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    72350RS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Still a little sick with envy, but I'd have to say you bought the right one.... Enjoy!
     
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    That is nice man, looks awesome. What does she have under the hood?
     
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    Car is built on the Z-06 platform.I wish it had the Z-06 motor but it doesn't, this car has the 430 hp 6.3 LS3 & it's got more then enough power!!!!

    http://www.chevrolet.com/tools/byo/...0&zipCode=14526&isMultiCounty=false&region=40

    The MSRP is $72,000.00 on this car the way it's optioned out. I got a deal that I couldn't pass up. I got it for far less then listed !!!!! This car was ordered for someone who backed out of the deal.Guy walked away from his deposit & I was in the right place at the right time.It's the same dealership both my brother & uncle purchased thier vetts from & we know the owner. Only thing I would have changed was the tranny to a 6 speed manual...But this one has the paddle shifter mode/auto (it's like having a manual tranny at your finger tips,plus my wife can drive it if she ever wanted to or if I let her ...NOT !! )
     
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    Remember that favor you owe me? :)
     
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    The LS-3 is a 6.2, that is the same engine that is in my 2010 camaro. Yes, it has plenty of power stock, but add a Magnuson SC, up to 575 hp and still be emission legal and 22 mpg.
     
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    The GS is basically a Z06 with a 6.2L instead of the 7.0L is it not? I think it gets most of the Z06 goodies - bodywork, dry sump oiling, suspension/chassis upgrades, special exhaust system, etc... but can be had with an auto and as a convertible. Honestly, I'd take a topless GS over a Z06 if I had to choose between the two.
     
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    The Z06 has an aluminum frame, the Grand Sport has the standard Corvette steel frame. The GS option replaces the old Z51 handling option, but offers a lot more for the $ than the Z51 did. What the GS gets are the Z06 brakes, specific Grand Sport spec shock/spring/sway bars, unique wheels, the Z06 wide-body, and a hand-built LS3 with a forged steel crank, harder bearings and dry-sump oiling if the car is ordered with the manual transmission. The automatics get the standard wet-sump production LS3. Grand Sports can pull 1G and are a great bang for the buck, plus they look cool as heck.

    To the OP, great car you have there, and congrats on the new ride. :cool:
     
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    ...The only bad thing about the GS topless cars is they don't get all the handling and braking goody options the coupe gets ,because it is a topless car, there are a couple that come to cruises around here ,black one w/red stripes [coupe ] 2 red ones w /white stripes[ convert] . Nice cars though , DC:bowtie:
     
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    The only thing the coupe gets differently from the roadster, is that when the 6-speed option is selected, it gets the hand-built dry sump LS3 I posted about earlier, a rear mounted battery, and a differential cooler. Otherwise, it's the same basic car, with the same wheels/tires/brakes/suspension. The C6 generation Corvette roadsters have a pretty good unit structure.

    The Grand Sport with automatic transmission gets a unique axle ratio, and the 6-speed manuals all have different gearing compared to the basic model Corvettes. The GS is 2 tenths quicker 0-60 mph vs. the standard issue Corvettes, also.
     
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    WOW how fast is she ????? I bet thats 170mph top end is no joke or is it higher ? very very nice, wish i could buy one ..............
     

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