Last post on Jul 05, 2006 at 8:19 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Corvette
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#16 of 24 Asiatic blue
Oct 26, 2005 (9:29 pm)
Do you have any pictures of your new Z06?
#17 of 24 Re: C6 Z06 vs. Dodge Viper SRT-10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S [blkhemi]
Oct 27, 2005 (9:13 am)
Just damn!! Do you plan to track this beauty or will it just be your "daily ride"?
Went to the recent Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta and had paddock passes to the C6R team via one of their sponsors. That 7L engine made the best sounds on the track... especially compared to the "mad hornet" wail of the Aston DB9's. The C6R took the GT1 crown.
Also had the chance for a hot lap around the course in a C6 convertible... can only imagine what your Z06 could do to that course!
#18 of 24 Re: C6 Z06 vs. Dodge Viper SRT-10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S [lovemyclk]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:49 pm)
I did some "light" tracking at Laguna SECA when I first got it. I just wanted to get a feel of what this car is capable of. I didn't even scratch the surface. This car corners well over 1g. The best I could muster was .96g according to my g reader because the track had mist on it. I've cracked 0-60 3.4 sec with all of the add- ons(Borla,upgraded cold-air just to name a couple). Since it's getting colder, I think I'll store it for the winter so it can be ready for "showtime" next spring.
P.S.--You're right. That 7.0L makes ONE of the best soundtracks in Corvette history. IMO, it's better than the Ferrari F-430 and Challenge Stradale. All the Ferrari fans, I'll be waiting on your replies.
#19 of 24 Re: Asiatic blue [xkss]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:57 pm)
No pics as of yet. Digital camera has been on the fritz. I will try to get pics this weekend when I get back in town.
#20 of 24 C&D.......
Dec 22, 2005 (5:55 pm)
Car and Driver recently did a comparison test of the Z06 and the SRT-10 Viper Coupe. There were a few things that did not sit with me quite well that was said about the Z06. First the steering and suspension: They mentioned how spongy the suspension is on the track and how "loose" the steering is at the same time, making it a unpredictable track car. I have to beg to differ, as I've driven both back to back and the Viper was not as well planted as the Z06 and the steering is something akin to trying to steer an 18-wheeler at high speeds because it's super stiff.
I like the Viper, however it does not drive and track as well as a Z06, IMO. The Viper is more of a handfull whereas the Z06 can actually double as a everyday cruiser.
#21 of 24 Re: C6 Z06 vs. Dodge Viper SRT-10 vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S [blkhemi]
Apr 21, 2006 (10:01 am)
The corvette would win.my reasons being that the viper was expensively but poorly made and is simply not that great with performance. It did not do even close to as well as I expected it to and the porsche has not enough power to deat the vette.
Jul 03, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Am starting the hunt for an '07 Z (still mulling over the color -- know the options package). What is museum delivery? Will it be easier to wait and order in '07? What are the best Vette internet sites and forums?
#23 of 24 Re: Dumb question [pony_pirate]
Jul 05, 2006 (8:19 am)
Good luck hunting for a Z06. Biggest dealers I know are Kerbeck in NJ, Maxie Price in GA and I think, Les Stanford working out of MI. Do a little google and you should find. There are others but most all have a backlog of orders from before production that they are still delivering. Good luck.