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New C7 Corvette Z06

Anyone excited about this one? Just revealed at the Detroit Auto show

After being less than impressed by my C6 better, the new one is getting a lot of acclaim. And this new Z06 looks to be a monster

Supercharged engine pushing at least 625 hp, 635 lb-ft torque. But looks like still manual option (yeah!) and auto option

What do you all think? I wouldn't trade in my GT MC for one but may make a fun car

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I think the new corvette is just plain sexy....I think they finally got it right!!! since if you ask chevy if the corvette was made to compete with supercars, they would tell you yes.....Well know it has the sexy look of the exotic cars that it was missing.....IMO it looks kinda like a Ferrari now and I LOVE it!!! on the plus side there are Chevy dealerships EVERYWHERE, unlike Maserati where some owners have to travel over 300-400 miles just to take it to the dealer....which is why I am now so interested in this new Corvette!!!

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Just imagine a new bright red (or white) corvette with black rims pulling up with a heavy lope from the racing cam and the upgraded exhaust and the whine from the supercharger sounding like a strait monster, lowered with carbon fiber trim.....THAT WOULD BE SEXY AS HELL!!!

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Absolute track MONSTER
get the Z07 package and it would be scary.

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I think the new corvette is just plain sexy....I think they finally got it right!!! since if you ask chevy if the corvette was made to compete with supercars, they would tell you yes.....Well know it has the sexy look of the exotic cars that it was missing.....IMO it looks kinda like a Ferrari now and I LOVE it!!! on the plus side there are Chevy dealerships EVERYWHERE, unlike Maserati where some owners have to travel over 300-400 miles just to take it to the dealer....which is why I am now so interested in this new Corvette!!!
That's what I'm thinking too. I'd love to add a Ferrari to my garage but that'll make 3 cars I'll have to ship 300 miles to get service (GT MC, 911 GT3 RS, and then F car)

If I get the new C7 Z06, there's two Chevy dealers about 5 miles from me! Tough choices indeed!

But I am very excited about the Z06. I think what's swaying me is, Top Gear is notorious for bashing American cars and especially the Corvette. Their review of the new Corvette was, however, very very positive!

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

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Looks like 10 designers with different ideas, worked on separate sections of the car.
Too busy looking. Curves, straight edges, bulges, nothing seems to flow.
Sidemarker lights look terrible. The hood has so many hard creases it takes on the look of a blimp.
Roof and rear are too similar to the Camaro. The Camaro has not grown on me. I still HATE the Camaro.
Needless to say, I'm waiting for the C8.

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Chevy got themselves a winner with the new Vette, it is finally good looking enough to be cross-shopped with the higher end exotics. and as far as performance you really cant beat the bang for the buck ratio. So many beautiful Cars ,so little Garage space LOL

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Looks like an amazing car! Somehow, I suspect it would not feel exotic enough to provide the smiles that we get from exotic cars. The performance is undeniable though.



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Looks like an amazing car! Somehow, I suspect it would not feel exotic enough to provide the smiles that we get from exotic cars. The performance is undeniable though.
You may have a point there. Why when it's out I'm definitely gonna have to test drive it! Suppose to come out early to mid 2015

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The new Viper has it beat all day long in the looks department (for an American sports car).

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The new Viper has it beat all day long in the looks department (for an American sports car).
I have to disagree. New Viper looks like a mild update of the old one and I never liked the original Viper look. But looks are subjective.

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The new Viper has it beat all day long in the looks department (for an American sports car).
I would agree, and they do get smiles, thumbs up and camera shots all day.

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The C7's appearance leaves me cold but the performance bang for the buck ratio cannot be beat. This is the car that I would take to the track.
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I am confused....This has to be the BEST looking Corvette Chevy has made recently....and is the closest looking sports car to look like an exotic with a price tag less than $80K...This is the only year Corvette (due to its Ferrari exotic look that I have ever considered buying) (besides last years....But this one blows it out of the water in the styling and interior department)

The Viper is ok.....it looks like last years with some updated lights

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I agree - it's also the first "new" Corvette I've considered buying. I often find Vette owners to be too closed-minded for my taste (I appreciate how much they enjoy their cars but they're blind to anything else and can't handle one iota of criticism about Vettes) so I probably wouldn't go to too many club meetings, but I guess I'd be buying for me, no one else.
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