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Posted: 11/20/2003 1:56:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 2:06:24 PM EDT by Cableman]






What do you think?  Looks like a winner to me.  425 HP in the base engine.  500 HP Z06 coming out in 2006.

www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=09200909
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:01:27 PM EDT
How can you NOT like it?
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:02:36 PM EDT
Damn, that is sweet.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:04:38 PM EDT
How many dead presidents?

How many virtual horses?
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:05:55 PM EDT
looks good, i guess its time for everyone to get C5's fo cheep
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:10:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keithl84:
looks good, i guess its time for everyone to get C5's fo cheep


I was just thinking the same thing...
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:12:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keithl84:
looks good, i guess its time for everyone to get C5's fo cheep



Kinda like computer prices... when the new model comes out, you usually want it instead of the old model...
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:17:28 PM EDT
That IS sweeeeeet.


Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:18:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 5:22:25 PM EDT by Cableman]
I have a 00 C5 and I will not be selling mine for this new C6.  Although it is a great looking car and has more HP, it is not enough for me to get rid of my C5.


Link Posted: 11/20/2003 2:30:57 PM EDT
Two, please!
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 3:31:46 PM EDT
I'd hit it!  And not with my car either!
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 3:41:14 PM EDT
I love it! For a split second I thought I was looking at a new Ferrari Maranello design, my all time favorite, if-I-could-only-have-one car, the flare of the rear fender, the dip at the door and the flare over the front fender. Did they contract Pinafarina (I so know I am butchering that but its one of thoese days)? Even the rear end has some Italian stallion to it. Forget about the new Mustang.....
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 4:22:46 PM EDT
I heard these puppies come with a six speed auto as an option...now that is gonna be fast.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 4:24:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 4:27:46 PM EDT by AR-15Fan]
Is the base model supposed to be significantly lighter than the old base C5?  Because from what I read about the C6 Z06 is supposed to come in several hundred pounds lighter than the C5 Z06.  

The base model will really be a friggin sweet performer with it's major HP boost if it is lighter than the old C5 to boot...  Would be awesome if the base C6 outperforms the C5 Z06 (a great performer)...
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 4:28:20 PM EDT
... Sheeeeeeit, gonna have to expand the garage!
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 4:47:11 PM EDT
HOT!
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 4:58:38 PM EDT
Perhaps the best looking American production car, ever. Great beltline, swooping fenders, deep side cutouts, but it is still unmistakable as being a Corvette. Nice work, Detroit!

Uh, Mr. di Montezemolo, there's someone knocking on your door, and he's driving a red car, and it ain't got no horsie emblem.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:03:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 5:06:16 PM EDT by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By 1911Shootist:
How many dead presidents?

How many virtual horses?



Traditionally, GM has UNDER-RATED their sportscar V8s (in both the Vette and the former F-body line)....


As for the GM 6-speed, it's a PAIN IN THE ASS, and very few people get it... To meet CAFE standards, the GM 6-speed has this feature called CAGS (or skip-shift, in common terms) that forces a first-to-fourth shift when certain conditions are met... It's annoying enough that most either (a) buy an automatic, or (b) install a device to disable CAGS...

I drove a Formula Firebird with CAGS once... Did not like it one bit...

P.S.

It's nice to see GM continue to do all this with a plain-old pushrod V8...

No DOHC...

No all-wheel drive...

No forced induction...

Just pure power, out of a fairly simple (by today's standards) engine design...
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:13:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 5:15:04 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... It's all still confounding to me that GM can do this with a naturally aspirated small block motor. I'm curious as to what octane you have to run 'em with. I can't imagine getting 400 ponies from 8:1 pistons no matter what grind on the cam, injection and breathing.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:17:27 PM EDT
Its displacement on demand too. The Corvette is honestly the only Chevy I ever really liked.


Dave, are you talking about the manual six speed? Because thats a Tremec unit and also used in the Ford Cobra and Dodge SRT-10.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:19:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2003 5:24:52 PM EDT by coltcarbine]

DzlBenz
 ..unmistakable as being a Corvette. Nice work, Detroit!




Assembled in Bowling Green, KY.
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:25:19 PM EDT
HELL YES!!!!

I will take one!!!!

$100K for 625 hp version?

you can take a Vette to Lightenfelter and get 725hp for the same price
Link Posted: 11/20/2003 5:30:45 PM EDT
I want one of those.  Some day....some day...
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 4:43:07 AM EDT
Yeah me too..

Eric... Where is my KEYS?



Hahahhaa
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 4:56:36 AM EDT
Vettes just don't do anything for me. They attract to much attention. I like to stay low key.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 9:45:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By einnor1040:
Vettes just don't do anything for me. They attract to much attention. I like to stay low key.



I'll bet you drive a hummer  
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:01:39 AM EDT
Wow, that new vette is very Ferrari-ish.  I love the vettes, but this one really puts me over the edge!  I want one!
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:07:04 AM EDT
I hope GM redesigned the interior too. I like the looks of the C5, but IMHO, the interior looks like crap.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:22:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2003 10:24:03 AM EDT by MillerSHO]

Originally Posted By Balzac72:
Wow, that new vette is very Ferrari-ish.  I love the vettes, but this one really puts me over the edge!  I want one!


I can't believe your the first person to hit on this.

The angled pic from the backside looks exactly like a 360!!

The side flares look just like the ones on the NSX.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:26:19 AM EDT
insurance kept me from trying to buy an SS camaro before they killed the beast (RIP)

insurance premium probably matches your payments unfortunately
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:28:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drfcolt:

My 2002 C5 has the 1SC package (i.e. the whole works - leather ...).

I've been in a few Porsches and they don't have anything over what I have.



The dash board with all the plastic knobs and that huge equalizer looks really cheap considering the C5 is a 50k plus car. The same dash is in their Cavalier.
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:28:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2003 10:30:29 AM EDT by FanoftheBlackRifle]

Originally Posted By Balzac72:
Wow, that new vette is very Ferrari-ish.  I love the vettes, but this one really puts me over the edge!  I want one!



MillerSHO - Balzac wasn't the first to say this (there's post above talking about a modena and asking if Pinifarina help design it


That aside,

I WANT ONE!

that thing has some NICE lines to it....MUCH better IMHO than the C5
Link Posted: 11/21/2003 10:41:41 AM EDT
Don't get me wrong, I think the Corvette is America's best looking car. The lines are stunning. I just don't like the interior
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 12:56:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By John91498:
Don't get me wrong, I think the Corvette is America's best looking car. The lines are stunning. I just don't like the interior
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Here's a picture of the new interior.

[img]http://fast-autos.net/chevrolet/c630.jpg[/img]

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Link Posted: 1/2/2004 1:18:16 PM EDT
Beautiful car. The next thing you need to do is pay a retainer fee to a good lawyer. After the accident, when you say you were only going the posted speed limit, the "black box" will rat you out in court. Good Luck.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 1:41:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cableman:
[url]http://www.autoweek.com/weekart/2003/1201/vette400_side.jpg[/url]

[url]http://www.autoweek.com/weekart/2003/1201/vette400_side2.jpg[/url]

[url]http://www.autoweek.com/weekart/2003/1201/vette400_rear.jpg[/url]

What do you think?  Looks like a winner to me.  425 HP in the base engine.  500 HP Z06 coming out in 2006.

[url]http://www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=09200909[/url]
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That car better be on a UNION TRUCK
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