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Old 05-16-2016, 12:56 PM
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Chevrolet will send the C7 off into the sunset in 2017?
The latest comes from Car and Driverís Technical Editor Don Sherman, who we like to remind people is a long-time Corvette owner. When Sherman has something to say about a next generation C8 Corvette, we listen like heís EF Hutton.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2016/...te-mid-engine/
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Originally Posted by yellowmnm View Post
Chevrolet will send the C7 off into the sunset in 2017?
The latest comes from Car and Driverís Technical Editor Don Sherman, who we like to remind people is a long-time Corvette owner. When Sherman has something to say about a next generation C8 Corvette, we listen like heís EF Hutton.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2016/...te-mid-engine/
A four year model run, I doubt that. With all the changes they made from C6-C7, where only about 3 parts# are carry overs They have a lot of time and money invested to start over again this soon.

We shall see!
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Sherman may know Corvettes, but this time he has failed. If the next generation was coming next year the Internet woupd be full of leaks just like 18 months before the C7.
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Since the "announcement" will be made in January of 2018, the 2018 Vettes will already be on the road starting late 2017. So it will be a 5 year run (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).
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Nope. They almost sold 40k cars last year. No mules even visible on public roads yet.
C7 goes a minimum of 6 years, but I'm guessing 8. Someone at the bash even said they were shooting for 4 to 5 more years.

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Originally Posted by millpond View Post
Since the "announcement" will be made in January of 2018, the 2018 Vettes will already be on the road starting late 2017. So it will be a 5 year run (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018).
So you're saying that the cars will be on the road before the announcement?
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Despite the disbelief by naysayers here, this is already happening. Personally, I think it's best way for the brand to thrive, given the growing movement toward hybrid drivetrains.
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The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me that the C7 generation of Corvette will be considerably shorter than it's counterparts.

Think about the rapidity of special edition Corvette's we've received. The timing of the Z06 makes sense, but the Grand Sport was announced pretty early when you consider that the C6 Grand Sport was a late addition. Sure, GM/Corvette could have planned to release a C7 Grand Sport early on, considering the popularity of the C6 Grand Sport, but the timing would also fit into this narrative of a "shortened" C7 generation.

C7: 2014
C7 Z06: 2015
C7 GS: 2016
C7 ???: 2017

This is all speculation of course, but I think it is fair to say that the C8 Corvette WILL be a MR layout car.
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Despite the disbelief by naysayers here, this is already happening. Personally, I think it's best way for the brand to thrive, given the growing movement toward hybrid drivetrains.
A little real PROOF would go a long way.
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Originally Posted by carsismeZ06 View Post
The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me that the C7 generation of Corvette will be considerably shorter than it's counterparts.

Think about the rapidity of special edition Corvette's we've received. The timing of the Z06 makes sense, but the Grand Sport was announced pretty early when you consider that the C6 Grand Sport was a late addition. Sure, GM/Corvette could have planned to release a C7 Grand Sport early on, considering the popularity of the C6 Grand Sport, but the timing would also fit into this narrative of a "shortened" C7 generation.

C7: 2014
C7 Z06: 2015
C7 GS: 2016
C7 ???: 2017

This is all speculation of course, but I think it is fair to say that the C8 Corvette WILL be a MR layout car.
First of all, welcome!

Secondly, you should know that making sense with your initial post is frowned upon here.

Quickly, other members, mercilessly flog him...
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This is ALL pure speculation.


I even watched something over the weekend that said the C7 would be the last Corvette with the engine in the front.


I'll just be over here, watching.....
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Originally Posted by 6spdC6 View Post
A little real PROOF would go a long way.
Ohhhh no, I won't take that bait again. Did that prior to the launch of the C7Z...
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It's all about making money. The c7 will stick around until it doesn't sell. Even if they had another car ready, it would be shelved until it's economically viable to switch.
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Originally Posted by 6spdC6 View Post
A four year model run, I doubt that. With all the changes they made from C6-C7, where only about 3 parts# are carry overs They have a lot of time and money invested to start over again this soon.

We shall see!
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:43 PM
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might be a refresh for 2017 but not new,


most cars these days run a longer production with a refresh mid cycle,


maybe 2018 might show a new c8 for production for 2020 ? any bets ? LOL
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Ohhhh no, I won't take that bait again. Did that prior to the launch of the C7Z...
Right no proof I get that!
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Originally Posted by carsismeZ06 View Post
The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me that the C7 generation of Corvette will be considerably shorter than it's counterparts.........

C7: 2014
C7 Z06: 2015
Same: 2016
C7 GS: 2017
C7 ???: 2018
Fixt
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Originally Posted by 6spdC6 View Post
Right no proof I get that!
If you care to, go back and review my posts prior to launch of the of the Z...
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Originally Posted by yellowmnm View Post
Chevrolet will send the C7 off into the sunset in 2017?
The latest comes from Car and Driverís Technical Editor Don Sherman, who we like to remind people is a long-time Corvette owner. When Sherman has something to say about a next generation C8 Corvette, we listen like heís EF Hutton.

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/2016/...te-mid-engine/

Yet another useless thread quoting the C&D article. At least the other threads did the math correct. But not this one. If they're introducing the mid-engine Vette at the 2018 auto show, it will be a 2019 model, not 2018. That means there will be at least a 5th year for the C7. IMHO, I think none of this is correct and expect the next gen Vette to be introduced as a 2020 model as predicted earlier.
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Guess I better get a 2017 than. I really am not interested in a mid engine car. The price alone will drive me away. $80,000 and that isn't a convertible. A mid-engine convertible might not even be an option.
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