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This is from autoextremist.com. It is not a very impressive looking site, but the information is presented with bluster enough to be possible:

"Corvette. Details are emerging about the all-new, 2005 C6 (sixth generation) Corvette that will be introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Though the new chassis is now shared with another car (the Cadillac XLR luxury sports car) for the first time in Corvette history - the two cars have distinctly different missions and differ substantially from each other.

The new Corvette is five inches shorter than the C5 in overall length but retains the same interior room. The overall road presence of the new C6 exterior design and stance is improved dramatically – certainly enough to make C5 owners drool over it and feel compelled to get one. But the new car should turn heads of non-Corvette-owning enthusiasts, too, because of its improved quality, upscale interior materials and outstanding performance capability.

The standard 6.0-liter V-8 will now deliver 400HP and around 400 lb-ft of torque, just under the 405HP figure of the current ultra-performance Z06 C5. The front tires will be 245/40ZR 18s, mounted on 8.5" wheels. The rears will be 285/35ZR 19s, mounted on 10.0" wheels. The Z51 Option for '05 will include bigger brakes with cross-drilled rotors, specifically tweaked tires, gear ratios, springs, shocks and sway bars, plus an engine oil cooler and a power-steering cooler for serious off-road performance work.

Other details: the HUD on the new car will have a built-in G-meter, a power top will finally be available (long overdue) on the convertible, and a six CD in-dash changer will be an option, as will an onboard navigation system. There's no official confirmation (yet), but there's also a "super" C6 rumored to be on the way with 600+HP (with assistance from McLaren engines).

This super C6 will take Corvette's classic performance-value-for-the-dollar equation to new heights and could potentially embarrass all of the other high-priced supercars from around the globe in the process. The "super" C6 will cost more than the standard car by a bunch, but it may still come in at "around" $100,000, undercutting even the Ford GT in cost. And its performance is said to be simply mind-boggling, making even hardcore enthusiasts weak in the knees.

The "super" C6 will not appear before mid-2006 at the earliest, but it may be considered enough of a milestone car in the pantheon of great Corvettes to wear the storied "ZL1" designation. Stay tuned..."
 

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Patrick, which ones are you gonna rob so I don't try to rob the same ones. That sounds sweet!
 

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I agree totally!!! what do you supose the wholesale/cost price would be on one of those???? I reallly reallly dont wanna bring down anyones spirits but pleassse for the love of the banks :Dbelieve it WHEN you see it... but I will hope and pray every night taht we will see it:thumbsup: hopefully these stats are true so when I do get a C6 in 2007 it will be used w/ a GPS!!!! niiiiice!!!! I love those things!:cheers:
 

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Don't rob banks. That's federal. Go after about 20 7-11's or liquor stores. That's local.
 

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I'd have a lot of trouble robbing a bank anyway since I'm not allowed off the yard!
 

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Bank robbing

Hey Guys.
Before we - I mean you plan on robbing a bank let me know the route - I will be the getaway driver - with my driving style no one will catch us - at least not alive :D
David
 

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That would be very cool...But why would McLearen help GM? I don' t know if i like that idea, I would want a full bread corvette, not one with McLearen parts. Anyone wanna do photoshops on the C6 and Mclearen F1 for fun,that would be awesome looking.:partyon:
 

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You guys rob the banks and buy the car. While in prison I'll steal your car. Grand theft auto sounds like a easier sentence. Hope I don't run out of gas before I hit Mexico.
 

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Re: Bank robbing

vettewarehou said:
Hey Guys.
Before we - I mean you plan on robbing a bank let me know the route - I will be the getaway driver - with my driving style no one will catch us - at least not alive :D
David
U're hired:cheers:
 

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mclaren

I doubt that the McLaren used for this corvette is the one attached to the F1 and the Mercedes SLR. It's probably the same McLaren that helped modify the Lincoln LS.
 

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Wow what a great article ...

Just think, a power convertable top!
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