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Old 01-28-2013, 04:38 AM   #226
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(I'm jealous, I can't afford one)
Neither can I. Good thing Santa was nice to me a few years ago.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:58 AM   #227
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Neither can I. Good thing Santa was nice to me a few years ago.

I'm no drag strip guy nor do I pretend to be, but isn't there better options to funnel monies towards a motor, than buying a new Vette and bolt on go fast parts? In my mind early Vettes were go straight cars, you can actually turn the C6.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #228
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Back on track.

Coincidence.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #229
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Back on track.

Coincidence.


oh damn, that's a sexy shark-lookin' thang.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #230
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I'm no drag strip guy nor do I pretend to be, but isn't there better options to funnel monies towards a motor, than buying a new Vette and bolt on go fast parts? In my mind early Vettes were go straight cars, you can actually turn the C6.
Last hijack- After about 4 years of ownership I found 350 HP was not enough. (I did buy the car for the handling and have put about 55,000 miles on it.) I have an old thread on CF when I pulled the entire driveline and built it. The only things stock are the crank, block, and rods. I do not drag it at all because I find that boring. 720 HP is fun to play with in all circumstances, even the twisties. It's also fun to light 'em up at 65MPH when a Civic revs on me while going down the highway.
(BTW- I'm my own secret Santa.)

Back on track. I think that Ferrari you posted looks more like a Vette than the C7 does.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:33 AM   #231
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720 HP is fun to play with in all circumstances, even the twisties.


Oh my, I pop on youtube every once in a while and see those crazy fucks with 1200 HP C6's lighting em up at 100MPH.



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I think that Ferrari you posted looks more like a Vette than the C7 does.


Among other things, I see a whole bunch of this in it.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #232
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Looks like it's been crash tested with a GM employee playing the dummy.


http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...011152790.html
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:01 AM   #233
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Damn that was quick.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #234
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Back on track.

Coincidence.

Wow, That looks like a model...is it real?





Oh my... Real world testing..
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:36 PM   #235
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well played mam

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That was my plan too. I've kept waiting for a $100 C1, but just can't seem to find one.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #236
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It is an awesome machine, no doubt. The challenge is escaping the overarching over-the-hill accountant/dentist/___-retiree stigma that has haunted these cars ever since I can remember.

Kids just don't own corvettes -- and that's impressive considering that, on the used market, they can be had for less than a new Accord, yet will outperform most anything Japan and Germany have to offer for the $$. And further yet, Gen-Y would rather drive an imported rally car. STi, Evo, even the Focus RS. Why does the young performance-lusting segment lust only for turbocharged subcompacts, or else uber-expensive Bavarian bling?

I have a pretty diverse peer group -- adjust for those actually interested in fast cars, and for those whom could actually afford a used vette, and what you notice is that almost literally, no one, owns a vette. Lots of German and Japanese "sport" cars, yet the obvious performance superiority of the 'vette is overlooked. These same kids who drop 30+k on a new AWD G37.. or used 350Z balk at the used C6 that would toast their Fairlady faster than a Foreman grill. Why? Because the vette just ain't cool enough.

So I can understand Chevy's desire to put some bling into their current 'Vette crop. This new one seems like the poor man's ferrari. And whoever said it's taken some styling cues from the current-gen Camaro is right on -- the Camaro has broken though that GenY barrier -- and I hope this Vette does the same.

that stigma did follow the Vette around for several years. I've sensed a sea change here in the last few years though. I know of a good many 20 something dudes that are rocking the C5's and 6's. Some this lingering attitude may be regional. I can't say for sure.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #237
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I think one would only need to look at the Corvette interior to be swayed towards something Japanese or European. Believe me, if GM kept up with the European or Japanese interior ergonomics or "look-and-feel", there would be many more 20 and 30-somethings driving Corvettes.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #238
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I think one would only need to look at the Corvette interior to be swayed towards something Japanese or European. Believe me, if GM kept up with the European or Japanese interior ergonomics or "look-and-feel", there would be many more 20 and 30-somethings driving Corvettes.
Absolutely. Nothing screams "badass" like the interior of a Camry.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:37 PM   #239
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I can only hope this opens the door for a more aspirational model from Cadillac.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:01 PM   #240
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Absolutely. Nothing screams "badass" like the interior of a Camry.

Simple strawman response. Go hit google images for a C5 or C6 Corvette interior and then talk to me.
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