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Old 07-11-2019, 11:19 AM
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All of your points are valid and I respect them given the fact that you know these cars intimately. I cannot help but hone in on the part about trading your C6ZR1 + a little cash for the C7ZR1 and you are unwilling to do that. That speaks volumes to me and reinforces my decision to purchase my C6ZR1. I am glad I did.

The Z06/R1 C8's will no doubt own the highways... conversely, the modded C6ZR1's will certainly give them a run for their money.

Love the 13 60th Anniv ZR1's.... Such an awesome car! She's a keeper for sure.






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27 Corvettes here since 1974. Last one is a 13' 60th Anniversary ZR1 that I bought 12/13. Still have it.. I might add that I am a 30 year Chevy dealership employee. Although I like the C7 it's not enough to buy one. I actually have driven one only once. We have a C7 ZR1 on the show room floor that I can buy so cheap you won't believe it if I told you..Employee pricing,rebates,ect,ect. Still a lot of money though and I would have to trade my C6 ZR1. I personally am looking forward to the C8. I think it is going to be a awesome car especially in the Z06 and ZR1 version. Probably several years away from the big horsepower version. Looking forward to seeing this car. Hope I am not disappointed.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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People will love it. I have no doubt.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:45 PM
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I'm thinking about picking up a C8 in the near future if I like it when I see one close up. Was thinking to trade my ZR1 on a huracan about 6 months ago but decided to wait and see what the C8 has to offer. If I do decide to pick up a new vette the ZR1 stays also, shes nightrace blue metallic, 1 of 54
Awesome pic!
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Originally Posted by ~STOLEN~ View Post
THIS^^^

i love my c6z, but i spent enough money making the interior nice enough to enjoy, that i could have built a bottom end for the damn thing. Now, im too far in it to ever get rid of it.
What have done to the interior ?
Upgraded seats ?
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Have you seen the C8 ?
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:58 PM
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Have you seen the C8 ?
No one has.
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No one has.
Thats not what many of the posters here claim lol
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Originally Posted by Sub Driver View Post
No one has.
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I agree with you 100% Matt... Took me 2 years to find the right ZR1 for me... In that time frame I considered a C7 Z06 as well as a 1968-1971 Big block Corvette and a few other of my favorite Muscle cars of that era.... In the end I kept coming back to the ZR1... Its an incredible car, Lots of compliments so far, you just don't see these cars everyday... It's plenty of car for me.. I'll never be able to push this car to its limits, I dont think anyone could except for a professional racer... I'm a happy camper.
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Originally Posted by CBMZR1 View Post
Who else could really care less about this car?
I'm excited about it. I'm especially excited about the C8 ZO6. To be completely fair and transparent, I was thinking along the same lines as Frederick's response before anybody responded. Beautiful car tho.
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Iím excited to see the c8z06. Skipped the c7, maybe Iíll like the c8
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And.....I love it.
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Overall I like it...big improvement over the C7 IMO. I too would like to see a Z06 variant before I decide if I have to have one.
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Iím excited to see the c8z06. Skipped the c7, maybe Iíll like the c8
Skipping a generation is not an option(during your licensed driver years). You are hereby disqualified . Goodby.
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And.....I love it.
I'm in the same boat. My excitement tripled in the last 48 hours! I'm hoping to have a lightly used C8 ZO6 sitting next to my H/C C6 ZO6 (that I'll never sell btw) in a few years! It's funny how close the engine bay looks to C6 ZO6's with the shaved Mamo intake and valve covers.
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Originally Posted by CBMZR1 View Post
Brother... I cannot bring myself to crack the LS9 open... that would be sacrilege...
That's the beauty of these cars. You don't need to crack them open to make good numbers. My C6Z was fully built, all forged, heads, cam, headers, etc. Made 632rwhp on 93, and I was planning to tune it for E85. Drivability suffered a LOT, though, between the aftermarket clutch setup and occasional bucking.

This car with a pulley, headers, exhaust and tune (simple bolt-ons) is putting down more than my C6Z, but has every bit as much drivability as a stock Grand Sport as you now know.

No regrets here. And no plans to crack my LS9, either.
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While I think it's an intriguing car for sure, nothing about it says Corvette IMO. I get the natural progression of the brand, but too drastic, too soon for me personally. I will say it looks better than I thought it would. Wonder how it will stack up to a stock C6 Z06 in terms of acceleration? The numbers look promising...

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The C6 ZR1 will always be lovely, a strong performer by any standard well into the future, continues as a great daily driver, but like all cars it's moment in the sun has faded. The C8 is going to replace its nostalgia with a new driving feel sure to win people over. Putting the engine behind the driver, moving him 16 inches forward puts him right over the front axle line, it's going to transform the feel of the car into something akin to a Ferrari or McLaren. The space frame chassis, low 1st gear, 9 speed DCT means it no longer loses out in the 0-60 contest, if actually no faster in the 1/4 or top speed. With the live updates and GPS tracking, it's not out of the question that the top end will be governed except on tracks. Although it compares well with the NSX, both cars are about equally advanced technologically speaking, the C8 priced more competitively. The McLaren 720S is going to easily own it until the follow-on Z06 ZR1 trims become available. About the worst thing against it, get ready..it's a GM, built to a price point. You never buy a first year GM model. Those are the reasons I will pass on the 2020 C8. Wait for the kinks to get worked out and the faster trims toward the end of the model run.
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I can agree with all of that. All great points.


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The C6 ZR1 will always be lovely, a strong performer by any standard well into the future, continues as a great daily driver, but like all cars it's moment in the sun has faded. The C8 is going to replace its nostalgia with a new driving feel sure to win people over. Putting the engine behind the driver, moving him 16 inches forward puts him right over the front axle line, it's going to transform the feel of the car into something akin to a Ferrari or McLaren. The space frame chassis, low 1st gear, 9 speed DCT means it no longer loses out in the 0-60 contest, if actually no faster in the 1/4 or top speed. With the live updates and GPS tracking, it's not out of the question that the top end will be governed except on tracks. Although it compares well with the NSX, both cars are about equally advanced technologically speaking, the C8 priced more competitively. The McLaren 720S is going to easily own it until the follow-on Z06 ZR1 trims become available. About the worst thing against it, get ready..it's a GM, built to a price point. You never buy a first year GM model. Those are the reasons I will pass on the 2020 C8. Wait for the kinks to get worked out and the faster trims toward the end of the model run.
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