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Old 01-02-2001, 03:35 AM   #1
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I say the 550. The ZO6 has great speed but even though it can compair with $200,000 cars it still doesn't give you the exotic feel; it's more of a bargin though.
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Old 01-13-2001, 02:43 PM   #2
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Talking I'd give the nod to the Z06

In the most recent Road and Track, they did a comparo of paired sports cars from Chevy, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Honda. The fastest car on the road course was the Ferrari 360 Modena, the second fastest was the Corvette Z06, and third was the Ferrari 550 Maranello. Since this road course pretty much measures all aspects of a car's performance together, it is a good measure of a car's overall worth as a sports car. And the Z06 is supposedly very plush and luxurious inside.
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Old 01-17-2001, 04:28 AM   #3
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Give and Take

Z06 = No power accesories.
550 = Power Everything!!!

The 550 is a nicely furnished car and the Z06 as much as I love it is stripped down. 60 pounds taken due to new tires etc... I have never got to sit in a Z06. I have sat in a 550 "Enzo can vouch on that one, infact I gave up a ride in it cause I know he would appreciate it 10 fold then I would. And I love that damn car but..." The Z06 gets to 60 in 4.0 the 550 in 4.7 and the 360 in 4.3... These are all awesome beautiful pieces of artwork but you do get more shelling out the 180,000 more for the 550. And plus its a Ferrari. Duh, thats all I really should of wrote....
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OK

OK I said it... Two are Ferraris not a Chevy... Do I need to say anything else....
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Old 01-18-2001, 01:03 AM   #5
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HA HA, too right. The thing about a Corvette is that though it is a nice American car, it is still an American car. Hence the term "exotic," which weighs very favorably among those holding the large bank books. And I have a rare occasions been treated to see why first-hand. Ferraris are the real deal when it comes to top dollar feel, look, sound, comfort, and of course performance.

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Old 01-25-2001, 12:55 PM   #6
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Ferrari.

"Nobody does rip and snort like Ferrari".

But, am I biased at all?
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Old 02-03-2001, 01:04 AM   #7
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Re: Give and Take

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Z06 = No power accesories.
550 = Power Everything!!!

The 550 is a nicely furnished car and the Z06 as much as I love it is stripped down. 60 pounds taken due to new tires etc... I have never got to sit in a Z06...
The Z06 no power accessories?? Seat memory package, seat heating, HUD(available next year), Bose Stereo System, Dual Climate AC, cruise, power windows, power locks, illuminated mirrors, and cup holders. Does the 550 have cup-holders? Suprisingly, the Z06 is very luxerious(sp?) on the inside.

All of this said the Ferrari is also an extremely nice car. Still, I think I will go with the Z06, and also add on a Viper, Mustang Cobra R, a few mods, and I will still not meet the price of the Ferrari. On the other hand, if money were no object, I would take the Ferrari hands down. Like you said, after all, it is a Ferrari.
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Old 02-06-2001, 10:49 PM   #8
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I would have to say Z06 Because I like American cars the ferrari is nice but waaaaaaaaaaay over priced and waywaywaywayway over rated.
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Agreed on the price, but not on the rating. The 550 truly is one of the greatest cars in history. It's fast, fast, fast, and gorgeous! It's incredible. Everything about it just screams "speed". It's sound is almost orgasmic, and it's seats are completely comfortable. I take the 550...even with the massive price tag.
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Old 02-07-2001, 08:47 AM   #10
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IMO, there's no comparing the two cars in any real sense. Without taking anything away from the truly excellent Corvette, look up the term "sports car" in any dictionary and it should say "see Ferrari". No greater reason has ever been given to man to blow 200k than the Prancing Horse, 'nuff said.
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Old 02-11-2001, 12:10 PM   #11
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Don't forget the Corvette name has been around for almost as long as Ferraris and probably heard as much. It's a special car in every way, that's why it's worthy enough to be compared to a Ferrari. Having said that I'd a take a Z06. If I had to choose I'd take the 360 enjoy it for a while and then give it up. It is a Ferrari!
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I'll take the Z06, because its a Chevy.

I prefer the looks, the name and the engine sound.
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Old 02-11-2001, 04:11 PM   #13
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If I was given a choice, I would take the Ferrari but if I am spending my own money, I would take the Z06. It is really hard to compare these two because there is such a big difference in price. The Ferrari is a true exotic supercar where the Z06 is a sports car.
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Old 02-11-2001, 05:04 PM   #14
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If the price is included, Z06. Without price, 550 Maranello. Simply talking about cars the Maranello is an exotic Italian supercar that turns heads 100 %. The Z06 is one great American sports car, but the only reason I would choose the Z06 in this comparo is the price.
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Old 02-11-2001, 06:25 PM   #15
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Ferrari without a doubt!!

You guys are missing one HUGE point here, the 550 is a GT car, it isn't all about superspeed, plus it weighs like 700 pounds more than the Z06

plus IMO the Z06 looks like ass
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