: Back from NY with my '09 LPE Black Raven



Busabob
09-12-10, 09:17 PM
Flew to NY a couple of weeks ago and picked up my '09 "all option" A6 Black Raven with the LPE 630 package and drove her back. Pretty impressed so far, here's a few pics.....

In State College PA

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/busabob/CTS-V/CTSVatPSU.jpg

At the museum, have owned three vette's, never been, now there with a caddy. Go figure.....

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/busabob/CTS-V/CTSVatNCM.jpg

In the hotel parking garage in OKC - Bricktown, kinda liked this shot.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y253/busabob/CTS-V/CTSVAmber.jpg

So far here are my impressions compared to my '06 C6Z06 with 540 crank hp

0-60 - Z by a half second

40-120 - I think the V might be faster....:shhh:

140 + - Z by a mile, V starts petering out at 140 with the A6, Z would just be getting out of third, pulled very hard all the way to 170.

Braking - Z, but only because of weight. The brakes in the V are stellar.

Cornering - Z, pretty substantial difference. A 50 mph turn I could take at 100 in the Z I can only take at 80-85 in the V.

Comfort - No question the V. Z was terrible, bad seats and a sweaty ass!!

Amernities - No question the V.

Fit and finish - No question the V.

Am I regretting the move? No. I'm sure there will be times but I drove the Z once a week, I get to drive the V every day!

Bob

hulksdaddy
09-12-10, 09:22 PM
Beautiful car bud! I'm moving from an 08 Z to a '11 CTS-V Coupe.

Busabob
09-12-10, 09:23 PM
One thing about the V and others have said it too. Pictures do it no justice it is a much nicer, agressive looking car in person. A Z would look sinister if you painted it pink!!

Busabob
09-12-10, 09:29 PM
Beautiful car bud! I'm moving from an 08 Z to a '11 CTS-V Coupe.

You're not going to miss those seats!! (ha-ha). Are you getting the recaros with the coupe? Highly recommend them as long as you're not over 250 lbs. I'm 6'2 240 and I'm about as big as you'd want to be with them. Put it this way, I've got the bolsters "all the way out" and I'm snug.... : " )

hulksdaddy
09-12-10, 09:37 PM
You're not going to miss those seats!! (ha-ha). Are you getting the recaros with the coupe? Highly recommend them as long as you're not over 250 lbs. I'm 6'2 240 and I'm about as big as you'd want to be with them. Put it this way, I've got the bolsters "all the way out" and I'm snug.... : " )

Honestly, never had much of an issue with the Z seats. Not great, but not as bad as the car rags say.

And yup, getting the Recaros. 6'1, 230 here, so should have a quarter inch to spare! :D

Here's some pics of my Z

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r103/hulksdaddy/Two%20Vettes/IMG_1285.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r103/hulksdaddy/IMG_2771.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r103/hulksdaddy/IMG_0988.jpg
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r103/hulksdaddy/sighulk.jpg