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Old 06-04-2015, 12:37 PM
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If you don't track it, the car should not have an issue unless there is something mechanically wrong with it. I have been stuck in traffic for hours (temp reading 113 on screen) and I did not have any issues.
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[QUOTE=-HAIRBALL-;1589769989]If you don't track it, the car should not have an issue unless there is something mechanically wrong with it. I have been stuck in traffic for hours (temp reading 113 on screen) and I did not have any issues.

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If you don't track it, the car should not have an issue unless there is something mechanically wrong with it. I have been stuck in traffic for hours (temp reading 113 on screen) and I did not have any issues.

Thank you!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:49 PM
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If you don't track, it'll be a non-issue.

Even if you do track it, unless you are driver good enough to push it hard in higher ambient temps it likely won't be an issue, particularly with the M7 version (interestingly much of the hand wringing you'll see on this forum about heat issues on track come from people that don't track their cars, track only a handful of times a year so it's practically a non-issue, or frankly aren't good enough to work the rig that hard anyway).

And the guys who do have the skill and are taking the time to push the rigs hard enough to have heat issues will ultimately do us all a favor and daylight what needs remedied and how to remedy it (which I'm confident will happen).
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:12 PM
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If you don't track, it'll be a non-issue.

Even if you do track it, unless you are driver good enough to push it hard in higher ambient temps it likely won't be an issue, particularly with the M7 version (interestingly much of the hand wringing you'll see on this forum about heat issues on track come from people that don't track their cars, track only a handful of times a year so it's practically a non-issue, or frankly aren't good enough to work the rig that hard anyway).

And the guys who do have the skill and are taking the time to push the rigs hard enough to have heat issues will ultimately do us all a favor and daylight what needs remedied and how to remedy it (which I'm confident will happen).
Yes, I agree! I won't be driving it that hard and I think I will be fine!!
Thanks for the advice!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:23 PM
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Everyone has their own flavor in cars. I personally feel the new Porsche with 20 inch wheels are too fragile. I love 996 and 997 gt cars. After driving many different cars on track now and owning RUF/Porsche, I just prefer front engine rear wheel drive cars. I know my friends that own porsche try to convince me to buy the same because of reliability. I see their point. The new cars just aren't for me. I do plan on adding a 997.2 RS to the stable one day
I agree that the 997.2 will stand the test of time. A standard GT3 or a Carrera GTS would be my choice.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:29 PM
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I own both a 911 and the Z06. Nothing against my Z06 but this is a bad *** ride.

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According to R&T July issue, the Singer 4.0 is as fast 0-60 as the Z06 and faster around Willow Springs than a 458.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirk1450 View Post
Hey everyone, I am new to the forum but I have a 2015 Z51 and am thinking about trading up for a 2016 ZO6, but I am concerned about overheating issues I've been hearing about!
I don't plan to track the car, so I wanted to get advice and opinion!

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Good question OP. Was wondering this myself living in Houston and driving these Houston freeways daily. At times, it can take an hour to move about 10 miles or so in bumper to bumper traffic on these freeways. And after reading about some of you owners having coolant spew out due to overheating, I had this question in my head as well. Thanks for asking it.
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There is one guy on here with a faulty car of some sort with overheating problems in normal driving. His car needs fixed.

Nothing you do not on track will come anywhere near the load put on the cars on an actual track. If you aren't tracking and never will, don't even waste any time worrying about it. If you're a track rat, then yes, it is something you need to consider, because based on your specific track, you may end up needing to do things to mitigate the temps.
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There is one guy on here with a faulty car of some sort with overheating problems in normal driving. His car needs fixed.

Nothing you do not on track will come anywhere near the load put on the cars on an actual track. If you aren't tracking and never will, don't even waste any time worrying about it. If you're a track rat, then yes, it is something you need to consider, because based on your specific track, you may end up needing to do things to mitigate the temps.
Thanks, this helps me a lot!!
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I signed up to drive the Z06 (non-Z07 package) along with 8 other cars around the track at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. I was very surprised on how my opinion changed (from liking cars based on looks/magazine stats.). I thought I would like the Lamborghini's and GTR better. I never though that the Scuderia would be my absolute favorite. I also never thought that I would like the 911 Turbo as much as I did - it was a blast! Finally, though I like the Z06, I always felt like it was going to spin out. It definitely would take me awhile to gain confidence in the Z06. My advice is to drive them, then make your decision/argument. Here is my list from favorite to least:
1 - Ferrari 430 Scuderia
2 - Porsche Turbo 991
3 - Ferrari 458 Italia
4 - Corvette Z06
5 - Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
6 - Porsche GT3 991
7 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage
8 - Nissan GT-R
9 - Lamborghini Gallardo lp550-2

Which one would I buy? Let's just say that I have eBay notifications for numbers 1,2, and 4 when it comes time to replace my 14 Stingray convertible.
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Old 06-05-2015, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by euson2 View Post
I own both a 911 and the Z06. Nothing against my Z06 but this is a bad *** ride.
That is an incredible car in a beautiful blue. Can you please let me know the exact color, and the Porsche color code?

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Old 06-05-2015, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by euson2 View Post
According to R&T July issue, the Singer 4.0 is as fast 0-60 as the Z06 and faster around Willow Springs than a 458.


I have always liked the Singer renditions and if I had that type of large coins for a new one spec'd to my liking, then my order would be like the one below. I'd also add a Mechatronik AMG in the stable... but still have the C7Z in the garage of course.

in Fashion Gray please...






and a W111 coupe with the M156 6.3 AMG too please...



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Old 06-05-2015, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by euson2 View Post
I own both a 911 and the Z06. Nothing against my Z06 but this is a bad *** ride.

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wait...WTF..is that a LEATHER LINED (quilted no less!) ENGINE BAY??
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my ZR1 and 991 GT3


Porsche is a keeper
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As someone who has owned 5 Porsche's and sold my 2011 Twin Turbo S, my view is as follows.

The "facia" is the same in all Porsche's. As a result every time I buy a new one and get into the drivers seat, I don't "feel" like I am in a new car, which detracts from the experience.

The left hand key remains as a tradition from the days when drivers ran to their cars and started the engines (the left side made it easier to start the car quickly), but is a pain in the rear compared to keyless starts.

The Porsche Turbo S is a rocket ship, given four wheel drive and even the slightest mods to increase power. However, it is not engaging, but simply a car that you press the throttle and whooom, you feel like you are in an elevator whose cables broke. This is its redeeming feature, but inadequate for those who want to be "engaged" in the driving experience.

The PDK transmission is superior to the Z06 but still has some shifting quirks, a bit jerky sometimes and not always choosing the correct gear (but not frequent and not usually disruptive)

The exhaust "note" on the Porsche TS is pathetic and even with a Tubi exhaust, barely provides a sound worth mentioning.

Overall, the Porsche is a technological masterpiece without a soul. It is purposeful and "cold", designed to achieve specific objectives. You cannot fault the workmanship or heritage, but , say compared to a Ferrari, it lacks that "visceral feel" that is almost indescribable but differentiates excitement from the mundane. IMO , the Z06 provides more engagement, and at least has an exhaust note worth mentioning. Best
Sounds like you were ready for a change after having 5 Porsches, just as I was ready for a Porsche after having three Corvettes. With my Porsche 997.2 GTS cab, I'd have to say that I disagree with much of what you've said here, especially the line - "Porsche is a technological masterpiece without a soul". That sentiment almost makes me wonder if you've owned any Porsches whatsoever?
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Sounds like you were ready for a change after having 5 Porsches, just as I was ready for a Porsche after having three Corvettes. With my Porsche 997.2 GTS cab, I'd have to say that I disagree with much of what you've said here, especially the line - "Porsche is a technological masterpiece without a soul". That sentiment almost makes me wonder if you've owned any Porsches whatsoever?
I don't know about Porsches, but he does own a few Ferraris. Be careful about insulting other people without knowing who they are in real life...
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Has anyone heard of any overheating problems with the new ZO6 C-7 ??? I have a friend that is having some of those issues....
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