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The Dark Knight

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Wed 05 Sep 18 20:29

z51 to z06


Im seriously considering selling my C7 which i love and upgrading to a C7 Z06, as im going too have too fork out another 30k or so, im after feedback from somebody who has done this or at least driven both , my question is there a real noticable difference in real roads performance and handling to justify the extra money.



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for 4 wheel fun a black c7 corvette,for 2 wheel fun a Suzuki Hayabusa............................injection is nice but id rather be blown..

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Norm

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Thu 06 Sep 18 23:23

Re: z51 to z06


Well......from someone who made that transition ('14 Z51 to '16 Z06), they are two different animals. I am, by no means, a race car driver, however I have done some spirited driving on closed tracks (Lime Rock, Virginia International Raceway-VIR).

When I traded in the Z51 for the Z06 (just a FYI for those that aren't aware, the Z51 is not a model, it's a performance option package, the Z06 is a model). When pulling out of the dealer parking lot then hitting the on ramp to the interstate, just gave it a little gas.....and whoa, a head jerker.......I said to the honey.......this is a beast, I'm going to have to learn how to drive this one.

The response is just quicker, so much faster, handling is superb. Big difference between the two. I do not have official times and speeds that I can rattle off, I was so impressed with its running, went to VIR three times within a year and a half.

I think you will really enjoy the upgrade, not that the Z51 Stingray is a slouch, but the difference between the two is unquestionable.

Good luck with your endeavor.

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The Dark Knight

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Fri 07 Sep 18 08:21


thanks for the reply Norm, that's what I wanted to hear, I have found one that im interested in, just got to figure out how to afford it it, but I will get one.


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