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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Guess production is now delayed/on hold, still have some C7's left to finish out run of that gen, then re-tool, then get C8 going.

    For those with an order in, kinda on hold now.

    Thanks to CorvetteBlogger reporting the following article by Mitch Talley:

    We’ve waited 66 years for a mid-engine Corvette.
    Now it looks like we’ll be waiting just a little longer on the 2020 Stingray.
    That’s according to reports published Monday in the Detroit Free Press.
    The newspaper says it has learned from two sources that the ongoing UAW strike will delay production and launch of the new mid-engine Corvette.

    Officially, a spokesman for GM says, “As we’ve previously stated, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray production begins in late 2019 and convertible production follows in late first-quarter 2020. It’s too early to speculate on production timing impacts on any of our vehicles due to the UAW work stoppage.”‘
    One source tells the Free Press, however, that “I know for a fact that this strike is directly going to affect the start of regular production for the mid-engine Corvette.”

    The Bowling Green assembly plant reportedly still has 600 of the seventh generation Corvettes to produce once the strike is settled and workers return to work. The plant was originally slated to undergo a tooling change for the C8 this week and next week, then begin production of the 2020 mid-engine cars late this year. "That can’t happen because the plant hasn’t finished production of the current generation Corvette,” one source told the Detroit newspaper.

    About 46,000 UAW workers went on strike nationwide at GM on Sept. 16. Details of a new contract proposal submitted by General Motors to the UAW on Monday morning are unknown, as the strike entered its fourth week.

    The union is seeking a stronger guarantee that GM will build traditional vehicles, as opposed to electric or autonomous cars, in U.S. plants, a person close to the negotiations told the Free Press. GM CEO Mary Barra has touted an all-electric future and more self-driving cars as the best path for the company, which would transform primarily into a technology company that makes cars.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by bfielder32087 View Post
    Different type of presence though.

    There's some exotic flare to it
    compared to the old man persona
    of the past...






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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    Presence it hasn't had before...have you stood behind a mid-year coupe before, LOL

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    Not just the coupe, but a Grand Sport or Z06 with those extra flared fenders! I'm not a huge Vette fan, but have to admit the rear 3/4 shot of those C7 upper performance trims looks pretty amazing. ZR1 looks more like the C7.R in my eyes (probably the huge spoiler), so I don't even think of it in the same terms.

    I'm just happy they banished chrome from the wheels and trim on the C8. That will go a long way towards helping me like it once I actually see one on the road.
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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Chrome wheels=Winga Dinga

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    I was talking to Derek0609 this afternoon and he had an orange one infront of him. He drives past the Tech Center everyday to and from work so you'd expect that, plus he drives home to the high rent district of the metro Detroit area so surely the engineers live out that way as well. I was wrong about the Supra when I saw it inperson but I don't think I'll be changing my mind when I see the C8 inperson, stay "tuned"New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

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    First one without Manufacture plates too.


    I drove next to one for a 100+ miles on my way to see Klasse over the summer. Tried to get him to race me but he wouldn’t budge. Car is very quiet on the highway.


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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    I'm just happy they banished chrome
    from the wheels and trim on the C8.
    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    Chrome wheels=Winga Dinga



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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    This is of course, all IMO...For me, chrome belongs on cars from that era, Bob!. The design of the 50's and 60's cars are well suited for all sorts of shiny grill work, bumpers, and trim pieces. Just not a modern Corvette.
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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Lol.... I was just thinking of chrome dipping my wheels..... I’m getting old...


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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coatingsarecrack View Post
    Lol.... I was just thinking of chrome dipping my wheels..... I’m getting old...


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    Nah, Just wise.
    That picture of Bob's Corvette with chrome wheels looks so good.
    I just picked up a 2018 Grand Sport Corvette that's Admiral Blue has chrome rims on it and I think it looks great. JMO
    I've owned 12-13 Corvettes before this one and this one is the best looking by far.
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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    My buddy in Tenn got to see this today, inperson...THE REAL DEAL! 1 of 5 made in total, 1 of 3 coupes, I'm very jealousNew mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

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