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Old 01-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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As the performance envelope get pushed the Corvette too will have to shift to a dual clutch paddle shift/auto like the PDK in Porsche. I'm buying one when the high performance models arrive & I will drive it like I stole it!

Hey Bruzler I agree with you, but you know what floored me was finding out that the Lamborghini Aventador does not use a DSG type clutch . I have driven a DSG and shifts are awesome. When you compare other cars with the non DSG "shiftable +\- transmissions" they feel like slush boxes. I am curious how a "non-DSG" tranny in the corvette or even the Aventador can be nearly as good as a DSG. I remember reading an article about the shift timing being redone in the current C6. In other cars it's like you have to anticipate the shift and the delay. DSG is just bam, bam, bam. Anybody happy with aggressive paddle shifting in the current Vette? Just curious as to performance.

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I love everything about the car and hope to own one in the future as long as I can fit in it!!!!
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Or the fuel filler door could be at the back end ?
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actually, from behind it kinda reminds me of a chysler Crossfire... believe it or not...

Never has a corvette generated so much contraversy
That is what the back reminded me of also....that stupid little Crossfire.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by bruzler View Post
My opinion as an owner of both a C5 and C6, I have to suggest to all of the negative people...wait until you see it in person. I'm biased as a Corvette junkie, but honestly, the base C6 wasn't as beautiful as the shape of the C5. The Z06 body saved the C6, it is still an amazing looking car even sitting next to other exotics. Yes, the a$$ end of the C7 will take time to grow on even me, but let's be realistic, the C7 is better in nearly every single aspect than previous generations. I joke with people that the difference in driving my C2 to C5 as dramatic as driving the C5 to the C6Z06. I'd be willing to bet the same will be the case when i break down and buy the C7Z06 and compare it to the C6. When you sit in the new cockpit you'll be shocked that its a Chevy, finally a world class interior and seats - no debate. Oh, and the other thing to consider...this will probably be the last of the high performance sports cars produced with a manual transmission. As the performance envelope get pushed the Corvette too will have to shift to a dual clutch paddle shift/auto like the PDK in Porsche. I'm buying one when the high performance models arrive & I will drive it like I stole it!
great post, and I hope your correct, I am lookingo forward to taking one for a test drive.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #21
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The rear facia is the Stringray concept pulled in to fit within the back of the car, instead of the exaggerated extension of the rearend on the concept car. Look closely, the cues are all there.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:27 AM   #22
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I hate it.

The rear-end has a Camaro look and as has already been pointed out, the side looks like a GTR.

I won't buy one.

The Corvette has lost its identity.

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Wait a second. If you can't get excited about a car that looks like THAT you're waaaay too picky! That's not even mentioning the 7 speed stick and 450 frickin horsepower!!!

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