: Z06 is completely insane. 11.7@125mph!!!



CVP33
11-02-05, 08:34 PM
http://videos.streetfire.net/Player.aspx?fileid=B26AC90C-0B38-4FC6-873E-5C4DE59C6BA9&p=0

b4z
11-02-05, 08:49 PM
Car and Driver pullled a 3.4sec. 0-60 time in the Z06!

CVP33
11-02-05, 08:50 PM
Sweet geezus man!

Luna.
11-02-05, 09:02 PM
I saw that.

The driver seemed to do a fairly good job of shifting as well.

Now the question is how long will it take for Dodge to make more HP out of the Viper.

Despite what the vette guys say, the old adage holds true: there is no replacement for displacement and the Viper is king there. :)

Joey'sVee
11-02-05, 09:03 PM
From what I understand 0-60 is all in 1st gear!

CVP33
11-02-05, 09:06 PM
The new Viper Coupe was handled by the Z06 in all magazine tests. I do agree though, that there is much more potential with 10 cylinders and 8.277 liters than with 8 cylinders and 7.0 liters. With no active stability control etc. on the Viper the Z06 will be everyman's car. That is if everyman has $72,000 bucks laying around. :histeric:

crowan
11-02-05, 09:27 PM
That article was breathtaking. To be able to get that much performance at that price is just staggering! And the car has more gorgeous curves than Catherine Zeta-Jones.

When I sold my '05 Z06, I thought I had reached the point where I no longer wanted to haul my ample ass into and out of a low slung sports car. I may have to start my Atkins diet.

CR

Dreamin
11-02-05, 09:57 PM
There was a Z06 for '05? :hmm:

crowan
11-02-05, 09:58 PM
There was a Z06 for '05? :hmm:

Typo. '04. my bad

SpeedyArizona
11-02-05, 10:00 PM
When I sold my '05 Z06

There was no 2005 Z06, and the new '06 one is hardly on the market yet.


Typo. '04. my bad

Ok

DWK
11-02-05, 10:38 PM
And the car has more gorgeous curves than Catherine Zeta-Jones.
CR

Negative. The Z06 is just a car. ANY of us, given the choice, would choose Catherine! Ya' gotta have your priorities.

CVP33
11-02-05, 10:38 PM
There are 14 Z06's in my area. I checked several other zipcodes and found results between 11 and 25. My guess would be about 200 available nationwide right now. That is if you're willing to pay a premium. And I'm not.

EXTREME_SRT8
11-02-05, 10:45 PM
Negative. The Z06 is just a car. ANY of us, given the choice, would choose Catherine! Ya' gotta have your priorities.

lol....iiiii don't know bout you...but i'd take the car anyday!!! :D

crowan
11-02-05, 10:51 PM
Negative. The Z06 is just a car. ANY of us, given the choice, would choose Catherine! Ya' gotta have your priorities.

Unfortunately, Catherine doesn't come with an extended warranty and the maintenance/upkeep costs must be HUGE!

On the bright side, with Catherine, there is definitely no rear end problem.:thumbsup:

CR

SpeedyArizona
11-02-05, 10:52 PM
lol....iiiii don't know bout you...but i'd take the car anyday!!!

I second that one, I'd much rather have a Z06 than Cathy. I mean which classified add looks better:

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Used, only driven 14,000 miles though, manual stick-shift not automatic, gently used no dings or dents, GREAT rear end, rides like the day I married her!

Corvette Z06- Brand new, manual tranny, V8 engine, top speed is near 200 mph

I don't know about you all, but a used Zeta-Jones vs a new Z06, the Z06 gets my vote!

CVP33
11-02-05, 11:16 PM
I second that one, I'd much rather have a Z06 than Cathy. I mean which classified add looks better:

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Used, only driven 14,000 miles though, manual stick-shift not automatic, gently used no dings or dents, GREAT rear end, rides like the day I married her!

Corvette Z06- Brand new, manual tranny, V8 engine, top speed is near 200 mph

I don't know about you all, but a used Zeta-Jones vs a new Z06, the Z06 gets my vote!

You forgot to mention in your classified ad that the Zeta may need a new tranny as second feels sloppy. :histeric: :histeric: Oh no he didn't. Ah, yes he did! :thumbsup:

wildwhl
11-02-05, 11:27 PM
Hell, CVP, I thought that was 3rd that was sloppy :nono:

Florian
11-02-05, 11:34 PM
I thought GM dumped the Zeta platform??? I would anyways....for the Z


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DeVillish
11-02-05, 11:57 PM
You forgot to mention in your classified ad that the Zeta may need a new tranny as second feels sloppy. :histeric: :histeric: Oh no he didn't. Ah, yes he did! :thumbsup:
wow! see what happens when we let the V guys out of there forum cage? :tisk:

davesdeville
11-03-05, 04:04 AM
Meh, I only need 550hp n/a plus a 300 shot to keep up with one in the 75. Totally do-able.

NIK
11-03-05, 01:32 PM
Unfortunately, Catherine doesn't come with an extended warranty and the maintenance/upkeep costs must be HUGE!

On the bright side, with Catherine, there is definitely no rear end problem.:thumbsup:

CR

YET!

PAW 47
11-03-05, 02:40 PM
I'd still take a Viper over a Z06.

10secvette
11-03-05, 03:05 PM
If only the guy driving the Z could launch it. 125 mph is a low low 11 second pass..... stock.

lawfive
11-03-05, 07:34 PM
Before you decide, remember that we don't really have any good comparison data on what kind of performance Catherine Zeta-Jones is capable of. Some old dude is driving her...

DeVillish
11-03-05, 07:51 PM
old guys always have the hot rides...and the never run them as hard as they could go....

turbojimmy
11-03-05, 07:57 PM
If only the guy driving the Z could launch it. 125 mph is a low low 11 second pass..... stock.

There's definitely a 10-sec pass in there if the rear can put up with a low 1.6xx 60' time.

The bar has been raised - now I gotta wring more MPH outta my little V6.

Jim

Stoneage_Caddy
11-03-05, 11:23 PM
too bad no one is trying to unload one of the stock block buick indy motors on e bay

davesdeville
11-04-05, 06:09 AM
10s is really pushing it for a stock motor at least without drag radials. Too optimistic.

turbojimmy
11-04-05, 07:18 AM
too bad no one is trying to unload one of the stock block buick indy motors on e bay

They're around - you just have to know where to look. And have a bunch of money. There's lots of guys going 125 on the stock '109' Buick block, though. There's a 120+ MPH pass in my setup, I just need to fix my torque converter (it's not locking). 125 is a bit of a stretch though. I'd need better heads which are pricey.


10s is really pushing it for a stock motor at least without drag radials. Too optimistic.

That goes without saying. You're not going to get a low 1.6xx 60' on stock rubber. DRs would do it. Although I am curious about what they 60' on stock rubber. 11.7 @ 125 shows that they're spinning off the line, but they do get to 60 in 3.4 seconds so they're hooking up at least a little.

Jim

humtake
11-04-05, 08:49 AM
i really wanted to like the new corvette, but i cant get over how the designers stole the viper front end. originality wins me over, and for a car company to make a front end that looks like a replica of another car is just wrong and it shouldnt have been allowed. for that, i lost all respect for corvettes.

Randy_W
11-04-05, 08:57 AM
i really wanted to like the new corvette, but i cant get over how the designers stole the viper front end. originality wins me over, and for a car company to make a front end that looks like a replica of another car is just wrong and it shouldnt have been allowed. for that, i lost all respect for corvettes.

So then I guess you must really hate the Viper coupe, since it's a virtual modern copy of a Cobra Daytona Coupe??
The Vette Z06 has it's own style and it will blow the doors off the Viper!;)

SpeedyArizona
11-04-05, 12:35 PM
So then I guess you must really hate the Viper coupe, since it's a virtual modern copy of a Cobra Daytona Coupe??
The Vette Z06 has it's own style and it will blow the doors off the Viper!

Very true, even though the Viper has a V10, the Z06 'Vette is definetly more aerodynamic and lighter than the Viper. If I was in the market for a near $80,000 sports car:histeric: , the Z06 would get my vote!

Spyder
11-04-05, 07:10 PM
Hehehe...definately the car over the girl...

Spyder
11-04-05, 07:11 PM
uh oh...:D :D :D I just realized I wouldn't fit in the car...I'll keep my mouth shut about the other one...

DeVillish
11-04-05, 07:13 PM
I want a Viper GTS, bad, the Z06 is faster yeah but i love the look of the Vipers

Spyder
11-04-05, 07:18 PM
Yea, I'd score a Viper any day over the ZO6...mopar guy and all...I just always liked them...I'll never forget the "Viper Days" event at Thunderhill Raceway when I worked out there...about 80 vipers all running around the track for an entire weekend...was frickin awesome, and I was the flagman on turn 11...I miss the good 'ol days...

DeVillish
11-04-05, 08:57 PM
well...this is really OT but how "in progress" is your Challenger?

MacKiNBacK
11-04-05, 09:19 PM
I just wanted to point out with the new Vette... Theres more room in there than you think. I got to test drive one at the Chicago Auto Show In Motion and me being 6'3" I had quite a bit of head room and I wasent all cramped up. Any taller and I think legs would be a bit cramped.

MacK

P.S. Driving it was awesome. Think I got it up to 65 (closed course though).

Spyder
11-05-05, 06:13 AM
Yeeeaaaaa...I'd definatly still be looking down on you at 6'3...I've still got 9 inches on you, eh...As for the Challenger, I've redone the floor and the dash, and have a new bad-a$$ tranny built for it...manual valvebody 727...and I have a 440 on the ground next to it, to be built in a year or so, a 318/auto that's slated to go in it until then, and I've ordered a complete new brake system for it...just have to get around to installing it. The rear end I'm going to eventually run a Dana 60 posi 3.55 disc brake on, but so far its the stock 8 3/4 drum...the interior needs carpet, gauges, headliner, and seats done, and I am planning on totally rebuilding the suspension using P-S-T.com's poly super front end kit...its moving REALLY slow, cause everytime I get a few hundred bucks together, I blow the money on something that I don't need...like new guns and new trips to vegas and weddings in Nebraska...but EVENTUALLY it will be built as a 440 auto T/A replica... :D

davesdeville
11-05-05, 07:53 AM
I wonder if an NHRA track would kick you out if you pulled down a 11.49 in a stock Z06...

I still say even with drag radials/ET streets it's not pulling off 10s without other help.

Leloz
11-05-05, 08:18 AM
Maybe this is why I have been offered $2-$4K for my December delivery date position for a 2LZ packaged Z06. I have considered taking the highest offer and waiting until the spring when I can get one below MSRP...

turbojimmy
11-05-05, 08:44 AM
I wonder if an NHRA track would kick you out if you pulled down a 11.49 in a stock Z06...

I still say even with drag radials/ET streets it's not pulling off 10s without other help.

It depends on the track and who's watching. I was running back-to-back 11.3xx times last Friday night and they didn't say anything. They used to bust my stones in the droptop Mustang for running 13.6s though.

125 MPH is plenty for a 10.9xx ET with DRs. My 11.3s were on MT ET Street radials (excellent tire, BTW - nice street manners) at only 117 MPH. One was at 115 MPH actually, but it was with a 1.5xx 60'.

Jim

JC316
11-05-05, 03:41 PM
But it dosen't have any door handles!!!!! It uses a fingerprint recognition electric door handle!!! WTF?!? What happens if the battery goes out? You can't even get in to pop the hood. I guess the 11.7 makes up for that tho.

Spyder
11-05-05, 09:06 PM
NHRA requires a rollcage for anything under a 12.00 ET don't they?

turbojimmy
11-06-05, 07:30 AM
NHRA requires a rollcage for anything under a 12.00 ET don't they?

It's 11.49 for 2005. I guess stuff was getting faster and safer. Not sure if convertibles changed, but they are/were 13.99 which is kind of silly.

Jim

davesdeville
11-06-05, 07:37 AM
It depends on the track and who's watching. I was running back-to-back 11.3xx times last Friday night and they didn't say anything. They used to bust my stones in the droptop Mustang for running 13.6s though.
125 MPH is plenty for a 10.9xx ET with DRs. My 11.3s were on MT ET Street radials (excellent tire, BTW - nice street manners) at only 117 MPH. One was at 115 MPH actually, but it was with a 1.5xx 60'.
Jim

It's too variable between cars to be able to say, 'well this car traps xx so it should run a xx ET.' Like my ETC, up here ran a 16.001 @ 89.945. I saw a Fox run a 15.3 @ 86.5.

I guess the track around here is fairly strict, a guy I know ran a 13.9 and didn't have a driveshaft loop - got kicked out. They did let me off for not having a battery hold-down though.


NHRA requires a rollcage for anything under a 12.00 ET don't they?

IIRC they changed the rules last year or maybe this year...

turbojimmy
11-06-05, 10:21 AM
It's too variable between cars to be able to say, 'well this car traps xx so it should run a xx ET.' Like my ETC, up here ran a 16.001 @ 89.945. I saw a Fox run a 15.3 @ 86.5.

Given equal trap speeds, traction is the primary variable. You can pretty accurately predict an ET for 2 different cars that trap the same MPH based on the 60' time. There are obviously other variables and some anomalies, but given the same 60' and same MPH you can come reasonably close even between much heavier/lighter cars, AWD/RWD/FWD, etc.

Check out Dragtimes.com and use their compare feature to compare a few completely different cars. Look at the MPH, ET and 60' time - it's pretty interesting. Like I said, there are some anomalies but for the most part you can see the correlation between ET, MPH and 60' time for different cars. I did it because I couldn't believe that so many CTS-V guys with such impressive MPH couldn't pull off a sub-13 second timeslip. But it's all in the 60'.

125 MPH is the hairy edge of a 10-second timeslip for a car with a 'street' suspension. You'd have to do everything just right - mainly get traction - but it's possible.

Jim

MacKiNBacK
11-10-05, 04:33 PM
Yeeeaaaaa...I'd definatly still be looking down on you at 6'3...I've still got 9 inches on you, eh...As for the Challenger, I've redone the floor and the dash, and have a new bad-a$$ tranny built for it...manual valvebody 727...and I have a 440 on the ground next to it, to be built in a year or so, a 318/auto that's slated to go in it until then, and I've ordered a complete new brake system for it...just have to get around to installing it. The rear end I'm going to eventually run a Dana 60 posi 3.55 disc brake on, but so far its the stock 8 3/4 drum...the interior needs carpet, gauges, headliner, and seats done, and I am planning on totally rebuilding the suspension using P-S-T.com's poly super front end kit...its moving REALLY slow, cause everytime I get a few hundred bucks together, I blow the money on something that I don't need...like new guns and new trips to vegas and weddings in Nebraska...but EVENTUALLY it will be built as a 440 auto T/A replica... :D

You a tall mofo (you wouldnt fit in the vette)! No-one I really know that I have to look-up to! G-f's always complaining how she has to look up. I should ask how it'd be if I was 7'2"?!? Anyways I cant wait till I can sit on a forum and brag about everything I dumped into my future 69' z-28 rs! One day I tell ya!

MacK

davesdeville
11-12-05, 06:46 AM
125 MPH is the hairy edge of a 10-second timeslip for a car with a 'street' suspension. You'd have to do everything just right - mainly get traction - but it's possible.
Jim

I'll still believe it when I see it. And then I'll ask where the sneaky pete was :suspect: :p

Leloz
11-12-05, 05:27 PM
A little off topic but I sold my allocation spot for $4,750 earlier this week. Easiest money I have made. I can afford to wait a couple of months till they sell below MSRP ;)