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Old 07-10-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Vette_Pilot View Post
How could the limits of the FE being reached? The average Vette owner drives no where near the capabilities of these toys!!! Heck when I had my 01 Z06 I really couldn't do that much with it as far as reaching it's limits!!!!
Most car owners will never drive any car to its limit. So what? Performance car owners still tend care about what those limits are, even if only to get a kick out of reading about them.

However, there is one performance aspect of Corvettes where many owners will test the limits quite frequently, and that's straight-line acceleration. Higher horsepower versions of the C7 are severely traction-limited during full-throttle acceleration.. The mid-engine should substantially improve that shortcoming.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
Most car owners will never drive any car to its limit. So what? Performance car owners still tend care about what those limits are, even if only to get a kick out of reading about them.

However, there is one performance aspect of Corvettes where many owners will test the limits quite frequently, and that's straight-line acceleration. Higher horsepower versions of the C7 are severely traction-limited during full-throttle acceleration.. The mid-engine should substantially improve that shortcoming.
Same went for the C6, especially the Z06.
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by pdiddy972 View Post



What's so superior about this interior over a C7?


If you can't see it, I can't teach you.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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If you can't see it, I can't teach you.
Uhmmm... I see plastics everywhere. A normal screen. Buttons. Nothing that looks that great.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:07 PM
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What's so superior about this interior over a C7?


It has more fake metal trim than the C7. Appeals to people with poor taste. Reminds me of a Buick.
Only tasteless thing it's missing is the fake wood trim on my Audi.
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It has more fake metal trim than the C7. Appeals to people with poor taste. Reminds me of a Buick.
Only tasteless thing it's missing is the fake wood trim on my Audi.
Yes...those Germans are known for subpar interiors, not to be confused with the top tier interiors of American cars.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:06 PM
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Yes...those Germans are known for subpar interiors, not to be confused with the top tier interiors of American cars.
You aren't the first person who has fallen prey to "confirmation bias".
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
You aren't the first person who has fallen prey to "confirmation bias".
Well, I've got 300K miles in P-Cars - 800K miles in Corvettes, and 40K miles in Ferraris.... guess where my confirmation bias is based on experience: - hint: it' ain't Bowling Green.

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Originally Posted by NY09C6 View Post
that is exactly it. The majority of people driving driving Porsche are not young either. For the most part young buyers buy far cheaper cars.
All true, BUT, the average age of a new Porsche buyer is 54 (possibly lower) while the average age for a C7 buyer is 59. The C7 actually lowered the average age from a high of 61 during the C6 era. The C8 may not be targeting young people as much as it's targeting "younger" people than the current Corvette buying public. That's why GM is less concerned about the current older Corvette buyers than they are influencing new, younger buyers. This is a very hard pill to swallow for the traditional Corvette buyer.
Oh, that includes me as I am a retired, baby boomer. I just understand what's happening, not saying I like it.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:15 PM
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Well, I've got 300K miles in P-Cars - 800K miles in Corvettes, and 40K miles in Ferraris.... guess where my confirmation bias is based on experience: - hint: it' ain't Bowling Green.
LOL, are you an old-school traveling salesman or somethin'?
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Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post


One thing that I noticed in theses photos was that all the cars have a front engine location.
At that point in time, fighter planes where piston powered, too.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Warp Factor View Post
You aren't the first person who has fallen prey to "confirmation bias".
Smoke another one bra.
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Smoke another one bra.
Thanks for the offer, but I don't use it.
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Originally Posted by F4 Phantom View Post
Dying off quickly? WTF are you talking about? I'm 73, go to the gym almost every day and train hard, drive the hell out of my C7 vert, and plan on driving Vettes another 20 years, minimum.
My uncle was the same, right up to the day he dropped dead on the treadmill at the gym. You just never know.

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Originally Posted by PCMIII View Post
The little clock up on the dashboard. Gotta have that!
That little clock cost 1700cdn, more with white back,
I was with my brother in law when he ordered his 911,
138k base, 195k finished.
corvette options seemed cheap when I ordered last week.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Reefdude View Post
That little clock cost 1700cdn, more with white back,
I was with my brother in law when he ordered his 911,
138k base, 195k finished.
corvette options seemed cheap when I ordered last week.

What model 911? $57K in options is steep, even for a Porsche.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:13 PM
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Not sure as Iím not a Porsche guy to be honest, it started as a base, and went up from there, I was there with salesman and the options were steep, the next one was 205k.
either way a very nice car, but not my flavour.
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Originally Posted by Reefdude View Post
Not sure as Iím not a Porsche guy to be honest, it started as a base, and went up from there, I was there with salesman and the options were steep, the next one was 205k.
either way a very nice car, but not my flavour.
The 911 is an umbrella which covers a lot of models from a base which stickers at $91K to GT2RS at $293K. Not sure what your brother in law ordered, but if I paid that much money I'd be ordering a GT3.
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