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2013-01-13 09:47:41 PM
for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R
 
2013-01-13 09:47:53 PM

hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.


Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...
 
2013-01-13 09:48:06 PM

Confabulat: Jesus Christ that is hideous. Anyone seen driving one of those in public should be mocked and possibly egged.


You mean more than we currently mock Corvette owners?
 
2013-01-13 09:48:09 PM

penfold314: First look at the new Chevy Corvette: Hot or not?

Wrong question, is it fast or not is the right question


Yes it's crazy fast, 450HP, a lot of torque, and not overly heavy, and that's just the base model, Z06 and ZR1 are going to be killing people before they even get off the dealership lot.
 
2013-01-13 09:48:11 PM
Corvette? Small dick!
Miata? GAY!
Prius? SMUG!

Based on this, 99% of Fark drives a Camry, eats celery for fun, and listens to Peter Cetera.
 
2013-01-13 09:48:53 PM
I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.
 
2013-01-13 09:49:18 PM
i306.photobucket.com

Would rather have this Vette.
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 327x240]

Would rather have this Vette.


Don't like corners huh?

You don't call yourself a driver do you?
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

rohar: KopiLuwaked: I think that this Corvette will be an amazing car for the money compared to European counterparts. It still looks to have a cheap interior but lots of driver assists (needed). Great car for speed and better looks.

Does it stand up to the GT-R. No nothing does for the money.

How many times has the GT-R won Le Mans again?

/Not a fan of the 'Vette, but I know my place.


The stock Corvette and the LeMans Corvette share a name badge and nothing else.
 
2013-01-13 09:50:20 PM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R


I agree.

i1240.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-13 09:50:23 PM
When the C6 came out 8 or so years ago, I thought it was too conservative of a styling upgrade.

This C7 is a fantastic styling upgrade. It definitely look like a vette of of the future. Can't wait to see them on the road.
 
2013-01-13 09:51:35 PM
Coolest car ever!

www.imcdb.org

/stroke me
 
2013-01-13 09:51:40 PM
You know what the difference is between a porcupine and a corvette?

On the porcupine, the prick is on the outside.
 
2013-01-13 09:51:49 PM
Modest update to a car in need of much more.

I like throwing back to the rays, but that thing *still* has *way* too much of the shiatty uninspired 90s look.
 
2013-01-13 09:52:22 PM

The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]


These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:

www.corvetteracing.com
 
2013-01-13 09:52:30 PM

red230: This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle.


www.toptenz.net

Turnin' is for them NASCAR dweebs.
 
2013-01-13 09:52:54 PM
I work for a Chevy dealership and will have to muster up some faux enthusiasm for this thing to write a blog post tomorrow, so I'm getting a kick...

Long before this job, I'd always been impressed with how the Corvette was designed to evoke the shape of a naked lady. This one looks like a naked lady with no boobs and a big fat ass. And I've been watching the spy pics and speculative renderings for months now and have been saying all along that it looks too much like a Camaro.
 
2013-01-13 09:55:33 PM

Ima4nic8or: The only thing that bugs me is the power decrease. Werent they up to 505 or 550 hp? What gives? Is this Obama's bullshiat fuel mileage requirements kicking in?


You're obviously not familiar with the Corvette's target market. My uncle bought one in August. I asked him a couple of weeks ago how fast he could do 0 to 60 in it and he said he'd only floored it a couple of times on the on ramp when he was sure there was no other traffic. In six months he'd never gone over 85.

The average age of the Corvette owner is in the mid 50s. If you go down to the Black Hills classic it looks like an AARP convention with nice cars.
 
2013-01-13 09:56:08 PM

rohar: These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:


Only the ZR1 is in the GT-R's league if run stock, and it's at least $20k more. Check out how the stock GT-R they ran in the 24 hours of Nurburgring did.

/plus, my uncle has a Z06
//it would have been seen as derivative if I''d bought one;)
 
2013-01-13 09:56:16 PM
Nope.

Can I sell my part of the taxpayer owned stake in GM now? I don't want anything to do with it.
 
2013-01-13 09:57:27 PM

red230: I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.


I'll bet it screams.
The Vette has some monster times on the Nurnburgring.....
Looking forward to the numbers...
 
2013-01-13 09:57:49 PM
I was thinking of hitting Detroit's auto show to check this, and others out. Another week I believe ...
 
2013-01-13 09:58:15 PM

Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...


At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.
 
2013-01-13 09:58:16 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: These three guys disagree. Somehow, I think they may be better judges of sports cars:

Only the ZR1 is in the GT-R's league if run stock, and it's at least $20k more. Check out how the stock GT-R they ran in the 24 hours of Nurburgring did.

/plus, my uncle has a Z06
//it would have been seen as derivative if I''d bought one;)


Limited factory competition kinda makes the Nurburgring look like kindergarten. If you can't put it down at Le Mans, you're not really trying. Come back when you've got something to brag about.
 
2013-01-13 09:59:14 PM
Am I the only person who sees like 5 different cars from the different angles? I mean, obviously cars will look different depending on the angle, but I keep going back and forth between "KILL IT WITH FIRE" and "not half bad"

/Still not going to buy it
 
2013-01-13 09:59:43 PM
The AR-15 of cars
 
2013-01-13 10:00:07 PM
images.sodahead.com
Not the most inspired design, is it?

I also have a thing against the string-of-blush-leds as daytime running lights. It looks like something Joe Bob put on his '97 Civic to pimp it out. Can't they design something a little more sophisticated, or get warm white lights?

I wonder if I can order it with a T-top.
 
2013-01-13 10:00:19 PM
Since subby linked to some really low-quality pics, here is a link to many more pictures in much higher resolution, if anyone is interested.
 
2013-01-13 10:00:24 PM

The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]


The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.
 
2013-01-13 10:01:37 PM
It's the lovechild of a Ferrari 458 and a Lamborghini Aventador.
 
2013-01-13 10:02:56 PM

madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.


Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.
 
2013-01-13 10:03:02 PM

Sgygus: Cool looking car, imho

/for a chic vehic'


I was just thinking that it looked like the Miata's athletic and much older hot sister.

/want
 
2013-01-13 10:03:59 PM

rohar: Come back when you've got something to brag about.


Sorry if it sounded like bragging. I had nothing to do with the great work Nissan did.

They just started taking the GT-R project that is relevant here a few years ago, and it has done astoundingly well. Really groundbreaking stuff that has driven high end sports car makers to up their game (Ferrari especially).
 
2013-01-13 10:04:58 PM
Really want to see the new Jeep. Heard they were kind of bringing back the Cherokee sport. Another 7 yrs and I can put classic plates on mine. /130k on the inline 6, prolly have 200 more to go/
 
2013-01-13 10:05:14 PM

computerguyUT: red230: I'll refrain from commenting about the looks until we find out just how fast it really is. A lot can be forgiven stylistically if the car can deliver the goods. It can be as ugly as possible if the Stig can get it around the Top Gear test track in under 1:19 for all I care. This is a sports car, it's meant to go fast and handle. If the styling allows better speed and handling then I'm all for it.

I'll bet it screams.
The Vette has some monster times on the Nurnburgring.....
Looking forward to the numbers...


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-13 10:05:32 PM

Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.


That depends on who is buying it, and why. For me, the Corvette has always been about delivering the performance without the snob appeal. Speaking for myself, the styling takes a back seat to news like direct fuel injection, variable cam timing, and a seven speed manual.

I'll probably never have a Corvette. If I do, it'll be a used one. There was a 2001 Z06 for sale locally recently that I might should have bought.
 
2013-01-13 10:06:23 PM
Front and sides look awesome. Back has too many angles.

I'd drive it.
 
2013-01-13 10:06:26 PM

ZzeusS: SevenizGud: ZzeusS: For the Small Penised Man on a Budget, the new Chevy Corvette

For the small-walleted thread-poster bent on psychological projection, the above comment.


I call it reverse projection. I drive a Smart car.


Shouldn't you be under a doctor's supervision?

I weep for the days of psychiatric incarceration.
 
2013-01-13 10:07:28 PM

Ooba Tooba: I was thinking of hitting Detroit's auto show to check this, and others out. Another week I believe ...


Yep. This week is for VIPs and manufacturers, with I think proceeds going to charity. Next week is open to the public.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:23 PM
Looks like a miata in the front.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:29 PM

Repo Man: Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.

That depends on who is buying it, and why. For me, the Corvette has always been about delivering the performance without the snob appeal. Speaking for myself, the styling takes a back seat to news like direct fuel injection, variable cam timing, and a seven speed manual.

I'll probably never have a Corvette. If I do, it'll be a used one. There was a 2001 Z06 for sale locally recently that I might should have bought.


If all you want is performance, then get an Ariel Atom.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:50 PM

Bored Horde: Shae123: hdhale: Probably one of the best looking small penis compensators I've ever seen.

Says a guy who can't afford one...your jealousy shows...

At $60-80K or whatever the final price is, you'd be far better off getting a mid-range German coupe. It will still take you far in excess of the posted speed limits, it will still go around corners well, but it will be a car that feels like a luxury car inside. If you want a car that optimizes performance but has a worse interior then an entry-level Kia, then the Corvette is your car.

The specs and the Nurburgring times are all well and good, but beyond a certain point the quality of the interior and construction starts to matter more.


That's what makes the C7 different.

Why on earth would I waste my time with rear seats in a small coupe that can't even fit real people? Just drop the bull and get a proper two-seater.
 
2013-01-13 10:08:53 PM

computerguyUT: madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.

Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.


You are smoking crack. A 'Vette isn't a Camry. They hold their value pretty damn well. I just checked up and a 2009 base C6 will still get close to $40k with typical mileage. Not much savings. You will probably need to wait almost a decade to get it at half price. Hell, a five year old Z06 will still demand $45k.

On the plus side, that means a lease won't kill you (though driving the car might).
 
2013-01-13 10:11:32 PM

The Muthaship: rohar: Come back when you've got something to brag about.

Sorry if it sounded like bragging. I had nothing to do with the great work Nissan did.

They just started taking the GT-R project that is relevant here a few years ago, and it has done astoundingly well. Really groundbreaking stuff that has driven high end sports car makers to up their game (Ferrari especially).


We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.
 
2013-01-13 10:12:33 PM
That's one fine $50K erectile dysfunction pill.
 
2013-01-13 10:13:24 PM

madgonad: computerguyUT: madgonad: The Muthaship: What_Would_Jimi_Do: for the extra cash i'd rather had a GT-R

I agree.

[i1240.photobucket.com image 850x637]

The GT-R looks just like the mid-point between the current and previous models of the Mitsubishi Eclipse. You don't pay six figures for a sleeper - you build your own.

And I do like the C7. I can't wait to be a rich old man so that I can rationalize spending that much on a car.

Wait a couple of years and pick up a used one with 5000 miles on it for half the original price.
That's one of the cool things about these cars, there's a solid used market of them in near perfect condition.

You are smoking crack. A 'Vette isn't a Camry. They hold their value pretty damn well. I just checked up and a 2009 base C6 will still get close to $40k with typical mileage. Not much savings. You will probably need to wait almost a decade to get it at half price. Hell, a five year old Z06 will still demand $45k.

On the plus side, that means a lease won't kill you (though driving the car might).


I'm dead serious, look around they're all over the place here in Utah.
I know three people where I work that picked up used vettes in prime condition for right around 20k.
We picked up our 2010 Camaro with 4800 miles on it for 31k vs a window sticker of 40k.
Have a freind/ co worker that did the exact same thing just this fall.
If you really cared, hit the Vette forums and ask what people paid for them. They're usually pretty up front.
 
2013-01-13 10:13:32 PM
Ehhhh I'm not sure...looks a bit busy for my tastes. Maybe she looks better in person.
 
2013-01-13 10:14:52 PM

rohar: We'll that's an interesting theory. BMW showed up for hundreds of races for 2 consecutive years putting Ferrari in second place. But that one or two races Nissan showed up at caused them to up their game.

The GT-R could be a great car. It isn't. The largest part of that is Nissan's lack of commitment to endurance racing. Once they commit, every system on the car will be 5 to 10% better. Until then, it's a boring looking sports car that weighs too much and doesn't go fast enough.


Ok, you're trolling me or demented. Read up on what Ferrari's people have said about the car, no need to take my word. The new one goes 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 197. Pokey little thing.
 
2013-01-13 10:16:25 PM
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2013-01-13 10:16:35 PM
What I really need to do is get off my butt, stop looking at Craigslist, and get to work on my '67 Camaro. These brakes don't do me any good sitting in a box in my room.
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