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02-12-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 172
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Posted By jefnvk

I agree, there are completely different aspect to...

I agree, there are completely different aspect to all three cars, but not on cross shopping. The Demon/Redeye is a limited edition drag car, plain and simple, and priced well into optioned out...
02-12-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,906
Posted By jefnvk

From a realistic standpoint? Yes, it is enough...

From a realistic standpoint? Yes, it is enough for most.

From a marketing standpoint? When the Mustang and Camaro are putting out 435-455 in the low $30k's, no, it is probably not enough.
02-11-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,740
Posted By jefnvk

Early systems were crap. Cheap systems are crap....

Early systems were crap. Cheap systems are crap. Not a big surprise.

I was in the modestly priced flagship CUV from a major OEM all day today. It had start stop. The only inclination I had to...
02-09-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,004
Posted By jefnvk

Eh that one is probably destined for the crusher...

Eh that one is probably destined for the crusher anyhow. No point in keeping it out of the salt.



First off, running around AH is likely not cold weather testing. Cold weather testing...
02-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 62,716
Posted By jefnvk

Ugh, I guess my ridiculous use of a Toyota...

Ugh, I guess my ridiculous use of a Toyota pushrod went over some folks head. Racing engines have about zero relevance to street engines. They are two different usages, engineered, built, and tuned...
02-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 62,716
Posted By jefnvk

But what specifically about higher RPM = better? ...

But what specifically about higher RPM = better?

If I can get the HP and torque out of lower RPM, why do I need to wind the engine up?
02-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Even then, there is a lot of doubts about...

Even then, there is a lot of doubts about profitability. Unless the whole thing is a marketing write-off where profitability isn't concerned, like the GT.
02-06-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Eh, I was talking more a luxury prestige aspect...

Eh, I was talking more a luxury prestige aspect than a race results aspect.

I can make a handbag that is functionally and aesthetically better than a Gucci or Louis Vutton, and sell it for a...
02-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

The big problem with competing with Ferrari in...

The big problem with competing with Ferrari in Ferrari's entry level market? The Corvette doesn't say Ferrari (or Lambo, or McLaren, etc)
02-05-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,900
Posted By jefnvk

Hate to break it to you, other car enthusiast...

Hate to break it to you, other car enthusiast groups are just as invested in the development and industry news on their vehicles. The Mustang guys just went through their own anxiety sitting around...
02-04-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,537
Posted By jefnvk

No worries. I could drive a tractor before I...

No worries. I could drive a tractor before I could drive a truck, which I was only delayed til about 10 because I couldn't reach the pedals, so I understand the feeling. Now having reached the age...
02-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

To throw another interpretation in there, I took...

To throw another interpretation in there, I took Juetcher's comments to be more in the context of the GM bailout as a whole, whereas Reuss was talking about the profitability of a Corvette in...
02-04-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,501
Posted By jefnvk

I agree, most of the scenarios here have had the...

I agree, most of the scenarios here have had the FE being a redesigned C8, considerably different from C&D's C7 temporary performance line holdover theory.

From a business standpoint, I still...
02-04-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

If you want a real life example as to how much...

If you want a real life example as to how much more margin there is on a higher trim level car than a base, look at discounts for the various employee/family/supplier pricing tiers. Buy a base car,...
02-03-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

After a few hours, my previous reaction to Punky...

After a few hours, my previous reaction to Punky was probably a bit harsh, but if people want to know why it is hard to get younger folks into Corvettes, attitudes like his don't do a whole lot to...
02-02-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Unless it is literally a one man operation, it is...

Unless it is literally a one man operation, it is very rare that any person one would do all those things. Technical leads don't procure tooling. Plant supervisors don't negotiate contracts. ...
02-01-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 22,537
Posted By jefnvk

Short answer: no. Long answer: no, unless...

Short answer: no.

Long answer: no, unless she has proven capable in performance cars in some sort of junior racing series, and is otherwise sane and trustworthy and competent, in which case I'd...
02-01-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

If you could get some of those suppliers to give...

If you could get some of those suppliers to give up the price piece cost that GM pays them, I'd love the info to try and undercut our competition on their bids next time :)
02-01-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By jefnvk

No, no external device is controlling it. It is...

No, no external device is controlling it. It is mechanically controlled by a pendulum in the mechanism. My guess would be if you were to take your old belts, hold it in an orientation that is not...
02-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,740
Posted By jefnvk

Yep, that is another good point. Cars today are...

Yep, that is another good point. Cars today are becoming very quiet, it is often difficult to tell beyond the dash indication (although, maybe this point doesn't exactly apply to Corvettes). The...
01-31-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Those second calipers are parking brakes, mostly...

Those second calipers are parking brakes, mostly electronic. Reduces complexity on the primary caliper and/or rotor, and provides redundancy in the case of a serious hydraulic failure.



Its...
01-31-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

My bad, got the 4C confused with the Giulia WRT...

My bad, got the 4C confused with the Giulia WRT the active suspension.

And my point is that just because a car is ME, does not mean it must cost an exorbitant amount of money to "do right". There...
01-31-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Why do people have this notion that ME cars have...

Why do people have this notion that ME cars have to be super expensive? Just because the current offerings tend to be pricier, there is really nothing special about ME that necessitates a high price...
01-31-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 31,306
Posted By jefnvk

Wait, you just called companies out of the blue,...

Wait, you just called companies out of the blue, and they were happy to put you through to random engineers who were happy to talk about confidential projects??? What am I missing here? I find it...
01-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,740
Posted By jefnvk

I work with a lot cheaper, more mundane,...

I work with a lot cheaper, more mundane, non-performance cars on a daily basis, and I don't have too many complaints about Start/Stop. Its pretty seamless these days. Yes, five years ago I probably...
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