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Old 06-05-2019, 12:00 PM
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Will Gm continue to offer a front engined corvette? The majority of Corvette owners are not boy racers and do not take part in track days. We want a sports car suitable for touring with good luggage capacity like the C7 coupe.

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Not likely unless the c8 is somehow a sales failure which is very unlikely.
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:08 PM
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In which case I predict a huge number of sales will be lost. How are you going to go on a road trip with adequate luggage in a mid engined car?
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Will Gm continue to offer a front engined corvette? The majority of Corvette owners are not boy racers and do not take part in track days. We want a sports car suitable for touring with good luggage capacity like the C7 coupe.
We want? Who exactly do you believe you’re speaking for?
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I believe it has been said before that Tadge and team claimed to have solved the storage issue for mid engine sports car.

He has also said that the front engine platform has reached its pinnacle for performance with the C7Zr1. That they could not push beyond the performance of that car on that platform which is why they went to mid engine
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Card View Post
Will Gm continue to offer a front engined corvette? The majority of Corvette owners are not boy racers and do not take part in track days. We want a sports car suitable for touring with good luggage capacity like the C7 coupe.
It depends on what qualifies as "good luggage capacity" to you...

While I do take advantage of the luggage space in my C7, as I have in all my past Corvettes, one quickly learns work-arounds in smaller capacity cargo cars..... my 30-year-old mid-engine Ferrari has much less cargo space than my C7, but, still, I can get in a case of wine, my medium-sized soft-sided leather bag, shoes, boots, miscellaneous stuff....but, if I need the Yeti that has to go into the passenger seat....

I'll likely buy a C8 as soon as the prices stabilize.....
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In which case I predict a huge number of sales will be lost. How are you going to go on a road trip with adequate luggage in a mid engined car?
There will likely be storage in both the front and the back. Maybe you should look at the various mid-engine options and their storage capacity (e.g. NSX).
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Card View Post
In which case I predict a huge number of sales will be lost. How are you going to go on a road trip with adequate luggage in a mid engined car?
We really don’t know the storage capacity yet.

i do agree it is important though, no only for road trips but just for a daily driver as I use it
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No.

And if your're not a boy racer, why buy a Corvette in the first place? Much better touring options out there, if that is your goal.
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In which case I predict a huge number of sales will be lost. How are you going to go on a road trip with adequate luggage in a mid engined car?
Trailer it like all the Harley riders do? LOL
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Originally Posted by 4thC4at60 View Post
It depends on what qualifies as "good luggage capacity" to you...

While I do take advantage of the luggage space in my C7, as I have in all my past Corvettes, one quickly learns work-arounds in smaller capacity cargo cars..... my 30-year-old mid-engine Ferrari has much less cargo space than my C7, but, still, I can get in a case of wine, my medium-sized soft-sided leather bag, shoes, boots, miscellaneous stuff....but, if I need the Yeti that has to go into the passenger seat....

I'll likely buy a C8 as soon as the prices stabilize.....
I took many a weekender in my F430 with enough space for my stuff and my wife's stuff in a medium sized hard side suitcase. You just need to learn how to pack wisely. 22 years of active duty USAF taught me that. As for using a mid-engine car as a tourer, why not? I'll be upgrading to the C8 around third model year.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:09 PM
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OP, thanks for the daily dose of C8 forum impending C8 failure. You’d think you could have simply joined another thread with similar sentiments instead of creating another, which is about half the threads on here.

OBTW, please go easy on using “majority” and simply replace with “I”
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It is rumored that the C8 will have more storage capacity than is typical in a mid engine car. There is no reason to worry until we see the final product.
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The endless discussions of having enough room for 2 golf bags and the kitchen sink make me embarrassed to be a Corvette owner.
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Originally Posted by BIG Dave View Post
We want? Who exactly do you believe you’re speaking for?
He is speaking for me.
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
The endless discussions of having enough room for 2 golf bags and the kitchen sink make me embarrassed to be a Corvette owner.
Hey now, stopping at Home Depot after playing golf has happened to me multiple times.
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by CJ ****** View Post
Trailer it like all the Harley riders do? LOL

I was heading back home from Oregon and had spent the night in the Black Hills. New Chevy Suburban with east coast tags, there, with a trailer carrying to big *** Harleys. Plenty of room in the rear of the SUV for a couple nights change of underwear.

Just trailer your new mid engine C8 to your destination behind your Suburban.

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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
The endless discussions of having enough room for 2 golf bags and the kitchen sink make me embarrassed to be a Corvette owner.
But imagine the horror and inconvenience of being in the Lowe's parking lot with your Corvette and there's no place to put the six bags of mulch and the two dozen potted pansies sitting on the cart you just walked out with.
These are real concerns man!
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Old 06-05-2019, 01:37 PM
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have you not seen the height of that front end? you can probably fit two suitcases in that easy!
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Ooh, what if the no longer needed space for the driveshaft (or torque tube, or whatever that thing is called) is used for golf club storage???
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