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Old 12-15-2017, 12:56 PM
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How much work and cost is involved to update a 2016 to 2018 technical improvements... cooling, PDR etc.

Torn between a 2016 in mint condition and a new 2018

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Old 12-15-2017, 02:54 PM
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How much work and cost is involved to update a 2016 to 2018 technical improvements... cooling, PDR etc.

Torn between a 2016 in mint condition and a new 2018

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Rune
With the cooling improvements and the fact that dealers are offering big discounts + a $3000 Chevy loyalty rebate the '18 is the way to go!
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Old 12-15-2017, 03:50 PM
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Don't waste your time. Find a left over 17 or 18. Good deals out there.
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Also, the 18 has a better track display than the 17.

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How much work and cost is involved to update a 2016 to 2018 technical improvements... cooling, PDR etc.

Torn between a 2016 in mint condition and a new 2018

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Rune
If your saving a considerable amount and don't plan on tracking the car. Even with the A8 may not matter. Nothing wrong with the 2016.
I do like the 17 -18 a little better but not huge and not really gaining as far as performance
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The only major change between the 16 & 18 is the taller lid and different bricks on the supercharger, which makes cooling on the track better. So if you're going to track the car, I would recommend the 18. If you are not going to track the car, you will never notice any difference between the two model years because the changes do not affect performance -- only cooling under extreme conditions.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:27 AM
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Generalized answers to a general question provide no specific useful answers for you.
Only a tiny portion of Corvette owners track their care so that is a separate narrow discussion.

To provide answer we would need to know the exact specs, condition, and your purchase price for each one. The. A specific answer can be provided. Otherwise, everyone will go round and round with their own generalities and preferences.

The word mint is meaningless without knowing the exact criteria being applied by each specific individual. My car collection, of a variety of makes, includes cars from excellent to concours. Most so called car people would judge both conditions as the same, which couldn’t be further from the facts.

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Originally Posted by tobaccokid View Post
Generalized answers to a general question provide no specific useful answers for you.
Only a tiny portion of Corvette owners track their care so that is a separate narrow discussion.

To provide answer we would need to know the exact specs, condition, and your purchase price for each one. The. A specific answer can be provided. Otherwise, everyone will go round and round with their own generalities and preferences.

The word mint is meaningless without knowing the exact criteria being applied by each specific individual. My car collection, of a variety of makes, includes cars from excellent to concours. Most so called car people would judge both conditions as the same, which couldn’t be further from the facts.
Thanks, i see the problem now :-)
I did own a 2016 Z06 A8, it overheated and pissed me off, so i sold it after 4000 miles where 2000 miles where track related. Did 100 laps in two days on SPA I have a 2016 Z06 M7, MSRP 111k and can buy it for 75k and dealers has 2018 Z06 M7 with MSRP in range of 95-99k for sale at around 81-82 k

But it seems the best road is to buy a 2018..... IF i can get a right spec to the right price
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Before you go too far you should make sure that the 2018 really has fixed the overheating problems. No sense going thru all that just to be disappointed again. Maybe somebody here that has a 2018 can respond.
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