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Dieselstation Car Forums _ Compare & Contrast _ DSCOTY '09: Sports Overall

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 24 2009, 10:51 PM

This is a vote between the eight sports DSCOTY category winners (note that the Porsche Boxster and Cayman have been combined due to their mechanical similarity). Vote for the one you consider most significant, or the best, or whatever you want. This poll will close in ten days.

For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '09 competition, please see http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?showtopic=26882

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Base MSRP:
$2,250,000 (estimated)
Available Engines: 8.0 liter DOHC quad-turbocharged 64-valve W16 with 1001 HP and 922 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 7-speed dual clutch transmission
Available Drivetrains: All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 8 City/14 Highway (for standard model)
Curb Weight: 4387 lbs.







Cadillac CTS-V
Base MSRP:
$58,575
Available Engines: 6.2 liter OHV supercharged 16-valve V8 with 556 HP and 551 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited-slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 13 City/19 Highway (6MT), 12/19 (6AT)
Curb Weight: 4222-4255 lbs.







Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Base MSRP:
$103,970
Available Engines: 6.2 liter OHV supercharged 16-valve V8 with 638 HP and 604 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited-slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 14 City/20 Highway
Curb Weight: 3324 lbs.







Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Coupe
Base MSRP:
$198,000
Available Engines: 5.2 liter DOHC 40-valve V10 with 553 HP and 398 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed sequential manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 14 City/20 Highway (e-Gear), 12/20 (6MT)
Curb Weight: 3307 lbs.







Maserati Granturismo S
Base MSRP:
$135,000
Available Engines: 4.7 liter DOHC 32-valve V8 with 433 HP and 361 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed sequential manual or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited-slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 11 City/18 Highway
Curb Weight: 4146-4147 lbs.







Pontiac G8 GXP
Base MSRP:
$37,610
Available Engines: 6.2 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 415 HP and 415 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual (optional extra) or 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capabilities
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive with limited slip differential
EPA Fuel Economy: 13 City/20 Highway
Curb Weight: 4025-4050 lbs.







Porsche Boxster/Cayman
Base MSRP:
$46,600 (Boxster), $50,300 (Cayman), $56,700 (Boxster S), $60,200 (Cayman S)
Available Engines: 2.9 liter DOHC 24-valve horizontally-opposed flat-6 with 255 HP and 214 ft.-lbs. of torque (265/221 on Cayman), 3.4 liter DOHC 24-valve horizontally-opposed flat-6 with 310 HP and 266 ft.-lbs. of torque (320/273 on Cayman)
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch semi-manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive (limited slip differential is optional)
EPA Fuel Economy: Not available
Curb Weight: 2932-3042 lbs.







Subaru Impreza WRX
Base MSRP:
$24,995 (Sedan), $25,495 (5-door)
Available Engines: 2.5 liter DOHC turbocharged 16-valve horizontally-opposed flat-4 with 265 HP and 244 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual
Available Drivetrains: All-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 18 City/25 Highway
Curb Weight: 3174-3175 lbs.






Posted by: Phix Mar 24 2009, 11:24 PM

I had to think about it for a split second between the Lambo & the Maserati. I went with the Gallardo.

Posted by: moe Mar 25 2009, 01:28 AM

Sports cars don't come any finer than the Bugatti.

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 25 2009, 01:31 AM

Came down to the Lambo and the ZR-1 for me...the Lambo is probably the one I'd like to own, but for half the price the ZR-1 is too amazing to pass up.

Posted by: Razor Mar 25 2009, 02:05 AM

Gallardo: beautiful, performs, and is just cool all around.

Posted by: PhotoDYL Mar 25 2009, 04:03 AM

for me its the corvette all the way. i seriously fell in love with that car ever since it came out...

Posted by: Benny Mar 25 2009, 06:21 AM

masser

Posted by: moe Mar 26 2009, 05:36 AM

Clark, can you change my vote to the ZR-1? (not that it needs it)

Posted by: midnightdorifto Mar 26 2009, 05:56 AM

ZR-1, and I'll tell you why:

638bhp for 100k. This car is a world beater on a serious discount, a capable and phenomenal GT car, and what could be the highest iteration of one of the most iconic cars ever created. This car is a reason for me to actually be proud of cheering on a company that had lost its way in mediocrity for the last 30 years and shows that even the most depraved car companies can come back and hit a home run.

The Gallardo and CTS-V are amazing cars as well, but I wanted to vote for a car that's gone from zero to hero in a little bit more than 10 years flat.

Posted by: fiber optic Mar 26 2009, 08:49 AM

G8 GXP

It's everything I like in a car. Stout V8 in the front, drive wheels in the back, and at a price I can afford. In a market where that's either frowned upon for 'green' reasons or too expensive for the common man Pontiac finally got it right with the GT then dialed it up to 11 with the GXP.

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 26 2009, 10:39 AM

QUOTE(moe @ Mar 26 2009, 06:36 AM) *
Clark, can you change my vote to the ZR-1? (not that it needs it)


done.

Posted by: 350Z Mar 28 2009, 09:20 AM

I just want one run in that ZR1 to shift through all the gears. Is that weird?

Posted by: duality Mar 28 2009, 09:35 AM

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Posted by: dukenukem Mar 28 2009, 09:46 AM

Can you change mines from the CTS-V to the ZR1?

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 28 2009, 01:19 PM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 28 2009, 10:46 AM) *
Can you change mines from the CTS-V to the ZR1?


Sure

Posted by: MustangAficionado Mar 31 2009, 02:21 PM

QUOTE(dukenukem @ Mar 28 2009, 09:46 AM) *
Can you change mines from the CTS-V to the ZR1?

+1 for me. I like the CTS-V because of the price - but i feel by voting for the ZR1 i'll be voting for both.

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 31 2009, 02:33 PM

Done.

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