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Old 02-22-2013, 02:30 AM   #46
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Like a short-throw shifter?

Just kidding, I couldn't help myself, I'll stop now
Go stand in the corner. Don't back talk me, go! Now!

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Short-throw shifter? Speak for yourself, here's what I'm packin':



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My friend, Kim's ass is FAR from being gargoyle like. That right there is a 427 big block. You just need to have the right transmission to appreciate all that budunkadunk! All transmissions are NOT created equal.

If you say so. She looks great in a bikini until she turns around.
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If you say so. She looks great in a bikini until she turns around.
Like I said, all transmissions are not created equal. But hey, Tori Praver has a nice little 305 small block for ya'.

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....so is this the same guy...??????......."Oscar Pitbull"...I don't
know how to spell it...ya know blade runner dude,
shoot first ask questions later, must have watched
to much LAPD pursuits......

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You watch too much TV Roadster!
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Like I said, all transmissions are not created equal. But hey, Tori Praver has a nice little 305 small block for ya'.

Na, this is more my my type
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Like I said, all transmissions are not created equal. But hey, Tori Praver has a nice little 305 small block for ya'.

That 305 needs to be BORED and STROKED!!!
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That 305 needs to be BORED and STROKED!!!


That's what SHE said!
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For about seventeen 17 years now. Got to make sure not to make her mad for she can kick some ass.
Her " I am going to kill you look" !

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For about seventeen 17 years now. Got to make sure not to make her mad for she can kick some ass.
Her " I am going to kill you look" !

Ok , no more thread jacking.
Oh damn! I've known only a few women that can pull off that look: Sexy AND Scary!!!

You tremble in fear while you're getting turned on .... lol. You definitely got a keeper there
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Now you now why I will never own a C-7( Unless I hide it) Like my 89 I have stored somewhere else because her Viper and Challenger are hogging all of the garage space
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For about seventeen 17 years now. Got to make sure not to make her mad for she can kick some ass.
Her " I am going to kill you look" !

Ok , no more thread jacking.
anyone ever say she looks like tea leoni?
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anyone ever say she looks like tea leoni?
Nope. Kendra about 100x on her winter off season weight change
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First and foremost, I have a C7 on order. I am not sure how many of the C7 admirers do? That aside, I am happy for those who plan to buy the car and love it.

But I just have one question, how can you be head over heels excited about a car that

A) is 15 years and counting behind the times on the most important performance advancement of the last 2 decades - a proper modern paddle shifted transmission. We have tech dating to the 50's here.
B) has sacrificed so much performance for fuel economy. Added weight, reduced performance through smaller tires, presumably reduced engine output (the potential of the LT1 is far greater than 450, leading me to wonder if GM is sandbagging or if they de-tuned it to improve MPG). And further, they wasted the 7 speed tranny. Its still a 4 speed with overdrives, only now we have 3 overdrives.
C) Has 3 dozen polygons comprising its rear styling in such a discordant way that I struggle to imagine that many people look at it and think "yeah!". Not a single exotic car has ever looked so busy back there, that I can think of.

The big tech additions to the C7 are just playing catch up. Active rev match has been in Nissans since 08 or 09. The Vette will be at most the third party to release it (Porsche also). The super-stiff frame ... folks, I'm not sure that 57% stiffer is even close to state of the art, the C6 was not particularily rigid compared to, say, a European car of (admittedly more expense) similar performance. Then we have a pile of tech aimed at mileage, which seems just unlikely to matter to Vette buyers when Vettes already had the best mileage of anything as fast as they were. Direct injection is just commonplace now, nothing to boast about. The Electronic diff showed up in a Nissan Skyline 15 years ago or more, standard stuff on Ferraris for almost 10, etc etc etc. Its a fantastic piece of tech, but its still just playing catch up. Rear weight bias? Still just playing catch up to most everybody else, except lower-rent muscle cars. Interior? Still playing catch-up and we will see if its executed well or not.

Do I think the C7 will be the best car at its price? No doubt. Do I think its possible that some people honestly believe that its beautiful? Of course, somebody thinks Nikki Minaj's butt implants are beautiful. Beauty is subjective, totally.

But, AND THIS IS AN HONEST QUESTION, what, WHAT is so glorious about what we've learned about the C7 thus far that it warrants genuine thrilled excitement? Besides the design, which everybody who loves must acknowledge is polarizing at best and probably not a future classic

You thrilled to death that they added a fair bit of weight to the car for mileage, and wasted the 7th speed, for mileage? Does that thrill anybody? You thrilled that they are literally 2 decades behind in a proper modern tranny?

I will truly ponder anybodies answer, but what is there to be thrilled about here?

I will say that the displays of the C7 should be, literally and truly, THE state of the art in modern sports cars when it hits the street. The combo of multiple LCDs and the HUD ... it will be the best that their is.

And the small block? There's nothing it has to catch up to. Hasn't been in many years. It is an epic powerplant for a sports car. I just wish they would really let it rip. Build an NA small block of no more weight than some Eurotrash V8 that makes more power etc.

But by and large, the complaints of people are not insane or irrational, they are quite the opposite. They missed the boat on a great many things, some important things. To some extent, we have a Corprius here.

oh and ps, GM, I am not thrilled. I'm in my thirties and I've owned 5 exotic European sports cars. Your target market is not universally pleased with you, fyi
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