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KareemA4
06-30-2008, 04:20 PM
http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-08...rvette-Z06.htm

I love the sound of the R8

seank
06-30-2008, 04:35 PM
Give me the Z06 any day of the week.

TonyD
06-30-2008, 04:49 PM
Link doesn't work.

Rated S
06-30-2008, 04:51 PM
http://www.dpccars.com/car-videos-08/06-28-08page-Audi-R8-vs-Corvette-Z06.htm

TonyD
06-30-2008, 04:54 PM
<3 Kevin.

I would still take the R8. I can look at Vette and not do a double take. With the R8, I must never look away. Ever.

A4Dit
06-30-2008, 05:10 PM
I would take the R8 anyday, here in Florida you see Vette's all day long. I work with somebody that has a Z06 and it does nothing for me. I have yet to see an R8 though.

Kschroers1
06-30-2008, 05:39 PM
Its funny that some think they wouldn't give the Z06 a second look, but it is completly different than just a base model. I work at a Chevrolet dealer and ever one i take out, i get more looks out of than a base model. Yes the R8 looks like an extreme exotic but the raw american v-8 power out of the Z06 is just outragous. Wait untill the ZR-1 comes out. . . that'll be the car of the century possibly. But we'll see.

Myallroad
06-30-2008, 05:53 PM
But isnt the R8 raw v8 power too? lol

I rather not have my roof blow off at 170. ill take the R8 over 3 vettes anyday!

Das General
06-30-2008, 06:01 PM
R8 got dominated.

Kschroers1
06-30-2008, 06:05 PM
But isnt the R8 raw v8 power too? lol

I rather not have my roof blow off at 170. ill take the R8 over 3 vettes anyday!

ahahahahaha yeah i forgot about the roof blow off recall on those. but what i was meaning by raw was just the fact its a LS7 500 pony motor. Not trying to shit on Audi since i own one myself. I wouldn't drive any GM car except for a Vette these days.

But now that i recall, i just did a roof recall on a Z06 about 2 months ago. . . heres 2 quick pics. . .
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x64/Kschroers1/IMG00223.jpg
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x64/Kschroers1/IMG00005.jpg

Myallroad
06-30-2008, 06:29 PM
yeah the z06 is nice, but just can see myself driving one. I sat in one at a car show and felt as if i was in a cavalier. lol They are fast as balls though.

Kschroers1
06-30-2008, 06:39 PM
that particular car i had though, the owner was driving down the highway and flew off and hit a truck behind it. He brought the shell with him and was all scratched and bent up. The car was a 05' with 225 miles on it. It's never driven. But the drive after i completed installing the new roof was well worth the busted knuckled and cuts.

RudyH
06-30-2008, 08:39 PM
I wonder what Audi could do with 7.0L of displacement!

Hmm 4.2L 420hp, pretty sure 700hp wouldn't be too difficult naturaly aspirated

Regardless, at least GM FINALLY created a Corvette or car for the matter worth talking about.

Monizzle
07-01-2008, 12:09 AM
lol @ R8.
as much as i love the R8 and Audi, i feel audi is becoming way too show and not enough competitive go with a much higher cost. i know it's not all about that but I WANT IT ALL...i don't want to just dash stroke all freakin day.

pyro
07-01-2008, 05:41 AM
the only chevy i'd buy is a zo6/zr-1
:drool:

MAlby7
07-01-2008, 06:30 AM
The R8 needs a minimum 500hp if it wants to compete these days.

Myallroad
07-01-2008, 06:34 AM
lol @ R8.
as much as i love the R8 and Audi, i feel audi is becoming way too show and not enough competitive


Have you seen the new rs6? or the r8 tdi? ttrs? just naming a few

Invanity
07-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Ouch...

Well I'll take the Z over the R8 love the looks but needs a tad more performance for the price

Monizzle
07-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Have you seen the new rs6? or the r8 tdi? ttrs? just naming a few

of course I have, and their prices are astronomical compared to their "better badged" competition, and aside from interior, you aren't guaranteed a better driving experience, or sportier drive.
but whatever, i'd take an R8 in a heartbeat.
i want audi to be the best, but they seem to be content with being just above average, or setting the bar where it will soon and easily be reset by competition.

Maverick
07-02-2008, 08:42 PM
seriously, that was a really lame video but I need to thank those guys in the video or whoever contributed. the sound quality just wasn't there, I weren't excited at all. better recording next time

I would take the R8 over the Z06 anyday

YZracer
07-02-2008, 09:09 PM
It's not just Audi who is not price competitve with power. Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, they are all astronomically priced compared to Chevy. That has been one of the main selling points for the corvette for years!

There is a big power difference between the 2 so the video ended how I expected. I would still take the R8 for it's all round package and awesome styling over a Z06 anyday.

102487thedude
07-06-2008, 11:21 AM
the cars are for two diffrent people. the R8 is for that millionare who just wants a nice looking exotic and the Z06 is for the average man how is going through a mid life crisis but does not have the money to buy a real head turner. i have been in a lot of Z06 vetts and dont like them. i will stay with the germans for cars.

also with the R8 you are paying for the enginering involved behind the car not just power becuase it is easy to take a giant motor and just make 500hp(z06).

a few fun facts every year audi spends over 2 billion dollars in research and develpment where as GM is paying all there employess retirment funds.

another fun fact GM has more employees getting paid on their retinment plans than all german and jap car companys put togeather.

so i stick with the car which is more advanced and pushing the envolope for the car industry(R8) not the one with just a big motor(z06)

evil_O
07-06-2008, 12:31 PM
ouch...


+1

MYDWAGON
07-06-2008, 01:12 PM
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so i stick with the car which is more advanced and pushing the envolope for the car industry(R8) not the one with just a big motor(z06)

You put a big enough motor in a Subzero it will go like hell,but it will still ride like a fridge.The Z06 is a big piece of crap.My Allroad has a better fit and finish.Watch a Vette and an R8 on the track.The vette sounds like a misfiring lawnmower.The windnoise makes it sound like a brick.Most people who choose a Vette over anR8 never have driven either one but they experts.They look good on paper for the money.But in the real world they ride like crap.They're sterring wheel is out of a Malibu.You give both cars the same beating for 100k and the vette will be scrap.It takes GM 2 more liters than Audi to make the same hp

102487thedude
07-06-2008, 02:38 PM
could not agree with you more a vett is not a performance car becuase the acuatal mening behind perfromance means an objects ability to control its self in high speed sitiuations. it does not say anything about power whitch is all the Z06 is good for becuase u may as well take a top fuel dragster to pocono raceway or any other track with elevation changes and turns. the Z06 should not even be compared to the R8 becuase the R8 is a performance exotic and the Z06 is a fast Brick.

102487thedude
07-06-2008, 02:41 PM
Ouch...

Well I'll take the Z over the R8 love the looks but needs a tad more performance for the price

you dont even make sence with that comment you made, go and look at actuall specs on both cars the Z06 is only fast and thats where it ends.

rs4guyfolife
07-07-2008, 12:49 AM
you dont even make sence with that comment you made, go and look at actuall specs on both cars the Z06 is only fast and thats where it ends.

it actually did make sense
a little awkward wording but use your head [headbang]

edit: you spelled SENCE wrong

rs4guyfolife
07-07-2008, 01:01 AM
anyways back to the topic.

102487thedude i agree i would take a r8. but you sound a bit ridiculous saying a z06 isn't a performance car? it does lap the nurburgring track faster than a r8, and its pretty much half the price. (remember im still on the r8s side). interior isn't too bad and the 08s don't look half that bad after they re-did the lines of the car. and have you really been in one because it doesn't sound like it. yes the r8 will turn more heads obviously, z06s have been around for days. shit. well just wanted to tell you, you sound a bit ridiculous and weren't looking at all the facts.

you lose

Affinitive
07-07-2008, 03:54 AM
Personally I think anything with the Bow-Tie logo on it is a joke. Over priced joke at that. As mentioned, GM spends most of their money on retirement funds, so it's no wonder they're stuck having to squeeze 500 HP out of a Push-Rod Motor. I think it's still overpriced along with all their other junk. I mean C'Mon, it's an engine designed back in the fifties with a few updated revisions here and there. Sure they deserve some credit for squeezing 500 HP out of a Push-Rod Motor and then squeezing it into an aluminium and fiberglass or carbon fiber box, but that's all they did.

Besides that, it's not even a comparison. The R8 is WAAAAAAYYY more fuel efficient and it's still an all wheel drive car with far superior crash ratings and overall safety. Let's not even talk about handling.

The Vette is nothing more than an over priced penis extension/crutch which can thrust forward reasonably well,....considering. Just like the washed up old geeser who buys it hoping to convince his daughter's 30-something daddy syndrome friends that he could still take 'em for a ride after taking a cialis, should they fancy the idea during a drunken stooper. Either that, or they buy it to piss off the ex wife.

The R8 shows distinguished tastse and character with appreciation of superior engineering.

C

RXBG
07-07-2008, 12:12 PM
to begin with that race is not representative of reality. i've raced Z06s before. from a roll at 60 mph they were unable to walk me until 100 mph +. and even then it was a small walk. if at that point there were a curve i'd begin to catch up again. the Z06 is faster in a straight, but it won't embarass the R8. add some curves and the vette driver will have his hands full. unless he's very good the Z06 is a difficult car to drive fast in any kind of a curvy road. no comparison to an R8 in ease of driving for average driver.

in my encounters, the seemingly average Z06 drivers were not able to keep up with me around long sweeping curves at speeds over 90. just the god honest truth.

btw- i happen to be proud of the fact that the ZR1 is faster than the GTR around the ring.

Obi_agent
07-07-2008, 03:25 PM
If I want to go fast....Definitely Z06. Hell, it has a better mileage too. But looks and comfort wise....DEFinitELY R8.....Its just so damn beautiful[:)]

dreamcar=rs4
07-07-2008, 06:04 PM
anyways back to the topic.

you looe

fail.

Z06 ftw

kelticslob
07-07-2008, 08:34 PM
I could probably buy an enormous warehouse/barn for cheaper than the price of a nice small house. And with the extra money left over I could make the barn even bigger, or maybe repaint it, or buy some cool shit that I could keep in my barn.

Guess what? I dont want to live in a goddamn barn, but feel free if it suits you. I bet the girls will love it.

likewater
07-07-2008, 11:32 PM
But isnt the R8 raw v8 power too? lol

I rather not have my roof blow off at 170. ill take the R8 over 3 vettes anyday!

So freakin true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only American car I ever owned was in the shop more than on the road. Just a horrible experience. I love my country but our cars don't compare when you look at the whole package.

rs4guyfolife
07-08-2008, 12:18 AM
mind to enlighten us on the car you used sir? ^^^^

Invanity
07-09-2008, 09:53 PM
you dont even make sence with that comment you made, go and look at actuall specs on both cars the Z06 is only fast and thats where it ends.

I'll tell you what doesn't make sense....your spelling.

My sentence makes sense thedude. The Z06 outperforms the R8.
Now if we have a conversation on quality of build? R8 wins. Now if we have a conversation on uniqueness/style? R8 wins.

Let's be honest.....the thread title is R8 vs ZO6. I guess I took it as in racing wise. There is more to versus than just racing, I admit, like build quality, workmanship, options, uniqueness, resale value, collectivity, availability, and all around style. Actually I'm rather surprised at some of the positive responses the Z06 received in an Audi forum.

The Z06 performs well on the the track and street. My preference differs from yours....let that disturb you then.

Regardless, I would take the Z06 over the R8. Make sense to you?

rs4guyfolife
07-09-2008, 09:55 PM
fail.

Z06 ftw

nice one ...

rs4guyfolife
07-09-2008, 09:57 PM
I'll tell you what doesn't make sense....your spelling.

My sentence makes sense thedude. The Z06 outperforms the R8.
Now if we have a conversation on quality of build? R8 wins. Now if we have a conversation on uniqueness/style? R8 wins.

Let's be honest.....the thread title is R8 vs ZO6. I guess I took it as in racing wise. There is more to versus than just racing, I admit, like build quality, workmanship, options, uniqueness, resale value, collectivity, availability, and all around style. Actually I'm rather surprised at some of the positive responses the Z06 received in an Audi forum.

The Z06 performs well on the the track and street. My preference differs from yours....let that disturb you then.

Regardless, I would take the Z06 over the R8. Make sense to you?


way to restate all my points...

Invanity
07-09-2008, 09:58 PM
nice one ...

lol! true!

MYDWAGON
07-09-2008, 11:17 PM
I'll tell you what doesn't make sense....your spelling.

My sentence makes sense thedude. The Z06 outperforms the R8.
Now if we have a conversation on quality of build? R8 wins. Now if we have a conversation on uniqueness/style? R8 wins.

Let's be honest.....the thread title is R8 vs ZO6. I guess I took it as in racing wise. There is more to versus than just racing, I admit, like build quality, workmanship, options, uniqueness, resale value, collectivity, availability, and all around style. Actually I'm rather surprised at some of the positive responses the Z06 received in an Audi forum.

The Z06 performs well on the the track and street. My preference differs from yours....let that disturb you then.

Regardless, I would take the Z06 over the R8. Make sense to you?
Have you driven both?

Invanity
07-09-2008, 11:23 PM
could not agree with you more a vett is not a performance car becuase the acuatal mening behind perfromance means an objects ability to control its self in high speed sitiuations.

This is the first time I hear that performance has nothing to do with POWER. Power, mind you, isn't everything that defines performance but it is for damn sure a factor. Uhmm buddy...the Corvette has the same lateral acceleration as the R8......99g......and and yes that is coming from a RWD car vs an AWD car.

The vette is lighter, produces more power, it's faster and quicker (hope you know the difference between the last two).





the Z06 should not even be compared to the R8 becuase the R8 is a performance exotic and the Z06 is a fast Brick.

The Z06 has a drag coefficient of .34 while the R8s drag coefficient of 0.345
Guess the R8 is a brick as well? Nope both cars have excellent drag coefficients.



Good god....I cannot understand how a person could be so absent minded and ignorant.
BTW try this link http://hooked-on-phonics.com/ I understand grammar isn't everyone's forte but damn dude!

Invanity
07-09-2008, 11:27 PM
Have you driven both?

No...an 06 Z I have. Have you been lucky enough to drive both?[up]

MYDWAGON
07-10-2008, 12:12 AM
No...an 06 Z I have. Have you been lucky enough to drive both?[up]
No I have not.But I think it's stupid for people to make a choice when they haven't.To me it's like looking at a picture of 2 women and determining which one is a better piece of ass by measurements.It may look good on paper.I have driven a Vette.I think they are crap.A Vette should up to the standards of a Ford GT by now.Their design was based on a Coke bottle.The biggest design issue on the last design was exposed headlamps.(they didn't want to upset the traditionalists).Look how long it took them to put a transaxle in it.(Pontiac did it in a wagon in 1963)When you look at what GM was doing in the 80's with the Cyclone and how far they haven't come.Audi's are real world cars.They may not be the best on paper but in the real world they excel.You don't see Vettes in the snow but you will see Audi's and Porsche's and BMW's.The best engine the Vette ever had they couldn't even make they had to go to MercCruiser.GM is lossing billions and when they lose billions the product suffers.If you don't believe this you're a flaming idiot.

CONTROL TWO
07-10-2008, 12:19 AM
if youve spent any extended amount of time in either (i have in both), then you will have to think very carefully about whether the pure power of the vette is what you want..
i am usually a vette hater, but was silenced after driving the z06 b/c of its huge improvement in every way over the regular vette.. yet it still feels like im driving a suped up pontiac when i sit in it..
the r8 on the other hand, just has this incredible aura of quality.. even the fucking smallest things like climate control dials show how much time and care went into each part of the car..
in my opinion the r8 is "fast enough" and reliable for daily driving, so i would pick it over the vette, which is fast as shit but not quite as special and not nearly as beautifully put together

Invanity
07-10-2008, 07:52 PM
No I have not.

Wow....So you've driven neither?![:o]

It's ok......that does nothing to reflect on the GLARING fact that the Chevrolet Z06 will outperform (racing wise) the R8.

Now if you want to go into stock options, leather quality, woman's asses, and pontiacs....well go ahead. I suppose my neighbors Scion TC is "fast enough".



You don't see Vettes in the snow

I've never seen a Camel's ass in the snow either but doesn't mean they aren't out there.....

Besides I live in the Los Angeles area....and it doesn't really snow....
Does that mean I should sell my A6 biturbo quattro? Nope.
Does it mean I should sell my Vette? Nope.

Does it mean you should sell your WAGON? Nope.

I just have different preferences than you. That bugs you too eh? Well then rant on about mercury marine and ZR1, maybe even Zora....who cares.

To each his own.

kelticslob
07-11-2008, 12:37 AM
Wow....So you've driven neither?![:o]

It's ok......that does nothing to reflect on the GLARING fact that the Chevrolet Z06 will outperform (racing wise) the R8.

Now if you want to go into stock options, leather quality, woman's asses, and pontiacs....well go ahead. I suppose my neighbors Scion TC is "fast enough".

Are you being obtuse just to "win" the argument, or is it a naturally appearing occurrence?

You dont have to answer that. Im not checking for a reply.

MYDWAGON
07-11-2008, 05:45 AM
Are you being obtuse just to "win" the argument, or is it a naturally appearing occurrence?

You dont have to answer that. Im not checking for a reply.

I disregard opinions from people from southern Cali.They are usually clueless when it comes to realworld driving.They don't know pothole the slalom.They don't know rain/snow/mud/cold etc....