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Old 06-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hey,

I may have overlooked or something but I just can't seem to get a definite number on whats the top speed of the C7.
I really hope its not limited to 155 mph like the ZL-1 vert and all other stupid cars. I certainly can't bare that, its annoying.


So anyone has the final number ? :/

plus the Auto will come with a launch Control right ?
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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lower than base c6, same as GS, with lots of luck
Wait how does that work?
Like from what I know (not a vette fan) GS is a level above the base right?
So if its lower the base C6 then how can it be equal to the GS. Correct me if I am wrong please
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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lower than base c6, same as GS, with lots of luck
And that is based on what?

Let's see the C7 has 25 more HP, better aerodynamics, less drag, and you think it is going to have a lower top speed....
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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Wait how does that work?
Like from what I know (not a vette fan) GS is a level above the base right?
So if its lower the base C6 then how can it be equal to the GS. Correct me if I am wrong please
The GS is heavier and less aerodynamic then the base with the same horsepower. It is a simple power to weight ratio thing plus aerodynamics.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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How does top speed matter? Does anyone actually do it? If so, where? On a drag strip you don't. At a track you don't. On the street you don't. For the life of me... other than bragging... I have NEVER understood top speed as a meaningful stat.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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How does top speed matter? Does anyone actually do it? If so, where? On a drag strip you don't. At a track you don't. On the street you don't. For the life of me... other than bragging... I have NEVER understood top speed as a meaningful stat.
It's a very important statistic if you're trying to justify to others why you bought a base skinny body C6 instead of the wide body GS. It's FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!.........top speed, that is.
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How does top speed matter? Does anyone actually do it? If so, where? On a drag strip you don't. At a track you don't. On the street you don't. For the life of me... other than bragging... I have NEVER understood top speed as a meaningful stat.
Because generally a car with a higher top speed has "longer legs" i.e. that 50 -120 jump when you need to pass a couple of cars. It is also indicative of the power of the motor, aerodynamics and weight.
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I am thinking about 150 I would lift and not even think about it...that is my top speed.
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Because generally a car with a higher top speed has "longer legs" i.e. that 50 -120 jump when you need to pass a couple of cars. It is also indicative of the power of the motor, aerodynamics and weight.
Good points.
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I hope it's higher than 75
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #12
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Non-z51 may be higher than the Z51 due to gearing.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #13
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That must suck for those who think their GS is "all that" to know a "base" car goes faster.
GS owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the base C6 has higher top speed than the GS.

Base C6 owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the GS will accelerate quicker than the base C6.

Z06 owners who are honest with themselves will have no problem with the fact that the Z06 has a top speed higher than a base C6 and will also accelerated quicker than a GS.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #14
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To be quite honest in all this top speed nonsense I just traded in my '12 coupe for a '13 GS and I could give a rats *** which one was faster. And should I ever decide to get a C7 it would apply there also. Could care less. Never going to use anywhere near the power any of the cars are capable of producing ( at least in my eyes ).
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More than 193 if it does not lift off ;-)
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Keep dreaming. 19 hp difference and higher CdA for C7. Feel free to show actual tpo speed test results.
A) Where do you come up with only 19hp difference?

B) Where do you come up with higher cd?
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A) Where do you come up with only 19hp difference?

B) Where do you come up with higher cd?
Cd is not the same as Cda
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GS owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the base C6 has higher top speed than the GS.

Base C6 owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the GS will accelerate quicker than the base C6.

Z06 owners who are honest with themselves will have no problem with the fact that the Z06 has a top speed higher than a base C6 and will also accelerated quicker than a GS.
And C6 GS owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the Base C6 LS3 Z51 will accelerate quicker than the GS.
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And C6 GS owners who are honest with themselves have no problem with the fact that the Base C6 LS3 Z51 will accelerate quicker than the GS.
What causes the extra drag? I thought the GS was pretty much the same in design with the exception of the side fender vents and the hood scoop.

And why would chevy build a mid model that is actually slower the lower model? That doesn't seem to make sense.
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What causes the extra drag? I thought the GS was pretty much the same in design with the exception of the side fender vents and the hood scoop.

And why would chevy build a mid model that is actually slower the lower model? That doesn't seem to make sense.
When it came out, the GS did 0-60 in 4.2 sec, whereas the Z51 did it in 4.1.

Any engineer will tell you that marketing justifies a lot of apparently nonsensical moves. I know a guy who called it marketengineering. People wanted a wide body, so they got it.

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