanks for starting this great thread on Cars.
By the way, here is a picture of mine:
I love the exhaust modifications. I hate that a stock Mustang GT pulls up next to me and sounds better than my car. I looked into some stainless headers, but the service department at my dealer told me they would void my warranty. Did you have any issues with warranty and removing the mufflers?
And here is my other toy:
(hopefully I don't get flamed for posting an ATV in a Car thread on an iPad forum)
And to everyone else!! Nice Rides!!!!
I said "to each their own but personally I think are ugly" (they were asking for opinions)...then he came in and said (in the same thread) "Well your Camaro is ugly" and I joked and said he didn't know what a nice car was then...and then he complained because I was talking about my car...seriously??? Did he not realize he started it? :confused: :p
Pretty sad, actually.
I owned all Japanese cars prior to my Corvette but when I drove the Vette...I'm sorry but nothing compares to that nice big revving engine (just my opinion). I do miss the handling, a bit, but I can upgrade that and to be honest...I'm more of a go fast than an autocross guy. But just to prove I haven't owned all American cars...
Here was WRX, with modifications it was about as fast as my Corvette. But just not as fun to drive:
And my Mazda Protege5, which, for the longest time, was featured on the Mazdaspeed section of MazdaUSA.com...but after about 2 years was pushed out by newer features...I had a bunch of sponsorships but most importantly I had a custom, one off turbo kit:
Anyhow, liking the Camaro?
The muffler delete was only 200 bucks. No HP gains to be expected, but it sounds like it should and got rid of those God awful mufflers.
I haven't decided what I am going to do with the car yet for sure. Now that I am staying in the military I am exempt from emissions for another 10 years until I retire, so I might just modify this. That being said...if I go back to Afghanistan I might come back and buy a red new Z06. So I'm sort of holding off until I get to my new unit in October to see what the deployment plan, if any, is.
There was a red 2009 Z06 that just hadn't sold (so zero miles) that they offered me with rebates and discounts and everything for only $62,000. I was so tempted to buy it 12k under asking price but my wife and I were JUST about to get married and the timing was not good.
Sorry boys but I think you need to take a look at the real SS/RS. This is my 69 next to my father in laws 560.
Sorry for the pic quality its the only one I have on my phone.
I love classic cars too. But the Camaro is my daily driver, and I want a little more creature comforts with my daily driver.
I like the STi, not so much a fan of the MazdaSpeeds though. I agree that a sports car is great, regardless what country it's from. It just seems America likes to build sledgehammers, Japan likes to build scalpels. I prefer a scalpel over a sledgehammer :)