All three cars shown are great designs and in the case of the STS-V series and Z06 have some of the most amazing engineering, equal to (in some cases better) anything out there. People can deride the OHV engine in the Vette, but in the Z06 state of tune it will put the willies up some high priced imports. The car is simply chock full of brilliant engineering. Check the specs out versus a similarly priced Porsche. The Z06 Vette is going to have an MSRP of around $70,000 (Perhaps $75,000) IMO Nothing even comes close at that price.Rick Kap said:Here is information on the 2006 Corvette Z06.
The 2006 Corvette Z06 has a pushrod engine, but pushrod engines usually weigh less than OHC engines. Pushrod engines also have less height than OHC engines. The Cadillac CTS-V uses a 400 hp LS6 instead of Cadillac's DOHC Northstar V-8 because of the Northstar V-8 wouldn't fit easily under the hood of the CTS. The LS7 has a 7,000 rpm redline. Here is an article about the 2006 Corvette Z06's 500 hp LS7
The fenders of the 2005 Corvette remind me of the fenders of both the C2 and C3 Corvettes. Notice how they go into the door.
The 2006 Cadillac STS-V won't match the performance of the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG or the BMW M5, but at least the STS is no longer front-wheel-drive. Here is information on the new STS-V.
Here is a video of it
"The supercharged Northstar V8: 4.4 liters, 440 hp, 430 lb-ft of torque - 90% of which is available from 2200 to 6000rpm, and VVT. This supercharger is worthy of special note - engineers were happy to tell us that this blower operates with some 30% less drag than the Ford GT's supercharger, and the intercooler has 50 cooling fins per inch length of the pipeline."
The Pontiac Solstice came out as a concept at the Detroit auto show in January 2002 as this...
and will go into production in a few months as this