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#107657 - 02/28/11 08:34 PM Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ????
J.B. Offline
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Does this set your blood to a high boil? This clearly is an example of what Car and Driver sees as the next corvette..





I love it!

Now it just needs 470hp, 3200 lb curb weight and a Dual clutch transmission..
C7 rendition hot or not?
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 02/28/11 08:33 PM
View the results of this poll.
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#107659 - 02/28/11 11:21 PM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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I voted No, because I really do not like the rear end. The front and side look c6ish, but the rear, I am not sure what it looks like. Hope they can straightned out some of those lines if this is a real look at the C7.

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#107661 - 03/01/11 12:12 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
jrose7004 Offline
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I am not a fan of the rear end either! The front isn't bad. Kind of C6.5 looking.

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#107663 - 03/01/11 09:25 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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The rear end sort of kills it for me. Looks like the front of the Batmobile.
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#107667 - 03/01/11 08:04 PM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: Smokensparks]
Chewy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Smokensparks
The rear end sort of kills it for me. Looks like the front of the Batmobile.


The front looks good, but the back needs to be toned down a bit.

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#107669 - 03/03/11 11:31 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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I think the rear end design is over the top but from those who have seen it in person they have said in last nights podcast that it was quite nice and that it does not photograph that well.

I suggest that parts of the design ie....the rear end are NOT production design but rather to allow these "spy" photos to be let out to the masses...

GM does show the production vehicles to the press early on and then allows them at certain intervals to post photo drawings or renditions that are not accurate in every detail to entice and excite the corvette faithful of whats coming..

I won't kid you and I'll tell you seeing that red corvette on the cover had me thinking this early on...Wow..I WANT THIS NEW VETTE!!!!

What can I say I'm addicted! lol
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#107670 - 03/03/11 12:24 PM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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I am more curious than anything right now.


Edited by jrose7004 (03/05/11 10:04 AM)

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#107673 - 03/04/11 09:25 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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Curious is always fun. I always enjoy seeing and reading about new automotive products ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS A CORVETTE!!!!!
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#107675 - 03/04/11 11:40 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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I like it and wonder what the power plant and drive train will be. The split window is kick ass. I recall not liking the ass end of the C5 when it came out. Hope the interior has a more Caddy like quality and the power continues to expand. 438HP LS3 is a rock solid plant what tricks does GM have left?
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#107697 - 03/05/11 10:06 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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If more Caddy like quality, it'll probably have a more Caddy like price.

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#107840 - 03/20/11 12:11 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: jrose7004]
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I'm with the majority..the ass end on that thing is HORRIBLE !
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#107918 - 03/25/11 12:26 PM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: J.B.]
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Does anybody know what the wheel sizes are? I think wheels in general have just gone off the scale and are totally out of control. Tire costs go up dramatically after going beyond 16 inch diameter wheels and for probably no benefit performance-wise (actually, the opposite).

Likewise, electronic gadgets have proliferated to the point that an older car is virtually unmaintainable. Just look at the postings in this forum. I lost control over my passenger door electrically and didn't have time to look at it and received a $400 bill for the repair.

Well, enough of my rants. I do like the direct injection. The styling, though, makes the car look like stylists are taking control and driving the final design.

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#107993 - 04/01/11 09:23 AM Re: Cover of new car and driver shows the C7! Rev you up? or ???? [Re: lostpassword]
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The rear is fugly can't believe they would do that,hope it's just a rumor.
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