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Old 11-16-2015, 03:00 PM
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Why is it that this seems, at least to some people, to be
the only acceptable progression for future Corvettes?
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:06 PM
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Meet Zora:

a very interesting man.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-sto...-arkus-duntov/
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:23 PM
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Why is it that this seems, at least to some people, to be
the only acceptable progression for future Corvettes?
I wonder what's to be gained since the weigh bias of the C7 is actually to the rear already.
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Originally Posted by funx600 View Post
Why is it that this seems, at least to some people, to be
the only acceptable progression for future Corvettes?
Why is it that people keep posting the same thing over and over and over again? And why is an article about a Cadillac posted in the C7 Gen forum?
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:38 PM
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What to be gained is moment of inertia.

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I wonder what's to be gained since the weigh bias of the C7 is actually to the rear already.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:47 PM
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i check out the threads that i like, not the ones that upset me.
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Yeah, I posted de Nysschen's comments last week. Could mean something, but it could simply be misdirection. de Nysschen didn't get where he is today by being stupid and releasing information that shouldn't be released.

His comments never actually say there will be a mid-engined car from Chevy or Cadillac. Just that if there were one from Chevy, it would make sense for Caddy to piggy-back off it.
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This again???

My thoughts ..........
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Old 11-18-2015, 12:09 AM
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C8 is minimum 3 & more likely at least 4-5 years out. Read online today a Cadillac mgr stating that a Cadillac/Corvette mid-engine partnership has been discussed seriously, but maintains nothing in actual development.

Along the same lines, there's a large construction project slated to begin fairly early next year at GM-Bowling Green. Contractor bids have been requested and preliminary material take-offs have been sent out for quotation. This is probably for the new paint shop, but I've seen a couple of the steel bid lists & they seem pretty large for just that.
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C8 is minimum 3 & more likely at least 4-5 years out. Read online today a Cadillac mgr stating that a Cadillac/Corvette mid-engine partnership has been discussed seriously, but maintains nothing in actual development.

Along the same lines, there's a large construction project slated to begin fairly early next year at GM-Bowling Green. Contractor bids have been requested and preliminary material take-offs have been sent out for quotation. This is probably for the new paint shop, but I've seen a couple of the steel bid lists & they seem pretty large for just that.

It was stated back when news on the new construction came out that it is Not just for a new Paint shop.
I think GM would like to improve the paint, but doubt they're going through all this expense and effort just to improve the paint
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The one thing that I'm pretty sure about is that there WILL be a C8. Mid-engined? I have my doubts.
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Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
The one thing that I'm pretty sure about is that there WILL be a C8. Mid-engined? I have my doubts.
My thinking is two platforms Front stingray Z06 front/rear driver and a high end mid engine super car that Cadillac would also share.

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Originally Posted by WhiteA8C7 View Post
My thinking is two platforms Front stingray Z06 front/rear driver and a high end mid engine super car that Cadillac would also share.
IF there is a mid-engine Corvette, I agree that it will be a separate model from the front-engine Corvette series, at a much higher price, and not a replacement for that. I figure the front-engine cars will continue the C8 / C# nomenclature, and the new cars will be something else. (Z1 for Zora?).

IF. I'm still not convinced there will ever be a mid-engined Corvette. Quoting Tadge:

Why do you think Corvette has been able to stay around for so long when the rest of the domestic auto industry has struggled?
It’s staying true to the mission of the car. Corvette has had its moments where it almost died. I don’t want it to seem like we’ve had a free ride the whole way.

But if you look at other vehicles that are successful long term, they tend to stay true to their mission. They don’t try to wander off and be something they’re not. There are plenty of examples where cars tried to get bigger, or go from four passengers to two, or tried to migrate upmarket. They get cocky and think, “Wow, we could sell these things at a much higher price — let’s do an upscale version.” That doesn’t work. You have to stay true to what you are.
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