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11-15-2004 12:04 AM
doylede
Quote:
Originally posted by Patrick
1) This pic shows the front hood line, and appears to confirm that the hood is not modified and the air scoop is in the nose itself.

2) This car is IN MOTION ... the wind is lifting the rear cammo, after studying it and other C6 pictures it's safe to say there is no rear "lip" or rear wing on the back. You can see the end of the car and the dropoff.

What do you think?
I think that this is a picture of a coupe.
11-13-2004 05:24 PM
68roadster
Quote:
Originally posted by CorvetteConti
Thanks Rippin C6!
We love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-13-2004 12:48 PM
CorvetteConti
Quote:
Originally posted by Rippin C6!
The front end in the pic is right on.... scoop and all. I think the angle of the pic does not allow you to see how much the side vents project out. Also, the color they used hides the differences of the curves. They are much more pronounced than the standard car.
Thanks Rippin C6!
We love ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-13-2004 11:29 AM
Rippin C6!
Quote:
Originally posted by oakey
Yes, it was posted before the "gray embargoed" pic..I wonder if Robert could chime in on whether or not what he saw jibes with the "embargoed" pic.
The front end in the pic is right on.... scoop and all. I think the angle of the pic does not allow you to see how much the side vents project out. Also, the color they used hides the differences of the curves. They are much more pronounced than the standard car.
11-13-2004 09:49 AM
CorvetteConti
Quote:
Originally posted by Halltech
What is important here, is the due diligence behind this car, and all the effort to bring out the racing heritage it justly deserves.

The price will be $69.000 to $72,000 when it hits the dealerships.

Jim
I nailed that....I believe this to be true too Jim....
thanks for confirming my earlier guess on pricing!
This car will be more than what we are looking at, trust me...you performance guys will go crazy!
11-13-2004 09:45 AM
ivan111
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Originally posted by Halltech
I am saying there are no issues with the current cast pistons. None. They are awesome and do not rattle.

Forged pistons are really more for racing applications where the cylinder pressures are very high, for very long periods of time.

I doubt that there will be any issues with the cast pistons except forced induction applications will require swapping pistions for dished forged units, to lower compression and strengthen ring lands.

I do not know the specifics of the Pratt & Miller connection, and think there involvement was from an R&D standpoint. I could be mistaken though.

What is important here, is the due diligence behind this car, and all the effort to bring out the racing heritage it justly deserves.

The price will be $69.000 to $72,000 when it hits the dealerships.

Jim
Thanks Jim........

I check the DANA website and it saids that they make hydroformed car frames among other things so that rumor that the frame is being developed by this guys is a possibility.........
11-13-2004 09:37 AM
Halltech
11-13-2004 09:27 AM
ivan111 Jim a couple of questions....

In regard to the pistons cold start noise that earlier Vettes had is my understanding that it was solved by putting a POLYMER coating around the piston, so the question is why can they do the same with forged pistons?

Pratt and Miller are the ones that developed the Z06 AL frame but the frame is being assembled by DANA?

Is that correct?
11-13-2004 07:45 AM
Halltech .
11-13-2004 05:03 AM
oakey
Quote:
Originally posted by digo
Great, always good for those who missed it, but RippinC6 posted this before.



Yes, it was posted before the "gray embargoed" pic..I wonder if Robert could chime in on whether or not what he saw jibes with the "embargoed" pic.
11-13-2004 02:39 AM
digo Great, always good for those who missed it, but RippinC6 posted this before.

4. The front nose clip has a longer overhang that the standard noes. It was very evident.
Next observation.... all major parts in the factory have large racks that are custom made for delivery to the factory. In passing the backstock of engines I noticed a strange looking rack off to the side. Then I realized these three motors were very different from the rest. Painted on the side of the rack was "Z06 - TEST". Then near the bottom of the rack was......."7.0L"
After seeing the spy pics of the Z06 ,I have to say that what I saw Satruday and what is on the pics is very different. The panels in the pics are not nearly as aggresive as the parts I saw in person. My thought is these pics are of an early stage mule and not the actual body panels that will be on the finished Z06. Trust me ... what I saw looks alot better than what is in the pics!!
I cannot express to you in words what a great weekend this was.... to pick up my Vette and see actual parts of the Z06 in one day....WOW!"

NICE JOB ROBERT, WE ALL APPRECIATE THE FIRST HAND ACCOUNTING OF THE NEW CAR...GREAT JOB!
11-13-2004 12:12 AM
CorvetteConti
Quote:
Originally posted by Rippin C6!
Go for it! They have bigger fish to fry now!
Cool!

AND NOW FEEDBACK FROM ROBERT WHO SAW THE Z06 NAKED...IF YOU WILL!

"This past Saturday was my long awaited day to pick up my new Black / Black 6speed Z51 coupe at the NCM. It was truley a WONDERFUL experience and I highly recommend it

Part of the NCM delivery is a VIP tour of the factory. Now you have to know that rarely do they do Saturday tours at the factory. Normally it is shut down. This past Saturday they were working and so we got a special tour.

Now for the good stuff...on the tour they take you by an engineering buck where all new parts are fitted to make sure they will attach properly to each other and the frame. That is where I saw the following...

On the frame was the front right quarter panel marked "Z06 Final". The wheel wells were VERY pronounced along with the side vent. The side vent almost projected out at a 70 degree angle. The headlight bucket is solid on the side due to the extream curve of the wheel well.

On the ground was the FRONT NOSE CLIP MARKED Z06 FINAL. It had a very aggresive look due to the following items:

1. There is a FRONT AIR SCOOP molded into the front clip. It measures about 10 - 12 inches across and is about 3 -4 inches high. The top is rounded to match the buldge in the hood. It was not too extream but looked good. To give you an idea on the position, there was about 4-5 inches of material from the top of the scoop to the top of the nose clip.

2. The front air inlet must be at least 40% larger than the regular C6. The grate on the insert is much larger in spacing. Later in the tour there were sveral part boxes marked "Z06 parts" and one happened to have this insert in it. I was able to compare it to the standard insert and it was not only taller but longer.

3. The front clip and side panel have a more bloated look than the standard C6. It is hard to describe but you can tell they are trying to incorporate some aerodynamics into the panels.

4. The front nose clip has a longer overhang that the standard noes. It was very evident.
Next observation.... all major parts in the factory have large racks that are custom made for delivery to the factory. In passing the backstock of engines I noticed a strange looking rack off to the side. Then I realized these three motors were very different from the rest. Painted on the side of the rack was "Z06 - TEST". Then near the bottom of the rack was......."7.0L"
After seeing the spy pics of the Z06 ,I have to say that what I saw Satruday and what is on the pics is very different. The panels in the pics are not nearly as aggresive as the parts I saw in person. My thought is these pics are of an early stage mule and not the actual body panels that will be on the finished Z06. Trust me ... what I saw looks alot better than what is in the pics!!
I cannot express to you in words what a great weekend this was.... to pick up my Vette and see actual parts of the Z06 in one day....WOW!"

NICE JOB ROBERT, WE ALL APPRECIATE THE FIRST HAND ACCOUNTING OF THE NEW CAR...GREAT JOB!
11-12-2004 11:51 PM
ssrogers
Quote:
Originally posted by fyrcaptain
Shoot I got 13k off my 04 Burb Z-71 walking in off the street, and it wasn't on their lot, they had to travel to pick it up!

They may want to re-evaluate that "friendship"
Your from Richmond, VA. I'm sure your dealership is much higher volume than the one here. You have to realize that Pulaski is about 9,000 people. This is a small dealership maybe a total of 15 people work there. I worked there a few summers ago because of the friend. You just don't know how far back they go. My mom's dad and the dealer's dad grew up together. Trust me, In a town where everybody knows everybody else, this is something special. Sorry, I just don't like somebody to question a friendship they know nothing about.
11-12-2004 08:54 PM
fyrcaptain Mr Hall,
Any reason why the aluminum frame is left out of your websites C6 Z-05 specifications, but posted in your spec list here?
Thanks
11-12-2004 08:43 PM
fyrcaptain
Quote:

Guess it's good my parents are good friends with the Chevy dealer in my town. Sold my mom a Tahoe LT for $8,000 under MSRP ($42,000 suv for $34,000).

Shoot I got 13k off my 04 Burb Z-71 walking in off the street, and it wasn't on their lot, they had to travel to pick it up!

They may want to re-evaluate that "friendship"
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