More details on the C6 Corvette from a journalist who has seen it.

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  1. TriShield

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    Our little item from last week's issue, which described the juicy details of the next generation C6 Corvette lit up the Corvette forums and message boards, apparently, so we thought we'd add some more fuel to the fire.

    First of all, Corvette aficionados have no idea how much better the new Corvette is. It's a significant step forward in literally every worthwhile measure - performance, handling, fit, finish, structural integrity, quality and overall "feel." And it looks far better in person than the San Francisco spy photos would indicate.

    The new car has a more taut look because of its overall shorter length, but it also has an improved road "presence" to go along with it. And the 400HP standard horsepower figure was arrived at purposely - so as not to turn off current ZO6 owners. As for the upcoming high-performance ZO6 version of the new C6, there is wild speculation on the Corvette forums that it will feature extensive use of carbon fiber body work - and that is just not true. The horsepower figure for the next ZO6 (500HP) is dead accurate, and the price range (around $60,000) is etched in stone, but the carbon fiber body work will be reserved for the rumored "Super Corvette" - code named "Blue Devil" - the 625HP monster Corvette that is designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Carrera GT, the Mercedes-Benz SLR and the Ford GT - all for a target price of around $100,000.

    This is not only great news for Corvette enthusiasts, it says volumes about what's going on at GM right now. They've finally taken the gloves off and appear to be committed to building the finest high-performance cars that they know how to build - and they're doing it virtually across their entire divisional lineup. They've certainly had the capability for years - now they finally seem to be intent on living up to it.
     
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    nm i misread. sounds good :cool:
     
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    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

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    $60,000 for a new Z06 :hs:
     
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    Read it again.
     
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    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    yep, my bad :o
     
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    I'm so glad people are making badass cars again. :o
     
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    If that 'blue devil' can handle a track as well as a Carrera GT, that's pretty awesome. Otherwise its just a really expensive dragster.
     
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    Blue Devil :eek3:
     
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    Hmm... $60,000 for a Z06? How much is the current one?
     
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    Quite an increase.
     
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    100HP more, better steering, brakes and handling, and an overall better quality car is quite an increase as well.
     
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    I guess. I'd drive that car, but Mercury Marauder is way cooler.
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Bout time Chevy is getting back into the supercar market :big grin:
     
  15. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    you must be joking.. there is ZERO chance the c6, in any form, will hang with the carrera GT.

    the carrerea GT is basically as good as the enzo.. YES, THERE, I SAID IT :o
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Oh and fuck you TriShield for ruining my flight home :squint:

    Like 4DRChevette I found myself reading 'old' stories in new magazines :o
     
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    Anybody know the specs on the C5R?
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    I think Chevy can easily do it...maybe not to the exact level of the competition but pretty damn close and for a lot cheaper.
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    *sigh*
     
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    We'll see. :naughty:
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    lies !


    did you read the car and driver piece on the carrera gt? got that was the sexiest thing ive ever read when they were talking about how little mass there is in motion within the driveline :wackit: .. the car just STOPS when you turn the key off :cool:
     
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    Yes, that would be a tough act to beat. :o
     
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    :slap: Eh, no.
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    if by tough, you mean 'impossible' for the LS2 :o



    but i do love the way the c6 is shaping up
     
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    :) Yeah, just j/k. I used to work for both Ferrari and Porsche, so I love em to death, but I'd really like to see Chevrolet come to the table with a decent hand.
     

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