A new option has arisen for those not able to buy the new Z, and it may be a better choice. According to the new Motor Trend, MTI has available an upgrade for the C6 Z51 called the Devil Ray. For just under $24k MTI rebuilds the LS2 to a 427 putting out 600bhp and adds a few suspension tweaks. I paid $42k for my LMB Z51, which brings me to $66 total. Seems like the Z is trumped even without the dealer gouging. Supposing the Z still has better track manners I do not imagine 99% of buyers will even challenge the Z51's ability. Advantage MTI.