Thought I read in one of the press releases that GM is claiming a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds for the Z06 Convertible. This is the first estimate I have seen from GM. Am I missing something?
It is a lot of toque. I guess that's why the tires are so phat! I do own a AWD performance car now and it does improve traction significantly in real world conditions. I bought it for snow but rarely see that here in North Carolina. However, during rain and other slippery conditions such as loose gravel etc. it is very assuring - especially when pulling out in front of traffic etc. We all have experienced the phenominon of pressing the accelorator too hard and feeling the back wheels break loose in a two wheel performance car.
I doubt Chevy will consider AWD in a Vette based on cost, weight etc. but it does help significantly with traction that becomes a bigger problem as torque levels reach new plateaus.
I keep seeing people speak of AWD versus rear wheel drive having a major advantage, which I can't possibly dispute, however there's a number of other factors that enter into the equation. Yes, the AWD is going to have a huge advantage from a dead stop or zero to twenty because I've seen cars with less torque or AWD put away cars capable of being much quicker over the years. If you can't hook up the tires then all the additional power in the world won't do you any good. This has allot to do with how the Nissan GT-R has been so successful. Even the old souped up VW Bugs had an advantage from stop light to stop light, but REALLY????? I'm driving a Nissan 370Z right now and it's cool and fun to drive and I was planning on holding on to it for awhile, but since seeing my first C-7..... "GAME OVER." And the new Z06 with 0-60 in less than 3.5? IT'S REALLY OVER. Could the new Z06 have even quicker 0-60 times? Perhaps and more probably it would, but regardless, I can't possible think of anything I'd rather have in my price range than a new 2015 Z06. Besides it sounds allot cooler as well. Good old American muscle...At the Bash, Tadge Juechter announced that the Z06 will go 0-to- 60 in under 3.4 seconds.
I'm with you on this! I didn't buy a C7 thinking it's the fastest car on the road, clearly cash can make any car more HP and go fast. I did however buy my C7 because it looks badass, sounds badass and you can't wipe the smile off my face when driving it.I have a Subaru Wrx and a C7. They are both fun cars to drive but there is nothing better then kicking the ass end out on my C7 and burning some rubber. I can not tell you how many times I have pulled up to a light and a car around me is begging me to burn some rubber. I just can't resist it. It is awesome that the C7 still has a manual option and rear wheel drive. Watch a review on Utube of the Nissan Gtr. Everybody says how it is quick but it is so boring to drive because the car does all the work.
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