The terrifying Chevrolet Corvette Z06

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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Car Tech editor Antuan Goodwin said of the Corvette Z06 that it was the first car that actually scared him. That reaction is reasonable when you're putting the car's 505 horsepower to the wheels all at once, and it starts to drift sideways.

The Corvette Z06 is most at home on the smooth pavement of a track. Put it on bumpy backroads and keeping the front end pointed straight becomes a major challenge. Oh, yes, we were taken with the sound of the 7-liter engine and the exhilaration of its thrust, but the only place to appreciate all that this car can offer is a track.

Oh, and cabin tech? Forget about it. The Corvette Z06 offers navigation and a phone system, but these features are some of the worst we've seen.

Check out our 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 review .

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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