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Old 07-09-2019, 08:36 AM
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I'm pretty sure the C8 will perform well... too bad it will look like a 90's concept car.
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The red 8 is so dweeby, I swear boomers ruin everything. Other than that it looks pretty awesome.
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I'm pretty sure the C8 will perform well... too bad it will look like a 90's concept car.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:38 AM
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Literally a XJ220.
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an XJ220 but 2 years before the XJ220 concept
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I'm pretty sure the C8 will perform well... too bad it will look like a 90's concept car.
It's funny you say that because to some extent you are quite correct. There's this designer I follow on youtube who used to be an automotive designer, and in general he knows a lot about cars, and he had a good 10 minute video talking about the new Corvette and how it's already kinda 10 years behind. I mean it is great and all that it is MR, but at the same time it is not engineered to be a hybrid (like pretty much every supercar or at least halo car), looks decent (but again outdated for a 2020/2021 car, and in typical chevy fashion its hype does not live up to the actual car (LOOKS AT VOLT).
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Kinda looks like those super ugly 4th gen Camaros.
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It's funny you say that because to some extent you are quite correct. There's this designer I follow on youtube who used to be an automotive designer, and in general he knows a lot about cars, and he had a good 10 minute video talking about the new Corvette and how it's already kinda 10 years behind. I mean it is great and all that it is MR, but at the same time it is not engineered to be a hybrid (like pretty much every supercar or at least halo car), looks decent (but again outdated for a 2020/2021 car, and in typical chevy fashion its hype does not live up to the actual car (LOOKS AT VOLT).
how does he know what it was built for and what it looks like?

and isn't the volt pretty great?
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Is GM using OHC heads for the C8?
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there is supposed to be a DOHC motor for the uptrim cars

base still going to be the GOAT pushrod doe
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how does he know what it was built for and what it looks like?

and isn't the volt pretty great?
I'm not saying the volt is bad, I was just alluding to the fact that it was hyped for YEARS before it actually came out and when it eventually did no one really cared anymore. And also, there have been soo many concept photos taken of the C8 so it isn't really much of a surprise what its final design will be.
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good points all around
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That has to be them testing to get a nuburgring time so they can brag about it when they release pics/specs.
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Originally Posted by 93Accord117 View Post
I'm not saying the volt is bad, I was just alluding to the fact that it was hyped for YEARS before it actually came out and when it eventually did no one really cared anymore. And also, there have been soo many concept photos taken of the C8 so it isn't really much of a surprise what its final design will be.
Sounds a lot like the NSX
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60k MR car with a 500$ motor that will make 1200whp with a pair of wu-tang war whistles doe
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Gonna need more than some Ho Chi Minh Hurricane makers to push 1200whp on a pushrod LT doe.
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Gonna need more than some Ho Chi Minh Hurricane makers to push 1200whp on a pushrod LT doe.
throw LT1 in the trash

pull LQ4 out of trash

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Sounds a lot like the NSX
Actually that's probably a fair comparison (within reason). I mean how many NSX's are still sitting on lots or were sold either under MSRP? From what I've heard the sales have not been that great.

Not talking **** on the NSX, it's a legit car and I would take it any day, but its arrival was certainly too late to hop in on the hybrid supercar trend.
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I don't think there is any recent talk of hybridization

at this point its all truck motors and small displacement TT DOHC V8s
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throw LT1 in the trash

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no problem
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Originally Posted by 93Accord117 View Post
It's funny you say that because to some extent you are quite correct. There's this designer I follow on youtube who used to be an automotive designer, and in general he knows a lot about cars, and he had a good 10 minute video talking about the new Corvette and how it's already kinda 10 years behind. I mean it is great and all that it is MR, but at the same time it is not engineered to be a hybrid (like pretty much every supercar or at least halo car), looks decent (but again outdated for a 2020/2021 car, and in typical chevy fashion its hype does not live up to the actual car (LOOKS AT VOLT).

The earlier pictures you can clearly see through the camouflage and the design language to say the least is interesting. Given the new midship layout, I expected GM to really knock it out of the park, but it looks like they are catering to the Corvette conservatives. The streetspeed pictures do look more promising though but evidently at that particular angle.





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Actually that's probably a fair comparison (within reason). I mean how many NSX's are still sitting on lots or were sold either under MSRP? From what I've heard the sales have not been that great.

Not talking **** on the NSX, it's a legit car and I would take it any day, but its arrival was certainly too late to hop in on the hybrid supercar trend.
This is a dumb post, the other "hybrid supercars" are all ~$1M.

LaFerrari, 918, P1. Those are hypercars, and the NSX brought tech that is actually superior. They just kept it at the [super]sports-car level for performance and pricing.

Wait and see if the next-gen $1M+ hypercars aren't hybrid? They'll be at least that.

BTW this Vette looks ****** awesome so far.
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This is a dumb post, the other "hybrid supercars" are all ~$1M.

LaFerrari, 918, P1. Those are hypercars, and the NSX brought tech that is actually superior. They just kept it at the [super]sports-car level for performance and pricing.

Wait and see if the next-gen $1M+ hypercars aren't hybrid? They'll be at least that.

BTW this Vette looks ****** awesome so far.
You don't always need to be so mean all the time, I'm exhausted with your endless insults.

And I was not referring to the million dollar cars, rather I was speaking more to the likes of the i8 and where the general market is trending.
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I feel like I don't hear enough **** bang bizzle from the boom toobs is this thing gonna red line over 5k or are they finally tossing a diesel into the bay?
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