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Old 10-19-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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This morning I was driving to the Guasti Homestyle Café, a SoCal breakfast joint I hadn't been to in about 20 years. On the way to the breakfast cafe, I passed by M.K. Smith Chevrolet in Chino, CA wondering if they had any C7s. While at the restaurant eating my spinach omelet, I gave the dealership a call to see if they had any C7 Corvettes on their premises -- I was in luck -- they had just gotten one off the truck. I told them I was a freelancer CorvetteForum.com, and they invited me to have a look.

Before getting them to rev it for me in the video below, I got to sit in the car, and the first thing I noticed was how comfortable the GT bucket seats are. You can tell this car was built in the South just by how accommodating the shoulder bolsters feel ... sitting in the C7 Corvette feels like Aunt Bea giving you a hug; you can just feel the Southern hospitality.

The next thing I noticed was how big the door speakers are. I'm a bit of an audiophile, so I cranked up the bass and treble on the nine-speaker Bose audio system, and pumped the volume with the radio tuned to 93.5 KDAY, a hip-hop station in L.A. The Corvette's Bose system is now as impressive as the Porsche 911 Convertible's Bose setup ... the Porsche has one of the best Bose systems I've ever heard in a car. The Corvette's system might actually be better than the Porsche's system, but I would need to test it more to confirm.

That's all I can report about the new Corvette after my short visit to the dealership. Check out the video of my visit below.


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Is it safe for them to rev a brand new engine that high? Is that smoke coming out of the tailpipe normal?
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It's threads like these that make me want to be there when my car comes off the truck and take delivery ASAP
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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Very cool
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It's threads like these that make me want to be there when my car comes off the truck and take delivery ASAP
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Is it safe for them to rev a brand new engine that high? Is that smoke coming out of the tailpipe normal?
That wasn't smoke; it was water vapor. I have faith in the reliability of the GM powertrain. I'm familiar with the Corvette's break-in procedure, and I believe a couple revs won't hurt ... sure, the engine could have been warmer, but it wasn't completely cold.
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It's threads like these that make me want to be there when my car comes off the truck and take delivery ASAP
How about factory delivery?
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That wasn't smoke; it was water vapor. I have faith in the reliability of the GM powertrain. I'm familiar with the Corvette's break-in procedure, and I believe a couple revs won't hurt ... sure, the engine could have been warmer, but it wasn't completely cold.
There is an hour meter on the new C7's. Most C7's ship with a decent amount of time on the car as well as the fact that the computer has a variable redline that helps you not kill your new motor. At the same time you don't want to see some yahoo revving your future car's engine..
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What was with the strobing tail lights? Were they doing that or was it some sort of phase-shift between the lights and the camera?
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What was with the strobing tail lights? Were they doing that or was it some sort of phase-shift between the lights and the camera?
If I got a dollar for every time someone asks this...
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What was with the strobing tail lights? Were they doing that or was it some sort of phase-shift between the lights and the camera?
Phase-shifting. Inherent with capturing LED technology on camera.
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That is the exact opposite of cool. I would be PISSED if that was my car.
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Another reason (among many) to do Museum delivery.
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What was with the strobing tail lights? Were they doing that or was it some sort of phase-shift between the lights and the camera?
With that phasing, it means the lights were made in China..
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