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Old 11-01-2017, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Dubai International Auto Show ZR1 Reveal

Unofficially, I've heard from a good source that the Dubai International Motor Show, Nov 14-18, will be the first global reveal of what may be a mid-engine Corvette. I could be wrong, they could be wrong, but it might be worth paying attention. The first US reveal may very well be the LA Auto Show, Dec. 1-10.

https://www.dubaimotorshow.com/welcome-visitor

https://laautoshow.com/

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me too! Hope they are right!!
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Did they crush the ZR1?
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Did they crush the ZR1?
Not sure, maybe a decoy? Maybe the mid-engine is the ZR1 or maybe they are unveiling the ZR1 and my source was wrong.
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I don't think it's correct, but I'll definitely snap a lot of pics if it happens

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I don't think it's correct, but I'll definitely snap a lot of pics if it happens
I'm half looking at flights as we speak! Will snap pics with you!
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Either venue (Dubai, Los Angeles) is ok, but I sure would think NAIAS in Detroit would be better altho it is quite a bit later. No reason to NOT generate excitement now (maybe people will spend less for the holidays and save up for the X Corvette!).
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Fitting, I suppose...Dubai is where all the folks live who'll be able to afford a ME Vette.
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In the C8 section they were talking about the ZR1 reveal coming soon and from what I gathered it was going to be in Dubai, so I’m sure it’s just the ZR1. ME is probably a year behind the ZR1
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In the C8 section they were talking about the ZR1 reveal coming soon and from what I gathered it was going to be in Dubai, so I’m sure it’s just the ZR1. ME is probably a year behind the ZR1
I asked my source this same question, they specifically mentioned mid-engine. Could be wrong. But, I don't think we need a ZR1, how much more power could we put on a front engine, rear drive platform and keep it usable? Could the "ZR1" camouflaged cars have been a decoy to keep the rumors swirling? The latest plant pictures of the front and rear bumper cover clearly belong to the camouflaged mid-engine cars were seeing at McDonald's, etc.. Those crazy tall spoilers on the "ZR1", come on, they couldn't put a subtle spoiler on to grab attention, it had to be big and annoying. I think we were played! I hope we were played! Well played GM!
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Also, my source explained that if it were just a new spin on what's already available, it would have been named. But because it is not being named, it is likely something totally new. Hmm... big plant shut down/re-tooling, very short 2018 model year, very early 2019 model year, mid-engine prototypes in camo at McDonalds, pics of mid-engine body parts in the plant, and now an announcement of a big reveal... It's time.
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Also, my source explained that if it were just a new spin on what's already available, it would have been named. But because it is not being named, it is likely something totally new. Hmm... big plant shut down/re-tooling, very short 2018 model year, very early 2019 model year, mid-engine prototypes in camo at McDonalds, pics of mid-engine body parts in the plant, and now an announcement of a big reveal... It's time.
I hope your source is right about it being a ME and not a ZR1. If it is a ME you have my number.
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I hope your source is right about it being a ME and not a ZR1. If it is a ME you have my number.
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... or maybe... or maybe...
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Fitting, I suppose...Dubai is where all the folks live who'll be able to afford a ME Vette.
Agreed. Dubai is definitely a more fitting venue for an ME supercar debut than 'Detroit'.
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The L.A. Auto Show is more appropriate than Detroit.

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Not sure, maybe a decoy? Maybe the mid-engine is the ZR1 or maybe they are unveiling the ZR1 and my source was wrong.
Maybe the mid-engine is the new ZR1, and camo car with the wing is a refreshed z06 with different aero options, better cooling, new blower, and a modest hp bump (and they put zr1 wheels on it just to mess with us).
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