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Will the real C8 surprise be a mid-engine BEV variant??

 
Old 07-10-2019, 11:05 AM
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Wouldn't that be a surprise that one of the mid engine vet options is a BEV variant?
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I bet you anything it will be in the future high performance cars...
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I can see the E Ray making a debut in the future for sure.
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What' is "BEV"? I get the EV part, but what's the B?

FWIW GM has eRay trademarked.
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wouldn't that be a surprise that one of the mid engine vet options is a bev variant?
bev???
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Originally Posted by ByByBMW View Post
bev???
Battery Electric Vehicle


A battery electric vehicle (BEV), pure electric vehicle, only-electric vehicle or all-electric vehicle is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that uses chemical energy stored in rechargeable battery packs.
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That would suck.
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One Company out there has an Electric C7 Corvette that they sell..I believe it is about $800,000...not a misprint
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Designing a chassis for a mid-engine car seems like it would be a good platform to be able to integrate lithium-ion batteries in its place vs a front engine car
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Wouldn't that be a surprise that one of the mid engine vet options is a BEV variant?
That will be the C9.
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
That will be the C9.
I expect the Zora/ZR1 to be hybrid AWD... i.e. a battery pack and electric motors at the front corners like the NSX. This will pave the way for the C9. The debate then will be whether or not the C9 has an ICE at all.
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I expect the Zora/ZR1 to be hybrid AWD... i.e. a battery pack and electric motors at the front corners like the NSX. This will pave the way for the C9. The debate then will be whether or not the C9 has an ICE at all.
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Not to rehash the hybrid/EV debate, but to me, the only way the next car doesn't have a ICE is if there are massive improvements in battery and charging technology.

Of course, who am I kidding.. most Corvettes live in their owner's garage and never get out for more than a short drive to a Cars and Coffee type event. Despite the claims of needing to haul half the house for a two week road trip.
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Originally Posted by JBHunter View Post
One Company out there has an Electric C7 Corvette that they sell..I believe it is about $800,000...not a misprint
https://genovationcars.com/

And, it has round tail lights and a manual trans!

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I don’t pretend to know all that much about EV except for our AC 48 volt 40 mph golf cart. But, if I remember correctly the Tesla couldn’t complete one lap at the Ring without going into limp mode. I tend to think we are a very, very long way from a C7 or C8 level battery powered high performance sports car unless one just wants to zip around city streets a little.

Additionally, even with the new battery tech Tesla is bringing out and the 2.7 billions Musk just raised, even he is not convinced Tesla will still be around in two years. Time will tell.

All that being said, the Tesla is fun to drive but I find zero comparable driving and handling satisfaction without the rumble of a V8 or the whine of an 8,000 rpm beast and the manual or DCT upshifting and downshifting.

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