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The good news is, mid engine Ferrari's are safe (C8 Vette)

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    I hope it looks better in the metal or C9 may need to happen in August!
     
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    What can't Chevrolet understand about the relationship of the Corvette and round taillights?
     
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    There will be 15 at every cars and coffee within 3 months of the release. Real question is can men under the age of 65 afford it?

    Edit: looks like instead of copying Ferrari they're trying to copy Lamborghini..
     
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    With just a rear view, it's very difficult to see how the lines of the car flow together. Let's wait and see.
     
  7. Steinhart

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    still a big bang for the buck, probably the best value performance car out there
     
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    I just don’t understand why Chevy wants an engine in the back. Porsche, Lambo and Ferrari seem to have a lock on that market. How about the Alfa Romeo C4 for less money.

    I have never driven a modern Corvette that is fun to drive. Nor are they anything close to winsome in the eye department.

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    Whether it flows together when we see the entire car or not I know two things. They are used to having unproportionally large rear ends, and they missed an opportunity to make a more "super car" like exhaust path.

    I know they kept shattering the rear glass during testing because of torque and had to stiffen the frame in certain areas so even for a track toy I'd wait till year 2 or 3. And lets not forget the overheating issues they have with the front engine cars...It's going to be a hot mess lol.

    I second the cars and coffee invasion...
     
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    Chevrolet probably realizes that in order to cater to the upcoming, younger generation of Corvette buyers, they had to go mid-engine at some point. The same level of Corvette fandom from your typical, current crop of Vette owners, won't be there in a decade or so if they stayed status quo.

    Even with used Vette prices being so reasonable, I still almost NEVER see anyone younger than 35 or so driving them. Plenty of those younger guys are buying up well-spec'd Stangs, Challengers, etc for the same price points, but hardly ever Vettes. It's almost bizarre how extreme the age gap seems to be with these cars.

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    I will agree that seeing a car in 3D is better than pictures, so many cars look better in person than in pictures.

    The concern that I have is Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini.. they've all been making mid engine cars for years. They know the intricacies of the suspension and chassis and have dialed in the handling characteristics of their platforms to perform EXACTLY as they desire for a given driving situation. When you switch from a transaxle to a midengined platform.. are there deficiencies that you're not going to see in the platform that might need a generation or two to "iron out" as the car evolves. For example, will this new platform drive more like a lambo or a Ferrari. The Ferrari is more nimble at lower speeds as I've experienced whereas the Lambo comes alive at higher speeds... I wonder what types of accidents we'll read about in the next year. Will it be oversteer related at speeds under 80? Or will it be a snap over steer in the turns with idiots lifting the throttle mid turn? Going to be interesting...
     
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    I'm an old guy, but I like front-engined cars. However, I don't do ugly.
     
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    Bought mine at 32....
     
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    Or in the fiberglass!

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    Has been a plastic (not fiberglass) since the 80s

    I wouldn't buy their first attempt at a mid engine car, in general Corvette Engineers are good, then they ruin everything by getting by on the cheap so those factors will lead to some difficult driving dynamics
     
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    Looks like a cross among a McLaren, Camaro and a cat getting his tail squished

    And only available in automatic

    I have a C7 Z06 in addition to my 458, and I do like it. But it would be my last Vette.
     
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    Funny thread. Not that I like the Corvette, in any form, since about '62, but the idea that Chevy can't figure out how to build a kick ass mid engine car is laughable. I recall Ford had no problem doing so back in the 60's or again in 2006 or more recently with the 2018 version. Not to mention that Chevy has been palying with the mid engine Corvette since, well , forever. Yes, it will be uglier than sin with Chevys "stealth" styling, and if it's anything like my buddy's C7, not very comfortable, but I'm willing to be it will kick a lot of ass. As for the big butt, Compared to my 355 and 308, I think the 360, 430, 458 and 488 went pretty big on the butt end too. :)
     
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    I can't wait to see this thread on the 18th LOL. We shall see gentleman....we shall see.
     
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    weve fallen far from the c3.......
     
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    I'm looking forward to the 18th as well. And I was remembering the Ford GT40 too. ... I hope it's a nice car. Will not be a Ferrari, Lambo or Mac though. And that's fine.

    This is going to be a hard crowd though. ... And I don't like the leaked rear end shot.


    Sorry. But I'l be the first to say it. "Butt ugly."
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
  22. The current model is ugly as sin to me, but they still sold a ton of them. I was a lifelong vette lover before it came out. Looks like it was designed by Liberty Walk.
    North Americans have different tastes, and their performance “bang for the buck”, plastic interiors and all, is undeniable.
     
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    A pivotal car in the world of high performance sports cars. I hope it does well.
     
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    Funny story. I was at a local exotic car dealership admiring a 458 spider and commented that I had been waiting for the mid engine Corvette to come out and the salesman says he can't let me buy a Corvette . I asked why and he said I was too young . I'm 60. Then he tells me they do sell a lot of Corvettes and as we look out the window a red one drives by .He then says a lot of people have Corvettes but very few have this as he points to the 458.

    Case closed . I bought the 458 and love it.

    I hope the C8 Corvette looks better in person.
     
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    And that's exactly why Chevrolet decided they needed to make the switch now. Otherwise, Vette sales would go the way of Harley Davidson once the baby boomer sales crawl to a halt.

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