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Old 10-07-2008, 11:02 AM
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:09 PM
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GM killed that dream a while ago unfortunately.
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I think one of the things that make it a true american sports car icon is it's humble beginnings and simplicity. Just a muscle car with a big V8 under the hood.
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I think one of the things that make it a true american sports car icon is it's humble beginnings and simplicity. Just a muscle car with a big V8 under the hood.
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Actually first couple of years it was a straight six.
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Actually first couple of years it was a straight six.
Yeah the first generation...
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Originally Posted by jraschke11 View Post
I think one of the things that make it a true american sports car icon is it's humble beginnings and simplicity. Just a muscle car with a big V8 under the hood.
Just a muscle car with a big V8 under the hood sounds more like a Chevelle than a Corvette.

The Corvette was designed to be America's answer to European sports cars in a more accessible package. Now that so many European 2-seat sports cars are going with a MR layout, I don't think it was so far fetched.
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Just a muscle car with a big V8 under the hood sounds more like a Chevelle than a Corvette.

The Corvette was designed to be America's answer to European sports cars in a more accessible package. Now that so many European 2-seat sports cars are going with a MR layout, I don't think it was so far fetched.
I lived in the muscle car era and no one ever called a Corvette a muscle car.
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In terms of tooling, manufacturing, design, the mid engine is simply to expensive to make it a marketable car in terms of Chevrolet Corvette philosophy. If you guys want to know what the C7 is going to look like, stop photoshopping c6's and start photoshopping Solstice coupes and there you will find your next Corvette.
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In my mind that article lost ALL credibility w/this sentence:
"The current set-up with the engine up front makes it difficult to deactivate cylinders as it would require an additional clutch to deactivate the driveshaft between the engine and rear mounted transaxle.

SAY WHAT???
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Originally Posted by Tom400CFI View Post
In my mind that article lost ALL credibility w/this sentence:
"The current set-up with the engine up front makes it difficult to deactivate cylinders as it would require an additional clutch to deactivate the driveshaft between the engine and rear mounted transaxle.

SAY WHAT???
I agree! WTF!!! Did the author think we're all stupid? Is active cyclinder management such a mystery that they think that they could publish this horse-doodoo and have us all follow along blindly? Whoever wrote this article needs to go back to engine-control school!

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I don't care of they mount the engine on the roof as long as it's relatively affordable and eats ferraris for breakfast... which the ZR1 definitely is (in comparison to the price of a ferrari) and does... every morning if it wants to.
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I lived in the muscle car era and no one ever called a Corvette a muscle car.
As I recall Corvettes in the muscle car era were for the blondies, white pants, white shoes crowd

just picked up some black pants, black shoes for the black ZO6 in my garage
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I don't care of they mount the engine on the roof as long as it's relatively affordable and eats ferraris for breakfast... which the ZR1 definitely is (in comparison to the price of a ferrari) and does... every morning if it wants to.

Speaking of eatting Ferrari's and Porsche's... Check out this link from Motor Trend. Great vid!

http://www.facebook.com/video/video....2270028&ref=nf



Sit back and enjoy!
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I don't care of they mount the engine on the roof as long as it's relatively affordable and eats ferraris for breakfast... which the ZR1 definitely is (in comparison to the price of a ferrari) and does... every morning if it wants to.
yeah the zr1 owns

i just watched a video comparing the z06 vs. gt500kr.

the z06 wins in every way...price, standing 1/8, 1/4 and mile, around a car, on the skidpad, driving feel, everything

and then they brought out the zr1...oh boy hahahaha
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