MPH Blog - 2006 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6

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  1. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Just picked up the Z06

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    Chevy delivered a Japanese-spec Z06 to us this morning. I'm not sure what makes it Japanese, except for different taillights, side-marker lights, and a radio that doesn't receive any frequency higher than 90.0 FM. The steering wheel is on the normal, left side, not the abnormal, Japanese right. So I'm driving it today for a story in the October issue, and I felt my mind blow itself into tiny little shards.

    It looks like a Corvette, feels like a Corvette, even smells like a Corvette. But the driving experience is closer to sitting atop an ICBM than any Chevrolet. Total cognitive dissonance sets in when you drop the hammer—it's an order of magnitude lighter, tighter, and more direct than the C6. It's almost like a C6 that's had the protective wrapping taken off. This thing gets to 60 in 3.7 seconds, which is faster than almost anything except a Ferrari Enzo. The steering is so tight and telepathic that I simply willed it to my local Taco Bell. And it rides like a Jaguar over Detroit's crap-strewn streets.

    Might be premature to say this here, but what the hell: This is the best domestic car in the history of the domestic car.

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    My ZO6 PIX,

    ZEE OH SEX

    ZEE OH SEX SIDE

    ZEE OH SEX REAR

    ZEE OH SEX CLUSTER

    ZEE OH SEX INSIDE
     
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    Fucking Nice!
     
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    bdunosk Whoops...

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    I need one.
     
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    vettes> all
     
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    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    ZO6 > Ford GT :noes:
     
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    I would definitely kill alot of people for that car.
     
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  12. TriShield

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    It can have squirrels powering the electronics and still rule all. :bowdown:
     
  13. monstermiata

    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    lol.....no

    look that that interior
     
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    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    that center console is as ugly as a f-150
     
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    I looked at them both in person last weekend, inside and out. :o
     
  16. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Apparently they're better than coil springs.
     
  17. Achmiel

    Achmiel Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshi

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    but they're transverse :bigthumb:
     
  18. TimzSI

    TimzSI The man you hate to love.

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    I want to desire this car so much...but I'm just not a Corvette guy. I mean I respect it and think its got the balls of a Rhino, but I don't think I could spend my own money on one. Perhaps I'm wrong, but it ain't *me* per se.

    Still cool though!
     
  19. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    You just blew his mind. He's off to figure out what "transverse" means.
     
  20. ChrisDC2

    ChrisDC2 Smooth

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    That's...one of the few American cars I'd buy....I fucking love that thing
     
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    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    Oh noes! It has leaf springs and an ugly interior!!!

    It CANNOT be a fast sports car then!

    lol @ typical OT comments
     
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    that might be the best domestic ever built :eek3:
     
  23. monstermiata

    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    honestly what do you think of the center console?
     
  24. TriShield

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    You should see it and hear it in person, Jesus. The flared body gives it so much more presence. Le Mans-like exhaust note doesn't hurt either.
     
  25. monstermiata

    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    domestics just cant make a nice interior
     

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