Boy have times changed.
"More powerful, quicker and outright faster than a comparable BMW, Cadillac’s newest model is the best reason to skip the letter M and head all the way down the alphabet to V."
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Been decades since we didn't have to hear about that in a corvette comparison test with its German rivals...
Performance superiority has always been a benefit of corvette...
Now the German s can't justify their inflated pricing with stories of higher quality dashboards and transmission tunnels....
I still think gm should up the hp to over 500 for the grand sport but I guess gm looks at it and says why?
There is absolutely no reason to have a C7 in this fight. This is a fight for Mustang and Camaro.
Plus the Cayman is also 2 seater sports car, so the M is the "odd man out" seats wise, but as the article mentions, that's sort of the history of the M3 (and by extension the M4), it's been able to do pure sports car things while being a sedan. So the grouping makes sense.
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GM needs to do targeted offerings to some specific people posting on the car clubs - the ones that are very active with loud opinions (meaning the trendsetters). And what I mean by targeted offerings is offer these handful of people test drives in Corvettes, Camaro and ATS-V's. Sway a few of these people and it may do more than a ton of advertising.When building a car, how important is it to appease those already on your side? How necessary is consistency—what buyers have come to expect from a driving experience? In its quest for performance, BMW is building faster and more capable sport sedans but straying from what made us love BMWs in the first place. Porsche is crafting ever-sharper sports cars but losing some of the company's traditional feedback and small-brand charm. Sales for both firms are strong, but if you listen to the car clubs, the diehards aren't thrilled. Which is odd, because the diehards are always thrilled.
When you confront someone with something that challenges their beliefs you create what's called cognitive dissonance, which is not necessarily a good thing for you.
Some wikipedia fo yo ass:
In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas, or values, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values.
Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance focuses on how humans strive for internal consistency. An individual who experiences inconsistency (dissonance) tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is motivated to try to reduce this dissonance—as well as actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it.TL;DR: when confronted with something that challenges your core belief (ie Cadillac is better at being BMW than BMW) there's a chance you'll basically lie to yourself or nitpick and say that it sucks for whatever reason, you'll simply disagree, and/or you'll go back to the circlejerk you came from and entrench yourself further into your initial position.Belief disconfirmation paradigm
Dissonance is felt when people are confronted with information that is inconsistent with their beliefs. If the dissonance is not reduced by changing one's belief, the dissonance can result in restoring consonance through misperception, rejection or refutation of the information, seeking support from others who share the beliefs, and attempting to persuade others.
That's why people can react violently when confronted with facts that challenge their beliefs. It's also related to why you see people in movies shower after doing something they find distasteful (think Crying Game).
I'm not comparing Cadillac to transsexuals or suggesting BMW fans would react with physical violence, but I am saying that even with a car markedly better than its competitors in every way, you'll still have a difficult time convincing a diehard fan to change his beliefs about his favorite car/brand (see: pushback on GMI against the C-Class).
The corvette z51 is an assassin...hehehehe
First time I've seen the article so I thought I'd share with you guys...
Pretty dam impressive and the new grand sport for 3 or 4 grand more is a hell of a bargain with bigger tires, different suspension settings and brakes...
Wish the grand sport got a hp jump to over 500 hp but can't have everything ..
I guess we will have to be happy that the LT1 has the same tq curve as the ls7 up to 4500 rpm
Last edited by JBsZ06; 05-02-2016 at 10:41 PM.
What a strange selection of cars for a comparison. Everybody knows the C7 is a great car and it would be an epic embarassment if it didn't win going away.
The price difference comes down to the badge, not the capabilities. I stand by my statement, the Vette going against an entry level Porsche and four seater M4 with half the displacement damn well better be the better performance car.
Tens of thousands of dollars more expensive than the corvette z51 is the m4 and cayman S....
You can choose a more expensive model further if it makes you feel better...
The corvette still wins the comparo..
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