• Nov 16, 2006
There, we've gone and done it. From this day forward at Autoblog, and until we get confirmation from GM otherwise, the $100k, 600HP, 7-liter, supercharged V8 Corvette will now be known as the Z06 R. Why? 'Cause we're lazy and it's much easier to just add a letter than it is to spell out all the rumored monikers we've heard thus far.
This latest shot comes courtesy of The Car Connection via a student near Milford, Mich. by the name of Yonni G. Mr. G. happened to have his Dad's camera in tow when this newest prototype blew by him at speed and judging by the quality of the shots, we hope he got a sizeable check from the folks at TCC.

What else can be said about this newest pic? Not much, aside from some snide comments like, "Is that a hoodscoop under your camo, or are you just happy to see me?"

[Source: The Car Connection]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Paul: I really don't appreciate being called a "moron" and at 29, don't think that I'm middle aged, old or dead yet. My Corvette Z06 was a replacement for a trouble plagued 350Z. The Corvette's quality and reliability has been far and away better than anything I ever experienced in the Nissan - including the dealer experience. The Corvette is a daily driver in all weather conditions; you'll have a hard time convincing me with your rants that I made a mistake.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      anyone who realistically thinks that corvettes are a reliable ride obviously never owned one. they have the most forgiving owners in the industry. just look at corvette forum. everyone has problems with them and still likes them. what morons.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oui! Vhat a schnazz!
      • 8 Years Ago
      My father has put around 72K on a C5 hardtop and it's only had one minor non-maintenance issue. I know that's just anecdotal evidence, but I'd certainly be happy with any car that treated me like that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hold on...must hold Paul off from trying to...blow me like a supercharger...his will is too strong...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah those small block chevy motors are terrible. There arent any with over 150,000 miles. Oh wait, there are tons! Real motors use timing chains, not belts. Thats one thing i dislike about many imports. IMO having to replace a timing belt every 70,000 miles is not routine, its crap. Spending $700-$1000 every 70,000? Thats insane. Of course not changing it all and having it break and bend every valve in the engine is cheap too.
      • 8 Years Ago
      $30,000 for a 95 HP boost? I hope there's a bit more to it than that. Although I guess the ratio would be pretty consistent -- the Z06 is 55% more expensive than the regular model for 26% more power, this one is 43% more expensive for 19% more power.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Paul, you are a plant from Toyota. Admit it. You'd better do something about those fire-prone Harriers: "we burn you long time!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      ZO6R Owner: Mr. Service man, my roof blew off my car!

      Service Man: I'm sorry sir. Let me finish up on this Cavalier and I'll be right with you.
      • 8 Years Ago

      # 6 Paul Why are you so much critical of American cars. Are you a PR agent for some Japanese automaker.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like the Z06 needs to learn about birth control...
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      performance for an american car usually means bad reliability. this bucket of bolts and plastic will need a tow truck to follow it around. these cars fall apart fast in the base model. maybe the plan is to market them to really old guys as opposed to the just mid life crisis old guys. hasnt the corvette customer base died off already. they are sol old they still remember when america made a decent product, like 50 years ago.
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