[VIDEO] Edmunds Compares 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon vs 2010 Grand Sport and 2002 Z06


dmunds Compares 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon vs 2010 Grand Sport and 2002 Z06

Some people have really cool jobs. Just ask Edmunds Inside Line Road Test Editor Chris Walton who found an excuse to play with three special Corvettes at Willow Springs Raceway. Billed as the Corvettemegeddon Comparison, Chris drove a prototype of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon edition, a 2010 Grand Sport Coupe and a 2002 Z06 and put the three sports cars through a series of high performance tests. Check out the video after the jump.

You can see from the results what the effect of having the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes on the Z06 Carbon. Breaking times and lateral acceleration are better than the 2010 Grand Sport, which uses the standard Z06’s steel brakes and Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.

Finally, you can pretty much discount the results for the 2002 Corvette Z06. Put some fresh rubber on those wheels and try again.

2011 Z06 Carbon 4.2 Sec 96 ft 70.0 1.04g
2010 Grand Sport 4.5 Sec 103 ft 69.7 0.98g
2002 Z06 4.5 Sec 120 ft 68.8 .091g


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  1. Just acquired an ’08 ZO6 and close your eyes while listening to the Carbon Z perform in today’s video and it sounds just like my Z. A little unfair to have that C5 out there with known worn tires…of course it was all over the place.

    For the money, no “funner” car to drive!! Corvette all the way!

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