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UNKNOWN_370 09-03-2018 07:26 PM

C8 mid-engine corvette. GM loves their people.
 
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...gine-corvette/

If this car is 100k or less? This will be the sickest bargain in in automotive history!!!

SG4247 09-03-2018 08:16 PM

As a big block C2 owner, engines go in the front...

This is pure outrage!

sunkist350z 09-03-2018 09:05 PM

Not a corvette fan but it is looking exotic. Cross between the nsx and a Ferrari.

Shoeshear 09-03-2018 10:22 PM

Like sunkist said, very exotic-like. Doesn't look even reminiscent of current gen vette. Hopefully it'll look great. Always thought corvettes had great proportions.

SouthArk370Z 09-03-2018 10:29 PM

The short hood just doesn't look like a Corvette to me. The big vents behind the doors aren't very Corvette-like, either. A great looking car, but no longer a Vette, IMNSHO.

God-Speed 09-04-2018 06:28 AM

Being a Corvette fan and owning several, I find this car to be interesting to say the least. Like all new models, I will just have to wait to see it in person before making judgment. :tup:

Nixin 09-04-2018 08:36 AM

So far the C8 definitely has my attention.

JARblue 09-04-2018 09:36 AM

To me, it looks like someone took one of the newer Camaros and tried to squash it.

ZCanadian 09-04-2018 01:47 PM

Doesn't "look" extremely Corevette-y to me.
But that's not a bad thing.
Certain generations of 'vettes are beautiful, for sure, but trying to imitate that with an entirely different drive platform would be a bad idea.

It looks exotic. But I have my doubts that the typical Corvette owner is going to be able to handle a mid engine rear wheel drive layout. According to the internet, enough of them have trouble with F/R. When you put a heavy motor behind the driver, and the rear starts to move sideways, it takes a lot of skill to keep the car in line. Ferrari and Porsche drivers know this. Most muscle car drivers haven't a clue.

Perhaps, like NSX and upcoming Alfa 8C this will have some electrics to assist the front wheels. Or at least an ace traction control system that cannot be easily disabled!

2011 Nismo#91 09-04-2018 05:17 PM

It's like making a front engine 911. But I honestly don't care so much about tradition as long as it's a good car. While their at it why not make it all wheel drive too?

UNKNOWN_370 09-04-2018 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZCanadian (Post 3783240)
Doesn't "look" extremely Corevette-y to me.
But that's not a bad thing.
Certain generations of 'vettes are beautiful, for sure, but trying to imitate that with an entirely different drive platform would be a bad idea.

It looks exotic. But I have my doubts that the typical Corvette owner is going to be able to handle a mid engine rear wheel drive layout. According to the internet, enough of them have trouble with F/R. When you put a heavy motor behind the driver, and the rear starts to move sideways, it takes a lot of skill to keep the car in line. Ferrari and Porsche drivers know this. Most muscle car drivers haven't a clue.

Perhaps, like NSX and upcoming Alfa 8C this will have some electrics to assist the front wheels. Or at least an ace traction control system that cannot be easily disabled!

I think if you drive a corvette GS. You'll see this gen corvette does not feel like a muscle car AT ALL when you rotate it. This generation of GM cars do not fit the performance stereotype they've been able to fit into in the past.

Here's the vette on track.

https://jalopnik.com/heres-the-mid-e...g-t-1828804754

Shoeshear 09-04-2018 11:20 PM

The people who can lap a corvette fast on a track are not going to be the people who have trouble driving a mid-engine car. It's the people who use pedestrians as cones at cars and coffee that will have trouble, but they had trouble to begin with. Current gen corvettes are awesome. Z06 w/ TC on is brilliant.

ZCanadian 09-05-2018 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoeshear (Post 3783376)
The people who can lap a corvette fast on a track are not going to be the people who have trouble driving a mid-engine car. It's the people who use pedestrians as cones at cars and coffee that will have trouble, but they had trouble to begin with. Current gen corvettes are awesome. Z06 w/ TC on is brilliant.

Especially with TC engaged. :rofl2:


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dN_L_1fXs6s/maxresdefault.jpg


I agree - have tracked with guys driving these, and they are impressive.

BlackZeda 09-05-2018 12:14 PM

There doesn't seem to be a lot of room for golf clubs...

Shoeshear 09-05-2018 12:39 PM

Lol, key phrase there. My friend has the current gen z06 and he has not turned it off ever. Judging from the journalists, probably a wise choice lol. From what I remember reading about that guy in the picture though, he's a great driver just pushing hard to try to keep the F1 cars' tires warm.


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