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Old 04-26-2018, 08:35 AM
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Sold my 513rwhp C6Z with 12k miles. First thought is C6ZR1>C7Z, but curious what others who sold their C6Z as non-daily get next? C6ZR1, C7 something, GTR, ZL1, Hellcat? My heart is probably set on C6ZR1 but curious about others thoughts.
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Originally Posted by loudblazer View Post
Sold my 513rwhp C6Z with 12k miles. First thought is C6ZR1>C7Z, but curious what others who sold their C6Z as non-daily get next? C6ZR1, C7 something, GTR, ZL1, Hellcat? My heart is probably set on C6ZR1 but curious about others thoughts.
I would go GTR or 997 Turbo if I were in your spot to be honest with probably ending up in the 997 Turbo. The C6 ZR1 to me is just too similar of a car to the C6Z. You clearly are looking for a change and honestly think after eight months in the ZR1 you will find yourself right back into the same spot you are in now.
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I would go GTR or 997 Turbo if I were in your spot to be honest with probably ending up in the 997 Turbo. The C6 ZR1 to me is just too similar of a car to the C6Z. You clearly are looking for a change and honestly think after eight months in the ZR1 you will find yourself right back into the same spot you are in now.

I agree
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Not that I did not like the C6Z, ZR1 was always in the back of my mind. Timing was right to sell and I have some financial stuff to settle in maybe a year then I might be more comfortable getting something nicer. With a quick search, looks like for similar miles, 997 Turbo's are ~30k more than ZR1? Add that to maintenance cost and I could not justify that over ZR1, but I like the idea, thanks.
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Iíve always liked the Audi R8.
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Not that I did not like the C6Z, ZR1 was always in the back of my mind. Timing was right to sell and I have some financial stuff to settle in maybe a year then I might be more comfortable getting something nicer. With a quick search, looks like for similar miles, 997 Turbo's are ~30k more than ZR1? Add that to maintenance cost and I could not justify that over ZR1, but I like the idea, thanks.
You came from a very low mileage Z06 which leads me to believe you will want to find a similar well taken care of ZR1 which should cost you around 62k. I see clean 997 Turbo six speeds out there for 72k. You should hang out on the for sale section of 6speedonline.com. I am really trying to give you a different perspective to debate because the purchase process is always the fun part. I really would like for you to spend some time on researching how damn reliable the 997 Turbos can be which is pretty much solid. If you are not a JDM fanboy then the GTR will get old for you very quickly, so your options are starting to get reduced. I would do a 13-14 GT500 before a Hellcat all day long.
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2010-2013 997 turbo S
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If you are the younger tuner type the GTR might be nice especially with it's track performance. Not to many downsides to the Porsche other than price and space. I'd choose a C7 Z06 I like the power and new level of amenities.
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I would be in a 6th gen camaro Zl1 11LE so fast my head would spin
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I would be in a 6th gen camaro Zl1 11LE so fast my head would spin
Agreed. Gen 6 ZL1 will be my next car this year. I want the 10 speed auto though. I'd choose one over a C7Z which is blasphemous.
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Great choice .

My next Corvette will be a C6 ZR1.
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I would go GTR or 997 Turbo if I were in your spot to be honest with probably ending up in the 997 Turbo. The C6 ZR1 to me is just too similar of a car to the C6Z. You clearly are looking for a change and honestly think after eight months in the ZR1 you will find yourself right back into the same spot you are in now.
I could not respectfully disagree more. I went from a C6 Z06 to a 2012 Centennial ZR1 and could not be happier. The 2 cars are worlds apart. Not to mention I own 1 of only 206 Centennials ever made. All the other cars you mentioned are a dime a dozen.
But hey, to each there own! Everyone should do what makes them happy.
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C6 ZR1 all day long. You can do some light mods and get it to 632rwhp with stock drivability - no brainer. But if you want something other than a Corvette, then go for it. I have a C6 Z06 making 526rwhp and I want to get a C6 ZR1, but I want to add it on. Don't want to part with my Z. To much fun to drive and you have to love the N/A motor. All the new cars will have superchargers or turbos.
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Agreed. Gen 6 ZL1 will be my next car this year. I want the 10 speed auto though. I'd choose one over a C7Z which is blasphemous.

I would like to drive one of these, better choice than the c7z06 for sure. ...i agree
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Agreed. Gen 6 ZL1 will be my next car this year. I want the 10 speed auto though. I'd choose one over a C7Z which is blasphemous.
Well Chevrolet did take the limitation off the Corvette being the pinnacle car. So the Camaro team was able to step their game up
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Originally Posted by NotreOkc View Post
I could not respectfully disagree more. I went from a C6 Z06 to a 2012 Centennial ZR1 and could not be happier. The 2 cars are worlds apart. Not to mention I own 1 of only 206 Centennials ever made. All the other cars you mentioned are a dime a dozen.
But hey, to each there own! Everyone should do what makes them happy.


Completely agree with you ---- the ZR1 stands on its own compared to other C6's. I have a Procharged base C6, have driven Z06's and my ZR1 is worlds apart.
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Originally Posted by NotreOkc View Post
I could not respectfully disagree more. I went from a C6 Z06 to a 2012 Centennial ZR1 and could not be happier. The 2 cars are worlds apart. Not to mention I own 1 of only 206 Centennials ever made. All the other cars you mentioned are a dime a dozen.
But hey, to each there own! Everyone should do what makes them happy.


You own one of my dream cars. Had a 07 C6Z, now own a Centennial C6GS. Now I want a Centennial C6ZR1
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Thanks everyone for responses. 911 just isn't for me. With the vast improvement in the Camaro I can see why it's a good option but styling doesn't quite do it for me. If I get a C6ZR1 it will not be/stay stock so the difference in it and my I had C6Z will be a lot. I'm not a amenities guy but can appreciate them, just not a big thing for me. My daily is my first car, 99 blazer, and plan to drive it til' it dies. I am curious to see what the C6ZR1 market does.
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