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   Undertoad  Sunday Jul 4 10:33 AM

July 4, 2010: Corvette US flag



It's the quintessential American car: loud, brute force, fast as all hell, named after a warship, uses far too much fuel, generates only 69 HP per liter, breaks down every 100 miles.

So at the annual gathering of Corvettes in Carlisle, PA, they take as many Corvettes as they can, and they make the flag. This one is from last year; this year, in August, they intend to make an even bigger one...

Quote:
54 Corvettes bigger, for a total of 158 Corvettes – 57 red, 51 white, 35 blue and 15 silver. Half of the event registration fee for all of the 158 Corvettes participating will be donated to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization, committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries.



sandypossum  Sunday Jul 4 10:50 AM

Are those balloons on the blue Corvettes pretending to be stars?



jinx  Sunday Jul 4 10:54 AM

Where are the cars that are counted but not in the picture?



Undertoad  Sunday Jul 4 11:02 AM

Probably up on flatbeds, headed to the garage.



newtimer  Monday Jul 5 06:50 AM

Curious why one of the white cars had its door open when the photo was taken.



nil_orally  Monday Jul 5 07:17 AM

You philistine UT. 98% of all corvettes are still on the road.

It is rumoured the other 2% made it home.



stevecrm  Monday Jul 5 10:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Curious why one of the white cars had its door open when the photo was taken.
That was the driver that got out to take the photo


SPUCK  Tuesday Jul 6 03:46 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Curious why one of the white cars had its door open when the photo was taken.
That was a thief who stumbled on all those Vets and was trying to hot-wire one.


Adak  Tuesday Jul 6 04:50 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
It's the quintessential American car: loud, brute force, fast as all hell, named after a warship, uses far too much fuel, generates only 69 HP per liter, breaks down every 100 miles.
Well, yes on the 69 HP per liter displacement - but that is only true for SOME Corvettes:

Quote:
The results are in from the 2009 ZR1's SAE certification: the 376 cubic inch supercharged LS9 V-8 makes 638 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque.
That's 169 HP per liter, and sports cars are SUPPOSED to use up a lot of fuel.

By next year, I'll be running mine on "sea water" from the Gulf of Mexico.

Thank you, BP!


Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 6 12:03 PM

Actually it's 6.2 liter so it produces an excellent 100 hp per liter. Very efficient for an eight-banger.



Adak  Tuesday Jul 6 08:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Actually it's 6.2 liter so it produces an excellent 100 hp per liter. Very efficient for an eight-banger.
Depends on the specific model. This one IS 376 cubic inches:
Quote:
The Gen IV LS9 is a supercharged 6,162 cc (6.162 L; 376.0 cu in) engine, based on the LS3; the LS7 block was not used due to the higher cylinder pressures created by the supercharger requiring the thicker cylinder walls of the LS3. Cylinder dimensions are now 4.06 in (103.1 mm) bore and 3.62 in (91.9 mm) stroke. It is equipped with an Eaton four-lobe Roots type supercharger. Power output is rated 638 bhp (476 kW)@6500rpm and 604 lbft (819 Nm)@3800rpm.

Applications:

* 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1



Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 6 08:09 PM

Dude please.

Quote:
(6.162 L; 376.0 cu in) 638 bhp



lumberjim  Tuesday Jul 6 08:46 PM

it's not 6.162 litres, it's 376 cubic inches, goddammit. talk american.



Nirvana  Tuesday Jul 6 10:00 PM

Two of these things is not like the others
Two of these things just do not belong. . .



Nirvana  Tuesday Jul 6 10:01 PM

Well maybe there are 3 ...



Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 6 10:05 PM

People goddammit.

6.162 L / 638 bhp = 96.5 hp/L



HungLikeJesus  Tuesday Jul 6 11:04 PM

When I was a child we did division the other way around.



Undertoad  Tuesday Jul 6 11:07 PM

right



SPUCK  Wednesday Jul 7 06:30 AM

left



classicman  Wednesday Jul 7 11:23 AM

inverted



BigV  Tuesday Jul 27 10:29 PM

July 4, 2010: Corvette US flag--ONE MORE!



lupin..the..3rd  Tuesday Jul 27 11:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Actually it's 6.2 liter so it produces an excellent 100 hp per liter. Very efficient for an eight-banger.
That is pretty efficient. Of course there are normally aspirated Porsches making 118 hp/L, so I suppose it's all relative. (2010 GT3 RS makes 450 hp from 3.8 liters). But you can't make a huge American flag using German cars, that just doesn't work.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 28 12:10 AM

Gosh, 450 hp for only twice the money.



BigV  Wednesday Jul 28 01:58 AM

hey guys... did you see the PICTURE? tw can fight his own fights.

yeesh.



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 28 02:07 AM

Yeah, I saw your picture. What's that got to do with the price of hp?



BigV  Wednesday Jul 28 02:01 PM

you crack me up man.



Pete Zicato  Wednesday Jul 28 03:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
July 4, 2010: Corvette US flag--ONE MORE!
Hey. I recognize that floating bridge. Please tell me you weren't driving while you took that pic.


BigV  Wednesday Jul 28 06:28 PM

Dude.

I have *numerous* pictures taken while driving on that bridge. Most of them in motion as well, though to be honest, this one was taken while still in first gear. See them giant brakelights?

Mt Rainier is especially fetching from this stretch of floating roadway.



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