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Old 01-05-2019, 05:57 PM
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I seem to read daily about someone saying that the Z06 and ZR1 is just for bragging rights. This seems to come from base car owners as well as GS owners. Why the jealousy? These same people will brag that they own a C7 to a mustang owner. Since when is 460 HP the perfect amount of power for anyone?
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I know exactly how much power is enough...

answer: A little bit more!

I love big HP cars, and this thread makes me miss my ZL1 1LE a little LOL....
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It's just the way of the car world. I'm a more mature guy (re: old), and it's been that way for as long as I can remember. Remember what Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor says, "MORE POWER".
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
It's just the way of the car world. I'm a more mature guy (re: old), and it's been that way for as long as I can remember. Remember what Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor says, "MORE POWER".
LOL. Yes loved that show.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:27 PM
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I know exactly how much power is enough...

answer: A little bit more!

I love big HP cars, and this thread makes me miss my ZL1 1LE a little LOL....
I understand. My neighbor has one. Pretty sweet ride. I wish my Z06 came with the seats in his car. They are bad ***.
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Cant have enough HP!... Funny though I wonder as most members on this site are over 65 and do "they" use such power and where (or is it an ego thing)? Like I said can't have enough HP, but can you please drive in the right lane if you don't use that power?

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Old 01-05-2019, 06:35 PM
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460hp is way too much power on the street TBH. On the track it's a whole different thing.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:40 PM
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I must have missed the threads where posters are ranting about too much power. What's best; 455, 460, 650, 755 HP, no absolute answer? Like so many things, totally up to individual preference. Personally, handling, breaking, management of HP (regardless of quantity) thus overall driving experience is most important to me. Good discussion topic.
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I totally regret buying a 460 HP rig. I should have bought the Z06. My son has a Z06. He left it with me for two months and told me to drive it. I did to the tune of about 2,500 miles. Now I want to throw rocks at my Stingray. It's not just the HP. The torque feels so good. And another thing. You can pass other cars significantly faster with that extra 190 HP. A lot safer.

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I totally regret buying a 460 HP rig. I should have bought the Z06. My son has a Z06. He left it with me for two months and told me to drive it. I did to the tune of about 2,500 miles. Now I want to throw rocks at my Stingray. It's not just the HP. The torque feels so good. And another thing. You can pass other cars significantly faster with that extra 190 HP. A lot safer.
This is what I tell people all the time. The GS is a great track car. However on the street a Z06 leaves it behind quickly. My previous M3 hung with the LT1 C7 Cars. The LT4 and LT5 are a different animal.
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This is what I tell people all the time. The GS is a great track car. However on the street a Z06 leaves it behind quickly. My previous M3 hung with the LT1 C7 Cars. The LT4 and LT5 are a different animal.
I have a GS and am perfectly happy with the amount of HP. It exceeds 95% of the cars on the road.
So, the Z06 may leave me "behind quickly", but I'll leave most others on the street behind. Doesn't bother me in the least. Not everyone needs or can or should handle 650 hp.

It's what makes the world go round, don't ya think? Now let's all join hands and sing Kumbaya.
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If my budget had allowed, I would have loved a Z!!!
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Originally Posted by joemessman View Post
I totally regret buying a 460 HP rig. I should have bought the Z06. My son has a Z06. He left it with me for two months and told me to drive it. I did to the tune of about 2,500 miles. Now I want to throw rocks at my Stingray. It's not just the HP. The torque feels so good. And another thing. You can pass other cars significantly faster with that extra 190 HP. A lot safer.
No doubt faster passing is a possibility but not sure of safety. If you adhere to the corollary that "speed doesn't kill; the difference in speed kills" then this is probably not true.
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nancy-boys cant handle HP
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Originally Posted by joemessman View Post
I totally regret buying a 460 HP rig. I should have bought the Z06. My son has a Z06. He left it with me for two months and told me to drive it. I did to the tune of about 2,500 miles. Now I want to throw rocks at my Stingray. It's not just the HP. The torque feels so good. And another thing. You can pass other cars significantly faster with that extra 190 HP. A lot safer.
just go buy a ''C8'',in the next month or two
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just go buy a ''C8'',in the next month or two
Uhhhhh no
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Where are all these rants about too much power?
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I missed the post(s) that complain about too much power
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Originally Posted by saleen556 View Post
I seem to read daily about someone saying that the Z06 and ZR1 is just for bragging rights. This seems to come from base car owners as well as GS owners. Why the jealousy? These same people will brag that they own a C7 to a mustang owner. Since when is 460 HP the perfect amount of power for anyone?
It would be hard to argue that the ZO6 & ZR1 doesn't give a wide berth of bragging rights to it's owners. Brag away!! More POWER to 'em!! LOL! No one ever stated that the C7s have "too much power." What I recall reading from numerous members/owners of C7s is that; "you can't use ALL the power they have on-the-streets." Power, is in the hands of the driver. What you do with "all that power," - is all up to you.



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