From Road and Track – March 16, 2008:
In terms of best bang for the buck, the Chevrolet Corvette has long been the king of the hill. And with the high-performance Z06, it ruled the valleys, shores and flatlands as well. But has the time come for America’s sports car to give up its throne?
No doubt, the Corvette’s credentials are impressive: Producing 505 naturally aspirated bhp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque from its 7.0-liter V-8, the svelte Chevy packed the strongest punch of the group, while being the lightest on its feet, tipping the scales at a lean 3350 lb. It kept pace with the others to 60 mph, and then managed to set the fastest trap speed at the quarter-mile mark (123.7 mph), besting the 911 Turbo by 2.5 mph and the GT-R by 7.2. This just goes to show that although the Corvette couldn’t get off the line as quickly as its awd competitors, once it got going, nothing here could touch it.
“I’ll take a normally aspirated engine over a turbo any day, at least when it’s this good. The Z06’s engine has crazy power all the time, at any rpm, in any gear. And the sounds…come on, it’s an American V-8, need I say more? It’s the kind of power you can truly call ‘neck-snapping,'” Monticello said.
- 3LZ Premium Equipment Group
- Limited Production Custom Factory Leather Wrapped Interior in Linen
- Bose Audio System with Enhanced Acoustic Package
- Power Telescoping Wheel
- Heated Seats
- Memory Package
- Universal Home Remote
- Luggage Shade and Parcel Net
- Steering Wheel Controls
- XM Radio
- Painted Silver Alloy Wheels
- Xenon Headlights
- Heads Up Display