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Old 01-03-2014, 11:45 AM   #43
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I'll take the $55,000 Stingray over the $75,000 Z/28 anyday...
Could you imagine putting $25,000 in mods on a Stingray what kind of beast you would have then?
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #44
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I'll take the $55,000 Stingray over the $75,000 Z/28 anyday...
Could you imagine putting $25,000 in mods on a Stingray what kind of beast you would have then?
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #45
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People saying the z28 is faster than a z06 or zr1? Since when? The times are way better for a z06 and zr1. A base z51 c7 for $54800 with a tire of the same tread wear rating will probably be quicker than a z28 for $18k less (figure $2k for tires). You can get a brand new 2013 z06 for $65k or less, add some even better brakes and tires and be much much faster with a/c stereo etc.

Hell, put a zl1 on the same type of tires as a z28 and see what happens.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #46
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People saying the z28 is faster than a z06 or zr1? Since when? The times are way better for a z06 and zr1. A base z51 c7 for $54800 with a tire of the same tread wear rating will probably be quicker than a z28 for $18k less (figure $2k for tires). You can get a brand new 2013 z06 for $65k or less, add some even better brakes and tires and be much much faster with a/c stereo etc.

Hell, put a zl1 on the same type of tires as a z28 and see what happens.
ZR1 ring time was something like 7:18
Z07 ring time was something like 7:22

i am pretty sure those are both GM times so with that - the Z/28 will never be a ZR1 or Z07.

I also think a regualr Z06 with the Z07 package was 8k more. So 85kish MSRP

At 75k cant see the attraction to the Z/28 unless you are a Z/28 / Camaro guy.
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #47
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85k MSRP but you can get them for $20k off sticker right now.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:10 AM   #48
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I can't believe some of responses in here, does GM make some kind of Z/28 Cool Aid? If so give me some, I want to think it's a better track car than a Z07.
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:13 AM   #49
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Nearly 1.1 G Z/28 versus the 1.0G Stingray. Nobody's saying the Stingray is bad at the track; but you're going to feel that difference in grip in a big way. Stingray is a very track-oriented street car, much like the 1LE or ZL1...but the Z/28 is a track car made legal for public roadways....
The z/28 is on Trofeo Rs. Switch tires on a z51 C7 (which you will be doing after two or three track days anyway) and we'll see how that grip stacks up.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:03 AM   #50
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I can't believe some of responses in here, does GM make some kind of Z/28 Cool Aid? If so give me some, I want to think it's a better track car than a Z07.
There's something about being able to track the same car that you and two or three friends could pile into for a night out afterward.

Getting that car to go faster around a track than it's appearance from a distance suggests just makes it better. If you're driving a Corvette, speed and low road course lap times are expected. In a Camaro or Mustang, not so much, which can only add to the satisfaction.

Those old enough to remember the time when Camaros, Mustangs, 'Cudas battled it out in under-5L Trans-Am and BMW's, Datsun 510's, and Alfa-Romeos fought for the under-2L title are perhaps more likely to understand.


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Old 01-05-2014, 09:39 AM   #51
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All you say is right on the mark, but i have never liked the corvette, its a 2 seat car and the camaro is a 2+2 car, for me this car is more then a car its history, going back to a time when US cars where king of the hill, names that changed the car world.


To some who say its over priced i dont agree,There are lots of new parts, that costs a lot to R&D, when you add all the time spent, and add that to the car, you see how they came to the price.

This is a ones in a life time car, after the 5th gen is done there is only the units made, so get it now or........ :(
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #52
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All you say is right on the mark, but i have never liked the corvette, its a 2 seat car and the camaro is a 2+2 car, for me this car is more then a car its history, going back to a time when US cars where king of the hill, names that changed the car world.


To some who say its over priced i dont agree,There are lots of new parts, that costs a lot to R&D, when you add all the time spent, and add that to the car, you see how they came to the price.

This is a ones in a life time car, after the 5th gen is done there is only the units made, so get it now or........ :(
Well I have always had a thing for both Camaros and Corvettes. I fell in love with the Vette the first time I saw a 63 Split Window. Same with the Camaro when I saw my first 67 Camaro SS. But in both there were years when I could care less about either one, they lost a lot of their raw styling and muscularity that I loved... Then in 2006 I saw the Camaro Concept... I fell in love with the Camaro again... Now the C7 Stingray brings me back to 1963 again, it's a good time to be a Camaro or Corvette lover. We have more choices now than ever.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:46 PM   #53
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We do, and i know its a lot at $75, but if i was going to order a C7 it has to be a Z06 and we know a 3LT is over $65K with the Z51, so dont you think a Z06 will be at $80K+
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We do, and i know its a lot at $75, but if i was going to order a C7 it has to be a Z06 and we know a 3LT is over $65K with the Z51, so dont you think a Z06 will be at $80K+
Well I expect the C7 Z06 to have the performance to beat the C6 ZR1, that being said I wouldn't doubt it will be in the $95K to $100K range.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:22 AM   #55
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We do, and i know its a lot at $75, but if i was going to order a C7 it has to be a Z06 and we know a 3LT is over $65K with the Z51, so dont you think a Z06 will be at $80K+
While that is true, Im sure a lot of people who can afford 75K on a car that is gonna be a toy could swing the extra for a Vette
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:37 PM   #56
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Corvette hands down.

It qualifies for multiple classes.
there's a reason they make Hoosier R6 road race tires. Put them on both the and see who is faster. Everyone wants to quote this lap time and that lap time. What happens when a C6 ZO6 shows up with a set of hoosiers on? And those hoosiers don't cost $3k to replace like the trofeos or whatever.
Corvette will do the same thing lap after lap. That's what they are made to do.
I see the new Z much like the C4 ZR1. Double the price, great performance but in 10 years when we are into the 7th gen Camaro the 5th gen Z will be showing up for half price on dealer lots.

For 75k I'd buy an SS and a track car.

Those are MY reasons why I wouldn't buy a new Z over a vette.

Reasons I would buy a new Z over a vette are: (IF I were very wealthy, which I'm not)So I could say I have one.
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