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Old 11-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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I am torn between getting a new 427 or waiting for a C7 vert.. I am in the east coast and don't really drive the car much over the winter so I'm not in a rush, but there are some great deals on 427's out there.

I wish I knew more about the schedule of the C7 and how it will compare to a 427 C6.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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I don't think you are alone, there maybe hundreds of us. Release of the C7 is expected on 13 Jan. C6 production is scheduled to end in Feb, there is a small window to make up your mind. Patience my friend.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Wait and see what the C7 looks like. You might hate yourself if the new C7 is "to die for" ..........and C6 prices are only getting better.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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I don't think there's any doubt the C7 will outperform just about any C6, the question is what will it look like. I guess at this point I would wait and see what the C7 is going to offer although it looks like the soonest you can get one will be late summer next year.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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Wait for the C8
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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I don't think there's any doubt the C7 will outperform just about any C6, the question is what will it look like. I guess at this point I would wait and see what the C7 is going to offer although it looks like the soonest you can get one will be late summer next year.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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1 of each. Get the 427 in NRBM with every option available and put it in storage for the next 30 years. Get the C7 and make it your DD.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
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I don't think there's any doubt the C7 will outperform just about any C6, the question is what will it look like. I guess at this point I would wait and see what the C7 is going to offer although it looks like the soonest you can get one will be late summer next year.
Not saying it isn't so...but there's at least doubt for me that a 2014 C7 vert will outperform my 427.



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Wait for the C8
My thoughts exactly...why enjoy today when you can wait forever to see if something else comes out that you may like better...or may just hate...
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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4 2 7!! Hands down!! LOL!!

You can enjoy your 4 2 7 while GM tweaks the C7!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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My thoughts exactly...why enjoy today when you can wait forever to see if something else comes out that you may like better...or may just hate...
Maybe not forever, but how about 44 days or so....
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #11
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http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...27-owners.html

I just posted in this thread above:

Holding out for a C7 IMO is not all that great of an idea, 1st- the car has not been released and other than a few vague spy-shots noone really has a clue what the final car will look like...

Second, as everyone knows whenever a new Gen is released, everything is marked up way over sticker cuz they know there are people that HAVE to be the first to own one and pay 10k over sticker Combine that with first year bugs etc... No thanks!

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I guess if you really wanted to, we'll all know Jan 13 what the C7 will finally look like so if you can wait about 2 more months you'll know if you like the looks better of one than the other if that is important.

Performance wise, I would venture that the C7 base model will be at about the same level of performance as the 427 Vert.. and a tad less than the C6Z.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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Maybe not forever, but how about 44 days or so....
You're gonna drive a 2014 vert to see if it will outperform a 427 in 44 days?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #13
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You're gonna drive a 2014 vert to see if it will outperform a 427 in 44 days?
Well, you'll be able to see it, and all it's specs, and have a pretty good idea...
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Schedule:

The 2014 Corvette model is such a big deal, General Motors plans to stop production in February of 2013 at their Bowling Green, Kentucky plant to concentrate solely on the revamp of the iconic sports car.

The Bowling Green plant is the only GM site that builds Corvettes, and a $131 million investment was announced for it last year, along with a promise to add 250 jobs. 700 workers are currently employed there and temporary layoffs will occur during the lag in production. But, plant manager Dave Tatman says the time off will be days—not months.

During the six month halt, employees will be re-trained and the body shop will be renovated. Just two parts from the last model will carry over to the 2014 Corvette: the interior cabin air filter and the rear latch for the removable roof panel.”

GM spokesman Monte Doran says, “With this car, because it’s such a dramatic change, we felt like the best thing to do was to halt production so we could completely overhaul the interior of (the) Bowling Green (plant) to get ready for the new car,” he said.

Doran also warns, “There will be a period of time when Corvettes will be hard to find until the 2014 (model) comes out.”

At an event in Georgia last week, GM unveiled a new Crossed Flags logo to debut with the 2014 Corvette. The company says more than 100 variations were considered before the final design was selected. The new design has a more angular and swept appearance.

“The flags are much more modern, more technical and more detailed than before — underscoring the comprehensive redesign of the entire car,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design.

The 2014 Corvette design will make its debut Jan. 13, 2013. The model will roll out the plant on June 30, 2013–60 years to the day that the first 1953 model was produced.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #15
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Well, you'll be able to see it, and all it's specs, and have a pretty good idea...
Just me, but I wouldn't buy my sports car without driving it first to see how it performs. And I certainly wouldn't do it with a first year model release. In addition, I still don't believe there will be a 2014 vert that will outperform the 427...and you won't be driving one that underperforms the 427 for nearly a year from now...
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #16
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4 2 7!! Hands down!! LOL!!

You can enjoy your 4 2 7 while GM tweaks the C7!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #17
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Might as well wait...worse case is the C7 looks like crap and the 427 will be cheaper by then.

As for performance 98% of us never even use the 400+ horsepower we already have or the car to it's potential anyway...so unless you are tracking the cars it does not matter IMO.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:37 AM   #18
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From what's been published so far it looks like the 2014 C7 will only be available as a coupe and convertible. No Z06, no ZR1, no performance model other than a choice between dry sump and wet sump engines (and probably a related handling package).

Goal was 3,000 pounds and 450 HP, my '08 is 3179 pounds and 436HP so I don't see a major increase in performance. The engine changes seem to be for increased mileage, slightly higher horsepower was a byproduct of the increased compression available because of the direct injection.

If you want big HP and enhanced handling buy the 427 now, the 2014 will be lower HP.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #19
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From what's been published so far it looks like the 2014 C7 will only be available as a coupe and convertible. No Z06, no ZR1, no performance model other than a choice between dry sump and wet sump engines (and probably a related handling package).

Goal was 3,000 pounds and 450 HP, my '08 is 3179 pounds and 436HP so I don't see a major increase in performance. The engine changes seem to be for increased mileage, slightly higher horsepower was a byproduct of the increased compression available because of the direct injection.

If you want big HP and enhanced handling buy the 427 now, the 2014 will be lower HP.
Exactly, there will not be a vert in 2014 that will outperform a 427, nor a coupe that will outperform a 2013 Z06 or ZR1...and it's unknown if there will be a vert that will outperform a 427 in 2015 (or any model year of C7 for that matter).


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As for performance 98% of us never even use the 400+ horsepower we already have or the car to it's potential anyway...so unless you are tracking the cars it does not matter IMO.
And for those 98% perhaps the looks of the 2014 will matter more than the performance difference. I tend to spend a lot of time at the top of the power curve in gears 1-3, where there is a world of difference between the 427 and a base vert.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #20
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I am torn between getting a new 427 or waiting for a C7 vert.. I am in the east coast and don't really drive the car much over the winter so I'm not in a rush, but there are some great deals on 427's out there.

I wish I knew more about the schedule of the C7 and how it will compare to a 427 C6.

What do you guys think?
IMO, if I was thinking of getting a C7, I wait for at least the 3rd year of production.
Reason being is GM will tweak, add and improve each year of production as they always do with any vehicle.
So .. If I was in a position to get a 427 and wanted a 427, I would get one now and enjoy it for a few years before getting a C7.
Good luck whatever you decide
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