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Old 07-06-2003, 11:14 PM   #16
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What is it that makes the later ZR-1s heavier?
I believe the redesign of the interior added a few pounds, as well as adding the traction control system. It was a minimal weight gain (or so I've heard), but enough to cost a tenth or so.

About the startups...yes, it's true, and they did fire her soon, but only after a few of the cars had already been delivered...the damage was already done then
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:28 PM   #17
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zr1 vs zo6 ? hmmm id go for the zr1 every day just my opinion tho
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Old 10-22-2003, 08:47 AM   #18
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i would have to say id take the z06 there are alot of reasons why, dont get me wrong cuz i love vettes no matter what the year is. i have a c5 which is virtuall the same thing except for the seats and the rear intake for break cooling and somthing like 30 more hoursepower. id have to say iv hit some pretty high speeds in that car and hit some corners pretty fast and the car performance wise has never fumbled.
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:36 AM   #19
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I'll have to go with the Z06 on this one to. I think the mere fact that it was produced over half a decade later than the ZR-1 gives it an advantage to newer technology. Although I think it would be a hell of a thrill to drive a 32valve vette that revs to 7000! Well sh*t, I would love to drive em both. I love all Vettes.
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Old 10-26-2003, 01:16 PM   #20
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Re: Z06 vs Z-R1

the origional corvette beast is the lingenfelter zl1!
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Old 11-13-2003, 11:47 AM   #21
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Re: Z06 vs Z-R1

the corvette z06 reaches top speeds of over 200mph.
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Old 11-18-2003, 07:10 PM   #22
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well here we go back to arguing about tuner corvettes. i think its a common talk in every forum and thread!!!
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Old 12-05-2003, 01:36 AM   #23
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Re: Z06 vs Z-R1

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The ZR-1 is the original beast... Many people don't know what a ZR-1 is, but those that do give it a lot of respect. You might even say the ZR-1 is a legend
Well said. Before the Viper, there was only the ZR-1 - America's greatest street machine. And you're right, when do you ever see a ZR-1 anymore? The Z-06's are everywhere!

Say, have you ever seen a black LT5? Most of those engines were silver with black lettering - but I saw one up at the cottage back in the day that was black with the "CORVETTE" and "32-VALVE" in red lettering. Looked wicked.

Those valve covers in general were massive eh! One thing I hate about the new LS1/LS6 mills are those butt ugly valve covers - they so damn ugly, that they took what began as plastic fuel rail covers in the C4 and extended them over to cover up the entire engine! Damn they ugly.
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Re: Z06 vs Z-R1

On the older cars you could install a set of anodized valve covers, a polished intake and various billet parts. Seems like now the cool setup is to replace the plastic cover w/a carbon fibre shell. Besides, there are so many harnesses, lines and tubes covering the new engines, it is useless to try to dress em up. Maybe the shells do serve a good purpose---TEX---
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Old 12-06-2003, 12:56 AM   #25
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Re: Z06 vs Z-R1

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He means no other stock:


Taken from Motor Trend Web Site:

Fastest Tuner Corvette MT Has Tested
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering built a twin-turbo C5 that ran 226 mph on Transportation Research Center of Ohio's 7.5-mile high-bank oval test track-- accomplished using street radial tires and pump gas.

Fastest Corvette
Jim Epler's Easy Care-sponsored C5 Corvette blew past the finish line at 311.27 mph during the 1999 NHRA Gatornationals.

But other wise he would be correct:

Fastest Stock Corvette
As part of a top-speed test (August 1993, page 37), we tested a '93 Corvette ZR-1 (C4) to 181 mph, and a few years later we pushed a '99 Corvette Z-51 (C5) with an LS-1 V-8 to 173.6 mph (July 1999, page 40). We haven't had the opportunity to top-end a new 405-horse Z06, but stay tuned.
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