Quote of the Day: Got to Find a Love That Lasts Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

We will only do a hybrid if that is what is required to maintain the vehicle. I think we have a pretty good plan right now that probably will not require a hybrid in the near term . . . I don’t believe that we need to do a six-cylinder engine in a Corvette at this time.

GM’s Tom Stephens, promising Automotive News [sub] that new efficiency standards won’t tame Chevy’s little red love machine. Incidentally, GM has already developed a hybrid ‘vette. In theory.

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  • Bienville Bienville on Sep 22, 2009
    I’d be glad to see the brand retired as the only people who I have ever seen driving one in my lifetime are mid-life crisis dweebs who never, ever use the vehicles full potential or power, so why even bother making them stupid powerful in the first place? Then maybe you should spend less time whining on TTAC and go down to the track sometime. There are plenty of Corvettes there and a lot of those 'dweebs' can drive their asses off. Also the goal should not be to produce as much power as possible above all else. Brakes and Suspension, anyone? Perhaps you are unaware that there's not a better braking or handling vehicle anywhere near the Corvette's price range? I'm willing to bet that you wouldn't be able to drive one anywhere near the limits. No kidding, the engine in my 1999 Toyota Camry is likely more advanced than the archaic lump they put in the corvette. Please explain how a Camry is superior and what constitutes archaic. Number of seats? Trunk space? If GM wants to put money into improving the Corvette, the first place they should look is the interior. GM knows that Corvette interiors aren't that great; however, most of the people complaining about them wouldn't buy one if GM sold them for a dollar. Corvettes aren't meant to be BMW's, they provide the maximum amount of sports car for the least amount of bucks - exactly what the people who actually buy Corvettes want.
  • Jmo Jmo on Sep 22, 2009
    they provide the maximum amount of sports car for the least amount of bucks And that's part of GM's problem. They could have continued to lead the world providing superior vehicles and a premium price but they decided to go with the lowest common denominator. The result was bankruptcy. Selling to the ignorant mullets just didn't work out as well as they might have hoped.
  • Reclusive_in_nature Reclusive_in_nature on Sep 22, 2009

    Comparing a Camry to a Corvette is like comparing a cat to a t-rex. Sure the cat is more evolved, but in the end it's still a pussy.

  • Powerpeecee Powerpeecee on Sep 22, 2009

    ^ Whatever, cave man. Another thing I forgot. Skip Shift. What in the blue hell? http://www.google.com/search?q=%22corvette+skip+shift%22&btnG=Search&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=com.ubuntu%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=3Lu&sa=2&cts=1253661468324 You really have to admire a car that comes with second and third gear disabled (unless you are bagging on it) from the factory. Enjoy lugging your pushrod iron lungs, fellas,