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Will the 2012 corvette be a downgrade?

 
Old 01-03-2009, 02:11 PM
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Did the article suggest that either of those wil be coming soon to the base Corvette, or just for GM cars in general?
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:45 AM
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Fascinating reading. My simplistic comment is there ain't nuthin' like a big V8. While the turbo 6s are surely quick, the low end tq of the LS motors make them such a pleasure to drive.

Hell, even Mercedes realizes this by copying America's formula when then dumped that 5.5l SC'd V8 for the 6.3. Listen to a SL 63 - it sounds like an American hot rod
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jonnydanger View Post
Is the 35 average for the entire fleet or per car?

If the Volt will get like 80 MPG( I am guessing), then the corvette could keep its current MPG rating or perhaps they could make it a little lighter with the same engine. Just so long as the fleet is averaging the 35 MPG.

I am not sure who comes up with these crazy rules. The market is suppose to determine what will get built not arbitrary rules.
I agree with you but that is what congress came up with and the president signed into law.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:06 PM
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For what it's worth, Last week J.Leno was on CNBC, and made a coment regarding the next generation CORVETTE. It will have less HP. and that it will be lighter. Performance will be similar to C6 because the weigth reduction.
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Reduced weight is intrinsically good, and reduced exterior size is nice also. One of the big factors causing me to trade the C5 for a C6 was the smaller exterior of the new car.
But, we use our car for long road trips and we need interior space, especially in the trunk. Anything sized like a Sky or a Miata will not be getting my money.
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