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Daytona top speed? If Ford Lying??

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by swampratt, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. swampratt

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    Looking around for early prototype 454's
    I found John Greenwoods 235 or 236 MPH Corvette.
    Greenwood’s Sebring ’75 Corvette holds the official all-time highest speed on the banking at Daytona International Speedway of 236 mph, set on February 2, 1975


    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1505-corvette-prototypes-and-concepts-trend-setting-part-9/

    Then I see this.
    http://www.corvettereport.com/john-...5-corvette-racer-sells-for-only-300000-video/

    Then I see this about a Ford claiming the title with 222 MPH.
    What gives?
    https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/ford-racing-smashes-daytona-top-speed-record-ar160704.html


    The only thing i can think of is the Top speed on the Greenwood vette was not published.
     
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    Things that make you go hmmm...
     
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    IMO, NASCAR was a lot more fun before restrictor plates (Ha! and more recently, stages). No tellin' what the top speed would be by now with current technology...
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    Only the Corvette report has the article on the 236 mph Greenwood Vette.

    I've looked for the record at Daytona Speedway and there are all kinds and all different.

    Sumpin's fishy.


    http://www.superchevy.com/features/1505-corvette-prototypes-and-concepts-trend-setting-part-9/

    From this article:
    One day while visiting Duntov in Detroit, Marty got a ride in Zora’s latest and last Corvette beast. As Marty tells the story, “One day, he took me out on the high-speed oval test track. We were going full-tilt, with the tail slightly out, while he had a cigarette in his mouth, explaining suspension geometry and big-block engine development! He had great control of this animal car. He was so ‘out there’ that many times he was banned from the test track.”

    There was no published record of the prototype’s performance, and aside from CARS magazine and later Vette Quarterly (Vette magazine’s original name) Duntov’s “silhouette racer” got little attention, but the Greenwood brothers “Batmobile” sure did. Overnight, almost all road racing C3 Corvettes were wearing the widebody kit. Greenwood’s Sebring ’75 Corvette holds the official all-time highest speed on the banking at Daytona International Speedway of 236 mph, set on February 2, 1975. And what of Duntov’s engineering prototype? Like Zora’s white ’69 ZL1, it was never seen again after 1974. Most likely, the good parts were removed and the rest sent to the crusher. While the car holds a prominent place in this series of experimental and prototype Corvettes, because it had so little attention and is so relatively unknown, to date there have been no published reports of a replica in the making. Attention builders! Here’s an opportunity for you!

    Kinda contradicts itself in the article doesn't it? Or is the article talking about two different cars, the prototype and the Batmobile?

    Wiki and the official Daytona website does not list anywhere the Corvette of 1975. In fact their records only go back to 1987
    and those are only NASCAR pole records of 210 mph.

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