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#111402 - 07/15/12 10:38 PM Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6!
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#111403 - 07/15/12 10:39 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: J.B.]
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Whatever you do, don’t call the Chevrolet Corvette 427 convertible a Z06 convertible.

Never mind that beneath its carbon-fiber Z06 hood and between what look like the Z06’s carbon-fiber fenders sits the Z06’s dry-sump 7.0-liter V-8 spinning the Z06’s six-speed manual—the only transmission available, just as in the Z06—and directing power to the Z06’s rear axle, which is equipped with the Z06’s available magnetorheological shock absorbers. Chevy refuses to call the 427 droptop a Z06 for a much simpler reason: Beneath its carbon-fiber and balsa-wood-sandwich floor panels—same as the Z06’s—are the steel frame rails of the base Corvette rather than the aluminum pieces at the core of the Z06 and ZR1. Also, engineers insist the Z06 was designed from the ground up to be a coupe and that it wouldn’t take kindly to having its magnesium roof panel simply removed.

But if you consider the 427 to be in every other way a Z06, you’re correct. With the exception of those frame rails, most of the stuff that makes a Z06 is here.

Drives Like One, Too

Not surprisingly, all that Z06 equipment makes the 427 drive a lot like the Z06. First of all, it has the same steering. Immediate doesn’t do it justice. It’s almost twitchy and demands absolute attention—as do the car’s tremendous limits. We recorded 1.06 on the skidpad in a Grand Sport convertible, which hangs one rung below the 427 on the topless-Vette ladder. With the Z06’s brakes also aboard, the 427 stops as if it were grabbing an arresting cable. The last Z06 we tested screeched from 70 mph to a stop in 146 feet.

check out the article for a good read.
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#111408 - 07/15/12 11:23 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: J.B.]
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It's not a ZO6, it's a ZO6-V ;-)

I'll stick with my "mid-level" Grand Sport for now.

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#111425 - 07/18/12 12:37 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: J.B.]
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I dig the grand sport coupe myself. If I hadn't bought an 08 already ...No question in my mind a grand sport would be in my possion..

I dare to say its my favorite c6 iteration..

What a blast with the roof off and if you want to charge at a track...no hassles with the targa on.

Best of both worlds.

JMO
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#111711 - 09/19/12 12:56 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: J.B.]
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Hey guys will you please post some photos which you are talking about. I think with photos the topic is more clear as compare without the photos. What do you says guys. So please post the photos.
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#111712 - 09/19/12 04:05 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: Carl175]
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Originally Posted By: Carl175
Hey guys will you please post some photos which you are talking about. I think with photos the topic is more clear as compare without the photos. What do you says guys. So please post the photos.

Open the link in the first post, then once at the article click on the first big picture.

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#112660 - 06/26/13 04:43 PM Re: Interesting car and driver review of the 427 convertible C6! [Re: J.B.]
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I really believe this 427 convertible c6 was a preview of the performanceof the new C7...

The acceleration times are posted by gm as 3.8 to sixty for the c7 z51...lateral g's 1.03 and a lap time at VIR at 2.51.7...

Thats dam impressive to say the least...

The 427 convertible is a precursor to the 56 grand C7 Z51 coupe and convertible.. IMO
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