nice, must be a big sticky tire.

Apparently stock tires. Looks it from what I can see in the video.

If I were going to downgrade I'd really have to look at a C7, the engineering side of my brain can even forgive it for its committee designed ass end. (Think Kylie Minogue)

That car is incredible value.

Downgrade????
 
If more similar 1/4 mile numbers like this come out, I might actually get one. I was not interested in a low-mid 12 second car which seems to be what they are running in stock form thus far. Of course it is still early and with more milage on these cars, the 1/4 mile numbers we are seeing now will likely improve.

Anyone looking for a great supercharged 4LT, Z51, A6 2008 C6????????
 
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GM pretty well needs to look at AWD for the Corvette. You are not going to win many races in street trim when an AWD Nissan GTR does zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds. It takes an awful lot of hp to make up that hole shot unless you run slicks and they are not practical for the street ESPECIALLY in the rain.
 
GM pretty well needs to look at AWD for the Corvette. You are not going to win many races in street trim when an AWD Nissan GTR does zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds. It takes an awful lot of hp to make up that hole shot unless you run slicks and they are not practical for the street ESPECIALLY in the rain.

I would agree if you want to build a stop light race car. If you are interested in other things, AWD may or may not be a great idea. I have never been particularly interested in stop light racing so I'm happy GM didn't go AWD. Not that AWD is bad (it isn't) but rather that the RWD characteristics are far more important, at least to me, than the improved 0-60 time AWD would bring.
 
The stop light grand prix will get you walking if caught and you won't find an insurance company that will talk to you. I'm talking more in terms of the drag strip. Even our 2005 can't be launched aggressively or it is a smoke show. A stock Nissan GTR will smoke a stock 427 Corvette in the quarter mile. The 427 just simply can't make up for the huge hole shot. The GTR is already a half second or more ahead in the 0-60 mph. Those who want to be first on the street as well as at the track, will need AWD or a well set up drag race suspension and slicks which isn't really practical or safe. AWD needs to be an option, especially in the 450+ hp cars.
 
The stop light grand prix will get you walking if caught and you won't find an insurance company that will talk to you. I'm talking more in terms of the drag strip. Even our 2005 can't be launched aggressively or it is a smoke show. A stock Nissan GTR will smoke a stock 427 Corvette in the quarter mile. The 427 just simply can't make up for the huge hole shot. The GTR is already a half second or more ahead in the 0-60 mph. Those who want to be first on the street as well as at the track, will need AWD or a well set up drag race suspension and slicks which isn't really practical or safe. AWD needs to be an option, especially in the 450+ hp cars.

True, but if the race is off of a roll and not a dead stop a Z06 can beat a GTR and a ZR1 can smoke a GTR.

For ex. in C&D's comaprison of the Z06 and GTR they gave the following times

GTR 0-60 3.0
Z06 0-60 3.5
GTR 0-150 17.8
Z06 0-150 17.0

If you subtract the figures you get 60-150 mph acceleration of 14.8 seconds for the GTR and 13.5 seconds for the Z06.

If the Z06 had AWD yes its 0-60 would improve but the added weight would slow down its rolling acceleration.
 
You are absolutely right but no one in their right mind is going to run up over 100 mph on the highways these days....if they ever want to drive again. The Texans go over the border into Mexico for some high speed fun where there isn't much chance of getting caught. The quarter mile has always been the performance standard that people can actually go to the strip and test. There is always the Texas mile for those into top end runs but Texas isn't exactly handy for us up here in Canada. Manny Dasilva was putting the final touches on one of these cars in his shop last year when we were there. What a wild sounding outfit that was.
 
GM pretty well needs to look at AWD for the Corvette. You are not going to win many races in street trim when an AWD Nissan GTR does zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds. It takes an awful lot of hp to make up that hole shot unless you run slicks and they are not practical for the street ESPECIALLY in the rain.

0 - 60 times are not everything. On a HOT day you can barely get the GTR to run 0 -60 in 3.5 seconds if you're lucky. I actually own a 89 GTR with a flat six twin turbo set up so I know the characteristics of a TT turbo well.... The hotter is, the slower it goes.
 
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