I like it. I've always thought Vettes were good looking cars, and even enjoyed the one I drove (08 Hertz). Just not something I'd own.
Now that we know what it looks like, where are the NUMBERS? Does my 13 have a worthy competitor yet or not?
No it doesn't and probably won't for another year or 2 if you're comparing the cars off the show room floor for a drag and power specs.. but this vette has the new LT-1 V8 with 450HP and 450TQ but the tech inside this car far surpasses the GT500... 7 speed manual.. the engine is lighter than a BMW aluminum 4.4liter.. the engine also has cylinder shut down for highway driving like the newer hemi engines have.. the car itself is 500% stiffer... yes.. 500% stiffer than the last model.. also weighs less.. has a driver,rain,snow,sport,and track selections... the 7 speed manual can detect when you're going to downshift and will blip the throttle for a seamless downshift.. the digital dash shows everything you could want right down to how many G's you're making in a turn..
In a drag.. your GT500 would eat this things lunch.. on the track that may be a different story...
I'm curious to see this engine/car with a aftermarket supercharger slapped on it..
And for the ford people here I'm by no means a GM or ford person.. I can appreciate a good car/truck regardless of make.
Its a great looking car but I'm not sure how many of the Vette guys are going to like the Camaro rear end. Not sure how you end up using a design from a younger sibling. The side of the car reminds me of the LFA and I really like it. Can't wait to see how all of the new technology in the car plays out in the real world. Seems like a great piece on paper.
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I had a 98 c5 vette for 9 years ( I bought it in 2001 used at the dealer) and when it was not broke down I loved it. I had the steering wheel safety lock not release on startup two different times (flatbed to the dealer both times) also had the park release on the shifter (automatic) that only lets you shift out of park with your foot on the brake fail (flatbed to dealership). Fuel sending unit quit working ( trip to dealership) and the a/c started leaking refrigerent. One of the 2 cooling fans on the rad ( the one that works without the a/c on) quit working. The car only had 78,000 on it when I sold it a little over a year ago... too much maintenace and scared to take it on a trip anymore for fear of being stranded with a locked steering wheel or shifter.
That being said I do like the new vette except for the back. Am I the only one who thinks it looks like a robot stareing at you... 4 eyes a nose and the tailpipes are the mouth.... G.M. has a beautiful design with the camaro and vette from the front/ side and interior but the back on both of these cars is fugly in my opinion. The back on my 98 looked WAY better.
I kinda like it. Lately, it's been perceived as an old man's car. A late mid life crisis type of purchase. Looks like this new design is meant to reel in the younger crowd.
In this economy, the younger crowd can't afford a Corvette. Working at Starbucks just won't cover the payments. And the independently wealthy rich kids typically don't appreciate a Corvette.
You beat me to it,..only an old man's car due to the cost,..gotta get the kids through college first for most owners.
Wife,........."You drove how far for that thing?"
Daughter,..."Theres no inside and it stinks."
Friend,......."Dude, thats a rusted piece of sheet."
Son,.........."This old car is cool."
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