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Corvette powered but not a Vette as such.......

Corvette powered but not a Vette as such.......

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mitch_

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1,200 posts

126 months

Thursday 26th January 2012
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Who wants to see our new CTS-V Coupe then?


Z28DUNC

119 posts

52 months

Thursday 26th January 2012
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yes please!

Vet Guru

2,083 posts

142 months

Thursday 26th January 2012
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Now were talking!cool

mitch_

Original Poster:

1,200 posts

126 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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Ok, seeing as you asked so nicely............






















AdeTuono

4,894 posts

129 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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So; how does it drive?
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mitch_

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1,200 posts

126 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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Better than a Z06! wink

the-esses

155 posts

134 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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DrMoriarty

234 posts

49 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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oh i like this.

malc350

1,020 posts

148 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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Someone once said "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything". Well: "




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roscobbc

919 posts

144 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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Reminds me of a 21st century upscaled version of an Integra Type R overdosing on steriods - love it!!!!!

AdeTuono

4,894 posts

129 months

Friday 27th January 2012
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mitch_ said:
Better than a Z06! wink
Now then...nono

mitch_

Original Poster:

1,200 posts

126 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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This car is always going to be Marmite. All the best designs are. It is absolutely unmistakeable and looks far more impressive in person. As for the drive I think the V Series cars are amazing all rounders, particularly as auto's. I have a theory that this car is faster to 100mph in the real world than a Z06 as it requires little skill to launch effectively. I'm smitten that's for sure. M

zapbrannigan

260 posts

86 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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I like it!

Gixer

4,393 posts

150 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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We spotted a black one on the M25 a few weeks ago. It did look very nice.

7YEL

66 posts

66 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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mitch_

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1,200 posts

126 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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Gixer said:
We spotted a black one on the M25 a few weeks ago. It did look very nice.
Was it German registered? One of GM's press cars was here a little while ago. Not aware of any Coupes, V Series or otherwise over here at the moment...

GW65

553 posts

108 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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mitch_ said:
This car is always going to be Marmite. All the best designs are.
Really? Lambo Muira? GT40? E-type? Etc. I wouldn't have commented on it otherwise, but let's be honest: it's pretty ugly and the colour really doesn't do it any favours. It may drive well, but it's no looker.

Vet Guru

2,083 posts

142 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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I Think it looks great, Who else does anything like this? The Germans? Japs?
one of the best looking cars and performance to match for less than £80k.

BlackZeD

496 posts

110 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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Watched Top Gear USA on telly last night, its a freakin fast car.
Was quicker than a Ferrari California in a drag race and round
the track the "wagon" version (estate to us) was the faster against
the coupe, and only just behind a Balboni Lambo ! !
If i could afford a ZR1, one of these would be my daily motor . . . i wish.

Dave.

mitch_

Original Poster:

1,200 posts

126 months

Saturday 28th January 2012
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GW65 said:
Really? Lambo Muira? GT40? E-type? Etc. I wouldn't have commented on it otherwise, but let's be honest: it's pretty ugly and the colour really doesn't do it any favours. It may drive well, but it's no looker.
More than welcome to your opinion Gary but in fairness there are plenty of other cars I can mention. Rolls Royce Phantom had a terrible reception when it was launched, two years later things picked up and it never looked back. Having only had the car on display for a couple of days I can tell you now that people walk straight past Corvettes without so much of a glance. I'm sure not all of these people love it but so far its reception has been 75% positive to 25% negative.

P.S. I actually find E-Types duller than beige paint. I'll grant you the other two, though some non-car loving folk can think that GT-40s are kit cars.....