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Old 02-17-2018, 11:01 AM
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Could the new C8 be a Spider? Based on some of the comments regarding the b-pillar, it may be hiding a retractable roof like the 488. I for one, hate stowing my targa top. But, would love to drive more often with the top down. Thoughts?


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Could the new C8 be a Spider? Based on some of the comments regarding the b-pillar, it may be hiding a retractable roof like the 488. I for one, hate stowing my targa top. But, would love to drive more often with the top down. Thoughts?


To me it look like they are testing 2 models. The different wheel versions seem to have differnt rear decks s. Anyone else see this ?
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To me it look like they are testing 2 models. The different wheel versions seem to have differnt rear decks s. Anyone else see this ?
could be. That would make sense, otherwise If they do this it better be a CF roof and not too much of weight gain.
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^^^I agree. Only problem this will only add to the price. Fingers crossed the base model doesn't go above 80k....
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Great artwork! I think you did a great job on the "look" and lets hope its just as fun to drive and enjoy like all vettes.
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I like all the drawings! My only hope is that the rear end height is a little bit less than the camo shots seem to be.
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I like all the drawings! My only hope is that the rear end height is a little bit less than the camo shots seem to be.
I agree, that a$$ looks monstrous...
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^^^I agree. Only problem this will only add to the price. Fingers crossed the base model doesn't go above 80k....
My 2017 Convertible with the 2LT interior only stickered at $67,000. I am afraid the price will be out of my enjoyment range. I’m do not want to be afraid to drive it because of price.
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Here is my render of the mid engine Corvette based on all the information leaks on the corvette forum. I am not an artist but feel the C8 could look like this under all the camouflage. I worked my sketch from the spy shot image below so the proportions should be close. The engineer covering the car has shown us the air intake for the engine begins in the doors. There is a lot of camo covering the last 10 inches of the doors. It is difficult to imagine what could be under there. The rear bumper from the paint shop shows tail lights and air vents that wrap around the side of the car. The tail lights will be 3 dimensional like the C7. The front bumper from the paint shop has three large openings. I believe the front end will look similar to the C7 so that GM will have that brand recognition factor. Similar headlights and double edge fenders like the C7. I reserve the right to make changes as more information becomes available.






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I appreciate your effort. But hope you're not correct. Looks like a shapeless chunk next to the C7.
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I like it also. I do believe after we have waited for the ME for many decades, in the end it will look a little less C7’ish, more European exotic, more curvy by a small amount. But a very nice car.
"More curvy?" Than a C7? Look again. It looks stubby. Without much shape.
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" More curvy ?" Than a C7? Look again. It looks stubby. Without much shape . The C7 is really sculpted.
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" More curvy ?" Than a C7? Look again. It looks stubby. Without much shape . The C7 is really sculpted.
At one time the C7 was awkward and chunky looking without much shape. There wasn't a whole lot of sculpting to be seen either. That's the purpose of the camo, none of the C7 renderings done by us guessing what it was going to look like did it justice either.








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I like all the drawings! My only hope is that the rear end height is a little bit less than the camo shots seem to be.

When the C5’s first came out (and we had the first one in our good sized Corvette club), when we first bought it to a meeting we got chastised about “its huge butt,” “that rear looks oversized”, and “put that rear on a diet,” and similar. (True the C5’s butt was/is much bigger than the C4’s.]

Yet three years later, more than 60% of our club including the three members who individually made the above comments, owned a C5.

If the rear of the ME appears tall, my guess is that we will get used to it, for it will from the side, add “stance” to the car — which c7pimp noted, it has.
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I hope they get the rear side scoops shaped right. If they go the caddy/c7 straight line route it would be a shame.
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I hope it does not look like the white rendition above
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I hope it does not look like the white rendition above
That's a Pre-C7 drawing...
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I appreciate your effort. But hope you're not correct. Looks like a shapeless chunk next to the C7.
Hey, Welcome. I like your attitude. We got to stick together for the revolution.
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Hey, Welcome. I like your attitude. We got to stick together for the revolution.
Right on. It's not over until we say it's over!

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When the C5’s first came out (and we had the first one in our good sized Corvette club), when we first bought it to a meeting we got chastised about “its huge butt,” “that rear looks oversized”, and “put that rear on a diet,” and similar. (True the C5’s butt was/is much bigger than the C4’s.]

Yet three years later, more than 60% of our club including the three members who individually made the above comments, owned a C5.

If the rear of the ME appears tall, my guess is that we will get used to it, for it will from the side, add “stance” to the car — which c7pimp noted, it has.
I'm a little late to this thread and realize it's a bit old. But, I will say that both the C5 and 6 could have used a "diet" on the rear. Yes, it "hung together"-and sold a lot of cars, but from an aesthetic look, to me, the C4's back end looked better and cleaner. However, like the 'bangle-butt" BMWs, and the (my term only) "gaping maw" of the Audi front end that started the huge openings in the front ends of everything including Lexus sedans, looking like other cars isn't always the best thing to do. For instance, the C7 Stingray and Z06 are distinctive-looking, and quite a departure from other brands, IMO.

I'll say that with all the camo and tacked-on boxes or whatever under the covers, I have no idea what the ME will look like---front, side or rear.
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I'm a little late to this thread and realize it's a bit old. But, I will say that both the C5 and 6 could have used a "diet" on the rear. Yes, it "hung together"-and sold a lot of cars, but from an aesthetic look, to me, the C4's back end looked better and cleaner. However, like the 'bangle-butt" BMWs, and the (my term only) "gaping maw" of the Audi front end that started the huge openings in the front ends of everything including Lexus sedans, looking like other cars isn't always the best thing to do. For instance, the C7 Stingray and Z06 are distinctive-looking, and quite a departure from other brands, IMO.

I'll say that with all the camo and tacked-on boxes or whatever under the covers, I have no idea what the ME will look like---front, side or rear.
Absolutely agree. They tried to copy the aesthetic of the C4 ZR-1 wide body and the C5 butt end was just plain bulbous. Overall I think the C5 is a mediocre looking Corvette w little distinction. Perhaps because it had to be cobbled together due to budgetery constraints. Regardless, not a high water mark for Corvette design. The C6 was better linking back to the original 84 C4 rear end. I like the C7 rear better than the previous 2 generations, but frankly don’t consider anything beyond the C4 to be an “elegant” or pretty design. They have been massive looking and very muscular but not elegant.
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I have full faith the ME will be elegant.

And at least one “elegant” will own one.
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