This month’s Car and Driver Magazine has a Road Test of the 2006 Z06 Corvette and GM scores another stunning review of their new “Supercar”. In fact, C&D uses the supercar term several times as they describe the Z06’s handling and performance.
At the Milford Proving Ground outside Detroit, C&D put the Z06 through the paces and the results were comparable or better to the Porsche 911, Ferrari F430 and domestic rivals Ford GT and Dodge Viper SRT10: 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, 0-100 mph in 7.9 seconds and 0-150 mph in 17.5 seconds.
According to the Road Test, the Z06 “… exposes the majority of European sports cars for what they are: overpriced, underperforming snobs.” My favorite quote though is in regards to the Z06’s price/performance: “Spending double the ZO6’s price does not guarantee you’ll have a car that can beat it”
The Road Test article is not yet available at Car & Driver’s website, but a scanned version of it can be read at DigitalCorvettes.