Just to stir things a little, some of us have seen the new Z06 and there are
loads of people that think, as always, this is "The one". My take is that it
is no better then the half hearted try for the super Corvette that the ZR1
represented. To the average driver it's going to be a Corvette, to the
Corvette driver it's going to be a Corvette; oops, I think that was a Z06
(ZR1), and to the pointy nose Corvette driver that has a Z06 it is "The
one". Many good advances in the mechanics and structure but dressed like it
Both the ZR1 and the new Z06 will go un-noticed until you're right on it or
in it. While they were changing the fenders, nose, and the hood would it
have been such a job to change the rear end and make it a distinct Z06
instead of a C6 with a slight face, shoulder, and hip lift? Maybe more tire,
lower, a hood scoop instead of a nostril, sleek mirrors with turn
indicators, and some performance options like a 4:10:1 rear gear?
A fellow club member got rid of his ZR1 for some of those reasons besides it
being his most depreciating Corvette. He replaced it with a neat Mustang
from 1966 when Hertz got into "rent a racer". It sits beside a white GT350,
his only cars that are not Corvettes that go like '53, '54, '55, 56, '57,
'58 on up to a '69 L88 and a '84.
05 C6 Silver/Red 6spd Z51
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