I am a first time corvette buyer and indeed chevy buyer. My love affair with sport cars goes way back and my interest led me to amateur race in SCCA, IMSA and ICSCC. I drove "A" sedans (Boss 302) and later campaigned a LEGrand D sport racer I constructed. The sleek and beautiful D SR mark 18 was penned by the late Red LEgrand. I was nearing a decision on the Nissan GTR when I saw the C7 Stingray. A few days after placing myself on a dealers list to get a new C7, I saw the ZO6 introduced at the North American Auto Show. Well that did it and my order for a ZO6 is in: G8A velocity yellow, 3LZ kalahari interior, CFV stage ll, Q6U black wheels, J6E yellow calipers, driven through M5U automatic transmission. Thank you all who have taken the time to contribute to the information in this forum. Your indirect advise and copious information has been instrumental in providing much knowledge of the product and my decision making.