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Old 12-07-2018, 12:52 PM
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I tried clicking the PLAY button 3 times. Duhhhhh.

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Old 12-07-2018, 12:56 PM
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:57 PM
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not knowing the difference. Why is this a bad thing.? I’ve read that Ferrari’s have flat planes. ? Bad for durability. Etc?
Yeah, it can be bad for durability/longevity. The secondary harmonics don't play well with larger displacement V8s. The Ford guys are currently taking a bath on their FPC Mustangs as the engines are dropping prematurely - it's gotten to the point it has significantly reduced market value of those rigs.

If the leaked engine forecast is correct and there are three engines planned for the street rig: 6.2l smallblock, 4.2l TT and 5.5l TT - the first one is a non-issue as it will have a CPC. The second, could be a candidate due to its displacement, but I wouldn't want a FPC anywhere near the 5.5 mill.

GM needs to get this rig right - and that includes engine durability/longevity. Playing with a FPC - particularly in the 5.5 is a fool's errand.

By the way, there isn't anything inherently sexy about a FPC. It's just different. Ford marketers had a ball with it, to be sure. But, they didn't bother to tell folks that inline 4 cylinders are FPC, you can find hundreds of thousands of FPC V6s in minivans, and every bicycle I've seen has a FPC.

I want a bullet-proof mill. Not a marketing gimmick.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:06 PM
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That engine sounds like a McLaren 570s or 720s. Small displacement TT V8 with a DCT.

I would bet money on it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by OnPoint View Post
Yeah, it can be bad for durability/longevity. The secondary harmonics don't play well with larger displacement V8s. The Ford guys are currently taking a bath on their FPC Mustangs as the engines are dropping prematurely - it's gotten to the point it has significantly reduced market value of those rigs.

If the leaked engine forecast is correct and there are three engines planned for the street rig: 6.2l smallblock, 4.2l TT and 5.5l TT - the first one is a non-issue as it will have a CPC. The second, could be a candidate due to its displacement, but I wouldn't want FPC anywhere near the 5.5 mill.

GM needs to get this rig right - and included engine durability/longevity. Playing the a FPC - particularly in the 5.5 is a fool's errand.

By the way, there isn't anything inherently sexy about a FPC. It's just different. Ford marketers had a ball with it, to be sure. But, they didn't bother to tell folks that inline 4 cylinders are FPC, you can find hundreds of thousands of FPC V6s in minivans, and every bicycle I've seen has a FPC.

I want a bullet-proof mill. Not a marketing gimmick.

Thanks to you and Tool Hoarder!

Very interesting info. I hope they did the smart thing...
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:10 PM
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WTF!!!!
I'm an older person and I like ******* change!!!!
I'm an older person and I'd like ******* anyone given the opportunity and a sack of Viagra!

I'm probably going to get thrown off the forum for this, but I need a touch of levity in my day today!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:13 PM
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Are those high beams that are coming from behind the grill? Looks crazy like a spaceship. I love it!
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:14 PM
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I'm an older person and I'd like ******* anyone given the opportunity and a sack of Viagra!

I'm probably going to get thrown off the forum for this, but I need a touch of levity in my day today!

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by atterbud View Post
I'm an older person and I'd like ******* anyone given the opportunity and a sack of Viagra!

I'm probably going to get thrown off the forum for this, but I need a touch of levity in my day today!

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Old 12-07-2018, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Kappa View Post
Sounds...Italianate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=kfg71KgtxO4

Comment away. This will be my only post in this thread. lol
Good lord, that is an awesomely sexy automobile. And amazing it shares the same basic design cues with the C8 but the proportions are hugely different.

Editing it into a loop and playing it over and over and over and over and over...
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:23 PM
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Didn't notice any glow from the brakes?
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by norge1956 View Post
Same car- markings are same.
Agreed, same car. However, notice that the take behind the driver's side window has been replaced. What is hidden there?
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
Agreed, same car. However, notice that the take behind the driver's side window has been replaced. What is hidden there?

what is ? Looks the same as the original c8 images to me
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Originally Posted by stingraymaniac View Post
How can anyone like that eurotrash wannabe pos
It doesn't look, or sound like a Corvette
Ferrari ripoff, fake Mclaren
Rip Corvette C1-C7
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:50 PM
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what is ? Looks the same as the original c8 images to me
There is a piece of camo wrap taken off the side of the side window in these new images. In the old shots, part of the window has wrap on it. In the new shots, it's gone. Maybe 2 to 3 inches wide at the back of the window, running top to bottom.

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post

2019 will probably be the last year we see larger displacement NA V8s and only in the C7R..
I'm not so sure the C7.R will be used all season.
If the 2020 IMSA series is the debut of the C8.R, they have started this shakedown of the car very VERY early.
I have to wonder if it will introduced after the April(?) reveal of the street car.

Originally Posted by sluggballz View Post
If they are testing this now, will they be running it for the Daytona 24? If so, would they show the production car before then? Or would they run the race car and not show the production car yet? And what about LeMans? If they're going to have to run the C7 then, why would they do all of this work on a new car that can't be used for over a year?
Any insights?
Agreed.
Doesn't make sense seeing the C8.R on-track this far in advance.

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I really hope the street version does not have a flat plane crankshaft.
Why?
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:16 PM
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It could appear in the 3rd quarter of 2019 at WEC events, but they can't make it for IMSA, which is very important to GM and the US market. With the first IMSA event (Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona) happening in a little over a month, they have to commit to the C7R. Changing horses in mid-season means you start over points-wise.

In addition, I'm not sure what we saw at Sebring is actually the C8R. It may be testing of the street car with a hot engine by Pratt & Miller as they ramp up development of the C8R. Doug Fehan is already on record that they'll campaign the C7R throughout the 2019 season.

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Old 12-07-2018, 03:16 PM
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Yet the first Corvettes did not have V8s.
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I'm 37... love the ME, but no V8 = not a Corvette just like no V10 = not a Viper.
I get it and agree that it would be weird to not have a V8. But would you have a problem if the new C8 had a V10? (I know it doesn't)
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:36 PM
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I get it and agree that it would be weird to not have a V8. But would you have a problem if the new C8 had a V10? (I know it doesn't)
Yes... V10 just isn't a Corvette to me.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by C7pimp View Post
There is a piece of camo wrap taken off the side of the side window in these new images. In the old shots, part of the window has wrap on it. In the new shots, it's gone. Maybe 2 to 3 inches wide at the back of the window, running top to bottom.
yes. Rear of the main side window. Camo is now is at the window edge. Earlier it was overlapping a few inches as you said. But the side Q window shape is the same. May not be a window at all.

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