You could still probably find a c5 z06 for a better price. z06 > sti TRY to remember we're talking abut a pushrod engine that's ALREADY at least 9 years old and still holding its own against new shit. (97' C5 had the first ls1) American quality will only get better (as has been proven) and faster (as has been proven) fuck that the burden of proof is on you.. You cant PROVE to me that euro is BETTER than american on a performance tip. the new corvettes will continue to do my talking on the performance aspect (and thats my major point). Lots of domestics can PERFORM when setup properly. once you add a modified car into the mix, all bets are off. high performance at a reasonable price. Thats what the people want. American just defines by straight line. and thats what some enthusiasts are looking for. powerband. high torque. modability. good factory setup, styling. pricing. (vettes, evos, etc. etc.) It's really hard to compare a Vette to a Porsche/Lambo/Ferrari (I GET IT FOLKS). totally different cars/driver mentality. but it's not like there isn't porsches that a much lower cost domestic wouldnt/couldn't lay waste to (if looking at actual price ranges).