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Old 01-16-2013, 07:38 AM   #251
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While I know that is only a video game, but it sure shows how things have changed if a high production base model car can do over 200 MPH.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #252
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Seriously! I have a book of 'Supercars' and their criteria was hitting the 200mph club. The Z06 had made it in and now the base C7 will.

I don't know what the new pricing will be like, but you can get into a brand new C6 for under $50k and they have a top speed of 190mph. I wouldn't want anything less than a full weld in cage if I was pushing it on the track. Corvettes never really did it for me, but what a performance bargain!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #253
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ahh the LT1 returns, hopefully it sounds as aggressive as the the one from the 90's.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:10 PM   #254
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ahh the LT1 returns, hopefully it sounds as aggressive as the the one from the 90's.


Start-up/idle. No revving
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #255
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Start-up/idle. No revving
Sounds like every other Chevy I can remember hearing. Not horrible, but they could take some lessons from Ford on how to make muffler music. Maybe it's a firing order issue :shrug: (I know the LS1 was practically a Ford design, but I don't think they adopted 13726548 did they?)
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #256
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Exactly how I felt. I was like "oohhhh that tickles a little... more please".. and then to not rev I kept checking the play bar to see if the video had paused.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #257
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Sounds nothing like the 1990's LT1, BUT it has a supercar tone to it
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:37 PM   #258
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Alright,

After seeing the grey, unnnngghghhhhhhh Ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffff




I can go with it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #259
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Seriously! I have a book of 'Supercars' and their criteria was hitting the 200mph club. The Z06 had made it in and now the base C7 will.

I don't know what the new pricing will be like, but you can get into a brand new C6 for under $50k and they have a top speed of 190mph. I wouldn't want anything less than a full weld in cage if I was pushing it on the track. Corvettes never really did it for me, but what a performance bargain!
I have already seen rumors that with the new Aero, and improvements to the ZR1 motor, it may see 240+ MPH.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 AM   #260
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I love Vettes and all, but that is HIDEOUS! Tacky, ugly, and tasteless. WTF? The C6 (especially wide body models) were beautiful!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #261
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ahh the LT1 returns, hopefully it sounds as aggressive as the the one from the 90's.
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Exactly how I felt. I was like "oohhhh that tickles a little... more please".. and then to not rev I kept checking the play bar to see if the video had paused.
They sound a bit like Corsa's C6 exhaust. Less bass, bit more rasp. I smile and look every time they fire one up in the garage and head out to the test site.

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Sounds nothing like the 1990's LT1, BUT it has a supercar tone to it
That sounds like ass.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #262
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THe sound a car makes at idle is not really a fair comparison to how it really sounds while driving.

and M5 and M3 sound like old tractors with an exhaust leak at idle, but once they are at song, they sound glorious.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #263
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #264
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GT-R needs to take roof line lessons from this.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #265
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THe sound a car makes at idle is not really a fair comparison to how it really sounds while driving.

and M5 and M3 sound like old tractors with an exhaust leak at idle, but once they are at song, they sound glorious.
I had an E36M3, the sound it made in the upper rpms
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:07 PM   #266
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That's not pro-touring, that's what happens when overweight 50 something white guys try to be "edgy" and "in touch with the youth"
No, that is what happens when some young punk tries to make a nice car look 'better' by putting crap like that on it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #267
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GT-R needs to take roof line lessons from this.
This.

My bro-in-law has a C6 Grand Sport and is currently expriencing Corvette envy with the C7.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #268
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Saw it in person at Detroit. The more I see it, the more I just see the current Corvette with a front grill and some scoops. The only "new" part is the rear, which is hit/miss. I haven't really decided on how I feel about it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #269
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I can't put into words how terrible I think that looks. Was this designed by a committee?
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #270
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No, that is what happens when some young punk tries to make a nice car look 'better' by putting crap like that on it.
We can at least agree that it looks wretched.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:47 PM   #273
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Saw it in person at Detroit. The more I see it, the more I just see the current Corvette with a front grill and some scoops. The only "new" part is the rear, which is hit/miss. I haven't really decided on how I feel about it.
From the outside, perhaps. Overall shape is not significantly different. The front end got some styling changes. Headlights seem to be a more significant change. Of course the rear end is completely new. The rear hatch / glass canopy is a rather major change. They've done away with the complete greenhouse style and added C-pillars to the vehicle. I expect this provides more chassis rigidity in the coupes.

The bigger changes are the interior and driveline. Everyone has their own opinion on the interior styling. The driveline changes are quite fantastic. New engine with more base power. New transmission with an extra gear which can do a lot for acceleration and/or top speed as well as fuel economy. The rear diff has an eLSD which can do a lot of magical things for performance and putting power to the ground.

Overall it is a pretty big step forward from the previous generation.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #274
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Wow I didn't realize how horrible a 1/2 unpainted plastic back end looked until the blue one in that jalopnic link. I honestly cvan't make up my mind now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #275
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I'm not sure about the rear end. As a Corvette fan, the rear end doesn't seem to have the Corvette-ness feel. I'm sure it will grow on me once I see it in person. For some reason, when I see the rear end with the new logo, I think Pontiac Firebird. The front and side looks sharp.
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