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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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C7 Actually Heavier

I guess they got an Obama staffer to discuss how a lighter car could be only slightly heavier

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c7-g..._-than-c6.html
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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I won't cry over 100lbs even though it should be -100lbs.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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I'm told by my sources who were there at the show, who are very connected in the higher ranks at GM that this base C7 is 100LB than the base C6.

I'm sure it's lighter than the Stereo Show Gen. V.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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Gen V can be had under 3300 pounds with 640 HP. If the new Vette is over 3208 without the upgraded engine and beefier components usually seen in a Z06/ZR1 AND it already has the Aluminum frame, I doubt they'll significantly beat the Viper on mass. Now HP is another story. With boost, it's easier to achieve any desired number. I am still happy Chrysler makes their power the old fashioned way. I just wish the new Viper got PSC tires. Sounds like there was probably a lot of politics there with their tire decision. I also remain confused on the brakes. I wonder if they're using a less aggressive pad, as nobody ever complained about the ACR brakes.

FYI, both are 500 pounds lighter than a Ferrari F12, so I'm not gonna complain.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #5
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I saw that yesterday. A '13 1LZ manual is 3208, but the C&D video stated something like "Est 3350" for the C7.
Would be nice for them to drop weight rather than add it, and not sure why the "additional content" adds ~140 lbs. in addition to the decreases realized by the lighter frame and CF body parts.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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I heard it had to do with meeting current standards. Safety regs are heavy I still bet it drives amazingly well.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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^deff safety crap, plus all the electronics they add to it. That's why I LOVE my 97 gts. No abs, no traction control, all 100% kick ass.


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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #8
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All the more impressive to me how light the new Viper is. Hopefully they'll give Dick the nod to work up something for the ACR, like a multiair version and maybe get those now Corsa Rosso (I think that's what they're called) which are supposed to be similar to PSCs for performance.
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I heard it had to do with meeting current standards. Safety regs are heavy I still bet it drives amazingly well.
It's probably very hard for manufacturers to achieve year over year weight reductions with all the ridiculous safety requirements that come into play.
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #10
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And I don't recall that the C6 was noted for safety. So if their goal was to really be up to current standards and set high safety marks, they probably had some stuff to add.
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