'Have you ever driven a manual shift V8 dave? Let us know why you would
ask the question, what are you eluding to? You have to know that the
band that the usable power was obvious and changes when you change
gears. In other words there is not much power in 6th gear at 2,000 rpm,
but then that same rpm in first is a killer.'
Reply: I have a 1970 BB Vette 4 speed so yes, Ive driven a manual shift
V8 -- (youve been very respectful as of late Dad and i hope youre not
going to get uppity and blow it. Im not interested in dueling with you
anymore) . My car , for instance...given its 370 rear gear , cam
duration , etc...with maximum torque coming in around 4500 rpm, pulls
extremely strong from 1500 to 4500 rpm then falls off a bit. My friends
1999 Viper with its 307 rear gear , cam selection, etc...pulls extremely
strong above 4000 rpms . I was interested in knowing on the 06/ZO6 if
it pulls extremely strong above 5000 rpm for instance. Thats what i was
getting at, and, the OP gave answer to that .