Originally Posted by Z K
The biggest advantage of the Corvette vs the M3 is the weight. The Corvette weighs 400-500 lbs less than the M3! So even if the M3 has more power, the Corvette has the advantage in performance driving situations because of it's lower weight and lower center of gravity.
My friend had a C6 Z06 and in stock form it was a monster. The biggest complaint is the crap stock seats with no support but otherwise it is a great car. The M3 can't even come close to the performance of the vette. On track, I've watched the Vette pull away on straights and corners like the M3 is standing still. He changed out the stock suspension for coilovers on all 4 corners and added bigger and stickier tires.
Starting with the C5 Z06, and continuing with the C6 Z06 and ZR1, and now the C7, Corvettes have really turned into world-beaters... Even before you factor in the cost advantage over the competition.
Enjoy the new ride, OP - post some video from the 'Ring!