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    Re: Corvette C7

    The C7's specs are pretty impressive considered the estimated pricetag (around the same as the C6 with Z51 package) and in respect to the fact that it's just the base-car:

    - 0-100 kph: under 4s

    - Vmax 310 kph

    - Nordschleife around 7:40 min

    (of course we have to wait for independent tests like the SA supertest)

    - Torque-curve up to 4000 rpm is identical to the 7-litre Z06

     

    The electrical power steering is the same ZF-system that is used in the 991. But I'm not sure if that's good news.

     

    And yes, here in germany the corvette has that "pimp"-criminals' car-image since the 1970s. That's why in reality (tv-) famous pimps always drove other cars. Some are even named after the cars they drove, i.e. "Lamborghini-Klaus" smiley

    This is a tv-famous german "pimp" (the title "prinz" is bought):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5n1QlLdXas

    And yet not one corvette... yes


    Re: Corvette C7

    I like the Corvette a lot but the image in Europe kind of sucks. Another issue is the price tag in EUR and of course the quality of the dealerships over here.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    Maybe they need to change the name of the Corvette, at least in Europe?


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    Re: Corvette C7

    SoCal Alan:

    Maybe they need to change the name of the Corvette, at least in Europe?

    It could be called the "Bescheidensportwagen".........


    Re: Corvette C7

    Sport Auto Test: Z06 (Automatic-8)

    HHR - 1.07,3

    Porsche 918 Spyder - 1.06,3
    Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 - 1.07,5
    Maserati MC12 Corsa - 1.07,6
    Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 - 1.07,8
    Mercedes SLS AMG BS - 1.08,2
    Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 SC - 1.08,2
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 - 1.08,3
    Ferrari 488 GTB - 1.08,3
    Porsche 997 GT2 RS - 1.08,4
    Porsche 991.1 GT3 RS - 1.08,5
    Porsche 991.2 Turbo S - 1.08,5
    Porsche Carrera GT - 1.08,6
    Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 - 1.08,6
    McLaren MP4-12C - 1.08,7
    McLaren 650S Spider - 1.08,7
    Porsche 991.1 Turbo S - 1.08,7
    McLaren 570S - 1.08,8
    Audi R8 V10+ MKII - 1.09,0
    Porsche (991/911) R - 1.09,1
    Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 - 1.09,5

    Acceleration:-

    0-40: 1,3
    0-100: 3,5
    0-160: 7,2
    0-200: 11,2

    Slalom 18m: 72,1 km/h

    Braking:-

    100-0 (Cold): 36,4m
    100-0 (Warm): 31,0m
    200-0 (Warm): 120,2m


    Weight: 1,630 kg

    Tires: MSPC2

    Price (Base): 116,900
    Price (W/Options): 142,800


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    Re: Corvette C7

    Very impressing. And  I think it would have better acceleration numbers with 4wd. Should be in the range of 991.2 TTS or Audi V10 plus then.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    These results are outstanding and if you think this car is cheaper than a 991 Carrera it becomes mind blowing. These Americans deserve our deepest respect.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    J.Seven:

    These results are outstanding and if you think this car is cheaper than a 991 Carrera it becomes mind blowing. These Americans deserve our deepest respect.

    If the rumor with that mid engined next gen is true, well...expect great things. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Audi R8 V10 Plus (2017), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: Corvette C7

    have u ever seen a stock Corvette doing more than 3 laps ? C'mon.....steering-servo pump is the first that goes....angry - another Marketing gag....


    Re: Corvette C7

    BjoernB:

    have u ever seen a stock Corvette doing more than 3 laps ? C'mon.....steering-servo pump is the first that goes....angry - another Marketing gag....

    Smiley


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    Re: Corvette C7

    BjoernB:

    have u ever seen a stock Corvette doing more than 3 laps ? C'mon.....steering-servo pump is the first that goes....angry - another Marketing gag....

    Would you seriously consider getting a stock Corvette as a track car? For regular sportscar fans, the Corvette is a good offer but I had my share of US cars lately, so I wouldn't get one anymore.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    well if you build a car with 660HP - things usually should last a bit......I don't have that experience but a friend who is very much into Z06's told me enough stories from his circle not to touch any of them.... - this shall not mean it;s a "bad" car - I would never judge People buying a GTR or a Mustang eighter indecision - maybe I should just have said : not German enough for me


    Re: Corvette C7

    As always, Z06 dominates the exotics on the track.


    Re: Corvette C7

    must be the superior American Engineering kiss


    Re: Corvette C7

    Proven by Ford in LeMans kiss


    Re: Corvette C7

    That car has a very hard time putting power down.  Looks like racing in the wet.


    Re: Corvette C7

    the problem is that no matter how good or fast, American cars always feel like a collection of cheap plastics


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    Re: Corvette C7

    intouch1:

    the problem is that no matter how good or fast, American cars always feel like a collection of cheap plastics

    The base price on a 460hp C7 coupe with a detachable ''targa''roof panel is.. 55,450. for that you get a V8, a radio, a lot of plastic and AC that blows cold air in Death Valley.

    At 55k it is a low price sports car, so all options/power upgrades just make it a more expensive low price sports car.


    Re: Corvette C7

    BjoernB:

    have u ever seen a stock Corvette doing more than 3 laps ? C'mon.....steering-servo pump is the first that goes....angry - another Marketing gag....

    Steering is electric like Porsches now...

    The Grand Sport model (like Z06 without Supercharger) is the one to get for serious tracking.  In the US, it costs same as 4-cylinder Cayman.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    intouch1:

    the problem is that no matter how good or fast, American cars always feel like a collection of cheap plastics

    This is something I never understood...it would cost them maybe 1000 bucks production cost to raise interior quality to amvery high level but even the new Escalade we had, looked cheap inside because many parts were cheap platics, fake(?) wood (looked like a plastic wood imitation) and haptics were also subpar. Even compared to my wife's Macan, quite cheap looking and the Macan is one (quality) step below the Cayenne.

     


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    Re: Corvette C7

    GM sets a budget for interiors, the designers work with that and the vendors build what GM specs call for.  GM has no ambition to upstage Mercedes or Audi, besides if they did put in a excellent interior then the rest of the vehicle would seem badly built. broken heart 

    BTW some Cadillacs do have real wood and semi aniline leather, probably not on a rental fleet models. But even those with that still use crapo grade headliners, B pillar covers and other low end minor trim pieces.


    Re: Corvette C7

    I believe the reliability issue with the C7 is seriously overstated. I have seen them on tracks and they held up as well as the European cars. As far as performance is concerned, the C7 spanked them all.kiss


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    Re: Corvette C7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8PbFRVEimg

    Tyres: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP.  Manual.


    ------------- Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R - Christian Gebhardt - 7:10.92 - 585 / 1614
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C7)(Manual) - Christian Gebhardt - 7:13.90 - 659 / 1609
    ----------------------- Porsche 991.2 GT3 - Christian Gebhardt - 7:18.20 - 500 / 1413
    ---------------------------- Ferrari 488 GTB - Christian Gebhardt - 7:21.63 - 670 / 1535
    -------------- Porsche 911 Carrera GTS - Christian Gebhardt - 7:23.77 - 450 / 1513


    Re: Corvette C7

    Exactly...Cup 2 ZP...basically a slick with a little bit of profile. Totally useless and basically undrivable when it is wet.

    Mercedes did the same "trick" with the GT R...

    ZP version of the Cup 2 is only available through the AMG Performance Studio.

    Still, considering the price tag, pretty good. 


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    Re: Corvette C7

    I love it how the Porsches with much much less HP (which is.a must for the high speed NRing) and regular Corsas or regular Cups get right in there in the list.


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    Re: Corvette C7

    The Corvette is 400 pounds fatter than the GT3. Apparently it's the heaviest Corvette to date. I guess they could use different materials to lower that weight, but then the price would go up accordingly.


    Re: Corvette C7

    RC:

    Exactly...Cup 2 ZP...basically a slick with a little bit of profile. Totally useless and basically undrivable when it is wet.

    I thought the ZP means Run-Flat (ZP = Zero Pressure, no)?


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: Corvette C7

    JoeRockhead:

    The Corvette is 400 pounds fatter than the GT3. Apparently it's the heaviest Corvette to date. I guess they could use different materials to lower that weight, but then the price would go up accordingly.

    Cheaper and easier to just give the Vette 150hp and 310 ft-lbs (420 Nm) more than GT3...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: Corvette C7

    Grant:
    JoeRockhead:

    The Corvette is 400 pounds fatter than the GT3. Apparently it's the heaviest Corvette to date. I guess they could use different materials to lower that weight, but then the price would go up accordingly.

    Cheaper and easier to just give the Vette 150hp and 310 ft-lbs (420 Nm) more than GT3...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     

     

    That's for sure.Smiley


     
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