Would You Trade Your C7 Corvette Stingray for a C7 Z06?
While the Z06 is getting most of the headlines these days, it seems plenty of people are plenty happy with their 2014/15 Stingrays, so much so that they don’t feel compelled to trade up.
That’s certainly the sense one gets while perusing this thread started by Corvette Forum member Old Buckeye. In the post, the apparent Ohio State fan asks the following:
Just curious of how many would consider trading in their 14/15 C7 Z51 for a Z06 after demand calms down on the Z06 and a reasonable deal could be reached? Which is the biggest factor for you- the styling or the additional horsepower that makes you desire a Z06?
Interestingly enough, most folks agreed with Old Buckeye that the Z06 wasn’t exactly beckoning.
Like many, 1SG_Ret doesn’t need 650 horsies:
Quite happy with my 1LT 2015. Plenty of car for me.
But apparently 650hp ain’t quite enough for 1rusty1:
Only if they can get it too 800 hp
For others, like LIE2ME, it’s more of a design issue:
I really like the Z06 but I just can’t get used to that big honking spoiler. Looks like a ricer to me…
For Ernest_T, it comes down to a price issue, not just for the Z06, but for the cost of insuring it:
Probably not, besides the higher price, I don’t think Id want to pay insurance on a 650-hp car. You gotta draw the line somewhere.
For Motohead279, a possible mid-engine future is getting in the way:
I had considered it but if I trade up I’m going to trade up it’s going to be for the new mid engine car they are working on. While I know a lot of people don’t believe it’s coming, I have a feeling it’s going to be released in the next few years. And since it’s going to be very limited, I actually already put a deposit on one so that if I decide to I am guaranteed to be in line early. *insert jokes here*
Of course, as RJ111 shows us, not everyone avoided the Z06:
I traded my 14 Z51 on A Z06. I wanted to supercharge my car, and wanted wider wheels and tires. I also like the wider rear fenders. So for the money it was going to cost to mod my 14, trading on the Z06 made more sense.
I ordered a stage 1 car, so I didn’t get the big spoiler, side skirts, and big front splitter. I think the stage 1 does have a cleaner look to it. I thought about adding the aero on later, but I think I will leave it like it is.
I really liked my 14 Z51 car, but man, I love the Z06. The torque is incredible, even under 4k rpm’s. I can’t wait to get it broke in, and really see what it will do.
So where do you stand? Let us know in the forums.