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Now that the ZR1 has been released who is buying one and how many will they sell ???

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Old 11-14-2017, 02:21 PM   #81
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Can you setup a poll so we can vote?


never mind, I found it: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...vote-here.html

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Old 11-14-2017, 02:34 PM   #82
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Thinking about it...a lot. I can get an allocation with a deposit, but wondering what the price point will be here up North. If it is around 150,000CAD, I might just get an AMG GT instead. The Z06 is in a sweet spot that is untouchable. If the Vette creeps up, it still may be, but not as much.


I understand the ZR1 is not wider or different in any dimension, anyone know if tire sizes are the same as a Z06?


I can hardly use the Z06 that I have, the way I want. This thing will be psychotic...which makes me want it!
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:44 PM   #83
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Me too. But given the option to make a change to the rear end, I'd focus my attention elsewhere.
It's not a big deal to remove the lettering...I did it to my Z06.
I noticed it is also near the bulge in the hood, so that's 3 spots on the car.
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So then, is the ME whatever going to be more expensive than the ZR1?
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:53 PM   #85
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At glance looks more like ZR-11 to me.

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Anyone else find the "ZR1" script/emblem dumb?
Would anyone other than a Vette geek be able to decipher it?

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Me too.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:33 PM   #87
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I think the smart play would be to wait until the mid engine is revealed and see how I like the styling(not a huge fan of the back of the C7 but this car looks amazing overall). I'm guessing the dealers will try to get $150k out of this at first and some people will bite.
That's my plan as long as i can breathe enough air at the stratosphere high $$$
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:27 PM   #88
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Anyone else find the "ZR1" script/emblem dumb?
Would anyone other than a Vette geek be able to decipher it?





I like it a lot!
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:02 PM   #89
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Are the tail lights all white like the Z06 or half red and half white like this picture?


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Old 11-16-2017, 07:15 AM   #90
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Are the tail lights all white like the Z06 or half red and half white like this picture?


It may just be the overseas version, similar to the side markers on the door mirrors
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:34 AM   #91
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Honestly never felt that lack of power was an issue for the Z06. Putting the power to the ground effectively at times is another issue. The wing to me is a turn off "Ricer Look" but others may love it. Long story short will probable keep what I have.
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Honestly never felt that lack of power was an issue for the Z06. Putting the power to the ground effectively at times is another issue. The wing to me is a turn off "Ricer Look" but others may love it. Long story short will probable keep what I have.
Why is it a "ricer look"? It is a functional piece of aerodynamic engineering purposefully installed from the factory on a high performance automobile and validated on a race track. Please expand upon your comment regarding "ricer look" so that I might understand your meaning, with details. Did you mean to say "racer look"? I sure hope so.
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Well I was wrong about one thing, I thought GM would offer a bare bones ZR1 for around 100k (no wing and steel brakes).
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If you drive at very high speed e.g. racing, the down force of the wing will be helpful albeit at the cost of significant aerodynamic drag. For me and street driving it is of no significant value from a performance standpoint. All a matter of taste and to me it looks like big wings put on Toyotas.
FWIW, I have no issue with aerodynamic aids but prefer them to be more subtle and integrated into body design as done with Ferrari underbody sculpting etc.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:24 AM   #95
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Tadge quoted 900 lbs of downforce for the ZR1. That no doubt is at ~150+ mph! As you say downforce comes with drag.

I also see some young folk putting large wings on cars that obviously cannot go fast enough to be useful. Many on foreign cars.

However I recall an incident in German where our co-managing director got a Mercedes with the biggest engine available as part of his compensation package. He was always driving as fast as the car would go where allowed. Typically around 150 mph.

He would only be slightly upset when a Ferrari blinked their lights and passed. But when a "kid" with a hopped up VW etc passed with a big wing, car scraping the ground with big tires passed, he got very upset!

Yep big high wings can be functional but not without the cost of a lot of mods!

SIDE NOTE
A AA/Fuel dragster rear wing generates 8000 pounds of downforce at it's trap speed of 320+ mph.

Of interest, the 8 exhaust pipes facing upward generate ~5000+ pounds of downforce that help at launch and all the way down the track!
https://www.motorsport.com/nhra/vide...-launch-65539/

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Old 11-16-2017, 10:18 AM   #96
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I am getting one. First off, I really want one, and second, I have to figure that if they do go to a mid engine this being the last big engine front motor corvette will certainly be a rare bird. I know its crazy expensive, but I work extremely hard and am a car nut at heart. Before my dad passed this year we talked for hours about the new ZR1 and when it would arrive. I can't wait to see the color options that are available for this beast.
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The pics alone are not moving me... perhaps after getting to drive one and seeing in person, maybe I will be moved to pick one up, but for some reason I am not getting very excited about the new ZR1... perhaps due to all the talk about the ME coming sooner or later as a C8... but I am sure they will be beasts for sure!
My sentiments as well. I'm also curious as to how many years of production there will be and if the first-year cars have any issues. One thing for sure is that the new ZR1 is bad-assed and that's important to a lot of Corvette guys, including me. Anxious to see one in person.

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Anyone else find the "ZR1" script/emblem dumb?
Would anyone other than a Vette geek be able to decipher it?


I completely agree. Definitely has an odd, somewhat incomplete look to it.
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I think the first year they will sell 2,000 of them. After that I see 500-750 per year. The better question is will the ZO6 sales drop like they did with the C6 when the ZR-1 came out in 2009? We now have 10 different Corvette models in the line up.
1. Coupe
2. Convertible
3. Z51 Coupe
4. Z51 Convertible
5. Grand Sport Coupe
6. Grand Sport Convertible
7. ZO6 Coupe
8. ZO6 Convertible
9. ZR1 Coupe
10. ZR1 Convertible

Is there too many choices?
I would consider the Corvette as a model, Wouldn't these be trim levels with the 1-2-3 z sub trim levels?
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Now that the ZR1 pictures have been released in DUBAI who is buying one or trading in their current C7 for one ? How many do you think they will make a year? Don't want to many on the road too make my C7 Z06 look REALLY SLUGGISH LIKE IT CANT EVEN BARELY GET OUT OF ITS OWN WAY AT LEAST WHAT TADGE SAYS ANYWAYS. Real hard being second fastest GM car ever built.





Gave our local dealer a deposit 6 months ago when the ZR1 was announced. I am getting one of those orange editions, and have the low wing installed when it's at Caravaggio for the interior

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My sentiments as well. I'm also curious as to how many years of production there will be and if the first-year cars have any issues. One thing for sure is that the new ZR1 is bad-assed and that's important to a lot of Corvette guys, including me. Anxious to see one in person.



I completely agree. Definitely has an odd, somewhat incomplete look to it.
If they switch to a mid engine design the following year it may only be available for one year. If that's the case I'd be more likely to get one but I really don't want to get an early one because of the issues with the early z06's.
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