Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CLEVELAND,GA. just 6 miles south of blood mth, RT129
tested a 2014 vette against my modded SS
Well I had vettes for 19 years and will always love them. My last new vette was a 1997 C5 brand new serial#326, which at the time wasn't easy to get. Well any way a good friend of mine came up to visit me and had a new 2014 Coupe auto and we headed to the dragon with my modded SS LS3 convertable bee. I did 473 miles that day on mostly twisty mountian roads in TENN,GA,NC,SC. We swapped cars after the dragon. My girlfriend had he first ride in a vette ,lol. Well before I get alot of replys saying im crazy, just let me say that after we had switched back cars he said to me what I thought . Well I had to be honest and said that I have no interest in getting a Vette after what I did to my LS3 in syspension mods alone. Now yes the vette felt slighty lighter throwing it around in the twisties, but not 600lbs lighter! I also noticed my steering felt slightly quicker and did not sway as much either. I am now running 10 -10.5 rims and 275,315 all season nitto motivos and his vette had stock smaller rims and michelin pilot sports on them. This was the first time I hit the dragon with my new tire set up. If I was running P Zero's in those sizes all around I would have stuck even better.Hitting bumps my SS and the vette had about the same cowl shake and I wonder how a convertable vette would have felt? I left the vette in sport mode the whole trip. Yes the vette felt and was a little quicker but not any thing that impressed me wanting one.My buddy did get on it along side me while he was driveing my SS , but it was to late to run him in the vette as he was already pulling away.He also admitted the two cars felt very similar to him also. Now if I was compareing stock for stock, FORGETABOUTIT! the vette wins. The seats in the vette were way better for support and of course the dash had alot of gagets like a G meter , which I didn't notice for about 2 hours,LOL. When we pulled over ,either he got the attention or I got the attention. Pretty even. All in all, im very glad I had the opertunity to do a real world honest street road test of every day liveing in and driveing both cars back to back. I honestly couldnt justify buying a new vette as my old Z51 ,6sp 1997 C5 felt very similar to this new one to ME. Oh the duel exhaust on the vette was louder than my gibson X pipe and mufflers when you get on it. A ZL1 happen to pull over at the dragon while we were at rest and when he pulled out it sounded just as good as the vette did, wicked. I just thought I pass that along. Ill still always love Corvettes, but just don't have the need to want one any more.
2012 Yellow Convertable SS,RS,2SS,6SPM,gibson C/B exh with X pipe,technostalgia tail lamps, Hotchkis bars and springs, ARH frame brace,ported TB, BBK shorty headers, K&N cai, front grill air scoup,Pfadt chamber&caster strunt adjusters,VR power Wedge,ZL1 front spoiler lip, 10-10.5 inch rims, 275,315 nitto motivos so far.
2009 Midnight Roadstar Warrior ,lots of mods.