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Old 02-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Thanks Andonis!

Very much appreciate this video, and the others you have posted on this forum.

This one is an exciting look at what is going on right now behind the closed doors of the Bowling Green plant, showing the C7 being assembled with part of the $131M spent to upgrade the plant. Great find!
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Very much appreciate this video, and the others you have posted on this forum.

This one is an exciting look at what is going on right now behind the closed doors of the Bowling Green plant, showing the C7 being assembled with part of the $131M spent to upgrade the plant. Great find!
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I know I'll sound like Longtimer here but,

If they made this car so much lighter than the C6 is so many areas why is the whole car heavier than the C6.
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I know I'll sound like Longtimer here but,

If they made this car so much lighter than the C6 is so many areas why is the whole car heavier than the C6.
I would go a step further, if the car is indeed heavier then the C6 then why brag about all of the weight savings.....
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50% stiffer is key.. The other issue with all the new regulations coming from the GOVERMENT it is getting tougher for manufactures to make lighter cars... I owned a C6 Z06 but I still feel the refined better built C7 will be a much better car, but then again time will tell.
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50% stiffer is key.. The other issue with all the new regulations coming from the GOVERMENT it is getting tougher for manufactures to make lighter cars... I owned a C6 Z06 but I still feel the refined better built C7 will be a much better car, but then again time will tell.
The chassis is 50% stiffer and meets tougher crash standards while at the same time being 99 pounds lighter. So that throws out the Government regulation theory on weight for the C7....

We know that some weight was added with the engine and engine management as well as getting AFM refined on the C7. The LT1 is I believe 15 pounds heavier then the LS3 and the extra computers for the LT1 systems also added weight along with a heavier torque tube. I am also guessing that the 7 speed manual transmission is also heavier then the 6 speed that it replaces. However this only accounts for about 50 pounds of added mass to the vehicle.

What also hurts that theory is the fact that the Corvette C7s biggest rival the Porsche Boxster, Cayman, and 911 all lost weight. If Porsche drops anymore weight from the 911 then it is going to be a sub 3,000 pound car and BTW the 911 also grew in size while the Boxster in base form is a 2,800 pound car.
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Excellent points Roadkillz! I too would love to know where all that extra weight came from. The C7 should have been a 3100 lb car.
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The chassis is 50% stiffer and meets tougher crash standards while at the same time being 99 pounds lighter. So that throws out the Government regulation theory on weight for the C7....

We know that some weight was added with the engine and engine management as well as getting AFM refined on the C7. The LT1 is I believe 15 pounds heavier then the LS3 and the extra computers for the LT1 systems also added weight along with a heavier torque tube. I am also guessing that the 7 speed manual transmission is also heavier then the 6 speed that it replaces. However this only accounts for about 50 pounds of added mass to the vehicle.

What also hurts that theory is the fact that the Corvette C7s biggest rival the Porsche Boxster, Cayman, and 911 all lost weight. If Porsche drops anymore weight from the 911 then it is going to be a sub 3,000 pound car and BTW the 911 also grew in size while the Boxster in base form is a 2,800 pound car.
Bob Lutz: “I’ll Take The Blame For GM’s Weight Problem”
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Bob Lutz: “I’ll Take The Blame For GM’s Weight Problem”
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I already knew that Bob Lutz played a big role in GMs weight problem, it doomed the Zeta platform for failure from the start.
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Excellent points Roadkillz! I too would love to know where all that extra weight came from. The C7 should have been a 3100 lb car.
I would go further, this car should weigh in at about 3,000 pounds even.
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Weight is one reason I own a Lotus with a Super-Charger Picture in my avatar. I still plan on buying a Z51 C7 after I see it in person...

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Weight is one reason I own a Lotus with a Super-Charger Picture in my avitar.
this as was stated before comes down to the change in focus for the C7 to being more of a GT.

The big question here is will this pay off in the market place, I actually do think that it will pay off in the market place. If you could have a car that has the steering of a Porsche, the ability to change directions of a Lotus, with the ride of a Mercedes I think that is a solid combination. It is just that some would want a solid sports car instead and a 3,000 pound C7 would have made a big statement to the world about GMs engineering abilities. Now it looks as though the C7 will be a good 200 pounds heavier then a just as big and with a back seat Porsche 911.
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this as was stated before comes down to the change in focus for the C7 to being more of a GT.

The big question here is will this pay off in the market place, I actually do think that it will pay off in the market place. If you could have a car that has the steering of a Porsche, the ability to change directions of a Lotus, with the ride of a Mercedes I think that is a solid combination. It is just that some would want a solid sports car instead and a 3,000 pound C7 would have made a big statement to the world about GMs engineering abilities. Now it looks as though the C7 will be a good 200 pounds heavier then a just as big and with a back seat Porsche 911.
I know GM/Corvette is after the Porsche crowd I just don’t see it happening. I have owned 3 current Porsches and 98% of my Porsche friends will never buy a C7 no matter how it performs or how many pounds it sheds.. A new 911S will put you back about 105 to 125k. I drove one on a very long test drive and after an hour I thought it was uninspiring. IMO that is crazy money for a Porsche 911S+ in Dallas they are to common and not exotic enough for their price point. If I was going to spend around 125K for a German sports car I would probably look at a pre-owned R8 V10. I think GM has a hit on its hands with the C7 being priced under 57k.
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