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am i wrong or no... There has never been a V6 corvette until this year???????

I think the Corvette been around since 52 right? So how do u ruin a 50+ year treadition and drop a Budget motor in a Vette... thats just dissapointing to me.

Though following the thread on the Camero, if the Vette went V6 the Camero needs to step up as the Performance bowtie machine.
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am i wrong or no... There has never been a V6 corvette until this year???????

I think the Corvette been around since 52 right? So how do u ruin a 50+ year treadition and drop a Budget motor in a Vette... thats just dissapointing to me.

Though following the thread on the Camero, if the Vette went V6 the Camero needs to step up as the Performance bowtie machine.
Wrong, no V6 option for C6 Corvette

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really.. i work at a bnak and a salesman called in and ended up askign me to hold.. while i was holding there hold message said " the long waited V6 corvette is now here"
maybe that dealership was just retarded.
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Yeah it is the Colbalt. Chevy is nick naming it the V6 Vett.... This is one thing I have to agree on with Jetski...Chevy wont do that my friend....
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Chevy marketing is pushing hard to label the Cobalt the "offspring" of the Vette. I've seen the commercial with the two cars bouncing a ball back and forth, as if they were brothers playing in the street. The Vette is featured more prominently in that commercial, oddly. In fact, my wife though it was a Vette commercial, then asked what a Cobalt was.

There is and never will be a V6 Vette so long as the true Vette enthusiasts and guys like Dave Hill are around to say anything about it.

Now Mustangs, that's a different story.
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really.. i work at a bnak and a salesman called in and ended up askign me to hold.. while i was holding there hold message said " the long waited V6 corvette is now here"
maybe that dealership was just retarded.
i vote for the retarded dealership option
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If I see a Cobalt on the street, I'm going to tear it a new *******.

That is all.
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I'm just wondering what the similarity is? Four wheels?
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not a bad looking car, but surely not kin to a corvette
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I'm just wondering what the similarity is? Four wheels?
The supercharged version makes just barely over 200hp.

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=8207&page_num ber=1

To each their own and there's a sucker born every minute, but calling it the little brother of the vette when it's a Cavalier is bs. The little brother is the Z28, bring that back and stop jerking our chain. lol
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I think its a sweet lookin little ride...but why try and even compare it to a legend like that..a totally different marketing campaign would definately be a better idear. I guess their thinking is, for those that want a vette, but cant afford one, or cant have one for some other reason, this is little brother or the next big thing?
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am i wrong or no... There has never been a V6 corvette until this year???????

I think the Corvette been around since 52 right? So how do u ruin a 50+ year treadition and drop a Budget motor in a Vette... thats just dissapointing to me.

Though following the thread on the Camero, if the Vette went V6 the Camero needs to step up as the Performance bowtie machine.
The Camaro is going to have a tough time stepping up as "the Performance bowtie machine" seeing how it's no longer in production. I am pretty sure the F-Body (Camaro & Firebird) has been out of production for a couple of years now. The last time a new one was made was 2002. Not that it is a good substitute, but maybe the Wannabe-Vette Cobalt is trying to fill the tremendous void of performance that the F-Body has left in it's wake.

I'll have to track down the Camaro thread, but unless I am mistaken, the car is a goner.

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vettes little brother my a$$. maybe the CHEVettes older brother.

Thats like saying, Suzuki burgman, the hayabusa's little brother. nice marketing plan there GM, but i think it's a bit of a stretch.
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The thread is referring to the 07 concept Camaro.

The last year they made them was 2002 I think, and it was an LS1. Somebody did one with an aftermarket LS6, but it wasn't released by chevy.
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I don't understand all those cobalt commercials.... WTF (besides the color red) does an escort lookin mini wagon have to do with a corvette? Putting them in the same commercial is like blasphemy. They say it needs to find its place in the family... but it already has it... it took the Chevette's spot!

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Just went to GM/Chevy's Website. If the V6 has arrived, it's not available on their website. They offer a Supercharged 4 Banger, but if I wanted a Jap car I would buy a Nissan. And check out the color scheme, you can have black or ebony, good choices!!! I hope you like your insides dark.

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really.. i work at a bnak and a salesman called in and ended up askign me to hold.. while i was holding there hold message said " the long waited V6 corvette is now here"
maybe that dealership was just retarded.
It could be that they said "C6 Corvette" which is the new model. Or it could be that the person recording the message screwed up and thought it was supposed to be V6 Corvette.
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really.. i work at a bnak and a salesman called in and ended up askign me to hold.. while i was holding there hold message said " the long waited V6 corvette is now here"
maybe that dealership was just retarded.
I'd be willing to bet the message said, "the long awaited C6 Corvette is now here". The C designates the "generation". When GM launched the '97 Corvette, they called it the "C5". The "C" designation was then retrofitted back to previous years and the newest design of the vette is called the "C6".

For reference:
53-62 is considered C1
63-67 is considered C2
68-82 is considered C3
84-96 is considered C4 (There was no 83 Corvette built for public sale)
97-04 is considered C5
05-?? is considered C6

As for the 83, GM was working on getting the new body style out but there were so many bugs in it that it was delayed and they sold the 84 "early" and extended it's production run. There is an 83 vette at the museum in Bowling Green.

In 53 and 54, they had a straight 6, and the V8 came out in 55. What else would you like to know?
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