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Discussion in 'American Muscle' started by darkkaangel, Jul 30, 2017.
This is pretty awesome and looks like "a Vette" to me.
Embarrassing but lets' not forget Ferrari's 458 problem.
Talking to the dealers, Ferrari somehow changed the glue for the insulation inside the fenderwells between the testing vehicles and production. So, they had to scrape off all the all glue and put down new insulation on every 458 made to that point.
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Looks like theyre trying creases etc to break up what is otherwise a tall bulky side.
It was always going to be tough to design a mid engined car thats easy to get in and out of, can carry two sets of golf clubs etc.
Hard to design a sprotscar esp a me one thats all things to all people. As the new NSX proves you can end up with neither fiish nor fowl.
I juts woish they would have left the Fe car as the practical vette and allowed the Me one to follow a more natural sportscar path.
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What a shame that wasn’t produced. Could have been a game changer. I see a mix of Vette show cars and McLaren M6gt
Some Lola T70 in there as well.
If they released that today Id be in line to buy one.
When Chevrolet starts to sell Corvette as a stand alone brand maybe they need an 'Icona' series like Ferrari has. They could to do an Astro II like the blue show car. Also the Aero Vette could be another show stopper as sort of Chevrolet 'speedtail' edition...
Zora is the perfect name for this car. He is the engineer that envisioned what the car could become if properly designed and marketed while offices full of accountants could only see red ink. Those that don't know his name or role in this cars history will learn it and learn to appreciate his work.
Hagerty's take on why the C8 Corvette is delayed.
This I am waiting to see. Base price new mid engine corvette $80,000 500 hp. Top of the line twin turbo $130,000 with 900-1000hp..... DCT. Currently twisting its frame in pre production testing with max up motor.
I saw the article too; funny that it did not verify that it was indeed a mid-engine, or did I miss it?
Now that the C8 is DCT we can count on one hand the cars left with manual. It does not appear that it would be "DCT for first release, manual later" (like the new Porsche), but instead only DCT
Vettes have often offered supercar performance at a fraction of the price. Sometimes even faster.
I expect nothing less with this latest iteration.
I respect and do not debate a Vette's performance bonefides; but the car never did it for me. I'm hoping that changes with the latest design.
The factory reps, when pressed, have stated that the C8 will be in spitting distance of C7s.
That should put the base price in the $60-$65K range.
Can someone translate the thread title for me? I'm lost after New C8...
hp (not up)
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Don't bother. Its already all covered in the C8 thread.
I think they'd be dumb if they marked it up too much higher than the current generation Vette. They (should) know their audience.