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Will C8 Interior accomodate a 6' 4" male?

 
Old 02-05-2019, 09:31 PM
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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.
How many pieces?
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:44 PM
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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.
That they are. I was referring to the ones that actually hold you in, not just ones that offer a bit of side support. Hard to drive a car like a Corvette at its limits without some solid bolsters holding you in place, to me they're up there with competent brakes and suspension as important features on a performance car.

Really do suck on a DD though.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:03 PM
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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.
Really? Im 64 and do fine with an M7 C7 Z06. As for the, C8, no clue...I have not sat in one, and neither has anyone else on here. Time will tell, but we are definitely 99th percentile in terms of whom they are trying to fit in these cars. If I had to guess, Id expect it to get a hair smaller, not a hair bigger.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:28 PM
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GM can't be expected to design for the few outliers that are amongst us. If you're bigger than the normal range, be prepared to do the accommodations yourself, including fabricating a seat that fits, as Cleetus MacFarland did for his C7. He's 6'6" and calls himself a "tall drink of water." If you want the ME badly enough, you'll do it. As my 6'4" Dad used to tell me, "It's a 6' world. Deal with it."
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:00 PM
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Something to consider is how easy will it be to get in and out of. Time will tell.

Here is a Lamborghini, but you get the idea.

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Old 02-05-2019, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
GM can't be expected to design for the few outliers that are amongst us. If you're bigger than the normal range, be prepared to do the accommodations yourself, including fabricating a seat that fits, as Cleetus MacFarland did for his C7. He's 6'6" and calls himself a "tall drink of water." If you want the ME badly enough, you'll do it. As my 6'4" Dad used to tell me, "It's a 6' world. Deal with it."
The annoyance for us tall folks is the C5 fit so well and GM has just gotten smaller for no reason. The C7 has a longer wheelbase and is taller than the C5.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:16 AM
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Obviously YMMV, but let's hope they "fix" this issue from the C7. I've tried both seats in multiple positions/configurations and can't fit in the thing. In the C5/C6 I can slouch a bit to make sure that I have ample headroom (even with a helmet), but the C7 doesn't afford me the legroom. Also, the center tunnel is close to reaching Viper proportions, which makes it a complete non-starter for me. With the engine out back, I would hope that they can make the tunnel much more narrow and thus increase legroom.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:56 AM
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Just what we need: another "I don't fit in the C7" thread. This time under the guise of "I hope the C8 doesn't have the same problem that I don't fit in the C7".

We all get it. Despite the fact that I'm over 6'4" and fit with plenty of room to spare in my C7 Z06, there are nevertheless some people with unusually long torsos who don't fit well in modern sports cars. (The other type of person who doesn't fit actually would fit if they spent a few minutes learning how to properly adjust the seat.)

We all hope you fit in the C8 -- just so we don't have to keep seeing these threads. But you probably won't.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom73 View Post
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
Your damn right.

I remember trying to get in a Dodge Viper back in 2008.. at 6'5" I could barley close the door. The only thing I could do was order a 2" seat lowering kit if I really wanted a Viper so I bought a Viper and kit and I'm good to go. Brutal fit but it works. It's still a total PITA being too tall.

OP-- you should be fine because ME cars accommodate us taller people much better
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
GM can't be expected to design for the few outliers that are amongst us. If you're bigger than the normal range, be prepared to do the accommodations yourself, including fabricating a seat that fits, as Cleetus MacFarland did for his C7. He's 6'6" and calls himself a "tall drink of water." If you want the ME badly enough, you'll do it. As my 6'4" Dad used to tell me, "It's a 6' world. Deal with it."
Looked up Cleetus; the seat he used is a Tillett B5... in case anyone is wondering. Nice looking seat
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:54 PM
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There is fit for non-helmet use and fit for helmet use. A C7 for me would barely cut it without a helmet (if I slouch so I am not looking out the top 3rd of the windsheild), and NFW with a helmet...

I have custom seats in my C6 and only with the seat cushion removed am I good with a helmet. I am 6' 3" 240.

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:28 PM
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63 270, 34 inseam so longish torso and fit in the C7 fine with a helmet; stock seats and now race seat.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:30 PM
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Ok guys....
In reference with your size...
I take back all my fat lip comments Ive made on this forum.....
Ill be careful from now on...
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:33 PM
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OP, to answer your question....NO ONE KNOWS! Why ask a question when NO ONE has seen the real, final car, sat in the car, nor has interior dimensions.


So all answers you get here are pure guesses and speculation.



Seriously........





Is this the same kind of thing that happened in CorvetteForum before the C7 came out too?????

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Old 02-11-2019, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post

What do you call the touring and comp seats in the C7 then?
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ViperFan1 View Post
OP-- you should be fine because ME cars accommodate us taller people much better
Tell that to a Lotus Esprit or a Ferrari 308.
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I’m 6-2 and my head is jammed into the roof. Really hope the c8 has adequate head room.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
Sad... the 2003 and 2004 Z06 got a differnet headliner with a 3" lower "bar/hump" at the rear due to new crash test rules. All you had to do was sit in a 2001 or 2002 or swap the head liner in your 2003.
I did-within 3 days of ownership!

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Old 02-18-2019, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Basil2000 View Post
Im 6-2 and my head is jammed into the roof. Really hope the c8 has adequate head room.
I am 6-2 and not even close to hitting the roof..

My son is 6-4 and he has no issues..

Getting in and out may be a issue, but driving none

You need to figure out your seat adjustments.
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It depends on proportions. I'm 6'1" and hit the bar with my head. I have a long torso and short legs. Total height is meaningless in this conversation. It's all about how your height is distributed.
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