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  • Where does the Z06 go

    So now we Know much about the new C8. I’ve been thinking where do they go from here with the Z06? The obvious is power increase, more aero, but will they be able to address weight. On the C7 each model got heavier. I did not find a specific but was the dry weight reported a Z51, 3lt loaded car? I really hope so otherwise your looking at a 3600 pound car. Which once you add Turbos (or SC), plumbing, bigger brakes, etc we’d be looking at a car with camaroish weight... eek. Got me thinking and maybe the guys that saw the frame can answer, was there room/ability to switch out much of the aluminum for CF? Or is possible the Z06 and further performance models get a carbon monocoque? I’m guessing to do so instead of an 85k ish price we’d see a base of 90-95k+ but it would probably save a couple hundred pounds or more. What do you guys think?

  • #2
    I think we will be okay, the Aventador is close to and some slightly over 4000lbs wet. 730 hp and 509lbs tq and that’s with a V12.

    The base C8 is within inches of the Aventador’s dimensions on paper.

    All that being said, I think the Z will gain weight but they will cut weight where they can it will be a outstanding performer. I’m thinking somewhere around 3700-3800lbs

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    • #3
      I would find it hard to believe that Chevy would develop a carbon fiber monocoque after they just spent all of that money to develop the C8 chassis. 3,300 lbs dry is nothing to scoff at.

      I know I'm in the minority, but I hope the Z06 is a NA FPC DOHC V8. If it is TT, maybe the GrandSport could get a NA version of the motor.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by P-Tree View Post
        I would find it hard to believe that Chevy would develop a carbon fiber monocoque after they just spent all of that money to develop the C8 chassis. 3,300 lbs dry is nothing to scoff at.

        I know I'm in the minority, but I hope the Z06 is a NA FPC DOHC V8. If it is TT, maybe the GrandSport could get a NA version of the motor.
        3360 dry will equate to about 3600 curb and even more so for a Z, I think 3800 is something to scoff at, sub 3700 is livable. I think Z stays forced induction and the GS gets the dohc engine. Ala gt3 fighter

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        • #5
          Was the 3360 detailed as a dry weight?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HMDS View Post
            Was the 3360 detailed as a dry weight?
            Yes.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by HMDS View Post
              Was the 3360 detailed as a dry weight?
              Correct, but I haven’t found if that was a Z51, 3lt with front lift, you know a loaded car or if it was literally the base. Hoping loaded version.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TtiME View Post

                Correct, but I haven’t found if that was a Z51, 3lt with front lift, you know a loaded car or if it was literally the base. Hoping loaded version.
                its the base

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TOMDOM69 View Post

                  its the base
                  Thanks. Ouch though. So a mostly loaded stingray with front lift is easily going to weight over 3600.

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                  • #10
                    With it being a mid engine, 60% of its weight over its traction axle, and scooting to 60 MPH in under 3.0 seconds, I am one very happy camper.

                    Forget to add how happy I am about it price!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      With it being a mid engine, 60% of its weight over its traction axle, and scooting to 60 MPH in under 3.0 seconds, I am one very happy camper.

                      Forget to add how happy I am about it price!
                      Gut feel is that my C-8 with all the options I want, air in tires and a full tank of gas will be $80-90K, still a bargain
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                      • #12
                        I asked that specific question of a member of the Corvette team at the reveal, and you are ballpark estimate is a good one — exception however of not including the HT convertible, nor the $5,000 custom VIN in the price range. However, IMO if one were to selectively prune some other options, my guess is that you could include the HT and still be in your range.
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                        • #13
                          Give me a C8 Z06 that can beat the Z51 by 3-4 10ths and I'm a buyer at any price. 3LT, or whatever you want to designate it. I'm not getting any younger, and 95% of the miles on my '15 Z51 are track miles. The other 5% is driving to and from the track. Live is short, and then you die. Do I want to be the richest guy in the cemetary? Uh..................... nope.
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                          • #14
                            Considering the C8's modular chassis that is bolted together, I wonder if they plan to swap in some carbon fiber frame components for the Z variants to keep weight under control.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by electroVette View Post
                              Considering the C8's modular chassis that is bolted together, I wonder if they plan to swap in some carbon fiber frame components for the Z variants to keep weight under control.
                              That’s a possibility I think. I know the odds of a whole new carbon monocoque are very unlikely but if the chases is largely bolted, then maybe like you said some sections can be replaced with CF.

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