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Old 10-12-2016, 04:56 PM
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It will be interesting to see how much power the ZR1 will be putting out in order to necessitate such a large wing in the back!

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Oh my, that should attract the 'ricer' crowd.
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GM is sure doing a sloppy job of hiding the ZR1. I'm beginning to think it's by design to keep mags and reporters focused on the C7.
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Oh my, that should attract the 'ricer' crowd.
It's not "rice" because unlike those Civics with huge wings (discluding the people who actually track their cars), the wing on the C7 is functional.

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Originally Posted by Phanni View Post
Oh my, that should attract the 'ricer' crowd.
You have a good understanding of aerodynamics, I'm sure.....
There is a MASSIVE difference between throwing a rear "wing" on a 4 door Civic and the rear wing on this new Corvette (whatever it is) as well as the Porsche GT3 RS/Viper ACR/etc.
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Huge it is.
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Cue the "I think big wings are dumb because I think they are for looks only" comments.
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This ride could end up being the cats ***, I sure hope GM does not juke it up "spats"
Would be really sad for a car of this cost and caliber.
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Originally Posted by MacMulkin View Post
It will be interesting to see how much power the ZR1 will be putting out in order to necessitate such a large wing in the back!

http://www.corvetteactioncenter.com/...wing-up-close/
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I don't know why everyone seems to be ignoring the other wings in this video.
Wouldn't those wings be more sensible for the street?

Now, look at the back edge of the Big Batwing...notice those "claws" near the mount brackets?
Are we sure those aren't sensors to measure DF and aero properties?
Or is the wing really being tested for next year's C7.R?

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It looks like the large wing is directly in the middle of the rear window.
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hopefully an option only.
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How do you get your golf clubs in with that thing?
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Originally Posted by \Boost Monkey/ View Post
Cue the "I think big wings are dumb because I think they are for looks only" comments.
Well, unless you track a car at very high speeds - which most performance car owners don't do - they are dumb and for looks only.
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Well, unless you track a car at very high speeds - which most performance car owners don't do - they are dumb and for looks only.
Sure, by that logic your C7 is dumb and for looks only.

The wing has a functional purpose, whether you use it or not, as does your hood vent for active downforce and quarter vents for cooling. Neither of which does anything for you as you cruise around your neighborhood.

Btw, functional wings can introduce a good amount of downforce at highway speeds alone.
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Btw, functional wings can introduce a good amount of downforce at highway speeds alone.
Which is unneeded at highway speeds.

I get aerodynamics. I road raceed my C6 at speeds up to 170. Downforce matters then. It Doesnt matter at legal highway speeds.
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Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
Which is unneeded at highway speeds.

I get aerodynamics. I road raceed my C6 at speeds up to 170. Downforce matters then. It Doesnt matter at legal highway speeds.

Are you kidding?

You honestly think downforce only matters at speeds at or around 170mph? Hell at that speed the drag created by a wing this size should be damn near topping you out. Downforce can absolutely be felt and useful at 75mph speeds on track.

But I digress. Back to my original undisputed point, the rest of your C7 is just as functional as your Camry for getting groceries. That doesn't mean it's dumb just because you don't use it.

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Originally Posted by gbgary View Post
hopefully an option only.
don't need no huge *** wing for the street.
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