Ok I'll say 2001 Z06 in SS. 6 speed (new lower gears) 380 HP low flat
torque curve,10.5 and 9.5 wheels Hard top only and under 3100 #s.
> From: Kent Rafferty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: mab <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Best C4 Vette for Autox?
> Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 11:53 AM
> Okay, I'll play. All these choices are course dependent
> and are highly subjective but here goes:
> 1. 86 Z51 Automatic - perfect match between tranny
> and L98 torque, very light at around 3100ish lbs.
> 2. 89 Z51 6-speed - probably the most successful
> autox model so it must have something going for it.
> 3. 91 ZO7 L98 6-speed - Don't see many running but
> you get a good suspension with L98 torque.
> 4. 92-95 ZO7 6-speed - good track suspension that
> works okay for autox - LT1 has detractors. 3300 lbs.
> 5. 96 Z51 LT4 - great engine in search of a suspension.
> Z51 in 96 used base-level springs. Heavy at 3400 lbs
> 6. Any ZR1 - great on first gear courses. Pigs at 3500+ lbs
> Relatively soft suspension and peaky power curve.
> Kent Rafferty
> > In evaluating considerations for my next autox car, a C4 Vette is
> > rapidly nearing the top of the list. It seems that the logical
> > candidates are:
> > a) 96 LT4 with Z51
> > b) most any year ZR-1
> > c) 91 L98 with Z07
> > (all of the above would have 6 speed transmissions, which is what I'd
> > prefer anyway)
> > or would it be something else entirely?
> > I'd be interested in knowing what the Vette owners think makes a great
> > car that would run in Stock class. I've seen some comments on the list
> > that indicate that the ZR-1 is not a great autox car but I do not
> > understand why if that's true.
> > I'll admit that right now I'm partial to the 96 LT4. I don't care for
> > the blue Grand Sport paint job, so I'd likely try to find a regular
> > production LT4 when the time comes.
> > So.. let me have your opinions and rationale.
> > Thanks,
> > Miles Beam
> > 91 Trans Am 305, 5 speed