Originally Posted by Spinnaker
Yeah you never understood what I said. You just agreed with me on my history point (ie- it has WAY more of a history than the Viper or this new concept). Put a Vette next to a Viper? Ok, let's put new Corvette against a Viper. Sure, the Viper may attract more. But do you know why? Everyone has seen a Corvette and they're relatively popular. It doesn't mean the Viper is a better car. It's just rarer to see.
Man, I know one of the most hardcore Mopar enthusiasts in the world. He has a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner, numbers matching with the original Hemi in it. He has a Plymouth Prowler, he has a brand new Dodge Ram Daytona (which he is supercharging in the next month or so). Anyways, even he has more respect for the Corvette than the Viper. In fact, I would put MONEY on it that if you put a new Corvette Z06 next to a brand new Dodge Viper SRT-10, the Corvette would get more attention.
Remember, Chevrolet didn't bring out the Corvette in the 50's to fight the Viper. Ohhh yeah... that's right, it was the other way around, except only over a decade ago.
Anyways... back to my original point. These new sportscars coming out from Chrysler (like the Crossfire or concept of the 'Firepower') in my opinion, really won't (and aren't, in the case of the Crossfire) sell well because the buyer has nothing to relate it to in history or any roots to advertise it by (except for the fact it's performance orientated). It has to have a name that people will recognize and follow up on. Unless they slap an old name onto this new car, it ain't gonna be anything but a Corvette copycat.
So what your saying is something has to have "roots" for it to sell well? So your telling me that Grand Caravan buyers buy it because of it's "roots" of being the first FWD mini-van on the road? So how the hell is the HHR going to sell then, there isn't any roots to it's name.
So how can you put words into someones mouth about having more respect for a car? You can't that's why. Your using some example of a person that as anyone knows on here doesn't even exist, and saying because he's a Mopar nut, that he's got more respect for Corvette. Nice try on that one.
If you want to call this a copycat then fine. But see this:
GM Minivans- Copied from Chrysler
HHR- PT Copy
You won't admit that the HHR is a PT Copy but the Firepower concept is a Corvette knockoff. Of course your forgetting that the Firepower is also a GT car, I wonder what the ME-Four-Twelve was, was that a Corvette knockoff too?
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