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Old 04-26-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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I mean with all the C/F stuff and the aluminum frame how on earth did it get so heavy? What added the weight? Can you imagine what it would weigh in at with a steel frame? Don't get me wrong 3300 lbs is OK but I would love to know where the weight came from?
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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can you guys just stop complaining about The C7, you ask for technology for more quality interior bla bla bla ,there must be added weight for that , its simple.
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3300 pounds is not heavy.
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The information you seek is in RC000E's thread, the slide presentation pics.....on page 8 I think, or close by.
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I mean with all the C/F stuff and the aluminum frame how on earth did it get so heavy? What added the weight? Can you imagine what it would weigh in at with a steel frame? Don't get me wrong 3300 lbs is OK but I would love to know where the weight came from?
Did you see the comparison pictures showing the tunnel plate C6 vs C7 and other rigidity enhancements? There is your extra weight, the previous C6 looks like it was built with matchsticks and duct tape in comparison!
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The information you seek is in RC000E's thread, the slide presentation pics.....on page 8 I think, or close by.
Thanks!
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3300 pounds is not heavy.
It's heavier than my aluminum framed C6(by 123 pounds).
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Square tail lights are heavier than round ones.
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It's heavier than my aluminum framed C6(by 123 pounds).
Doubt most here will be able to feel the difference in weight, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if c7 didn't feel more nimble.
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See Below: Post #171

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c7-g...nd-info-9.html
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I mean with all the C/F stuff and the aluminum frame how on earth did it get so heavy? What added the weight? Can you imagine what it would weigh in at with a steel frame? Don't get me wrong 3300 lbs is OK but I would love to know where the weight came from?
Try 3350-3400!
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The information you seek is in RC000E's thread, the slide presentation pics.....on page 8 I think, or close by.
I was going to say the same thing. You can't ask for more details then what RC posted which came from the C7 Chief Engineer! Every pound added is justified and I truely base believe the performance benefits will outweight any reserved anyone has about wieght.

Like I said in another thread.

Anybody says they are not buying a C7 because of an increase in weight were not going to buy it regardless. The most important thing is that overall performance continues to improve generation to generation and they keep it priced right.
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Did you see the comparison pictures showing the tunnel plate C6 vs C7 and other rigidity enhancements? There is your extra weight, the previous C6 looks like it was built with matchsticks and duct tape in comparison!
Remember....lighter is better!
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Doubt most here will be able to feel the difference in weight, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if c7 didn't feel more nimble.
Yeah, all that weight on 285's ought to be great!
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As the C7 world spins.

The cajones on some people saying a heavier car is no big deal.

I wonder if "only the minority" care about weight gain is going to be their mantra on this too.

Oh and IB4TL as this will not end well.
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As the C7 world spins.

The cajones on some people saying a heavier car is no big deal.

I wonder if "only the minority" care about weight gain is going to be their mantra on this too.

Oh and IB4TL as this will not end well.
If, for some reason, the horsepower were to come in at 400, they would be defending it, saying no one will notice, and that the C7 will still be faster than the C6 Z06..
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The car is a little heavy but it's power to weight ratio makes up for it. You save weight one ounce at at time. Ask McLaren how they do it. It's a little here, a little there times 1000. (The dry weight of the Mac is about 2900 lbs --- if you take all the carbon fibre options and minimal equipment).

In the end, when it all adds up, you end up a hundred pounds lighter than you started. Oh, and it also costs $250 grand as base.

I don't think this car is overly heavy given that it's purpose is to be a daily driver to most.

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It is true that lighter weight is better. Even in this case the C7 would perform better lighter. However throw in technology, which while weighing more, may still out perform a lighter Corvette of the past.
Not unlike a smaller engine , with new technology can out perform a larger engine ( displacement) of the past. Just theory. Goes back to trying to compare what we know to what we do not know.

Bring on the test that will answer questions.
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The car is a little heavy but it's power to weight ratio makes up for it. You save weight one ounce at at time. Ask McLaren how they do it. It's a little here, a little there times 1000. (The dry weight of the Mac is about 2900 lbs --- if you take all the carbon fibre options and minimal equipment).

In the end, when it all adds up, you end up a hundred pounds lighter than you started. Oh, and it also costs $250 grand as base.

I don't think this car is overly heavy given that it's purpose is to be a daily driver to most.
Exactly but the posers on this board who do not have the talent, skill nor ability to run a base 2005 LS2 coupe at 10/10ths (the car's ability not theirs) need something to complain about.......

ANYONE on this forum in a 2013 ZR1 vs Jan M in a 2005 LS2 Coupe with an A4 auto tranny--10 laps (with fuel stop) at the Ring....and the winner will be Jan by a mile (actually a bunch of miles)....
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As the C7 world spins.

The cajones on some people saying a heavier car is no big deal.

I wonder if "only the minority" care about weight gain is going to be their mantra on this too.
The people who don't care about weight will order the Z51 and will be perfectly happy with it, a great performing car.

Weight conscious people will have to stick with the base car. They'll probably be very happy with its better power to weight ratio and it'll still be a pretty damn good handling car.
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