Z06 vs. Grand Sport - Corvette Forum

Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory
Search

C6 Corvette General Discussion
General C6 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
PFYC

Z06 vs. Grand Sport

Closed Thread
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
T-Sho
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Z06 vs. Grand Sport

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!
T-Sho is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
C6GrandSport10
CF Senior Member
 
C6GrandSport10's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 470
Location: Wheaton IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
C6GrandSport10 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
Torchsport
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '15-'16
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Torchsport's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,475
Location: Cold Hell, Minnesota...for now
Thanked 83 Times in 42 Posts
Default

Hang on bud! Its gonna be a wild ride!
Torchsport is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #4
dvilin
CF Senior Member
 
dvilin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2007
Posts: 31,735
Location: Rochester New York
Thanked 182 Times in 150 Posts
Default

Good response.
Quote:
Originally Posted by C6GrandSport10 View Post
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.
dvilin is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:12 PM   #5
topper7788
CF Senior Member
 
topper7788's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 518
Location: Boynton Beach FL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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!!!!
topper7788 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #6
peter pan
Life Time NCM #2196
Support Corvetteforum!
 
peter pan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2004
Posts: 75,329
Location: Converse TX
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

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
peter pan is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #7
johnodrake
Moderator
Support Corvetteforum!
 
johnodrake's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2002
Posts: 34,404
Location: Bradenton FL
Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
Johnodrake @CdrDrake johnodrake
Default

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.
__________________

Vita contin git. Vive com eo!

60th Anniversary 427 CE - Bone Stock.

MSM '06 415ci LS3 510rwhp, RPS, DeWitts, Pfadt Coilovers, MGW. Full 2012 GS body and interior conversion C6Z Exhaust
Leather by DSV Powdercoating by Mike

DD 2015 Infiniti QX 70S
Wifes DD 2013 Lexus GS350
Spring Mountain x5
Gone now but not forgotten:
'89 Coupe Z51, FX3, MN6
Sebring Silver '97 LPE SC
Mille Miglia Red '73 L82 Coupe
Daytona Yellow '70 L46 Coupe
johnodrake is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #8
brooklync5
CF Senior Member
 
brooklync5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,190
Location: brooklyn ny
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Monster1234
Send a message via AIM to brooklync5
Default

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.
brooklync5 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #9
NJLS708
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
NJLS708's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,223
Location: Paramus NJ
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
NJLS708 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:15 PM   #10
NYC6
CF Senior Member
 
NYC6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2006
Posts: 20,385
Location: Long Island New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

ls7
NYC6 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:19 PM   #11
ohmy
CF Senior Member
 
ohmy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,485
Location: Central NJ
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.

Last edited by ohmy; 08-18-2011 at 03:22 PM.
ohmy is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #12
C6GrandSport10
CF Senior Member
 
C6GrandSport10's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 470
Location: Wheaton IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

or get the GS supercharge it and blow the doors off the Z with your top removed
C6GrandSport10 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #13
ohmy
CF Senior Member
 
ohmy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,485
Location: Central NJ
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by C6GrandSport10 View Post
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...
ohmy is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #14
C6GrandSport10
CF Senior Member
 
C6GrandSport10's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 470
Location: Wheaton IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

lol, i thought i would try
C6GrandSport10 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #15
FrankTank
CF Senior Member
CI 7-8-9-11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '06-'10, '13
 
FrankTank's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2004
Posts: 13,891
Location: Schaumburg IL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Interesting topic... I don't think it's ever been discussed here before.. oh wait I seem to recall ....
FrankTank is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #16
Raazor
2015 Poster of the Year
St. Jude Donor '08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13x3- '14-'15-'16
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Raazor's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Posts: 54,675
Location: Home again, home again, jiggity jig :) :)
Thanked 336 Times in 188 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankTank View Post
Interesting topic... I don't think it's ever been discussed here before.. oh wait I seem to recall ....


Raazor is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
3LZZ06
_"SCOTT"_
Support Corvetteforum!
 
3LZZ06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,762
Location: South Florida
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Was ZR1 a choice?...
3LZZ06 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #18
redvette77
CF Senior Member
 
redvette77's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,614
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
silverado2009 ThoughtsOfGing redvette77
Send a message via MSN to redvette77 Send a message via Skype™ to redvette77
Default

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.
redvette77 is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 05:25 PM   #19
Racer
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
St. Jude Donor '11
 
Racer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Posts: 24,796
Location: Calgary/ San Jose del Cabo
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by peter pan View Post
...........no replacemetn for displacement
Really? Let me try............measly 6.2 Liter LS9?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Racer is offline  
Old 08-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #20
Raazor
2015 Poster of the Year
St. Jude Donor '08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13x3- '14-'15-'16
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Raazor's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2008
Posts: 54,675
Location: Home again, home again, jiggity jig :) :)
Thanked 336 Times in 188 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Racer View Post
Really? Let me try............measly 6.2 Liter LS9?
don't forget that Stage 3 LIngenfelter

750hp baby!

I'm only at 650


Raazor is offline  
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C6 Corvette, 2005 - 2013 > C6 Corvette General Discussion
Reload this Page Z06 vs. Grand Sport
 
 
 
Closed Thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand sport Z06 rear spoiler yellowzron C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 0 08-14-2015 04:07 PM
Grand Sport/Z06 Bridgestones: How Long Did Yours Last? JimmyLee C6 Corvette General Discussion 13 03-11-2015 06:21 PM
WTB: OEM Competition grey Z06 or Grand Sport wheels JShort C6 Parts for Sale/Wanted 14 10-06-2014 01:00 PM
Grand sport vs. Z06 Richie Fazio C6 Corvette General Discussion 1 05-31-2011 10:52 AM
Grand Sport Z06 Comparison GTAP C6 Corvette General Discussion 67 10-15-2010 05:45 PM


Tags
2011, buy, corvette, corvetteforum, decision, forum, grand, grandsport, sport, trunk, vette, vs, vx, z06, zo6

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:56 AM.