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Old 10-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #18
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I love the C7. One guy ran 11.6 bone stock. That's awesome.
That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.

As far as trading for c7, I like it's looks but that is all. No way am I going to trade an all around better car--especially with the zl1 engine and drive train which is so mod friendly- for a BM c7 which is a big BM mistake with the faint odor of a turd about it. Only exception is the zr1 which I love and still get a huge grin every time I drive it. I know, apples and oranges, but it does show BM did not have to pawn this car off on the public in its current form. It makes me so angry ---want a vette? Sure here is our sub standard c7" TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT"

I also know yada yada yada and yes this is way I really feel. Sum it up: here is the latest greatest Ferrari beauty with a 4 cylinder engine but what a car!
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #19
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If you don't need a back seat I think the C7 is the way to go.

more grip, better strait line speed, little bit more exotic look.

me on the other hand with a 4 year old and 4 month old a C7 would just be a garage orniment that never gets driven so I will wait.
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #20
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That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.
honeslty if you know the corvette very well you know guys have cut times like that with the LS3 and the LT1 has more torque so why why would that be so hard to believe.

they guy who cut it runs his 13 gt500 very well as well. people who drag race a ton will always smash the times the magazine guys roll out. the c7 is lighter and easier to launch.
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...I love the C7...it's looks great IMHO. But, at the end of the day...I am a dyed in the wool Camaro guy and couldn't do it....I know where my heart lies.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #22
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One is a Sports Car, the other is a Muscle Car. Which "genre" of cars do you want to own? They're very different in quite possibly every way. Yes, they are both fast, both handle great, and both do similar things similarly, but they are very different beasts for very different people. Personally, I chose the muscle car route. I love the roar of the ZL1 and the mean "in-your-face" stance it has sitting in my garage. People driving by my house stop and take notice because it looks so angry. Would a C7 do that? Possibly, but being a "base" Corvette the "newness" of the C7 may wear off after a while. Will the meanness of the ZL1 wear off? I'm betting no. It's one of those cars that will be talked about for decades to come. Much like the original ZL1s and Z/28s. In other news, I feel Chevy did the world right with the new Z/28. They brought back the "BOOM". Same with the ZL1 and COPO. Chevy is really taking some good advice from someone because their views on current and future car line-ups are just amazing...
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #23
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...I love the C7...it's looks great IMHO. But, at the end of the day...I am a dyed in the wool Camaro guy and couldn't do it....I know where my heart lies.
I've always been a big Camaro guy myself. My parents, however, have always been big Corvette people. Where did they go wrong (or right?) with me? It's always a point of contention in my family that I own a ZL1 and they've always had Corvettes.

I seriously considered a new Corvette before I bought my ZL1. Due to some serious back problems I've had for a long time and will continue to have the rest of my life, a Corvette just wasn't for me. Sure it was fun, felt good, and went like a bat out of Hades, but getting out of one is just too much of a nightmare to try and do on a more regular basis. Camaro ZL1 it was. Happy ever since and don't regret a thing!
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #24
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Just traded my SS for the C7 this past Sunday. I will say the C7 is wonderful in all aspects...looks, power, ride, comfort, etc. I loved my SS! It was all me...grit, design, mod-ability (if that's a word). Just was time to make the move. I really wanted a ZL1...and the C7 was within the same price range, so I just did it!
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #25
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That maybe awesome but I DON'T BELIEVE IT. It does not even make sense. However there is always a fluke and we have all seen this happen no matter what the make of car. For what it is worth, months ago I warned that this kind of crap would be reported----ALL THIS JUST IMHO.
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There are multiple time slips of various sub 12 second runs and also a video of the run.

Seems like enough evidence to me. Believe what you want.

The run was done at ATCO, which is known for great times because of its great DA and good track prep. On this particular day the DA was +400
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #26
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I will test drive when its possible and then make a decision,

The zl1 is a special car.
Good point. I take that for granted because I have one, but you are so right. C7 will be everywhere soon.
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If you are going to do it, I'd wait. Too many quality issues right now.

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:24 PM   #28
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There are multiple time slips of various sub 12 second runs and also a video of the run.

Seems like enough evidence to me. Believe what you want.

The run was done at ATCO, which is known for great times because of its great DA and good track prep. On this particular day the DA was +400
So you and others are basically saying the c7 is faster than the ZR1?!--and further that this is not a fluke. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT?
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #29
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When is the C8 ZR1 coming out? That's right. C8!
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #30
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #31
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:37 AM   #32
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Just traded my SS for the C7 this past Sunday. I will say the C7 is wonderful in all aspects...looks, power, ride, comfort, etc. I loved my SS! It was all me...grit, design, mod-ability (if that's a word). Just was time to make the move. I really wanted a ZL1...and the C7 was within the same price range, so I just did it!
So it's just a matter of what is best for each of us. Had a 69 Z28 that I had to sell.
The ZL1 was a no brainer for me when the $$$ came available
I am sure the C7 is worth it but me i'll stick with my ZL1 Vert.....fast e nuff for me no matter what direction u are going in!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #33
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So it's just a matter of what is best for each of us. Had a 69 Z28 that I had to sell.
The ZL1 was a no brainer for me when the $$$ came available
I am sure the C7 is worth it but me i'll stick with my ZL1 Vert.....fast e nuff for me no matter what direction u are going in!!!!!
I hope what I typed wasn't interpreted as any slight to the ZL1. I wanted one...drooled over it for a year. The ZL1 is a MONSTER of a car. No doubt, it's a personal decision. I was within a pen stroke, several times of getting one. Ended up waiting on '13 close-outs, and the C7's started showing up. I was on a waiting list for the C7, but had all intentions of getting a ZL1. I waited, and waited...and waited. Then BAM...C7 was delivered. You Spooky, have a BADASS car...I love em.
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