I turned left on I-65-north on-ramp, then buried the gas.
In seconds, I was near the top of third gear, watching traffic fly backwards when I lifted. This twenty-oh-eight, six-speed–new LS3 under the hood and optional "NPP" exhaust out back–was a freakin' rocket ship.
I realized that now, my '04 Z06, good old "3Balls39", can't even keep up with a base C6. The new engine–6.2-liters, 436hp@5900 rpm–makes the standard Corvette about half-a-tenth quicker than the most aggressive Vette of just 48 months ago.
The GM guy with me almost got a word out.
"Dude!" I cut him off. "The motor's awesome! What sucks is that it took you guys
only four years to make a base car quicker than my 110-lbs. lighter C5Z."