Originally Posted by Xiaogou
In response to the part in bold...no, but an M5 and Z06 have beaten me into a curve--and I came out first. AWD, FTW!
Also, I agree with everything you say in regards to a stock sti. However a 2.5l engine is big for a 4 cyl. and, internals (pistons) can be upgraded to 10.5:1cr and run with E85 octane. :wink:
You missed my part just before your earlier bold quote...Its sad when most STI owners have no clue of their cars awesome handling, which is when a better driver even in an LS430 boat can out handle a weaker driver in an STI.
With traction/on tarmac/asphalt the C6 ZO6 is a supercar, but again not if the driver is inexperienced.
Originally Posted by bigbjorn
Unless it was on gravel, that Z06 driver had to be adjusting his dash vents or something. I love the STi, and I'm pretty partisan (I race cars for Subaru Rally Team USA), but on tarmac, the C6 Z06 is on a completely different level than either an M5 or an STi.
I think a C6 ZO6 can still outanything any stock car, its the only affordable supercar IMO. I am partisan to the LS1 series engines and their offsprings, my street legal/street driven 98 Camaro had a Twin Turbo LS1 with few extra mods 1000+Hp is addictive...