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You betcha!

Try a car that is 600 pounds lighter, slightly smaller and with 460 hp at the wheels for size. :devil:
 

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god I hate it when we post about the LS3. And to make matters worse, I got hooked on watching Street Outlaws and the sound of a V8 at 6,000 RPM keeps me up all night. I want one!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hard to imagine that the previous owner spent $24,000 plus fuel and maintenance costs for 12,000 miles of enjoyment in this Vette. All my previous cages have averaged $0.09 a mile over the time of ownership. This guy spent over $2 a mile.

My wife convinced me that I am going insane and need a reality check. I don't even use all the available acceleration that the NA solstice provides. LOL!

I'll bet she would be singing a different tune if I bought an LS3 Sierra Truck that she could borrow to tow her horse trailer. ;)
 

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Hey Rob.

We met at the Flagstaff Nationals. Could I get your contact info so we can discuss your DDM V8 conversion experience? I have a Sky there now pending parts ordering.

Thanks,

Rick Flory
[email protected]
602-618-1830
Just sent you the info

R
 

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well, I never speed. just want to reach the speed limit as close to instantly as possible:)
 

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The fun-pedal can be quite addicting.........and expensive.
 

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That must be their signature test run to power brake it across the parking lot. cool.
 

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Maybe .3 sec quicker in a 1000 feet than a C6 LS2. That's about a fender length from personal experience.
LJ
In my experience one does not spend that kind of money to modify a car just to race it.

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Uncovered the Solstice today and took it out for a 'spirited' drive on the fine curves where I live. The only thing that the V8 would provide would be the instantaneous passing power. If I am going to overtake a local driver who speeds on the straights and parks his car in the curves I have to plan carefully with the 4 banger. I turbo kit would probably help with that.

I think I will just keep the Vette a dream since I am not really a car guy.
 

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The addition of a SC or turbo would fix the passing issue.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, this is the "pit bull" solstice.
Well, yes, I think that is what it was called (Mallett) , but it isn't the same as the pit bull concept drawings done many years ago. It does have some widebody panels though, done by Norm I think.
 
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