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Rezarf
01-14-2013, 09:16 AM
Pretty sweet looking car... the "new" Corvette Stingray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQGcD0TJvw

If you don't want to watch the whole thing the reveal starts about 34-35 minute mark.

Looks very hot.

spectre6000
01-14-2013, 01:27 PM
Didn't watch the video, but it's all the rage right now in the automotive journalism sphere. They're claiming it's supposed to look like the early 70s Sting Rays... I saw it in some of the concept cars leading up to it, but this just looks like a C6 made love to a new Camaro. I don't see a single element of the Sting Rays... Not really digging it. Of course, you'll never find me behind the wheel of any plastic car (or any GM product for that matter).

DaveInDenver
01-14-2013, 02:49 PM
You know what it looks like vaguely like to me is they took inspiration from one of the best looking (IMHO) Ferraris...

http://media.caranddriver.com/images/media/51/2014-chevrolet-corvette-c7-inline-2-photo-494642-s-original.jpg

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/2013/011313_1b.jpg

...the 250 GTO. Maybe one of the best looking cars ever.

http://www.diseno-art.com/images/ferrari_250_GTO_side.jpg

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201212/1962-ferrari-250-gto_600x0w.jpg

Fishy
01-14-2013, 03:28 PM
I think it's pretty slick looking!

Uncle Ben
01-14-2013, 03:52 PM
I think it's pretty slick looking!

I totally agree! I like it a lot!

Dave, I disagree with your comparo as The old 250 GTO's were round while the C7 is very squared off. The old Opal GT's were a dead ringer for the 250 GTO's IMO.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Opel_GT_(1969)_p2.JPG

DaveInDenver
01-14-2013, 04:24 PM
LOL, the Opel GT 4WD.

http://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/opel1.jpg

Yeah UB, the new 'Vette is like a bastard Blade Runner version of the 250 GTO. Just what I thought of when I saw the photo. Not to mention you could buy a fleet of 500 2014 Corvettes for what one real 250 GTO (Ferrari only made 39 of them) goes for at auction. Most recently it was north of $30 million for one.

mukker4life
01-14-2013, 04:48 PM
Some pics of a complete frame off resto-mod my dad just finished. Not great pics but the car is awesome. 1963
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8381149051_726d535cf4_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8499/8381152497_fb10767adb_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8382236666_9fcd929cfc_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8382237274_ac4fd46657_b.jpg
:cheers:

PhatFJ
01-14-2013, 05:10 PM
Shweeeet!!!

wesintl
01-14-2013, 05:12 PM
that blue miata is nice !

nakman
01-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Wow, that's pretty.... amazing what you can do with a radial arm saw and a couple of chains! :)

I'm diggin' the vettes though, like the old ones, like the new one. The 90's Steve Sanders style I could do without though, IMO.

Rezarf
01-14-2013, 08:45 PM
that blue miata is nice !

Bwahahahahaha! :lmao:

simps80
01-14-2013, 09:09 PM
Wow, that's pretty.... amazing what you can do with a radial arm saw and a couple of chains! :)

I'm diggin' the vettes though, like the old ones, like the new one. The 90's Steve Sanders style I could do without though, IMO.

What about the 90's Steve Sanders Corvette mixtape?

http://www.mixcrate.com/djscottyfox/steve-sanders-corvette-90s-mix-44658

yeah baby
its got not one but TWO records from Ace of Base.

Corbet
01-14-2013, 09:11 PM
I can see some styling clues from the C3 but not enough to call it retro or throw back like the Camaro.

Vettes just don't do it for me. (most new sports cars don't) The last one I drove was probably the 2004 Z06. Just did not put a smile on my face. I guess I prefer the feeling of my butt cheeks grabbing the seat in an old muscle car as I wonder if it will stay on the road. All the new traction control technology and suspension granted make it faster but remove most of the thrill to drive IMO.

I really want to build a Factory Five type 65 Coupe kit someday. I think this would fit my desires better. https://www.factoryfive.com/kits/type-65-coupe/ The original Shelby is still the original supercar in my book. But I prefer to keep dry living in the mountains.

Rezarf
01-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Vettes just don't do it for me. (most new sports cars don't) The last one I drove was probably the 2004 Z06. Just did not put a smile on my face.

I don't think you pushed the pedal down hard enough or long enough then! :hill:

Corbet
01-15-2013, 07:13 AM
I don't think you pushed the pedal down hard enough or long enough then! :hill:

Hard enough yes, long enough maybe not :( I got to drive one on a autocross course during a GM sales training day. It was basically a 2nd gear course. Never got fast enough to need 3rd. Drifted it around all the corners. It was fun but did not leave a lasting impression. I also ran one unsupervised on I-70 for a while up in Summit CO. Again just not that fun IMO. Just never felt on the edge of control. The WRX STi was more fun to me. Just offered more of the seat of the pants driving experience. Maybe the Vette needs 150MPH+ to get that? But without a closed track we should never see that speed.

Honestly one of the newer cars I enjoy the most it the Mini Cooper. Its not fast by any means but always brings a smile when I drive it. Just a fun little car.

Squishy!
01-15-2013, 07:33 AM
I wonder if its still going to have leaf springs in the rear. :eek:

http://www.topflightcorvette.com/images/manopz_suspension.jpg

You can see the spring transverse mounted at the very bottom of the subframe/a-arms.

Jenny Cruiser
01-15-2013, 07:59 AM
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Honestly one of the newer cars I enjoy the most it the Mini Cooper.
The original Mini is a lot of fun to drive too. Ever seen The Italian Job? Anything small like that is a kick in the pants to drive unless your'e on a highway.

rover67
01-15-2013, 09:01 AM
I think the new vette is neat. RWD lightish car with power and space for turbos. And it I am sure handles pretty well if it handles better than the older ones.

The STI's WRX's and others are nice but don't last if repeatedly flogged on the track. In my opinion you kinda have to build something custom (swap v8 into something) to have the reliability and handling that an out of the box vette offers. Even then it is hard to beat the price point and you'll have something frankenstiened.. the price point is especially hard to beat in the used market. Sure a BMW or Porsche is nicer and faster and better in probably every way, but you'll pay for it. If you want to go out and play with the big boys and don't want to break the bank vettes have lately been a pretty decent option. This one looks better which is nice.

I also like the mini's. The new ones are actually fun to drive if they are the supercharged versions. The old ones are fun to drive also. I built and daily drove fire breathing original mini (1380, longman GT 7 head, monster cam, stripped to the bone, ect.) for a while. They are fun to drive if you can keep it from overheating, breaking, always wear a kidney belt, don't plan on winning any races against vettes, and don't drive long distances.

Caribou Sandstorm
01-15-2013, 06:49 PM
I like it too... I like all the redos on a lot of the classics, the Charger, etc..

Wish Toyota would redo the 40 and save me a bundle in time and money....

smslavin
01-15-2013, 07:20 PM
might be interesting to see what someone like callaway could/will do with it...

Fishy
01-15-2013, 09:12 PM
Back in the mid-late 90's, I had a 93' twin turbo RX-7 that was stupid fast......when it ran! I still think it's one of the better looking sports cars of all time.
I added a Pettit Racing exhaust and I could eat Vetts and Mustangs all day long. Problem was, I lived in Arizona and that car hated the heat. Nothing but problems.

The rotary engine is limitless in terms of power. But the apex seals would blow often, the 70+ vaccum lines were brittle, the plastic lightweight radiator couldn't handle the heat......but when it ran, man was it fast. Almost a 50/50 weight ratio front to back, very light and it tracked like a dart. It really was a race car with blinkers.

Corbet
01-15-2013, 09:38 PM
Wish Toyota would redo the 40 and save me a bundle in time and money....

They did, its called the FJC, and they got it all wrong. But did it save you any money?:lmao::bolt:

nakman
01-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Ok let's get this thread back on track... sorta. http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3524531257.html

girraffe
01-19-2013, 10:32 PM
HMMM... I think i still like the C6 better, but i havent seen a C7 in person yet so I'm not sure.