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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    We've all seen "Corvette guy" at shows and cars and coffees, wonder if HE will buying THIS car, I say noNew mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    IMO the rear of the car looks like a Camaro, didn't they learn from the C7New mid engine Corvette. July 18th. This is the best you could do to honor the Father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus Duntov!

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    The C7 rear end looked fine even though a lot of people went ape about it. That leaked photo of the C8 though looks brutal.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    •IMO:
    -Damn cool rear-clip evolution has occurred over
    the last three generations of Corvettes (C5,6,7);
    -I expect no less from the C8.






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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    The corporate line so far has been "If you can afford a C7 Grand Sport, you can afford a C8" so likely around $70k to start, give or take.

    That said, I wouldn`t touch a C8 for the first few years. They`re still having issues with C7 8-spd auto trans that a variety of service bulletins and `fixes` have failed to address over the last few years. The C8 has been delayed already due to electrical issues and twisting frames on the ultimate `Zora` C8 test mules.

    Aside from what will likely be some significant teething issues, I find the thing just plain fugly. Front half up to the back of the doors is ok but from there back I think is ridiculous looking. Just IMO though.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Aside from what will likely be
    some significant teething issues,

    I find the thing just plain fugly. Front half
    up to the back of the doors is ok but from
    there back I think is ridiculous looking.

    Just IMO though.
    So you’re saying that you were witness to
    an early reveal of ”The 7/18/19 Reveal”?

    That’s pretty !!



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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    So you’re saying that you were witness to
    an early reveal of ”The 7/18/19 Reveal”?

    That’s pretty !!



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    No, of course not...don't be silly.

    But if you've been paying attention and watching the various glimpses of the camo versions, including the one that did a live roll-thru at the Museum Bash last Memorial Day, it's quite enough to get an idea that from the side vents back, it leaves a bit to be desired.

    Unless the whole side vent/body from the doors back is camo...all beta are off then.

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Too bad Pete Brock is retired ...

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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    No, of course not...don't be silly.

    But if you've been paying attention and watching the various glimpses of the camo versions, including the one that did a live roll-thru at the Museum Bash last Memorial Day, it's quite enough to get an idea that from the side vents back,

    it leaves a bit to be desired.
    Of course I’ve been paying attention!
    {Here, directly below...see for yourself
    if it’s true, or not.}


    •In a nutshell...
    -You earlier alluded to the C7’s A8 transmission
    woes not being successfully addressed by the
    numerous GM fixes/TSBs; ie:”it leaves a bit to
    be desired”.


    -Yet didn’t you just recently purchase a 2019 C7
    equipped with the A8?!? Did it, somehow, suddenly
    overcome the “it leaves a bit to be desirable” status...
    and is going to be used as a DD for your Wife?


    •And now you are attempting to disparage
    yet another aspect of a vehicle, that you
    have yet to fully see, with the same ol’
    “it leaves a bit to be desirable” refrain.


    Meaning, IMO:
    -You know you’ll get a C8; it’s in your blood.


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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Rambler View Post
    Too bad Pete Brock is retired ...
    Or that Harley Earl
    and Bill Mitchell
    both aren’t around,
    on this side of the ground,
    anymore.


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    Re: New mid engine Corvette. July 18th.

    Quote Originally Posted by FUNX650 View Post
    Or that Harley Earl
    and Bill Mitchell
    both aren’t around,
    on this side of the ground,
    anymore.


    Bob

    Somehow we have left out Larry Shinoda ...

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