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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-12, 19:47

My kid texted these pics yesterday.  Said a GM friend sent them to him.  First pics not on the proving grounds.  They showed up on Jalopnik later.





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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-10-12, 20:03

Looks pretty bad ass.
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-12, 20:20

The rear tire width hints it might be AWD. Would make perfect sense.
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Post by Death Roe on 2017-10-12, 20:20

Why do they have a raincoat on it? It should be able to resist rain easily.

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Post by TheReal_LWS on 2017-10-12, 20:32

McDonalds. lol!

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Post by DWags on 2017-10-12, 20:42

Old man car.

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-10-12, 20:44

TheReal_LWS wrote:McDonalds. lol!

lol!
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Re: The mid-engine Corvette

Post by kingstonlake on 2017-10-12, 20:44

It's no Mustang.......
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-12, 20:57

kingstonlake wrote:It's no Mustang.......
Can hardly wait for comparison road tests with the new Ford GT. No horse in the race but I'm betting on the Chevy.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2017-10-12, 21:23

The Pantry wrote:
kingstonlake wrote:It's no Mustang.......
Can hardly wait for comparison road tests with the new Ford GT. No horse in the race but I'm betting on the Chevy.

I'm a GM got through and through as far as domestics go. But the GT is
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-12, 21:42

kingstonlake wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Can hardly wait for comparison road tests with the new Ford GT. No horse in the race but I'm betting on the Chevy.

I'm a GM got through and through as far as domestics go. But the GT is
Wait til the camo comes off the "Zora" at the 2018 NAAS and you might
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Post by y2kMgrad on 2017-10-12, 22:24

Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.
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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-10-12, 22:34

y2kMgrad wrote:Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.


Are you serious?
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Post by y2kMgrad on 2017-10-12, 22:42

gHost Spartan wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.


Are you serious?

Yes. I don't think I've ever seen one of those on the road. Maybe I don't live in the right place? [shrug]
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-10-12, 23:37

y2kMgrad wrote:Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.

If I'm going to spend a half-mil on a car, it sure as hell won't be a Ford, no matter how cool it looks.

Sorry, Turtleneck.
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-13, 00:07

y2kMgrad wrote:Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.
The 1st generation Ford GT came out around 2005.

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Post by y2kMgrad on 2017-10-13, 00:16

tGreenWay wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:Just googled the 2017 Ford GT. Damn. Had no idea Ford made a car that looks like that.

If I'm going to spend a half-mil on a car, it sure as hell won't be a Ford, no matter how cool it looks.

Sorry, Turtleneck.

Shocked It's $500k? Shit for that, you could get a Lamborghini AND a Ferrari!
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-13, 00:26

y2kMgrad wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

If I'm going to spend a half-mil on a car, it sure as hell won't be a Ford, no matter how cool it looks.

Sorry, Turtleneck.

Shocked It's $500k? Shit for that, you could get a Lamborghini AND a Ferrari!
Just the cheap ones.

Posted this vid before. My oldest son driving an Aventador in Italy a few years back. Watch full screen. Pay attention to the speedo upper right inside the steering wheel.

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Post by y2kMgrad on 2017-10-13, 13:31

The Pantry wrote:
y2kMgrad wrote:

Shocked It's $500k? Shit for that, you could get a Lamborghini AND a Ferrari!
Just the cheap ones.

Posted this vid before. My oldest son driving an Aventador in Italy a few years back. Watch full screen. Pay attention to the speedo upper right inside the steering wheel.


Yeah that's pretty awesome. I would've loved to drive one of those at his age. Hell I'd love to drive that right now!
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-10-13, 22:03

y2kMgrad wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Just the cheap ones.

Posted this vid before. My oldest son driving an Aventador in Italy a few years back. Watch full screen. Pay attention to the speedo upper right inside the steering wheel.


Yeah that's pretty awesome. I would've loved to drive one of those at his age. Hell I'd love to drive that right now!
Frankly, I'd have been shitting my pants if I was the Lamborghini guy in the passenger seat. My kid was 19 and only had his driver's license about 6 months at the time.

Cost him about $200US to beat that thing. Well worth it.
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-12, 16:42

Not the coming mid engine Corvette but pretty fucking cool. 2018 ZR1



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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-11-12, 16:51


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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-11-12, 17:37

What are the safety features of the GT, Turtleneck? How about conveniences? Does it comes with heated side mirrors? Can the cup holders keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold? What about the sound system? I like a good, clean, crisp sound on my drive to work--not just the low end. It's important to be able to enjoy the high end in music, too. Does it offer real time live traffic updates, or is that just another available option to jack up the price tag?

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-11-12, 17:39

The Pantry wrote:Not the coming mid engine Corvette but pretty fucking cool. 2018 ZR1

That 13mpg number will discourage many buyers.









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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-11-12, 17:58

tGreenWay wrote:What are the safety features of the GT, Turtleneck? How about conveniences? Does it comes with heated side mirrors? Can the cup holders keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold? What about the sound system? I like a good, clean, crisp sound on my drive to work--not just the low end. It's important to be able to enjoy the high end in music, too. Does it offer real time live traffic updates, or is that just another available option to jack up the price tag?

Price does not matter to Swill posters, GreenWay. Again, not sure how you got through the front door.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-12, 18:07

Turtleneck wrote:
Looks cool but why in the world would anyone pay 500k for a V6?  Both the ZR1 and coming mid-engine Corvette will kick its ass for well less than half the price.
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Post by StylesGShmooth on 2017-11-13, 16:25

The Pantry wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:
Looks cool but why in the world would anyone pay 500k for a V6?  Both the ZR1 and coming mid-engine Corvette will kick its ass for well less than half the price.

Kicking out over 640 HP and 0-60 in 3.2.  Don't think it matters that it's a V6.
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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2017-11-13, 17:33

The Pantry wrote:Not the coming mid engine Corvette but pretty fucking cool. 2018 ZR1




I love this car. Can't wait to see it's time around the nurburing
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-13, 19:29

StylesGShmooth wrote:
The Pantry wrote:
Looks cool but why in the world would anyone pay 500k for a V6?  Both the ZR1 and coming mid-engine Corvette will kick its ass for well less than half the price.

Kicking out over 640 HP and 0-60 in 3.2.  Don't think it matters that it's a V6.
I'm sure its V6 is fun but V8 torque is proven more fun. Again, for probably a quarter of the price.
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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-11-13, 19:41

The Pantry wrote:
StylesGShmooth wrote:

Kicking out over 640 HP and 0-60 in 3.2.  Don't think it matters that it's a V6.
I'm sure its V6 is fun but V8 torque is proven more fun. Again, for probably a quarter of the price.

I would still take one before any other car you put in front of me. Actually, I would much prefer this over any car...


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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-13, 20:28

Turtleneck wrote:
The Pantry wrote:I'm sure its V6 is fun but V8 torque is proven more fun. Again, for probably a quarter of the price.

I would still take one before any other car you put in front of me. Actually, I would much prefer this over any car...

So. are you trying to tell us you love the Aaron Rodgers insurance commercial or that your dick is smaller than Greenway's...?
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2017-11-13, 20:42

The Pantry wrote:Not the coming mid engine Corvette but pretty fucking cool. 2018 ZR1



Saw a trailer load of these on 94 today....sooo sexy
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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-13, 21:34

CORNER BLITZ wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Not the coming mid engine Corvette but pretty fucking cool. 2018 ZR1



Saw a trailer load of these on 94 today....sooo sexy
Are you sure they were ZR1's and not Z06's?  



ZR1's don't go on sale until next year as 2019 models.  At this point in time I'd think they all get moved in closed Reliable trucks.  Work on the same street as The GM Heritage Center and see them everyday.  Would love to visit that place.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-11-25, 11:18

Not your midengine.....but thought it might interest you.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport So far, it's mostly a wheels-and-tires story.

LONG-TERM TEST UPDATE: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. “Nothing went wrong that was the Grand Sport’s fault. After two and a half months in the fleet, our blue Vette developed a moderate vibration at speed. We pulled the wheels and attempted to rebalance them, only to learn that all four wheels were bent. Michigan roads having taken their toll, we paid a wheel-repair specialist $480 to straighten three wheels.”

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-25, 14:06

You left out the part about the 4th wheel...

The left-rear wheel was cracked and a replacement 12-by-20-inch wheel ran $619 at the dealer; feeling lazy, we also spent $20 to have the dealer swap the 25-series, run-flat tire because not having to muscle tires that big off and on a wheel is worth every bit of a couple of sawbucks.

With as shitty as the roads are in Michigan I'm betting most cars here with low profile tires are driving around on bent rims. There are some roads near me that I hate to drive even with 65 series SUV tires, including one I can't avoid on my way to work. Road became so bad last winter I was certain they'd fix it this summer. I was wrong.

Floyd knows what I'm talking about. Mound Road is a like a mine field between 14 Mile and M-59. Six miles of multi-lane 50 mph boulevard with heavy truck traffic. A contractor has been working on the SB lanes north of 18 Mile this summer but the city of Sterling Heights has done an extremely poor job maintaining the rest of the road. New holes have opened up even over the summer and the subsequent patching jobs are hideous. Planners and road work crews in Sterling Heights should be fired. If this winter has a couple freeze-thaw cycles the roadway will become a disaster.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2017-11-25, 15:01

Poor mans Aston Martin one-77


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Post by The Pantry on 2017-11-25, 16:33

kingstonlake wrote:Poor mans Aston Martin one-77


Similar HP to the new ZR1 but short over 150 ft-lbs in torque.  20X the price.

My kid got a job as a porter at the Troy Jaguar-Aston Martin dealership a few summers ago.  Wasn't like a Chevy-Ford-etc porter job.  Would drive a Jag loaner out to the customer and drive whatever AM back to the shop for repairs.  Sometimes hundreds of miles.  Once drove to Toronto to pick up a DB9 because the owner didn't like the AM dealership there.  

He got to drive pretty much everything Aston Martin except a One-77.  Not a supercar and relatively low priced but still think the V12 Vantage S is the sexist car AM ever produced

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