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  1. Edward 96GTS

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    what is the c8’s redline?
     
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    ^thanks
    hopefully there are better wheel options for 2021.
    cant find the carbon fiber options on the mobile configurator. anyone know? and price?
     
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    According to GM stats, only about 15% of 2020 models were convertibles. BUT, the Convertible was 6 months late and only in production for 3 months of the year.
    That would indicate that future full year sales might be closer to 30%. Given the car comes as a targa already and the convertible option is $7500, that's pretty remarkable.
     
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    There is something about the C8 that really gets the public's imagination. I cannot believe the number of people (mostly men) asking me about it a stop lights. I go out for 10 minutes today and 2 people start talking to me about it. Every little trip I get someone asking me about it or commenting on it.

    Of course I have the top down so its easy to start a conversation than if the top were up. But still with this car I get a lot more positive comments than the other Ferrari convertibles I've owned. I think part of it is that its American and looks pretty cool plus many think that someday they could actually afford one in the future excites them.

    People don't ask me the price. The most common questions are:

    1) How do you like it?
    2) Is this the "new" Corvette?
    3) Is the engine in the back?

    The most common comment is about how attractive it is or "Chevy really got it right this time".

    So far not one negative comment or snide remark (I used to get some of those with Ferrari).
     
  10. Edward 96GTS

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    plus, they assume vette owners are approachable.
    kinda like approaching jay leno vs jerry seinfeld.
     
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    just saw an orange c8. they look a lot less horrible in person than in pictures. maybe i will get the z06 when it comes out after all...
     
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    with the 1LT interior, can colored stiching be ordered? is stitching a stand alone option?
     
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    If you pick the 1LT with red seats it includes red stitching throughout and red center mark on steering wheel. Not available in other 1LT color options.


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    how much of the interior is red in a 1lt interior?
     
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    ^ thank you
    not sure that bright red would go w the new darker red mist tint coat paint.
    any pix of the darker red seats available?
     
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  19. Edward 96GTS

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    ^ what color paint is the last picture?
    long beach red or red mist?
     
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    That's Long Beach red which has been discontinued. Its been replaced with Red Mist which is a tintcoat, lighter in color, and more candy colored.
     
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    someone posted on midengine corvette forum that the orange seen in pix is not seen in person. orange caused by camera artifacts. something to do with the way the camera is being “overwhelmed”?
     
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    #1149 Edward 96GTS, Jan 24, 2021
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    to me, seat belts should never be seen. they should just be there, unnoticed. like a light switch on a wall. i would never have a red light switch on a white wall.
     
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    john, i didnt understand the camera thing either. have you seen it in person and do the sun highlights bring out the orange?
     
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