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Old 02-01-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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How will the GS, Z06 & ZR1 look different?

We know the C6's have differences for the exterior based on package, ZR1, Z06, GS & Base. How will the C7's differentiate themselves? I will say the fenders already looked very stretched...
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More aggressive front fascia, more pronounced hood, lower stance, model specific spoiler ect....just my guess.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Sounds good. More wheel, tire and brakes too I'm sure.
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Sounds good. More wheel and tire too I'm sure.
Huge brakes
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Side vent changes? Scoops added to other vents?
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It will definitely be a challenge with everything already going on visually on the base stingray.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #8
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It will definitely be a challenge with everything already going on visually on the base stingray.
That's my thought as well.
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That's why I say hood front fascia ect. for noticeable change. The hood alone could change the look of the car...well I guess I could say that about the fascia too. Those 2 together will REALLY set it apart amongst the ranks.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:20 AM   #10
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Wide body kit...
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #11
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Probably won't be a Grand Sport for a while.

Different fender cove vents, more aggressive/aerodynamic front fascias, wheel/brake caliper differences, spoilers, various aero treatments.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:49 PM   #12
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Wide body kit...
That was my point, can a wide-body be done without changing most of the body panels? It's quite wide already and look at the curves of the doors.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
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That was my point, can a wide-body be done without changing most of the body panels? It's quite wide already and look at the curves of the doors.
I don't see a wide-body kit. Especially if these Michelin's at 285 width are as good as they say they are.

I see adding ram air to the intake on the hood, bigger brakes, Carbon Ceramic maybe from the ZR1, or adding 6-piston brakes up front. More power with the LT4, I don't see forced induction happening, and hopefully a track-ready model gutted out, more carbon fiber body parts.
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reading somewhere previously, the base model IS the wide body setup from what GM is saying. I'd expect some much wider rubber on the road (although the Michelin PSS base tires are supposed to be fantastic). More carbon fiber, perhaps a more aggressive spoiler/front splitter setup? The full on Z51 package with gen 3 MRC/full width spoiler/20" wheels is pretty balls to the wall right now, any further and you'd be a pure track car scenarios I'd think. Of course, they could lighten it up some more and throw another 200 bhp or so into the mix just to make it totally nuts......
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #15
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I think they will make them look more agresive by restyling front & back of car. Plus making side intakes different.

But the question is will they look better than the base?
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I'd be surprised if the GS continued into the C7.
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I'd be surprised if the GS continued into the C7.
There's no official word yet but I don't think there's going to be a GS either. That WAS the "Z51" for the C6 with gearing, brake, dry sump oiling and upgraded sports shocks. They just broke out the Grand Sport moniker to be able to slap some more decals on and charge more.
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I'd be surprised if the GS continued into the C7.

Why did it not sell? And if it did, did they make money on it?
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Because the Grand Sport was basically just a way to introduce a new model to keep C6 sales going.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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I don't see a wide-body kit. Especially if these Michelin's at 285 width are as good as they say they are.

I see adding ram air to the intake on the hood, bigger brakes, Carbon Ceramic maybe from the ZR1, or adding 6-piston brakes up front. More power with the LT4, I don't see forced induction happening, and hopefully a track-ready model gutted out, more carbon fiber body parts.
Look at the close ups of the gauge screen, there's a boost gauge peeking up just above the wheel. You will get a supercharger. And the production of a corvette specific DCT was buried in the fine print of the Union contract negotiations.
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Oh forced induction is definite. GM Powertrain engineers were all smiles when asked about it. And said the Gen Vs were built with forced induction in mind.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #22
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I believe the Grand Sport will be gone for the C7 series.

My reasoning is that the GS replaced the Z51 option package in 2010. They are already identifying the Z51 as an upgrade.

I heard on one of the engineer's videos that they want to get rid of the expression, "Base Corvette," and prefer the terms Stingray, and Z51 respectively for the two models introduced so far. My own opinion is they should have been called Stingray and Grand sport.

The Z06 & ZR-1 still seem likely though, in some form of alpha numeric nomenclature. It could be a few years off.

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Oh forced induction is definite. GM Powertrain engineers were all smiles when asked about it. And said the Gen Vs were built with forced induction in mind.
LS9 is rated at 638 bhp stock so I would imagine that 650 would be a starting point. If you want to keep up with the new Viper and F12 then the highest-end 'Vette is going to have to throw down some serious power when released. Hell, you can go to your local Ford dealer now and waltz out with a GT500 for way under $60K - 600+ hp and 200+ mph
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LS9 is rated at 638 bhp stock so I would imagine that 650 would be a starting point. If you want to keep up with the new Viper and F12 then the highest-end 'Vette is going to have to throw down some serious power when released. Hell, you can go to your local Ford dealer now and waltz out with a GT500 for way under $60K - 600+ hp and 200+ mph
The C6 ZR1 kicked the new Viper's butt at LS. Oh and the GT500 hasn't hit 200 by anyone yet from what I've heard.
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The C6 ZR1 kicked the new Viper's butt at LS. Oh and the GT500 hasn't hit 200 by anyone yet from what I've heard.
Truth right there.
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