Description: Chevy had announced they would debut the 2013 Chevy Corvette 427 Convertible in addition to the 2013 Corvette 60th Anniversary Package at the Barrett Jackson event, but auctioning one off for charity ...
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Zachary Maurer Jan 23, 2012
If ur talkin about Asian cars,then yes horsepower less, but I said aide and metcedes
Zachary Maurer Jan 23, 2012
Wow,bro, I'm talkin about Mercedes biturbos,audis turbos,both make more than the h.p. they produce,chill out,don't call me a idiot bro
Phillip Greene Jan 23, 2012
Yea there is no reliability issue with an ls7 you can pump 2400hp out of it and then take it to the grocery store
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
There's plenty of twin turbo LS7s around but I don't think they SC'd them from the factory because the compression ratio is already really high.
Dylan Bruder Jan 23, 2012
They didn't supercharge the ls7 because of its thin cylinder walls they didn't want to risk a reliability issue is what I read
Benjamin Lee Boyers Jan 23, 2012
I am terribly disappointed that Chevy still has not made a model with a supercharged 7.0l engine, but regardless it is a beautiful machine.
Tom Wilson Jan 23, 2012
The car shall be called balls 1
Phillip Greene Jan 22, 2012
Hes an idiot most imoprts are modular which means torqueless.... Sorry wrong there about over-pricedness (just made a word)
Riley McKelvie Jan 22, 2012
@zachary... What are you talking about?
Trevor Hendrickson Jan 22, 2012
I was there yesterday it was sick
Dillon Dixon Jan 22, 2012
The red fairlane went for 1million, for charity. Pretty insane!
Kevin Rehbock Jan 22, 2012
I live 30 minutes away, in boring little Avondale
No Pistons Jan 22, 2012
@kevin Do you live in Scottsdale?
Kevin Rehbock Jan 22, 2012
I was there all day yesterday and the day before. This and the Bondurant 620 Camaro were the biggest charity sellers.
Zain Sheikh Jan 22, 2012
I saw this on speed . I also saw the auction of the very first production ZR1 . VIN # 000001
Zachary Maurer Jan 22, 2012
American sports cars are all about light weightness (is that a word?) anyway,the foreign sports cars (Mercedes,Audi,ect) are about torque and luxury
Alex Leu Jan 22, 2012
You can tune the ls7 engine to get so much out of it though
Igor Natsioks Jan 22, 2012
22 days into 2012 and the 2013 model is out.... I guess in september the 2014 model will be out. A bit rediculous.
Vince DeMasi Jan 22, 2012
The answer is torque
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Scottish are a girl? That'll explain why you're asking these questions.
Thomas Trudzinski Jan 22, 2012
American cars don't rely on high-compression engines.
scottish spotter Jan 22, 2012
They should be able to get more HP out of a 7l V8. 505 just isnt enough.
Description: As you can imagine, the excitement was palpable when the fastest and most capable convertible Corvette ever made was brought to the auction block. Bidding swiftly skyrocketed past six-figures, and as ...
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Patrick Joseph Jan 22, 2012
The guy is a good chap. Not only did he buy a nice car he will enjoy but by doing so he also helps less fortunate people. That is respectable
Jack Higgins Jan 22, 2012
Ron also spent 700,000 for a charity helping Marine families, then sold the car again to raise more money for the cause and got 1 million for it. I love that guy.
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Holy crap!!! That's awesome!!!
Tyler Paul Jan 22, 2012
no surprise Ron pratte bought it
Austin Bride Jan 22, 2012
It has the space for the zr1 window but its just a cap
Jack Hufford Jan 22, 2012
Sweet color combo, although I would like the white to be the aqua(?) blue color IMO
Devin Babyn Jan 24, 2012
Shane I love that you said that cause I get I make you sound like an absolute idiot. THE ANNOUNCERS ANSWERED THE QUESTION DUE TO IT BEING ASKED SO MUCH A COUPLE DAYS AGO. So there ya go I give you proof
Jessica Rivera Jan 23, 2012
They have to turn he engines off due to the fumes
Shane Heid Jan 23, 2012
I don't believe that devin. A car could do that a dozen times before the battery would die.
Devin Babyn Jan 22, 2012
Half the cars get to the stage with dead batteries from starting and only moving ten feet then shutting it off
Dan Kelly Jan 22, 2012
I wish chevy would change their headlights. They've looked euro for quite a while now. At least i don't see a plastic cover around the bulbs that are the body color
Jake Knickmeyer Jan 22, 2012
He isn't the one who bought it. He's just the guy who takes it off the stage so the next car can go up.
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Meh, personal preference I guess. I like em. I do like the Z06 Spyder wheels better
Paul Pickard Jan 22, 2012
I wasn't commenting on the building material ? Chevy has an array of better looking rims to have put on this. Imop
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Paul I'd day forged aluminum is pretty awesome.
Jose Alfonso Macias Jan 22, 2012
If charity was out of the picture... I would never drop that kind of money on a vette, i respect the vette zo6 or zr1 for what they can do. But those cars just dont have that spark that other cars do, too bland in looks, ill give it performance numbers... and there all over the place, even my grandma has one lol
Anthony Bartolone Jan 22, 2012
@bull. The website jalopnik has a few renderings of the c7. They claim it's very close to the actual car so yeah.
Paul Pickard Jan 22, 2012
They could've tried a little harder on the rims.
Bull Dogone Jan 22, 2012
Buh-bye C6. Wonder what the C7 is going to look like?
Matthew Crighton Jan 23, 2012
Im not a chevy fan at all but thats really cool.
Abraham Mendoza Jan 22, 2012
Why hasn't car buzz shown us those spy prototypes in Canada? I've seen them for about 3 days on MotorTrend.....
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
The difference in C5 and C6s is huge. And the C7 is pretty much already done.
Jake Marra Jan 22, 2012
I love corvettes.. A lot but its time to either do something different or change up your styling more than just a side mirror and $hit like that
Stephen Cobbs Jan 22, 2012
That car is gorgeous.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 22, 2012
It looks really nice... And wow 700 k for charity...
Patrick Schalk Feb 02, 2012
Different wheels and tires by summer because my buddy goes to autocross stuff all the time with the OKDHM guys. I really wanna go race Hallett though. I drive by it all the time on my way home.
Patrick Schalk Feb 02, 2012
Haha that's awesome. No I haven't had a chance yet. I have clearance issues with my back wheels because they are 19s and 285s. Since all my suspension stuff lowered my car, the tires rib a bit when I go into a corner. Hopefully I can get some
Rami Wilson Jan 24, 2012
I haven't but I have some friends with Vettes and we've been talking about going out to Thunder Valley on a test and tune night. I don't have any videos. I do drive it daily. Or should I say beat! Have you had the Z on the track?
Patrick Schalk Jan 24, 2012
Nice. Do you ever take it to a track or is it a daily?
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
All of the parts except the diablo sport are from Mopar.
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
The Daytona is the wife's ride.
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
I have seen the SMS 570. Pretty sweet. I also have a '73 Charger with a 400 big block. I just got it back from paint. I still need to finish the engine compartment and put it back together. It was my daily driver before I bought the Challenger.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
Dude holy crap I dunno why I asked you that twice haha. That's awesome though. What brand exhaust do you have? Got any vids of it?
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
I would like to take mine out to Hallet. It handles surprisingly good for such a big car.
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
Currently it has a CAI, cat back, diablo sport programmer and Hurst pistol grip shifter. The suspension has larger front and rear sway bars and front and rear strut tower braces. I have lowering springs but I have not installed them yet.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
Nice. So do you have anything done to it now performance wise? I REALLY wanna take my car to a road race course and test my suspension stuff out. Have you seen the SMS 570 Chally?
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
If I build the stroker motor then I get to put the 6.1 in the Daytona!
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
With 650 horse Shelby's and 600 horse ZL1's roaming the streets I'm gonna have to do something. Sounds like your Z has alot mods. This should be fun.
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
I removed the SRT badges (except the deck lid its inset) and Added R/T badges and the classic Challenger script badges. I plan to build a 440 stroker motor for it but I'm thinking about supercharging it.
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
Mine is a Plum Crazy purple '10 SRT8 6.1 6-speed. I ordered it stripe delete with the intent of puting black R/T classic stripes on it. After it came in I liked it so much stripeless the stripes are under my bed I decided not to put them on.
Zachary Maurer Jan 23, 2012
3 of my uncles all have 3 sweet cars, 1. A 1967 camaro rs/ss coupe. 2. 1969 Chevelle ss. 3. A 05 ssr-and some cushmen motorcycles,no wonder I'm a car guy
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
I'll get a mild cam, forged internals, rods, springs, the works. Then I'm gonna slap a magnuson supercharger on it. I'm gonna be looking to buy some C6 Z06 brakes for it too hopefully in the spring.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
K&N air filter, ceramic coated Long tube headers, 3in Y pipe, electric cutout, magnaflow muffler, and some fat tires on the back. I'm trying to finish my interior soon, roll cage, corbeaus, stuff like that. Then I'm getting my heads ported and polish
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
Nice. So is yours an SRT8 or an RT? I have bilstein shocks, eibach springs, torque arm, front sway bar, control arms, strut tower brace, panhard bar, drilled and slotted rotors, brake cooling kit, short throw shifter, MTI clear lid, smooth bellow,
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
Do you have any other mods on your Z?
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
The lowering springs are not on it yet. I put R/T badges on it. SRT is great for neons but I fee the baddest Dodge muscle cars should be R/Ts
Rami Wilson Jan 23, 2012
I have a cat back, CAI, front and rear strut tower braces, Hurst pistol grip shifter, larger front and rear sway bars, and lowering springs all from Mopar Performance. I also have a Diablosport programmer with a 93 octane tune.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
Haha well it's kind of random on there so we just bring up whatever topic (car related) and talk about and get opinions. Feel free to post stuff
Kevin Rehbock Jan 23, 2012
Liked the page. A group would be better, but knowing some of the people here, it would be a little hectic.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
It. It's a bunch of us dude from Carbuzz who made page and we talk about all different kinds of car stuff.
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
And I have 285s on the back of mine but I have C6 wheels. There are REALLY close to rubbing though cause I have a crap ton of suspension parts on it and it's lower than stock. Hey you guys should go to the "Car People Are Awesome" page on FB and like
Patrick Schalk Jan 23, 2012
Ah they are pretty much the same in my gen. I just like the way it looks. Mines a 6spd manual. What do you have done to your Chally?
Rami Wilson Jan 22, 2012
Get the gears in. I have 3.92's. Is yours a 6 speed or an auto? Mines a stick. I said ss because the photo apears to be a ss.
Abraham Mendoza Jan 22, 2012
No SSs are better than Zs. SS have better engines and wider tires.
Phillip Greene Jan 22, 2012
Why only if its a ss? Z's are always better
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Haha I'm down. I live in Edmond. It's a. Z28 but I put the SS spoiler and CME on it. My car is actually at my parents house right now in a garage. I'm driving my Jeep right now. Hopefully I'll have my car back in the spring. I have some 3.73s for it
Rami Wilson Jan 22, 2012
Not me! I do have a 2500 but it's a Dodge V10. Patrick I seen you are from Oklahoma. I live in Yukon. Is that camaro of yours an ss? If so maybe we could run'em.
Patrick Schalk Jan 22, 2012
Haha I'd also buy a Chevelle, Nova, 2500HD truck
Patrick Joseph Jan 22, 2012
How about a camaro? That's an awesome chevy IMO
Rami Wilson Jan 22, 2012
Vettes are the only chevrolet's I would buy. I used to have a '95 convertible. This one is beautiful! I stll have a soft spot for the '96 GS.
David Bradley Jan 22, 2012
I used to have a '02 Vette. Loved it. It's amazing how technology has advanced. My new Mustang GT would easily beat it.
Zachary Maurer Jan 22, 2012
I love the c5 the most,dunno why
Chris Bridgers Jan 22, 2012
theyve had the same body style too long imo, looks the same since the 90s
Jared Ramos Jan 22, 2012
@David, I beg to differ. The 1957 model has to be the most beautiful convertible vette, but hey, beauty is completely subjective. The corvette is a beautiful car in general.
David Bradley Jan 22, 2012
Has to be one of most beautiful convertible Corvettes ever with exception to the '69-'70.
Drew Mullins Jan 28, 2012
Yeah ur right. None of these have pics of the engine
Buddy Robinson Jan 22, 2012
Cool wheels. But I wanna see the engine!
Devin Babyn Jan 22, 2012
Most classics that sell for high prices are rare cars with small production. This Vette is kinda rare but massive production will kill the price
Dillon Dixon Jan 22, 2012
Yeah a 300sl sold at Barrett Jackson for 2 or 3 million. I can't remember.
Jared Ramos Jan 22, 2012
@Rudolph, the Mercedes Benz 300SL sold for $6,820 in 1953. In 2009, a 300SL sold for $1.3M. It's a little far fetched to say it will NEVER sell for $700K.
Chris Bridgers Jan 22, 2012
Yea last C6 and 001 on top of revived package=big $$
David Cho Jan 22, 2012
It's 001 and the last push for the c6 corvette it WILL be worth 700k in 30 years or so
Carlos Eduardo Gaviria Jan 22, 2012
700k donation that is tax deductible sounds like a good deal for a rich guy
Rudolf Dassler Jan 22, 2012
It'll never be worth 700k, be realistic... But Ur right, big donation, sweet vette bonus... Everybodys happy
Jared Ramos Jan 22, 2012
If you think about it, it will be worth more than $700k in a few decades if the owner keeps it in collector condition. It's pretty rare to get a car that's production unit 001. Most manufacturer museums keep the first one.
Brad Wood Jan 22, 2012
No gold necessary. A heart of gold instead. It all went to charity.
Rudolf Dassler Jan 22, 2012
For 700k at least the knob could've been solid gold... =)