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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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How many of you will track the new C6 Z06?

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?

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post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 10:51 AM
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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.

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post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 11:32 AM
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most definitely, I would love to see how it handles on the track!
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post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 11:47 AM
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Not sure yet...thinking about it. :oo:

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Don't even know if I would back it out of the garage. If anything happened, I would commit seppuku.

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post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 02:45 PM
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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
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post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-22-2004, 05:31 PM
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I can't wait to bolt the V-710s on this car!! I'm going to do a museum delivery, drive back to Sactown and then put it in the trailer and I'm off to all the Nor-Cal tracks.

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post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-23-2004, 07:55 PM
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Hell yeah I will. I will not pay 600-800 a month for the car and have it sit in the garage and not enjoing it!

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post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-24-2004, 02:59 AM
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As soon as the proper break in routine is complete.

I always believed that since you paid for it, you should know exactly how much power you received from the factory.
You've gotta run your car at least ONE time to find out.

No better dyno than the trap speed from the 1/4 mile in my opinion.
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post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-24-2004, 04:02 AM
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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.
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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-24-2004, 06:20 AM
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These cars don't come alive until you get them on the track. What's the point of buying one if you are not going to use it close to the limits.

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post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 06:48 PM
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Hell yeah I will. I will not pay 600-800 a month for the car and have it sit in the garage and not enjoing it!

Do You remember when You said to Yourself "I would never do that " If You didn't God Bless You....ZO6's are a Dime a Dozen and they are not Ferrari's in anyway, Get the New C6/Z06 aND ENJOY IT !
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post #13 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 07:04 PM
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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...

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post #15 of 51 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 12:22 PM
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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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