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Old 01-14-2013, 11:47 AM   #61
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I just have to say this corvette would be a whole lot cooler if it came in a turbo-deisel-injected version. And maybe a wagon/shooting brake version too.
That is *way* too European a concept.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #62
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What's not to like, really? I think it looks hot as hell. I'm thankful they finally trashed that 1980s look-and-feel interior on the Corvette.

I think these things will sell like hotcakes. I'll take that Charcoal Grey with some nice tint and a Lingenfelter kit. I would eat supercars all day long at a fraction of the cost.
+1, I think it's pretty modern. I think it looks a hell of alot *less* ferrari-ish (which by the way, steals its headlights from a friggin celica), than previous iterations. They gild the lilies here w/ its chromed out vents and trim, but they fiiiiinally did something decent w/ the interior. I think it's going to be way more popular than previous editions pretty much for that reason alone...who wants to sit in a cabin that screams "my dashboard came from the same plant that builds the Silverado's dash," even if you can kick everyone's ass at the track?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #63
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #64
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Rather have this one...

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #65
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Ford needs to hurry up with the evolution of the Mustang and ditch the live axle. I like how the Mustang looks, they make good engines, the Ecoboost V6, the 5.0, the 5.8 supercharged are all fine. But the suspension is still on par with a pickup truck.
FWI understand, they HAD a IRS car for a few years but the drag racers hated it and they went back to the live axle.

Someone 2x check me 'cause I remember hearing that same kvetch on a ?Motor Trend? ?Car and Driver? comparo video.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:47 PM   #66
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Kinda glad to see a new car and not just another evolution of the '84 vette. Hope the Camero tailights end up a 1 year deal- like the mid '90s Mustang that had the horizontal 3 bar lights. While they're at it, make the vents body color and cut the top half of the headlights off.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #67
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FWI understand, they HAD a IRS car for a few years but the drag racers hated it and they went back to the live axle.

Someone 2x check me 'cause I remember hearing that same kvetch on a ?Motor Trend? ?Car and Driver? comparo video.

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Cobras had IRS but not the Cobra R. Friend has 2 R's (one for race,one for show) says it is eaisier to set up live axle for the track. 2015 will be IRS.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #68
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since you are such a big dick, why do you even need a vette?
I sold the Vette last year and bought a volt.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #69
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Grew up in the '70's and '80's with the very WORST 'vettes that cheby ever made. As a result, I've tended to prefer almost anything else. Their styling in the more recent iterations seems to be getting better, but as to performance I have no clues.

I'm not really their market - all our cars are 4X4's.

I don't like the interior as it looks like it was designed as a one seater but the exterior looks like any other italian sporty car. Not bad.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:05 PM   #70
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Thank God it still shifts like a "real man's" sports car and not some stupid ass paddle shift...And yes, from the front and sides it looks very much like the Ferrari. Quite attractive. From the back it looks horrible, some kind of GTR/Camaro/Caddy love child...At least they put real seats in it that should hold you still and keep you from slamming into the doors during track days!
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #71
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I think they nailed the styling; it's good to see a generally modern-looking Corvette instead of a retro geezer-pleaser like the Camaro/Mustang/Challenger turned out to be.

The howls of protest from the traditional Corvette buying demographic of divorced middle-aged men with gold chains and pony tails is a good indicator that they're on the right track.

I'm happy to see the Corvette morph into an edgy-looking budget supercar. I don't care if that means they have to cost more. Compared to just about anything else with 4 wheels, it's a performance bargain.

I just hope they fixed the interior.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:29 PM   #72
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Yep, it's here, did the big showing at the Corvette Museum....pretty soon I'll be sick and tired of seeing them. They are a dime a dozen around here (check my location)....
Somehow, I am failing to find much sympathy for you.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:34 PM   #73
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I think they nailed the styling; it's good to see a generally modern-looking Corvette instead of a retro geezer-pleaser like the Camaro/Mustang/Challenger turned out to be.

The howls of protest from the traditional Corvette buying demographic of divorced middle-aged men with gold chains and pony tails is a good indicator that they're on the right track.

I'm happy to see the Corvette morph into an edgy-looking budget supercar. I don't care if that means they have to cost more. Compared to just about anything else with 4 wheels, it's a performance bargain.

I just hope they fixed the interior.
Geezer-pleaser. I like that. I'll be 62 this week. And I drive a Z-06. Happily married. No pony tail. Now STFU or I'll whack you with my cane.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #74
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I think they nailed the styling; it's good to see a generally modern-looking Corvette instead of a retro geezer-pleaser like the Camaro/Mustang/Challenger turned out to be.

The howls of protest from the traditional Corvette buying demographic of divorced middle-aged men with gold chains and pony tails is a good indicator that they're on the right track.

I'm happy to see the Corvette morph into an edgy-looking budget supercar. I don't care if that means they have to cost more. Compared to just about anything else with 4 wheels, it's a performance bargain.

I just hope they fixed the interior.
Seriously must've been difficult for them to buck the trend, as it's been obvious that retro is apparently the only thing american badges are good at, if you look at the Camaro/mustang/challenger cues. The urge to follow the "well...it worked for them...and since the only people who can afford the vette are geezers...why not?!" mentality must've been pretty huge.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #75
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Seriously must've been difficult for them to buck the trend, as it's been obvious that retro is apparently the only thing american badges are good at, if you look at the Camaro/mustang/challenger cues. The urge to follow the "well...it worked for them...and since the only people who can afford the vette are geezers...why not?!" mentality must've been pretty huge.
Is that why they are saying "The Stingray Is BACK!"?
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