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12-14-2005 03:26 PM
Roadkillz I hope that this Corvette SS does come true, and I hope that its a 2,900 pound 650BHP car. I heard a rumor that the Viper will be all new in 2008 and get a more powerful 8.4L V-10 engine under the hood. The Chyrsler Firepower concept car we saw is likely to go into production but under another name to and use the Viper's chassis to spread the cost over more models.

Its good that the CAdillac XLR is on the Corvette platform because it helps to spread the cost of the car. They will likely sell about 4,000 Cadillac XLRs at $76,000 bucks a pop which will help the buttom line at the plant a lot. Selling 4,000 XLR's is probably like selling 8,000 C6s.
12-13-2005 03:30 PM
billygee Get on that list like I have, time is ticking.
12-13-2005 12:47 PM
Brendan Listen ive been to bowling green to the corvette museum and plant and during the tour they said that they are making the corvette ss for the 50 th anniversary of the SS (which was first on the 58 corvette) they also said that it will have about 650 horsepower. I ersonaly cant wait! i dont know if it will be only for 2008 or whar because they mostly spoke about the anniversary
12-08-2005 07:58 AM
billygee Very cool. I have placed my order for this car last month and got #1 on the list as in the past on my 02' (vin 451) and 06' Z06 (vin 351). Odd the way the vins worked out.

A note to all...don't wait get your order in if able at your dealers. Just think about how many people are now kicking themselfs on the current Z06 for not getting the order in...
12-07-2005 05:50 PM
supra9714 ooh yaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!
12-07-2005 04:10 PM
Chaz
Re: 600 - 650 HP Z06 on the way!!!

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Originally posted by norm
Folks,

Just spoke to a VERY reliable source, (read into this... Works on VETTE Program at GM) that in 2008, GM will be offering a totally new performance package for the Corvette. Right now, GM-mers on the Vette program are calling it the Corvette Super Sport with 600 - 650 HP available. This is a totally different version of the Corvette then GM's current Z06 offering...


March '05 ? Looks like you had the scoop months before anyone else!
12-06-2005 09:33 AM
sheriffd2
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Originally posted by digo
So very stupid.
It's gone my friend, crap like that won't be tolerated.
Let move on
12-06-2005 09:30 AM
digo
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Originally posted by Blackc6
<EDIT> rediculous statement -sheriffd2
So very stupid.
12-06-2005 09:26 AM
sheriffd2
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Originally posted by billygee
Boy that's a curve ball... They had no issues with the Z28 SS...
rediculous, inappropriate, and....*poof* gone
12-06-2005 08:06 AM
billygee
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Originally posted by Blackc6
<EDIT>
Boy that's a curve ball... They had no issues with the Z28 SS...
12-06-2005 12:37 AM
Blackc6 <EDIT> ridiculous statement -sheriffd2
12-06-2005 12:24 AM
Aleem 1983 I hope this doesn't cause for me to get any angry replies but I don't feel the "SS" name plate should be used. The Corvette is a vehicle that stands out by itself amoungst other Chevrolet cars and the last "good" was the Camaro in which ended in 2002. Look at the nonesense SS is being used to represent now...do we want this car to be associated with other Chevy cars that makes people like SRT & SVT laugh?? How about taking the 454 C.I.D motor just as how we used the 427 again, and title it Z06-R or take name plate from late 60's and early 70's era and bring it out again?? I think I remember about 7 or 8 years ago Dodge came out with the Viper GTS-R. It was only a handful built and I don't even think they were street legal. Just my opinion
12-04-2005 10:35 PM
Roadkillz
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Originally posted by Hammerhead
Why transverse? The advantages of applied torque to the chassis dynamics do not out weigh the packageing and power transmission design issues.
Not only is that a crappy layout, but the idea of turning our beloved Corvette into a European sportscar clone and expecting to get a different result then what the Europeans get is crazy.
12-04-2005 10:33 PM
Roadkillz IMHO the ACO's and IMSA contunied strangling of the C6R only makes it stronger.

It forces them to get out of the platform what most people probably think couldnt be done. It pushes every single part of the car because now to win every part counts. This translates into the road car which we all get to buy at a awesome price and drive the hell out of it.

Because of all of the work they have to do to the engine to keep it competitive with the smaller and smaller restrictors they get some 800+BHP out of the motors with no restrictors. Just think how much power they can get out of the engine after next year? and running them on pump gas for le mans will only help too.
12-04-2005 07:37 PM
Halltech
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Originally posted by digo
I read that the C6Rs for 2006 racing season will be different in someway. I'm wondering, in what way will they be different? I believed at the end of the '05 season a change would have to be made if GM wanted to continuing winning. Looks like GM is doing something to the car. But what? I guess GM will have to use the same body, so the change will probably be under the shell.

No, I don't know where I read this stuff, I read so much about racing, I couldn't tell you where to look!
GM will continue winning until they change the rules to the point of handicapping the C6.Rs out of existance.

The keep making the intake restrictors smaller, and adding weight to try to make it a more exciting race.

The Vettes are just too good already.

I would love to see the motor in full swing at about 750 HP, and the weight thrown overboard. At least for one race.
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