Thursday, May 4, 2023

Amazing Gasoline Vehicles

Corvette Z06
It's been a while since I posted about cars. And while electric cars seemed poised to take over the world, there are still some amazing gasoline-powered vehicles.

First is the Corvette Stingray and the Corvette Z06. The latter has 670 horsepower and a track-tuned suspension. It goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. And there will likely be a ZR1 variant with more than 670 horsepower, as in over 800. Then there's the Corvette Zora (named after Corvette engineer Arkus-Duntov). It could have both 1,000 hp and an extra luxurious interior to maybe compete with cars such as the Ferrari 812 Superfast luxury cruiser.

And the Corvette E-ray is a hybrid that uses electric motors and a small battery to enhance performance. There is nothing green about this car. Well, except maybe one of the available colors.

Other amazing vehicles include the Ford Raptor R pickup with a Mustang Shelby engine making just over 700 horsepower. It was built to compete with the Ram 1500 TRX which has a 703 horsepower engine. Both are off-road capable if that's your thing (I'm more of a pavement guy).

I'm going to ignore in this post Ferraris and Lamborghinis and other hypercars. Keep this somewhat affordable.

The BMW M5 and the Audi RS7 are both high-horsepower sedans with the last of the V8s. Unfortunately, Audi is going all electric soon as penance for VW's diesel emissions scandal (Audi is owned by VW). 

I would love to own a Corvette Z06 again. But I can't justify it. Plus, I'd need a bigger garage.

If you want to spend a lot of money, there's the 986 horsepower Ferrari SF90. Also a hybrid like the Corvette E-ray, it actually gets decent mileage for a supercar. But it costs over half a million dollars!

How do you feel about high-horsepower/fast cars? A relic of the past or a great send off for the internal combustion engine? Let me know in the comments below.

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