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      02-28-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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      02-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #2
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thanks for posting. Waiting impatiently for the new Corvette to arrive. I'm curious to see how much different it is to the current one, especially what the final engines will be.
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      02-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Would it kill them to ditch the stupid targa roof?
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      02-28-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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      02-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Would it kill them to ditch the stupid targa roof?
Why do you dislike the targa so much?
I dont take mine off often but its nice to pop the top once in a while.
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      02-28-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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Why do you dislike the targa so much?
I dont take mine off often but its nice to pop the top once in a while.
I just think it's had it's time. From a styling standpoint, it leaves a fixed width B pillar and restrains the design too much. The C3 had a more graceful way of dealing with it, and it just seems like a throw back to the C4, not exactly the heyday of Corvettes.

I'd like to see a styling home run from the Corvette team, and the early glimpses of this car look too much like a C6.5, which was itself more of a C5.5. I know it's an icon, but why not push things forward a little?
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      02-28-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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I think ditching the targa look would be a big benefit as well
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      02-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Looks like very much of the same but i'd be interested to see what GM has up its sleeves.

I'd still like to see a NA V8 Z06 for the track junkies.
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is that an independent rear suspension i see?
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is that an independent rear suspension i see?
Every Corvette since 1963 has had IRS, so yes, they'll probably continue to have it.
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      02-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #12
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can't wait! perhaps this will be the final push I need to finally get in a vette....been contemplating it since the c5 z06
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      02-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #13
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I just think it's had it's time. From a styling standpoint, it leaves a fixed width B pillar and restrains the design too much. The C3 had a more graceful way of dealing with it, and it just seems like a throw back to the C4, not exactly the heyday of Corvettes.

I'd like to see a styling home run from the Corvette team, and the early glimpses of this car look too much like a C6.5, which was itself more of a C5.5. I know it's an icon, but why not push things forward a little?

The C6 panel is light weight, one piece, doesnt leak, easy to remove and install and locks into the rear compartment easy as pie. I love it. Personally, I dont think it detracts from the cars visual appeal.
I also like them not making radical changes as they did from C3 to C4. Porsche changes the 911 slowly through evolution not revolution, I like that.
I happen to think the C6 is a beautifully styled car(Im biased) so I dont want it to change radically.
To each his own.
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I happen to think the C6 is a beautifully styled car(Im biased) so I dont want it to change radically.
To each his own.
I agree with that, I certainly think the C6 is the best of the C4-C6 designs. I'm just secretly hoping for something new. The 911 is an oddball, with the engine in the wrong place, so they're sorta stuck with that design. The Corvette is a pretty standard format, so they have more room for styling changes each time. But whatever, it will still be a performance bargain, be a beast on any track and sell like crazy. Impossible to argue with that.
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Every Corvette since 1963 has had IRS, so yes, they'll probably continue to have it.


I also hope they upgrade the interior so fanbois will STFU, then they will complain that the body is made of plastic...
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      02-28-2012, 07:16 PM   #16
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as usual it will remain one of the best bang for the bucks available.
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I also hope they upgrade the interior so fanbois will STFU, then they will complain that the body is made of plastic...
An upgraded interior should be a major priority. The current Z06 looks great. I wouldn't mind just a minor exterior refresh, with a big upgrade inside. Hell, charge another $10k for the car and put in some high quality materials.
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I'm really looking forward to seeing the c7
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Porsche changes the 911 slowly through evolution not revolution, I like that.
I happen to think the C6 is a beautifully styled car(Im biased) so I dont want it to change radically.
To each his own.
I was literally going to post exactly what you said almost word for word...lol.

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I also hope they upgrade the interior so fanbois will STFU, then they will complain that the body is made of plastic...
Agreed, You dont hear Jeremy Clarkson making fun of Lotus because their cars have plastic composite bodies. Get him on his show with Corvette on the other hand and he thinks its hysterical and looks down his nose at Corvette because it does. He'll squeeze his fat ass into Lotus and rejoice at the underpowered British sports car like its the best car on earth.
Same goes for the interiors. I've driven in Lotus(and others) whos interiors are much cheaper, uncomfortable and lesser quality than the Corvette. Americas sport car is the one that take the abuse. Some European sports cars snobs will always find fault with the car. I say, spruce up the interior a little bit(not 10K) worth and keep the cost down some. The interior doesnt need that much improvement. Put the majority of the money to shaving seconds off lap times IMO.
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I was literally going to post exactly what you said almost word for word...lol.

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Every Corvette since 1963 has had IRS, so yes, they'll probably continue to have it.


I also hope they upgrade the interior so fanbois will STFU, then they will complain that the body is made of plastic...
+1 they don't need to add tech gadgets, that's not the purpose of a corvette, but for gots sake change the design and materials of the inside.
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