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Old 05-02-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
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Off-again/on-again super-Corvette is definitely on, GM performance cars chief says

Off-again/on-again super-Corvette is definitely on, GM performance cars chief says


AutoWeek | Published 05/01/06, 2:38 pm et






That off-again/on-again super-Corvette is definitely on, according to General Motors performance cars chief Tom Wallace.

Wallace, who replaced recently retired Corvette chief engineer Dave Hill, tells AutoWeek the biggest challenge facing the so-called Blue Devil Corvette is figuring out how to get 600 hp to the ground in such a way that it can be handled by a driver with the money to buy the car.

Wallace said GM is considering requiring that Blue Devil—and even Z06—buyers attend a driver school as part of the price of admission.
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Well DUH! We have a forum here devoted to it, it must be true

I'm glad to hear this thing is taking off, wonder how they'll keep it from breaking loose. Any chance they'll go AWD? HMm
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the computer system they have on the Z06 right now is plenty in my opinion. I have had some sports cars in my life, but i am by no means a professional driver and I have no problem driving the Z06 hard....as for all the Z06 wrecks im guessing the brilliant drivers had the traction control and the active handling turned OFF...otherwise its pretty hard to lose control on the Z06 in my opinion....whats everyone else think???
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i've heard of people loosing it with TC and AH on, so I think it just comes down to having so much power that its hard to compensate quickly for mistakes.
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Do u think by any chance that there would be an upgrade package for a normal C6Z to make an C6Z SS ??
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Do u think by any chance that there would be an upgrade package for a normal C6Z to make an C6Z SS ??
No, for the same reasons there is no easy way to make a base C6 a C6 Z06
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I would so love Chevy to put out that car and have it kill everything in its path maybe even Enzo/CGT, that would be so right. Come on GM, you lose money better than anyone, a few million on a halo super car isn't gonna hurt a thing.
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the computer system they have on the Z06 right now is plenty in my opinion. I have had some sports cars in my life, but i am by no means a professional driver and I have no problem driving the Z06 hard....as for all the Z06 wrecks im guessing the brilliant drivers had the traction control and the active handling turned OFF...otherwise its pretty hard to lose control on the Z06 in my opinion....whats everyone else think???
Heavy on the gas while making a turn, cold tires, could lose control with TC & AH on or off.
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