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Old 01-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #26
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The ZL1 seems to maintain is incredible horsepower advantage, in not weight disadvantage, so I believe the base corvette will not keep up with a ZL1. yes, it will be close. But not assured. The next version up will take care of business...
A base C6 is faster than a ZL1, so a base C7 (lighter and more power) will be faster too!
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:38 AM   #27
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A base C6 is faster than a ZL1, so a base C7 (lighter and more power) will be faster too!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:08 AM   #28
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Hopefully it wont be tooo long until i can pick up a C7. This will serve its purpose until then

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #29
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I've got an old mustang cobra which I will always keep. I also looked into adding a blk C6 ZO6 to my stable until the new C7 came out. I pc'd the C7 in blk and it just looks amazing to me!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:24 AM   #30
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I've got an old mustang cobra which I will always keep. I also looked into adding a blk C6 ZO6 to my stable until the new C7 came out. I pc'd the C7 in blk and it just looks amazing to me!
Sick whip (I know that's :nono: to say but...)

I haven't seen a color in the c7 I don't like
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:25 AM   #31
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:28 AM   #32
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #33
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^ That's exactly what I'd want too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:00 AM   #34
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I keep saying no to another black car but that is just sick!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #35
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I keep saying no to another black car but that is just sick!
Your avatar is also sick! So true as ever especially now. Like it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:27 PM   #36
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If I owned a 5.0 I would lean much closer to trading it in for a C7... what's holding me back is being an orig owner of a Boss 302 especially since I got a good deal on it. Always been a fan of limited and/or specialty edition cars. The all new Vette is a whole new playing field though... love the change.
Nothing wrong with your Boss! It's a great car! Would like to have one. Even the 5.0 GT is a great little car for the money. I used to own a 2006 GT. Traded it for my 08 LS3 Corvette.

And to be honest the GT500 might be a good alternative to the C7. In fact depending on what the C7 price tag comes in along with that dealer price adjustment the GT500 might just be the best bang for the buck. those are going for MSRP or less in many areas of the country. And 450 hp vs. 662 hp. I think the Corvette looks great but if you own one and find yourself looking at GT500 rear license plates then maybe the C7 isn't such a great choice for a racer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #37
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Nothing wrong with your Boss! It's a great car! Would like to have one. Even the 5.0 GT is a great little car for the money. I used to own a 2006 GT. Traded it for my 08 LS3 Corvette.

And to be honest the GT500 might be a good alternative to the C7. In fact depending on what the C7 price tag comes in along with that dealer price adjustment the GT500 might just be the best bang for the buck. those are going for MSRP or less in many areas of the country. And 450 hp vs. 662 hp. I think the Corvette looks great but if you own one and find yourself looking at GT500 rear license plates then maybe the C7 isn't such a great choice for a racer.
Your comparing the GT500 to a base vette?
Do you understand the implications when the "true" comparable C7 debuts?

This thing will whip exotics.....much less a gt
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #38
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Holy:tape2:
Seconded that thing looks awesome, nice shop wma.

Damn it, someone talk me out of a Black car. That car looks amazing, especially if the emblem for some reason.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #39
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Your comparing the GT500 to a base vette?
Do you understand the implications when the "true" comparable C7 debuts?

This thing will whip exotics.....much less a gt
No, only comparing bang for the buck! If the C7 comes with 450 hp it won't accelerate or top end as fast as a 662 hp GT500.
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No, only comparing bang for the buck! If the C7 comes with 450 hp it won't accelerate or top end as fast as a 662 hp GT500.
Im talking pricing. The Z06 version is the one to compare and even then...there is NO comparison. Like comparing apples to knitted sweaters.


Its like that
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:06 PM   #41
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Keeping the SS, keeping the BOSS, adding the
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #42
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Im talking pricing. The Z06 version is the one to compare and even then...there is NO comparison. Like comparing apples to knitted sweaters.


Its like that
The GT500 base price is right at $54,600. Most likely where the C7 will be. If GM comes out with a Z06 it will be much higher than a GT500. You have to compare equal pricing to get the best bang for the buck. I'm afraid a Z06 will be priced way over the GT500. And of course it will beat the GT500. The current Z06 does that, however it's a close race if from a roll. The GT500 is even rated a little faster top speed too.

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Sounds like a good plan to me!
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Keeping the SS, keeping the BOSS, adding the
I'm the man with the plan.
Me too, win the lottery, build giant house, underground garage and racetrack with a runway on it.

I'm also open to donations.

Sounds awesome though, its going to make a hard decision on what car to take in the morning.
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I concede. The GT outruns everything.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #45
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Hopefully it wont be tooo long until i can pick up a C7. This will serve its purpose until then
'10 GT in Grabber Blue! As retro as it gets for the Mustang... would be cool if they brought back names/shades like Grabber Orange, Calypso Red, and even Wimbledon White.
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #46
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what car show was the Black Corvette at?


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The GT500 base price is right at $54,600. Most likely where the C7 will be. If GM comes out with a Z06 it will be much higher than a GT500. You have to compare equal pricing to get the best bang for the buck. I'm afraid a Z06 will be priced way over the GT500. And of course it will beat the GT500. The current Z06 does that, however it's a close race if from a roll. The GT500 is even rated a little faster top speed too.

Sounds like a good plan to me!
The base C7 performs like the C6 Z06 according to the engineers at GM. The reason is the LT1 engine and the mew frame. You need to look passed the numbers. The LT1 is a direct injected 6.2L V8, producing ~450hp/450Lb. The numbers are way behind the gt500 lol, behind the Z06 as well. But the torque curve... All the power is available from the LT1 pretty low on the powerband. And it's direct injected, just a few bolt ons and the engine could produce well over 500 RWHP. I wouldn't be surprised to see a C7 with a intake and headers beat a current GT500 in the 1/4. And around a track? Forget about it lol. Might as well be racing against a bike.
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The base C7 performs like the C6 Z06 according to the engineers at GM. The reason is the LT1 engine and the mew frame. You need to look passed the numbers. The LT1 is a direct injected 6.2L V8, producing ~450hp/450Lb. The numbers are way behind the gt500 lol, behind the Z06 as well. But the torque curve... All the power is available from the LT1 pretty low on the powerband. And it's direct injected, just a few bolt ons and the engine could produce well over 500 RWHP. I wouldn't be surprised to see a C7 with a intake and headers beat a current GT500 in the 1/4. And around a track? Forget about it lol. Might as well be racing against a bike.


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Old 01-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #49
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The base C7 performs like the C6 Z06 according to the engineers at GM. The reason is the LT1 engine and the mew frame. You need to look passed the numbers. The LT1 is a direct injected 6.2L V8, producing ~450hp/450Lb. The numbers are way behind the gt500 lol, behind the Z06 as well. But the torque curve... All the power is available from the LT1 pretty low on the powerband. And it's direct injected, just a few bolt ons and the engine could produce well over 500 RWHP. I wouldn't be surprised to see a C7 with a intake and headers beat a current GT500 in the 1/4. And around a track? Forget about it lol. Might as well be racing against a bike.
I believe the engineers were referring to cornering in reference to the C7 performing like the C6 Z06. My conclusion is from the current data given that the GT500 will beat in 1/4 mile mph and top speed over the C7.The lbs/hp just isn't there with the current given numbers for the C7 to win in those areas.

I have no doubt with the information we have that the C7 will most likely corner better than the C6 Z06 or the GT500. The GT500 being the looser to both.

My reference is stock, not with bolt ons. I'm sure it's quite likely the C7 with bolt ons will out perform both in their stock condition assuming the new C7 ECM can be cracked to allow for tuning.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #50
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^ I also lean to that... on the drag strip, stock vs. stock the '13 GT500 is beast and will likely edge out a LT1 C7 especially if the Shelby launches well... but on a circuit/road course, the C7 may finish
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