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Old 12-13-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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That powertrain matches the exact patent I just made a forum post about... Twin-charged hybrid electric powertrain patented by GM. I find this a bit too coincidental...
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No leaf springs?
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:49 PM   #5
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Looks to be possible cutaways from the mid-engine C8, save images while you can.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:51 PM   #6
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Someone report this to the magazines lol
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:26 AM   #7
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There’s know way to know but the account who posted this has no other posts and is actually named ZERV. So there’s a few possibilities: 1. A Corvette engineer is going to lose their job. 2. A Corvette engineer is getting a good laugh out of this. 3. These CAD files are fake or from a different car. 4. They really are creating buzz for a NAIAS debut. 5.These CAD files were being used in a presentation to dealers, higher-ups, or other important GM employees
I am no expert but with the upswing exhaust manifoldsystem looks like an engine for a rear mid engine application? Now if it has anything to do with GM or the C8 who knows?
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:29 AM   #8
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The aperture panel in the cad sure looks like a match for what can be seen on the camo'd cars.



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Old 12-14-2017, 10:15 AM   #9
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*edit* Here's a link to the images. I saved them this morning as soon as I saw them.

*edit again* GM must really not want this stuff online. My imgur album was deleted by someone other than me. Nice try GM, but I have the originals I downloaded from the OP.

https://imgur.com/gallery/H1gyL








These are straight up CAD images from the mid-engine car. This is your C8, people.

Somebody is gonna get so fired over this. Give it 2 hours, this will be all over Jalopnik, Autoblog, and others.

From the images:

-Coil springs (FINALLY).
-Magshocks (or spool valve, either way, fancy shocks).
-Upper front arms look to be similar to C5/6/7 with trunions.
-Lower front arms look to be similar to C5/6/7 with camber eccentrics.
-Rear subframe is HUGE and is a very strange mix of cast parts and welded tube. Can't tell if it's welded or bolted together in the middle.
-Engine is an LT1.
-Looks like factory shorty headers instead of cast manifolds.
-Engine has alternator relocated.
-Not sure what the upper-right accessory pulley is for. Upper left is water pump, lower right is AC.
-Oil filter looks easy to get to.
-Oil cooler clearly shown above filter.
-Half-shafts look to be the "bolt on flange" style (no draining trans to remove shafts).
-That transaxle is BEEFY. Like, dear god. Can't tell if it's auto or manual. If I had to wager, that's the automatic (guessing from shape of bottom of trans and what looks to be coolers hanging around it).
-Giant flat space above transaxle is more than likely for intake box/filter.
-No turbos shown.
-Frame looks to be similar to C5/6/7 with giant hydroformed rails (probably still aluminum). Disappointing. I was hoping for proper unibody. Hopefully with a fixed roof it'll be stiffer.
-Brake rotors are 1 piece. Calipers are MASSIVE.
-Side skirts are mechanically fastened just like C5/6/7. Still going to be horrendously expensive to fix if damaged.
-Brake ducts clearly shown on front.

Guarantee that Tadge is fighting some fires right now.

Can't wait to see this thing released.

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Damn, missed the pics!!
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:41 AM   #11
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These are straight up CAD images from the mid-engine car. This is your C8, people.

Somebody is gonna get so fired over this. Give it 2 hours, this will be all over Jalopnik, Autoblog, and others.

From the images:

-Coil springs (FINALLY).
-Magshocks (or spool valve, either way, fancy shocks).
-Upper front arms look to be similar to C5/6/7 with trunions.
-Lower front arms look to be similar to C5/6/7 with camber eccentrics.
-Rear subframe is HUGE and is a very strange mix of cast parts and welded tube. Can't tell if it's welded or bolted together in the middle.
-Engine is an LT1.
-Looks like factory shorty headers instead of cast manifolds.
-Engine has alternator relocated.
-Not sure what the upper-right accessory pulley is for. Upper left is water pump, lower right is AC.
-Oil filter looks easy to get to.
-Oil cooler clearly shown above filter.
-Half-shafts look to be the "bolt on flange" style (no draining trans to remove shafts).
-That transaxle is BEEFY. Like, dear god. Can't tell if it's auto or manual. If I had to wager, that's the automatic (guessing from shape of bottom of trans and what looks to be coolers hanging around it).
-Giant flat space above transaxle is more than likely for intake box/filter.
-No turbos shown.
-Frame looks to be similar to C5/6/7 with giant hydroformed rails (probably still aluminum). Disppappointing. I was hoping for proper unibody. Hopefully with a fixed roof it'll be stiffer.
-Brake rotors are 1 piece. Calipers are MASSIVE.
-Side skirts are mechanically fastened just like C5/6/7. Still going to be horrendously expensive to fix if damaged.
-Brake ducts clearly shown on front.

Guarantee that Tadge is fighting some fires right now.

Can't wait to see this thing released.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:43 AM   #12
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And what do you think this is, then?
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:47 AM   #13
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Pics gone. Anybody save a copy?
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:49 AM   #14
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Wow. Those pics came and went FAST.
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:53 AM   #15
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Are the images really gone? They're showing up for me.

If not, here's a link to an album of them:

https://imgur.com/gallery/H1gyL​​​​​​





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Oh look. Coilovers! I suspect one of the issues in attempting to retain
leafsprings is height. The ME platform allows the engine to sit lower behind the cabin. A leaf spring stack would cost at least an inch of clearance and would need to sit under the transaxle. If there are plans for active suspension or lowering as in the Ford GT, the coilovers are out of the way and there is lots of technology based on the use of coilovers.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:58 PM   #17
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Now if we could just see what the body looks like.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:32 PM   #18
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:42 PM   #19
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Lol this is already on Jalopnik and Road and Track
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I'm not an expert at reading CAD drawings. But can someone tell by looking at these if the transmission is at the rear? If it is, does this confirm that manual transmission will not be offered?
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