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    Re: Corvette C8

    Z06 to get a twin turbo, flat-plane V8 with DOHC. A complete departure from the C7 pushrod motor. 

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-corvette-z06-flat-plane-crank-twin-turbo-v-8

     


    Re: Corvette C8

    1/4 mile:

    ......C7 Z06 auto (650hp): 10.95 @ 127 MPH
    C7 Z06 manual (650hp): 11.2 @ 127 MPH
    ...............C8 (490-495hp): 11.3 @ 121 MPH



     


    Re: Corvette C8

    JoeRockhead:

    Z06 to get a twin turbo, flat-plane V8 with DOHC. A complete departure from the C7 pushrod motor. 

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-corvette-z06-flat-plane-crank-twin-turbo-v-8

     

    For the nostalgia value, I would rather enjoy it if they went with a 3.5 liter, aluminum block, v-8 turbo.

    It would be a bit like a 1962 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Smiley


    Re: Corvette C8

    Topspeed:

    1/4 mile:

    ......C7 Z06 auto (650hp): 10.95 @ 127 MPH
    C7 Z06 manual (650hp): 11.2 @ 127 MPH
    ...............C8 (490-495hp): 11.3 @ 121 MPH

     

    The benefits of moving the engine rearward are apparent with the additional traction in a straight line.  On a track, we'll also see the benefits to braking and handling.


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    Re: Corvette C8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kxcwgtaqAc

     

     

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    Re: Corvette C8

    Weird, dealers and social media types have them, do videos on them, but there is still an embargo for 2 weeks yet?   But from Matt's silent movie here, sounds like a typical Corvette V8 if a bit muted;  sounds like short shifting but it is just the not-so-high redline according to Matt, and the shifts sound McLaren fast, but not latest-PDK fast. 


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Chevrolet Corvette Convertible






















    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyPbMCEIgGY

     




    The top can be activated at speeds up to 30 mph and takes 16 seconds to fold.


    Re: Corvette C8

    The C8 - R is looking great!

    Chevrolet-Corvette-C8.R-149921.jpg


    Re: Corvette C8

    964C2:

    The C8 - R is looking great!

    Chevrolet-Corvette-C8.R-149921.jpg

    That gives us a prelude to what the higher performance models will look like.  Previously, one had commented that only the base model was worthy of attention.  After seeing the race car, one may need a change of opinion!


    Re: Corvette C8

    Is this car being sold in RHD version?



    Re: Corvette C8

    EXCLUSIVE: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray First Test: The C8 Keeps Its Promises

    That's quite a target to aim for. With launch control engaged and 61 percent of the weight on the rear tires, the C8 Corvette Z51 shot to 60 mph in a staggering 2.8 seconds on the way to an 11.1-second quarter mile at 123.2 mph.

     



    Re: Corvette C8

    OUCH!

    chevrolet-corvette-c8-nurburgring-rumor


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    Re: Corvette C8

    nberry:

    OUCH!

    chevrolet-corvette-c8-nurburgring-rumor

    Similar to GT4


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    Re: Corvette C8

    More on the C8-R version, also on the flat plane v8, now claimed to be NA for homologation reasons, with possible turbo version for a future ZR1.  

    https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1126553_traditional-yellow-chevrolet-corvette-c8-r-racing-livery-debuts


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Right now, there is no Corvette officially available in Europe, only grey imports and it is not sure the new Corvette will officially make it to Europe. What a shame.


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    Re: Corvette C8

    The 2020 Corvette C8 Lapped The Nürburgring In 7:29.9

    ........................Chevrolet Corvette C7 ZR1: 7:05.00 **********************
    .............................Dodge Viper ACR(2013): 7:12.13
    .............Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package: 7:14.64
    .......................Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE: 7:16.04
    ......................Porsche 911(997.2) GT2 RS: 1:18.00
    ........................Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1: 7:19.63 **********************
    ................Nissan GT-R(R35)(2013/550hp): 7:21.00
    ..............................Dodge Viper ACR(2009): 7:22.10
    ..........................Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06: 7:22.68 *********************
    ..Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: 7:25.67
    .......................Porsche 911(991.1) Turbo S: 7:26.00
    ..............................Nissan GT-R(R35)(2009): 7:26.70
    ..........................Porsche 911(991.1) Turbo: 7:29.00
    ..................................Chevrolet Corvette C8: 7:29.90 ********  C 8   *******
    ..........Chevrolet Corvette C7 Grand Sport: 7:27.00 **********************
    ..................................................BMW M4 GTS: 7:27.90
    ..........Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Z51: 7:34.00  *********************


    Re: Corvette C8

    Tested by who exactly? The problem with these numbers is that they probably aren't comparable. 

    Comparable are Sport Auto numbers and/or numbers done by the same magazine/test crew, maybe even driver.

    It is not a bad time though, no matter who achieved it.

    Btw: I doubt the GT2 RS did the Nordschleife in 1:18... indecision


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    Re: Corvette C8

    RC:

    Tested by who exactly? The problem with these numbers is that they probably aren't comparable. 

    Comparable are Sport Auto numbers and/or numbers done by the same magazine/test crew, maybe even driver.

    It is not a bad time though, no matter who achieved it.

    Btw: I doubt the GT2 RS did the Nordschleife in 1:18... indecision

    https://twitter.com/olivergavin did the C8 lap.

    All those lap times are official lap times from the manufacturers.

    Official vs Sport auto laptimes...IDK. On one hand official drivers have alot of experience with the car, on the other hand Sport Auto uses the same driver but he has limited time with the car.


    Re: Corvette C8

    For a factory driver lap time, this isn't very impressive I'm afraid. Just good average I'd say...in this class.


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    Re: Corvette C8

    RC:

    For a factory driver lap time, this isn't very impressive I'm afraid. Just good average I'd say...in this class.

    I would say it is a good lap time...remember this is not a Z06 or a ZR1.


    Re: Corvette C8

    964C2:
    RC:

    For a factory driver lap time, this isn't very impressive I'm afraid. Just good average I'd say...in this class.

    I would say it is a good lap time...remember this is not a Z06 or a ZR1.

    It is only 3 seconds faster than the C7 Z51 which is not much improvement over several years and a totally new Mid-engine platform...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVUdZVtZJg&t


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Grant:
    964C2:
    RC:

    For a factory driver lap time, this isn't very impressive I'm afraid. Just good average I'd say...in this class.

    I would say it is a good lap time...remember this is not a Z06 or a ZR1.

    It is only 3 seconds faster than the C7 Z51 which is not much improvement over several years and a totally new Mid-engine platform...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVUdZVtZJg&t

    Agree.  The basic platform should address the performance issue of the old platform yet the results don't reflect any tangible improvement.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    We may see a big difference in performance when the C8 Z06 and ZR1 are revealed, comparing to C7 variants.


    Re: Corvette C8

    Topspeed:

    We may see a big difference in performance when the C8 Z06 and ZR1 are revealed, comparing to C7 variants.

    Seems as though the C8 Z06 is rumored to have 5.5L Flat-plane crank with high redline.  I have seen rumors of NA (not much more than 600hp compared to 650hp in the C7 Z06) and also Twin-turbo 5.5L V8 (which would be used on ZR1 for sure, but not sure about Z06).

    If the C8 Z06 stays with 5.5L NA, then I'm not sure how much faster it will be than C7 version, but should be great to drive.  Will depend on how much weight they can lose and how much Aero they can add.

    With the ZR1, this should have huge power, AWD, and hybrid (similar to 918 layout).


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    Re: Corvette C8

    C8 vs C7


















    Re: Corvette C8

    The C7 is prettier to my eye.. 


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    Re: Corvette C8

    I agree, seeing them side by side like that makes that apparent, specially the rear view.


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