Wordless Wednesday: Wide-Body No. 04 Corvette C6.R Is Still Sexy6
Even though we can’t wait to see the C7.R, this C6.R is beautiful, sexy, alluring, stunning, bewitching, aggressive, gorgeous, athletic… we can keep going all day, but how would you describe it?
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It is actually easy to describe: better looking and better car overall than the upcoming C7. Interestingly enough, these cars originally had AFM to extend their range and limit number of stops. Could we get an explanation from GM why AFM was pulled very quickly out of these cars after a single LeMans fiasco?
Probably because AFM offered negligible gains in fuel economy when being raced for 24 hours; not too many opportunities to bring the speeds down to modest “light driving conditions” in which AFM would be activated.
That, and if it wasn’t working in racing applications, it acts as weight. In more pedestrian C7’s, AFM would be more usable and applicable.
Right… The AFM valvetrain failed and the car had to retired from the race. Thanks for guessing anyway… Nice to see someone so eager to answer rhetorical questions.
Who said it was rhetorical? AFM isn’t meant for full-on racing applications (such as LeMans) and is better served in cars available to the public. GM found out the hard way, but at least it provided them with hard evidence.
Is AFM on the forthcoming C7 really the biggest problem in your life right now?
@boo “The AFM valvetrain failed and the car had to retired from the race.”
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“Nice to see someone so eager to answer rhetorical questions.”
If your questions are rhetorical in nature, why comment in the first place? Seems like you’re trying to stifle the freedom of speech you were so eagerly supporting in a previous thread.
Back to actual topic that you raised: AFM is something that most Corvette buyers will actually appreciate. It doesn’t become active unless the car is running at a light load. So if you’re “racing” and AFM comes on, it likely means that you’re not actually racing, but are instead cruising with the top down and listening to your favorite Jazz channel on SiriusXM while sipping a latte from Starbucks. And in that scenario, it’s useful and very much appropriate.
As for what AFM did or didn’t do in the Corvette Racing program years ago, one needs to realize that the powerplants used in the C6.Rs are tuned in all kinds of other ways compared to production engines. So whether AFM was the actual culprit of the particular scenario you’re referring to is a complex discussion the details to which neither you or I are aware of.
Ok back to the question , how about excitement , menacing ,alluring, scary if you see it in the mirror, or corvette crack.