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    Corvette C8

    Will be revealed on July 19th. This could be a serious competitor to the 992. It certainly will get a good look from me.

    https://carbuzz.com/news/c8-corvette-shares-something-awesome-with-porsche-911


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    Re: Corvette C8

    nberry:

    Will be revealed on July 19th. This could be a serious competitor to the 992. It certainly will get a good look from me.

    https://carbuzz.com/news/c8-corvette-shares-something-awesome-with-porsche-911

    If they price it above 100k EUR in Europe, they will fail. No matter how good the car is.


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    Re: Corvette C8

    RC:
    nberry:

    Will be revealed on July 19th. This could be a serious competitor to the 992. It certainly will get a good look from me.

    https://carbuzz.com/news/c8-corvette-shares-something-awesome-with-porsche-911

    If they price it above 100k EUR in Europe, they will fail. No matter how good the car is.

    May not even be an issue as rumor has it the Corvette won’t be exported to the EU because certification costs are too high.  We will get to savor a powerful mid-engined speed demon for a price roughly equivalent of that of the Alpine.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    Will still handle like a whale and brakes will last 10min before you kiss the wall...angry


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    the-missile:

    Will still handle like a whale and brakes will last 10min before you kiss the wall...angry

    Must be the crappy Brembo brakes found on the Corvette that is the issue.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    I think brake longevity (among many other advantages) was likely a reason for the switch to mid-engine chassis.  Will help share the load with the rear brakes...


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    Re: Corvette C8

    About six months ago, one came across an analysis from an engineer on the Corvette team where they realized even with the C7, a front engine configuration would not meet performance goals.  The compromise was a longer wheelbase to accommodate torque delivery to the road but they did come to the conclusion that the next generation would need a mid-engine configuration to allow for increased performance.  


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    It's got to have more traction, better hookup and get more power to the road then the previous ones.

    In only a few weeks we will know if this is just a bigger Fiero or something better than the weight of its parts.


    Re: Corvette C8

    The C8 Corvette will debut in 10 days on July 18th at 1930 PDT in Orange County, California.  GM should provide a streaming feed for the event.  


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    JimFlat6:

    It's got to have more traction, better hookup and get more power to the road then the previous ones.

    In only a few weeks we will know if this is just a bigger Fiero or something better than the weight of its parts.

    Re traction, in McLaren and others mids, traction is increasingly an E-diff programming skillset - no idea if GM has obtained the enough tech in this area to do what you’re asking? 


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    Re: Corvette C8

    The link to the stream for July 18th: media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette


    Re: Corvette C8

    Topspeed:

    If this is the real thing... Smiley 


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    RC:
    Topspeed:

    If this is the real thing... Smiley 


    Looks a bit like a Performante, no?  


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    Rossi: Looks a bit like a Performante, no?  

    indecision


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Remarkable! Another unrelated Rennteam thread transforms into a Performance thread! Except this time because of the car's aesthetics, not because of a posting by RC.


    Re: Corvette C8

    Steering wheel is off center from the column and the rear end looks copied from the Chevy Cruz econo box. Why oh why?

    This might have looked cool in the 90s but it already looks dated and cheap. Tragic design fail.

    GM needs to offer a wrap that makes it look like a Performante.


    Re: Corvette C8

    Does the usual corvette owner even want a mid-engine Car? yes


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    Re: Corvette C8

    EnglishManInNY:

    Does the usual corvette owner even want a mid-engine Car? yes

    Yes. Their demographics hit that spot. The older hot rod gen has died off or is in nursing homes.

    Unfortunately GM has a design studio that is a fail center. They ruined the Camaro update, their trucks and now this.


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    EnglishManInNY:

    Does the usual corvette owner even want a mid-engine Car? yes

    That is indeed the question.  I think JimFlats comment has a basis in fact, but there is also an argument that even US based Corvette is influenced by the horsepower / performance wars coming from EU makers.  They feel they need to make the argument that the Corvette can offer Euro performance for 1/3 the price.  If being Front engine finally prevents them from making that claim, that could push the bosses to say - go mid engine or go home.  To put it another way, Corvette may have been faced with the choice of being a nostalgia play vs a competitive  performance play, and chooses the second one. 


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    KMM:

    Remarkable! Another unrelated Rennteam thread transforms into a Performance thread! Except this time because of the car's aesthetics, not because of a posting by RC.

    Smiley Smiley

    Speaking of aesthetics: Something is bothering me regarding this interior (same goes to the exterior, the rear part we've seen so far). I think GM missed a chance here: They could have created an amazing mid-engined US sports car, a future classic. Instead, they kind of created a sports car Frankenstein, which just doesn't seem to look good. I see design elements from Ferrari, from GM (Camaro/Corvette) and other manufacturers, it just doesn't look "clean", too over-styled. Again GM missed an opportunity here to make the Corvette an "international" sports cars. What a shame. 


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    Re: Corvette C8

    In less than 14 hours we will see how many of these pictures actually look like the real deal.

    I am tempering my enthusiasm in case it doesn't look any better than the pictures I have seen so far; but still hoping for the best!

     


    Re: Corvette C8

    Pricing will be the major issue.  If it is attractively priced, it will sell in volume, and not necessarily to the traditional Corvette customer.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    Interesting article.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-18/corvette-courts-ferrari-fans-with-yankee-mid-engine-sports-car?utm_campaign=n...


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Seems odd that the unveiling is at 11:00 PM Eastern. Not too many casual fans in the East will likely bother to tune in to watch it live.yes


    Re: Corvette C8

    JoeRockhead:

    Seems odd that the unveiling is at 11:00 PM Eastern. Not too many casual fans in the East will likely bother to tune in to watch it live.yes

    Probably calculated to have most people globally at reasonable hour (Western US and Europe works)...


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    Grant:
    JoeRockhead:

    Seems odd that the unveiling is at 11:00 PM Eastern. Not too many casual fans in the East will likely bother to tune in to watch it live.yes

    Probably calculated to have most people globally at reasonable hour (Western US and Europe works)...


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    Audi did something similar with the unveiling of its e-tron in San Francisco.  With Audi, it was tied to a conference on the environment and it maximized the available global market.  Interesting that the Corvette debut will take place in an old WWII blimp hanger.  


     
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