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Old 12-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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How do you order a car they haven't released yet? How do you know what options to get? How much does one cost?
you ask to get in line, or plunk down a deposit to get in line, depending on the dealers terms.

As for how much it costs, ugly origami rear end or rear that actually looks good in real life, either way, it'll be cheaper than any other car that sounds so good (probalby w/corsa) and makes a guy as happy to own it.
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...so did he sell his GTR too......
no way, I can't wait to drive that car in the snow once I get blizzaks on it and shovel it out, its garage door currently has about a 3' x 10' drift in front of it. And I am very curious to check it out in warm temps when those tires really get grippy.

Thanks for the replies, gents (and ladies if applicable), I'm pretty stoked about being first in line for a C7 in my town. I've never had "the very latest thing" in a car before.

I'm sure it will have some first year problems, I'm equally sure it will promptly be improved in 15 ways each of the next 3 years and rendered out of date, but... What I really want is the Z06 of the C7, the naturally aspirated supercar. I have little interest in a mega-power turbo car, with a muted lame exhaust note and such. So I'll trade the old C7 off on such a car when it arrives.

And my friend, who I don't get to see all that often anymore, had a really interesting point about Corvettes.

He said that Corvettes have been their greatest, in design, an in the general obsession of the public with them, when they took risks and made big changes. The C2 was as radical as anything probably ever released, the C3 was a massive departure as well. And, he observed, if electric cars would have been superior in 1912, we'd all drive them, and then people would get up in arms at the absurdity of gas cars, if they had just reached the market, and they'd have politcians and pundits yapping about their awfulness, just like the Volt does today.

And think ahead 100 years, would we be pleased with Corvette if it still looked like a C6? We would be irate and it would be long gone.

So while I wish taht the designers had stuck to the rum while designing that rear end, and laid off the mescaline, it will ultimately be a good thing that they are moving on and making changes.
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He said that Corvettes have been their greatest, in design, an in the general obsession of the public with them, when they took risks and made big changes. The C2 was as radical as anything probably ever released, the C3 was a massive departure as well.
First: Peters is clearly no Bill Mitchell as Bennion is positively no Larry Shinoda.

Second: The only thing about the C7 that is a "massive departure" in design is the rear fascia that surrounds the Camaro taillights and that is the worst feature of the car. Both the C2 and the C3 were dramatic departures from anything ever offered from any production line, where the C7 design is a 90% compilation of other production cars like the C6 front, the GT-R side, Ferrari roofline and Camaro taillights.

Buy your C7 and enjoy it. But please do NOT try to label the design a "massive departure" nor associate it with the iconic C2 or C3 designs. Those descriptions simply do not apply.
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First: Peters is clearly no Bill Mitchell as Bennion is positively no Larry Shinoda.

Second: The only thing about the C7 that is a "massive departure" in design is the rear fascia that surrounds the Camaro taillights and that is the worst feature of the car. Both the C2 and the C3 were dramatic departures from anything ever offered from any production line, where the C7 design is a 90% compilation of other production cars like the C6 front, the GT-R side, Ferrari roofline and Camaro taillights.

Buy your C7 and enjoy it. But please do NOT try to label the design a "massive departure" nor associate it with the iconic C2 or C3 designs. Those descriptions simply do not apply.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:09 AM   #21
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First: Peters is clearly no Bill Mitchell as Bennion is positively no Larry Shinoda.

Second: The only thing about the C7 that is a "massive departure" in design is the rear fascia that surrounds the Camaro taillights and that is the worst feature of the car. Both the C2 and the C3 were dramatic departures from anything ever offered from any production line, where the C7 design is a 90% compilation of other production cars like the C6 front, the GT-R side, Ferrari roofline and Camaro taillights.

Buy your C7 and enjoy it. But please do NOT try to label the design a "massive departure" nor associate it with the iconic C2 or C3 designs. Those descriptions simply do not apply.
I suspect that folks own cars for alot of diffrent reasons. Beauty is certainly one of those reasons. But it is not the only reason. Sound, smell, the feel of driving it (whether that is the feel that you own the car of driving a Boxster or the terror of attempting to master a Viper, either way, or anywhere in between, feel is huge in sports cars. Its just that there isn't a "right" feel)

I never did love my F430, my greatest complaints being its crudity, mechanically, and its sound. I piled thousands of miles on that thing and it fascinates me when I read corvette forums and posts hwere folks wax on or pontificate about the sound of a Ferrari. Just fascinates me to no end. My Z06 sounded, w/corsa (I don't entirely remember what it sounded like stock) so much better than my Ferrari that its not even funny. The Z06's LS7 most certainly sounded crude. But my god it is awesome. I mean, TELL ME you have gotten in your 'vette with an ls7 and thought "boy this sucks, I sure wish I had something else". W/a Corsa... oh dear. It sounded like Thors hammer. Crude, angry, discordant, but epic. I cannot recall a time, when a cop wasn't in my rear view, when I DIDN'T hammer that monster when going under a bridge. My son used to warn his friends to plug their ears. I would roll both windows down. Does it sound as pretty as an lp560? nope, not one bit. call it a symphony vs heavy metal. But that Ferrari was more like "a guy that can't play guitar at all, but is banging chords".

See? I cannot quite figure out, besides the lack of lateral support in the seats, what is so bad about the C6 interior? And I cannot figure out why I shouldn't sue every car magazine on earth for false advertising about the "F1 wail" of a Ferrari. Ya, no, they don't sound like that any more than I sound like Eddie Vedder.

But here's the thing. The Vette must eventually move on. From what I'veheard on their lame-brained teaser vids, they care about the sound. Oh boy, do I love the sound of a 'vette. I do believe though.... look. What we have seen about the rear end of the new vette, it just makes me wish the designers would lay off the drugs, its awful. I mean its a smesmortion of design failure.

But... Does anybody at this point, unless LS1TECH tells all lies, and the engineers pay no attention to the desires of 'Vette owners, think the car won't be better than a C6?

Oh it will. And maybe, just maybe, I'll get ot hear that noise in a car I have a fighting chance to not put in the ditch at the same speed I take my favorite rearl world corner in an lp560 any summer day and never even slide? Its nice to not go in the ditch. Z06 w/o mag ride, meet ditch 3 times in my experience. Not alot of fun to find your zed oh six in the ditch. lol

And that'll be awesome!
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See gents, and ladies, I have a sneeking feeling that the 'Vette team may actually make a drivable car this time around.

I think it may be great, to a mere mortal of a driver, to a civilian.

And how awesome would combining that noise, and some composure, be? Maybe the best sports car around?

I'm in, I'm going to take my chances on the designers and engineers. And... the tendency of GM to be unbelievably courteous about warrantied repairs. lol
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yep exactly, I put down deposit(s).
...quit teasing, give us a peek....
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I think 92Roadster doesn't beleive you really put the deposits down on the C7. If I were you, I'd just post shots of the deposits to prove your telling it straight. Be done with it.

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I think 92Roadster doesn't beleive you really put the deposits down on the C7. If I were you, I'd just post shots of the deposits to prove your telling it straight. Be done with it.

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I agree, I think we are going to see these threads again. Fun times await. How much over MSRP did you agree on? Oh wait.... You're going to buy it for invoice. At least we have "real world corners" to keep us entertained with your story..





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FWIW I would love to be the first to own the C7 in my neighborhood too. Butt(pun intended) design wise I think I would wait until it's revealed. It could sound better than a hundred ferraris if it looks like the shit we've seen I will have to pass on this generation. Unless I become one of them "they will get used to it guys" if I upgrade it will be a C6.
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...well you created another thread (4:35am)
but your not going to reply to this one anymore......

...so your all talk, and no action,.....
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Dreamcars99, looks like 92Roadster is going to keep coming at you until you confirm your orders. I've seen him chase you on other threads. Your credibility is being challenged.

Show him you're not BSing. Post a shot of the paperwork.
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It seems that whether he is telling the truth about the deposit, or embarrassing himself by lying about it, he doesn't owe anyone here proof of it.
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