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23 Spy Photos Of Corvette SS Production Mule Up-Close

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If this new Corvette looks like a riced out Z06 I'll be pissed!!!

C'mon GM, give it an all new skin!

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Hmmm...the label on that metal piece on top of the engine say BEHR on it. BEHR produces cooling components for cars (my car has a behr radiator and I'm sure many other cars do as well)...So I can only assume that is the chargecooler for the supercharger.

I just want to know what that big pulley next to the intake is (as well as what is going on with the intake...looks like it is going into some oddly shaped throttle body)...It's kind of hard to tell what anything is...I'll be interested to see how they integrate the engine and how the final presentation will look.

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If this new Corvette looks like a riced out Z06 I'll be pissed!!!

C'mon GM, give it an all new skin!

Relax as long as this is not another winding road prank, this is just a drivetrain test mule.

The hood may be the only thing on the outside that makes it to the final car. if you noted the under side and cover on it.

Also I expect we will see pictures of this car on track in Germany in a week or two along with somew other cars. I would not be suprised if GM has several cars going for testing at the Ring.

I expect the clue of this in a German airlines storage area is a clue to where it is going.

The final car is said to be more like the C6-R body with the needed areo advancments to keep the car planted at the speeds it will be able to do. What add ons will be light and functional.

Hmmm that intake could fit under the hood of many cars. CTSv, Camaro SS, GTO, Super Impala, Holden, G8. I would not expect the top HP in those cars but the same package with less boost could make a limited top line performance car with many other bodies or even a truck.

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I love the fact that gm is doing this.....I am just scared at how fast this thing is actually going to go.

Every supercar under a half a 500k, :pokeowned: Chevrolet no name uberfast corvette

Yeah....hopefully that will describe it.

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While I love getting to see things like this I really hate that this person is doing this because it give the competition a heads up on what GM is doing. They will still get owned but that is not the point. As for the styling the thread said they are mulls so why are some getting all crazy about styling? I will never understand.

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I know that this car is nothing but a Z06 that has been molested and modified

as a prototype but I was VERY dissapointed at how modest the C6-Z06's

cosmetic modifications looked as compared to the regular C6. Don't get me

wrong, I love the Z06. It's a freekin'awsome car, the fender flares and those

steamroller wheels look like they mean business but this car is going to be

even MORE exotic & therefore should share NO body panels with the reg. C6.

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How could you possibly be dissappointed in how the Z06 looks compared to the regular C6? It looks much better and more aggressive than the base C6 models.

Also, why would this StingRay model have completely different body panels across the entire surface of the car? It's still a Corvette! Why would they make this supercar Corvette look like something it isn't? There's no reason to redesign every body panel on this car to make it look more aggressive because no matter what it's still a C6 Corvette, but one with a hot ass engine and an amazing suspension and brake package.

And nobody can say the Corvette isn't the least bit classy, flashy, attractive, sporty, or worth the money paid to buy one inside and out once 2008 hits...

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How could you possibly be dissappointed in how the Z06 looks compared to the regular C6? It looks much better and more aggressive than the base C6 models.

for real. and isnt' that part of the reason why people buy the Z06? (a) it's a bargain, (b) it's looks can be deceiving, especially when your ripping past people on the roads. On closer inspection it looks more agressive, yet at first glance, you might not take it seriously.

I expect the corvette SS to look way more agressive, besides the body panels are all probably going to be resin or carbon.

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The big, squarish, aluminum contraption is not the aftercooler. It looks like the intake plenum. In the classic "M" arrangement for a roots type blower, the blower is underneath in the valley of the "Vee". Air goes into the blower horizontally from the front or the rear. It blows upwards through an air-to-water aftercooler and ends up in the squarish manifold plenum on top. The intake runners from the side of the plenum straight down to the intake ports.

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That's what I was kind of getting it. I figure it is an integrated application being that Behr specializes in engine cooling products (including chargecoolers)...which would also explain the lines which look to be some sort of coolant lines running through the front of it.

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It was supposedly a Lufthansa employee who leaked these photos. Another reason to love Lufthansa!

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It was supposedly a Lufthansa employee who leaked these photos. Another reason to love Lufthansa!

Oh snap! :P

(sorry, just had to. haha)

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THE DREADED BLACK SUBURBAN STRIKES AGAIN.

Just saw on autoblog.com that the shipping employee who took the photos was fired and a second was jailed. They were unsure of the charges of the arrest.

If you want these pictures save them now!

Just a word to the Moderators, Autoblog has removed the photo's because GM has been asking sites to remove them.

I don't know if they will have a problem with the link here or not.

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I'm sure the guy was questioning whether or not it was truly worth it to leak these photos out. Shame on him and shame on Emo Trans for not preventing this from happening. Having said that, at least we get to see it. Woo Hoo! I'm excited. Performance shouldn't be an issue seeing how good the Z06 is already without a supercharger. What I can't wait to see is the design. I'm sure GM will never let that happen... ever!

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