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    Quote Originally Posted by Busa Dave View Post
    VERY VERY POSITIVE NEWS!!!!!! Time to move on bring out the latest technological improvements available. For me as well as a lot of others the old rear wheel, pushrod front engine "old school" mentality needs to be replaced with the next generation sports car ASAP! It seems that GM has through whatever means sensed this and is moving forward sooner than later with innovation that will keep the Corvette very relevant into the future!

    If they want to continue to build the old fashioned C7's for a short while fine as long as it does not interfere with the deployment of the high performance version of the mid engine car. That is what I cannot wait to get my hands on. Will probably be a couple of years but am sure it will be worth the wait.
    Will you like it the same when there's no manual?
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    This plant shut-down story sounds very familiar...

    General Motors plans to idle Corvette production in Kentucky for six months to prepare for the next generation of the iconic sports car.

    "With this car, because it's such a dramatic change, we felt like the best thing to do was to halt production so we could completely overhaul the interior of (the) Bowling Green (plant) to get ready for the new car," he said.


    New Corvette so different, GM will shut down plant to retool
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    Quote Originally Posted by corvetter View Post
    Will you like it the same when there's no manual?
    I have a highly modified Z06 now that is automatic. For me the days of the standard are dead and gone. In fact, the automatic was the primary reason I bought this car.
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    If we are looking for quickest acceleration, it is an automatic, and if we are looking for best fuel economy, that too is an automatic on most vehicles and will even be true on a Corvette in a few years.

    However, I will row my own as long as there is a manual trans Corvette available. I do not need to be the fastest, nor get the best fuel economy, but for me to have fun, I need to shift.

    Us 33% Corvette shifting dinosaurs, and only 7% shifting all brand/all model dinosaurs, will become extinct. It is inevitable, but that does not mean us happy dinosaurs, before we go extinct, won't more-enjoy shifting our transmissions.

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    I'm with you elegant. My foot is messed up, and my knee is messed up, but if I am going twisty driving, in want to shift myself. That is all the fun!


    It'll be sad at the Museum with no museum deliveries all those months. When that happens, do they park other 'museum' inventory on Corvette Blvd?
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    Good question. Do not know for sure what is displayed on Corvette Blvd during those times. Anyone remember what happened last time when the C6 ended -- while the Plant was transitioning, with a major line renovation, to C7 production (between mid-Feb., 2013 and late September that year)?

    Know that the Museum has a separate building for "overflow storage of vehicles," so perhaps some of those are brought over, displayed on the Blvd.
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