2019 Corvette C8

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  1. Toronto Tele

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    I think when Chevy finally makes a mid engine Vette a lot of front engine Corvettes will be for sale.
     
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    Oh great...it looks like a Honda...
     
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    Im not a Corvette buyer and don't know if I ever will be, but I'm a little disheartened to see a mid engine corvette. I'm glad Chevy is chasing the super car moniker, but I liked how brash and old school the Corvette portrayed itself as. But I'm sure corvette owners and shoppers might have different opinions. I liked my buddies c6 zr1 though.
     
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    Yeah, and no offense to the OP, but I think that SUCKS.
     
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    Yep... Acura NSX.

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the test shots. These mules are intentionally misproportioned and camouflaged so as not to give the final look away too soon. Here's a possible look for the final car.
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    I agree wholeheartedly. It's beyond my means but it is a great car nonetheless. My brother has a '13 Grand Sport which I've driven. Drove it from Irvine to San Diego. Fantastic car. I can only assume this new car will be even better which is amazing. Myself.... I'm a Mustang guy. And I'm proud of that! :)
     
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    For me the appeal of the Corvette was it's refreshing lack of refinement and simplicity vs "supercar" offerings

    Big engine up front, manual transmission in the middle, rear wheel drive at the back.

    All in a flimsy plastic body.
     
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    As a past Corvette owner I have to say that I have never seen one I didn't like. Somehow Chevy has always made sure that there is no question what you are looking at-it's a Vette! My only hope is the C8 is so popular that it devalues C5s and C6s so I can get a good deal on my next one!
     
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    I hate that Chevy is messing with the Vette. If they want to make a super car, that's great, but call it something else.

    Maybe they can name their new super car after one of their older cars. Kind of the reverse of this...

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    Maybe they can do something like this for the new Super Car.

    Call it the Citation (get it, that is what anyone that owns one in the US will be getting frequently)
    Original Citation

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    New Citation
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    I'm not a fan of the idea either. They're stuck between trying to keep it competitive with more expensive cars that use that mid-engine layout and also trying to keep it affordable and the flagship, and they need to be true to the cars heritage.

    The thing is the Corvette has been around longer than almost any other sports car, and it's always been in production. That's huge. And it's always been front engine, rear wheel drive w/V-8 engine. I don't really think they should be tinkering with that. They should be introducing another sports car that is mid-engine, but then they risk making the corvette no longer the flagship. They can't/won't/shouldn't cancel the corvette, but building 2 cars at this level might not be in their business plan.

    Tough place to be.

    It is too bad all these cars are just so ridiculous. I had a V8 Mustang years ago. I'd love to have a muscle/sports car again and would be heavily biased towards American cars. Even the Mustang has gotten ridiculous. Mine was a 1999, they're almost 2X as expensive now. Realistically I'd be more likely to end up with a Japanese car since they've gotten the message about keeping the cars light and keeping prices in check.
     
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    That was my point. Once you go mid-engine in the supercar category, so many of the cars begin to take on the same lines and stance.
     
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    I have a radical suggestion:

    GM should keep on honing on the C7 and keep it in production for at least 6 more years.

    Meanwhile, if this Mid engine vehicle can be made production ready, offer it to the public as a

    BUICK.

    And let the two products be offered to the public, side by side. See which one the market approves of, which could be both.

    GM always does this - they take perfectly good products, once they're just right and then they stop production. This never fails. Never fails. The half baked ones, those soldier on.

    I dunno. At least Ford, every time they planned to convert the Mustang into some import chaser, backed down in the end.
     
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    Citation...isn't that what the Cops give you for speeding? Or, was it a personalized invitation to the next Policeman's Ball?
     
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    The current Corvette is the best bang for your buck in its segment by 10's of thousands of dollars.

    That segment includes many mid-engines so I'm guessing GM is gonna goose the price up a little/lotta bit too ?

    New one looks like an NSX ? Maybe, but I'd take it over any 80's model.

    My nostalgic nature doesn't leave me blind and dumb (brain not speech).
     
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    I have thought about buying a Corvette more than once. When I get in one I feel claustrophobic. I also think it needs to be smaller than it's current size. that is probably problematic with a 6 litre V8 powering it. Probably not something I will ever pull the trigger on.

    I had a 2014 Mustang GT as my daily driver. Turns out my older bones do not enjoy climbing out of a low slung car with a big door every time I go to work or leave the house. I kept it about a year which is the shortest I have ever owned any car.
     
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    Claustrophobic in a Vette?

    I feel like a size 8 foot in a size 13 shoe, in one. There's too much space, for me. But this is what many Corvette buyers like when they select a Corvette over the Euro and Japanese alternatives.

    I think the main thing that would differentiate this C8 project from the mid engine competition is, the passenger cell will be HUGE for the kind of American or Canadian guy who craves that extra space.

    Maybe what you felt is that sensation we get when we go from driving an extended cab pickup, to the "old" style where you're hitting the back of your head on the back window glass. No, I don't like that either - not much headroom behind the Vette drivers seat.
     
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    The last Corvette I would fit in was built in the '70's. ....here ya go....old school cool.
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