Notices
C8 General Discussion The place to discuss the next generation of Corvette, be it mid-engine, Zora, or whatever form it may take.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Will C8 Interior accomodate a 6' 4" male?

 
Old 10-28-2018, 09:42 AM
  #21  
jrz1
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Sep 2003
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 509
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Though I could fit in the C7 I also found it wasn't nearly as comfortable for my 6'4" frame. I owned my Z06 for about a year then sold it as I just tired of being cramped in it. Had no issues with my C5/C6. Wouldn't take much extra room so here's hoping the cockpit is at least a tiny bit more spacious. Maybe the mid engine format will help with that.
jrz1 is offline  
Old 10-28-2018, 10:01 AM
  #22  
C7Jake
CF Senior Member
 
C7Jake's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Fonthole ON
Posts: 4,326
Thanked 502 Times in 321 Posts
Default

C7 > disable bulkhead limit switch for increased leg room
C7Jake is offline  
Old 10-28-2018, 10:20 AM
  #23  
dmaxx3500
CF Senior Member
 
dmaxx3500's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Location: chicago
Posts: 24,108
Thanked 436 Times in 345 Posts
Default

no,only people 5'-10'' and under,,to save weight
dmaxx3500 is online now  
Old 10-31-2018, 04:56 PM
  #24  
mountie55
CF Member
 
mountie55's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Location: Bradenton Florida
Posts: 65
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I'm 6'2" 196lbs.... Considering the C8's configuration,... I can hope the interior will be something like a Ferrari 488 I have driven... Plenty of head & leg room, due to no engine / transmission up front.

Just a PITA to get in & out of it.

Last edited by mountie55; 10-31-2018 at 04:57 PM.
mountie55 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 04:30 PM
  #25  
LIStingray
CF Senior Member
 
LIStingray's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2013
Location: Long Island New York
Posts: 2,054
Thanked 313 Times in 212 Posts
Default

As long as it is big enough for Saquon Barkley, it will be fine for me.
LIStingray is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 05:20 PM
  #26  
jefnvk
CF Senior Member
 
jefnvk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: AA/Metro Detroit
Posts: 386
Thanked 108 Times in 68 Posts
Default

I have no clue, and neither does anyone but a few GM and supplier employees that have actually sat in the thing.

Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
The seat bolstering in my C5 is so wide it provides literally zero support in aggressive turns, because they designed the seats to fit obese men.
I've never understood why if OEMs go to the lengths to offer seriously bolstered "race" seats in cars, they also don't go the extra step to offer a couple sizes. Heck, the BMW motorcycle dealer offers a couple different seat heights that are dealer swappable options, it wouldn't be that hard for GM to offer a standard sized, and a +1 and -1 option (at least on the drivers side), either as a line option on customer ordered or a small stock of dealer swappable for dealer ordered ones.
jefnvk is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 05:25 PM
  #27  
Tool Hoarder
CF Senior Member
 
Tool Hoarder's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: Virginia Beach Virginia
Posts: 4,204
Thanked 616 Times in 381 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
I have no clue, and neither does anyone but a few GM and supplier employees that have actually sat in the thing.



I've never understood why if OEMs go to the lengths to offer seriously bolstered "race" seats in cars, they also don't go the extra step to offer a couple sizes. Heck, the BMW motorcycle dealer offers a couple different seat heights that are dealer swappable options, it wouldn't be that hard for GM to offer a standard sized, and a +1 and -1 option (at least on the drivers side), either as a line option on customer ordered or a small stock of dealer swappable for dealer ordered ones.
What do you call the touring and comp seats in the C7 then?
Tool Hoarder is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Tool Hoarder For This Useful Post:
C2C3C4C6 (02-11-2019)
Old 02-05-2019, 05:39 PM
  #28  
jefnvk
CF Senior Member
 
jefnvk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: AA/Metro Detroit
Posts: 386
Thanked 108 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
What do you call the touring and comp seats in the C7 then?
I meant different sizes of the same seat, not different styles of seat. If you look at aftermarket seats, the same model is often offered in a couple different sizes to fit varying people better.
jefnvk is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 05:46 PM
  #29  
Donald Taylor
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2019
Location: Kansas City Mo
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by C7Jake View Post
C7 > disable bulkhead limit switch for increased leg room
Can you do that in 2017 I was able to in my 2016 ZO6 but when I tried in GS 2017 they covered the switch up couldn't get to it behind seat like 2016

Last edited by Donald Taylor; 02-05-2019 at 05:47 PM.
Donald Taylor is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 05:55 PM
  #30  
TBIRD57
CF Senior Member
 
TBIRD57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,272
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Z.06 View Post
As a past C5 and current C6Z06 owner, I am concerned that the C8 interior should not exclude me from being a customer, like the C7 does. With the C7, my shins hit the underside of the dash at the same time as my head hits the back of the roof, which has excluded me from being a C7Z06 customer. Will Corvette exclude me again with the C8? I hope not. Otherwise, Corvette is forcing me to continually upgrade my two-generation-old C6Z06 in order to be able to keep a midengined C8 at bay. Hint, this may be less expensive than purchasing your new C8.
LOL! i think that's GM'S overall plan. want to attract a much younger demographics by "easing" the
older crowd out or even in and going for 38 regular 6 foot young types.
the C7 is cramped and the C8 will most likely continue this youth movement. the C6 may turn out to have been the last "roomy" Corvette, while the C7 will be the last FE, and the C8 may turn out to be the
last gas engine corvette.
TBIRD57 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 06:18 PM
  #31  
punky
CF Senior Member
 
punky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2005
Location: Bonita Springs FL
Posts: 3,300
Thanked 260 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Comp seats, GT Seats, Racing Seats, whatever. Honestly, what percentage of guys who buy Corvettes need super contoured, bolstered racing, seats? Almost none of us and that is the absolute reality. I remember the God awful seats in the C4s that I owned. They were horrible and I have no idea at this point what level of interior etc they were as I wouldn't drive one of those archaic jack *** carts if you gave me one. The standard seats I had in my C5s, C6s, and C7 Z06 were great, no complaints about any of them but I am also not a 5' 6" internet racing champion with a little man complex either.
punky is online now  
Old 02-05-2019, 06:34 PM
  #32  
mountie55
CF Member
 
mountie55's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Location: Bradenton Florida
Posts: 65
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

The drivers in photos are all shorter than me..... Their low seats have inserts for that "perfect fit".....( Not much of a headliner either)



mountie55 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 07:01 PM
  #33  
punky
CF Senior Member
 
punky's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2005
Location: Bonita Springs FL
Posts: 3,300
Thanked 260 Times in 173 Posts
Default

My C5s and C6s were comfortable as sports car go with the "standard seats" that some of the Corvette haters seem to run all over. My C7 Z06 with the basic seat was acceptable but tight for someone 6' 3". Maybe a ME Corvette with a pint sized motor in the trunk like a 911 may have more driver and passenger room.
punky is online now  
Old 02-05-2019, 07:22 PM
  #34  
jefnvk
CF Senior Member
 
jefnvk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2018
Location: AA/Metro Detroit
Posts: 386
Thanked 108 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by punky View Post
Comp seats, GT Seats, Racing Seats, whatever. Honestly, what percentage of guys who buy Corvettes need super contoured, bolstered racing, seats? Almost none of us and that is the absolute reality.
Anyone who uses their car in any sort of performance application or on a track?

What's the point of owning a sports car if you don't understand what bolsters are useful for?
jefnvk is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 07:28 PM
  #35  
mountie55
CF Member
 
mountie55's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Location: Bradenton Florida
Posts: 65
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by punky View Post
My C5s and C6s were comfortable as sports car go with the "standard seats" that some of the Corvette haters seem to run all over. My C7 Z06 with the basic seat was acceptable but tight for someone 6' 3". Maybe a ME Corvette with a pint sized motor in the trunk like a 911 may have more driver and passenger room.
An ME car ( like my friend's Ferrari 488 GTB) had plenty of room due to more space in front for length.
mountie55 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 07:31 PM
  #36  
Philr56
CF Senior Member
 
Philr56's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2010
Location: Kathleen Georgia
Posts: 527
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Default

It's pretty snug in my C7. I'm 6'3", 245, and have the seat at the limit. My left leg sometimes hits the motion sensor/trunk release buttons if I'm not careful entering/exiting the car. As far as the C8, I guess we'll have to wait for the reveal to test fit. I'm going to do my best to shoe-horn myself into one. That's for sure!
Philr56 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Philr56 For This Useful Post:
mountie55 (02-05-2019)
Old 02-05-2019, 07:35 PM
  #37  
mountie55
CF Member
 
mountie55's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2018
Location: Bradenton Florida
Posts: 65
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Philr56 View Post
It's pretty snug in my C7. I'm 6'3", 245, and have the seat at the limit. My left leg sometimes hits the motion sensor/trunk release buttons if I'm not careful entering/exiting the car. As far as the C8, I guess we'll have to wait for the reveal to test fit. I'm going to do my best to shoe-horn myself into one. That's for sure!
Hey, it's tough to squeeze into the 488 with legs ( tons of shoe marks on the door & door edges).....I'm 6'2"..

But that's half the fun

Last edited by mountie55; 02-05-2019 at 07:37 PM.
mountie55 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 08:47 PM
  #38  
Tom73
CF Senior Member
 
Tom73's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 1999
Location: NM
Posts: 13,226
Thanked 148 Times in 97 Posts
Default

In general it is an advantage in life to be a taller, larger male. But when it comes to sports cars, average has the advantage
Tom73 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 09:09 PM
  #39  
TBIRD57
CF Senior Member
 
TBIRD57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,272
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mountie55 View Post
An ME car ( like my friend's Ferrari 488 GTB) had plenty of room due to more space in front for length.
sigh....another reason why a ferrari is so coveted
TBIRD57 is offline  
Old 02-05-2019, 09:15 PM
  #40  
TBIRD57
CF Senior Member
 
TBIRD57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Posts: 12,272
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
Anyone who uses their car in any sort of performance application or on a track?

What's the point of owning a sports car if you don't understand what bolsters are useful for?
imo i think he just implied that a great many corvette owners don't track their cars. bolsters are found
on cars not geared for performance nor track.
TBIRD57 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Will C8 Interior accomodate a 6' 4" male?


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: