Watch Jay Leno Get Busted In The New Corvette Z06

I guess Chevy won't need a better advertisement for the Corvette Z06 than Mr. Denim Shirt himself getting pulled over in the canyons.

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We don't have to remind you that the Z06 Corvette is an insane car and the biggest performance bargain this side of a Hellcat. Made mostly of aluminum and rigid carbon fiber, it will reach sixty under 3 seconds, give normal drivers way too much speed and act pretty much like a full on race car at the hands of a professional. Women love it too.

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The Z06 is also perfect for burnouts, but Jay Leno didn't get to experience that in his pre-production convertible. He did however put its acceleration to the test with the new eight-speed automatic that's actually faster than the manual, until the hands of the law switched on those sirens. Oh boy!

Don't forget kids: the seven-speed manual is still superior, and no matter what they say, "active rev matching" remains complete bullshit. Luckily, you can turn that off and do the job the proper way.

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mr12c
Mr. Ligier 812 GTC4Lusso Rubicon Pista

I'm eating crow here. I mocked those still harping for manuals, as I love the dual clutch setups in my 458 and 911, but I just ordered a Z06. And I got the manual. So in this case, stick shift FTW!

Because fuck that slush box. Every time I read about their auto being faster and smoother than PDK, it needs to have an asterisk. *Only in very specific conditions, and definitely not smoother in normal driving. Downshifts are sooo slow, even in manual mode.