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Old 03-15-2019, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Atari_Prime View Post
I'm curious. Let's go down the rabbit hole. I see the line across the hood. Show me more and what do you feel they are hiding?

I see no reason why they could not have an upward passthrough vent for the air that comes in the center mouth of the nose of the car, to then make its way back up and out like the c7's have.

The c7 is the transition car to the c8, they say the reason the c7 has many of the styling cues it has is so people will be desensitized to the c8. I think the vent duct will stay with the hood, and go up with the hood, but then when you close it, it matches back up with a rubber gasket to the air intake duct from the front.

This vent duct would not be installed right now, as the vent is closed off anyway.

Otherwise they are just hiding the sharp lines of the front hood design.

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Old 03-15-2019, 12:31 AM
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An S duct maybe

*An active S duct could be what that patent application was related to. Those opened hood vents (202-1) are too far back for a C7, but right where they'd need to be in a mid-engine car with a front storage area.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:06 AM
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Default In regards to size of actual trunk

Words from Corvette Engineer at Carlisle this year when asked about cargo "it's a BIG car... room for 2 golf bags.. huge".

I thought he was pulling my Leg at first but I got the "no.. I'm serious"

then he told me if I made the Bash this year I would not be disappointed. But then again that way before the frame fell apart... the electrical system crapped out... and oh yeah? They can't agree on ergonomics or visibility with the car ALLEGED to be a 2020 by everyone "in the know" lol...
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by C7pimp View Post
Further, these camouflage guys (from what I have recently heard from my source) have even possibly been using mounting spacers for certain elements of the car to do stuff like make the headlights appear to sit taller than they do on the production car, etc. He said it was only rumor, not even first hand knowledge himself. Easy to wrap that and make it look seamless I suppose. If you look at the C8.R the headlights don't appear to stand up so much like they do on the street cars. Maybe the guy is right. Could be BS too.
I would personally doubt this. While they undeniably add mouldings and fake stuff to the car, I've never seen a situation where they are fiddling with design intent placement of parts.

That said, it wouldn't at all surprise me if the mules were simply not yet built to final spec, or possibly even using representative parts that arent finalized that require some massaging to go together

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:26 AM
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As said, The C8 rear hatch seams are much wider on the car than the NSX. I bet the trunk spans the width of the car back there and is part of why the *** end is so large. It will **** off some that they "compromised the design" to fit luggage, but then if it came with a tiny pathetic space all the road trippers would never buy one... we shall see.

My guess it the frunk area is split into the storage compartment and then behind that lives the battery, a fuse panel, and we can see the brake fluid reservoir.

GM... please have cable releases for the door, frunk, and gas door! They forgot it on the C7 and the stupid thing fails. I took the lock mechanism out on my C7 when I had the wheel well liner out.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:24 AM
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by thirtythird View Post
Gone: Reverse opening front hood.
Much easier to load storage with hinges in the back.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thirtythird View Post
Gone: Reverse opening front hood.
And gone too will be the safety latches on both sides of hood/engine bay to prevent the C7 style rear opening hood popping up in a frontal crash then coming through the windshield.

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Old 03-15-2019, 12:34 PM
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Learned something new... didn't know that's what those were for.
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Is it just me, or are all of the people that have been entrusted with testing this machine dressed like they popped out of the Vegas Vacation movie? Just sayin...
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by BLKTOUT View Post
Is it just me, or are all of the people that have been entrusted with testing this machine dressed like they popped out of the Vegas Vacation movie? Just sayin...
At least they dress better than the folks who assemble them.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:30 PM
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Itís clear what the problem is. Failure to use Top Tier gasoline ☠️
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:57 PM
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Where is that "THIS THREAD HAS USELESS PHOTOS"
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:35 PM
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Not sure my John Daly Edition Golf Bag will fit in that "frunk"...

Doesn't look like the frunk can fit 2 or even 1 golf bag in it. Assuming the width of the C8 is about 75-80" at it's widest in the back, the front should be around 70". Factor in the width of the fenders on both sides and the space around the frunk opening, you are looking at about 40" at best. I don't know how a standard driver placed in the bag can fit.

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Stuff that size will go in the rear.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BLKTOUT View Post
Is it just me, or are all of the people that have been entrusted with testing this machine dressed like they popped out of the Vegas Vacation movie? Just sayin...
Heh. One of the perks of the job, when you're away from corporate locations that is
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:46 PM
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Itís clear what the problem is. Failure to use Top Tier gasoline ☠️
Obviously the C8 uses diesel
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
That is most likely the brake fluid reservoir.
or windshield washer fluid?

RIP reverse opening front hood
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Originally Posted by GSMVetteless View Post
or windshield washer fluid?

RIP reverse opening front hood
Most washer fluid reservoirs on cars I've had are black with a flip up cap. This looks to be opaque/clear with a twist on cap and it's in the right position to be the brake master reservoir. However, I'm sure there's a washer fluid bottle somewhere up there too.

I wouldn't want the reverse open hood with a frunk. having to load everything from the side would be pointless and annoying.

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