[QUOTE=RJ-19;1364146]Nothing personal with NMG's opinion as I've heard it (to my suprise) many, many times before. "Corvette needs a better interior...", "The interior is so cheap...", "Interior needs major upgrades...", etc.
Folks, GM already makes a Corvette with a better interior... It's called a Cadillac CTS-V. Just shy of 600 HP and more comfort than you could every need along with 100 gadets and widgets that you won't have time to look at when your going 150+ mph at the track.
If you want a cushy cruiser, get the Cadillac. If you want a 200+ mph capable, street legal race car you can buy off the showroom floor of your local dealer, you buy a Corvette.
I'm sure GM is more than capable of putting pimped out leather everything interior in a Corvette, buy who will pay the extra $10k? Obviously GM's marketing says "not enough of us". Yes, I understand that a leather interior does not cost $10k, but you also need to remember that cost does not equal selling price. GM, along with every other company planning to stay in business long term, doesn't do things without seeing profit in them.
I sat in on a presentation by Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette racing last month and he said it best when disucssing the C7 development. I'll paraphrase here, but he said GM could build a mid-engine Corvette tomorrow... They could build a turbocharged Corvette tomorrow...
They could build a V-12 Corvette tomorow... We have some of the most talented and dedicated engineers in the world, but they won't build these things because it isn't what their core buyers want and can afford. GM wants everyone to be able to afford a Corvette. How many car builders in the world make a street legal car that will go 200 mph on the track and get 30+ mpg when you drive it to/from the track? People who desire this combination are their target market.
Ole = That I would love to see
I do like the STS Turbocharger . in the back of the corvette keep thing cool