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Old 05-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Good job!

It's difficult to design something iconic and still look exciting. The new C7 is aggressive but carries over a few cues from the past to make it part of the overall lineage.

The engineering looks first rate. The new engine is impressive. 450+ hp and no gas guzzler tax.

Most impressive of all... a very, very modest increase in price with a lot of new features and technology.

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Indeed. I think this will pretty much be the synopsis of all the upcoming reviews.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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Well put, I think you hit the nail on the head.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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+ eleventy billion. They did a great job.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #5
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Good job!

It's difficult to design something iconic and still look exciting. The new C7 is aggressive but carries over a few cues from the past to make it part of the overall lineage.

The engineering looks first rate. The new engine is impressive. 450+ hp and no gas guzzler tax.

Most impressive of all... a very, very modest increase in price with a lot of new features and technology.

Great summation.
GM really did have to walk a very difficult balance with the design of the new C7. When considering all of the variables involved they deserve much credit.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Good job!

It's difficult to design something iconic and still look exciting. The new C7 is aggressive but carries over a few cues from the past to make it part of the overall lineage.

The engineering looks first rate. The new engine is impressive. 450+ hp and no gas guzzler tax.

Most impressive of all... a very, very modest increase in price with a lot of new features and technology.
Yes, excellent!

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Old 05-19-2013, 01:20 PM   #7
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An evolutionary step for Corvette.
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An evolutionary step for Corvette.
I would disagree here and say this was revolutionary for the Corvette.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #10
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When the C6 was unveiled, I liked it. But, it wasn't a "gotta have it now" kind of feeling for me. The GS in '10 got me to come over to the C6. With the C7 it was almost an immediate "gotta buy one". I usually buy 2/3 MYs in. My mind is telling me, enjoy the GS for a few more years. My heart is telling me, get a red C7 w/Black wheels........ Its going to be a long two/three years.
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When the C6 was unveiled, I liked it. But, it wasn't a "gotta have it now" kind of feeling for me. The GS in '10 got me to come over to the C6. With the C7 it was almost an immediate "gotta buy one". I usually buy 2/3 MYs in. My mind is telling me, enjoy the GS for a few more years. My heart is telling me, get a red C7 w/Black wheels........ Its going to be a long two/three years.
I was the same way. Saw the C5 and thought, "HAVE to get this!" Saw the C6 and thought, "That's nice." But saw the C7 and was reborn!
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #13
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It is a step in the right direction. Personally I think they should have gone further, but it is a great step.
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I can't say I've cared about any of the recent corvettes. We've been driving audi's and BMW's. I sold my Audi and am going to sell my BMW the day I drive away with my already-ordered C7.

GM nailed it with this car. I'm still blown away at how they even caught my attention.
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I would disagree here and say this was revolutionary for the Corvette.
I have to disagree with your disagreement. It's a refinement of the C6 which was a refinement of the C5. If it were mid engined, then I would say revolutionary.
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I can't say I've cared about any of the recent corvettes. We've been driving audi's and BMW's. I sold my Audi and am going to sell my BMW the day I drive away with my already-ordered C7.

GM nailed it with this car. I'm still blown away at how they even caught my attention.
I'm in the same boat... but our opinions aren't as relevant and we will get some folks annoyed because we are not part of the long time brand loyalty generation of Corvette fans

I'm just messing around... but you will get this comment
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I can't say I've cared about any of the recent corvettes. We've been driving audi's and BMW's. I sold my Audi and am going to sell my BMW the day I drive away with my already-ordered C7.

GM nailed it with this car. I'm still blown away at how they even caught my attention.
If the folks in Bowling Green read this forum, this comment will probably please them more than any of the others: trying to broaden their customer base is a high priority and if they can appeal to an Audi customer, I think they might be accomplishing their goals.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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advanced manufactoring and engineering at its finest folks is what this all comes down to and why we are getting so much bang for the buck. GM is at the top of the game in delivering one heck of a value for the dollar. I have not seen it in person but I beleive it all. Engineering technology is going out of this world right now and its an exciting time. Lets all ahve faith that this advanced manufactoring spills over to the U.S.A.'s other industries and seee us on the upswing with the economy. I think its going to happen.

Looking forward to getting the first from Heritage in Richmond VA.
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Love you all at GM..just wish you could have made some C7's for this summer..can't wait to drive mine.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #20
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GM has thousands of opinions to try and satisfy. And, goals of putting as much as possible into the car while keeping the cost down. Given their task, the result is outstanding. The bang-for-the-buck is darn good.

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