By on August 23, 2014

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We now know what the Corvette Z06 is going to cost, and what it’s going to weigh, and both numbers are surprising.

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First number: $78,995. That gets you the Z06. If you want the track-focused stuff, you want a Z07. That’s carbon ceramic brakes, higher downforce bodykit, and MPSCs. Think of it as the Z28 for the Z06. There’s also an aero package that is more aggressive than the base Z06 but less so than the Z07.

Second number: 3,524 pounds. This is over two hundred pounds heavier than the Z51, and apparently it’s all go-faster stuff like wider tires and the supercharger itself. It’s even 100-plus above the C6 ZR1. Compared to the peerless C6 Z06, it’s about four hundred up. That C6 Z06 was so special. It weighed slightly less than a base manual-transmission 4+3 1984 Corvette while bringing 2.5x as much power to the table.

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As we all know by now, there are going to be convertible Z06es and automatic-transmission Z06es and, unless G-d himself intervenes directly in a consummation of Divine fury and dealer inventory devoutly to be wished, probably some convertible automatic Z06es. Just don’t look straight at them, they can turn your heart to stone.

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At the price, the Z06 in any form is a remarkable deal. It’s “more car” than the old ZR1 and it costs much less. But it’s also “more car” than the old Z06 in a couple of ways I don’t like. We’ll see how it behaves out in the real world… but for those of us who love Corvettes and racetracks and the combination of both, (raises hand) the best news might be the downward price pressure this will put on the high-power C6es. This might be the year to pick up that blue Z07 C6 Carbon, y’know.

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107 Comments on “2015 Corvette Z06: Price Is Low, Weight Is Up, Stakes Is High...”


  • avatar
    stingray65

    I suspect the inability to keep the weight off relative to the base version is due to the base version being more weight optimized than earlier generations. Thus short of using carbon fiber, titanium, and other exotic and expensive lightweight materials on major components, there just isn’t any place to lose weight to make up for the extra weight of wider tires and superchargers. Yet these days 3,500 lbs is still pretty darn light when you consider not only the power available, but also all the luxury and safety equipment – this isn’t a Cobra which didn’t even have a heater much less air conditioning or power anything.

  • avatar
    krhodes1

    It weighs the same as my BMW station wagon, to the pound. Which can hold 5 people and enough stuff for a week’s vacation. While still being more than fast enough to get your license shredded. Which just boggles the mind. GM really needs to get in touch with the ghost of Colin Chapman.

    95% of them will be driven slowly by old dudes in Navy caps, so I guess it doesn’t really matter.

    • 0 avatar
      raph

      Your sausage biscuit and free senior citizen coffer awaits yout at Hardees.

      • 0 avatar
        krhodes1

        In about 20 years.

        I just fail to see the point of driving a car at 5% of its capabilities. Or in other words, paying for the extra 95%. I have just as much fun in my 75hp Spitfire as the old dudes in their Corvettes. Probably more, I can drive it at 9/10ths on a public road and nobody notices.

        • 0 avatar
          carguy

          @krhodes1: That’s what sports car’s and trucks are all about: capacity you don’t need. But both are a lot of fun so they will keep selling.

          • 0 avatar
            petezeiss

            You guys just wait… someday there’s gonna be a war between us and an alien invasion force that slams their ships into the ground and then has their troops burrow back up through perfectly smooth highway pavement.

            The only way to defend against them will be hordes of fast cars heavy enough to crush their cephalopoid skulls when they first show head and slowly wriggle upwards.

            Only the saving grace of having a fleet-in-being of these Corvettes is gonna save us long enough for GM to once again become part of The Arsenal of Democracy that overwhelms the foe with sheer weight of numbers and mandated safety features.

            Scoff now, join up later. If you haven’t become squid food.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          @krhodes1 – This is you at 9/10ths:

          curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/triumph-spitfire-.jpg

          The reason nobody notices you driving at 9/10ths is you’re at or below the speed limit…

          Where was Ralph Nader???

          • 0 avatar
            krhodes1

            Mine is a swing-spring Spitfire, that can’t happen in it. It’s lowered slightly and has Konis, it both handles and rides very nicely. https://flic.kr/p/gK4k8Q

            And yes, that is the whole point. I can have fun at or below the speed limit. What is the fun in driving a gazillion hp modern car on the street? OOOOOH – you can indulge in .75 second full throttle blasts! Yeehaw! I can drive the Spitfire foot to the floor for days.

            It’s more fun to drive a entertaining slow car quickly than a fast car slowly.

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            That swing axle Spitfire was LEANING INTO the turn! I agree it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast. My 1st gen MR2 sure felt faster than it was. But it could do triple the posted mph recommend on a curve. But i asked my off-roading friend with a Wrangler if he plans on upgrading his open diffs. He said getting stuck is half the fun. Makes perfect sense to me.

          • 0 avatar
            golden2husky

            …..It’s more fun to drive a entertaining slow car quickly than a fast car slowly…..

            While this is certainly true, the C7 convertible is actually enjoyable even at slow(er) speeds as well as fast speeds. Truly a car that can be enjoyed in many modes…

      • 0 avatar
        Jimmy7

        Were you going for “coffee” or “coffin”?

    • 0 avatar
      ...m...

      …it weighs as much as *two* track-prepared elises…

    • 0 avatar
      Krivka

      How much has it cost you to keep that wagon running? How old is it? Don’t get me wrong, German cars are very nicely designed and expertly crafted, but without a lot of TLC they tend to turn into landfill fairly quickly.

    • 0 avatar
      hubcap

      @krhodes

      Ya know, an Aventador weighs slightly less than 3500 lbs and costs a cool four hundred Grand. Where is the outrage? After all, if you’re spending that kind of money the frame and major components should be forged from Mithril. Is the Z06 a bit heavy? Yes, but not that much. FWIW I’m sure its lighter than the F-type (both coupe and convertible).

      As for not needing the power… well does that same “rule” hold true for other manufacturers? Noone needs the power of an M3, M5, X5M, X6M, 550i, is, Audi S, RS; AMG, Cadillac V, V-sport, Nissan GT-R, 370Z, Mustang GT, just about everything Porsche makes etc. etc. etc.

      If you want to limit yourself to 240ish hp. That’s fine, but I think choice is a good thing and actually I thought you did too.

      • 0 avatar
        krhodes1

        @Krivka

        If you are asking me – nothing. It’s still under warranty, and will be for another year. I’ve owned dozens of European cars and had none of the Internet-approved horror stories. Well, other than that I can confirm that Porsche parts are really expensive. This is my fifth BMW, the rest were bought well-used and were trouble free other than routine maintenance. Though my definition of maintenance is probably different than some around here.

        @hubcap

        Choice is a good thing – but I reserve the right to make fun of choices I think are silly. You could choose to daily drive a schoolbus too. I think all of those cars you list are just as silly, and several are much sillier, than a Corvette. An X5M crosses the line from silly to just plain stupid. 300hp is enough to make any car stupid fast on the street. More than that is just overcompensating. But opinions are like @rseholes, everyone has one and they all stink.

    • 0 avatar
      shaker

      “cephalopoid skulls”

      Seems like a contradiction, but the spelling of “cephalopoid” saves it. They’re also likely to be vertebrates, being able to tunnel through pavement and all.

      The ‘Vette would need an optional skid plate, at least an extra 50 lbs.

  • avatar
    SaulTigh

    Worst thing about the Corvette? Premium vehicle sold by decidedly unpremium dealers.

    • 0 avatar
      APaGttH

      Ya, because dropping a 100 large at the Nissan dealer is a premium experience.

    • 0 avatar
      Maymar

      Except I’d bet that a healthy number of Corvette owners probably already own Silverados, Suburbans, or Avalanches optioned out well into Corvette price territory.

      • 0 avatar
        Krivka

        Yeah, go drop 130k on a Porsche, a REAL Premium dealer. There is a reason they give treat you so well at the shop, they scan your wallet to see your bank account on the way in. This car will destroy any and all so called “premium cars” AND they will actually still be around in ten years. This may be the best car the US has ever produced as a full production vehicle, the Z06 version is for people NOT like you.

  • avatar
    raph

    Screaming deal is the first thing I thought when I heard the price. I eagerly await the 458/Huracan comparos. Although I imagine they will pretty much go the same way as every other corvette vs. exotic comparison.

  • avatar
    skor

    I’m sorry, but the boy-racer styling of this thing is a complete turn off.

  • avatar
    MK

    I usually see a couple of the new C7s on my commute in the morning and there’s one that looks pretty striking in white.
    It’s a weird car, if you focus your eyes on any one thing in a static shot it looks completely overdone (the axial rear view shot, ugh) but seen driving its not bad at all.

    Chevy does a great job on vettes for sure and you’ll see these all over the place. Bad news for people who like “exclusivity” and fanboys of “superior” exotics.

    I need a sports car with a +2 back seat so my choices are somewhat limited but otherwise I’d have no problem picking up a C6 or C7.

  • avatar
    carguy

    I suspect this Z06 is a lot different from the last generation. It’s no longer a car aimed at a few track rats that value lap times uber alles. Based on what I saw of the based C7 it is now much more of an everyday super car – the type you can live with in normal traffic. In that way its soul is more Porsche turbo than track prepped Lotus.

    Its a wise move as it will appeal to a much broader customer base. And I would worry about the track performance – I am pretty sure it will exceed the driving capabilities of 99.99% of weekend racers who will track it.

  • avatar
    ajla

    C5 Z06 and FRC forever.

  • avatar
    cargogh

    Well, it is still 325 lbs lighter than a GTR, which is good. Maybe for additional $30,000 they could have knocked off another 150 lbs.

  • avatar
    reclusive_in_nature

    I applaud GM for offering an auto in a top spec Corvette.

    It’s one thing to be pro manual transmission, but it’s another thing entirely to be an anti automatic transmission snob. For some, it’s bordering on elitist douchebaggery.

    I hate having to be the guy to point this out (to the snobs), but rowing your own gears doesn’t make you special. Being able to do so might make you feel like the race car driver you always wanted to be when you were a kid, but you’re no better than anyone else you’re sharing the road with.

    Nor are you a better or “purer” enthusiast/driver. You don’t often see hypermilers, luxury drivers, drivers with impeccable driving records, offroaders, or any of the many other types of car/truck lovers looking down at others the way some manual enthusiasts do.

    There’s absolutely no logical reason to be against an automatic transmission in a vehicle that also offers a manual. It won’t detract from your perceived superiority because there was none to begin with.

    • 0 avatar
      CJinSD

      What sort of outcome based education has imparted the lowest common denominator with such arrogance?

    • 0 avatar

      It’s one thing to be pro-drive-it-yourself-car, it’s another thing entirely to be anti-self-driving car. . .

      • 0 avatar
        reclusive_in_nature

        Sarcasm and attempt at false equivalence aside, it is.

        You could own a self driving car and still be an auto enthusiast. There’s more to auto enthusiasm than just steering and shifting. Exclusionary douche-ness won’t change that fact.

        • 0 avatar

          I don’t see it as either sarcasm or false equivalence. My statement took yours to the logical extreme.

          In principal, I think people should drive whatever gives them the most of whatever they are looking for in a car. And part of me looks forward to self driving cars–not for myself, but because I’ve known people who can’t drive anymore, and who still want to get around, and in most of our country, it’s hard to do without driving.

          In practice, however, manual transmissions are getting harder and harder to find. I know people who wanted them but who couldn’t find them on the car they wanted. The last time I bought a car, I spent about a G renting a car for a month while I looked for a manual on the car that I wanted.

          I also wish people would drive MT because I think they are less likely to do distracting things like texting if they drive sticks. Automatics are simply less engaging.

          So I teach kids to drive stick. One, out of maybe five who now have cars, actually has a car with a stick. Unfortunately, it’s probably a losing battle.

    • 0 avatar
      petezeiss

      Reclusive,

      I happen to prefer MTs just because I’m old and have had many. I also love the security of engine braking being there if I need it.

      But I like your comments and hope you keep presenting them as a counter-virus to the boy racers.

      • 0 avatar
        reclusive_in_nature

        I wouldn’t want to alienate anyone. We ALL read and comment on this site because we like cars. Anyone who cares enough about vehicles enough to read an auto website shouldn’t have to deal with blowhards that think their preference for driving is superior to all others. They need taken down a peg.

        Personally, I can drive stick, but prefer not to because I’m more of a hedonist that likes to be as comfortable and isolated as possible. I also prefer q-ships/sleepers that are good at going fast in a straight line. That doesn’t make me better than the ricers, boy racers, pickup truck connoisseurs, or anyone else. All the grandstanding the snobs do does nothing but turn off potential future enthusiasts who love cars, but might not enjoy manuals.

        • 0 avatar
          Monty

          reclusive – wish more people thought like this, and not just about cars.

          It took me a looooong time, but I finally learned that not one single other person has the exact same preferences as me. So if somebody wants to roll in a convertible auto Z06, all the power to them.

          I prefer manuals, and always have, not because I think it’s elitist to row your own, I just like the connection with the machine I feel using a stick. Many more people prefer to not be engaged with their car, and you know what? That’s fine with me.

          There’s not enough money in the world to get me to deep dive in a cave, but I’m glad there are people who love doing it; makes my world a little more interesting.

      • 0 avatar
        tekdemon

        You can engine brake in an auto as well and some will automatically do it if you are hard braking. The 2003 Camry I drove would automatically downshift under hard braking.

        • 0 avatar
          05lgt

          My wife’s 04 auto will downshift and engine brake on downgrades after light braking to clue it in that I want to hold speed. It does this with or without cruise control set. The damn thing will even hold a gear through a turn if I’ve been driving for at least an hour. If she’s been doing the recent driving that’s not how it behaves. It’s both endearing and disconcerting.

    • 0 avatar
      cargogh

      As long as the manuals are offered, it is great that automatics are available also. Most of the buyers I know with actual money to buy such a car are either past wanting to shift or are tech savvy enough to argue that it can be done faster automatically. I don’t care. I like shifting. I live in the biblebelt and don’t go to church, but I don’t argue with those that swear by it.
      Not offering one doesn’t seem to have benefited Viper sales. Sell more, have money to invest in making the them even better. I t won’t matter to me for several years until one is fairly used and cheaper. And if along the way, some rich non-driving douche wraps it around a tree, well, it was probably an automatic anyway.

      • 0 avatar
        reclusive_in_nature

        I used to be a Prius hater, until I got a little older and wise enough to love all cars. If nothing else, the cars we DON’T like serve to contrast with the ones we do. I’m glad vehicles and configurations I don’t personally like exist.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          @Reclusive – If it’s a limited production, collector’s edition, like the Boss 302, they should be all manuals. Not just because it gives them extra ‘cred’ on the street and enthusiast circles, but because they’ll sell every one they build, hopefully with a buying frenzy.

          • 0 avatar
            hubcap

            @DenverMike

            I haven’t seen anything that indicated this car would be a limited edition. Just wondering if you’ve seen something that does?

          • 0 avatar
            DenverMike

            @hubcap – Nope. Talking just in general. Like if there was a ZR1 Burgerkingfu€kingring Edition, with 900 hp, limited to say 1,000 copies. Make them all manuals and there will still be a waiting list. If priced right of course.

        • 0 avatar
          VoGo

          +1

    • 0 avatar
      turboprius

      +100,000 to Reclusive.

      I need to pass the Class C test before I can even consider transmissions (failed it this morning. Sorry B&B).

      • 0 avatar
        reclusive_in_nature

        You’ll get it next time!

        • 0 avatar
          turboprius

          Thanks. I have the Georgia Driver’s Manual in a separate tab, and I’m almost done reading it. I’m on the section about license points, which I know nothing about. But this was my first try (birthday was on one of the weekdays this week), so it’s not that big of a deal.

          I started to cry, and basically had to yell at one of the DMV workers so they could tell my dad I failed. I’m going back on Tuesday after school, so hopefully I’ll get it then. :)

    • 0 avatar
      Krivka

      I like your post. Having driven both, I have found some bad manuals and bad autos. 68 GTO had an awesome 4 speed, but you needed to be the Hulk to dive the thing. My 70 Javelin 390 had a POS auto that was good enough for drag racing anything out there. For 80% of people who buy these cars, any slush box auto would be good enough. The autos being made now are far from being a slush box. If a person wants to buy a stick, go for it. It doesn’t make you a better driver or more of an “enthusiast” How many are going to a track?

      • 0 avatar
        golden2husky

        Buy what you like! My beef is not against auto transmissions; it’s when a manual is not offered on a vehicle that should offer one. I chose the stick when I ordered my C7, as do about 40% of new Stingray buyers. No, the problem is when true drivers’ cars eschew manuals for a dual clutch job because it is a few 10ths quicker. Again, ok if a manual is also offered….I find it hard to believe Porsche would not find buyers for a manual 911.

    • 0 avatar
      stuki

      What I really want to see, is this 8 speed regular auto highly enough developed to shift well enough to render those clunkmatic roboraceboytrannies superfluous, at least off track….. Those things, are truly evil, and the bane of all that is good about driving…. :)

  • avatar
    HerrKaLeun

    A sports care heavier than my AWD Honda CRV?

    GM really has outdone itself. Lotus will be jealous….

    This explains why it only can drag-race, but not speed through curves.
    Doesn’t matter since this is a car for rich people before they buy their final Buick or have it in parallel to their Buick. Right before their final car – a hearse.

    • 0 avatar
      Krivka

      You are not too bright, time for bed.

    • 0 avatar
      hubcap

      @HerrKaLeun

      Just wondering if you’re being serious. I’m not sure if my sarcasm meter is tuned correctly?

      • 0 avatar
        HerrKaLeun

        Half-half.

        a sportscar should weigh less than a family hauler. And at that price they could have used some lightweight technologies.

        I realize it has heavier engine, wheels and transmission than a CRV or minivan. But also has much less space. No reason to weigh that much when the cost is high enough to afford aluminum and other material.

        • 0 avatar
          hubcap

          Let me set this down right about here.

          Mercedes SLS AMG-3800#
          Lamborghini Aventador-3490#
          Nissan GT-R-3800#
          Ferrari F12-3800#
          Jaguar F Type-3500#

          Here’s the weights of some typical family haulers. An Accord Sport weighs 3200#. A V.W. Jetta SE 3100#. A Nissan Altima 3300#.

          For comparison’s sake, a Porsche 911 GT3 is 3200#. A Ferrari 458 Italia is 3500# . An Aston Martin V-8 Vantage is 3400#.

          Just something to think about.

  • avatar
    JD23

    I think there is too much hand wringing over a weight that is nearly identical to that of the new M4. Was there a similar outcry regarding that car’s corpulence?

    • 0 avatar
      CJinSD

      That’s because nobody with discerning taste cares about turbocharged poser-mobiles.

      • 0 avatar
        JRobUSC

        as opposed to supercharged ones?

      • 0 avatar
        JD23

        And what vehicle that competes with the Vette would not be considered a poseur-mobile?

        • 0 avatar
          CJinSD

          The previous ZO6s were not cars for poseurs. Driving one requires sacrifices in convenience, luxury, and places demands on one’s attention. The shear number of them seen at track days points to who bought them. It’s not like they were ever common on the road.

          Had GM called this new car a ZR1, I don’t think anyone would have cared except people that paid too much for the last one. This car makes a far better bargain ZR1 than it does a ZO6 successor. The sad thing is that basically the poseurs won. They wanted to wear the ZO6 badges like the real drivers at the track. They just didn’t want to put up with any of the things that made the ZO6 a driver’s car, so they’ll get their ZO6 costume with an automatic and convertible top. Who cares if it weighs as much as a ’79 personal luxury brougham and doesn’t even have a naturally aspirated engine?

          I get it that the point of making cars is to make money. I get it that most people shopping in this price range are malignant narcissists. There’s no point not making cars they can drive while talking about their watches on their phone and trying to get voice recognition to control NAV on their infotainment system at the same time. Sometimes I have to take those freaking calls. The old ZO6 was a car that didn’t appeal to those people but still had a market of hardcore enthusiasts. There were five or more other Corvettes for everyone else. Unfortunately, everyone else wanted the ZO6’s aura of not being a car driven by poseurs. So now the ZO6 is a car for poseurs posing as people that don’t want exactly what poseurs want in a car.

          • 0 avatar
            Monty

            “a car for poseurs posing as people that don’t want exactly what poseurs want in a car.”

            Comment of the day.

            Unfortunately, Corvettes still are fighting the stigma earned 40 years ago.

            Gen 7 is not your father’s Corvette.

          • 0 avatar
            ajla

            Well, in this car’s defense the original Z06 was available as a convertible.

          • 0 avatar
            05lgt

            Until and unless the sales of the automatic make the manual unavailable, I prefer to think of them as amortizing the cost of the “real” Z06. The manual hard top will still dominate it’s price category at a track day, and if it wasn’t being purchased as a douche-mobile last generation sharing the badge with some auto-tranny cars won’t detract from the ownership experience; just the price.

          • 0 avatar
            CJinSD

            There is no hard top anymore. There is a targa and the threat of a convertible. That’s a big part of why the new car is so heavy. The C6 ZO6 and ZR1 combined their aluminum frames with fixed roof panels. The roof panels contributed to the strength of the car, meaning that other areas of the structure didn’t have to be as strong. All C7s have removable or retractable roofs, so they all have to carry frames strong enough for convertibles. Making a ZO6 for people to be seen in means that the ZO6 is no longer a ZO6.

          • 0 avatar
            HerrKaLeun

            Cjinsd: that certainly explains the excessive weight. With no structural roof it will twist on the track.
            Well, it is good enough for the target audience.

          • 0 avatar
            05lgt

            Is there a track where a (stock) C6 Z06 won’t get it’s … transaxle? handed to it by a (stock) C7 Z07? What about after you weld in a cage? Both of these are fast enough that if it were seeing regular track time the cage would be must have to me. (no cage, no 5 point. no 5 point not HANS. No HANS no helmet. No helmet no race. but that’s just my rules.)

          • 0 avatar
            krhodes1

            @Monty

            But 95% of them will still be bought by your (Grand)father.

          • 0 avatar
            shaker

            “So now the ZO6 is a car for poseurs posing as people that don’t want exactly what poseurs want in a car.”

            True, but the Z06, on the other hand…

          • 0 avatar
            JD23

            I see your point. This new Z06 attempting to be more of a cheap 911 Turbo, which also weighs 3500 lb, and not a 911 GT2. Actually, scratch that, because the GT2 now has an automatic. I think Chevy realized that 58 year old plastic surgeons from Naples are more interested in 911s and M4s than Viper ACRs; the track-day masochist with $90k to burn is a smaller and less lucrative demographic than the rich geezer attempting to project the image of vitality.

            On the bright side, Chevy might take a lesson from Porsche and create a “real” Z06 with AC, radio, and navigation removed, weight reduced to 3200 lb through the use of carbon fiber, a NA engine, and a price tag of $110k.

          • 0 avatar
            CJinSD

            JD23,
            Money is money, but the Z06 was well on its way to establishing itself as a car for drivers instead of stereotypical Corvette owners. GM put a stop to that with the C7. I’m sure part of it was because making two different aluminum chassises would have been prohibitively expensive. The new one is heavier than the bones of a C2, C3 or C4. A 7 liter LT1 would have had a hard time moving a C7 as quickly as the LS7 shifted the C6. I get that. There are plenty of Corvette suffixes they could have used for this car.I think they should have saved Z06 for something worthy of the C5 and C6’s heritage.

          • 0 avatar
            golden2husky

            If people actually drove a C7 before making stupid comments there would be a lot less stupid comments. CJ is pretty much on target regarding the Z06. Having to take the track stuff limited the appeal, and the car mostly found it’s target audience. With the auto and ‘vert that all changed. However, the capabilities of a Z51 Stingray, even “base” Vettes offer more performance than is useable in most situations. And I love it for that!

    • 0 avatar
      krhodes1

      An M4 is not a sportscar, has a back seat that will fit adults, and a trunk that holds more than a dufflebag. And it is LIGHTER than the previous generation M3 Coupe.

      • 0 avatar
        JD23

        It may not be a representative sample, but I could count the number of times people that I know with M4s have used the backseat on one hand. It has a backseat because it’s built on the 3-series platform, not because its inclusion is on the must-have list of its target market. The new M4 may be lighter than the previous M3, but even with its carbon fiber roof it is still 3500 lb.

  • avatar
    LBJs Love Child

    Wait a minute… it gained 200 lbs., and there’s no InnerWeb hysteria?

  • avatar
    seanx37

    Can we all admit Corvette doesn’t look that good in yellow? Lime Rock Metalic Green, Laguna Blue, and Cyber Gray Metalic are the way to go.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    It does have the looks, except I wouldn’t want it in yellow.

    The weight, well, GM could of done what Ford did with the supercharged Miami V8. The Miami is a weight reduced Coyote. The supercharged Miami weighs the same as the Coyote.

    I would rather have this than that overkill of a vehicle in the 700 odd horse power Chrysler. I do think this will steer far better.

    Compared to the HSV GTS with the supercharged 6.2 it would be a toss up between them. The HSV comes with a lot of go fast enhancement goodies and if it was to be sold in the US it would probably be cheaper than this……….but the supercharged HSV is a sedan.

    I do know someone would state “how can you talk of the HSV as this in the same breathe”. Well they are both GM performance vehicles.

    This Corvette is a nice car and so it should be.

  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    +1 for the De la Soul reference.

    “Gun control means using both hands in my land”

  • avatar
    geronomo12

    For those that like a Porche killing monster, stick or automatic, make them both. Not every driver is a great stick driver. I have driven many cars on the track and the best time wins. The more people that can drive and enjoy the experience, the better. The automatic availability let’s more people share our love of fast cars.

  • avatar
    jimmyy

    I really like the new Corvette. The base model looks very good. This Z model looks tacky. I never thought a world class vehicle could roll out of Detroit … then came the Corvette.

    My other favorite sports cars are the FRS, the 911, and the Nissan GTR. All four are great vehicles. It would be a tough pick.

  • avatar
    sportyaccordy

    Why dont any of the folks on the internet screaming for raw cars buy them……….

    If anyone wanted a raw NA C7… they would build it

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    geronomo12

    I have a 2002 Z06 with 50k + miles. It’s been bullet proof and as inexpensive to maintain as a Malibu. Nothing new with this much power and advanced technology is going to be anywhere near the price or much lower in weight. I believe it will break into the high 10’s in the 1/4 mile for 90G, optioned up nicely. The interiors on previous models was plain and inexpensive, with no pretensions. These were cars just built to go fast. The interiors on the new ones are really nice. I am a car guy and don’t car about adaptive automatic transmissions, cruise control or navigation but I have plenty of friends that want all the bells and whistles in a super car. Chevy has opened the door to invite them to become Corvette owners as well. After I test drive one, I wonder if I will be able to resist trading up 245 HP, 400 lbs, and about 30G+ in list price. That is a serious power to weight increase that may prove irresistible.

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      tekdemon

      Well they probably want all the bells and whistles because the luxury brands offer it. The 458 Italia might be a super car but it also has a really nice leather interior and super ice cold AC along with fancy electronic toggles for everything. I don’t think you can ask for 90K without at least some attempt at upgrading the interior

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    shaker

    So much for the “Baby Corvette” that I’d hoped they would build (sigh). Still, I’m one terminal cancer diagnosis from buying a used C6, and then a “Run For My Life” of epic stupidity (and fun).

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