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Old 12-20-18, 07:31 PM
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Has some Aventador DNA there.
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Old 12-21-18, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by SNiiP3R View Post
Has some Aventador DNA there.
I don't think that's DNA unless it actually shares a part with the Raging Bull. If anything it just borrows a few styling cues.
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Old 12-21-18, 11:13 AM
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Looks great so far - i read it was delayed 6 to 12 months due to some significant issues.

If only GM could get there stuff together.....
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^^ I read the same. Electrical issues iirc
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Looks great - better every time I see it.

Please God do not make Chrome wheels an option on this thing!!
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That looks awesome!
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Sadly the interior likely will still reek of resiny plastic which seems to be a trait of all Vettes since the '70s.
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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.
Looks good to me

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Former Vette owner here and proud Lexus owner. Corvette will always have terrible quality control issues, when the new ME arrives, you can bet they will have tons of issues. The 19 ZR1 is having panel fitment and non matching paint problems. Ridiculouis for a 120k car. It will be a cool car though and it's long overdue for a ME.
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Originally Posted by LexRuger View Post
Looks good to me

That's why I said smell;my neighbor bought a 2019 Z06 and the initial smell when the car doot opens isn't a good new car smell but after a few months it has toned down he said.
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Originally Posted by charley95 View Post
Former Vette owner here and proud Lexus owner. Corvette will always have terrible quality control issues, when the new ME arrives, you can bet they will have tons of issues. The 19 ZR1 is having panel fitment and non matching paint problems. Ridiculouis for a 120k car. It will be a cool car though and it's long overdue for a ME.
My old bae

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That design of the C8 interior looks pretty cool. Can't wait to see this face the 488 GTB, Huracan, R8, and 720S.
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A buddy and I had an interesting convo about this vette the other day... had this been produced under Cadillac vs Chevy, could it have increased the brand image of Cadillac, a-la Acura and NSX? Or would doing that re-create the XLR type sales?
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