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Old 01-20-2013, 09:25 PM
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New C7

I just got back from Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale and thought I'd add to the internet 'buzz' with my own pics of the new C7. It's beautiful and must be seen in the flesh (so to speak). Someone shelled out $1.1 million for the right to own serial # 001.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:55 AM
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NASCAR team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick bought the car. He also bought one of the L88 Corvettes sold by the other auctioneers.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:31 AM
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I can't stand how they've thrown away the circle tail-light motif. I just don't get it. Love how they've kept the targa though
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:12 AM
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Doesn't work for me. Too much "wannabe European supercar look" about it.

'Vettes should look like 'Vettes !!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:58 PM
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Doesn't work for me. Too much "wannabe European supercar look" about it.

'Vettes should look like 'Vettes !!
Still made like a Vette....and probably won't cost like the EU cars that'll be slower....
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:03 AM
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I can't stand how they've thrown away the circle tail-light motif. I just don't get it. Love how they've kept the targa though
I agree- it looks like a tarted up Camaro.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:24 AM
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The Corvette should look similar to the Camaro. They are made by the same company. All major manufacturers display brand continuity... Look at Benz or Ford. Anyone saying the Rapide is just a big DB? Im laughing at GM for telling me that I can afford a new if I could afford a 2013. Huge generalizations!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:31 PM
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NASCAR team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick bought the car. He also bought one of the L88 Corvettes sold by the other auctioneers.
Those were some good buys. I wouldn't mind an L88, the first C7, or ZL1 for that matter. Brilliant coverage on those rare Vettes BTW. There is scant info on the ZL1.

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I can't stand how they've thrown away the circle tail-light motif. I just don't get it. Love how they've kept the targa though
Those circle lights always sucked. The entire rear from C4-C6 has been hideous. So chintzy and drab. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Still made like a Vette....and probably won't cost like the EU cars that'll be slower....
And most importantly when it comes to actually owning cars, not writing about them on forums, easier and cheaper to repair, maintain, daily drive, fill up with gas, use at the track... etc.
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And most importantly when it comes to actually owning cars, not writing about them on forums, easier and cheaper to repair, maintain, daily drive, fill up with gas, use at the track... etc.
Except that the world isn't America.

Here a Corvette will be as exotic as a Maserati, if not more.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 PM
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Here I think the main issue facing the vette internationally is not lack of performance though, nor mpg, nor handling, even interior now.
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Here I think the main issue facing the vette internationally is not lack of performance though, nor mpg, nor handling, even interior now.
MPG is, since it's not quite as frugal as a "normal" European sportscar. Then there's the badge, the non-implementation of the Corvette image/history in Europe (that's the same that happens with Cadillac) and finally the price.

Unfortunately for us the Corvette here isn't the same bargain supercar that is in North America. The Camaro is suffering the same fate.
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MPG is, since it's not quite as frugal as a "normal" European sportscar.
I dunno....
C7 Vette: "Up to 26 MPG Highway", 450bhp

EPA MPG City/Highway
BMW M3 14/20 414bhp
Porsche 911 Carrera S: 19/27 400bhp
Audi RS5 16/23 450bhp
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I dunno....
C7 Vette: "Up to 26 MPG Highway", 450bhp

EPA MPG City/Highway
BMW M3 14/20 414bhp
Porsche 911 Carrera S: 19/27 400bhp
Audi RS5 16/23 450bhp
You see, according to us commie Euros things go like this:
  • Corvette Grand Sport C6 (our base Corvette) 13,6l/100km (Automatic: 12,6l/100km)

Cars that use less fuel include:
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 13,3l/100km
  • Ferrari 458 Italia 13,3l/100km
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 13,2l/100km
  • Audi R8 V10 13,1l/100km
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 12,6l/100km
  • BMW M3 Coupé 12,4l/100km
  • Jaguar XKR-S 12,3l/100km
  • Nissan GT-R 11,8l/100km
  • McLaren MP4-12C 11,7l/100km
  • Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S 11,4l/100km
  • Bentley Continental GT V8 10,6l/100km
  • Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG 10,5l/100km
  • BMW M6 Coupé 9,9l/100km
  • Lotus Evora S 9,9l/100km
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S 8,7l/100km

So I don't know maybe we don't know how to drive the old Chevy...
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:33 AM
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You see, according to us commie Euros things go like this:
  • Corvette Grand Sport C6 (our base Corvette) 13,6l/100km (Automatic: 12,6l/100km)

Cars that use less fuel include:
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 13,3l/100km
  • Ferrari 458 Italia 13,3l/100km
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 13,2l/100km
  • Audi R8 V10 13,1l/100km
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage 12,6l/100km
  • BMW M3 Coupé 12,4l/100km
  • Jaguar XKR-S 12,3l/100km
  • Nissan GT-R 11,8l/100km
  • McLaren MP4-12C 11,7l/100km
  • Porsche 911 (997) Turbo S 11,4l/100km
  • Bentley Continental GT V8 10,6l/100km
  • Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG 10,5l/100km
  • BMW M6 Coupé 9,9l/100km
  • Lotus Evora S 9,9l/100km
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S 8,7l/100km

So I don't know maybe we don't know how to drive the old Chevy...
It does seem odd that the mileage ratings are so different. However, the magazine reviews in the US typically show the Corvette matching the other high power sports cars. Really I could see the Corvette not beating the better cars on that list but the guzzlers like the Lamborghini or Ferrari? I don't buy it. It's possible that the Euro test cycle doesn't allow GM to use the skip shift feature or something else. Either way, if you look at forums and magazine reviews in the US it's clear the Corvette does deliver good mileage for it's class.
My brother drove a C6 cross country and got over 28mpg the whole time. The idea that the basic Corvette gets worse mileage I think would have to be based on a test cycle that perhaps doesn't allow the car to get into a high gear as quickly as it can thus hurting the mileage of the car. Either way in real life the car delivers and many reviews and owners have noted the car's good mileage.
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It does seem odd that the mileage ratings are so different. However, the magazine reviews in the US typically show the Corvette matching the other high power sports cars. Really I could see the Corvette not beating the better cars on that list but the guzzlers like the Lamborghini or Ferrari? I don't buy it. It's possible that the Euro test cycle doesn't allow GM to use the skip shift feature or something else. Either way, if you look at forums and magazine reviews in the US it's clear the Corvette does deliver good mileage for it's class.
My brother drove a C6 cross country and got over 28mpg the whole time. The idea that the basic Corvette gets worse mileage I think would have to be based on a test cycle that perhaps doesn't allow the car to get into a high gear as quickly as it can thus hurting the mileage of the car. Either way in real life the car delivers and many reviews and owners have noted the car's good mileage.
I think that EDM Corvettes don't have the Skip Shift feature fitted. When we used to get the standard (i.e. not the widebody Grand Sport) coupe and convertible they also got the Z51 option fitted as standard.
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