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Old 09-03-2004, 01:43 AM   #11
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C6 Z06...oh hell yes

hey, those Brits woulda loved the C6 if it had better rear suspension...oh and the rock on the road..melodrama at its finest.

In fact that guy at the end, was the same guy that test drove the 5.7L V8 Holden Menaro and LOVED it!...badged as Pontiac GTO and he hates it (I would assume)
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a 02-04 Z-06 would dominate the competition... just wait for the C6 Z06...

i will look at the bright side when i say that on the little list at the end of the segment, im sure the vette is possibly the lone american car. the only vehicle from the states that i heard an equal number of positive/negative statements about was the ford gt...
The C6 has basically the same power as a z06. The only difference between them is the z06 can stop and turn just a hair better, has titanium exhaust, and magnesium wheels. Oh yah no spare either, and non-runflat tires.

Now the 06 z06.....
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I thought it was funny.
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Its pretty unbiased IMO guys, they dont totally rip it to shreds. Lookit what its compared against though. European sports cars have all the balls and interior fit and finish to boot.
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In fact that guy at the end, was the same guy that test drove the 5.7L V8 Holden Menaro and LOVED it!...badged as Pontiac GTO and he hates it (I would assume)
Yeah, I have that clip. In fact, I have 2 gigs worth of Top Gear vids on my computer

The TG guys are FUNNY, you guys should see a segment they did on the Escalade
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Mr Sniper hook it up on an instant messenger client...I want some of those vids...that link that Ryan posted is great, but I need more They are funny!
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The TG guys are FUNNY, you guys should see a segment they did on the Escalade
post it!!!
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If those guys can talk about a Corvette like it'* nothing more then a fast piece of crap.... it might be funny to watch them do other cars.

Although I still think they are bias..... I dunno... something about that damn English accent.
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Crikey!

Ah come on, they never referred to it as a piece of crap, once you watch the rest they can be pretty critical, I mean, he had a stack of negative things to say about a $500 000 Mercedes SLR, so what do you expect for a $50 000 Corvette.
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Personally i dont like those Brits... to bias, dont like us americans. Of course that stupid brit didn't know how to launch that corvette. He doesn't know how to handle all that power. If the corvette had a nicer, lighter body and suspension, there would be no comparison to those other cars. It came in a close 3rd with what its got, id hate to think about what it would be like if it was lightened. Oh and two words...... C6 Z06.
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Think about if the Vette used modern suspension and light clutches, with a carbon fiber body. It would be a massacre for the rest of the cars.
That'* just like saying "if it had" a V-12, it woudl smoke the Lambo.

The point here is that it doesn't.
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