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Old 01-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #21
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #22
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It's a "Texas" Corvette.
Why yes, Yes it is.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:04 AM   #23
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thanks for the video!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:04 AM   #24
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Now I really want one.

Going to wait 2 years though...
Going to be more like 3-4 years for me!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #25
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Did he say the new auto was 4 kilograms (almost 9 lbs) lighter than the 6 speed?
Yes, he did. I would guess that he was referring to the A6, but possibly he is referring to the 6-speed manual (in the Z06/ZR1)?
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #26
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the A6
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:08 AM   #27
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Good to HEAR there are three different levels of downforce packages..

I'm not quite used to all the spoilers and splitters..

I look forward to viewing all three downforce packages as time moves forward..

Good info..

Thanks for posting.
Me too. I just read that the base trim will have the same aero but non carbon fiber and a Z51 spoiler instead.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #28
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Still not in love with the rear but congrats to Chevy for bringing a car of this level to the regular Joe's of America
Maybe just the plumber Joes.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:10 AM   #29
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I'm assuming the reduced mass of the 8-speed auto was in comparison to the 6-speed auto.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:11 AM   #30
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great video! Thanks for the info! The reveal was a huge disappointment!
Agreed!

Someone's a $ $ is getting chewed for sure over the reveal fail.

If GM knew the reveal was going to suck so bad, they could have at least incorporated this video in the reveal and that would have at least carried the event vs. the corporate meeting everyone fell asleep in this morning they provided us.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:13 AM   #31
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I know some people get these cars for drag racing, but what a shame it would be to reduce this world class road course car to a drag strip racer. It's obviously designed for road course track racing and it looks to belong in the "supercar" class even if it doesn't have a super car price tag. Still not in love with the rear but congrats to Chevy for bringing a car of this level to the regular Joe's of America
Indeed--this is a road course monster, not a drag racer. I'd get a car with a solid rear axle as a nice place to start. That said, you can drag anything if you want to, even if all that expensive Z06 hardware is a waste at the drag strip.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:15 AM   #32
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great info in the video
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:18 AM   #33
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3 different aero option packages plus automatic or manual trans will add to the complexity of ordering these cars for the dealer stock.
Looks like carbon brakes will be extra to.
Wouldn't want to be cleaning the bugs off that very 'busy' new front grill! Even the rear bumper vents are bigger to.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #34
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Love it! As for it being used on a drag strip, let people do what they want with their cars. With the 8L90 this thing is gonna cook at the strip, I'll just go ahead and say it now, stock car will pull 10's under ideal conditions which is pretty amazing. Although an average Joe on an average track under average conditions should hit 11.5. This car will beat the new Viper TA around Laguna Seca and VIR, and Ring times should be at least ZR-1 fast.

It's a good time to be a car nut!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:23 AM   #35
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I will definitely have one asap. I love the C7 - this C7Z is another level entirely.

Great vid.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #36
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Did i miss the power output??
Theyre saying 600 hp cant be right?
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Thanks, great video.
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Awesome video.. thanks!
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:06 PM   #39
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On the reveal he said 625+ HP.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:10 PM   #40
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Yes, he did. I would guess that he was referring to the A6, but possibly he is referring to the 6-speed manual (in the Z06/ZR1)?
S.
The NCM site says the new 8Spd Auto is roughly 8lbs lighter than the A6... not the Manual trans.

Does anyone know the weight of the A6? So we can deduce what this trans weighs?

How about the weight of the 7 Spd Manual for comparison?
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