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Old 11-10-2017, 02:06 PM
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I don't think that's a good idea we need to make this a global car. Just think how many Porsches are floating around North America now how many Corvettes or any American car do you see in Europe. GM should rethink that
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They can't. If you read the articles and information posted here, the car doesn't meet Euro pedestrian impact standards. GM made the conscious decision not to design the car to meet those specs.
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They can't. If you read the articles and information posted here, the car doesn't meet Euro pedestrian impact standards. GM made the conscious decision not to design the car to meet those specs.
But this needs to be a global car other countries have to meet our laws. If it's only sold in America...
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They should have done a twin turbo drivetrain and the hood wouldn't have been an issue. Ford GT, Ferrari, Porsche ....
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There are many great motorcycles and cars that do not meet US standards and cannot be sold here. This will just make the Euro Gray Market want it that much more. Porsche, Ferrari, the big 3 Japanese Motorcycle Cos, and many others for example make vehicles that the U.S. legally cannot import.
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Every C7 platform EXCEPT the ZR1 is offered in Europe.
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It was clear in the magazine article why. Regs in Europe, pure and simple. Live with it.
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Other countries outside of the US and Europe use a combination of US and European laws plus some local laws.

If GM can sell the ZR1 in the US, Canada, Mexico and some other countries who accept US laws (even if they also accept Europe laws) then they will do so. Right now the ONLY place it cannot be sold is Europe, South Africa, and Australia. But no C7 can be sold in South Africa or Australia because it is a LHD cars (some RHD countries allow low volume LHD, others do not, those two do not).

Ford can't sell the GT350 in European countries for similar reasons (not the hood, but it doesn't meet some unique European law which is superfluous in nature).

The only thing Europe has correct is the lighting laws. They can have laser headlamps and we can't because our lighting standards are archaic.
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Every C7 platform EXCEPT the ZR1 is offered in Europe.
It's one thing to offer it but if no one is buying it doesn't really matter.
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Originally Posted by Avanti View Post
It was clear in the magazine article why. Regs in Europe, pure and simple. Live with it.
Calm yourself down
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Originally Posted by Ifweonlyknew View Post
I don't think that's a good idea we need to make this a global car. Just think how many Porsches are floating around North America now how many Corvettes or any American car do you see in Europe. GM should rethink that
Originally Posted by Ifweonlyknew View Post
But this needs to be a global car other countries have to meet our laws. If it's only sold in America...
Originally Posted by Ifweonlyknew View Post
It's one thing to offer it but if no one is buying it doesn't really matter.

Why do you care?


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Calm yourself down
Ah, the irony.
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Originally Posted by Steve_R View Post
Why do you care?




Ah, the irony.
Why shouldn't I care? You don't want to see American cars internationally competitive? And yeah the irony
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Originally Posted by Ifweonlyknew View Post
Why shouldn't I care? You don't want to see American cars internationally competitive? And yeah the irony
I own a C7. Do you?

And you really need to look up the meaning of "irony."

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Interesting that the rendering shown by Car and Driver appears to have the larger side mirrors with LED repeaters that were only put on European models.
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Wow, that's over $224K in USDs!
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I had read back when it was release it was not legal to sell in Europe because it did not meet their minimum visibility out the front windshield. It was primarily due to the large raised plenum.
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One in Norway and two in Sweden..


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That's a huge don't care for me. There seems to be many laws that want to ruin your fun over there. Let them just keep making dumb laws.

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