Chevrolet to Cease Offering Manual Transmission on Corvette for 2017 … April Fools
Chevrolet is dropping the manual transmission from the Corvette’s option sheet for the 2017 model year due to dwindling sales and industry trends.
“Frankenstein”, “Looks like a$$”, “Eww”. Those are just some of the sentiments surrounding this C5 wearing a C7 rear fascia that member “Bandit 00C5” posted to the forum. How awful is it to put a C7 rear fascia on a C5?
As much as it looks like this Corvette was crafted for cops, RPO 687 actually made the C1 more track-capable. This was the precursor to RPO Z06 that would be offered in the C2 the following model year. Still, this triple-black car looks ready to chase bad guys rather than a first-place finish.
According to Motor Trend’s recent Corvette Z06 retest at Willow Springs International Raceway’s “Big Track”, the Z06 (when equipped with a manual transmission) is faster than the Nissan GT-R NISMO.
Corvette Forum members have grabbed their pitchforks over this C7 Z06 with Lambo-style doors. But are vertical doors on a C7 really that bad? I mean, they are practical.