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    Re: Corvette C8

    With the success of the C8, its amazing that GM would do this.

    https://carbuzz.com/news/c9-corvette-will-return-to-front-engine-layout


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    Re: Corvette C8

    nberry:

    With the success of the C8, its amazing that GM would do this.

    https://carbuzz.com/news/c9-corvette-will-return-to-front-engine-layout

    There is this other American thing kinda like sarcasm that comes along once a year on April 1st. 


    Re: Corvette C8

    As previously posted on RT, not a fan of drag racing, Dodge Durango Hellcats, or Hennessey Performance but that tank is quicker than a C8 Corvette. Amazing amount of horsepower and torque despite the wrong form-factor. https://www.motor1.com/news/503291/durango-hellcat-corvette-drag-race/


    Re: Corvette C8

    CGX car nut:

    As previously posted on RT, not a fan of drag racing, Dodge Durango Hellcats, or Hennessey Performance but that tank is quicker than a C8 Corvette. Amazing amount of horsepower and torque despite the wrong form-factor. https://www.motor1.com/news/503291/durango-hellcat-corvette-drag-race/

    From 0-60 kph I destroy everything with my Trackhawk, including Teslas and even the new 992 Turbo S. Smiley It is unbelievable how this car jumps forward from a stop, even without launch control.

    3.7 seconds from 0-100 kph...without launch control. 3.5 seconds with launch control. Numbers get worse with outside temperatures, for example over 25°C. I clocked my Trackhawk at 4.0 seconds flat at 23°C (engine was already very hot from some previous Autobahn driving), without launch control. With launch control, 3.8 seconds. We are talking about a 2.5 ton truck. Smiley

    My truck is stock. Now imagine that in the US, many Trackhawks have 900-1200 hp, they often even use E85 fuel. These monsters run the 1/4 mile under 10 seconds, the fastest I saw was 9.2 seconds or something like that. Good old American hardware. Smiley


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Makes one wonder what you could accomplish with lightening it.


    Re: Corvette C8

    mcdelaug:

    Makes one wonder what you could accomplish with lightening it.

    A lot...but whats the point? I never understood those Trackhawk owners who tune their trucks to 1200 or 1400 hp to drag race them. For me, this is a truck, a SUV, something I enjoy driving in comfort with. I would never lower it or even try to make it lighter. Smiley


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    Re: Corvette C8

    RC:
    CGX car nut:

    As previously posted on RT, not a fan of drag racing, Dodge Durango Hellcats, or Hennessey Performance but that tank is quicker than a C8 Corvette. Amazing amount of horsepower and torque despite the wrong form-factor. https://www.motor1.com/news/503291/durango-hellcat-corvette-drag-race/

    From 0-60 kph I destroy everything with my Trackhawk, including Teslas and even the new 992 Turbo S. Smiley It is unbelievable how this car jumps forward from a stop, even without launch control.

    3.7 seconds from 0-100 kph...without launch control. 3.5 seconds with launch control. Numbers get worse with outside temperatures, for example over 25°C. I clocked my Trackhawk at 4.0 seconds flat at 23°C (engine was already very hot from some previous Autobahn driving), without launch control. With launch control, 3.8 seconds. We are talking about a 2.5 ton truck. Smiley

    My truck is stock. Now imagine that in the US, many Trackhawks have 900-1200 hp, they often even use E85 fuel. These monsters run the 1/4 mile under 10 seconds, the fastest I saw was 9.2 seconds or something like that. Good old American hardware. Smiley


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    The Trackhawk is definitely quick and even quicker as a carjacking target in many major metropolitan areas in the States.  Other popular carjacking targets include Audis, BMWs, and Porsche SUVs.   Chicago, as a reference, had over 350 carjackings in the first 61 days of this year.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    Ram TRX versus Nissan GT-R with predictable results.  https://www.motor1.com/news/503918/ram-trx-nissan-gt-r-race/  Even that truck is quick and slightly better at launch than even the highly vaunted but rapidly aging GT-R.  


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    Re: Corvette C8

    Sounds mean - expecting big things (and small prices, in US...)


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    Re: Corvette C8

    I see several C8s everyday . The styling is awkward and the paint finish is mediocre.

     


    Re: Corvette C8

    JimFlat6:

    I see several C8s everyday . The styling is awkward and the paint finish is mediocre.

    For sure.  Hopefully, they will improve it with Z06 (or just via model year changes).  I think the Z06 may be such a performance bargain, that some will easily look beyond these issues.  I was sorry to see the loss of the Manual in the C8.  Some think there will be a 3-pedal car with the Z06, but seems like it may just be a DCT with fly-by-wire clutch control and solenoid stick shift.


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    Re: Corvette C8

    GM is on a roll. Maybe they'll put more money into the C6.

    With the C8, every time I see one driving toward me, my initial impression is its a Ferrari. 


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    Re: Corvette C8

    JimFlat6:

    I see several C8s everyday . The styling is awkward and the paint finish is mediocre.

     

    You’ve just described every Corvette since the split window Stingray.  


    Re: Corvette C8

    Grant:
    JimFlat6:

    I see several C8s everyday . The styling is awkward and the paint finish is mediocre.

    For sure.  Hopefully, they will improve it with Z06 (or just via model year changes).  I think the Z06 may be such a performance bargain, that some will easily look beyond these issues.  I was sorry to see the loss of the Manual in the C8.  Some think there will be a 3-pedal car with the Z06, but seems like it may just be a DCT with fly-by-wire clutch control and solenoid stick shift.

    So...basically paddle shifting in an H pattern?  Smiley


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    Re: Corvette C8

    GM has now announced the first RHD version specs and pricing for UK.  The Launch Edition will be fully specced with Z51 pkg, and top interior trim level, at £81,700 coupe, £87,000 convertible.  Even for these high initial specs, these prices undercut a basic 911 Carrera by £3000 and £7000 respectively for the two versions.

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/chevrolet-corvette-c8-stingray-launch-uk-october


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