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Old 03-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Member gets time w/ Black C7 Corvette Stingray Prototype, Showing Dual Boost Gauges

A site member recently got some hands on personal time with a black C7 Corvette Stingray prototype (#37). He has shared some of his photos with us

Oh, and dual PSI boost gauges are shown in the dashboard gauge, pointing to potential forced induction soon?


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Old 03-14-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Black is beautiful... thanks for taking pics & posting!
Wonder if he got some seat time as well?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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Black is beautiful... thanks for taking pics & posting!
Wonder if he got some seat time as well?
Seat time yes, but no driving time.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:24 AM   #4
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Seat time yes, but no driving time.
Thanks that's what I meant... darn no driving time but still a lucky man! St. Pat's tease came early...
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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Dual psi gauges in the LCD cluster?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #6
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This C7 has a boost guage!!
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Corvette fans the world over are drooling on their keyboards right about now.
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Added close-up of boost gauges:

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Old 03-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #9
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Dual boost gauges?

Do they actually do anything? I'd imagine they just sit there on the cluster at zero.
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Dual boost gauges?

Do they actually do anything? I'd imagine they just sit there on the cluster at zero.
Thats kind of my question as well. Do they read vacuum at all?

What is the negative 12 on the boost gauge? 12inHG? No one says -12psi hahaha. Its called vacuum. Even so 12inHG is low for a healthy car idling. They must have just thrown some numbers on the dash for the heck of it and figured they will deal with it later.





I really like the center console and and ****pit look to the drivers seat.

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What is the negative 12 on the boost gauge? 12inHG? No one says -12psi hahaha. Its called vacuum. Even so 12inHG is low for a healthy car idling. They must have just thrown some numbers on the dash for the heck of it and figured they will deal with it later.
But that's how boost gauges work. So -12 psi converts to about 6.5 inHG (gauge). That seems about right for idle. Not sure how they will display it when it's really pulling some vaccum. Maybe the scale changes???
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But that's how boost gauges work. So -12 psi converts to about 6.5 inHG (gauge). That seems about right for idle. Not sure how they will display it when it's really pulling some vaccum. Maybe the scale changes???

Ive never seen a negative number on a boost gauge unless you are dealing with BAR. 15-20inHg is normal for idling in my experiences. I've never heard anyone talk about negative PSI, its always vacuum(inHg).



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Ive never seen a negative number on a boost gauge unless you are dealing with BAR. 15-20inHg is normal for idling in my experiences. I've never heard anyone talk about negative PSI, its always vacuum(inHg).



Sorry for double posting on C7.com I figured it would get more traffic over there then here.
My boost gauge shows -PSI when idling and driving until I hit it hard. Remember, they are putting more and more electric stuff on cars so less is driven off vacuum I think. I don't think they have to run the same kind of vaccum they did 10 years ago.
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