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Old 08-18-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post

Here's the mini manual of the car.
http://www.corvetteconti.com/blog/wp...ng-2-know1.pdf
Is warranty void on track??

Tommy Milner shaking out CR7 racer at Laguna (source R&T). More photos here: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/17/c...t-laguna-seca/
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Carrera GT View Post
Sat in one and had a play with everything that opens and shuts.
The C7 captures the ineffable feel, the texture and the ambience of a truly awesome Hertz rental car at the airport.
Hysterical... And Agree!
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Nizer View Post
Is warranty void on track??

Tommy Milner shaking out CR7 racer at Laguna (source R&T):
I've not seen anything in writing about what's real and what's imagined as far as warranty goes. The assertion by the dealer is that "guys who drive track have no problem with warranty" and there's the usual mix of posts with C6 Z06 and ZR1 guys with various problems, but I've not been too thorough in researching this aspect.

For what it's worth, I've had very good support by Porsche with their full knowledge of the time I've spent with various 911's on track, it's a matter of verifying what's their bailiwick and what's my wear and tear, or misadventure.

At least the promise by the Chebby dealer is that I can come in with valve gear in a box and they'll warranty it if it's an engine failure and not a money-shift, etc. Hopefully I'll never know.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Nizer View Post
Is warranty void on track??

Tommy Milner shaking out CR7 racer at Laguna (source R&T). More photos here: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/17/c...t-laguna-seca/
Improvement. The rear looks better with a third of it cut off.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyBahamas View Post
Improvement. The rear looks better with a third of it cut off.
Agreed. Looks pretty sinister coming down corkscrew.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:04 PM
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The race car looks awesome. I bet it runs awesome too. Wait till either the Z07 comes out or the C7 is slightly lowered for the street and it will have the correct looks too. I can't wait to see and drive the new Vette.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Nizer View Post
Is warranty void on track??

Tommy Milner shaking out CR7 racer at Laguna (source R&T). More photos here: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/17/c...t-laguna-seca/
The restyled front fascia of the C7R has got me thinking either...

Lexus LFA or Stay Puft Marshmellow Man. Either way, I like the new front race fascia more than the civilian street fascia.

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:19 PM
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Ghostbusters?
Well, I dunno, but if they crop the but, that's good. And the Stingray needs those slimmed down mirrors and that wing.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:59 AM
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A little more info

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:25 AM
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Loved the comments on the "nannies".
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
A little more info

http://youtu.be/xMilXmAEjz0
That same blogger did another video that shows more hands on. ?He sort of came unprepared for the review -- he just doesn't know anything about Vettes?!

Dull video blogs aside, I have to respect the car: it's a sports car, it's not just a lumpy ground thumper any more. And GM's spokesperson clearly knows where to hit Porsche on their mistakes with the 991.

Someone needs to make one of those "Hitler" movies to the theme of "Herr Fuhrer, there is news from the war front ... our spies tell us the Americans have advanced on all fronts ... they have us surrounded and we are taking heavy casualties ... their conventional weapons are defeating our best technology ... they have a dry sump race engine ... it's lighter and more powerful than ever before, with torque we simply cannot match, even in our turbo ... they have head-up display and factory data acquisition ... something our troops have been begging for ... and the cabin is no longer designed by retired philatelists with white pants belted up over the bellies ... they're using carbon fibre body panels and a fully aluminium chassis ... they have a rear weight bias and I'm afraid I have bad news ... you see ... about your decision to go with PDK only and the trouble that has caused with our credibility and respect for our loyal allies ... they have ... a manual transmission." And then the usual thing when he blows his stack and can barely take off his glasses ... : )
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^ Im sure its coming!
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
A little more info

http://youtu.be/xMilXmAEjz0
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thanks for this video.

The engineer's comments on the feel from the steering wheel to the contact patch were EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Bias assumed but the fact that they paid attention to alleviating the disconnected, over assisted, numb feel of the C6 steering in this new C7 is VERY GOOD NEWS. I'm looking forward to a test drive to feel their solution.

And while we've got the chance here, take a look at those damn leaf springs. So many Corvette fans don't know about those things.

I wonder how much of the numb, uncommunicative feeling is because of the material of those leaf springs? They support the weight of the car but because of the construction material not being metal they are, in effect, kinesthetic insulators analogous to insulators on a power line. How much more sensory information from the springs could be added to the feel of this car is they just used coil springs?

They are so close.

A big bit of disco on the 12 sub MODES and dash electronics, though. Looks like the Hollywood user interface on the inside of Iron Man's fantasy helmet... do they imagine 15 year olds buy this car?





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Old 08-19-2013, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by orthojoe View Post
I saw and sat in one in person as well. Unfortunately, I would have to agree with this assessment. :-(

I'm surprised the journalists are giving the car such high marks for the interior. It's better than the old one, but still not good
Just out of curiousity, how much better should the interior be for $51k base? Even with all the goodies and options, it's around $70k.

If you want a fancy interior, get an Audi or Rolls.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Quikag View Post
Just out of curiousity, how much better should the interior be for $51k base? Even with all the goodies and options, it's around $70k.

If you want a fancy interior, get an Audi or Rolls.
Especially if you're buying it to sweat like a pig in on track days.....

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/c...ive-2013-08-19
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