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Old 06-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Hennessy Stingray ?

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Old 06-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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I just find it interesting that upgrades are already being offered and predicted for a car that hasnt been released to the general public. Im also extremely curious to see how much HP is actually produced by the new Stingray with aftermarket parts.

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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I still think they should have added a e85 tune like the trucks have for those who want a little extra without voiding a warranty.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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I'm sure there's someone that can correct me if I'm wrong (I'm lookin' at you, Fen), but I thought the entry 5.3L Corvette was just BS like the rumored 5.5L engine displacement from a while ago.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #7
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I thought the entry level engine was BS also, apparently it a strong idea being kicked around on the table. Question is, will this take away from the Corvette ownership prestige?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:59 PM   #8
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I'm sure there's someone that can correct me if I'm wrong (I'm lookin' at you, Fen), but I thought the entry 5.3L Corvette was just BS like the rumored 5.5L engine displacement from a while ago.
My memory's a little hazy regarding the supposed entry-level C7. I can't recall if someone came out and called BS on it or not.

The rumor seems to have faded into obscurity though.

The 5.5L engine was a load of crap from the start. I don't know why so many people bought into it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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whoa so is the 5.3 vette now plausible? thats random news
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Im curious to see if its just speculation of fact. Also curious to see if they do come out with the 5.3 engine, what changes are made to the body to to note the "entry" level Stingray.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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Honestly, I think an entry level Vette is not a good idea. Don't get me wrong, I think even if has "just" 400 or less HP it would still be a great car, but really if you can't afford a 55K + car then you shouldn't be looking at purchasing a brand new Corvette. Either find a special pony car, or wait for something in the used market.

I think offering a cheap version, will cheapen the image just a bit.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #12
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I can see where the "entry" level Vette would be a bad move but I can also how having a cheaper Vette can bring in more sales for Chevy. At the end of the day its all about numbers and profit for the company, maybe chevy should make a more blue collar car like the Nova back in the late 60's.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #13
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Stingray Update!

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:41 AM   #14
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Honestly, I think an entry level Vette is not a good idea. Don't get me wrong, I think even if has "just" 400 or less HP it would still be a great car, but really if you can't afford a 55K + car then you shouldn't be looking at purchasing a brand new Corvette. Either find a special pony car, or wait for something in the used market.

I think offering a cheap version, will cheapen the image just a bit.
Sales will go up if so, not always if someone can afford it or not just a great idea just like any pony there is always a V6.

Plus I'd pick that 5.3L over the 6.2L any day 1,000hp with a snail
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:57 AM   #15
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Sign me up for the smaller displacement C7 Base too.

Just as long as it saves more money then what the Z-51/NAV option adds because the "As tested" price on Motor Trends C7 tester with Z-51 package would cost over $75,000 after tax/license and over $60,000 for the base once its sitting in the driveway.

Its gotta be a signifiant savings in order to keep it priced below the base Stingrays msrp of $54,795 even after clicking a few box's on the option list, which may be difficult considering the one Motor trend tested had $13,000 in options.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:06 AM   #16
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LMR already has new heads ready for theirs when it gets here hopefully in August.
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LMR already has new heads ready for theirs when it gets here hopefully in August.
Hopefully they also have a complete fuel system upgrade with pumps and injectors because that seems to be what is holding back just about every other direct injection engine when it comes to adding more power from aftermarket vendors selling head's, cam's and FI kits.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #18
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Hopefully they also have a complete fuel system upgrade with pumps and injectors because that seems to be what is holding back just about every other direct injection engine when it comes to adding more power from aftermarket vendors selling head's, cam's and FI kits.
I can guarantee you they will. They've been planning for this car's arrival for quite some time. I checked out the CnC'd heads a couple days ago down there.
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From what Car and Driver talked about in the video, the new Stingray appears to be a monster right out of the box. Ive had a chance to check out LMR's machined heads and they look outstanding. If those heads perform half as good as the look, then the new Stingray is going to be BEAST !!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:42 AM   #21
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From what Car and Driver talked about in the video, the new Stingray appears to be a monster right out of the box. Ive had a chance to check out LMR's machined heads and they look outstanding. If those heads perform half as good as the look, then the new Stingray is going to be BEAST !!
I hear it's trapping 117 which is barely more than the ZL1... not good.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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I hear it's trapping 117 which is barely more than the ZL1... not good.
WTF?!?!?!? Please tell me your joking!!!! There's no possible way it's that slow.
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WTF?!?!?!? Please tell me your joking!!!! There's no possible way it's that slow.
Well it is 100 pounds heavier then a C6 grand sport.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #24
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I called Hennessey last week for details on getting a ZL1 or Stingray with the 700 HP package sometime next year.
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I called Hennessey last week for details on getting a ZL1 or Stingray with the 700 HP package sometime next year.
ANd what did they say ?
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