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(LA Times)   2015 Corvette Z06 has a base price tag of $79,000, which is still cheaper than a penile implant   (latimes.com ) divider line 138
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2014-08-26 11:38:10 AM  
Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.
 
2014-08-26 11:43:37 AM  
and about $20k less than the magazines were predicting.

of course, that'll be with no A/C, radio, seats, hood, rear tires, steering wheel, or radiator...when you add those to the "base price" it might be $100k
 
2014-08-26 11:49:40 AM  

timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.


whatcha ride?
 
2014-08-26 12:38:07 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.

whatcha ride?


'99 CBR1100XX, stock 0-60 is 2.7, mine's a little better with mapping, exhaust and gearing
 
2014-08-26 12:51:51 PM  

timujin: Timmy the Tumor: timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.

whatcha ride?

'99 CBR1100XX, stock 0-60 is 2.7, mine's a little better with mapping, exhaust and gearing


I suppose I should have said it's still slower than my $6,000, fifteen-years-old motorcycle
 
2014-08-26 12:54:06 PM  
Actually, penile implant surgery only costs $10-20,000, and can be covered by insurance

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/20/5-sexual-health-services-insur an ce-will-cover-for-men/
 
kab
2014-08-26 12:57:22 PM  
Yes, we get it subby.  Anyone who owns anything you can't afford is physically inferior.
 
2014-08-26 01:01:21 PM  

kab: Yes, we get it subby.  Anyone who owns anything you can't afford is physically inferior.


Yeah, I don't get the whole compensating stereotype. Do only people with small dicks make a lot of money? Because if I made a lot of money, I'd probably drive a nice car.

/poor
/small pen...sion too
/just kidding; no pension
 
2014-08-26 01:02:13 PM  
Were Corvettes ever part of GM's recall??
 
2014-08-26 01:02:27 PM  
The recall proof version is extra...
 
2014-08-26 01:05:02 PM  
Not that I'm into American muscle, but the Challenger Hellcat is the best value on the planet.
 
2014-08-26 01:05:35 PM  

timujin: timujin: Timmy the Tumor: timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.

whatcha ride?

'99 CBR1100XX, stock 0-60 is 2.7, mine's a little better with mapping, exhaust and gearing

I suppose I should have said it's still slower than my $6,000, fifteen-years-old motorcycle


Depends on what you mean by slower.
Does your motorcycle do 200mph? Because my BMW may be more expensive and slower to 60, but it's got a better top speed, is safer, and a hell of a lot more comfortable.
 
2014-08-26 01:12:08 PM  
your BMW does 200?
 
2014-08-26 01:13:36 PM  

Ivandrago: timujin: timujin: Timmy the Tumor: timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.

whatcha ride?

'99 CBR1100XX, stock 0-60 is 2.7, mine's a little better with mapping, exhaust and gearing

I suppose I should have said it's still slower than my $6,000, fifteen-years-old motorcycle

Depends on what you mean by slower.
Does your motorcycle do 200mph? Because my BMW may be more expensive and slower to 60, but it's got a better top speed, is safer, and a hell of a lot more comfortable.


I just bought my first BMW after 3 Audi's and an Acura. It is amazing what they can do with a 2.0T engine. I was trying to go back to Audi, but BMW was more willing to deal than Audi was. I got nearly $8k off sticker, and they gave me $4k more for my Acura, and a much better interest rate(3.13% vs 5.15%).
 
2014-08-26 01:14:20 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: your BMW does 200?


The vette does 200.
My BMW does 185.

/still have my license
 
2014-08-26 01:14:54 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: your BMW does 200?


They're generally limited by the factory at 155mph, but maybe his is a tuner.
 
2014-08-26 01:17:11 PM  
Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.
 
2014-08-26 01:17:35 PM  

skrame: kab: Yes, we get it subby.  Anyone who owns anything you can't afford is physically inferior.

Yeah, I don't get the whole compensating stereotype. Do only people with small dicks make a lot of money? Because if I made a lot of money, I'd probably drive a nice car.

/poor
/small pen...sion too
/just kidding; no pension


No, Freud compared everything under the sun to dreams about penises(I looked it up a few weeks ago, I think even a newspaper was in there), so the uneducated just spread the bullshiat. I mean, it's not like they have an actual valid argument on any of this shiat.
 
2014-08-26 01:19:10 PM  

420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.


I agree, I'm surprised when I see these performance package cars now and they still stay under $100K. And though I may always be a Mustang fan, Corvettes have consistently been performers, and deserve a pretty hefty price tag.
 
2014-08-26 01:27:35 PM  

420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.


The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.
 
2014-08-26 01:29:01 PM  

tricycleracer: Not that I'm into American muscle, but the Challenger Hellcat is the best value on the planet.


Put the two on a road course and the Z06 will mop the floor with it.

I'd be willing to assume even with "only" 667hp, the GT500 is the closer comparison to the Hellcat.
 
2014-08-26 01:30:05 PM  

Lusiphur: 420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.

The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.


This is the most rediculous thing I've seen on the internet in a while.
 
2014-08-26 01:30:48 PM  

fatalvenom: tricycleracer: Not that I'm into American muscle, but the Challenger Hellcat is the best value on the planet.

Put the two on a road course and the Z06 will mop the floor with it.

I'd be willing to assume even with "only" 667hp, the GT500 is the closer comparison to the Hellcat.


Road course?  This is America, pal.
 
2014-08-26 01:31:04 PM  

fatalvenom: Lusiphur: 420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.

The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.

This is the most rediculous thing I've seen on the internet in a while.


Ridiculous would be better.
 
2014-08-26 01:33:13 PM  

Ivandrago: Timmy the Tumor: your BMW does 200?

The vette does 200.
My BMW does 185.

/still have my license


What about the maserati
 
2014-08-26 01:33:34 PM  

420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.


Because Corvettes are something FAUX NEWS VIEWERS would drive.
 
2014-08-26 01:34:32 PM  

tricycleracer: fatalvenom: tricycleracer: Not that I'm into American muscle, but the Challenger Hellcat is the best value on the planet.

Put the two on a road course and the Z06 will mop the floor with it.

I'd be willing to assume even with "only" 667hp, the GT500 is the closer comparison to the Hellcat.

Road course?  This is America, pal.


Since the test is this German ring, yes road course
 
2014-08-26 01:34:46 PM  

Ivandrago: timujin: timujin: Timmy the Tumor: timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.

whatcha ride?

'99 CBR1100XX, stock 0-60 is 2.7, mine's a little better with mapping, exhaust and gearing

I suppose I should have said it's still slower than my $6,000, fifteen-years-old motorcycle

Depends on what you mean by slower.
Does your motorcycle do 200mph? Because my BMW may be more expensive and slower to 60, but it's got a better top speed, is safer, and a hell of a lot more comfortable.


It tops out right about 180, but again, it's fifteen years old.  There are a few motorcycles that'll do over 200mph now with sub-3 second 0-60 times.  As for safer and more comfortable, at 6'3" I've sat on few bikes that fit me better (though there are a couple of BMWs on that list, the r1200c is one) and you can ride this thing at full throttle with one hand.  I'm not saying BMW doesn't make a great bike, just that the Blackbird is a damned find one on its own.
 
2014-08-26 01:39:48 PM  
Kick the rear tire out on your bike and let me know how that goes for you.

/power slide
 
2014-08-26 01:41:10 PM  
I'd still rather have a Tesla.
 
2014-08-26 01:44:27 PM  
It looks a little like they ripped it out of a video game, but I guess that's not always a downside. Seems like a decently priced sports car for what you get.
 
2014-08-26 01:45:39 PM  
I find it a problematic to use the size of male genitalia as the inspiration for humor.  I know...I know...subby was just joking.  But these jokes have real life repercussions and we should check our privilege before making jokes about the lives of others that we may not understand.
 
2014-08-26 01:45:57 PM  

timujin: Still slower than my $6,000 motorcycle.


And slower (zero to sixty) than both of mine. But my bikes also have a much lower zero to hospital time as well.
 
2014-08-26 01:47:27 PM  
I remember wanting a fast car.  Some days, I can get around town faster on my feet than I can in a car.
 
2014-08-26 01:51:25 PM  

Lusiphur: 420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.

The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.


You never miss a chance to reinforce the idea that you're a snob, do you?
 
2014-08-26 01:53:43 PM  

Lusiphur: 420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.

The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.


are you crazy?

the "regular" corvette buries anything with a M badge, almost doubling the horsepower, adding in magneto brakes, and tuning for the track is going to make the Z06 a Ferrarri killer
 
2014-08-26 01:54:19 PM  
My prius needs tires.

/had to contribute somehow
 
2014-08-26 01:57:43 PM  
2013 M3 Vs. 2014 Stingray (base model). Corvette was faster zero to sixty, quicker quarter mile, shorter sixty to zero distance, and quicker through the slalom.

Not only a snob, but an ignorant snob.
 
2014-08-26 01:59:21 PM  

Lusiphur: The last model year M3 is faster, more agile, much more comfortable, has more cachet, and starts at about $60k. Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.


Maybe in getting you to the gym in 26 minutes.

/did I win spot the douchebag?
 
2014-08-26 02:05:14 PM  

Repo Man: 2013 M3 Vs. 2014 Stingray (base model). Corvette was faster zero to sixty, quicker quarter mile, shorter sixty to zero distance, and quicker through the slalom.

Not only a snob, but an ignorant snob.


Am I mathing incorrectly?  Wouldn't anything with a faster 0-60 also have a shorter 0-60 distance?
 
2014-08-26 02:07:00 PM  

GDubDub: Repo Man: 2013 M3 Vs. 2014 Stingray (base model). Corvette was faster zero to sixty, quicker quarter mile, shorter sixty to zero distance, and quicker through the slalom.

Not only a snob, but an ignorant snob.

Am I mathing incorrectly?  Wouldn't anything with a faster 0-60 also have a shorter 0-60 distance?


Shorter 60-0, meaning it has better brakes.
 
hej
2014-08-26 02:09:36 PM  
What's with the assinine tag?  The 'Vette is cheaper than the cars it's competitive with, and by all accounts as good or better.
 
2014-08-26 02:09:56 PM  

GDubDub: Repo Man: 2013 M3 Vs. 2014 Stingray (base model). Corvette was faster zero to sixty, quicker quarter mile, shorter sixty to zero distance, and quicker through the slalom.

Not only a snob, but an ignorant snob.

Am I mathing incorrectly?  Wouldn't anything with a faster 0-60 also have a shorter 0-60 distance?


that's shorter sixty to zero (stopping) distance
 
2014-08-26 02:16:18 PM  
My dad can beat up your dad.
 
2014-08-26 02:19:42 PM  
The new Camaro Z/28 had a faster road course time than a Nissan GT-R in Motor Trend's test. But I'm sure it still doesn't have as much "cachet".
 
hej
2014-08-26 02:21:14 PM  

Lusiphur: 420Gabriel: Why does this have the "Asinine" tag?

$79k is an excellent price for a car with the performance of the z06. In fact I would be willing to bet that there is very very few other new (street legal in the US) cars that can match the performance of the corvette at that price. I think there is a mustang variant that can, and there might be a couple other models out there but not much.  Plus the vette is much more unique looking than most cars on the roads.

The last model year M3 is faster

No it isn't

more agile
According to who?  I'm going to guess "nobody", since that's exactly who has driven the '15 Z06.

much more comfortable
See above.

has more cachet,
Amongst BMW fans.

and starts at about $60k.
For a completely stripped car.  Expect to tack on $20k for anything you'd actually buy.

Almost any European sports car in the 55 - 70k range out preforms the vette.
See above re. the price.  Also, I've seen plenty of European car journals (e.g. Top Gear, Car) that rank the new Corvette as a car every bit as good as euro sports cars.
 
2014-08-26 02:22:25 PM  

fatalvenom: This is the most rediculous thing I've seen on the internet in a while.


2011 BMW M3 GTS    0-60 mph 3.6
2015 Corvette Z06      0-60 mph 3.5

So off by .1 seconds, which is negligible and can be caused by anything from tires to humidity and air temperature.

moike: Maybe in getting you to the gym in 26 minutes.

/did I win spot the douchebag?


Oh, I'm sorry. Is pointing out that a cheaper car is better "douchebaggery" now? Are you automatically a douchebag if you don't like American cars? Defending an overpriced (and quite frankly ugly) piece of american garbage is now the only thing that can keep you from being a douche!

Repo Man: You never miss a chance to reinforce the idea that you're a snob, do you?


The M3 is cheaper than the Corvette. How is that snobbery? Or is anything foreign automatically the provenance of snobs now? Because it's foreign, and scary, you see. Only 'Murica is good. Everything else bad. And scary!
 
2014-08-26 02:25:03 PM  
There are at least 10 other cars I'd rather have at or below that price
 
2014-08-26 02:25:12 PM  
The problem with Corvette's is that they are ugly. That's it.

If they would just go back to the something like the 60s look for the Vettes, they would sell a zillion of them. Ford figured this out with the Mustang.

Though I still don't see why Ford doesn't just go all-out and make the Mustangs look *exactly* like the 64-69 models. People would go nuts.
 
2014-08-26 02:27:48 PM  
One of the things I like about actual auto racing is that no one cares if the second place car has more snob appeal. "Pushrod valve actuation is terribly gauche you know." "Yes, that's fine. But it still beat you."
 
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