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Old 05-18-2018, 01:00 PM
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Default New ME In The Wild Video

Thanks to Steven Bell for finding this. He is at work right now, so posting it for him — and us.

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FINALLY some sound !
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:13 PM
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Now the guys that don't like the looks () can bitch about the exhaust note..."doesn't sound like my (fill in ANY old Corvette)"
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Sounds like an automatic.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:15 PM
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Wow! That's Gold right there.

I'm curious what the experts have to say about the engine sound, the shifts, etc...

I feel this car is MUCH closer to release than others might have been thinking.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:18 PM
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cool , thanks
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Sounds a lot like my C7 LT1 A8 with exhaust in track mode (open).
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:31 PM
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Sounds like a NA V8 to me.

That one from a couple of weeks ago with the guy talking over it, was identified by myself and a few others as sounding like a turbo.

As to transmission, I'm going with DCT.
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Is that the 10 speed used in the zl1? Sounds very similar.
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Sounds like a DCT shifter to me.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:11 PM
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DCT. And I have some experience with my 2018 Golf R DCT.

At 0:18 as it's coming to a stop you can hear a rev-matched downshift into first. My Golf does the same.

A DCT will sound like an expertly driven manual.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:19 PM
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As I've said at least a dozen times in C8 threads, ZERV said that the C8 would initially use an LT1. This car sounds very much like an LT1, and not much like a Mustang GT or Lexus F series that has a DOHC V8. Remember, OHV engines will generally weigh less and have a better positioning of mass. And you could say that they shouldn't use the same engine as the C7 or that it needs to be DOHC, Keep in mind that this new car and transmission will make the LT1 feel closer to an LT4, and the LT1 will be phased out (potentially for year 3 as Grand Sport enters) in favor of a n/a DOHC V8.

I can't speak for everyone here, but I definitely think that the Stingray will send the 911 back to Stuttgart with its tail between its legs. For $91,000, you can get a 370hp turbo-six with a (fantastic) manual, PASM, 4-pistons front and rear, and superb interior quality. Or, for $75,000, you can get a mid-mounted 460hp 6.2L n/a V8 mated to a DCT and eLSD, along with Dual mode exhaust, magnetically adjusting dampers, active engine mounts, Michelin PS4s Tires, 4-pistons front and rear, and it can be serviced at three different locations within 30 miles. It will also be a lot cheaper to repair and maintain, as long as the reliability is there. 911s aren't nearly as common as Corvettes, so their parts should be more expensive due to lack of supply/volume.

I'm excited, even though I won't be able to afford a C8 Stingray for another 40 years.
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:23 PM
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I guess that’s where they got the tire sizes...
It looks like a coupe.
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Sounds pretty good.

The thing shifted 3 times within 50 feet. . . LOL.
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Originally Posted by jimmyb View Post
Now the guys that don't like the looks () can bitch about the exhaust note..."doesn't sound like my (fill in ANY old Corvette)"
Sounds like an LT engine to me.

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The thing shifted 3 times within 50 feet. . . LOL.
10 speeds will do that.
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Definitely sounds like the LT1 with a DCT, very very crisp changes. I was hoping it would get a traditional manual, but if the only choice is a DCT that wouldn't stop me from buying one!
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10 speeds will do that.
Yeah, I know, and I understand the regulatory drivers that result in it. Hopefully it'll have similar/better perf mode shift settings of the current crop of autos so when driven in a sporty fashion, it holds gears more aggressively without paddle shifting. One of the niftier features of the A8/A10.
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Seems to be an auto not sure how many gears or what motor. Is it me or does it sound like a C7 LT1 engine? Could be the revised version they talked about. Yes their is definitely something baking in the back of that oven. So we can say test mule 5 is an automatic but what type?

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Old 05-18-2018, 04:46 PM
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I am fairly convinced that's the 10-speed auto.

In the very first clip, when it start's from a stop, there is NO clutch or mechanical noise, just smooth engine loading. I believe that's characteristic of a torque converter. Pretty sure there would be some clunking or some noise associated with a DCT starting from a stop.

Also, the frequency of shifts indicates it likely has 8+ gears, which the DCT wouldn't.
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