The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

  1. Welcome to GM Inside News Forum – General discussion forum for GM

    Welcome to GM Inside News Forum - a website dedicated to all things GM.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join GM Inside News Forum today!
     
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

  1. #1
    News Contributor Premium Member EJD1984's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Baltimore, MD
    Posts
    5,494
    Thanks
    1,167
    Thanked 2,398 Times in 1,170 Posts
    My Ride
    2014 GMC Sierra

    The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System
    The mid-engine Vette will be music to your ears, from the engine to the speakers.
    Automobile
    August 2, 2019



    The C8 Corvette’s LT2 V-8 is sure to make some delightful music on its own, but Chevrolet has once again partnered with Bose to make the Vette’s audio system equally compelling. While a 10-speaker surround-sound system will be standard equipment in the Stingray, an optional upgraded 14-speaker setup will be the most powerful Bose has ever installed in a coupe.

    Strategically embedded within the dash panel are several 2.5- and 3.25-inch drivers. Behind a metal cover in the upper door areas are a combination of 1.0-inch tweeters and 4.0-inch wide-range speakers. In the rear of the cabin, 5.25-inch wide-range speakers and 3.25-inch drivers are arranged, some of which are housed between the seats under a metal cover subtly emblazoned with the Corvette logo.
    *Full article at Link

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to EJD1984 For This Useful Post:

    jzchev28 (08-05-2019)

  3. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  4. #2
    6.0 Liter L76 V8
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    everywhere
    Posts
    2,015
    Thanks
    867
    Thanked 451 Times in 203 Posts
    My Ride
    07 Vette Cruze 2015 Colorado

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    GM is out to make the Corvette the best performance sports car in the world in every sense of the word, at a price that's unbelievable!!!! The European exotics have a lot to worry. Stay tune.

  5. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Al465 For This Useful Post:

    BlackGTP (08-05-2019),EJD1984 (08-05-2019),Evo69 (08-05-2019),germeezy1 (08-05-2019),jzchev28 (08-05-2019),mbukukanyau (08-05-2019)

  6. #3
    3.6 Liter SIDI V6
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    1,051
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked 912 Times in 412 Posts

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    I'm am 100% stunned that they can offer this car at sub-$60K.
    Current Vehicles:
    1999 Tahoe 4x4 - daily driver
    1999 Camaro Z28 - bolt-on weekend vehicle
    2015 Equinox LTX - wife's car

  7. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Z Fury For This Useful Post:

    1999 White C5 Coupe (08-05-2019),impala02 (08-08-2019),jzchev28 (08-05-2019)

  8. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

  9. #4
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 CaptainDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    5,775
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 1,416 Times in 754 Posts

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    They say, "mega-powerful" audio system (most powerful Bose ever installed in a coupe) but then don't mention how powerful that might be. They just go on about how many speakers it carries.

    Here a speaker, there a speaker, everywhere a speaker, speaker.
    Old McDonald had a car, E-I-E-I-O.
    '16 Chevy SS
    a 4 door Camaro

  10. #5
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    483
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked 488 Times in 211 Posts

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Fury View Post
    I'm am 100% stunned that they can offer this car at sub-$60K.
    I am 100% stunned that they can offer this car at sub-$80K

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to criticalmass For This Useful Post:

    Engelman (08-09-2019),impala02 (08-08-2019),jzchev28 (08-05-2019)

  12. #6
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    978
    Thanks
    635
    Thanked 631 Times in 365 Posts
    My Ride
    CTS-Vagon/11/BD/VetGS/19/white

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Most C7's were MSRP over 60, mine was 73 I think. Just keep in mind what the competition costs. GM proved all the naysayers were just flat out wrong when they were predicting the base price of the C8 was going to be 150K. GM kept the value proposition of the vette. I will not be surprised if the equivalent C8 to the C7 ZR1 is 150K, but again, that car will be competing with the 1/2 to 1million dollar super cars.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Vagon11 For This Useful Post:

    Engelman (08-09-2019)

  14. #7
    News Contributor BlackGTP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    15,569
    Thanks
    7,363
    Thanked 9,921 Times in 4,832 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Cadillac ATS - Black

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    One more box ticked off*** making it hard to justify a $200k+ price on a Euro.


    ***though none of us have heard the audio system yet, but I'll assume it is good.

  15. #8
    Firebird Concept (the turbine one) germeezy1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Dearborn, MI
    Posts
    15,356
    Thanks
    278
    Thanked 213 Times in 132 Posts
    My Ride
    FORD

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    I am still beyond amazed that the base car offers so much in relation to its pricing.
    I want a car so violent that the mere thought of full throttle would cause a heart attack. That actually going wide open throttle in would result in nothing less than instant death!
    Hidden Content
    Hidden Content

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to germeezy1 For This Useful Post:

    Engelman (08-09-2019),impala02 (08-08-2019)

  17. #9
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8 91fairladyZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    1,830
    Thanks
    682
    Thanked 725 Times in 360 Posts
    My Ride
    2007 GMC Acadia SLT2 Silver

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    But, will the top shelf Panaray system be offered? This is GM's best system, and it's in only in one car that has tenuous future.
    Last edited by 91fairladyZ; 08-05-2019 at 02:31 PM.

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to 91fairladyZ For This Useful Post:

    supraracer (08-10-2019)

  19. #10
    6.2 Liter LS9 Supercharged V8 big swede's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    8,801
    Thanks
    318
    Thanked 839 Times in 426 Posts
    My Ride
    Scat Pack Shaker

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Quote Originally Posted by criticalmass View Post
    I am 100% stunned that they can offer this car at sub-$80K
    I agree it's just an unbelievable accomplishment. I remember when Bob Lutz was asked about a rear engine Vette and he said it's an automatic $10k added to the final price so it really shows what a bargain this thing is. I'm thinking it will be a loss leader and then it will get steep price increases every year. Either way it was a great marketing plan.

    I do wish GM would divorce themselves from Bose, at least in any Vette or Caddilac.

  20. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to big swede For This Useful Post:

    impala02 (08-08-2019),Z Fury (08-05-2019)

  21. #11
    4.6 Liter Northstar V8
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    1,511
    Thanks
    578
    Thanked 1,334 Times in 669 Posts
    My Ride
    E93, STS, MX5, CRV

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Quote Originally Posted by Al465 View Post
    GM is out to make the Corvette the best performance sports car in the world in every sense of the word, at a price that's unbelievable!!!! The European exotics have a lot to worry. Stay tune.
    The Europeans have always sold their exotics on image above all else.

    But it is pretty funny to see a much cheaper and far more dependable car creep up on their performance.
    "The Artist Formerly Known As Jesda"

  22. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to jesda1 For This Useful Post:

    BlackGTP (08-06-2019),impala02 (08-08-2019)

  23. #12
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 98 Times in 51 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainDan View Post
    They say, "mega-powerful" audio system (most powerful Bose ever installed in a coupe) but then don't mention how powerful that might be. They just go on about how many speakers it carries.

    Here a speaker, there a speaker, everywhere a speaker, speaker.
    Old McDonald had a car, E-I-E-I-O.
    I don’t think Bose ever publishes how many watts are in their car systems.

  24. #13
    2.4 Liter SIDI ECOTEC
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Posts
    184
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 98 Times in 51 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by 91fairladyZ View Post
    But, will the top shelf Panaray system be offered? This is GM's best system, and it's in only in one car that has tenuous future.
    No. The Cadillac rep at NYIAS assured me the panaray in CT6 was one of a kind when I asked if something similar would be in the new CT5.

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Sneakers For This Useful Post:

    supraracer (08-10-2019)

  26. #14
    R2-D2 Astromech Droid Premium Member mbukukanyau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Carlsbad Commiefornia
    Posts
    31,404
    Thanks
    5,759
    Thanked 8,151 Times in 3,956 Posts
    My Ride
    2013 Traverse | 2018 Fusion

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Quote Originally Posted by Vagon11 View Post
    Most C7's were MSRP over 60, mine was 73 I think. Just keep in mind what the competition costs. GM proved all the naysayers were just flat out wrong when they were predicting the base price of the C8 was going to be 150K. GM kept the value proposition of the vette. I will not be surprised if the equivalent C8 to the C7 ZR1 is 150K, but again, that car will be competing with the 1/2 to 1million dollar super cars.
    Keep in mind Silverado to Escalade is paying for the powertrain

  27. #15
    2.8 Liter Turbocharged V6
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    978
    Thanks
    635
    Thanked 631 Times in 365 Posts
    My Ride
    CTS-Vagon/11/BD/VetGS/19/white

    Re: The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Keep in mind Silverado to Escalade is paying for the powertrain
    We will never know the numbers, but I believe vette is profitable. I imagine they make 10K+ per unit. The new LT2 was minimal expense, it is just an upgraded LT1. The main new pieces are the body and the tranny. If they sell 200K units over the life, times 10K/unit, that is 2B for NRE/profit. I think there is going to be some profit after the NRE.

  28. Remove Advertisements
    GM Inside News
    Advertisements
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2