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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default [Various] C7 Corvette (OFFICIALLY) Unveiled!

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The new car is debuting with two trims: Stingray and the return of the Z51 (which was briefly the Grandsport). The Stingray is the base and gets the stingray badges above the front vents. The Z51 adds larger Brembo brakes, larger wheels, and optional variable-damping Magnetic Ride Control.
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-All new LT1 6.2L with VVT, cylinder deactivation, and direct injection
-Stingray and Z51 trims
-7 speed manual or 6 speed auto gearbox
-Base model will pull over 1G on skidpad
-Base model will haul to 60 in under 4 seconds
-Massive increase in chassis rigidity
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Looks wicked, will look even better in person I'm sure.

What's the base curb weight on this new gen. vette?
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Looks wicked, will look even better in person I'm sure.

What's the base curb weight on this new gen. vette?
99lbs lighter then last gen, plus Hard top will be lighter.
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I like it. I'm not fond of the bespoke tires on the top-end model, though. I'd also love to have a switch that lets me turn the variable displacement stuff off, if I buy a Corvette I do so knowing it's going to be a bit thirsty. Let me hear all eight singing, if I want good economy I'll drive something economical :P
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omg gorgeous.
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TBH I'm most concerned about the cylinder deactivation and 7 speed manual. Cylinder deactivation sounds great in theory, never works that great and doesn't give much fuel economy increase in reality though. 7 speed manual IMO is too many gears, I hope 7th gear is VERY tall and just used for holding highway speed and getting 35 mpg.

True story, current Z06, 7.0L V8, with manual, pulls 28 mpg...
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The nice thing about a row-your-own gearbox is that you don't have to use 7th gear. Also, it's based off the old 6-speed, chances are the old box will bolt right in.
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This gear box is completly new and supposed to be amazing from what I heard.
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It had better be if it's going into a modern american made car that looks as great as that. Same holds for the engine and interior.
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^interior is astonishingly good. World class compared to the C6 interior which is lifted from an 80s Hyundai.
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