Originally Posted by Sticky
Agreed on DCT.
As for prestige, we all know that the M stamp is watered down now that it appears on SUVs and 4200 lb luxo-barges. The 'vette interior is coming ahead by leaps and bounds... probably not up to M standards yet, but certainly closing the gap by a significant margin.
Finally, price. Yet to be confirmed until BMW releases pricing, but the Stingray will likely undercut the M3/4 by $15-20k. If that's correct, then the ZO6/7 will be about in the same price bracket as the M3, and will no doubt destroy it in a straight line and around the track, DCT or no. And it's still port injected, so no carbon build-up, and takes so well to those cheap mods that the 'murican muscle cars love. "