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Old 02-22-19, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ronmaiden View Post
Sadly the interior likely will still reek of resiny plastic which seems to be a trait of all Vettes since the '70s.
LMAO - have you even sat in ANY C7? even the base model is very nice IMO.

BTW....C8....

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GM's new Corvette is so powerful, it's warping the frame in tests, report says

The redesigned 2020 Chevrolet Corvette's new engine is reportedly so powerful that it's compromising the vehicle's structural integrity in testing, causing General Motors to delay the car's reveal, according to an industry report. Sports car fans have been anxiously awaiting the debut of the eighth generation of the Corvette, which got its last total overhaul with the 2014 Corvette Stingray.But the 2019 Detroit auto show, which would have provided a major global stage for the vehicle's unveiling, came and went in January with no reveal.What gives? Well, it sounds like GM engineers are scrambling to get the vehicle ready for prime time, in part because they made it so powerful that the vehicle is bumping up against physical limitations.Classic-car insurer Hagerty reports that a Corvette prototype with a twin-turbocharged, 8-cylinder engine is generating 900 to 1,000 horsepower and is causing a "structural distortion of the aluminum spaceframe" during tests."The twist in back was enough to fracture the glass hatch covering the engine," Hagerty reports. "Be glad this flaw was discovered in advance of your top speed runs in Chevy’s designated Ferrari-beater."At those speeds, the new "C8" sports car would be faster than the 2019 ZR1 performance model, which GM has bragged is the fastest-ever 'Vette at a top speed of 210 miles per hour. Other bugs, including electrical issues, are also still being worked out, according to Hagerty.

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The Corvette is widely expected to debut as a 2020 model.

The current version ranges in price from $55,495 to $128,900.Hagerty estimated that the redesigned model will start in the range of $60,000 to $70,000 and get a 6.2-liter, 8-cylinder engine with at least 500 horsepower, which would be about 50 more than the current base version. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...me/3149723002/

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Suddenly, the notion of being retired just got a little bit brighter!
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Mid-engine for $60k would be incredible. Ferrari will shake in its Italian leather boots hah
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Old 03-13-19, 01:47 PM
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warping the frame is not something I would be bragging about.
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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
warping the frame is not something I would be bragging about.
Right. Probably means the frame is weak and you'll die in a minor accident.
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
Mid-engine for $60k would be incredible. Ferrari will shake in its Italian leather boots hah
IMO, it will start in the high 80s.

if its 60s, it will be $69,999

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Originally Posted by bagwell View Post
IMO, it will start in the high 80s.

if its 60s, it will be $69,999
Agreed. Still a bargain
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twin turbo V8 with 900-1000 hp. Without massive rear tires or AWD, have fun controlling that. Even the Z06 had complaints of being oversteer prone by Randy Probst
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I find it interesting that GM is killing many of its sedans that sell well while at the same time launching a second slow selling Corvette model. Seems like good business to me.
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are they making two models of corvettes, a regular one and the mid engine one? Going full on mid engine is going to price it out of the standard corvette buyers market.
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The corvettes going to launch with a new CAN bus, new motor, new chassis......lol Power to those who put their money down.
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nah no early adopter risk here lol
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Old 03-14-19, 09:14 AM
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At least one report is that the C8 will launch with the current pushrod V-8 as the base engine and the new TT V-8 as an option. That is 1 way to keep the entry price down while still offering a super high performance option.
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