You're welcome. I thought this was one of the better Corvette press releases that I've seen in a while. I really enjoyed the interviews with Dave Hill and Sam Winegarden. I think 2002 will be an exciting year for the Corvette.
Thanks Rob. I would like to put some emphasis on one particular question. When asked why not just increase bore/stroke, the answer was that the current developements are looking towards the future. Please oh please let this be a curt answer to stave off questions about a future corvette with a big block. Just think what they could do.
AAaaaooouuuu! (Like a were-wolf howling.) I wants me one a dem der new Core-vettes! Whoa! What a car... I did not read the details, but all I needed to see were the HP and torque numbers to go mental over this bad ride. I printed the pages out to read on the jet to Bloomington this afternoon. See some of you CACers at my hotel (Jumers) this evening. We certainly can drool over this car over a beer or three. Did they release prices? I may need to start a career in crime to get that kind of cabbage. Just kidding, I already have a career in crime, no need to start one.
In re: the press release at the top of this thread: There are a few of incorrect statements or facts...
1) in the powertrain table, the special six-speed is listed for both the Z06 and the convertible.
It's Z06 only. Convertibles use the regular six-speed.
2) The recommended fuel is 91 oct not 93 oct.
3) The explanation of the 02 Z06 clutch is not correct. The stated changes to the clutch disc did occur but they were *not* responsible for the increase in clutch pressure. Other changes, not listed, are responsible for that.