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Old 02-09-2019, 03:27 PM
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Do all "one off" performance car models (Ford GT, LFA, NSX), all do this much cold weather testing?

It feels like GM is planning for a whole bunch of people to drive this car in all weather conditions...
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:38 PM
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I doubt FGT did, because it's really NOT a production car. I suspect all others do.
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So the vegetation is green and the flowers in bloom in the winter in Germany?
I too question the dating of those photos. Provenance?

I checked the weather records for the Nuremberg area and it was 0 deg C overnight in early January. I hardly think roses bloom in the dead of winter in Germany.

The car is one of the 4 that were seen in early September. I think the photo is from that period.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:40 PM
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Roof shorter than the door handles on the midsize CUV next to it.
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Roof shorter than the door handles on the midsize CUV next to it.
... perspective...
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:04 PM
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Still believe it will be the same general size as C7 z06. Length, width and height.

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Old 02-09-2019, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Nut View Post
Don't Shoot The Messenger......

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Nobody is shooting an honest messenger.

It was you however that stated this as fact
Apparently, GM was/still is road testing in Europe. The pictures below were literally taken one month ago in Germany on 01/08/2019. Go Figure...
So, was that a fact or just a fake fact?
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Originally Posted by WICKEDFRC View Post
Corvettes in the snow = Sin.
Eh that one is probably destined for the crusher anyhow. No point in keeping it out of the salt.

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Do all "one off" performance car models (Ford GT, LFA, NSX), all do this much cold weather testing?
First off, running around AH is likely not cold weather testing. Cold weather testing generally is taking place at a cold weather facility, where the weather is far mire predictable. Many suppliers have access to those vehicles as well, we can't stop development for a couple months a year, it is just as likely they are doing something they could be doing in July, and it just happens to be in February.

Secondly, a lot of what happens at cold weather testing is traction and stability related, not just HVAC and fluid temp related, my guess is that any performance car spends considerable time in the cold.
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Old 02-10-2019, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikerjulio View Post
Nobody is shooting an honest messenger.

It was you however that stated this as fact

So, was that a fact or just a fake fact?

It was an alternative fact.....


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Originally Posted by CRABBYJ View Post
I donít know if itís this ME pic on my iPad is distorted to look too long overall and between the wheels. Thus I measured the the roundness of the rear wheel rim. My results below then after adjusting the ME pic to shorten the length by ~9.0%.

Comments as to how my adjustment result displays on your screen. Interested if you see it differently.

when I say huge... the front wheel, then the door, compared with a c5/6 at the rear of the door look how long the distance is to the front of the rear wheel compared to the rear door of a c5/6.

The c8 will be much bigger than c5 sitting in the garage.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:07 AM
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:26 AM
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Photo makes it look very long and low. Very sexy. Especially since most rear-engine cars have very short stubby noses with tiny front trunks
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:16 AM
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Any chance thereís a glass hood option to show a pretty, rumbling V8 underneath?
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankLP View Post
The ME winter shot looks totally cool (pardon the pun)!

Agree that the proportions look great on that shot... next to that SUV.

Nice to see something "new".

Great find Corvette_Nut... thanks for sharing!!
it looks enormous.
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Speaking on perspective, I'm not sure which CUV that is (Forester?), but it looks TINY.
If the picture was taken next to an F-250, people would be crying "It's too small, where are my golf bags going to sit?!"

In this shot, it looks like Grandpa is going to have some trouble getting out the car for his 8am tee time...

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Old 02-10-2019, 01:49 PM
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Based on the wheel size, - wheel base is near identical.

The overall height, beltline and grill height is near identical.

If you like the C7 for these proportions... you should be happy with the c8...


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wonder what they are using for tires in the snow there
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