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Old 02-17-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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Stingray vs. Modified Twin

The other day, saw a used C7 Stingray drop below $40k...

So here is the debate... Which would be more fun as a mixed daily driver, track toy, and autocross car? A Stingray or a BRZ/FRS with a $20k build budget?

If you choose the twin, what would be your build plan, and where would you project ending up in terms of HP/TQ/weight?
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #2
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DD: C7>FRS/BRZ
Track toy: C7>FRS/BRZ
AutoX: 86>C7

If you drop $20k into the FRS/BRZ, no doubt it'll be just as fun, if not more than the C7.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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I'd rather take the Stingray.

I've seen a few FRS get into single digits lately. For $50k you could have both!
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Stingray.... all day
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C7 in every regard.
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Which do you prefer driving?

Vette for autocross? Haha... no thanks.
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The issue is that the doggone Stingray doesn't have a hand brake(although a big screen TV at the Chevy dealership showed a Corvette honing{sp}; indicating an e-brake isn't entirely necessary. On the other hand, a fabricated one wouldn't cost more than a months salary is an educated guess.
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Which do you prefer driving?

Vette for autocross? Haha... no thanks.


We don't want ghetto birds too too often but don't be surprised they will set up autocross attaching mini mall to mini mall.
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Which do you prefer driving?

Vette for autocross? Haha... no thanks.
Why not? Modern (ish) c4 and above corvettes do incredibly well at autocross.
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I guess it just blows my mind how many people build the BRZ up to high horsepower levels when they could have just sold it to buy a Stingray with the same amount of money. I'm trying to decide between a Street modified build for autocross with a BRZ or just getting a stingray.

I think it be fun to build the car rather than just buy it as is. I like to mod my cars but at the same time I'm worried that the modified BRZ won't be very reliable and will just frustrate me in the end.

But I also think the BRZ is the better platform since its 700 lbs lighter... At least compared to the 3LT Z51. I originally got the BRZ because used lotuses just started going up in price.
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Why not? Modern (ish) c4 and above corvettes do incredibly well at autocross.
Too fat.
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After driving my brother-in-law's C7 convertible I would vote for C7. Although the BRZ steering feels more precise and it is quite fun to thrash within an inch of its life. The Vette is a great well-rounded sports car and I think would work better with daily driving duties. It would, like the BRZ, be great fun at the track though cost of consumables (tires) would be significantly greater.


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After driving my brother-in-law's C7 convertible I would vote for C7. Although the BRZ steering feels more precise and it is quite fun to thrash within an inch of its life. The Vette is a great well-rounded sports car and I think would work better with daily driving duties. It would, like the BRZ, be great fun at the track though cost of consumables (tires) would be significantly greater.
Which one feels better getting thrashed? I think it can be described as the difference between "woo hoo!" and "aarrrrgh!"
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I'd go for a C7. Looking back at buying the FRS, I'm kinda kicking myself, because of all the other cars I could've bought in the same, or 10-15k more. On the other hand, I could have bought a Yaris and not went down the modding rabbit hole and stuff.
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