Starting new thread because I did not want to pollute the other one going. Basically, the C7 never had much Ring time success. Now we know why in this really good article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/why-chevrolet-never-released-a-c7-corvette-nürburgring-lap-time/ar-AADvPoH Which has me thinking, if the C7 GS did almost C6 ZO6 time, the C7 Z06 did a 7:10 time but with 100oct fuel mapping program and the C7 ZR1 did a 7:04 on cold tires where will the C8 come in at? Will it be a disaster if the base car is not ahead of the C6ZR1 time of 7:19? What if its close to the C7GS instead? There goes the whole reason for changing to ME. Everyone says that the FE car has hit its limits but yet the here the C7 is performing on par with most of the higher end cars. So if ME is so great why aren't higher end ME's just crushing the C7 and not by a couple of seconds either. I am talking 10-15 sec differences. Could it be that ME's are at a limit too?