First race on our own little drag strip was 09 GT 500 with tune and cold air against 08 LS3 auto with performance axle ratio, all stock. Both our cars with about 2000 miles on odometers. Had to go rolling start due to Shelby not hooking up, trying to get accurate picture of how they stacked up. Corvette won this one by about 2 lengths. I thought the Shelby should have done better. I dont think the tune and cold air helped much at all. Next race was buddys 07 GT500 with tune, cold air and pulley. Rolling start again. Give this one to the shelby by about 2 lengths. I cant complain about that as the LS3 has 436 hp. Last race our Z against buddys GT. Again a rolling start, Z is all stock with about 2000 miles. Raced about 6 times, a few missed shifts by shelby we wont count. Beat him by about 5 lengths on his good runs. Z has a better shifter so missed shifts arent a problem. Now had we gone from a dead start I think the auto corvette would have beat the 07 shelby because it hooks and is gone where the shelby just cant get traction. Z would have pulled more lengths also cause it hooks way better than either shelby. I am not putting down shelby cause we have one and I really like it. Its problems as I see it compared to the corvettes is way too heavy, poor shifter, and it just cant get the power to the ground. The auto corvette has run a best of 12.3 at 115 in good air at 1700 elevation. Probably the most car for the money of the three. A similar 08 Z I had last year ran a best of 7.5 in eigth mile in hot weather at 3500 elevation. Sorry this got a little long.