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Old 02-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default C7 video, more of the same.

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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This is fantastic really. Nice to see it in motion, and hear a little bit of the exhaust. If that was a base model, then the exhaust sounds more aggressive than the current base model. And OMG! LED taillights! It's about dang time!

Now back to the waiting game...
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Any one else notice it looks like it has fixed mount calipers? Wonder if the base car is even going away from the slide rails.....
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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Is there a mirror somewhere? The video won't play for me for some reason.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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such teasing and yet so much waiting
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Don't get too excited about those taillights. They are likely temporary units. Review the Camaro development history and note that the headlights and taillights were just cribbed together units until very late in the process.

Those headlight pods (beneath the covers) probably aren't final either.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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I believe in Summer, we will see the c7 on the Nurburgring testing, just a guess.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #8
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I believe in Summer, we will see the c7 on the Nurburgring testing, just a guess.
You can just about bet on it, provided that the 'Ring hasn't gone under by then.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Wtf? A C6 shrouded in black camo wrap would look pretty much the same. A bit mundane after all that's been said about major changes and global appeal. I guess they must have been talking about those radical LED tail lights.

Wow.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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Any one else notice it looks like it has fixed mount calipers? Wonder if the base car is even going away from the slide rails.....
looks like they dropped both the pbr floating calipers and the pbr monoblocks that the gs and z06 use. The front calipers look a lot like brembo gt 6 piston and the rears look like the gt 4 piston.
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... global appeal. ....
All, what do you think a Corvette spokesman (assuming this was an official quote and not an internet rumor echoing) means by "global appeal"? Seems like pretty generic marketing spin.

Corvette already has world-class performance. Under all that camo it does appear to be very C6-like. The Euro media seems to bang the C6 for substandard interior feel ("too much plastic" "rental car ***** & switches") and squishy plastic bumpers. Is there something else?

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Old 02-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #12
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I am trying to see if the front tires are pulling at all, can't tell.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #14
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All, what do you think a Corvette spokesman (assuming this was an official quote and not an internet rumor echoing) means by "global appeal"? Seems like pretty generic marketing spin.

Corvette already has world-class performance. Under all that camo it does appear to be very C6-like. The Euro media seems to bang the C6 for substandard interior feel ("too much plastic" "rental car ***** & switches") and squishy plastic bumpers. Is there something else?

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No, I'm not referencing internet buzz and rumor. GM said they want more international sales and that they want to appeal to a younger buyer. That could mean a significantly different design and appearance. After all, if the current car met those objectives there would be no reason to change it.

I'm still not convinced we're seeing the real deal here though. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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Damn, that thing sure look stretched out/long with a really long wheelbase.
Can't really tell for sure with all of that camouflage of course but still, I like my sports cars smaller sort of like the C2s/early C4s/C6s, not big/long like the C3s.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #16
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that car does "appear" longer and narrower than the C6. Then again it could just be the camo.
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Damn, that thing sure look stretched out/long with a really long wheelbase.
Can't really tell for sure with all of that camouflage of course but still, I like my sports cars smaller sort of like the C2s/early C4s/C6s, not big/long like the C3s.
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that car does "appear" longer and narrower than the C6. Then again it could just be the camo.
Longer wheelbase = better performance handling wise, porsche shrinked their carrera width wise and lengthened it. I agree though i like a shorter car as well, but we can only wait and see.
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Longer wheelbase = better performance handling wise
I agree, but they've already done it TWICE since the C4, we don't need a 'limousine length' type of wheelbase on a two seat sports car LOL.
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i would not be supprised if that bodywork was not the final production build, they were just testing the running gear, in the cold they can test the body in a cold test chamber ???
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I agree, but they've already done it TWICE since the C4, we don't need a 'limousine length' type of wheelbase on a two seat sports car LOL.
Couldn't agree more, the c6 already has a long look any longer and narrower will look weird. Hence why I love my slammed c5 z06, although a Slammed c6z just looks jaw dropping.
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