C8 Detroit Debut - Page 2 - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

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:

C8 Detroit Debut

Old 01-14-2019, 05:37 PM
  #21  
84 4+3
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Aug 2017
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,309
Thanked 150 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by JoesC5 View Post
GM HAS to let Cadillac win a little sometimes. GM, IMHO, had to let the spotlight show on the new Cadillac EV SUV. GM isn't going to let the Cadillac sink without a fight, so they held off showing the Corvette.

Last year Cadillac sold 356,467 vehicles worldwide. That is 10 times the amount normally sold by the Corvette. GM isn't going to sacrifice Cadillac just so the Corvette can have the spotlight at the auto show.

GM's bottom line is helped more by selling 360K Cadillacs vs selling 36k Corvettes.

GM can now show the new Corvette at a different venue, get all the spot light, and not take away from Cadillac's new EV SUV.
Yea, I heard of the EV SUV after the fact actually. Again, they're smart and play a very delicate game.
84 4+3 is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 05:40 PM
  #22  
K-TownMike
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jul 2004
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Posts: 1,317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 42 Times in 20 Posts
Default

The Supra is a total miss in every category, as far as I'm concerned. I can't believe they released that car under the Supra badge.
K-TownMike is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to K-TownMike For This Useful Post:
[email protected] (01-14-2019), vndkshn (01-15-2019), Z51VetteFan (01-14-2019)
Old 01-14-2019, 05:45 PM
  #23  
Tool Hoarder
CF Senior Member
 
Tool Hoarder's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2013
Location: Virginia Beach Virginia
Posts: 3,741
Thanked 477 Times in 290 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by K-TownMike View Post
The Supra is a total miss in every category, as far as I'm concerned. I can't believe they released that car under the Supra badge.
Agree.
Tool Hoarder is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 06:00 PM
  #24  
Judgment Day
CF Senior Member
 
Judgment Day's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2017
Location: Saint Clair Shores Michigan
Posts: 504
Thanked 84 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by kozmic View Post
Looks are obviously subjective... but to me, the FT-1 was absolutely gorgeous... the Supra I see now lost many of the features I loved about the FT-1 and just looks bloated compared to the FT-1 concept.
Is that the same concept that was in a Jay Leno's Garage episode? Because that car was all kinds of sick

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Genesis (Hyundai) is sneaking up quickly on a lot of manufacturers. They do a great job of "borrowing" the best styling cues from everyone else, and producing very eye pleasing designs. It's quite a coup for them to win the 2019 Car of the Year Award.
< completely. That G70 turned my eye a little bit once I started doing some research. I'll probably get a new daily driver in a couple of years and will consider this model line. They even have a little "sporty" version in a manual.
Judgment Day is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 09:27 PM
  #25  
SingleTrackMinded
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
SingleTrackMinded's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2018
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 446
Thanked 112 Times in 87 Posts
Default

To me, the Supra takes some styling cues from the Lexus RC.
SingleTrackMinded is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to SingleTrackMinded For This Useful Post:
bgspot (01-15-2019)
Old 01-14-2019, 10:08 PM
  #26  
SpeedyD
CF Senior Member
 
SpeedyD's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Watertown CT
Posts: 2,415
Thanked 54 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Genesis (Hyundai) is sneaking up quickly on a lot of manufacturers. They do a great job of "borrowing" the best styling cues from everyone else, and producing very eye pleasing designs. It's quite a coup for them to win the 2019 Car of the Year Award.
We have the G80 Sport and love that car!! The only negative we have on it is it doesn't have a good sound to it's exhaust and it only has 1 full size cup holder upfront. We looked at cars for months before settling on that one. The only thing we thought about getting rather than that was the e63s AMG which was amazing but at more than double the cost hard to justify for my wife's daily.
SpeedyD is offline  
Old 01-14-2019, 10:10 PM
  #27  
Z51VetteFan
CF Senior Member
 
Z51VetteFan's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2018
Location: Sacramento California
Posts: 126
Thanked 41 Times in 18 Posts
Default

The Supra looks to be the biggest embarrassment in Toyota history. How can you possibly think this thing is a hit, when you debuted the FT-1 Concept. How can you possibly fail that bad at something? And as for GM not releasing something for Corvette, thats also not good. You have the release of the GT500, there, and GM has nothing. You could have easily plugged a Prototype into the show, ala, FT-1, and at least given GM a platform for the show. The FT-1 came out years before the Supra. Get with it, GM!!
Z51VetteFan is offline  
Old 01-15-2019, 01:18 AM
  #28  
vetteship
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Nov 2004
Location: So Cal
Posts: 4,419
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Like I said earlier, they've been talking about a mid engine Vette for over 50 years - As for the Supra, extremely disappointing
vetteship is offline  
Old 01-15-2019, 01:44 AM
  #29  
Michael A
CF Senior Member
 
Michael A's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Ventura County CA
Posts: 4,017
Thanked 209 Times in 142 Posts
Default

The Corvette team needed more time to fit the batteries under the floor and replace the LS engine with an electric motor.
Michael A is offline  


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: C8 Detroit Debut


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

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

© 2018 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: