Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2017, 10:46pm   #1
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default First Z06 video



only took 2 laps today, both 100%. First one was uber scary. Unlimited power EVERYWHERE. Definitely going to have to learn to drive and respect the throttle. This lap (2nd one) I dialed back the drama and went 2 seconds faster.

Ran data against a 2016 Porsche Turbo S and beat him by 1.2 seconds. As expected, he got me on the launch, but I very quickly reeled him in and then passed him like he wasn't moving.

Ran 3 cameras. More video to follow.
datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-06-2017, 8:02am   #2
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-06-2017, 8:16am   #3
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 93,856, Level: 100
Activity: 70.2%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 57,595
Thanks: 30,746
Thanked 11,590 Times in 6,016 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $115011163
Default

Car sounds wicked!



snide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2017, 7:35pm   #4
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snide View Post
Car sounds wicked!



Video of data logger. 2016 911 Turbo S vs. my car. Very interesting.

Rad's car is identical to the one pictured. For the un-indoctrinated, the Turbo S is AWD and does 0-60 in close to 2.5 seconds. Porsche claims 2.8. One of the fastest production cars on the planet.

Attached Thumbnails
2016 911 Turbo S.jpg  

datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 10:26am   #5
Z06David
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 10,993, Level: 72
Activity: 0%
 
Z06David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,895
Thanks: 175
Thanked 336 Times in 221 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1009017
Default

Nice!!!
Z06David is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Z06David For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2017, 3:03pm   #6
Kerrmudgeon
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
Points: 124,493, Level: 100
Activity: 0%
 
Kerrmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 46,340
Thanks: 12,685
Thanked 14,220 Times in 7,597 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4611407
Default

Seems like you were slow out of the hole, maybe a second? Engine sounds like you're just tickling it....not really using it's potential. I think you need a more open course like when you ran on the beach roads and stuffed it into the weeds. More wide open curves and speed. Very impressive Craig....
Did you send that to G-wiz?
Kerrmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 3:58pm   #7
69camfrk
Barn Stall Owner #6969
NCM Supporter '11, '12,'17
Points: 48,590, Level: 100
Activity: 34.6%
 
69camfrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Somewhere in GA
Posts: 19,494
Thanks: 7,201
Thanked 8,497 Times in 3,888 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1066404
Default

That thing sounds like a beast!!!
69camfrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 4:27pm   #8
tjfontaine
A Real Barner
Points: 7,705, Level: 61
Activity: 0.6%
 
tjfontaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Peoria AZ
Posts: 1,947
Thanks: 1,334
Thanked 215 Times in 145 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $403683
Default

Craig - what a monster. How do you even know where to go with just those cones that always escaped me for you autocross guys ... I have done track sessions but with a road course you obviously know where to drive - Autocrossing it must be easy to get mixed up? Also do you just leave it in 2nd ? all the time? Any clutching at all or shifting?
tjfontaine is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tjfontaine For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2017, 4:34pm   #9
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerrmudgeon View Post
Seems like you were slow out of the hole, maybe a second? Engine sounds like you're just tickling it....not really using it's potential. I think you need a more open course like when you ran on the beach roads and stuffed it into the weeds. More wide open curves and speed. Very impressive Craig....
Did you send that to G-wiz?
1st gear out of the hole is now USELESS. I'm pretty sure I'm going to simply start in 2nd from now on. When I can do a FULL BURNOUT at 50 mph in 2nd gear, grip is a novel concept. Imagine what it's like from a launch in 1st.

BUT, even though I gave up SO MUCH to Rad in the launch, you see how effing quickly I caught him?

As far as "tickling it", YES, you are exactly correct. I only took 2 laps, and on the first lap, I drove it like it was the old car using the throttle MUCH more aggressively, thus causing tail-out conditions everywhere. I told myself to become smooth and use less throttle on the 2nd lap and I went a full 2 seconds faster. I cannot wait to feel this thing at Sebring. In speaking with Rad (road course expert) and telling him I was hitting 150 on the backstretch when the engine was stock, he's surmising that I'll now be between 162-165. Better make sure the brakes are up to the task.

Yes I sent the links to G
datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 4:43pm   #10
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waco View Post
God that sounds good, but I imagine a bit more muffler/resonator would make it easier to hear the tires?

I love that my C5 is loud as hell, but I certainly wouldn't want to try to track it with it being so loud I can't hear the tires or anything else...
Tires are Hoosier A7's....they don't chatter like street tires, so you have to use your ass to detect how happy the car is. Always been like that.
datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 4:45pm   #11
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjfontaine View Post
Craig - what a monster. How do you even know where to go with just those cones that always escaped me for you autocross guys ... I have done track sessions but with a road course you obviously know where to drive - Autocrossing it must be easy to get mixed up? Also do you just leave it in 2nd ? all the time? Any clutching at all or shifting?
Knowing where to go is simply part of the sport and becomes second nature when you keep your eyes up. I usually process 3-5 elements in advance at all times.

MOST autocross courses can be done in 2nd gear, I even won an entire state championship in 1st gear in Miami...I just had the car that could run that fast in 1st. I've done autocrosses in mid-Florida where I've needed 3rd, and at the Bay Bottom Crawl, I need 4th, especially now.

Now that I may even do my launches in 2nd gear, it'll almost always be zero shifting for me now.
datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2017, 4:47pm   #12
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 93,856, Level: 100
Activity: 70.2%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 57,595
Thanks: 30,746
Thanked 11,590 Times in 6,016 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $115011163
Default

I wonder if L98Terror can beat you in your own car.
snide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2017, 4:50pm   #13
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS 18
Points: 81,569, Level: 100
Activity: 9.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 29,010
Thanks: 6,336
Thanked 12,171 Times in 5,362 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $6938586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snide View Post
I wonder if L98Terror can beat you in your own car.
I would bet $1,000 no. I remember you asking that same question years ago.

Rad has an autocross National Championship and was still 2 seconds slower than me in my car.

In fact, the learning curve is now very high on my car that it makes it nearly impossible for someone to simply jump in for 1 lap and ever beat me.
datawiz is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:33am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page