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DigitalCorvettes.com has shown this disguised Corvette just outside Tucson.

Could this be the next Z06?

Look at the fender flares!

Any Corvette in disguise at this point in the game surely has to be something new and upcoming!



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You'd think they'd only need camo for the fenders and sides but they have it over the whole front and back so maybe it has some new lines!! :woot2: Great pix.
 

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It needs more than 405 hp to tackle the big guys: Ford GT, and Dodge Viper. And hopefully it will, and an updated interior...
 

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Originally posted by gmwsag@Jun 30 2004, 03:00 AM
It needs more than 405 hp to tackle the big guys: Ford GT, and Dodge Viper. And hopefully it will, and an updated interior...
what are you talking about, it needs an updated interior? The interior was redone along with the whole car for 05. Of course it will have more than 405 HP, thats what the current one has..................
 

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The Z06 is reported to push well over 500. Also weigh around 3k lbs, which is some 400lbs lighter then the Ford GT.
 

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anyone remember when the Z06 was suppose to have a cam-less engine...guess gm didnt get the technology working soon enough...
 

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cant wait to see it, im thinking of taking a trip to detroit if im not too busy in school next year. hope i see it, they have been saying it will differ MUCH MORE than the current base modle and Z06, internally and cosmetically.
 

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Originally posted by rodd62@Jun 30 2004, 05:03 AM
anyone remember when the Z06 was suppose to have a cam-less engine...guess gm didnt get the technology working soon enough...
No, GM has the technology. Its the money and lack of electrical power from the 12v system. When cars start going to a 42 volt system, the use of cam-less engines will be a lot easier to implement.
 

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cam-less engines haven't emerged because of the electromagnetic interference caused the solenoid actuators on the valves. Althought I'm sure if there was a demand and a common 42-V architecture, research to solve this problem would pick up.

Hybrids suffer the same fate. Magnetic Field strength inside a hybrid vehicle are rumored to be pretty harmful. If I remember the website I saw that on I'll post that link.
 

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Originally posted by mrfunji@Jun 30 2004, 08:23 AM
cam-less engines haven't emerged because of the electromagnetic interference caused the solenoid actuators on the valves. Althought I'm sure if there was a demand and a common 42-V architecture, research to solve this problem would pick up.

Hybrids suffer the same fate. Magnetic Field strength inside a hybrid vehicle are rumored to be pretty harmful. If I remember the website I saw that on I'll post that link.
Werd!

The other issue is that the solenoids are extremely noisy, so a camless engine would wind up sounding like an old diesel.

I'm sure they'll have this ironed out in the next few years. Who the hell needs VTEC when you can have infinitely variable valve timing!
 

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From the shape of the tailights, how do we know it's not a concept Camaro test mule?

... just being hopeful
 

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Originally posted by MikeB@Jun 30 2004, 11:26 AM
From the shape of the tailights, how do we know it's not a concept Camaro test mule?

... just being hopeful
Because it's a Corvette. Get over it. You won't see Camaro mules for a while.
 

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Originally posted by MikeB@Jun 30 2004, 10:26 AM
From the shape of the tailights, how do we know it's not a concept Camaro test mule?

... just being hopeful
There is no way we will see Camaro mules this early. WE probably won't see them until about 2006 :blink:
 

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Yea that and we wont be seeing a Camaro in 2006... :rolleyes:




Park a Z06 C6 and a Ford GT in a lot an see which one gets noticed. The GT will be the one that little kids point at with excitement, the one that a generation can look at and remember when America beat Ferrari, a car that stirs your soul before its even running. As good as the Z06 C6 will be, it still wont hold a candle to the GT, The Vette hasn't been a "head turner" in a very long time. Its styleing has gone from bold to bland in relation to its peers.

Don't get me wrong, it looks "nice", but in the segment that it's in "nice" isn't going to cut it. The Vette needs to be a punch in the face, not a slap on the wrist.




Power isn't everything....
 
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