200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

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    200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Detroit Free Press
    August 6, 2020



    In the course of "vetting" a vice presidential running mate, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden might have accidentally spilled General Motors' future product plans.

    In an 80-second campaign spot posted on Biden's Twitter account Wednesday, Biden surprises by not talking about politics but cars, and his love of the Corvette and the American car market. In it, he says, "They tell me" that GM is making an all-electric version of its iconic sports car that will go 200 mph.

    Turns out there are plans. Someone familiar with Corvette production at its Bowling Green Assembly in Kentucky confirmed to the Free Press there is a plan for an all-electric version of the Corvette, but the timing and its maximum speed are unknown.

    The electric version is likely at least two years or more out, the person said, noting it will follow GM's performance versions of the car due to market over the next year. The person declined to be named because there was no authorization to speak to the media.

    GM spokesman Jim Cain,when asked about an electric Corvette,said company policy is to decline to discuss future products.








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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    So the (assumed) Democratic candidate drives an old Corvette. Anyone know what the (assumed) Republican candidate drove before he won the last election?

    Quick internet search turns this up:

    According to Trump, Cadillac gave an Allante to him as a gift and it was painted in Donald’s favourite colour Gold.









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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    So the (assumed) Democratic candidate drives an old Corvette. Anyone know what the (assumed) Republican candidate drove before he won the last election?

    Quick internet search turns this up:

    According to Trump, Cadillac gave an Allante to him as a gift and it was painted in Donald’s favourite colour Gold.
    Sounds about right. A gawdy piece of **** for ******NO POLITICS--consider this a public warning*******
    Last edited by Diego; 08-06-2020 at 03:51 PM. Reason: Politics

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Quote Originally Posted by pastorchevyguy View Post
    sounds about right. A gawdy piece of **** for ******** no politics********.

    ******no politics********
    Last edited by Diego; 08-06-2020 at 03:51 PM. Reason: Do I really need to explain?

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Not sure why any political candidate (or president) is privy to a corporations future plans unless it is defense related. I'd take anything said with a grain of salt, the source could've been a car mag and not real inside info.

    Though a source from the Corvette plant is a lot more compelling. Not really a surprise either way....

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Not sure why any political candidate (or president) is privy to a corporations future plans unless it is defense related. I'd take anything said with a grain of salt, the source could've been a car mag and not real inside info.

    Though a source from the Corvette plant is a lot more compelling. Not really a surprise either way....
    Even defense related, rarely does one know the tech or capabilities unless they are working on it. You might know it’s the next gen stealth or something like that, but what it can actually do.... very few

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    I'm sure no one wants to receive a vacation, right? So why inject politics? Why feel so compelled to respond? Keep your DC gossip to yourself for the love of god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PastorChevyGuy View Post
    Sounds about right. A gawdy piece of **** for ******NO POLITICS--consider this a public warning*******
    I take it you're not really a pastor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckMan View Post
    I take it you're not really a pastor?
    He is the truest of Pastors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego View Post
    I'm sure no one wants to receive a vacation, right? So why inject politics? Why feel so compelled to respond? Keep your DC gossip to yourself for the love of god.
    Vacation?!?!?! in a post Covid world?!?..Those are a thing of the past.

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    For me - This feels like Non-News. I believe there was a rumor 2-3 years back the the C8 platform was being designed to accept not only a front electric motor for awd, but also to be fully electric.

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Better watch out here. We may get to see how Polly ticks (Politics) once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Not sure why any political candidate (or president) is privy to a corporations future plans unless it is defense related. I'd take anything said with a grain of salt, the source could've been a car mag and not real inside info.

    Though a source from the Corvette plant is a lot more compelling. Not really a surprise either way....
    A lot of that kind of BS goes on. Purely hype and speculation spews forth, called "NEWS".

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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    There have been rumors that the Corvette would go mid-engine.

    60+ years later …. There it is!
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    Re: 200MPH Electric Corvette "Confirmed" In The Strangest Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    So the (assumed) Democratic candidate drives an old Corvette. Anyone know what the (assumed) Republican candidate drove before he won the last election?

    Quick internet search turns this up:

    According to Trump, Cadillac gave an Allante to him as a gift and it was painted in Donald’s favourite colour Gold.









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    There used to be an old Onion article about a shirtless Joe Biden washing his '81 T/A on the White House lawn. C/D did an interview with him when he was still VP, and they asked him about that.

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    C/D:  Sadly, we must ask about the Onion story. While shirtless, have you ever washed a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am in your driveway?

    JB: [Laughing] You think I’d drive a Trans Am? I have been in my bathing suit in my driveway and not only washed my Goodwood-green 1967 Corvette but also simonized it.  At least the Onion should have had me washing a Trans Am convertible. I love convertibles.
    Careful Joe, you're going to cost yourself some votes making fun of T/As, we have long memories.

    'Spose it's worth mentioning this guy who supposedly is so befallen by dementia that he doesn't know who he is has no problem driving a manual trans in a 53 year old car...
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