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      09-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #287
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Awesome find, haven't seen anything about this any where else.
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      09-20-2013, 09:37 AM   #288
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Quite possible. I think demand will eventually force manufactures of most performance cars, especially those costing over 50K, to move to a DCT. As time goes on it would appear that more and more people are willing to give up clutch control for better performance, and the DCT is sort of the pinnacle of performance when it comes to transmissions. Americans, particularly buyers of long-running nameplates like Corvette, Mustang, Camaro with a lot of heritage, are perhaps less willing to dispense with the manual transmission tradition. But it will happen eventually.
I see where you're going. As the DCT technology gets more wide spread (and more importantly costs go down and reliability is proven to be high) it could very well become the premier AT for luxury/sport cars. And I kinda hope that does happen!

It's just a matter of when each manufacturer is going to stop sitting at the sidelines and jump into the pool. Maybe GM might do it at the middle of the C7 run as an "enticement" for early C7 buyers to upgrade!
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      09-20-2013, 10:49 AM   #289
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I see where you're going. As the DCT technology gets more wide spread (and more importantly costs go down and reliability is proven to be high) it could very well become the premier AT for luxury/sport cars. And I kinda hope that does happen!

It's just a matter of when each manufacturer is going to stop sitting at the sidelines and jump into the pool. Maybe GM might do it at the middle of the C7 run as an "enticement" for early C7 buyers to upgrade!
Damn... that might just happen to be me... especially if it is coincidental with the Z06/7 variant
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      09-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #290
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I love my dct, but I could definitely go back to a manual. It would be much easier to have the manual if there wasn't a dct option that was considerably faster. The current c7 is one of the last sports cars made that doesn't have a faster automated option. I'm sure even the auto in the c7 will be quicker than most drivers but it would be close.
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Lingenfelter just dynoed their C7. 416/416
listen!
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Lingenfelter just dynoed their C7. 416/416
listen!
Not a bad starting point... very interested to see what they can do with the car.
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Lingenfelter just dynoed their C7. 416/416
listen!
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So correct me if I'm wrong but even if that particular C7 has the optional sports exhaust it's STILL underrated...right? I'm not great at math. Lol. Wow
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So correct me if I'm wrong but even if that particular C7 has the optional sports exhaust it's STILL underrated...right? I'm not great at math. Lol. Wow
yeah thats about 490 at the crank.
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So correct me if I'm wrong but even if that particular C7 has the optional sports exhaust it's STILL underrated...right? I'm not great at math. Lol. Wow
yeah thats about 490 at the crank.
Good lord.
I went looking for test drive today and came up empty.
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Good lord.
I went looking for test drive today and came up empty.
thats probably also worst case scenario i used 15 percent loss and may be slighly more.
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R&T is testing 13 cars for the "Best Performance Car" test. One of the guys who was part of it was with Jalopnik. Here is the article... Review comments

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Holy shit. Holy shit. I knew the 2014 Corvette would be good. I didn't expect it to be this good. Nearly everything is dead on. The gearbox is bliss, even the gimmicky rev match feature. Turn in is crisp and it has loads of grip.

I need a lot more time in one, but I'm far more impressed with the Vette than I ever was with the C6 Grand Sport I drove last year. It's an epic achievement. Can't wait to get a proper test in the car.
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      09-26-2013, 05:06 AM   #298
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i have to admit ive been having a week long boner for a z51 stingray. crap.
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I want to love this car but can't get over the styling specially the back end.
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      09-27-2013, 02:59 AM   #300
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Looks like it's responding well to preliminary tuning

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