The hard core racer community is all up in arms about the new Corvette Z06. “oh no you can buy an automatic.” “oh no you can buy a convertible.” Here’s the thing, you don’t have to. What I’ve never understood in the car world is why does it matter if the Z06 can be optioned with a convertible or automatic? You can still get the car in hard top and manual form so what are you complaining about?
The bottom line is these “hard core” racers want to feel special. They don’t want your average old guy having the same car they have. They want the Z06 to be special and exclusive, which of course it is special, but never was exclusive.
That brings us to the beauty of it all the price. The old Z06 was a steal at the low $60,000 dollar range so when the new one was announced with more and better everything well I feared it would be a $100,000 car. In fact you could option some of the C6 special editions to around $100,000. What I forgot was the Z06 was made by Chevy and Chevy knows how to make a kick ass car on the cheap. That brings us to the $78,000 dollar C7 Corvette Z06. Bad ass on the cheap. Relatively cheap.