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Greetings everyone, been a while. I just wanted to share a funny story that happened to me this afternoon on my way to work.

When I get off the expressway on my way to work, I almost always inexorably come to a red light under the viaduct, after I get my green arrow. Work is about five blocks in a straight line from there. Well, this time was no different- a red light.

It was then that I noticed in the next lane to my left was a Z06 corvette, screaming yellow just like my proud and modified 260hp sixer. Of course, the idiot just had to start revving at me like a bully- so like I do to alot of other people who do that, without making eye contact, I just gesture a yawn. Still, I pulled on one of these before years ago, and with less mods. If there is one thing Mustang's can do better than just about any other car, it is take a corner (poor driver's need not apply).

A Z06 corners like an 18 wheeler.

This basic fact is how I got the previous Corvette, just let them have their fun and wait for the corners to turn on the speed. Trust me, if you are a better driver then they are you will pull on them by car length's with ease (at least until the straight line becomes available).

So , anyway- I turn off my TCS and turn on my OD. The guy peels out on green and I get blocked by a truck in front, and another car to my left, which I have to swerve around (something he couldn't have done in his 7.0 L monster at high speed.) He had to slow down to turn his corner, but I was already on him. I know he was surprised I got to him so fast. I don't think he liked how fast I was able to maneuver the road to catch him before he turned the corner, and as I passed him he was screaming profanities out of his window.

Not a true kill, but a testament on the handling superiority of the S197 Mustang vs. a Corvette. For a guy who drives fairly conservatively, it was nice to give in for once in a long time and get a rise out of the owner of a faster car. :gringreen
 

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Z06's do not corner like an 18 wheeler. The driver's are over 65 and don't want to spill their golf clubs, Viagra, and Rogaine across the back. You would have been raped had the driver been born in something past the Truman administration. Jeez I hope this isn't posted about me when I choose not to prove my metal against middle aged men in mini vans.
 

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you must be smoking some pretty strong stuff if you think a mustang handles better than a sport car made for road racing lol.
 

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Well, I beg to differ. It is well know that the Z06 cannot handle the lateral G's on the rear wheel coming out of a high throttle. They spinout. Do your homework. Fact is, I do not allow myself to get 'raped' b/c I have yet to be bested by a Corvette while engaged in heavy cornering.
 

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Check Out Top Gear, series 8, episode 2. They talk about this I hear. But, of course, I doubt you'd believe the experts either. Or the fact that the Mustang beat the Corvette through the pylons when tested by Popular Mechanics.
 

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you must be smoking some pretty strong stuff if you think a mustang handles better than a sport car made for road racing lol.

I respect your "opinion." But until I'm proven otherwise...

The handling difference is slight, but just enough to give a Mustang the edge.
 

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I must agree with the others. Looking at your sig I don't see any suspension upgrades and without them I don't see it handling anywhere the level a Corvette corners, much less a Z06 with stiffer suspension.

Trust me, your Mustang does not out corner a Vette.

Motortrend posts 1.08 G's on the skidpad for a stock C6 Z06... No Mustang will do that, not even the new Boss.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1102_2011_chevrolet_corvette_z06_test/specs.html

Even a 2002 Z06 puts down .99 G's on the skidpad.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/112_0202_2002_chevrolet_corvette_z06/miscellaneous.html

Here's a 2011 V6 which handles better than your car, and it only pulls .96 G's on the skid pad.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_1003_2011_ford_mustang_v_6_test/test_numbers.html
 

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Dude I just sold two of my mustangs and bought a new '11 Grand Sport "regular" vette and ....wait for it... Im 44 and am not afraid to drive. I have all kinds of cool modson my 72 Mach 1 like a tci 3 link rear susp. front roller spring perches and helical strud rod bushings 1.125 front and .750 rear bar and panhard bar, 440 hp 351C full roller mass flo efi, 4r70W .... and as much as i love the mach it nor my 03 gt compare. not saying those and yours are not great cars but this this is for road racing and it sticks.
 

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yeah man, that Z06 can pull a 1.0 on the skidpad in stock form, it has an aluminum frame, carbon fiber fenders and hood and goes from 0-60 in about 3 seconds...it will do about 70 mph in 1st gear alone...don't try to tell us your little Stang can hang let alone beat it in any category.
 

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handling superiority of the S197 Mustang vs. a Corvette
funniest post in a quite a while:heha:

Looking at your sig I don't see any suspension upgrades
To be fair. He does have a rear spoiler and the z06 does not. Think of all the downforce produced at 35 mph.
 

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Mmmmm....I wonder what planet we're from here...!!! :laugh:
 

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Okay, I love my Mustang and have alot of pride in the heritage of the car but I'm a realist....the Z06 will dust not only a modded 6 but my GT that has HP mods, GT500 wheels & tires with F1 Supercar tires, and a spring swap. Reason, solid rear axle and corners don't mix too well unless you really know what you're doing. If you are going to reference Top Gear you might want to also look at their season 5 episode 7 review of the Mustang GT or better yet, season 9 episode 6 when they test the GT500 and just rip the fact it still has the solid steel girder and it can't corner worth a crap. You call them the experts, you might want to listen to them. I don't know about you but I have been to track days and watched standard vettes outcorner Mustangs and when I was in Italy I had a co-worker who had a Z06 and we would take it on the Autostrada to and from work. Trust me, my car wouldn't have a chance against it. Sorry man.

My only problem with Vettes (they have just as much heritage as Mustangs), most vette club shows I've been to have shown a snob'ish mentaility. Not all members but most. The Porsche club guys were much cooler.
 

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A V6 mustang out running a Z06. This is just stupid. :laugh:

My car is modded to the hilt with 600 hp and tons of suspension upgrades. I would have my hands full with a z06.
 

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The Porsche club guys were much cooler
Us viper guys are the coolest of the cool.:D

Did I ever tell you lot about my z06 encounter a few weeks back. I was in the viper... pulled up at a red light to a C6Z06. I'm in the left lane and the right lane merges with the left. There's traffic building up behind in both lanes. I am completely disinterested in street racing as was the Z06 driver. I took slowly as did the Z. I was in 5th gear by 40 mph (as usual). The Z was maybe a nose ahead with the lane merging. I slowed to allow the Z to safely merge. Sort of an anti-race and I'm sure very disappointing to those watching from behind.
 

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. . . . most vette club shows I've been to have shown a snob'ish mentaility. Not all members but most. The Porsche club guys were much cooler.
Vette guys snobbier than Porsche guys??? not what I would have expected!
 

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testament on the handling superiority of the S197 Mustang vs. a Corvette
i love my mustang,with that said there is NO way your modded v6,or even a stock gt can compare to that Z06 vette! you say it takes bad corners,yeah maybe at 140 mph! give up thinkin you had a good day against the Z06,you only had a good day against a real bad driver!
give me a gt500kr and then maybe i will play with the Z06 :bigthumbsup
 
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