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Old 01-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if a C7 wide body model will be offered?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if a C7 wide body model will be offered?
They are all wide bodies according to Ed Welburn. Its wider than the C6.

But a flared wheel model would be curious to see.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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They are all wide bodies according to Ed Welburn. Its wider than the C6.

But a flared wheel model would be curious to see.
I dont think its going to happen at all.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:26 PM   #4
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If you want wild-*** speculation based on no evidence whatsoever, you have come to the right place.
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I dont think its going to happen at all.
Depends on how big of a tire they can get under the C7....285 will not cut it on the Hi Po version!
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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Maybe aftermarket. Apparently they can make mods for cars that haven't been released yet (tail lights) so I would think a wheel flare or wider body is not too far fetched.
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Maybe they will tub it instead...
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They will have a big bunch of power...why you think they are moving the performance engine builders to Bowling Green. I would guess some flared wheel wheels.
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They are all wide bodies according to Ed Welburn. Its wider than the C6.
Not really... Yes, it's wider than the 'base' C6 (if they even still sell those), but it's 2" more narrow than the Grand Sport & C6Zs (73.9" vs. 75.9"). In my book, the GS essentially became the base C6 in 2010, based upon popularity alone (that's what you'll find overwhelmingly on the road) - so I view the C7 as being more narrow than the C6...

IMO, there won't be a wide-body version of the C7, but that's a guess, like every other on this forum
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Not really... Yes, it's wider than the 'base' C6 (if they even still sell those), but it's 2" more narrow than the Grand Sport & C6Zs (73.9" vs. 75.9"). In my book, the GS essentially became the base C6 in 2010, based upon popularity alone (that's what you'll find overwhelmingly on the road) - so I view the C7 as being more narrow than the C6...

IMO, there won't be a wide-body version of the C7, but that's a guess, like every other on this forum
they appear to be looking to appeal more to the other side of the globe, to also help increase sales. There doesnt seem to be any affection for the wide bodied cars overseas.
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Not really... Yes, it's wider than the 'base' C6 (if they even still sell those), but it's 2" more narrow than the Grand Sport & C6Zs (73.9" vs. 75.9"). In my book, the GS essentially became the base C6 in 2010, based upon popularity alone (that's what you'll find overwhelmingly on the road) - so I view the C7 as being more narrow than the C6...

IMO, there won't be a wide-body version of the C7, but that's a guess, like every other on this forum
I think they should just have one body style/width. That is the way it has always been until the C6 and I think they should go back to it.
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I think they should just have one body style/width. That is the way it has always been until the C6 and I think they should go back to it.
That's fair. To each his own. I love my flares, but it's true most Vettes of the past never had them.
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Who knows what Chevrolet will do. It appears to be a deep dark secret. I am saying that there will not be the wider body GS cause when they came out with the GS on the C6's, they eliminated the Z51. Now the Z51 is back so this makes me think no wider body GS to start, at least for a while. Just my 2 cents worth. Again, this is just speculation on my part as no one here on the Forum really knows ...
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they appear to be looking to appeal more to the other side of the globe, to also help increase sales. There doesnt seem to be any affection for the wide bodied cars overseas.
I guess Lambo's are a narrow body?
Have you seen the rear tires??
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We've seen that GM pretty much does whatever it wants, who cares what people want, or people buy.

If there is no wide version that looks extra mean (ala Z06) why would I want to trade down from my C6Z?

I can understand GM wanting all the sales up front with it's release, but being sneaky/shady about a C7Z06 means I'm less likely to buy one once they hit. Don't want to tell me if there will be a better model for more cash 2 or 3 years down the road? Meh, I'll enjoy my current car that's more than powerful enough.

Seeing the Z06 panels, fascia, and engine get whored out into lesser models rubbed me the wrong way, sprinkle on top the way they want to sweep the valve issue under the rug means I'll be looking very hard at everyone else but GM in a few years time.
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Guess we'll have to show GM what we like again !!!


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That looks pretty good!!
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Guess we'll have to show GM what we like again !!!

Can you make the lower red as well as the lady gaga eye vents?
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