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Unread 2013-01-13, 09:13 AM   #226
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Really?

I dont recall the C5 prices going up when the C6 came out.
I think he meant that tongue-in-cheek.

As in, the C7 is ugly so people will pay a premium for the C5 and C6 to avoid teh fugly.

But, then again, maybe I'm misunderstanding his intent.
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I think he meant that tongue-in-cheek.

As in, the C7 is ugly so people will pay a premium for the C5 and C6 to avoid teh fugly.

But, then again, maybe I'm misunderstanding his intent.
I think we know what he meant.

On a side note, back '04 when the C6 was revealed, there was uproar in the Corvette community over the fixed headlights. Many people made the very same comments.

Right around springtime, new 2013 Corvette base coupes will available from dealers at around what used are going for today. The ZR1 and the Z06, as well as the 427 vert will probably hold their ground, as they are specialty units.

The used, private seller market, on the other hand is anyones guess. This will depend heavily on well the C7 is received. If the car is well desired, than of course people will be scrambling to get finances in order. If the technology is as advanced as predicted, the C5 will look antiquated. The C6 may hold on to it's value for a couple more years, especially the LS3 equipped models.
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I have a hard time seeing C5 and C6 Vettes holding on their value seeing that thay their resale has always been fairly poor.

The back end of this C7 appears to be a bit of let down, but I think everything else about the car will keep the majority pretty dang happy.
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Is This The Chassis Of The New Corvette?

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The 2014 Corvette is debuting at 7 EST this evening. If you hadn't heard, this is something we're all excited about.
We've already seen the front and rear of the car, but we haven't seen the pornography that lies under the skin. Until now.
Before the show floor gets inundated with journalists tomorrow morning, the final touches are being put on all of the show stands. The Chevy stand, as you can see below, is gonna be pretty Corvette heavy.
Chevrolet is putting the final touches on the show stand, and this picture that was sent to us from someone on the floor purportedly shows the chassis of the much anticipated C7 Corvette. There isn't all that much we can discern from it.
From what we can tell, it doesn't look all that different from the C6 chassis. We'll have all the juicy details on the brand new Vette later tonight.
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I have a hard time seeing C5 and C6 Vettes holding on their value seeing that thay their resale has always been fairly poor.

The back end of this C7 appears to be a bit of let down, but I think everything else about the car will keep the majority pretty dang happy.
We're talking about price drops over and above normal depreciation due to release of new generation. Not saying that they won't depreciate, just the average market price on C5's and base C6's be lower than normal.

And resale on well maintained, stock, low mileage Corvettes tend to be a little better than most cars. Especially the higher end Z06, Zr1 etc. Now as for the ones that are daily drivers, modded and beat on, and there are many of those, yes resale is poor.
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Is This The Chassis Of The New Corvette?

and this picture that was sent to us from someone on the floor purportedly shows the chassis of the much anticipated C7 Corvette. There isn't all that much we can discern from it.
From what we can tell, it doesn't look all that different from the C6 chassis. We'll have all the juicy details on the brand new Vette later tonight.
The overall frame design of the Corvette has essencially been the same since 1984 as has the general, very general, shape of the y-body platform. Yes tweaks here and there, but in essence the same. Don't really expect the C7 to be any different in frame construction. It's whats built around that frame that makes all the difference.
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Even more

UPDATE: More photos from Road & Track's next issue have leaked out to those crazy kooks in the Netherlands. Here's the interior and a profile shot. And if you look closely, there is definitely a Stingray on the side of the car.
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The interior looks good! I'm anxious to hear what the sticker price is.

If anyone cares, the vid link that I posted above works again.
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Live stream of the unveiling

t-minus 13 minutes

Something went wrong. Please make sure you added the video correctly.

Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQGcD0TJvw#!
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Nevermind. Looks like someone embedded it at the top of the splash.
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New Corvette: The Stingray Returns



No matter that the Corvette ZR1 is faster than an Enzo and a 911 around the 'Ring. No matter that a Z06 regularly spanks BMWs at track events. No matter the growl of a Corvette V8 always turns head, whether you're in Athens, Georgia or Athens, Greece.


The Corvette isn't "world class." It's too crude. Too loud. Too American.
Bullshit. If the new Corvette isn't world class then it's because the world hasn't invented that class yet.
Here's what makes the 2014 Corvette the sports car you no longer have to make excuses to drive.
Owning a Corvette these days requires explaining that no, you're not going through a midlife criss. No, you don't own a bait shop or a Tommy Bahama's shirt. No your forum avatar isn't a woman with a gigantic backside making pancakes.
Those kinds of Corvette buyers (i.e. most Corvette buyers) could be offended by the more European-style exterior design and the no longer embarrassing interior, but more likely they'll just be happy to get the respect they know they deserve.
The details?
Aesthetically, the Corvette makes the first massive visual leap since the C5. (yes, it looks familiar for those of you who frequent Jalopnik, but there simply isn't time to gloat right now. Later). Yes, it still looks American. There's the iconic short tail and long nose. The cockpit still retains the jet fighter-inspired dual cockpit, and of course the "cove" inlet aft of the front wheels.
From there it ventures into new territory. People have compared it to such disparate designs as the Ferrari 599 and Nissan GT-R, thanks to the blacked-out A-pillar, elongated greenhouse, and completely new kinked rear. I hope you like vents, because it's basically an outdoor A/C unit. Vents on the tail, vents on the side, and I think there's a vent in the gearshift.
Yes, the twin taillights are there, but now they're more Camaro-esque and square. This has upset the Corvette faithful the most, yet if they care about the brand they'll eventually accept it needed to move forward. The same goes for the multifunction HID headlights. You can see more in the Road & Track photo gallery right here.
The interior finally looks like it's deserving of a car being solid in the 21st century. It had to grate on Corvette owners a little bit that their neighbor's $14,000 Hyundai made their car look like a Chinese knockoff of a sports car.
Now the Vette's interior been turned into a leather and carbon fiber sex chamber that would be familiar to someone who knows the Corvette but upgraded with interior materials not stolen from a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. There's also the all digital gauge cluster, which allows the driver to select the desired information and a larger, integrated digital dash (with redundant controls, Thank God). The wheel insert is even in the shape of… a Stingray!
And what's that poking out from the center tunnel? Why yes, it is a 7-speed transmission. Following on the example set out by Porsche, Corvette's latest manual has seven forward gears. For those not opting for a manual transmission there's a six-speed automatic.
As we already knew, power for that transmission comes from the new 450 horsepower 6.2-liter Gen V LT1 V8, which will feature cylinder deactivation to improve the phallic sports car's mileage to something a little more acceptable. Oh, and it still has the transverse leaf-springs.
The new car is debuting with two trims: Stingray and the return of the Z51 (which was briefly the Grandsport). The Stingray is the base and gets the stingray badges above the front vents. The Z51 adds larger Brembo brakes, larger wheels, and optional variable-damping Magnetic Ride Control.
More info coming soon as we get it, but the message is clear: America's new Corvette is the World's problem.
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looks good. i like it
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Wow, I really like it. Watched the unveiling.
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I think it is pretty bad looking. The rear portion looks silly.
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Well that's neat as shit.
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That interior looks pretty damn cool!
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Super cool getting to watch the unveiling live. Wife wants one in red......... go figure.
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Damn, I like it...
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I wasn't fond of the rendering/leaked photos but after seeing the official photos, I love it.







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I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

The website (http://www.corvettestingray2014.com/) is down though
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Dear god its gorgeous inside and out.
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