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Cars > Challenges > “QuikZilver” Vs “03 Cobra”

 

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QuikZilver

M–43
Lake Worth, Florida
United States

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rbwamsley

M
Houston, TX
United States

 

2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

“QuikZilver”

2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

“03 Cobra”

 
Photo of: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette

No longer owned

Photo of: 2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

No longer owned

 

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About “QuikZilver”

UPDATE: August 18, 2007: My beloved Corvette Z06 was traded in today on a new 2007 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, Plum Crazy # 981 of 1400.

One of my dream cars when first released. Purchased July 5, 2004 with just under 14,000 miles.

This car started off stock. Since then, I have added plenty of show items, as right now my Z06 has plenty of go for me.
Additions:
Interior: Silver accent door handle and "Oh $hit" bar, leather shift boot and e-brake boot, leather console pad, brushed aluminum scuff plates, blue LED lighting in switches, custom stereo (see mods for more info, picts in album), Flameball shift handle, aluminum gauge bezels
Exterior:
Chrome Z06 rims, custom graphics styled after 2004 Corvette Pace Car, Shaved rear side markers, blackout treatment front and back, Altezza tail lights, diamond cut backup lights, rear duct screens in rear that match the brake duct screening
Under hood:
Electron blue painted Fuel Rail Covers, Washer Tank, Coolant Overflow Tank, Upper Radiator Cover, Side Fender Covers
Chrome Alternator Cover, TPS Cover, Intake Cover, Air Intake Cobra, all caps (oil, washer, brake, coolant, clutch), brake booster, brake master cylinder, headlight motor covers, hood strut covers, open element air cleaner, Predator base tune.
I run my Z06 out at Moroso Motorsports Park in Palm Beach, FL as part of the Corvette Challenge here. I have a lot of fun and am still learning how to shift and get off the line quickly. The car is capable of low 12-high 11 runs from the factory. Best so far for me has been 12.780 @ 109.60 mph. But, I am getting better. Recently, to help me out at the track, I have added a Hurst Line Lock and a pair of Mickey Thompson ET Drag Radials.

About “03 Cobra”

I bought this car in May of '05 in Atlanta, GA. My pops and I flew up there to look at it and made sure that everything was as the guy said and then drove it 12 hours home to go 'ole Houston, TX. The car is driven daily. I love this car!

 

Specs for “QuikZilver”

The LS6 produces 385 hp at 6000 rpm, and torque of 385 ft.-lb. at 4800 rpm. The engine is redlined at 6500 rpm (versus the LS1's 6000 rpm redline), and its torque curve is slightly biased toward the upper end where that power will be most appreciated on the track. LS6 power output is achieved as the result of dozens of refinements to increase volumetric efficiency and maximum rpm.
The LS6's aluminum cylinder heads are cast with pent-roof combustion chambers that are smaller than the LS1's. Compression ratio increases from 10.1:1 to 10.5:1, improving thermal efficiency and increasing horsepower. Intake and exhaust ports in the LS6 head are refined and more precisely cast, contributing to the engine's overall increase in volumetric efficiency.
To further maximize the breathing capabilities of the LS6 and significantly reduce vehicle mass, a new titanium exhaust system was developed for the Z06. This marks the first-ever use of titanium in the exhaust system of a mass-production vehicle. The titanium portion of the Z06's exhaust system starts just forward of the rear axle, then goes over the top of the axle to the muffler. The entire muffler, all of its internal parts and exterior skin, the outlet pipes, including the exhaust tips, are constructed of titanium. The Z06 muffler is a completely new design featuring larger-diameter louver tubes inside the mufflers to reduce backpressure and provide less restriction for the exhaust gases flowing through the system. The exhaust tips are different too, with four 3.5-in.-dia. tips to visually set the Z06 apart from the standard Corvette. Titanium offers a lower density than steel, and higher strength than either magnesium or aluminum at all temperatures. It reduces the Z06's weight by 17.6 pounds a whopping 50 percent reduction compared to the weight of the stainless steel exhaust system used on the Corvette coupe and convertible. In addition to easing exhaust gas restrictions, reducing mass and looking distinctive, this exhaust system sounds more aggressive than that of the standard Corvette. Considerable time and effort went into the design and tuning of the mufflers to ensure an exhaust note that would be unique to the Z06.
The driveshaft is upgraded from a metalmatrix composite to aluminum alloy 6061, and it is increased in diameter from 55mm to 63mm. Driveshaft couplings have also been upgraded on manual-equipped models for additional strength and durability.
This transmission is unique to the Z06, and is the only transmission available for that model. It is not available on Corvette coupes or convertibles. It has more aggressive gearing to increase torque multiplication in most forward gears, allowing for more rapid acceleration and more usable torque at higher speeds.
The Z06 features a suspension system all its own designated FE4. It's not available on other Corvette models but is standard equipment on the Z06. It features a larger front stabilizer bar, a stiffer rear leaf spring, revised camber settings and unique shock calibrations, all engineered with a bias toward maximum control during high-speed operation.

Specs for “03 Cobra”

Stock Specifications
Year: 2003
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang Cobra
Origin: Dearborn, Michigan
�?�¼ mile: 12.9 Seconds
0 - 60 MPH: 4.5 Seconds
Position: Longitudinal Front Engine
Configuration: Water Cooled, 90 Degree V8 fully counterweighted forged crankshaft
Valvetrain: Chain Driven DOHC, 4 Valves/Cyl
Displacement: 281 CI / 4589 CC
Power: 390.0 BHP / 290.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 390.0 FT LBS / 528 NM @ 3500 RPM
Redline: 6500
Bore: 3.55 IN 90 MM
Stroke: 3.55 IN 90 MM
HP/L: 84.78 BHP per Liter
HP/LB: 9.4 LBS per BHP
Compression: 8.5:1
Block: Cast iron
Cylinder Head: Aluminum
Ignition: Distributorless coil-on-plug
Fuel Delivery: Sequential electronic fuel injection
Induction: Eaton Corporation Generation IV Roots- type supercharger with water-to-air intercooler, 8.0 psi maximum
Firing Order: 7-3-8-1-6-5-2-4
Exhaust: Dual, stainless steel, 2.25-in. diameter; 3.0-in. polished exhaust tips
Drive Wheels: RWD
Curb Weight: 3665 LBS 1662.1 KG
Weight Dist: 57 / 43
Length: 183.5 IN / 4660 MM
Width: 73.1 IN / 1857 MM
Height: 52.5 IN / 1333 MM
Wheelbase: 101.3 IN / 2573 MM
Front Track: 60.3 IN / 1531 MM
Rear Track: 60.3 IN / 1531 MM
Steering: Rack and pinion, power assist
Steering Ratio: 15.0:1
Turning Circle: 41.7 FT / 12.7 M
Materials: Unit Steel
Front Brakes: Brembro Vented Discs w/2-Pot Calipers, ABS
Front Brake Size: 13.0 IN / 330 MM
Rear Brakes: Brembro Vented Discs w/2-Pot Calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Size: 11.65 IN / 296 MM
Front Wheels: 17.0 x 9.0 IN / 43.2 x 22.9 CM
Rear Wheels: 17.0 x 9.0 IN / 43.2 x 22.9 CM
Front Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1, 275/40ZR-17
Rear Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1, 275/40ZR-17
Front Suspension: Modified Macpherson strut system with gas-charged Bilstein monotube dampers and separate 600 lb./in. coil springs (500 lb./in. on convertible), 29mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: Multi-link independent system, cast-iron upper control arms, aluminum lower control arms, fixed toe-control tie rods, aluminum spindles, gas-charged Bilstein monotube dampers, 600 lb./in. coil springs (470 lb./in. on convertible), 26mm tubular stabilizer bar
Transmission: TTC T-56 6-Speed Manual w/11in Clutch
1st Gear Ratio: 2.66:1
2nd Gear Ratio: 2.66:1
3rd Gear Ratio: 1.30:1
4th Gear Ratio: 1.00:1
5th Gear Ratio: 1.00:1
6th Gear Ratio: 0.63:1
Reverse Ratio: 2.90:1
Final Drive Ratio: 3.55:1

 

Factory Options for “QuikZilver”

In 2001, there were not many options available on the Z06. My Z06 does not have two options: CD Changer & Body Side Molding. Other than those, my Z06 has every option offered in 2001 on the Z06.

Factory Options for “03 Cobra”

Once you choose to get a Cobra, there are only 3 options that you can choose. They are:
1) Spoiler Delete
2) Chrome Wheels
3) Mach 1000 Stereo

Mine has no options.

 

Mods for “QuikZilver”

1250 watt stereo with DVD. Used all Stinger wiring, Phoenix Gold amps and speakers, Sony headunit and LCD monitor. Installed by me. In addition, I have done the engine in electron blue and chrome, added custom striping, Altezza LED tail lights, Flame ball shifter handle, chrome Z06 rims and a host of other dress-up mods.
Performance and safety mods include:
Corbeau Leather A4 Seats
AZS&M Harness Bar
Simpson 5 point belts
DTE Transmission Brace
Hardened Output Shaft (Left)
Remote Clutch Bleeder Line
Bilstein Sport Shocks
Line Lock
Mickey Thompson ET Street Drag Radials

Mods for “03 Cobra”

Engine
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2.76 Billet Flow Pulley
100mm Idler
LFP Heat Exchanger
K&N FIPK Gen. 2
MAC Off-road Prochamber
Magnaflow Catback
Diablo Predator Programmer
Tuned by Scott AKA Sambandit @ [url]http://www.milehidyno.com/[/url]

Drivetrain
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Pro 5.0 Shifter w /MGW Handle
Billet Flow IRS Brace

Suspension
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MM Coil-over @ all 4 Corners
MM Caster/Camber Plates
Bilstein MM Sport Valved Struts
Bilstein HD Shocks
KB Subframe Connectors
MM Shortend Sway Bar End Links
MM Bushing Kit
MM 14mm IRS Bolts

Brakes & Wheels
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HRE 545R Wheels (F:18x9 R:18x11)
Baer Eradi-speed 2 - piece rotors
MM Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
Hawk HP Plus Pads

Other
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Speed of Sound A-Pillar Pod
Autometer Engine Temp Gauge
Autometer Boost Gauge
DynoJet A/F Ratio Gauge w/ Data Logging Abilities
FordPower.net Tail Light Tint

450HP/456TQ

 

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