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Old 10-14-2017, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Every one talking about a ME Vette but are their those that like a FE Vette BETTER ?

With all the talk about a mid engine Corvette and excitement over it are their still guys like MYSELF that bought a Front Engine C7 or earlier model year Corvette because they just DONT LIKE the idea of a mid engine Corvette. I have no interest in a MID ENGINE CORVETTE and this is why I bought my C7 for the long hall!

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Your C7 is a mid-engine from a weight distribution standpoint. The possible C8 "mid-engine" Corvette (there's a forum for that topic BTW) is not a mid-engine, it's a rear engine.
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Count me among the devoted FEs.

However, I'm keeping an open mind on the upcoming ME.
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At this point, I'm an FE fan and the ME will need to be pretty spectacular to convince me otherwise. I like to work on my own stuff and I believe the ME will be much more difficult to access the engine to perform maintenance and repairs, but I could be wrong...Only time will tell.
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Count me among the devoted FEs.

However, I'm keeping an open mind on the upcoming ME.


Judging off the looks of the super duper top secret shots taken at McDonalds that GM quasi unveiled, I would buy a ZL1 Camaro before a ME Vette.

I do not remotely like the looks of ME euros.
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Guess I'm lucky. I couldn't afford one of the ME Vettes even if I liked it (which from the pictures I don't). This makes things much simpler to just drive and love the one I have. JMHO
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:23 PM   #7
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How would we know? There is no basis for comparison, no price, no performance specs, nothing, but a test mule in a bag, which we know nothing about. Talk about a bizarre question to ask . . .

But if it handles anywhere near as spectacularly as my Lotus did, I'll take one.

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I like the present front mid engine engine corvette but I'm ready for something different...I want the rear mid engine design and I want it to cost five grand more than the current line up ...

There is no reason the cost has to go up. The corvette has always had a dedicated chassis and cadillacs desire to build the mid rear engine Cadillac in bowling green will fund most of the costs anyway...just like the XLR did for the c6 corvette..

With a rear mid engine design you can design in two trunks...so space isn't really an issue for most of us non golfers.

I fully expect the low cost LT1 and lt4 v8 s that are derivative of the truck engines to be capable in the rear mid engine vehicle as well.

The only added cost is purchasing a transmission transaxle possibly from a supplier which is no big deal anyway...I don't believe the present 7 speed manual is produced by GM anyway...

These new mid engine corvettes do not have to cost much more than today's cars especially if Cadillac is funding most of the R & D.

Would be cool if corvette stayed with LT1 and LT4 engines and composite body panels and Cadillac went with that euros snob nonsense of a dohc and an aluminum body...

Let those two factors differentiate the vehicles as well as the pricepoint...

I prefer composite body panels and ohv compact powerful and inexpensive powerplants..

Change is good..I haven't owned a forced induction rear mid engine sports car in several decades ...since I found out how fast, reliable and inexpensive are to own corvettes .

I don't expect that to change with the introduction of a rear mid engine corvette.

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Old 10-14-2017, 06:33 PM   #9
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Your C7 is a mid-engine from a weight distribution standpoint. The possible C8 "mid-engine" Corvette (there's a forum for that topic BTW) is not a mid-engine, it's a rear engine.
no,rear engine is a 911 Porsche[eng behind rear axle]

mid engine is engine in front of rear axle [lambo countach,ferrari 488]
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When my turn comes, I can only afford the base Stingray. Plus, I like to be able to work on the car, get to the plugs and so on. I put headers on my 04 Z06 without a lift and without any help. Can that be done with the engine behind the seat? I guess the Ford GT guys know the answer to that.
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I absolutely LOVE the styling of the C7, so I find it hard to believe that I would like the ME car even more but anything's possible. I know the car is covered in camo but the shots of the ME at the McDonald's drive thru don't do anything for me, it just doesn't look as good as some of the renderings we've seen over the past few years.
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no,rear engine is a 911 Porsche[eng behind rear axle]

mid engine is engine in front of rear axle [lambo countach,ferrari 488]
The new Porsche 911 RSR, which was the basis for the car that competed in the IMSA GTLM class this year is mid-engine (engine in front of rear axle).
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Actually the corvette c7 is a front mid engine design.

Fwiw..as much as the c7 is a stunning design and a truly capable supercars...

Try not to judge the camouflaged c8 mid rear engine vehicle...they are by their very nature designed to hide what the vehicle looks like not only in detail but in silloutte...

It's obvious from the spy shots the rear overhang is highly exaggerated...which makes determining if it's good looking almost impossible ....

This happens with every new generation of corvettes...change is hated....spy shots disliked ...the previous design preferred and then....low and behold...the new corvette generation releases and we have internet bedlam....

Half hating the new design, half loving it...and then as time goes in...99 percent love the new design and buy the new corvette....and more and more non corvette owners come into the fold as well..

Giving their glowing reports of ownership....

And we get a few trolls who still prefer their Porsche 911s ...etc..

Makes for great theater actually...and no matter what...for the past two decades at least...

Every new corvette out performs the previous generation...on the track...and on the road...

What was once the hallmark of the previous gen z06 becomes the standard corvettes performance domain...

It's really pretty cool....

That's why corvette is or at least one of the reasons corvette is a 65 year American sports car icon,

A legend...

Jmo

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Judging an ME for me would have a lot to do with comfort, accoutrements, and storage. It still must be practical as a road car. The C7 vert is right on the edge, but it's possible with the right bags and right attitude. The first thing I would need to address is, "Can I take a 3,000 mile cross-country trip in style and comfort?" If I can, and I can get the top down, it's a candidate.
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Guess I'm lucky. I couldn't afford one of the ME Vettes even if I liked it
I have a feeling I'll like the look of it, but like you, I'm of the assumption it will end up moving the pricetag out of my realistic price range. I hope I'm wrong though. There are so many paths this could ultimately go, it's really hard to say.
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I'm absolutely positive I'm going to reserve judgement until I can see the actual mid-engine car......

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Not ruling it out. Have to see what it looks like, the power plant, performance specs, and MSRP. Then I will make a decision.
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How would we know? There is no basis for comparison, no price, no performance specs, nothing, but a test mule in a bag, which we know nothing about. Talk about a bizarre question to ask . . .

But if it handles anywhere near as spectacularly as my Lotus did, I'll take one.
Precisely. Not enough information. ......

However there are C6ers out tonight, telling the Forum what a fail the ME Corvette is, same as they did about the C7.......that's just nutty.

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I must be old school then because If I could not own a Corvette I would rather have a Mustang GT VERT or a Camaro SS VERT any day over a used Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche, lotus, McLaren ETC. I really do not like those cars and it is not envy. Heck I would rather even have a Muscle Car like a 70 SS Chevelle ETC. than any of those cars I mentioned . That sleek extra wide look just does not work for me but I am sure it works for many. JMHO about those mid engine EXOTICS.
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I must be old school then because If I could not own a Corvette I would rather have a Mustang GT VERT or a Camaro SS VERT any day over a used Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche, lotus, McLaren ETC. I really do not like those cars and it is not envy. Heck I would rather even have a Muscle Car like a 70 SS Chevelle ETC. than any of those cars I mentioned . That sleek extra wide look just does not work for me but I am sure it works for many. JMHO about those mid engine EXOTICS.
There's not one Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Lotus, or McLaren you like? Are you serious?
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