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Think the original assumption is wrong... As proven by the best motoring guys:

Note the title has it wrong, its ZO6 vs. original 997 turbo tip
 

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I know from experience that if you punch the throttle of a Z06 in 1st gear it'll break the rear tires loose. The Turbo is AWD, and won't. So I would bet on the Turbo every time to win on a roll. The most recent issue of Car & Drivel pits a 2010 Turbo against a ZR1, which is quicker than a Z06, and the Turbo out-accelerated the ZR1 through the quarter mile and on a roll. Once you get above a certain power level RWD doesn't seem to be enough to translate the power to motion efficiently.
 

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Yeah, that latest issue of Car and Driver has the Porsche 911 turbo at 0-60 in 2.9s and 11 flat in the quarter - unbelievable!! To my knowledge there are only two cars quicker to 60 and that would be the Bugatti Veyron and SSC Ultimate Aero - kind of elite company.
 

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I've owned a Corvette. I have a 2010 911 Turbo. I have had several Corvettes, Ferraris and a Lambo up against me on a track from a start. I'm unbeaten! There is nothing like the 2010 911 Turbo. The quality of the 911 is far superior in every way. I wish I had never wasted money on an inferior Corvette. Fortunately I sold it off!
 

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I've owned a Corvette. I have a 2010 911 Turbo. I have had several Corvettes, Ferraris and a Lambo up against me on a track from a start. I'm unbeaten! There is nothing like the 2010 911 Turbo. The quality of the 911 is far superior in every way. I wish I had never wasted money on an inferior Corvette. Fortunately I sold it off!
Was that a $150,000 Corvette? ;)

You have to admit that for the price, a Z06 is a heck of a lot of performance.
 

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I owned a new C5 for 24 months. When I turned it in I counted 22 Shop tickets where I had to bring it in for repair. what a lemon. Have not had a single problem with my 2008 C2S.
 

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I owned a new C5 for 24 months. When I turned it in I counted 22 Shop tickets where I had to bring it in for repair. what a lemon. Have not had a single problem with my 2008 C2S.
Assuming your time is worth something...:)...that cuts into that "bang for your buck" argument a bit.
 

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Was that a $150,000 Corvette? ;)

You have to admit that for the price, a Z06 is a heck of a lot of performance.
It may be a heck of a lot performance but you get what you pay for with a Corvette. Which is a lack of quality craftsmanship around a powerful engine. Corvettes are a dime a dozen. I wish I had driven a Turbo before I bought the Corvette. Lesson learned.
 

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I owned a C6 Z06 for a while. Ungodly fast but very unsophisticated. It was fun for a couple of months but I yearned for something that gave feedback. Quite happy with the CS.

All the media reports I've seen agree with prior posters: 997tt is faster than the Z06.
 

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I love both Corvettes and Porsches. But what everyone forgot to mention, was the ZR1, yet slower to 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile. The ZR1 is faster on the track!!!! WOW!! times have changed. It has always been that the Vette would be faster and the Porsche better handling and out did the Vette at the track. Now the #'s have changed.
 

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I love both Corvettes and Porsches. But what everyone forgot to mention, was the ZR1, yet slower to 0-60 and in the 1/4 mile. The ZR1 is faster on the track!!!! WOW!! times have changed. It has always been that the Vette would be faster and the Porsche better handling and out did the Vette at the track. Now the #'s have changed.
Porsche knows the mid-engine platform is the fastest around the track, followed by front engine. Economics and Tradition keeps the obsolete rear engine platform in production.

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