Seeing a cop’s flashing lights behind you is a bad start to a day. But seeing Jay Leno say, "This is not gonna end well," while getting pulled over in a new Z06 is a great way to start a video.
Now that 2015 is here, some of those machines are more than 10 years old. Which means that we no longer have to buy new to score one helluva performance bargain! So we dug through the archives and came up with the 9 best used performance cars that can be bought for under 30 grand.
LS specialist Vengeance Racing not only led the pack in Z06 testing and tuning, Ron Mowen’s shop gave their new Z06 a memorable introduction. First, their 1-mile Z06 burned off thousands of miles of tread life in the dealership’s parking lot. Nice. Then, they strapped it down to their DynoJet and recorded an impressive 585 rwhp and 611 lb-ft of twist at the rear wheels. Internet breakage commenced.
Ever since rumblings of a new, supercharged Z06 hit the Interweb, there’s been two different but equally forceful narrative-explosions: the first, natch, was “How much power will it make?” And the second was, “DURRR YOUSE GONNA PUT A BLOWER ON A ROAD COURSE CAR DURRR IS YOU STUPED?” And that second quote was mine.
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