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    Record setting Corvette Zo6.

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=927354

    As far as anyone involved knows, it's the highest horsepower SBC on stock internals ever. Detuned street version is 575whp. Best run, with smaller injectors than were ideal was 606whp.
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    woah, powerful

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    My driver's ed teacher has a stock 04 Z06, he claims that it can beat challenge ferrari 360's, porsches, and bmw's, on the race track of course. Its quite a car.
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    That's one powerful Vette

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    My driver's ed teacher has a stock 04 Z06, he claims that it can beat challenge ferrari 360's, porsches, and bmw's, on the race track of course. Its quite a car.
    I love it
    The driver makes the difference.
    But not usually THAT much.
    Good on him if he can, but if so, what's he doing teaching driver ed ?
    :cough: BS :cough: ?
    See http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/powerlaps/ .. he's bloody good if he can make up 4-8 seconds a lap with only his driving skills. he shoudl apply to race in IRL/F1
    :cough: BS :cough:
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    he's been racing for years mainly scca and nhra, he was a teacher at a highschool, so he had to teach drivers ed, retired and now does it on his own. I'm going racing with him this weekend at Lime Rock, I'll get some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnynumfiv
    he's been racing for years mainly scca and nhra, he was a teacher at a highschool, so he had to teach drivers ed, retired and now does it on his own. I'm going racing with him this weekend at Lime Rock, I'll get some pics.
    wow, i take back most of what I said.
    Sounds an experienced driver.
    Still it's hard to see it be stock 'vette versus stock porsche ( or it's an old OLD 911 - or even a 914 ( ducks expecting missile from Egg-Nog ) and NO WAY the 360 unless the owner if IT was some lardy-arsed company exec with a play-thing

    Maybe just a little bit of "talking up".
    Like mates son who beat an Exige in his second race at the weekend. Pretty good for an XR2 ( the Exige wasn't pulling worth anything, clearly had engine problems but kept going ) But I bet it made for great conversation in work yesterday for him
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    nice car, and that guy must have skill johnny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    See http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/powerlaps/ .. he's bloody good if he can make up 4-8 seconds a lap with only his driving skills.
    '04 Z06 has never been tested on Top Gear's track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    I love it
    The driver makes the difference.
    But not usually THAT much.
    Good on him if he can, but if so, what's he doing teaching driver ed ?
    :cough: BS :cough: ?
    See http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/powerlaps/ .. he's bloody good if he can make up 4-8 seconds a lap with only his driving skills. he shoudl apply to race in IRL/F1
    :cough: BS :cough:
    Yeah, shows what you know
    That was the C6 with MSRC, not the perfomance Z51. And even with the perfomance Z51 suspension package (which improves not only handling, but acceleration, and braking) the Z06 is still faster... I would be surprised at all to see the Z06 take a 360 challange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicks
    Yeah, shows what you know
    True, I dont' know all the details of the performance tungin and parts to imparove stock.
    Same is true for the 360 tho

    I wasn't aware that the TG time wasn't the latest 'vette.
    Are you saying the 2005 model is 8 seconds a lap faster ??????
    That woudl be bloody impressive and kudos to Chevrolet if they do.

    So which one was it R&T tested when they put out THS rank??
    1. Ferrari 360 Modena
    2. Lotus Elise
    3. Porsche 911 Turbo
    4. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
    5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    All I do know for sure was their top 5 most exciting to drive for new 2005 cars was
    1. Porsche Carrera GT
    2. Dodge Viper SRT-10
    3. Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster
    4. Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
    5. Lotus Elise

    Now I'm not a great advocate of R&T on their comparison as any articles I've read tend not to have pushed the handling that severly and focus on the "ride comfort" side of things.

    but willing to hear a clarification and further insight, Slicks.......
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    your first list includes a vette from 01-02 which ran with 385 hp and a diff suspension, you second list doesn't include the Zo6 as it is not an 05 model, which was a requirement for that list. There is no doubt in my mind that a 405hp from factory corvette with ultralight parts and a race ready suspension, which is what the zo6 was, could handle the ferraris with a good driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubasteve87
    your first list includes a vette from 01-02 which ran with 385 hp and a diff suspension, you second list doesn't include the Zo6 as it is not an 05 model, which was a requirement for that list. There is no doubt in my mind that a 405hp from factory corvette with ultralight parts and a race ready suspension, which is what the zo6 was, could handle the ferraris with a good driver
    Thanks.
    20bhp up, so theyll need to lose a LOT of weight to make a difference.
    Guess we'll ahve to wait and see.
    TG started again, so hopefull the Stig will get one on track soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    So which one was it R&T tested when they put out THS rank??
    1. Ferrari 360 Modena
    2. Lotus Elise
    3. Porsche 911 Turbo
    4. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII
    5. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
    That was the order in subjective ranking. Had nothing to do with which car was fastest on the track. The combined segment times were:
    1. Ferrari 360 Modena (20.672s)
    2. Z06 (20.802)
    3. Turbo (21.191)
    4. Elise (21.200)
    5. Evo (21.208)

    And that wasn't even measured over the entire lap, just over two cornering segments. Judging by the Z06's entry and exit speeds, it was the fastest among the group on the straights. Not surprising, as the 385-hp Z06 has beaten the 360 Modena and Porsche Turbo on previous occasions.

    And that was the '02 Z06 tested by R&T. The '04s have better shocks, same ones used on the Commemorative Edition Z06, which has lapped Gingerman Raceway in 1:33's. About the same as C&D managed with the 360CS (1:34.19). Any difference between these two comes down to the driver IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guibo
    That was the order in subjective ranking. Had nothing to do with which car was fastest on the track. The combined segment times were:.....
    And that was the '02 Z06 tested by R&T. The '04s have better shocks, same ones used on the Commemorative Edition Z06, which has lapped Gingerman Raceway in 1:33's. About the same as C&D managed with the 360CS (1:34.19). Any difference between these two comes down to the driver IMO.
    Thanks for the info, Guibo.
    Clarified it and soem real numbers.
    I agree with your last comment for sure.
    So it shoudl be good to see what the Stig manages
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