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Old 10-03-2014, 06:13 PM   #121
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Absolutely true. This is how it started all those other times a mid-engined Corvette was "just around the corner". Lots of speculation and lots of pretty (and some not so pretty) drawings, but zero hardware. Will this time be any different?
Because Zoris Arkus Duntov is gone.
John Delorean too.
Both milestone GM Engineers & Leaders.

Who took over GM ACTUALLY ?

BAM BAM.
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New C7 Corvette sales are not on a rebound in 2015 ?
Why Not ?????


H E L L C A T ?
Trying to figure out what exactly does the Hellcat have anything to do with 2015 Corvettes.......

Trying to figure out how suddenly 35,000 customers next year will pass on the Corvette and buy the 1,000 to 2,000 Hellcat challengers produced each year.
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Trying to figure out what exactly does the Hellcat have anything to do with 2015 Corvettes.......

Trying to figure out how suddenly 35,000 customers next year will pass on the Corvette and buy the 1,000 to 2,000 Hellcat challengers produced each year.
Time will tell won't it.
Spend $100 k & get spanked by the Hellcat ?

Or spend $65k & beat the ZO6 C7 on the streets of the USA ?
NO Watkins Glenn, Road Alanta, Daytona, Numberg.

?

I wonder........
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Here is one huge problem with your equation, I don't street race or drag race...... . As a result of that both scenarios have a 0% chance of happening to me.

Also the Z06 version of the Corvette isn't the only one on sale in 2015, and the Hellcat isn't the only Challenger on sale in 2015. If history of sales data has any say though there will likely be more C7 Z06 sold then Hellcats sold.
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If history of sales data has any say though there will likely be more C7 Z06 sold then Hellcats sold.
Absolutely, but only because us old hippies now have the disposable income. We've traded in our tie-dye, madras and long hair for Hilfiger, polyester, and white patent leather shoes and belts. Let's not forget our Scottish tams. We'll buy the Vette because sex sells and we all know the chicks like Vettes. If I had a C7 I'd be driving around with a Playmate.

The Hellcat will loosen our bowels and ain't nothin' sexy about that.
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Because Zoris Arkus Duntov is gone.
John Delorean too.
Both milestone GM Engineers & Leaders.
Zora always maintained that a separate, purpose-built Corvette racer (such as the 1957 Corvette SS) should carry the racing flag for GM - not a modified production car, with the inherent compromises such a vehicle always brings. Some good history of that in both Karl Ludvigson's new edition of Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car and also in Jerry Burton's excellent biography Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette. Both are worthwhile books. John Delorean was a good administrator and salesman - his engineering skills were not really his strong suit. Fortunately, he had some terrific engineers (especially engine guys) under him at Pontiac and then Chevrolet. Turned Pontiac around and made it THE performance division of GM for many years.

I'm sure Zora would approve of a mid-engined, limited-production Corvette built first as a racing car and only secondly with an eye towards production. We'll see.
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Zora always maintained that a separate, purpose-built Corvette racer (such as the 1957 Corvette SS) should carry the racing flag for GM - not a modified production car, with the inherent compromises such a vehicle always brings. Some good history of that in both Karl Ludvigson's new edition of Corvette - America's Star Spangled Sports Car and also in Jerry Burton's excellent biography Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette. Both are worthwhile books. John Delorean was a good administrator and salesman - his engineering skills were not really his strong suit. Fortunately, he had some terrific engineers (especially engine guys) under him at Pontiac and then Chevrolet. Turned Pontiac around and made it THE performance division of GM for many years.
Well that is what we currently have with the Corvette Daytona Prototypes being a purpose built race car.
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I agree, and their success and competitiveness speaks for itself in a way that a modified production C6 and now C7 could not. While I think Zora would also approve of the C6R and C7R, a mid-engined Corvette racer was always his dream.
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Absolutely, but only because us old hippies now have the disposable income. We've traded in our tie-dye, madras and long hair for Hilfiger, polyester, and white patent leather shoes and belts. Let's not forget our Scottish tams. We'll buy the Vette because sex sells and we all know the chicks like Vettes. If I had a C7 I'd be driving around with a Playmate.

The Hellcat will loosen our bowels and ain't nothin' sexy about that.


The hot chicks dig the Vette.

Ask me how I know.
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I agree, and their success and competitiveness speaks for itself in a way that a modified production C6 and now C7 could not. While I think Zora would also approve of the C6R and C7R, a mid-engined Corvette racer was always his dream.
So what your saying is the C7 is entirely for the Baby Boomer Gen.
Not for any Flower child born 1966-74.
And anyone younger.
And don't ever again imagine the Corvette as a Super Street Car Drag racer machine.
Because its made for want to be Numberg factory racers only.
I gotcha.

Good Thing I never sold my 1970-1/2 Trans Am after buying my 1987 C4 Roadster.
Because the Hellcat was made Dual purpose like my old TA.
Go very fast in a straight line.
Real impressive handling at the same time.
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Drop your Gun because everyone else did.

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You can sell a Young Man's Car to an Old Man.
But You can't sell a Young Man an Old Man's Car.
Famous Quote in automotive history by Bunkie Knudson.
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And he was correct.

The C7 has become an old man's car exclusive .
Nothing Else.
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Fuck this Shit.

RACE IS LOST.

HELLCAT WON.

C7 ONLY GOOD FOR PICKING UP PUSSY.
NOTHING ELSE.
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So what your saying is the C7 is entirely for the Baby Boomer Gen.
Nope. Never said that, or anything close to it.
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