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Old 01-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Only 99lbs lighter

Lots of people are gonna be disappointed.
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What? Do you realize how difficult it is to shave that much weight out of a car?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Better than 99lbs heavier.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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Not great.

But to be fair, it says the body materials also reduce by another 37lbs.

But 99lbs + 37lbs = 136lbs ~ not the huge savings that some were hoping for.
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Wait, so we already have a final curb weight? Not just an estimate?

Do we have an exact power output figure, too?
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450/450 and 3100-3200 lbs? Should move pretty well.
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To be fair, it says the body materials also reduce by anothe 37lbs.

But 99lbs + 37lbs = 136lbs ~ not the huge savings that some were hoping for.
They said exactly 99 lbs lighter.
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What? Do you realize how difficult it is to shave that much weight out of a car?
People were coming out with crazy under 3G estimates.
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and only 450hp! love the front end!! the back end? it may need to grow on me!! i hate the camaro tail lights!!
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They said exactly 99 lbs lighter.
most of its from switching to the aluminum frame

without a doubt it will drive better than a C6! i had a C5 before and the C6 drove wayyyy better in the steering feel!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:21 PM   #11
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They said the FRAME is 99 pounds lighter. They were clear to point this out several times. So who knows what the final value is. Remember it's been said that the LT1 is going to be heavier than the LS-3.
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I pretty much called that one, it's VERY difficult (and costly) to shave weight in the modern era even with all of the new technology/materials out there.
I knew that hitting 2900 or even the low 3000 pound range was only a pipedream, but was still hoping for at least the 'high 3000' pound range.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #13
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99lbs is significant for a car that is already light, plus with the added low end hp, it's gonna haul ***.
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most of its from switching to the aluminum frame

without a doubt it will drive better than a C6! i had a C5 before and the C6 drove wayyyy better in the steering feel!!
Magnesium seat frames are pretty cool.
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Well it did kind of seem to say that hte frame save 99lbs....but they never really said anything about more than that...i didn't see the 37 lb weight savings mentioned earlier in this thread
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and only 450hp! love the front end!! the back end? it may need to grow on me!! i hate the camaro tail lights!!
It DID NOT say 450hp! It said estimated...
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I heard it was the frame.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #18
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The FRAME is 99 lbs lighter.
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People are hard of hearing...wtf!

They said FRAME is 99lbs lighter and they said 450hp ESTIMATED...

I imagine the engine hasn't undergone SAE certification yet...
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Taking 99 pounds out of the body structure while making it 57% stiffer is nothing to sneeze at. Let's not forget, the top still comes off.
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