Assuming you will buy/lease one of these beasts, will you track it, knowing that if your insurance won't pay to repair it after a wreck, you should pay dearly to restore that aluminum frame, magnesium engine cradle, and all of that carbon fiber?
It's really the only reason I want one. I don't even enjoy driving my '03Z on the street anymore. I get all of my enjoyment on a road course about 10 weekends a year. I expect to do the same with the new Z.
'03 EB Vararam, B&B Bullets, BK Harness Bar, Goodridge SS Lines, '04 Shocks (Sold)
'06 MS - RBF600 brake fluid upgrade, Recaro Pole Position Seats, Sharkbar, other safety equip.
Having learned the hard way I will track my '03 a few more years then get a slightly used C6 Z06 to play with.
Having been burned once getting an '01 I can wait.
Besides the '03 with mild work will probably run neck and neck with the new car on the track for a lot less money.
Before: 381rwhp and 362trq - Kooks, Vararam, ti corsa, penske sa, drm ducts, Nitto NT-01 (275/315 combo)
Before Track Times: 2:11 VIR, 1:21 Roebling, 1:49 CMP
After: 430rwhp and 382trq - MTI Cam, MTI Track Suspension
Yep, just gotta agree with that. Kinda sad that lots of these neat new Corvette Hot rods are gonna sit in a climate controlled inviroment and never turn a wheel in kick ass fun. My new Black Z06 will be my daily driver as my '66 Chevelle will sit idle. I am so lucky to live here in So Cal where a neat car is a way of life. And even kids know what a '66 Chevelle is.
The new 2006 Z06 is a Corvette like no other, as a person that loves the thrill of scary fast, my dreams have been answered.
A Corvette that could win Le Manns 5 years ago is now availible as a street car, with AC and a CD player and 500hp. And really like how lots bitch about the price. My answer is do not buy it.
Just can't say enough about this neat Z06, hope you have some kinda deal in writing, as to where you are at with the sticker price, please trust me on this get it in writing NOW. That was my deal before a deposit. Yep its a 70 to 75K deal sticker, so the dreamers are dreaming.
We sell used Corvette's also these '06 Z06's are gonna be a 100k deal after the car shows.
I'll definitely take it out. I had my 02 Z for 2 summers. The first, I declined invites for fear of wrecking the car. This past summer, I went twice (Waterford Hills & Gingerman in MI) and had a blast. There are different skills levels for driving so you don't have to push it any harder than you want, but I'd recommend everyone do it. I have an 02 Viper GTS that will probably not make it to the track, but I sold my 02 in hopes of getting the new one and using it what it is made for...
Taking your Z on a road course on a Track Day is the only way to really see what an amazing job Gm has done engineering it. There is no need to feel you are putting it at risk, to me, there is more risk driving it fast on the street with every other moron out there, rather than a controlled environment. I always have felt with my current Z that there is way more car than I have the skill for, and that is why I am always working on the skill side with insturction...
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