The $67K Z06 kicks the tail off of the Germans and Italians and still ranks 3rd. How do they do that?
Exerpts from the race track notes "Porsche matches the Corvette" on this corner, the F430 "nearly keep(s) pace with the Z06", the Vette "blows off" both of them on acceleration, was able to "brake later than the others" and it gains "half a second" on the straight". So they compare the other cars to the Corvette on every note but in the end running 1.3 seconds faster than the AWD Porsche is still reason to place it 3rd.
Let's see, in the objective catagories:
Lap time: Z06
Top speed: Z06
1/4 mile: Z06
Fuel mileage: Z06
Interior cruise noise level: Z06
The only place the Z06 got beat was standing start acceleration (gotta love AWD) and top gear acceleration (gotta love the 50% OD 6th gear).
Interesting though how the smallest engine got the worst gas mileage and the biggest one got the best.
Ok, everything else aside, I just can't see how in a search for the "Ultimate Sports Car" performance takes a back seat to comfort and convenience. Wild.