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View Poll Results: LT1 Minimum Acceptability Poll
450 - 459 hp 74 36.63%
460 - 469 hp 20 9.90%
470 - 479 hp 71 35.15%
480 - 489 hp 17 8.42%
490 - 499 hp 4 1.98%
500 - 509 hp 16 7.92%
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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What is the minimum horsepower that is acceptable for you in ordering a C7 base/Z51 Corvette, given the price points you have now seen?
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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That's kind of a tough one for me. Although I would prefer for the horsepower to be over 470, if the magazine car jockeys run the c7 in the quarter in the 11's and trap at or above 120, I'd accept a lower hp number. I use the magazine's as a reference as they are usually good for coming up with an average for performance versus owners who beat their times. Everyone wants the most hp, but to me the performance matters more if I can't have both in stock form.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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470+ is what I am hoping for. If it is lower than that, I may continue modding my C5 or go a different direction completely.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 AM   #5
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That's kind of a tough one for me. Although I would prefer for the horsepower to be over 470, if the magazine car jockeys run the c7 in the quarter in the 11's and trap at or above 120, I'd accept a lower hp number. I use the magazine's as a reference as they are usually good for coming up with an average for performance versus owners who beat their times. Everyone wants the most hp, but to me the performance matters more if I can't have both in stock form.
Clearly, people have a number in mind at which (they say) they wouldn't pull the switch. That is what this poll seeks to find.

It is not necessarily a prediction of what they think it is going to be.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:26 AM   #6
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Being I ordered one I have to accept the estimate (450) as a minimum, but am anticipating more. If NPP adds 6 as in the past then you are above the minimum.

Bottom line for those that ordered and all others we will know when they tell us, but GM stated 450 est, hopefully more and no less.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #7
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I would predict that the direct fuel injection would increase horsepower by 5% on a two-valve-per-cylinder engine.

So that's 452 HP.


Here are two examples of what's happening elsewhere:

Mustang GT, 5.0 V8, 420 HP

2014 Jaguar F Type, supercharged 5.0 V8, 495 HP

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Old 05-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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I would predict that the direct fuel injection would increase horsepower by 5% on a two-valve-per-cylinder engine.

So that's 452 HP.


Here are two examples of what's happening elsewhere:

Mustang GT, 5.0 V8, 420 HP

2014 Jaguar F Type, supercharged 5.0 V8, 495 HP

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They are adding DI and VVT. I would expect more than 5%. I would expect at least 10%. The CTS gets 10% just getting DI.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #9
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475 for base/Z51
575-600 for Z06 (427 LT1)
700+ for ZR1
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #10
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What is the minimum horsepower that is acceptable for you in ordering a C7 base/Z51 Corvette, given the price points you have now seen?
With or without NPP?..
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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With or without NPP?..
Or E85?
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #12
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Funny how a few hp can make all the difference.

450hp= little disappointed
460hp= acceptable
470hp= happy


The base C6 had 20 less hp than the C5 Z06, I expect something similar. My prediction and hope is 470hp+.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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Anything north of 450HP. That is the only real number we have and all anyone should be basing a buying decision on today IMO. Anything higher is gravy.

Having said that, I'm "hoping" for 460 to 470 but won't be upset if it doesn't get there because, IMO, it would be silly to be upset if they actually give us what they have already put on paper.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
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I went with 470 - 479.

Good poll, no bias in the question or the choices. Good job, Ox!

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I went with 470 - 479.

Good poll, no bias in the question or the choices. Good job, Ox!

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Old 05-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #16
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Voted for 470 as the minimum, but I am hoping for 485-490.

Will also take 500 if the corvette team is listening.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:17 PM   #17
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21 people won't buy this car because of 20 HP? Really? 0 -60 under 4 isn't enough for you?

To me HP ratings are overrated. It's overall performance that matters.

If this car had 600 HP and went 0-60 in 7 seconds, I wouldn't buy it for the world.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #18
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21 people won't buy this car because of 20 HP? Really? 0 -60 under 4 isn't enough for you?

To me HP ratings are overrated. It's overall performance that matters.

If this car had 600 HP and went 0-60 in 7 seconds, I wouldn't buy it for the world.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #19
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The base C6 had 20 less hp than the C5 Z06, I expect something similar. My prediction and hope is 470hp+.
Huh?
C5 Z06 405 HP (385 in 01)
Base C6 400 HP (430/436 08+)
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:30 PM   #20
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For those who wouldn't buy it because it lacks 20 extra hp, how many drive the cars to the limit? If you plan to track your car and that extra 20 hp is the difference between winning and losing then this would be a valid consideration. But for day to day and spirited road driving, the extra 50 lb-ft of torque up to 4000 RPM is far more useful than peak hp.
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