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Old 06-14-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
NoOption5L@aol.com
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OT: That new Z06 is a MONSTER!

Consider it official: Chevrolet says the 2006 Corvette Z06 will be the
company's fastest ever. The 505-hp Z06 is set to hit 60 mph in 3.7
seconds-while still in first gear, Chevy says in a press release.
Here's more from the source:

The ultimate Corvette-the 2006 Corvette Z06-is posting numbers
at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention.
Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever-the
505-horsepower Corvette Z06-will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including
destination and freight charges.

"Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance
at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette
ever at this price is another testament to that reputation," said Ed
Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "When you compare the Corvette Z06
performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where
you're getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the
sticker price of the competition."

Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06
uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most
exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber,
aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly
competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.

"The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so
successfully in endurance racing," said Dave Hill, Corvette's chief
engineer. "It combines the strong attributes of the new,
sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from
the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding
credentials." The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be
available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation
portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and
convertible.

Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the
2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that
complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more
differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history
with every design element serving a performance function.

Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 06-15-2005, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: That new Z06 is a MONSTER!

yikes!!!

sounds like its gonna be badder than shit. here i thought the c5 z06 was a
badass machine


<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1118802474.317384.236950@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Consider it official: Chevrolet says the 2006 Corvette Z06 will be the
> company's fastest ever. The 505-hp Z06 is set to hit 60 mph in 3.7
> seconds-while still in first gear, Chevy says in a press release.
> Here's more from the source:
>
> The ultimate Corvette-the 2006 Corvette Z06-is posting numbers
> at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention.
> Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever-the
> 505-horsepower Corvette Z06-will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
> while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including
> destination and freight charges.
>
> "Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance
> at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette
> ever at this price is another testament to that reputation," said Ed
> Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "When you compare the Corvette Z06
> performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where
> you're getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the
> sticker price of the competition."
>
> Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06
> uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most
> exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber,
> aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly
> competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.
>
> "The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so
> successfully in endurance racing," said Dave Hill, Corvette's chief
> engineer. "It combines the strong attributes of the new,
> sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from
> the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding
> credentials." The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be
> available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation
> portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and
> convertible.
>
> Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the
> 2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that
> complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more
> differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history
> with every design element serving a performance function.
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>



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Old 06-15-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
Michael Johnson, PE
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Re: OT: That new Z06 is a MONSTER!

I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few months
ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious challenge for a lot
less month. Nothing wrong with that!

NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
> Consider it official: Chevrolet says the 2006 Corvette Z06 will be the
> company's fastest ever. The 505-hp Z06 is set to hit 60 mph in 3.7
> seconds-while still in first gear, Chevy says in a press release.
> Here's more from the source:
>
> The ultimate Corvette-the 2006 Corvette Z06-is posting numbers
> at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention.
> Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever-the
> 505-horsepower Corvette Z06-will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
> while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including
> destination and freight charges.
>
> "Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance
> at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette
> ever at this price is another testament to that reputation," said Ed
> Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "When you compare the Corvette Z06
> performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where
> you're getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the
> sticker price of the competition."
>
> Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06
> uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most
> exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber,
> aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly
> competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.
>
> "The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so
> successfully in endurance racing," said Dave Hill, Corvette's chief
> engineer. "It combines the strong attributes of the new,
> sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from
> the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding
> credentials." The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be
> available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation
> portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and
> convertible.
>
> Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the
> 2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that
> complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more
> differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history
> with every design element serving a performance function.
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>

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Old 06-15-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
> I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few months
> ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious challenge for a lot
> less month. Nothing wrong with that!


You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger in
the same price range or less.

Patrick
'93 Cobra


> NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
> > Consider it official: Chevrolet says the 2006 Corvette Z06 will be the
> > company's fastest ever. The 505-hp Z06 is set to hit 60 mph in 3.7
> > seconds-while still in first gear, Chevy says in a press release.
> > Here's more from the source:
> >
> > The ultimate Corvette-the 2006 Corvette Z06-is posting numbers
> > at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention.
> > Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever-the
> > 505-horsepower Corvette Z06-will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
> > while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including
> > destination and freight charges.
> >
> > "Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance
> > at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette
> > ever at this price is another testament to that reputation," said Ed
> > Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "When you compare the Corvette Z06
> > performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where
> > you're getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the
> > sticker price of the competition."
> >
> > Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06
> > uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most
> > exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber,
> > aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly
> > competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.
> >
> > "The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so
> > successfully in endurance racing," said Dave Hill, Corvette's chief
> > engineer. "It combines the strong attributes of the new,
> > sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from
> > the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding
> > credentials." The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be
> > available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation
> > portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and
> > convertible.
> >
> > Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the
> > 2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that
> > complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more
> > differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history
> > with every design element serving a performance function.
> >
> > Patrick
> > '93 Cobra
> >


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Old 06-15-2005, 23:02   #5 (permalink)
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<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
>> I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few months
>> ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious challenge for a lot
>> less month. Nothing wrong with that!

>
> You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger in
> the same price range or less.
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>


Don't forget the Viper.

Al


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Old 06-15-2005, 23:02   #6 (permalink)
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Big Al wrote:
> <NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1118884522.311474.152220@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
>>Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
>>
>>>I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few months
>>>ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious challenge for a lot
>>>less month. Nothing wrong with that!

>>
>>You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger in
>>the same price range or less.
>>
>>Patrick
>>'93 Cobra
>>

>
>
> Don't forget the Viper.


With all due respect to the Viper I don't think it can hang with the
Z06. Chevy has done a fantastic job with the car from all aspects. If
you haven't done so, read up on it. I was thoroughly impressed with the
thought they put into it's engineering.
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Old 06-15-2005, 23:02   #7 (permalink)
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NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
> Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
>
>>I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few months
>>ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious challenge for a lot
>>less month. Nothing wrong with that!

>
>
> You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger in
> the same price range or less.


I don't see Ford offering anything comparable less the $100k-$120k.
They have the new Cobra coming it at $40k-$50k and, IMO, an $80k car is
too close to it. Plus Ford has learned with the GT that they can get
mega bucks if they offer the right car.

> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>
>
>
>>NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:
>>
>>>Consider it official: Chevrolet says the 2006 Corvette Z06 will be the
>>>company's fastest ever. The 505-hp Z06 is set to hit 60 mph in 3.7
>>>seconds-while still in first gear, Chevy says in a press release.
>>>Here's more from the source:
>>>
>>> The ultimate Corvette-the 2006 Corvette Z06-is posting numbers
>>>at the track and on the window sticker that will get attention.
>>>Chevrolet has announced that the fastest Corvette ever-the
>>>505-horsepower Corvette Z06-will achieve 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds
>>>while still in first gear, and pricing will start at $65,800, including
>>>destination and freight charges.
>>>
>>> "Corvette is a global icon for world-class sports car performance
>>>at an incredible value, and offering the fastest production Corvette
>>>ever at this price is another testament to that reputation," said Ed
>>>Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "When you compare the Corvette Z06
>>>performance stats to other supercars, you see numerous examples where
>>>you're getting better performance with Corvette for one-third the
>>>sticker price of the competition."
>>>
>>> Developed alongside the Corvette C6.R race car, the Corvette Z06
>>>uses advanced lightweight materials typically found only in the most
>>>exotic supercars. Use of weight-saving materials such as carbon fiber,
>>>aluminum, titanium and magnesium give the 3,132-pound car a highly
>>>competitive weight-to-power ratio of 6.2 pounds per horsepower.
>>>
>>> "The new Corvette Z06 is the dividend from competing so
>>>successfully in endurance racing," said Dave Hill, Corvette's chief
>>>engineer. "It combines the strong attributes of the new,
>>>sixth-generation Corvette with the spirit, technology and know-how from
>>>the race program to form an American supercar with outstanding
>>>credentials." The highly anticipated Corvette Z06, which will be
>>>available in the fourth quarter of 2005, completes the sixth-generation
>>>portfolio, which also includes the 400-hp Corvette coupe and
>>>convertible.
>>>
>>> Previous Corvette Z06 models, from the original 1963 model to the
>>>2001-04 editions, incorporated suspension and engine upgrades that
>>>complemented existing Corvette systems. The 2006 Corvette Z06 is more
>>>differentiated from the standard Corvette than any other Z06 in history
>>>with every design element serving a performance function.
>>>
>>>Patrick
>>>'93 Cobra
>>>

>
>

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Old 06-16-2005, 19:01   #8 (permalink)
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"Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in
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> Big Al wrote:
>> <NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
>> news:1118884522.311474.152220@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>
>>>Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
>>>
>>>>I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few
>>>>months ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious
>>>>challenge for a lot less month. Nothing wrong with that!
>>>
>>>You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger
>>>in the same price range or less.
>>>
>>>Patrick
>>>'93 Cobra
>>>

>>
>>
>> Don't forget the Viper.

>
> With all due respect to the Viper I don't think it can hang with the
> Z06. Chevy has done a fantastic job with the car from all aspects.
> If you haven't done so, read up on it. I was thoroughly impressed
> with the thought they put into it's engineering.


Now there's the next comparo I'd like to see.
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Old 06-16-2005, 20:01   #9 (permalink)
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Joe wrote:
> "Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in
> news:7ridnUquELKtkizfRVn-rw@comcast.com:
>
>
>>Big Al wrote:
>>
>>><NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
>>>news:1118884522.311474.152220@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Michael Johnson, PE wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have been drooling over the new Z06 since I read about it a few
>>>>>months ago. Sounds like it will give the Ford GT a serious
>>>>>challenge for a lot less month. Nothing wrong with that!
>>>>
>>>>You got that right! Hopefully, now Ford will reply with challenger
>>>>in the same price range or less.
>>>>
>>>>Patrick
>>>>'93 Cobra
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Don't forget the Viper.

>>
>>With all due respect to the Viper I don't think it can hang with the
>>Z06. Chevy has done a fantastic job with the car from all aspects.
>>If you haven't done so, read up on it. I was thoroughly impressed
>>with the thought they put into it's engineering.

>
>
> Now there's the next comparo I'd like to see.


The Viper may hang with the new Z06 at the drag strip but outside of
that I think the Vette will spank it pretty hard. The previous Z06's
were great handling cars but, IMO, they lacked horsepower. The new one
has plenty of power and improvements in about every other aspect. It
should be one wicked performer.
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