Our little item from last week's issue, which described the juicy details of the next generation C6 Corvette lit up the Corvette forums and message boards, apparently, so we thought we'd add some more fuel to the fire. First of all, Corvette aficionados have no idea how much better the new Corvette is. It's a significant step forward in literally every worthwhile measure - performance, handling, fit, finish, structural integrity, quality and overall "feel." And it looks far better in person than the San Francisco spy photos would indicate. The new car has a more taut look because of its overall shorter length, but it also has an improved road "presence" to go along with it. And the 400HP standard horsepower figure was arrived at purposely - so as not to turn off current ZO6 owners. As for the upcoming high-performance ZO6 version of the new C6, there is wild speculation on the Corvette forums that it will feature extensive use of carbon fiber body work - and that is just not true. The horsepower figure for the next ZO6 (500HP) is dead accurate, and the price range (around $60,000) is etched in stone, but the carbon fiber body work will be reserved for the rumored "Super Corvette" - code named "Blue Devil" - the 625HP monster Corvette that is designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Carrera GT, the Mercedes-Benz SLR and the Ford GT - all for a target price of around $100,000. This is not only great news for Corvette enthusiasts, it says volumes about what's going on at GM right now. They've finally taken the gloves off and appear to be committed to building the finest high-performance cars that they know how to build - and they're doing it virtually across their entire divisional lineup. They've certainly had the capability for years - now they finally seem to be intent on living up to it.