I agree with you on most points. But regardles of power to weight, heavier is not better its a step backwards for any "performace" car that has any road course track aspirations, particularily once you start running multiple laps. Yes the Gs is good for a c7, but realisticaly a C6Z06 is simply a better car for the track, and neither is Gt3 levels of real track performance (beyond a car mag lightening lap test).. In theory the Me layout should improve the vettes track prowess anf for sure it will be better, however 100bs more weight is not a step forwards. Were talking what 250lbs up on a c6zo6? True the porche 992 went up in weight also, but ferrari and Maclaren are losing weight, to the extent real performance is relevant. People bandy about the term "performance" like its means one set of criteria. If Improved 0-60 this c8 clearly has better performance, but there are many measures of performance. I dont think porche ferrari lambo etc are worried about this vette at all, theyre just very different animals. Personaly I like the vette as a big cheap lambo aventador aletrnative, you know somehtign out there and ridiculous for the street yet useable. Its what I thought it would be in terms of weight and spec, the exterior is a little nicer than i expected, but frankly the interior concept is disney ridiculous. It will sell well, I dont see it alienating any of the vette faithful, and could well bring in some new clients, myself included, its fresh. But paper numbers aside what we see here aint no ferrari beater let alone a Gt3, its a big heavyish powerful possibly somewhat improved build(its Gm and 60K so ..) "vette" that now happens to have the engine in the middle. Very Cool car for what it is. I am hopeful that like the past few generations of vette it will be consistently improved over time and generation. Pity the Me platform is already so heavy though, and I doubt the quad cam motors are lighter, its hard to be lighter than a SBC. i said it multiple times in this thread, Gm is designing last decades supercar, big heavy and powerful, pity it could have been so much more, and maybe it will be if they can loose 3-400lbs from some version. .