The Truth About Cars » vir http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 “Official” Performance Figures For The C7 Stingray Are Here… And They’re Grand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/official-performance-figures-for-the-c7-stingray-are-here-and-theyre-grand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/official-performance-figures-for-the-c7-stingray-are-here-and-theyre-grand/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:15:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492806 The first source of performance numbers for the new C7 Corvette is, not surprisingly in this day and age, GM itself. Some of the numbers are extremely useful, others less so. First, the basics. The C7 Stingray, when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, turns a quarter-mile of 12.0@119. If you’re interested in comparing the […]

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The first source of performance numbers for the new C7 Corvette is, not surprisingly in this day and age, GM itself. Some of the numbers are extremely useful, others less so. First, the basics. The C7 Stingray, when equipped with the Z51 Performance Package, turns a quarter-mile of 12.0@119. If you’re interested in comparing the […]

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The SVRA Wants To Get You On-Track http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-svra-wants-to-get-you-on-track/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-svra-wants-to-get-you-on-track/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:20:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487544 What exactly is the SVRA? Why, it’s the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. Your humble author held an SVRA comp license for a few years in the previous decade, because for reasons I do not understand the SVRA was the official sanction of One Lap of America. In my case, the sanctioning was legit because I […]

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What exactly is the SVRA? Why, it’s the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association. Your humble author held an SVRA comp license for a few years in the previous decade, because for reasons I do not understand the SVRA was the official sanction of One Lap of America. In my case, the sanctioning was legit because I […]

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Club Racing: Now Featuring Big Air And A Free Lesson Regarding Steering http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/club-racing-now-featuring-big-air-and-a-free-lesson-regarding-steering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/club-racing-now-featuring-big-air-and-a-free-lesson-regarding-steering/#comments Sat, 08 Dec 2012 19:23:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469539 Whoa! The driver of the little Legends car had two ribs and his pelvis broken in this accident. But what can we learn from it? Start with the good parts: Watch our driver’s heel-and-toe method. Notice how he saves all his shifts for the end of his brake zone and does them in rapid succession? […]

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Whoa! The driver of the little Legends car had two ribs and his pelvis broken in this accident. But what can we learn from it? Start with the good parts: Watch our driver’s heel-and-toe method. Notice how he saves all his shifts for the end of his brake zone and does them in rapid succession? […]

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Another Ride Around VIR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/another-ride-around-vir/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/another-ride-around-vir/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463520 Yesterday, I asked you to take a ride around Virginia International Raceway with me in the 2013 Shelby GT500. What I didn’t mention was that I had a brief dice with world-famous instructor and VIR hotshoe extraordinaire Peter Krause in his Sports 2000 racer. Not wanting to lose to a VIR legend without a fight, […]

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Yesterday, I asked you to take a ride around Virginia International Raceway with me in the 2013 Shelby GT500. What I didn’t mention was that I had a brief dice with world-famous instructor and VIR hotshoe extraordinaire Peter Krause in his Sports 2000 racer. Not wanting to lose to a VIR legend without a fight, […]

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