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Old 01-02-2018, 12:39 PM
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I dont plan on tracking the car. Mainly daily driver and occasional "Spirited" street driving when waze and my escort 360 give me the permission to do so. Should be I concerned about overheating and is there anything I can do to avoid it? I see ads on this site for some special radiators. Im buying the 10 year/100k mile zero deductible warranty for the car so I dont want to do anything to void the warranty.
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Absolutely not. Post some pics!

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Absolutely not. Post some pics!
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The over heating stuff is way out of hand!

When new owners are asking this about the new Corvette Z06 they are street driving.
Ridiculous is first word coming to mind.
Answer is no worries unless your going to the track with your A8
and pounding the car while in drive while on a 90 degree plus day.

A/c is on and one foot on the gas and the other foot on the brake! Trying to set a record.
So if would you would NOT consider that type of driving you will be ok!

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No. It's a Supercharged car meant to be driven. Even GM recommended the M7 for the track. The track is the only place you may have an issue IF you could drive hard enough.
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Originally Posted by desibaba View Post
I dont plan on tracking the car. Mainly daily driver and occasional "Spirited" street driving when waze and my escort 360 give me the permission to do so. Should be I concerned about overheating and is there anything I can do to avoid it? I see ads on this site for some special radiators. Im buying the 10 year/100k mile zero deductible warranty for the car so I dont want to do anything to void the warranty.
I can also say: no, you're not going to overheat on the street. If you're concerned or just want to increase your cooling capacity - take a look at Dewitts larger engine and intercooler radiators. They are drop-ins and won't void your warranties.

Glad to see you bought one of Tommy Jr.'s cars. Have fun with it!

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I drive my 2017 Z06 A8 very hard on the street, highway and 1/4 mile drags, bone stock and never had any problems. As others said, you will not overheat on the street. In my opinion the Z06 is an awesome car on the street without issues. I heard about all the overheating prior to purchasing my car and still purchased the Z06 as it suits my needs. Spirited driving will not have any impact on the car. Congrats on your car!!

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You will have no problem with over heating. The BS you have seen has come about due to a small number of people over heating their cars on track and then complaining loudly enough the story gets confused over a period of time.

Street and spirited driving don't run the car hard enough to get close to overheating. Spirited driving on the street is far below the limits the car can run at when it is on a track where every other car is going the same direction, there isn't any cross traffic, trees, pedestrians or hidden objects on the road around the next corner. As an instructor I have instructed many novice drivers who say they are experienced spirited drivers but once on track and after I get them used to using the complete track surface instead of staying on the right side I have to keep saying gas, gas, gas to keep their speed up.

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Glad to see you bought one of Tommy Jr.'s cars. Have fun with it!

Who is tommy junior?
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You're good to go. Enjoy the car!
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Who is tommy junior?
MacMulkin Chevrolet partner/owner.

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Originally Posted by desibaba View Post
I dont plan on tracking the car. Mainly daily driver and occasional "Spirited" street driving when waze and my escort 360 give me the permission to do so. Should be I concerned about overheating and is there anything I can do to avoid it? I see ads on this site for some special radiators. Im buying the 10 year/100k mile zero deductible warranty for the car so I dont want to do anything to void the warranty.
Dude, you're good to go...don't worry about it in the least.
And you don't need extra radiators or anything like that.
Go out and enjoy your new toy.
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You will have no problem with over heating. The BS you have seen has come about due to a small number of people over heating their cars on track and then complaining loudly enough the story gets confused over a period of time.

Street and spirited driving don't run the car hard enough to get close to overheating. Spirited driving on the street is far below the limits the car can run at when it is on a track where every other car is going the same direction, there isn't any cross traffic, trees, pedestrians or hidden objects on the road around the next corner. As an instructor I have instructed many novice drivers who say they are experienced spirited drivers but once on track and after I get them used to using the complete track surface instead of staying on the right side I have to keep saying gas, gas, gas to keep their speed up.

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Small number of people???? Hmmmmm all this time I thought you pushed your car hard on the track????? Just kidding Bill. I never overheated until last year when I was pushing very hard on the track on a hot day. It does happen!!!

But to the OP you will be 100% fine.
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I wouldn't worry about overheating.

I was at Spring Mountain last month, none of the Auto Z06's overheated.

For street driving, should not be an issue.
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I dont plan on tracking the car. Mainly daily driver and occasional "Spirited" street driving when waze and my escort 360 give me the permission to do so. Should be I concerned about overheating and is there anything I can do to avoid it? I see ads on this site for some special radiators. Im buying the 10 year/100k mile zero deductible warranty for the car so I dont want to do anything to void the warranty.
I have a 17 zo6 a8 and live in Las Vegas. I have driven my car in 115 degree temps in bumper to bumper traffic with the air on and the highest temp recorded on my car was 220. now my prior 16 c7 base c7 ran cooler at about 210 So the zo6 does run a little hotter
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...overheating on the street???




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Small number of people???? Hmmmmm all this time I thought you pushed your car hard on the track????? Just kidding Bill. I never overheated until last year when I was pushing very hard on the track on a hot day. It does happen!!!

But to the OP you will be 100% fine.
Yes, a small number of people. I didn't say they didn't have a problem. I just said the group isn't very large compared to the number of track dogs that haven't had problems.

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nice car!
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nope, congrats on the car !
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