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Old 08-18-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum. I'm in the market for either a used Z06 or a new Grand Sport convertible. This will be the first vette I've owned in my lifetime and I wanted to know you guy's opinion and experience's on both and hopefully your info will help me make a decision. Thanks!
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These topics tend to go into a ................

They are two very different cars, go to a dealership and test drive both, make your own decision based on your driving habits/abilities. You are going to get several different opinions here and most likely this thread will end up being locked.

Do some research in the Z06 and general sections of the forum, this topis has been brought up several times.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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Good response.
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These topics tend to go into a ................

They are two very different cars, go to a dealership and test drive both, make your own decision based on your driving habits/abilities. You are going to get several different opinions here and most likely this thread will end up being locked.

Do some research in the Z06 and general sections of the forum, this topis has been brought up several times.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:12 PM   #5
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Well to put it simply. 70 horsepower!

If you prefer a ragtop your decision is made... The easiest way to decide is go by your local dealer and drive both.... As I want a removable top the ZO6 is out for me... Decision was easy! Both are GREAT cars and you'll love either one.... Have fun!!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #6
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A few simple questions for you, do you want 505 hp or 430/6, hardtop or removable top or vert, and manual or auto, answer those and you will be able to make your decision, oh no replacemetn for displacement
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Z06 and the GS will drive similar because of the similarities in suspension and the same brakes and tires. The body similarities are obvious. The Z06 has 74 more flywheel HP and the top don't come off. The Z06 is a hundred or so pounds lighter. A stock Z06 will eat up a GS in a straight line, but they are really driver dependent on a track when brute hp is not a real issue.
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This should be good! If you want power than go for the z, the performance is out of this world and it really is almost comparable performance wise to some of the worlds best performance cars. Then again if you want something for every day use and you want to be able to take the top off on a nice day the the GS is the one you want. As for me the second I can justify spending the extra 15k there will be a nice used Z in my driveway.
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This has been discussed many times and there is only one way to answer this...

A Z06 is a pure race inspired car meant to be driven hard. Its a track car that can be driven on the street.

A Grand Sport will get you a more driver friendly car with a softer edge to it.

Both cars are nice. I went with a Z06 because I wanted the no nonsense Vette. Its purely your decision on what you want.
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those are touchy subjects on the forum it seems: the Z06 guys put down the GS as a Z06 wanna-be, and the GS guys say the Z06 isn't worth the money for marginal gains in performance...

but as far as your post... I hate being baked by the sun, I never liked convertibles, so to me the Z06 would be the obvious choice.

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or get the GS supercharge it and blow the doors off the Z with your top removed
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or get the GS supercharge it and blow the doors off the Z with your top removed
yes but that's not one of the choices...
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lol, i thought i would try
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Interesting topic... I don't think it's ever been discussed here before.. oh wait I seem to recall ....
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Interesting topic... I don't think it's ever been discussed here before.. oh wait I seem to recall ....


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Was ZR1 a choice?...
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With all of the, "These topics usually go wrong" posts, I think we will be able to avoid another locked thread.

The two cars in question, despite both being Corvettes, are extremely different. As most have said, the best way to make the decision is to drive both of them for yourself. Whichever one you enjoy driving the best is the one for you.
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...........no replacemetn for displacement
Really? Let me try............measly 6.2 Liter LS9?
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Really? Let me try............measly 6.2 Liter LS9?
don't forget that Stage 3 LIngenfelter

750hp baby!

I'm only at 650


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