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0EPII1
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Best spy video so far.

C8 going hard on the Nurburgring it is full aural glory!

https://www.motor1.com/news/358405/mid-engined-corvette-laps-nurburgring

Worth a watch... and turn your volume up!

7/9/2019 5:30:04 AM

0EPII1
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Reveal in 3 hours!

Until then, here is a slideshow with the history of the mid-engined Corvette, which stretches back many many decades, albeit, all prototypes:

https://www.motor1.com/features/360383/history-of-the-mid-engine-corvette

7/17/2019 4:21:15 PM

jaZon
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Going to be hilarious if this thing winds up being dogshit

7/17/2019 6:56:28 PM

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Yeah I'm sure it's going to suck.

7/17/2019 11:05:04 PM

0EPII1
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OK, I thought it was on the 17th, but it is the 18th. 18 more hours to go!

So, why is it going to suck? I mean I don't know, it might not to be everyone's tastes in terms of looks, but it will perform better than the front-engined Corvette, which is already a world-class performer.

7/18/2019 4:24:36 AM

TKE-Teg
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It's not gonna suck. If there's one thing you can always count on with Chevy its their performance bang for the buck. Styling is a bit more of a question mark, though outside of the recent Camaro fascia revisions I've usually been a fan.

7/18/2019 8:04:19 AM

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^^ sarcasm

7/18/2019 9:04:39 AM

jaZon
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Yea, I don't think it'll suck. It'd just be hilarious if it did. Can you imagine the fallout at GM?

7/18/2019 12:15:24 PM

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From everything that's being put out, it handles like the highest dollar super cars of the World.

Record breaking engineering when these things start getting tuned and on the market.

The price though is not bad given what you're getting.

Corvette could have just outdid itself with this car.

Color options and factory styling is what i am excited to see.

[Edited on July 18, 2019 at 1:23 PM. Reason : f]

7/18/2019 1:17:56 PM

0EPII1
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495 hp
0-60 in < 3 sec (cf. 2.8 sec for the 755 hp C7 ZR1!!!)
$70K
8-sp paddle shifter (no manual)

Leaked pics here:
https://www.motor1.com/news/360672/c8-corvette-2020-chevy-debut

Live debut, right now:
https://www.motor1.com/news/360474/chevy-corvette-c8-unveiling-livestream

(still at the intro stage, and car hasn't been shown yet)

7/18/2019 11:14:03 PM

0EPII1
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Just ended.

Wow, it will start at "under $60,000"!!!

Other than Nissan GT-R, all other supercars that can do 0-60 mph in < 3 sec cost well over $100K (or in the millions).

I can't even imagine what the Z06 and ZR1 versions (or whatever they will be called) will do!

I predict some version will set records on some of the famous tracks around the world, including at the Nurburgring.

7/19/2019 12:06:27 AM

Dr Pepper
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I am excited for the big step in this evolution of the model. A lot of people are sour over it, for reasons I think are just petty.

Looking forward to giving the European cars some competition for sure.

7/19/2019 8:48:02 AM

TKE-Teg
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I love it.

Except no manual.

7/19/2019 9:05:06 AM

nacstate
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Don't love the transition of the roof into the rear quarter, at least not in pics and video.

That center console is awful.

7/19/2019 2:53:11 PM

tchenku
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I think the C7 looks better. The C8 design is overwrought and reminds me of a 360 Modena (which is my least-favorite Ferrari design within the last 30 years)

and I still hate the tail lights

7/21/2019 9:24:47 PM

TKE-Teg
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I hate the square tail lights, b/c it's the reason they made the exhaust tips square. That I really hate. But i understand why you wouldn't do one without the other.

7/24/2019 9:35:32 AM

sumfoo1
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yeah the squished camaro rear doesn't look right on the back of the car.

It doesn't seem to fit any of the rest of the car.

to me... it looks like a 360 nose as reimagined by lambo attached to a mclaren f1 long tail profile as re imagined by lambo, with a camaro rear... squished to fit.

8/6/2019 1:07:30 PM

JT3bucky
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Tail lights not being round is a huge disappointment.

8/6/2019 6:22:31 PM

sumfoo1
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they weren't round on the C7

8/7/2019 7:22:30 AM

dtownral
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the C7 lights and rear end got a lot of criticism but i think they look better than the C8

8/7/2019 1:06:24 PM

TKE-Teg
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I was cool with the C7's rear. Even the lights.

But this, ugh, not great. Not dealbreaker bad, but damn - its a miss.

8/7/2019 1:08:13 PM

sumfoo1
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pardon me while i sound like a designer for a bit.

It doesn't have the same design language as the rest of the car.

It just looks out of place.

the bumperless renders of turbo C8s look so much better than the real rear end.



and yes this is fake AF because there is a trunk big enough for 2 sets of golf clubs between the transaxle and bumper.

[Edited on August 8, 2019 at 8:23 AM. Reason : .]

8/8/2019 8:22:46 AM

Novicane
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I'm not sure, but i could see it.

I think hacking this to death would create structural issues but who knows.

8/10/2019 7:19:37 AM

jaZon
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I realize the render above is just that, but is has the engine so far passed the assend of the wheels it may as well be in Porsche over the top rear-engine territory.

[Edited on August 12, 2019 at 1:28 PM. Reason : ]

8/12/2019 1:28:05 PM

TKE-Teg
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^what exactly are you looking at? Because if you look at the trunk photo posted literally one post above yours, you can clearly see the entire engine situated IN FRONT of the rear strut towers. So, no that's not really an accurate statement.

Is the transmission hanging off the rear end behind the wheel centerpoint? Oh absolutely.

8/13/2019 8:47:19 AM

jaZon
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The fake turbo with no bumper

8/13/2019 9:40:22 AM

Dr Pepper
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shall I note the accessory drive is fore, not aft, of the engine?


If you're going to photoshop it, at least make it look realistic like this one:



[Edited on August 13, 2019 at 4:25 PM. Reason : -]

8/13/2019 4:24:36 PM

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why has this turned into a photoshop thread btw?

8/13/2019 4:40:03 PM

Dr Pepper
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.....admittedly my post was a personal boast-post.

8/13/2019 4:47:59 PM

jaZon
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^ You work for RSM?

8/16/2019 12:56:40 PM

Dr Pepper
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yes

8/18/2019 4:05:39 PM

jaZon
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well then, carry on

8/19/2019 5:17:33 PM

Dr Pepper
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LOL.... I actually thought you were a follower who happened to connect TWW to IRL.

8/19/2019 7:09:47 PM

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