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Old 12-12-2017, 05:25 PM   #1  
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Was chit chatting with a co-worker and he's not sure if it falls into that status.

My take, the Z06 is an entry level supercar. Do you guys agree?

Few examples:

Entry level supercars
C7 Z06/ZR1
Dodge Viper
Nissan GTR
Audi R8 V8/V10
Mercedes AMG GTR
Porsche GT3/Turbo S
Acura NSX


Supercars

Huracan
Aventador
458 Italia
488 GTB
GT2 RS
Mclaren 570s
Ford GT
Carerra GT

Hypercars
Bugatti
LaFerrari
Koenisegg
Venom GT
Pagani
Mclaren P1
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It does everything they do as well or better and it costs around 1/3 and is just as or more reliable than they are. Probably fills the Super Car bill better than they do.

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Was chit chatting with a co-worker and he's not sure if it falls into that status.

My take, the Z06 is an entry level supercar. Do you guys agree?

Few examples:

Entry level supercars
C7 Z06/ZR1
Dodge Viper
Nissan GTR
Audi R8 V8/V10
Mercedes AMG GTR
Porsche GT3/Turbo S
Acura NSX


Supercars

Huracan
Aventador
458 Italia
488 GTB
GT2 RS
Mclaren 570s
Ford GT
Carerra GT

Hypercars
Bugatti
LaFerrari
Koenisegg
Venom GT
Pagani
Mclaren P1
I've never really thought about "entry level" supercars, but would have to say your list hits the nail on the head. I agree that every car you have listed is not a supercar. Not because of performance, but they just don't have that supercar look or appeal. Not that they don't look incredible, but they lack something special that makes a supercar, a supercar.
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Was chit chatting with a co-worker and he's not sure if it falls into that status.

My take, the Z06 is an entry level supercar. Do you guys agree?

Few examples:

Entry level supercars
C7 Z06/ZR1
Dodge Viper
Nissan GTR
Audi R8 V8/V10
Mercedes AMG GTR
Porsche GT3/Turbo S
Acura NSX


Supercars

Huracan
Aventador
458 Italia
488 GTB
GT2 RS
Mclaren 570s
Ford GT
Carerra GT

Hypercars
Bugatti
LaFerrari
Koenisegg
Venom GT
Pagani
Mclaren P1


Spot on Man. Excellent job with that one.
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Agree completely with listings and classifications provided. OP has hit the nail on the head.
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Take all the names off and set your rankings based strictly on performance.
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Yes of course it is!!!!!
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Unfortunately for the Z06, it did not fair well in several track tests by various mainstream car magazines, and reviewers. From overheating to poor automatic transmission performance. It was a car that was either on or off. And that is sad, because it is such a great looking car with a great engine.

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Unfortunately for the Z06, it did not fair well in a several track tests by various mainstream car magazines, and reviewers. From overheating to poor automatic transmission performance. It was a car that was either on or off. And that is sad, because it is such a great looking car with a great engine.
2017,2018 M7 are track worthy and I have the A8 version that is not as capable as the M7 on the track. I also drink Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 KOOLAID!
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If I took of the names and go by numbers, the Z06 will be in the Supercar category easily and will be the cheapest among all the cars.

Such a bargain for the exotic looks and performance (Overheating aside).
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2017,2018 M7 are track worthy and I have the A8 version that is not as capable as the M7 on the track. I also drink Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 KOOLAID!
I am glad to hear the good news.
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SUPERCAR!
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I've never really classified vettes as supercars in the past, but with the performance the C7Z offers, I think it qualifies now.

I'd classify those far exceeding Z06 performance as hypercars. Like the Devel 16 and Laferrari, etc.

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Absolutely qualifies as a supercar, people that say it’s not, are just mad that it does everything, they consider to be a supercar, at a much less price. Too many make the mistake of basing a supercar on price a lone.
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Absolutely qualifies as a supercar, people that say itís not, are just mad that it does everything, they consider to be a supercar, at a much less price. Too many make the mistake of basing a supercar on price a lone.
Why would I be mad? I own one? So, nope, that's not right.
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Define supercar...how about we just call them all over priced toys...then they are all the same
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Unfortunately for the Z06, it did not fair well in several track tests by various mainstream car magazines, and reviewers. From overheating to poor automatic transmission performance. It was a car that was either on or off. And that is sad, because it is such a great looking car with a great engine.
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2017,2018 M7 are track worthy and I have the A8 version that is not as capable as the M7 on the track. I also drink Chevrolet Corvette C7 Z06 KOOLAID!
15 and 16 M7 versions are track worthy as well. Mine is a 15 and gets around the track quite well, setting personal best lap times for me and running for full sessions. I can last about 20 minutes at a time on track and the car isn't even panting hard at that time. If somebody has a 15/16 M7 and have come close to overheating they can likely eliminate the possibility by adding the GMPP Secondary Radiator which IS covered by the GM warranty.

By the way the car also had some very good magazine tests. The main image problem the has is because people enlarged overheating issues beyond what they actually were. As I have mentioned in other threads over the last two seasons when I have been at the track with other Z06 owners I have never encountered a single one that had an overheating problem.

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Why would I be mad? I own one? So, nope, that's not right.
Obviously your definition of a supercar is different then mine. Maybe you arenít mad but Iíve met several so called supercar owners that hate on the vette because it out performs their high dollar version of a supercar. So I may not be right about you but Iím right about others.
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C7 Z06 A8, 0-60 in 2.95, 1/4 mile in 10.95
C7 Z06 M7, 0-60 in 3.2, 1/4 mile in 11.2, 1:25 @ Big Willow, 7:13 @ the ring

Motor Trend does test the Z06 alot and too bad they don't test on a prep surface (thus only 11.3/11.4 1/4 for the M7) as well as testing an A8 for a faster time.

The amount of cars that it beat all for a price of $80k MSRP, I would feel like **** too if I paid $200k+ and can't match or beat it lol

Then again, it's me, my mentality and how I think..

Z06 is just AWESOME for the price and no one can deny that whether you love or hate the car.
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If the definition of a supercar is solely based on performance then by all means the ZO6 should be in the club. Even at stock levels it would pound on the R8. with the mods on my ZO6 there is no comparison. However I think there is something cool about a V10 mid engine car, AWD. I bought this for my cruiser. As a kid I always wanted a Lambo or a Ferrari . This Audi is the closest to that that fits the budget. I do like the Audi uniqueness. Whether it is due to being unpopular or whatever it is cool to drive a car and not see another just like it. The Audi certainly seems more refined. Lots of Carbon Fiber, exposed engine, etc. The ZO6 is a beast. I will be taking it out later today and it will get my adrenaline pumping for sure. I think it is very hard to do direct comparisons on any of these cars discussed other than performance #s. They all have their strong points and some draw backs. I guess the main thing is when you take your ride to the store do you look back at it as you are walking away. I do on both of these cars every time. If you are not looking back you bough the wrong car. I do wish the Audi R8 would have made this guys supercar list. LOL
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