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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Actually the way women have been getting their advanced degrees over the last several decades I think these women can afford to buy their own..

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Seen a few of them on the roads out here. They do look sharp, esp from the rear. Very smooth, upscale lines.
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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    still if you ask me a Corvette is meant and good for one thing
    Going fast in a straight line

    i have friends with corvettes and i always argue this with them and they never prove it
    but show me a vette that can perform off a straight track

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    I've heard some versions of the Corvette are spectacular on a road coarse. But I do remember when straight line performance was what many Corvettes were really about.

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    I'm definitely going to be in the minority here, but I don't really like it.

    Too wannabe Ferrari up front.

    Too toy like in back (like a child's idea a sports car. I have this problem with the ENTIRE Camaro as well).

    The interior finally looks/feels like it belongs in a car of its price, but overall... Meh. Maybe it will grow on me.

    Give me a '96 C4 LT4 any day .

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    Not liking it either, looks like a space rocket rather than a car..

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    still if you ask me a Corvette is meant and good for one thing
    Going fast in a straight line

    i have friends with corvettes and i always argue this with them and they never prove it
    but show me a vette that can perform off a straight track
    You need to get with the times. This hasn't been true since 1982. The C4, with its "radical" 16" Gatorback Goodyear low profile tires really redefined how much grip you can get from a sports car. Its just gotten better and better ever since. The 2002 C5 Z06 really raised the bar, with its 3100lb curb weight, 405hp, and just insane amounts of grip, it was faster around a track than a contemporary Ferrari 360 Modena.

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    And to continue Aron9000's theme, when the '63 Vette went to independent rear suspension, the Corvette became a 'player' as well. To Corvette's advantage it could 'zig' pretty good (and go in a straight line even better). Perhaps they lost some credence with the C3 ('68 - '82) but, as they say, is history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    still if you ask me a Corvette is meant and good for one thing
    Going fast in a straight line

    i have friends with corvettes and i always argue this with them and they never prove it
    but show me a vette that can perform off a straight track
    Wow, you really know nothing about cars. Just decades old stereotypes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aron9000 View Post

    You need to get with the times. This hasn't been true since 1982. The C4, with its "radical" 16" Gatorback Goodyear low profile tires really redefined how much grip you can get from a sports car. Its just gotten better and better ever since. The 2002 C5 Z06 really raised the bar, with its 3100lb curb weight, 405hp, and just insane amounts of grip, it was faster around a track than a contemporary Ferrari 360 Modena.
    Yep, C5 Z06 are road course beasts!

    Locally, there is a woman with an early C4 Vette that spanks almost all the guys at autocross.
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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post

    i have friends with corvettes and i always argue this with them and they never prove it
    but show me a vette that can perform off a straight track


    Z06 performed better than Zonda and Ferrari 430 and set a better lap time! Even Top Gear UK people, who hate American cars, admit this!

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    It's roundly known that Corvettes have been great track cars since the release of the C4. I think those C3's were really more known for being straight line cars.
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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThumperPup View Post
    still if you ask me a Corvette is meant and good for one thing
    Going fast in a straight line
    You must know better than this, did you say this just to stir everyone up?

    It will do that but they are fast in the twisties too. The C5 was an awesome car on the track and I have heard that the C6 is even better.

    As for the looks, don't like the rear but the car is just an overall beast. I would guess it is a blast to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    Based on chevy website, the MSRP of the base model is $51,XXX. I am not sure how loaded the base model is, but 51k is not that high. Truth be told, there are many young people driving around in brand new 45-55k cars, e.g. ATS premium, CTS premium, BMW 3 series 335, 5 series, 4 series, A4 premium plus, A5 premium plus, C class 350 with sport package ... All of these cars cost around a base C7and even more. So it is not just about the money. If I had the option to choose between my ATS and a C7, I would still choose the ATS! The C7 is nice, but it is not practical and it is not something that you want to drive to work! I am going to say maybe the older, retired people are more interested in fun factor of a car rather than its practically, so that is why they buy a C7.
    You are not the target for this car. Not sure why you wouldn't want to drive this car to work but I would!

    Quote Originally Posted by CTSCHICK View Post
    The automatic did 390's hp & 380's tq on a mustang dyno

    Other than the c6 zr1's this is the first car that white looks great on to me.
    Respectable numbers at the wheels on a mustang Dyno. I was hoping they Dyno'ed your BF's Vette with the Manual GB.

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    Re: The C7's have arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by ben.gators View Post
    Based on chevy website, the MSRP of the base model is $51,XXX. I am not sure how loaded the base model is, but 51k is not that high. Truth be told, there are many young people driving around in brand new 45-55k cars, e.g. ATS premium, CTS premium, BMW 3 series 335, 5 series, 4 series, A4 premium plus, A5 premium plus, C class 350 with sport package ... All of these cars cost around a base C7and even more. So it is not just about the money. If I had the option to choose between my ATS and a C7, I would still choose the ATS! The C7 is nice, but it is not practical and it is not something that you want to drive to work! I am going to say maybe the older, retired people are more interested in fun factor of a car rather than its practically, so that is why they buy a C7.
    Unless you have a family or need to transport people for your business, the Corvette is plenty practical. The cargo space is pretty darn outstanding(ie you can just as much junk in the back of a Vette as you can the trunk of an ATS). With the perfect weather you have in Hawaii, its really a no-brainer for me as to what I'd drive for 51k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTSV_Rob View Post
    Respectable numbers at the wheels on a mustang Dyno. I was hoping they Dyno'ed your BF's Vette with the Manual GB.
    It is a good friend of my b.f's C7
    A stock ZR1 only does around 500 on that dyno.
    I asked my b.f. what it did he said they didn't run it on the dyno yet because they already took it apart to do R&D on headers, cold air kit , cylinder heads,ect already.

    My head is still stuck on the 30+hp & 57ft lbs they pulled out of their first 2.0 ATS.
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    I'd rock the hell out of a C7 as a daily driver, provided I could afford it and I lived in a place where the weather was more welcoming.
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