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2020 C8 now Sold Out

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  1. fatbillybob

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  2. JV's89

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    At least I'm sure to stay out of trouble for another year. :)
     
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  3. darkkaangel

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    Oh yeah, I had a deposit in on reveal day. I am number 26 on my dealers list just waiting for February to come so they can start assigning allocations :)
     
  4. fatbillybob

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    I’m 8 at martin
     
  5. TheMayor

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    I've seen several (2-3) comments on FChat where folks have cancelled their slot and bought something else that will arrive quicker. I'm likely to wait until 2021.
     
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  8. Steve King

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    I'm dealing with MacMulkin (#2 Corvette dealer) and they said usually all of the pre-orders don't evolve into a final order because the guys back out at the last minute. I know that my order number has gone down since I did the deposit and configuration. It's just a wait and see now as to how the orders will flow. Unfortunately the convertibles ( my selection) will be a month later for the orders. I saw the initial production runs will start at 2 cars an hour and ramp up to 8 per hour. We'll see how quickly that happens when they start in February.
     
  9. BJK

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    and so what if the 2020's were sold out, then you'll just have to settle for a 2021. You place your order and get in line. The END of the line.... and wait. Let them work out the early production kinks while you're waiting. :)
     
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  10. dwhite

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    So what is their production capability? Preorder 40K limit. Can they produce 60K cars? Regardless, not like they won't be all over the place, which again tells me they will have the same depreciation like every corvette ever produced.

    Oh, I'm sure a bunch will be mothballed by the nitwits hoping to get double their money in twenty years.

    Still have my fingers crossed they build a manual trans in a couple years when I'm ready to join the "FL old man society"
     
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  11. jimmyb

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    There will be no manual in the C8, anymore than there will be a manual in a new Ferrari. That ship has sailed. If you want a manual sports car, it starts with "P"
     
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    Tadge explained it pretty well in that Autoline Detroit interview. There's no way to run a direct linkage back, including some kind of snake around cables.
     
  13. thecarreaper

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    I still dont get the die hard demand for manuals. My C6 only has around 400hp and is fun on pubic roads. Way too much traffic and R/R tracks to want to deal with high hp and a manual.

    The paddle shift auto is fine.

    Nobody has been running in to dealers to order manual Vettes since 2005 as the sales number prove the lack of demand for a manual when an auto is an option has lead to the demise of the manual.

    -Plenty of older Z06's out there for the " want manual !! " crowd to play with. Or a well optioned C7. Or just buy a Porsche and be slower.
     
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  14. David_S

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    Really? In the proper gear in my 964, I would floor it at just the right point & "jump" railroad tracks, such that the landing would be completely smooth. Likely can't do that with an auto trans. Don't have any experience with flappy paddles, but maybe the same could be done...
     
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    Manufacturers that put cars on lots consider it sold. There will be some spec'ed to your liking somewhere in the nation that upon delivery, the deal falls through and you're there to sign up for that specific car. I haven't seen or been in an agreement like this with a dealer before to know if you are buying at an MSRP+dealer fee or will have to suck up the hot car, low availability mark-up to not be one of the pre-orders.

    Expect more of a competition for the ZR1.
     
  16. thecarreaper

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    Not the 6 sets of tracks near me! I had to replace a wheel on my old f150 and bent two 1970 steel Z28 wheels. These tracks are alignment / wheel killers lol.
     
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    I have a slot for a convertible. I’m yet to spec the car.
     
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    Id always choose a manual if available, but I dont mind paddles. Its just that i find the manual to be more fun. I dont care about maximizing performance.
     
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    "Sticks got drama! Paddles not!"
     
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    Does this mean the Old duffers are resisting the me layout. Is not a vette in year 1 normally sold out. Or is production capability much greater now.
    Maybe many are waiting to see how the car looks and goes before taking the plunge.
    Or maybe this iteration is not optimal for a Me car.
    Or maybe Corvette should have made two cars, a Fe and a Me that way each could excel in its market segment.
     
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    If you want drama go see Tiffany at the strip club. :) Might cost you more than a vette though.
     
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    Dealers are reporting about 30% of the "pre-orders" are cancelling for one reason or another. Its to be expected. Things change, people learn more about it, people lose interest, something else comes up, etc.
     
  23. TheMayor

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    Same with me.

    I'm guessing to spec it later this month but who knows.
     
  24. Jo Sta7

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    I’m speccing the car on Friday. I think I’m going to go with a fun spec.
     
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