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Discussion in 'American Muscle' started by darkkaangel, Jul 30, 2017.
I'm contacting Mike Furman at Criswell.
Awesome, look forward to hearing your thoughts.
You know my entire point is that here you have a 20 year old car -- the Ferrari 360 coupe -- and it sells today for about the same price as this new Corvette.
A 20 year old used car. And the Stradale version sells for over 4 times this price.
IMO, that's pretty remarkable.
My 13th anniversary was the same day they unveiled the c8.
Shouldn't be too hard to convince my wife that it's a sign that I was meant to have one!
Thinking about this spec....debating on the stripe
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Oh no doubt, that’s one of the reasons I love Ferrari. Once they hit full depreciation, they either appreciate or follow inflation. But the maintenance on a 20 year old Ferrari vs a factory fresh Chevy....
It took me a long time to get here, but I hope you all can indulge me with my current musing. One thing I've found in the car world is folks can be very passionate and loyal to one 'car' brand. I don't think anything is wrong with this, I am one of those folks, obviously with this forum's namesake.
That said, I try to be open-minded about all car and brands because I sincerely believe there are much to be enjoyed and relished with most performance vehicles. I've tried to come up with an analogy that would have natural and broad applicability to where I landed in my philosophy. I think the best is this: food.
Stay with me here. First and foremost, a car's main job is to get a person from point A to point B. Sure, some vehicles relegated in museums, but I liken this to a food's main job is to nourish and feed you. Some food enshrined in cookbook photos, so I guess that's the closest you'll get to a museum.
So basically all food, whether it be a plain slice of bread, to foie gras - will feed you, and you don't die. A Prius will 'get you there.' Mission accomplished.
Next, is the performance; this is where I liken food to the car as 'flavor.' Bland food 'gets the job done' but doesn't do much for taste buds. Blessed with having eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world myself, I will not lie and say I will enjoy the guilty pleasure of 2 tacos for 99 cents at Jack in Box. I liken this reality to cheap vs. expensive performance. Think uber tuned 1/4 miler vs. Chiron.
Sure, Osteria Francesca is excellent, but sometimes a Big Mac value meal gets the job done for me for 'flavor.'
What I've learned with food, is variety and cost are essential facets when determining, 'what's for dinner?' Sure, all of us will most likely settle on their 'usual' - that's awesome, but I often like to keep an open mind and to have Lobster one day, doesn't mean I will turn my nose on a grilled cheese sandwich the next.
and what do cars and food have in common; the more you know the less you will like either one of them...
Nobody said anything about a Corvette SUV, so I really have no idea what you're talking about...
No one is angry that Ferrari made a mid engine V8 car 1999, least of all me. You're the only one that's hung up on the notion that Chevy somehow "caught up" with Ferrari with the C8. Note that not a single poster on here has come to your defense with your ridiculous notion, yet you continue to assert your position despite not having any logical basis for your statement. It's simply one of the most asinine claims I've seen on the Internet lately, and that's saying something. There's nothing particularly groundbreaking about the 360, and as many posters have commented, the two companies are not in genuine competition for customers.
Who said the 360 is ground breaking?
Yet look at the Vette fans -- who is saying the Corvette is!
360 is a crap car...huh? Say again....?
I was going to wait for the Z06 but I decided to talk to my dealer about moving my ZL1 Camaro on this. I just really like the car.
I wouldn't personally call the C8 groundbreaking, but can you name another new mid-engine car that offers the expected level of performance for $60,000 and a full warranty? A Cayman S starts at nearly $10,000 more, and it won't come close to the performance of the C8. This is what has people excited (and has always excited people) about the Corvette--it brings high performance to the masses at a fairly attainable price. This time it's with a mid-engine layout and the dynamics that come with it, which excites people because it's a production first for the brand. Sure Ferrari did mid-engine production cars earlier, and Lamborghini before them, and others before them, but Ferrari and Lamborghini didn't do it at a price that the "average Joe" could afford.
Can we just stop arguing. I said I'm not knocking EITHER car.
I was looking at a Cayman S but it's just not appealing to me. The new Vette could be.
I would LOVE a totally stripped down car with basic cloth hard shell race seats, roll bar, sound dampening and carpeting completely removed, hardtop versus targa, more underbody aero, GT3 RS style wing, 3350lbs wet, and about 925 HP. That, my friends, would be THE car. I would pay upwards of $150,000 for that car.
That looks nice and the wing is much better too.
seems like you could do all of that to a base Vette and have change left over. Heck bring it to me and I will make molds of the rear engine lid and front hood with air tunnels in C/F for less weight too. Made these for the Cayman.
Thanks. I'm afraid I've probably got 10-14 months (at least) before I get the car....
Oh well, I've got my wife's SS to drive
Is your dealer in Pittsburgh?
Yes I through Riverview Chevy, Jared is my salesman. He’s the man. Has to be the most prolific Chevy salesman on the east coast
I bought my c7 from Northstar in Moon.
I’ll check out Riverview. I believe my accountant is friends with the owner.
Ask for Jared Candelore you can say I referred you if you want. DM me I’ll give you my info if you’d like.
cool, make sure to report your findings!
Looking forward to it.
Sounds good, like we knew it would.
Here's what I'm thinking (but a convertible)
Long Beach Red, Natural interior, Body color accents, Split spoke Pewter wheels.
I certainly have plenty of time to change my mind!
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