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Old 10-07-2004, 11:01 PM   #61
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Not to worry......
If you think the LB was tough to get...this one may cause me to loose the rest of my hair....yikes
Just save one of those hairs for me. WOW!! I want a red one, no a black one, no a blue one......
Paddle shift....YES!!
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thanks Tom, I appreciate the feedback...believe me, knowing the Corvette client and market..I don't know to say somthing just to say it...there are enough of those goons out there....I too, was carfeul on how this info was presented....I would not even had mentioned it if it had not come from someone I too trust...the paddle shift has me thrown, but I'm on board with the other stuff.....I hope he comes through for me with a pic next week.....whew, that would be awesome!
DID YOU SAY PICS???????????????????????????????????? ?
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Old 10-08-2004, 08:06 AM   #63
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I'm trying man...I've offered everything but sexual favors to get some......




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I'll keep you informed!
Dont do it Rick if its a hot babe let me.She will be singing like a canary when I am done.
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Oh what the heck, let Rick give it a try!
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Oh what the heck, let Rick give it a try!
No F'n way kids....


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Come on now. Who's leg do we have to hump to get that pic
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Asset utilization could be at play here - in addition to market pressures. They couldn't make a business case for the blue devil - at least not yet - but the big $$ paid to the aftermarket tuners and parts market make it clear to the bean counters that there is a demand for more powerful versions by consumers with willing $$$.

If there are gaps in the High Performance hand assembly plant schedules, these would invite the addition of some specially built engines that when packaged correctly can be used to tap into that market heretofore owned exclusivly by Lingenfelter and the like.

Also, the latest Motor Trend updates the newest information available about the Mustang. My favorite line: "where else but in America can a manufacturer lie about engine displacement, and sometimes HP, for 14 years and still thrive in the marketplace?" (Quoted to the best of my memory). Anyway, they say that the top 'stang will be out in about a year will offer IRS and 400+HP. Yes, "+".

Bottom line. The GM boys read what we post, compile data and analyze for "sub-demographics." This is GM, not Ma & Pa's Pizzeria. You can also bet that they know exactly how many Mallets, Lings and others hit the road annually. If GM wants a piece of the interior accessories aftermarket - and we know they do - why wouldn't they go after a chunk of the big $$ business. You can bet that these factory backed screamers won't come cheap. But, they can be serviced under warranty by Chevy.

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Thanks Longtimer. I found myself in agreement with you. I like the available aftermarket products and enjoyed the performance enhancements. However, suppose that GM launches a $100K+ supervette right now, I would pay for the supervette rather than heavy aftermarket upgrade from a standard C6. Because, I like the idea that my vehicle will be supported by a reputable and strong organization. By going aftermarket, I will have to deal with several specialty vendors, rather than one consolidated service shop.
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OBviously there is a market for a $100,000 Corvette, its just a matter of how big and what they want. I think what the $100,000 Corvette market wants is obvious, they want a Corvette that is light weight and powerful. Style wise has to set itself apart as being something special. But you can buy plenty of cars from $100,000-$199,000, what sets these people apart IMO is they want it from a Corvette. So front-midship layout, OHV V-8, and Rear wheel drive all in a package that when people look at it can tell its a Corvette. That is no easy bill to meet, but I think they can do it.
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Most of the talk on this board talks about building the next Viper killer. I would like to see that C6 Z could take a chunk out of the AMG and BMW-M market. Each of the group is launching cars with 500+ horses. I love to see Corvette grow up and become a world-class product.

However, the harsh truth is that we are not likely to see a Mercedes owner, an executive, waiting in a Chevy dealer's service area for his $80K toy, along other Aveo or Cavalier owners. This is a good reason not to price the Corvette above $70K. If so, I think GM needs to consider the potential difference in the clientele.
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OBviously there is a market for a $100,000 Corvette, its just a matter of how big and what they want. I think what the $100,000 Corvette market wants is obvious, they want a Corvette that is light weight and powerful. Style wise has to set itself apart as being something special. But you can buy plenty of cars from $100,000-$199,000, what sets these people apart IMO is they want it from a Corvette. So front-midship layout, OHV V-8, and Rear wheel drive all in a package that when people look at it can tell its a Corvette. That is no easy bill to meet, but I think they can do it.

Don't foreget the workmanship that goes into these vehicles. The Italians like to call their products as work of art. Reliability is another issue, but they do have beautiful cars that are show pieces. The Japanese are known to have precision and reliability, but boring styling. Performance is one thing, I hope GM can show the world that they can produce reliable high performance works of arts. Will limited production of specialty cars be in GM's future?
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Don't foreget the workmanship that goes into these vehicles. The Italians like to call their products as work of art. Reliability is another issue, but they do have beautiful cars that are show pieces. The Japanese are known to have precision and reliability, but boring styling. Performance is one thing, I hope GM can show the world that they can produce reliable high performance works of arts. Will limited production of specialty cars be in GM's future?
Contrary to popular belief, We do have our work of arts that belong in Museums. We have our super high performance cars that blow everything else off the road. And we do make very relieble cars, that are well made and well designed. IMHO GM doesnt really have anything to prove to the international community. However what people think is more important then what is and in many views American car companies have things to prove. But it isnt fair, becuase of past images American cars are measured to with a longer stick then anyone else. Our cars cant just be as good but must be better in order to be called as good.
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Contrary to popular belief, We do have our work of arts that belong in Museums. We have our super high performance cars that blow everything else off the road. And we do make very relieble cars, that are well made and well designed. IMHO GM doesnt really have anything to prove to the international community. However what people think is more important then what is and in many views American car companies have things to prove. But it isnt fair, becuase of past images American cars are measured to with a longer stick then anyone else. Our cars cant just be as good but must be better in order to be called as good.

Making racing cars is different from making a daily commuter cars, and is different from making a high performance car for daily use. It doesn't take much to change the public's opinion. People still remember the 80's. The image of quality is earned over time. Granted that GM does not have to prove innovation to the international community, because United States is the biggest car consumer in the world. Having the home field adventage has been great, but give China and South American countries some time, they are likely to become big consumers as well. So, what other countries think about the Big Three now could impact the future. JMHO.
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Making racing cars is different from making a daily commuter cars, and is different from making a high performance car for daily use. It doesn't take much to change the public's opinion. People still remember the 80's. The image of quality is earned over time. Granted that GM does not have to prove innovation to the international community, because United States is the biggest car consumer in the world. Having the home field adventage has been great, but give China and South American countries some time, they are likely to become big consumers as well. So, what other countries think about the Big Three now could impact the future. JMHO.
Like I said and like you said at the end, what people think is more important then what is. And in the eyes of many American car companies do not make innovative cars.

And I dont remember saying anything about race cars though. And yes China will become a bigger the biggest car makret in the world. In the future the countries with the bigger population will dominate, US will become number 3.
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