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Any truth to the rumor that 2008 Z06 will have a removable top?
 

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the Z06 roof is fixed for chassis stiffness. I can notice a difference in the handling on my C6 roof on/off
 

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GM says that the lighter Aluminum side rails need the closed top to maintain chassis rigidity. Unless some additional supports are added, the Z06 top is very likely to stay "fixed."
 

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I understand the need for fixed top. However wouldn’t a clear option like on the coupe be nice? :huh: I am not sure what the weight of the Z06 top is, but the C6 clear top panel is fairly light.
 

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On this one I totally agree with you. There is VERY little stress on the mag (ti?, I think mag) panel covering the roof frame. There is absolutely NO REASON not to offer an optional fixed polycarbinate panel for the Z06. I think they would sell well and represent a good compromise for those who want the Z06 just a bit more than they want the targa capability.

I was one of those proposing this back before and shortly after the release of the Z06. We know GM watches DC, so it's good you brought this up again.:thumbsup:
 
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