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Old 07-05-2019, 03:54 AM
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great work by Car Spotter and thanks to Corvette Nut for sharing. even kicked up some dust and went over some curbing. quick shifting trans. still that big V8 sound. car understeers but stays pretty grounded. terrific straight-a-way shot at full song. this was a treat prior to the reveal. thanks again!
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:06 AM
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All I heard was a NA V8 and an automatic trans.. No hint of manuals or superchargers anywhere.

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Old 07-05-2019, 04:44 AM
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I was exactly thinking the same thing, watching the video. The one with the darker camo, and the production headlights, seemed to me to be way faster. Im excited about it. That thing looks quick.

And, whats crazy is, all of us are so used to looking at the renders with this POS side scoops on the car, when we see the real thing, were going to want the fake side scoops back.

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Old 07-05-2019, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by firstvettesoon View Post
i will be surprised if that was the actual shape of the opening.
Why?
Doesn't this reflect the original sketch the C7 pimp did?
It definitely looks similar,same angle as well.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RedDropTop View Post
Great picture! Notice how it clearly shows the curved opening...

Thats the scoop I’ll be expecting on the 18th...

I don’t understand why the talented artists on this forum refuse to acknowledge this scoop suggestion...
The renderers must see something that I don’t see.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom73 View Post
Sure hope the production car handles the front plate better.
Complimentary pack of matching colored zip ties sir.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:31 AM
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It looks so disproportionate. Back is long and wide. Front is not low enough.

All this “jack of all trades” mentality is the cause for this.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:36 AM
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Turbo sound at 3:57?
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by UnhandledException View Post
It looks so disproportionate. Back is long and wide. Front is not low enough.

All this “jack of all trades” mentality is the cause for this.
"Disproportionate", yeah right. Just like your ZR1 is a total piece of crap and everyone else is quite happy if not ecstatic about theirs.

Nothing like some Corvette hatred to start the day!
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:46 AM
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It looks so composed compared to videos of previous gen Corvettes.
It's going to be a great car.
I hope the weight can be contained.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by punky View Post
"Disproportionate", yeah right. Just like your ZR1 is a total piece of crap and everyone else is quite happy if not ecstatic about theirs.

Nothing like some Corvette hatred to start the day!
Punky,

I am entitled to my opinion as you are.

Neither of us have right to insult each other. Please stay civil.

Thanks
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:01 AM
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I think they are missing the mark testing it at the Ring. They need to do more testing in the Costco and Target parking lots and on the 405 freeway at rush hour.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by UnhandledException View Post
It looks so disproportionate. Back is long and wide. Front is not low enough.

All this “jack of all trades” mentality is the cause for this.
Honestly it's hard to tell for me. Imo the camo is making it look worse than it is. The proportions are similar to the C7 but with a shorter nose. We shall see though.

As for the video, that darker one is definitely different than the others. It seems better planted, has a different exhaust note, and doesn't appear to have the tail wag I was seeing when they were hitting turns hard... just seemed more controlled.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by UnhandledException View Post
Punky,

I am entitled to my opinion as you are.

Neither of us have right to insult each other. Please stay civil.

Thanks
You have absolutely no reason to feel "insulted".

Opinions on the looks of the C8 are totally meaningless at this point as the photos are of cars in camo.

Maybe you should wait until the reveal before you unleash your attacks.

"jack of all trades mentality". Troll remark.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by UnhandledException View Post
It looks so disproportionate. Back is long and wide. Front is not low enough.

All this “jack of all trades” mentality is the cause for this.
Originally Posted by UnhandledException View Post
The biggest problem corvette has had was never the location of the engine.

It was the engine power/torque characteristics over powering the chassis and this was a side effect of increased weight and dimensions. This again was due to GM trying to build this car to be jack of all trades to please different market segments.

You simply cannot add size, weight, and counter it with power at levels Corvette has been and have a good result. C7 is a very unbalanced car in Z06 and ZR1 trims.

Take a look at a GT3 or GT3RS with less than HALF of the torque and 250 less hp beating a ZR1 in a road course. When will you guys see this? These cars are not/cannot be the track warriors. GM needs to build a lighter, N/A, smaller car to compete with a proper GT class car.

Watch any ZR1 track videos and do the same for GT3. Watching ZR1 is like a driver constantly fighting the car. Watching GT3 is like pure synchrony.
Yes, we get it. Porsche is a scalpel, Corvette is a hatchet. Porsche is a surgeon, Corvette is blue-collar. Porsche is a thoroughbred, Corvette is a Clydesdale.

Oh, and Porsche built roughly 550 GT3s in 2017, Chevy built 32,xxx C7s.

I'm constantly impressed by everyone that knows exactly how the C8 is going to look based on camo'd cars.

For the rest of us, less than 2 weeks to go!

Have a good one,
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by snork View Post
Turbo sound at 3:57?

I was just getting ready to say around the 4:00 mark, the 2nd car makes a "whine" that the 1st car doesn't.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:04 AM
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Are they switching plates on these couple cars? - in this video there are tag #'s
063M417
064M181
068M269
069M478
069M479

Or are 5 there?
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CRABBYJ View Post
Only got to 1:07 and saw this? :On second look it wasn’t that bad.

This vid ought to sell a few.

Few comments:
- Updating his Facebook

- this looked like fine-tuning suspension/chassis/powertrain tuning to me. Hammering it through corners, slowing up on straights while the passenger tweaks some settings on the laptop. Finishing up 'Track Mode' on the drive mode selector!

- Must have been a manufacturer's day on the Ring - - light traffic, most of it in camo.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagVette View Post
Are they switching plates on these couple cars? - in this video there are tag #'s
063M417
064M181
068M269
069M478
069M479

Or are 5 there?
Oh nice catch.
That might explain the turbo spools that we’ve been hearing. They’re doing a final ring test/tune on the base C8 while also conducting testing/tuning on the C8 “Z06”. The latter is using a twin-turbo V8, so you’d hear a bit of spooling from them. I wonder if the turbo noises get more intense with the muffler bypass valves open.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:20 PM
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13 days!
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