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Old 12-08-2001, 07:54 PM   #1
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The 2002 Corvette Z06 has 385 HP and 385 lb-ft of torque. All this for around 48K. What about the regular corvette coupe? How much HP, how much torque, and is it worth is to fork over 8K more for better breaks, bigger tires, and some dieting. Lemme know what you guys think.
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Old 12-09-2001, 12:25 AM   #2
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Z06 is the best corvette ever.
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Old 12-09-2001, 12:30 AM   #3
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I'm interested in the performance differences between the Z06 and the Vette that costs 8K less.
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Old 12-09-2001, 10:21 AM   #4
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The 2002 Z06 has 405hp and 400lb-ft of torque. Because it doesnt have a t-roof, it is very stiff. It has bigger brakes, a better suspension, weighs about 100lbs less than a coupe, and is about .6 seconds faster to 60 (0-60 is in 3.9 seconds, lamborghini territory )

It is also much faster around the road course. It is easily worth the extra money. If you dont need a t-top, then get the Z06.

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Old 12-09-2001, 01:13 PM   #5
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Chris pretty much got it....0-60 in 3.9, 1/4 mile in around 12.3, top speed of 172mph, 1 G of lateral accel, 60-0 in 105 ft...the list goes on Its really an amazing car...I've driven both a normal C5 and a Z06, and you could really feel the difference...the Z06 iis pure performance, while the coupe and convertible are more GT cars. I would say the Z06 is definetly worth it
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Old 12-10-2001, 04:57 PM   #6
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Z06 is nice yo.
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Old 12-11-2001, 08:27 PM   #7
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The ZO6 is roughly the same price (give or take a few hundred) as the Corvette Convertible.

I've had the chance to drive a '02 ZO6 and lemme tell ya, they are AMAZING!
I personally saw a 2002 ZO6 run a 12.9@113.
The 60' was horrible and the car had no traction, but I think with a prepped track, the car is an EASY 12.2-12.3 car. If not lower.
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i've seen a stock 02 Z06 run a 12.2 before:flash:
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12.2 is devilishly fast.
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Old 12-12-2001, 07:31 PM   #10
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yeah, well into Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini territory
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Old 12-12-2001, 07:36 PM   #11
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performance wise, but not interior wise (which is depressing for the caliber of its performance)
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Old 12-13-2001, 02:15 PM   #12
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Yeah, they really should have a better interior, or at least make an Audi interior a $4000 option.
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Old 12-13-2001, 04:35 PM   #13
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0-60 in 3.9 where did u get that from ZO6 goes from 0-60 in 4.4 secs it doesnt even hit the below 4 secs even for 2002
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I have seen one do 3.9 0-60, timed by a G-Tech. Magazines have tested it (well, Car and Driver did 4 flat, and they admitted it could be done faster by the Chevrolet test driver John Heinricy, because he does clutchless up shifts). Also, check the Chevrolet website. Even 2001s did below 4.4, most were near 4.2.
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Old 12-13-2001, 05:05 PM   #15
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Those of you bitching about the ZO6's interior, have you ever SAT in an actual ZO6?
The cars not about LUXURY. It's about PERFORMANCE!
Thats why Chevy made EVERYTHING as light as humanly possible, only offered it in a hardtop model and even neglected to put in the Vette's patented HID system (for the 01 model only, 02 gets it)....
It's not about luxury. Just like the old 427 Vettes of the past, its about going out and being able to beat JUST ABOUT any other car on the road...
And in my opinion, the interior is damn nice for a car like that...

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