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Old 01-23-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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So GM said the base C7 will match the C6Z up to 60mph or so right? Are any of you looking forward to racing a C7... say at freeway speeds up to triple digits? Think they will want to race us? Just some topic for conversation as I am sitting at work
How long until the aftermarket products catch their cars up to our Z's?
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Some will, some won't. No big deal.
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Only if they want to lose.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
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I bet some of them are going to want to see how close to us they are in the real world, not on paper.
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I bet some of them are going to want to see how close to us they are in the real world, not on paper.
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I bet some of them are going to want to see how close to us they are in the real world, not on paper.
I'm actually wanting to run a C7 to see how far back he is
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So GM said the base C7 will match the C6Z up to 60mph or so right? Are any of you looking forward to racing a C7... say at freeway speeds up to triple digits? Think they will want to race us? Just some topic for conversation as I am sitting at work
How long until the aftermarket products catch their cars up to our Z's?
GM did not state that. Actually the only claim I heard is that the new C7 will surpass or match Grand Sport's performance.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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GM did not state that. Actually the only claim I heard is that the new C7 will surpass or match Grand Sport's performance.
They said it will do sub 4 sec 0-60... That's pretty close isn't it?
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I think those that have always been up for a race, or are that type of course will want to run us in their new C7.. I think from what I;ve read thus far..the C6Z will outrun the C7 (even if they bump up the HP from 450 to say 475) the C7 is still heavier by at least 100-150lbs .that said I think the C7 will be close, I don't see the Z06 blowing the doors off a C7.
Much remains to be seen until we see track numbers and final HP numbers published for the C7.

It would not surprise me one bit if in a few weeks GM released more info on the C7 and said

"with some fine tuning/tweeking, we managed to squeeze another 25HP out of the LT1 which bumps the power up to 475HP" or close to that.
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So GM said the base C7 will match the C6Z up to 60mph or so right? Are any of you looking forward to racing a C7... say at freeway speeds up to triple digits? Think they will want to race us? Just some topic for conversation as I am sitting at work
How long until the aftermarket products catch their cars up to our Z's?
When the 350 hp LS1 C5's came out, a couple of guys at work bought them and wanted to run my 375hp c4 zr1. the old c4 spanked those 350 hp c5's real bad. especially on the big end.

The c5 never appealed to me, and I will have to say right now, from seeing the c7 in photos and in person, i am feeling the same way.
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They said it will do sub 4 sec 0-60... That's pretty close isn't it?
Sub-4, 3.95 seconds to be exact is GM's claim for Grand Sport. Z06 is more around 3.6 seconds, and ZR1 is a few tents faster than that.
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They did state that the C7 will have performance near a GS. They never mentioned a Z in reference to a C7 that I have seen.
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Anyone that wants to see tail lights is more than welcome to try me. I'm sure there will be an ego factor that comes with the new C7. We will be driving Model T's by them you know...
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It's probably going to be close enough from a stoplight that the biggest variable will be Driver.
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I dont pick on others Vettes at lights only minivans
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They will be too busy with taillight mods to want to race...
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What we know:

* 450 hp at least, but probably closer to 475 hp once all testing is done
* 7 speed tranny with closer spaced ratios in lower gears
* new 6.2L matches our 7.0L in torque up to 4000 rpm due to the greater efficiencies of direct injection, higher compression ratio of 11.5 vs the 7.0L 11.0 plus the new variable valve timing camshaft. This new valve phasing cam is going to spread some beautiful torque over a very wide range of rpms.
* total weight, with aluminum frame should be close to our Z06s

Our Z06s should be faster in the 1/4 mile, but, probably not by much. The current GS is going to definitely be slower than the C7 standard model.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:18 AM   #18
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GM did not state that. Actually the only claim I heard is that the new C7 will surpass or match Grand Sport's performance.
That is exactly what I heard and read Sir!
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Sub-4, 3.95 seconds to be exact is GM's claim for Grand Sport. Z06 is more around 3.6 seconds, and ZR1 is a few tents faster than that.
And a tenth is about a car length in the quarter.
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What we know:

* 450 hp at least, but probably closer to 475 hp once all testing is done
* 7 speed tranny with closer spaced ratios in lower gears
* new 6.2L matches our 7.0L in torque up to 4000 rpm due to the greater efficiencies of direct injection, higher compression ratio of 11.5 vs the 7.0L 11.0 plus the new variable valve timing camshaft. This new valve phasing cam is going to spread some beautiful torque over a very wide range of rpms.
* total weight, with aluminum frame should be close to our Z06s

Our Z06s should be faster in the 1/4 mile, but, probably not by much. The current GS is going to definitely be slower than the C7 standard model.

Actually 450hp has not even been confirmed, so hard to say "at least".
And the report from GM said "matches the GS performance". I haven't seen anything anywhere besides what you just posted that says the C7 is definitely faster than the GS.
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