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Old 03-21-2018, 11:35 PM   #1  
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Photos were added to a car spotters page on FB with a video.



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The front wheels look tiny compared to the rear (looks like at 18" front and 20" rear) with a really long wheel base.
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The head lights look like a cross between a C6 and C7.
These set of rims must be for the lesser performing suspension package. GM always has the narrower spoke rims as the base model in the past. But I like these more than that other set so far.
The video of exhaust noise was hard to hear. It sounded like the typical very muffled V8.
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With those size wheels and tires this appears to me as if this is the standard corvette c8 ..

I look at this photo and see a standard c8 price point of a few grand of the current c7 standard corvette.

I don't see this vehicle and see a zora model as the only model.

I also don't see a dual vehicle production of the corvette brand meaning front and rear mid engine models co existing.

Just my opinion with no facts to back up the statement.

Just a gut instinct ..from looking at the photo.
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I personally hope we end up with a dual-Corvette path, the FE for those who want, and the ME for those who want.
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To me it looks like there is an air exhaust port in the hood. By the shape of the nose and it looks like the wrap has a support to it.
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A ME is a better race car!
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Where in Colorado?

GM often does cold weather, high altitude, etc. testing in the Eagle and Summit County areas. I may take a drive over to Loveland pass where I saw a camo C7 before they were unveiled.
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They are by eagle. A GM sedan was also spotted
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C8 hunting tomorrow (no skiing). Where are you located?
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The head lights look like a cross between a C6 and C7.
These set of rims must be for the lesser performing suspension package. GM always has the narrower spoke rims as the base model in the past. But I like these more than that other set so far.
The video of exhaust noise was hard to hear. It sounded like the typical very muffled V8.
Turbo cars generally have a muffled exhaust. You lose a lot of the crisp individual cylinder firing sound unfortunately. They sound more muddy.

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The sound of a turbo car is very distinctive...particularly under a lot of throttle.
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C8 hunting tomorrow (no skiing). Where are you located?
I am over 8 hours away to the east. So no hunting for me. The photographer mentioned turbos. Go find them and report back!
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If I saw one of those C8s parked at a restaurant I would try to tear off those wrapings that are hiding the appearance of the car. I don't know if they would come off but I would certainly try taking them off.
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None of the other cars have had that red on/off handle on the fender. I wonder if this is just a recently added battery cutoff, or if it's an indication of a high voltage hybrid system?
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Car looks oddly long in the first picture. Hopefully it's just some tricky camo work or just a bad angle.
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I don't like the long over hang look in the rear. I hope it looks better once the cammo comes off.
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I am over 8 hours away to the east. So no hunting for me. The photographer mentioned turbos. Go find them and report back!
Can you tell me how to find/view the video?

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