The most respectable american car. The Z06 can run a track only a few seconds longer than an F430. However, the Z06, built with balsa wood (a "revolutionary" material) as panels of all things, still weighs a ton compared to every other non-American sport car built with the same steel, aluminum, carbon fibre, etc. that every other car is made of. I'd still take one over a Viper or (God forbid it was one of the choices) any Mustang.
The Corvette Z06 also runs on a 505 HP, 7-litre engine while the F430 runs a 483 HP, 4.3-litre engine. Guarantee the F430'll last/perform much better than the Z06 with time of use anyway- you're getting Ferrari quality for that money. I mean, what kind of durability are you gonna get out of a car made with wood?
by Barcode711 May 05, 2007
An American sports car that makes you 27 percent more attracted to your sister!
"Hey, look at that Corvette!" "I don't really like them, I heard they make you more attracted to your sister."
by braydenisgay November 29, 2015
Corvettes are actually good value for money, such as the Z06, but are not as easily modified as many of the imports. Unfortunately, the technology used in Corvettes is very old. The Corvette still runs on the GM Y-Body chassis, which has been used since the Vietnam war on less sporty models (Think Sedan). Leaf springs are STILL as the rear suspension. The only way Corvettes can get more power is to make the engine bigger. Even so, the giant 5.7L engine only produces 400HP for its size. Compare that with the Honda S2000's F20C which produces 250HP with only 2L. Even the Toyota 2JZ-GTE produces 320HP with 3L.

Yes, the Z06 does have 505HP, but the engine got even bigger, 7.0L to be exact.

Value for money? Yes, but it really isnt that good of a car. Straight line abilities are good, but the entire world is never going to be a complete straight. Turning abilities are needed for competitions, something Corvettes don't have. Top speed? Good, but what are the chances of someone in a vette flying down a highway at 150+ MPH?
Corvette Z06 owner: Yeah, I have 505HP.
Honda NSX owner: How big is your engine?
Corvette Z06 owner: Seven liters. My car lapped the 'ring at 7:42.9.
Skyline GT-R owner: Its too bad that mine did it in 7:35 with only 473HP.
by VirusHouse November 05, 2007
A vehicle created by GM company Chevrolet, seen as it's flagship GT car it has been in production since 1953, the beginning was great but towards the C-3 the car gained a lot of criticism from its terrible design, and its massive gas consuming engine that could not beat a Smart car. Chevrolet fixed it but the corvette name was ruined, and it has been. The corvette has been boring up until the C-7, the ones before where not as fast as modified imports, or even stock ones from all over Europe and Japan, the ones before the C-7 and after the C-3 where made out of the worst quality ever, if one where to step inside the cabin of 2005 corvette it would feel like you are in a Chevy Cobalt (a cheap car made by chevy), the corvette also shared many interior and exterior parts from cheap cars from GM. The car was very plain and just proved to Europe how the U.S is unable to make a GT, but the C-7 is Chevrolets latest shot at the GT market, a new more exotic style that tries to compete with Italian cars, and technology made to take on the germans, yet Chevy had many problems that had not been fix but known for a year, GM recalled many in late 2014- 2015 and the Corvette is hard to find because of this. The vehicle holds a place in American culture but it's just another V-8 that is overhyped that gets beaten by a garage built 4-Cyl or 6-Cyl Japanese car, or the Nissan GT-R (any model) at big boy races
America: We have a new corvette
Japan: 我々は1994年にそのような何かを持っていました
Germany: oh nett, gesehen die neue porche 9-11?
GM: Kind of , it's been recalled
by Josh98 May 25, 2015
A popular V-8 sports car that will dominate most Japanese cars. By the way, Skylines cost so much because of importing them to the US. They're actual price is about 20-30 thousand.
That Corvette owns.
by dude June 17, 2004
one of the worst cars ever made
shitty body still and shitty engine
dude i just beat that shitty ass corvette with my svt cobra
by svtcobra1 September 18, 2007
GTS class champion/ 24 hour at Lemans champ 2 years running....best piece of crap I have ever owned
by Anonymous May 05, 2003

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