Yep, black convertible top.
I tried to order the dark blue convertible top, but the dealer flat out refused since they said that color combo would make re-sale impossible (what the heck?? especially since I put down a $10k deposit to order it...should have been able to get whatever I wanted)
Although, now that I have it- the black is fine....doesn't show any dirt or creases like the blue
Oh, I'm shocked you don't like the adaptive cruise control in the XLR. It is a little weird at first to let the car take control on the freeway, but it is SOOOOOO nice once you get used to it.
It's super, super accurate and reliable (especially for speeds above 40 mph). Never had an issue using it over the entire 6 years.
The cruise control for the C7 just seems fiddly (steering wheel buttons are in a strange place) and old technology (same cruise control you'd find on a 1991 Honda Accord).
You should totally get the Corsa exhaust for your XLR!!! They go for around $1500. That was one regret for something I never did while owning my XLR. Was concerned that a potential owner would want everything stock. Should have just had it installed as soon as I bought the car in 2009, enjoyed the exhaust for 6 years, and swap it back to OEM before the sale.
How many miles do you have on your C7? Have you had any reliability issues? I have a weird thing where the passenger side window goes up and then automatically goes down- need to have the dealership look at it.
You can set the XLR cruise to the closest possible distance....and it still allows at least 2-3 car lengths. Totally safe and it brakes a lot less.
I have the A8 on my C7, so will have to try to see if it holds the same speed with the cruise on while down-shifting.
Glad to hear you've had no issues. I've had mine for 1 month and already put 1k miles on it!!
Some of the C7 infotainment tech is a bit wonky- like today, it wouldn't recognize my iPod classic at all....very random. And I haven't ever been able to get the Bluetooth to work to dial a number. It's like they want you to pay for the On-Star pre-paid cell minutes??! No way!
I try not to talk and drive at the same time, and the top is ALWAYS down.
The voice recognition on the C7 and the XLR pretty much both suck (although the C7's is slightly better).
You wish the NPP was louder? Holy cow. Mine is CRAZY loud, especially since I usually leave it in Sport or Track mode. I have to put it in Stealth when driving through my neighborhood late at night.
this is pretty funny: The 2015 C7 Corvette Stingray: Too Loud To Be Sold In South Korea
The c7 sounds a lot better (although I'd like it to be louder!) since I have the NPP exhaust. I plan to add something to the XLR so I can hear it!