• Aug 22nd 2006 at 12:03PM
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With General Motors not providing any official information on the upcoming uber-Vette, rumors continue to fly around the automotive world. Automobile Magazine weighs in with its two cents, stating that the so-called "Blue Devil" will actually carry the significantly less satanic moniker of Z07 - or maybe Z06.R (with the "R" presumably standing for "Really hazardous to your driving record"). That seems somewhat more clumsy than the Sting Ray or Super Sport/SS names that we've heard tossed around, but would fit in with GM's long history of three-digit alphanumeric codes.

The 650 HP 6.2L supercharged GenIV V8 looks to be housed under a huge air duct, which is likely required by the addition of a air-to-water intercooler unit. Serious speed requires the shedding of serious heat, and so the car has also grown vents along the top and rear of the front fenders, and a NACA duct has appeared on the top of the rear quarter panels. Hit the link to see the full spy shot - we're anxious to hear what you think, as we're already in love.

The supercar is said to be on its way in 2008 as a 2009 model (giving us two more years to make inaccurate predictions), and will carry a price tag of around $100K. Given the Z06's superlative performance, we don't doubt for a moment that the Z07 will provide the biggest bang for the buck in its market segment.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      i dont think that they will make even 1000 of these, its not going to affect the market much.
      • 9 Years Ago
      by the way the new viper will be known as the "diamond back"
      • 9 Years Ago
      only $100k? if the performance is as i've heard, i'll definately order one...i really like scaring those backward hat types in those stupid jap cars...you know the drill, geek boy is rolling along at just over a ton, telling his know-nothing little g.f. how bad his car is with that 250 shot of giggle gas, and i go by at warp 8+ and she says "what was that?" he rplies sullenly "it was a vette" and turns the thump box on... ah... life is good.
      • 9 Years Ago
      After fulfilling my military obligation in '68, I chose a '63 split window over an Austin Healy 3000 and have owned mid years ever since. If GM would replicate the mid year aesthetics and incorporate modern comfort and power technology, they would be back on top. CBF (chrome bumpers forever)
      • 9 Years Ago

      TYPICAL corporate GM ,
      I HAVE OWNED A FEW VETTES, 56, 59, 66, 75

      GM IS ALWAYS PLAYING CATCH UP TO FORD LATELY, AND NOW Chrysler as well, fire the old farts and get new blood in there. it all started when the old farts opened the sales gate with a 6 cylinder vette and Ford hit the market with a V-8. Both were behind Studebaker with their 53 Starliner V-8. When are we going to be ahead of the curve instead of behind the pack and playing catch up.
      • 9 Years Ago
      99% of the C6+ is beautiful, even this one. The issue I have is with the "face" that is made by the lights, hood and frontal air intake. It looks terrible, like it's been blasted by a giant air hose. It's blown back and confused, not aggressive & stylish as a sports car should be. To me, this is just poor design.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This looks suspiciously like a photoshopped picture of a C6-R. The hood with the scoop, the ducts on the back fenders, and even the rims are eerily similar to those of the race car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      this is great, chevy's answer to the 650hp viper (mclaren heads)which will be in showrooms late 2007'
      • 9 Years Ago
      well according to my calculations snort snort.. as i life up my glasses
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's the C6.R hood, and it's only even possible because the engine is moved back noticeably into the passenger compartment on the C6.R. I can't imagine GM would make a production car with the engine that far back. I'm not sure it could even be made street legal that way.

      I can't imagine the value of selling a truly short production version. If you want a really short production version, line up for a C6.R. They will be for sale someday, although I bet Luc Alphond gets his before you get yours.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Yeah, it will be like with the Subaru WRX.

      It was hot sh!t when it came out, but once the STi was available, it was all of a sudden a bread & butter can and you could get them for not a whole lot above $20k!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Having owned a '57 Corvette I want to see a retro '57 because at $100,000 plus I will never own another '57 unless Chevy comes out with a retro ......

      I now drive Porsches as I can purchase a stunning '78 911 Carerra in pristine condition for only $15,000, one owner, 92,000 original miles .....

      But nostalgia becons, should Chevy ever duplicate the '57 I would be first in line at around $45,000
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