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Old 08-01-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Guys, did you see this today posted in Left Lane News. It was also on Brenda Priddy's site.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrole...ette-2014.html
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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Hmmm... Interesting... What's more interesting to me is that the wheels are tucked.
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Finally! A mule! Progress!
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:29 AM   #4
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:48 AM   #5
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Hmmm... Interesting... What's more interesting to me is that the wheels are tucked.
They're probably close to the width of standard C6....that's a wider GS body.
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:45 AM   #6
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They're probably close to the width of standard C6....that's a wider GS body.
Yeah. That's true. Didn't think about that.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:05 AM   #7
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Hmmm... Good to see they are staying with the standard layout with the drivetrain.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:45 AM   #8
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If GM had used a base body nobody would even known it was a test mile.

Thanks for the heads up yet this is clearly GM poking fun and just creating press specilation
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:49 PM   #9
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Hmmm... Interesting... What's more interesting to me is that the wheels are tucked.
Why would they put a narrower chassis under GS bodywork? Why not just use a base coupe?
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Why would they put a narrower chassis under GS bodywork? Why not just use a base coupe?



The only things I can think of are the fact that they get a dry sump to test with. I wonder what a grandsport would look like with the offset of regular coupe wheels?

Smaller is cooler though imo. I like the C3's size.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:23 PM   #11
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This makes sense considering the top brass at GM felt the rear end of the current C6 was too big/wide. I am not sure if I agree depending on what they come up with.
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After looking at these pics more, I am wondering if this chassis is only for the benefit of testing, developing, and recording the sound of the new engine only. I can't see any change as far as suspension or brakes, and I think the wheels are just there to throw people off. There are what looks to be sound recorders on both ends of the quad tips. Wish they had a video with the exhaust note.
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Now we are FINALLY getting somewhere... I dont know if I like how it is going to be narrower than the current. I love the wide low stance. Also what they said about the 5.5L exhaust note was interesting. One thing I thought was the only good thing to me was the fact that it looked like they were trying to hide side exhaust with blue tape, or maybe just faking it, but how cool would side exhaust be with a rear diffuser !!
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Honestly, narrower would be better to me. I can't tell you how many times I park in a parking spot and the door can hardly open without hitting the car next to me. I purposely park in the far back of a parking lot (and sometimes on the roof where nobody else parks) so that I don't have to deal with others, but sometimes that's not an option. Even when I park FAR from people, there's usually some schmuck that parks right next to me even though there's 100 empty spots around me.

That being said, a narrower car would likely yield an easier time getting in and out of the car when parked next to other cars or close walls.
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Yes, that does make sense. GM will be able to sell the same car to the same buyer twice...initially as the narrow body version, and then again a few years later with fender flares.

Brilliant!
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Finally! A mule! Progress!

We've been expecting that Brenda would come up with one and sure enough she did!
Look for those 14 spoke wheels to be the 2014 production wheel
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Now we are FINALLY getting somewhere... I dont know if I like how it is going to be narrower than the current. I love the wide low stance. Also what they said about the 5.5L exhaust note was interesting. One thing I thought was the only good thing to me was the fact that it looked like they were trying to hide side exhaust with blue tape, or maybe just faking it, but how cool would side exhaust be with a rear diffuser !!

Remember this car is to be sold throughout the world. I lived in the UK for four years and having a wide car there can be quite an experience. Parking, roads, and bridges become much more of an issue with a wide car. My C5 was next to impossible to drive in the countryside on some of the B roads. I wouldn't even think about taking it into London, park and tube it in.

They can narrow the car while making the roofline lower. This would make the proportions the same and give it the wide feel again. The problem will be for the fatter buyers out there. The car will shrink, so should they.
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This makes sense considering the top brass at GM felt the rear end of the current C6 was too big/wide. I am not sure if I agree depending on what they come up with.
then it will end up like this new aweful camaro with a tiny behind... They should make it wider and stop tucking it in at the bottom, all around the car.
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Remember this car is to be sold throughout the world. I lived in the UK for four years and having a wide car there can be quite an experience. Parking, roads, and bridges become much more of an issue with a wide car. My C5 was next to impossible to drive in the countryside on some of the B roads. I wouldn't even think about taking it into London, park and tube it in.

They can narrow the car while making the roofline lower. This would make the proportions the same and give it the wide feel again. The problem will be for the fatter buyers out there. The car will shrink, so should they.
punishing the states with narrower car because of european constraints sounds super dumb but then again, this is GM. European brands like Ferrari and Lambo do not seem to care, is GM going to market the vette in Europe as a groceries getter and commuter car? why not just slap vette emblems on a smart car? Even current widebody ain't wide enough.
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