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Wow! Very exciting...also, C7??? WTF? It seems like we were just viewing spy photos of the C6 just yesterday...man how time flies.

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I have seen similar stuff like this out of GM Engineering before when planning for a new program. If it is not real it looks much like some of the things I have seen before that were. I do like the part where it said the Devil is in the details. Time will tell if this is accurate stuff. One thing for sure 505 HP in the Z06 is only a start and we will see more soon. Caddy needs to clear 500 HP and they either have to move the Vette up or lett the Caddy pass it. I expect the Vette will get what it needs. What I want to know is what improvments will be added to the rest of the car and how much lighter will it get? I know they want to hit 2800 someday if they can and with carbon fiber they might just get there.

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Sounds like fun! And... this should also give the Camaro some more room to breathe, without stepping on the 'Vette's toes.

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Sorry, to wreck the party but not enough power! A 750 HP viper is on the way sooner..(allpar) Edited by Dave

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I think Blue Devil & ZR1 are more realistic for a Corvette Hi.Perf. model than SS.

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Sorry, to wreck the party but not enough power!  A 750 HP viper is on the way sooner..(allpar)

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It takes more than horsepower to make a super car.

I could put a 700 horsepower smallblock in my '84 Datsun but it would not make it a McLaren F1.

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It takes more than horsepower to make a super car.

I could put a 700 horsepower smallblock in my '84 Datsun but it would not make it a McLaren F1.

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I meant that a 750HP viper would dust the vette. We need more power!

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I meant that a 750HP viper would dust the vette.  We need more power!

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If the Corvette keeps it's lighter weight advantage over the Viper, then a 750hp Viper will probably not beat a 700hp Corvette.

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If the Corvette keeps it's lighter weight advantage over the Viper, then a 750hp Viper will probably not beat a 700hp Corvette.

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600+ is not 700.

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I don't think the Vette team will be playing second fiddle to anything from the Viper team for quite a while. I'm sure the Blue Devil engine is capable of putting down whatever power is needed to be the new Viper.

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It takes more than horsepower to make a super car.

I could put a 700 horsepower smallblock in my '84 Datsun but it would not make it a McLaren F1.

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True, but it WOULD make you a dolt!

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600+ is not 700.

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True, it is not...but a 600+ HP GM Powertrain motor will (if history holds) beat 700HP from any one of the fudgers.

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Whilst I love a good Dodge vs GM constest, here's one Viper that seems to be losing: http://www.smashmyviper.com

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Speaking of the Viper, is there any new one in sight?

It needs an update, IMO...

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2008. 2007 there won't be a model.

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hush hush? this has been is all over the place for over a week. I can hardly wait for it, but I wish they'd come up with a better name than SS. Keep the Blue Devil tagor something else cool. While it may be a Chevy, they shouldn't want too many ties IMO. Haaving a Zed model is enough of a tie, an SS on top of that would be too much Edited by Dragon

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Sorry, to wreck the party but not enough power!  A 750 HP viper is on the way sooner..(allpar)

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power is great, but all the horsepwoer ain't gonna mean a thing if its heavy and handles like a pig.

I'll wait and see before I declare this party wrecked

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True, but it WOULD make you a dolt!

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well then might as wel call me a dolt. that's the Datsun's destiny as far as I'm concerned. I'm going to keep it looking 100% stock with those silly 14" 1980s rims and scuffed up bumpers.

Going to the dragway with it is already fun... lighting up those rear tires and powershifting that little 5-speed, but imagine trippeling the horsepower (if I install my Camaro's 350) and yet only going up about 300lbs in weight.

can you say S L E E P E R ? :metal:

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power is great, but all the horsepwoer ain't gonna mean a thing if its heavy and handles like a pig.

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C&D did a Viper coupe vs Z06 comparo, they said the Viper handles better around the track. I have no reason to not believe them.

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C&D did a Viper coupe vs Z06 comparo, they said the Viper handles better around the track.  I have no reason to not believe them.


From what I've read on this site, you would be the ONLY person who believes what Car and Driver writes.

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I believe the numbers until I have a reason to not believe the numbers. The Z06 was faster off the line, the Viper had better lap times. That ells me that the Viper has to have an advantage somewhere, most likely in handling. I'm not saying the Z06 sucks, or that the Viper is better (given the money I'd take the 'Vette) just that there is nothing to say the Viper "handles like a pig."

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Was it C&D that tested it on some track that had a few little bumps and the Z06 got unsettled because of it, and therefore they were scared to push it any harder? I'd be hard pressed to believe the Vette would lose on many race tracks to the Viper considering that the C5 Z06 beat the current Viper around some tracks (in one R&T comparo the C5 Z06 was faster around the track). Granted, it was the convertible Viper, but I don't think that would make a ton of difference, especially considering the Z06 now has 100 more HP.

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