It is just so hard to believe the performance of this vehicle, I think its funny because now that we have seen the cars I have even more questions.
Watching the interviews they took weight out of every part on the C7 compared to the C6. They took 9 pounds out of the control arms alone while making them stiffer. They stated that they removed a significant amount of mass from the suspension cradles. The chassis is not a carry over from the C6 its actually all new and the frame rails are no longer hydro formed. The end result is a chassis that is 99 pounds lighter then the base steel frame rail C6 chassis while being 60% stiffer. The interviews were very informative and I would suggest to anyone to watch them (the car and driver ones I believe are the good long ones).
Based on that interview it would make sense as to why the car should respond to the drivers inputs much faster then the C6. Also an interesting fact, on the base C7 they tuned the rear stabilizer bars out. In other words the rear leaf spring was all of the sway bar that they needed on the base model.
Also from the interview the Z51 C7 is a much better track car then the Grand Sport Corvette was. The base C7 has less front end lift then the ZR1 Corvette, should be an amazing car on a track. Consider that the Grand Sport Corvette ran VIR in 2:58.80, also with the Z51 C7 being even faster then it one can only think of how much faster. I predict that the Z51 C7 will run VIR in 2:55.-- give or take a second with GM engineers driving it.
I really like the race car tach on the C7.....