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That's right, we're still calling the upcoming Corvette SS the "Blue Devil", and it appears from these spy shots that Rick Wagoner feels the same way. Taken by veteran spy photog Jim Dunne for Popular Mechanics, the spyshots include one of the car's rear where a sticker on the bumper is visible. PM asks whether it could be the "Blue Devil" logo of Duke University, Wagoner's alma mater. It's impossible to tell what the sticker shows on the shots provided, but we assume PM and Dunne had larger shots to inspect, and will therefore take their word for it.
PM also claims the Corvette SS may be one of the seven world premiers General Motors is planning for the New York Auto Show in April. There are still at least two debuts that we can't account for, so it's possible the production Blue Devil could debut at the last auto show of the season. It would certainly leave a big impression on the buying public going into the summer sales doldrums. There's nothing like news of a 650-hp Vette costing in the six-figure range to perk up some ears.

[Source: Popular Mechanics]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      As my jaw drops and drool begins to slide down my face all I can think of is...I want one!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      These isn't fair, even if i could make the monthly payment the insurance would surely do me in, i want one, anybody want to buy one and let me borrow it?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Viper > Corvette
      meanmotherusat
      • 8 Years Ago
      3-27-07 Re:1st Comment No E Mail Confirmation???

      It Still Looks Like Misabeasti Rear Ended By L A Mexicanos Garbage Truck!It Has 66 Ford T Bird Dash As Interior...

      Ive Owned 7 Corvettes,i.e. Even 84 And Up Looks Like Converted Camaro...

      Whose Who Braggen About Corvettes Musta Never Owned One,i.e. Blue Devil S S-Gimmie a Break...

      MeanMotherUSA
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Viper > Corvette"

      not in performance, the corvette is regurally faster with less engine, tire, and brakes. all while costing significantly less and being a much more street friendly package. its just consistently a better set up car.

      in terms of all out mine-is-bigger-than-yours badassness, yeah, viper>vette
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I saw the car at Buttonwillow, it was about two months ago. We had arrived the night prior to our track day and GM had the bank of garages where our garage was and the GM guys were running late cleaning up their equipment.

      There were about four standard-issue Z06 models running around and one out on the track with glowing brake discs making all kinds of wonderful sounds.

      I asked the guys loading up the Z06s if the car on the track was a blue devil and they just kinda grinned and winked.

      I have six shots of the car from my RAZR phone (as such, they're terrible) where the car can be clearly seen as something special.

      The sticker on the bumper is a track outline with "Nurburgring" printed underneath.

      If the autoblog guys want to post my lousy camera-phone shots of the car, I'd be happy to share them.

      -Drew
      • 8 Years Ago
      The last new Corvettes I looked at were made up of a whopping 80% US AND Canadian parts content. So "No NameDenton", considering I doubt very highly there are no Canadian parts on this car, making the Vette less than 80% American, maybe before you label this a "Premier" AMERICAN car you ought to go find out where the remaining mystery of parts come from (you are going to be very surprised) on this car and then title it as a mongrel, which is the truth!
      • 8 Years Ago
      No offense to HP junkies out there, but at what point does this car become too difficult to drive on a track? I mean at some point, those rear wheels aren't going to be able to handle the power thats being fed to them, so all this results in is a car with amazing straight-line thrust but you have to baby it around a corner. I give it 2 weeks before we start hearing stories of these things being slammed into walls.

      Having said all that I'll take mine in yellow, thank you
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 8 Years Ago
      #11 I meant Drew said he saw the blue devil at Buttonwillow
      • 8 Years Ago
      I can agree with Drew. I heard as early as this past week that this car was in Metro-Detroit.

      The sticker is playing up the "hype" on the Internet.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14, what was that? Was that an attempt to be funny? You've really owned 7 Vettes, then have the nerve to say they look like converted Camaros, whatever that is? Who's the fool -- the one who bought cars that look like converted Camaros, or the people who see a 650-hp Corvette and write good things about it?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would love to see this at New York then any Toyota SUV. The Corvette is the premier American car an is a legend, and this car will further that legend, now all I need is the down payment for one.
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