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Old 01-15-2013, 08:12 AM   #16
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I can see the C7 Stingray having a faster 0-60 than the C6 base.
I can see it cornering better.

I can maybe see it approaching the C6 Z06 in 0-60 and perhaps cornering.

I cannot see it having a faster 0-60 than the C6 ZR1.

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I agree, the only thing holding the ZR1 back in 0-60 is traction! I think GM has made blanket statments that may mean base model compared to base, but that isn't what was specifically said.
It's kind of like how they have unofficially announced and un-announced a RHD version in the last day or so.

I think the C7 should generally be comparable to the C6 Z06 in terms of performance.
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LT....there is a lot of chatter in the other forum that claims Tadge himself stated that the C7 will be heavier than the C6....so that CD claim of 3300 lbs seems plausible.
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I can see the C7 Stingray having a faster 0-60 than the C6 base.
I can see it cornering better.

I can maybe see it approaching the C6 Z06 in 0-60 and perhaps cornering.

I cannot see it having a faster 0-60 than the C6 ZR1.

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Wrong...the performance bench mark was the GS not the Z06. The C7 is coming in @ 3300 lbs + so it will not come close to the Z06 at any level of performance...and I am not saying any of this out of envy...I actually like the C7.
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Wrong...the performance bench mark was the GS not the Z06. The C7 is coming in @ 3300 lbs + so it will not come close to the Z06 at any level of performance...and I am not saying any of this out of envy...I actually like the C7.
This is right,and the same as I heard in a interview. The base C7 will have performance numbers close to better than the GS!
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Look at the powerband of the LT1. I think your going to be much closer to the Z than you think. This car is going to have much better performance in terms of power delivery than the c6 ever had.
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I think the C7 should generally be comparable to the C6 Z06 in terms of performance.
This is not a real area of expertise to me, but I was thinking the Z06 had about a one second advantage over the base Corvette in quarter mile time. I can't imagine a 20 hp gain resulting in anything approaching a one second reduction in time. Am I missing something?
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LT....there is a lot of chatter in the other forum that claims Tadge himself stated that the C7 will be heavier than the C6....so that CD claim of 3300 lbs seems plausible.
I can't wait to hear an accounting for the weight changes. Seems to me that a heavier C7 would be a huge FAIL.

C6 starts at 3208
C7 Al frame ~-130
CF panels ~ -33?
LT1 "a little heavier" per Tadge

0 - 60 in less than 4 sec with 14 more HP than LS3

Also, I could have sworn that Tadge said on video at one of the meets (carlisle?) that the C7 would be "significantly lighter." We bantered for a week here about what this quote meant. Something simply does not add up.
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This is not a real area of expertise to me, but I was thinking the Z06 had about a one second advantage over the base Corvette in quarter mile time. I can't imagine a 20 hp gain resulting in anything approaching a one second reduction in time. Am I missing something?
I'm not generally speaking of quarter mile performance. I'm talking road course times. I think this car will put power down better and let you apply it more often than the c6z06. Think of it this way, the ZL1 has actually posted a faster time at VIR than a Z06. The Z06 has a slightly better power to weight ratio. The ZL1 PTM and MRC do a good job of managing traction and power. The C7 should be even better with the Elsd.
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GM has stated it will have the fastest 0-60 time
I'm pretty sure I saw a GM spec saying 4.0 sec. GM has said that for years for the base C6 coupe, and I even read a GM article years ago that the Z51 was 3.9 sec. That's a little confusing.
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I think if there was a weight reduction something would have been said in the reveal or press releases. Something tells me the C7 will be heavier not lighter than the C6. Maybe the performance is better with a updated traction control system and the addition of 7 sp manual or updated 6 speed auto.
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A lot of info out there today, but I believe I read a net increase over the C6 of a hundred or so pounds?

Bling is heavy.
Thankfully C7 was NOT blessed with AWD and the attendant weight penalty (often 200 lbs., or more) associated with these systems. AWD = understeer too. I still can't recall a comparison test in the popular auto magazines where an AWD platform (produced by any manufacturer) out hustled ZO6 or ZR1 around VIR, Laguna Seca, etc.
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I'm pretty sure I saw a GM spec saying 4.0 sec. GM has said that for years for the base C6 coupe, and I even read a GM article years ago that the Z51 was 3.9 sec. That's a little confusing.
GM is saying UNDER 4.0 sec
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GM is saying UNDER 4.0 sec
Yeah, not sure how to interpret that comment. 3.99 is under 4. With the increase in hp, but a bump in lbs...not sure. But with a 7 speed gearbox, they might have more wiggle room for the 0-60 times.
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I think if there was a weight reduction something would have been said in the reveal or press releases. Something tells me the C7 will be heavier not lighter than the C6. Maybe the performance is better with a updated traction control system and the addition of 7 sp manual or updated 6 speed auto.
I understand your logic, but again, the Al HF rails are at least 130 lbs lighter - possibly as much as 150 lbs lighter. They said the CF body panels dropped 35 Lbs. So there is a minimum of 165 Lbs off of a 3208 LB C6. If it's heavier. Where were the adds that exceed the 165 lbs??
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I understand your logic, but again, the Al HF rails are at least 130 lbs lighter - possibly as much as 150 lbs lighter. They said the CF body panels dropped 35 Lbs. So there is a minimum of 165 Lbs off of a 3208 LB C6. If it's heavier. Where were the adds that exceed the 165 lbs??
I remember seeing the same thing other people mentioned in this post (or maybe another post). >3300lbs. I guess time will tell.
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