Corvette Stingray Launch Promo | Michelin - Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums
 
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums > C7 Corvette Forums > C7 Corvette - Facts | Info | Rumors
Register Forums Garage Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Notices

C7 Corvette - Facts | Info | Rumors The first C7 Corvette info is rolling in...

Shops/Tuners
Custom Image Corvettes
A&A Corvette
Corvette tuner

Interior
Corvette aftermarket products

Insurance

Parts & Products
Race Ramps
Edelbrock
ATI/Procharger
Corvetteguys.com
Melrose Motorsports
Parts Taxi
Airaid
Mid America Motorworks
Pfadt Racing
Madvette Motorsports
Hi-tech Custom Concepts
Corvette aftermarket products
Corvette Garage
Corvette Parts and Accessories
Corvette Car Care Products
Corvette HID
Mid America Motoroworks

Tracks/Schools
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Corvette driving school

Wheels/Tires
Cray Wheels

Services
BADWERKS.com
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2013, 02:59 AM   #1
Andonis
DC Crew
 
Posts: 382
Member #932
Member since: May 2003
Location: Hungary

Thanks: 24
Thanked 52 Times in 33 Posts
Corvette Stingray Launch Promo | Michelin

Have you seen this video where they focus on Michelin tires?
Corvette Stingray Launch Promo | Michelin


Chevrolet and Michelin says the C7 is capable of the same track times as the C6 Grand Sport, and does it with narrower and lighter tires.
Andonis is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
Upheval
 
Upheval's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,957
Member #63633
Member since: Aug 2007
Location: Houston/Texas/USA

My Corvette(s)
2007 C6

Thanks: 127
Thanked 70 Times in 49 Posts
Corvette Stingray Launch Promo | Michelin

Hmmm, those don't sound close to C6Z numbers as first implied?


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Upheval is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
spd98
DC Crew
 
spd98's Avatar
 
Posts: 610
Member #4658
Member since: Nov 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga

Thanks: 10
Thanked 34 Times in 31 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Upheval View Post
Hmmm, those don't sound close to C6Z numbers as first implied?


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
It says that it can achieve them which it can, doesn't say anything about not exceeding them.
spd98 is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
Roadkillz
Formerly DOC7000
 
Roadkillz's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,456
Member #820
Member since: Apr 2003
Location: Altadena/California/USA

Thanks: 4
Thanked 45 Times in 41 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Upheval View Post
Hmmm, those don't sound close to C6Z numbers as first implied?


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
When they said competitive with the C6 Z06 we all must remember that the base C6 Z with the good year tires pulls a bit over 1.0G on the skid pad and the Grand Sport with the same tires pulls a little under the C6 Z I have seen 1.03Gs for the Grand Sport and I believe 1.05Gs with the same good years on the C6 Z. This suggest that the Z51 C7 will do about 1.00-1.05Gs on a skid pad which is a very solid performance.
Roadkillz is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. " Aristotle
Old 02-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #5
mbwalker
 
mbwalker's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,092
Member #7872
Member since: Jan 2004
Location: In my car

My Corvette(s)
96 LT4 sold, 04 sold, 08 flooded (RIP), 09

Thanks: 22
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
I would think most (really 'all') people bought a GS because the wider tires and body looked cool, not for skid pad numbers. So this might be a step backward (narrow tires) for them.
mbwalker is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
Roadkillz
Formerly DOC7000
 
Roadkillz's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,456
Member #820
Member since: Apr 2003
Location: Altadena/California/USA

Thanks: 4
Thanked 45 Times in 41 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbwalker View Post
I would think most (really 'all') people bought a GS because the wider tires and body looked cool, not for skid pad numbers. So this might be a step backward (narrow tires) for them.
In a vacuum yes this would be a step in the wrong direction, though the C7 looks much cooler in base form then the Grand Sport.
Roadkillz is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. " Aristotle
Old 02-06-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
ZL1GT
DC Crew
 
Posts: 901
Member #13275
Member since: May 2004
Location: FL / IL

My Corvette(s)
Yellow 427

Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
GM still has to sell C6s for 6 or 8 more months, they don't want to kill sales by stating the C7 is much better...at least not yet.
ZL1GT is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
Altered
DC Crew
 
Altered's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,413
Member #67645
Member since: Dec 2007
Location: Texas

My Corvette(s)
1976 Stingray L48 4spd

Thanks: 68
Thanked 77 Times in 66 Posts
Garage
Ha all the sales people have to do is show a shot of the ass end of the C7 and they can sell all the C6s on he lot.
Altered is offline   Reply w/quote Quick reply to this message
Quote:
Originally Posted by MR BRNS C6 View Post
Living in California is sort of like surfing the internet. When you think you've seen the worst shit ever and nothing could possibly top it, something comes along and tops it.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Corvette Forum : DigitalCorvettes.com Corvette Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (12 CHARACTERS MAXIMUM), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
2003-2011, DigitalCorvettes.com - All Rights Reserved