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Old 12-20-2018, 09:47 PM
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Not really that tall. You have to look at what hard info you have. Look at the license plate. It is a known size, 6" by 12". How many license plates will fit in the distance from the 3rd brake light to the ground. Using a grid on my computer, it works out to 5.6 license plates. This works out to somewhere around 34-35" inches. Then it would be 4"-5" to the top of "that" spoiler, for 38"-39" from the ground to the top of the highest point on the rear of the car.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom73 View Post
Not really that tall. You have to look at what hard info you have. Look at the license plate. It is a known size, 6" by 12". How many license plates will fit in the distance from the 3rd brake light to the ground. Using a grid on my computer, it works out to 5.6 license plates. This works out to somewhere around 34-35" inches. Then it would be 4"-5" to the top of "that" spoiler, for 38"-39" from the ground to the top of the highest point on the rear of the car.
CAREFUL... don't you know that hard facts break the blades in the forum bullsh_t grinder?

Please, throw some more in.
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Old 12-21-2018, 06:55 AM
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As usual, biggest complaint before they hit the dealers, "The car is too big". First complaint after they hit the dealers, "I don't fit in it."
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:36 AM
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I think the angle of the photo is exaggerating the rear,
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by HooosierDaddy View Post
I think the angle of the photo is exaggerating the rear,
I third this. Perspective is everything.
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by lt4obsesses View Post
As usual, biggest complaint before they hit the dealers, "The car is too big". First complaint after they hit the dealers, "I don't fit in it."
Most people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:18 AM
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It's all a guessing game without facts but the License plate is certainly higher on the C8
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:05 AM
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Butt.. is the license plate in the photo actually attached to the rear facia of the car or to the camo cover. It’s kinda of hard to tell.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette
Most people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about.
To be clear, I'm not complaining. I just wanted to share an observation. I've heard much more BS on this forum that's so inaccurate by " guys who have inside information", then simply posting a photo and asking what others think...

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Old 12-22-2018, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette View Post
Most people aren't happy unless they have something to complain about.
I don't have ANYTHING to complains about, and boy am I p**sed off about it!
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette View Post
Does this camo print make my *** look BIG??
Steady old man... the ultimate catch 22...

The only answer is "No dear, your *** makes the camo print look big"

Thank me in advance for this free marital advice.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:38 AM
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I hope the finished product looks a lot better than the camo car suggests. I purchased my second C7 because I am not digging the C8. The proportions of the camo C8 are not to my liking. We will see?
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:03 PM
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Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.



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To my eye, it appears tht GM wrapped the spoiler with soft foam before applying the wrap to throw off it's true appearance. If you look closely, you can see that GM did this all over the car.
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.


Damn, that is beautiful. Very sophisticated, with zero "boy racer" in the styling.
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.


Seems awesome, as long as GM wants to create a Corvette that gets driven as often as an Aston Martin. I seem to recall that lots of people daily-drive their Corvettes however, so it might not work out if every Corvette owner has to replace the front end every time they drive over a speed bump.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:34 PM
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Gotta have room for some junk in that trunk!
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Old 01-01-2019, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.


AWESOME.
God, how I love sleek looking cars.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.


Wow! That's a beauty.
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 638HP View Post
Got to bring that back side down like this Aston Martin rendering. C8 would need to be elongaded a bit to do so, but IMHO would get the wedge look out of the car.


Rats. This makes the prospective C8 renders look bloated and confused. It's stunning.
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