The C8 Corvette Will Get a Mega-Powerful Audio System

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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