Well you can fool some of the people all the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you will never fool all of the people all of the time.Pwerks built this one.
yet Robert Ashby complains all the time.
I would agree with that, although he does say its beating z06s.The video was okay. But other than him saying "Wow this thing is fast" they needed something to give perspective to the acceleration.
Yup - unless you tub it and stick ginormous rubber under there it is going to be hard to hook up properly. Had that problem 20 years ago with sticking Ford V8s into Miatas - wasn't as blindingly fast as they had hoped because the wheels would just spin at just about any speed - no room for enough rubber under there.There is a certain amount of power that the Kappa can effectively put to the pavement and anything beyond that is purely bragging rights. .
:agree: You can have all the horsepower you want but if you can't put it on the ground all you are going to do is smoke the tires and this is a common problem with a short wheelbase car like a Solstice .A few years ago I was bench racing with some friends and popped up the idea of building a pro street Solstice ,we did a little research and the biggest factor was putting in a narrowed rear end and having to fabricate a fuel cell and all the accommodations for such a conversion .In the end the short wheelbase became the limiting factor as we toyed with the idea of a 5 to 6 hundred horsepower LS engine we could have a lot more tire on the ground but it would not compensate for the wheelbase . To add my circle of friends included a couple of rod builders ,a guy who has owned a few pro street cars and a friend who used to race in the pro mod class at the stripRob, there is a limit to how fast the adhesion limit of a given tire will allow you to accelerate. After that, you won't get any more performance without improving traction. We found that after a certain point, the Miatas just sent the tires up in smoke and you could literally have doubled the power with out receiving significant improvement in acceleration in return (plus the added power would make the car snaky unless you had an educated right foot, something many seem to lack).
You'd know far better than I where the performance limit is on a given Solstice tire.
The current Z07 runs 335x25-20 tires. Wonder if you could get those under there somehow? What size are you running?