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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!!!

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Old 09-03-2018, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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!!!
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As a big block C2 owner, engines go in the front...

This is pure outrage!
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Not a corvette fan but it is looking exotic. Cross between the nsx and a Ferrari.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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So far the C8 definitely has my attention.
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To me, it looks like someone took one of the newer Camaros and tried to squash it.
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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!
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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?
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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
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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.
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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.





I agree - have tracked with guys driving these, and they are impressive.
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There doesn't seem to be a lot of room for golf clubs...
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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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