I bought a new black 02 Z06 two weeks ago. I can't believe this car! I raced A and B production corvettes in the early 70s and I believe this Z06 off the showroom floor out corners and out accelerates my pure race vettes from 30 years ago, it surely brakes a hell of a lot better. My honorable intentions were to allow 500 miles before really hammering the car, but I raced a couple of super bikes on the way home from the dealership. What a great ride! Before I drove the Z06 I drove the Viper ACR and the new turbo porsche thinking I would decide between the two. The vette just felt right.