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    Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    The New York Times
    December 26, 2019



    From its dream-car debut in 1953 at the Motorama show at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the Chevrolet Corvette has kept its engine up front, where sports-car tradition says it belongs.

    But with sales of many fast, fun cars on the wane — blame the rise of dully practical S.U.V.s, an aging boomer audience or a declining car culture — the Corvette’s creators saw the need for a radical about-face. The 2020 Corvette Stingray has moved its engine behind the driver and passenger, adopting the physics-approved layout that brought Ferdinand Porsche his first racing successes in the 1930s. Today, this approach is associated with money-torching supercars from Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren.

    The long-awaited “mid-engine” Corvette easily outruns its formidable predecessor, as I learned during a time-warping desert drive near Tortilla Flat, Ariz. The eighth-generation “C8” Corvette is earning rapturous reviews and dominating industry awards, as a car that can take on European exotics that cost $200,000 and more, but at a $59,995 base price that reads like a misprint.

    “It’s certainly a great moment in the car business,” said Eddie Alterman, chief brand officer for Hearst Autos and a former editor in chief of Car and Driver. “It’s nothing less than the democratization of the supercar.”

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    The eighth-generation “C8” Corvette is earning rapturous reviews and dominating industry awards, as a car that can take on European exotics that cost $200,000 and more, but at a $59,995 base price that reads like a misprint.
    That statement was not even dreamable five years ago.

    A great way to enter the new decade.

    Happy New Year everyone!














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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    Dilly, Dilly!

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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    That statement was not even dreamable five years ago.

    A great way to enter the new decade.

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    I can't log in to read the article, but a you said it all! I hope the C8 is a bellwether for great things to come from GM!

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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    That was a good article. It is obvious that GM made the right move by going to a mid engine layout.

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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    Since the C5 the Corvette was taking on European exotics that cost $200,000 and more, there is absolutely nothing special about this.....

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    I have never wanted to test drive a car as intensely as I do the C8. Can't wait.

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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    Quote Originally Posted by DreadNaughty View Post
    I have never wanted to test drive a car as intensely as I do the C8. Can't wait.
    Agreed, this is the first car from GM in quite some time that has kept me up at night plotting on how to get one same goes fot the TaBurban as well.

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    Good article and Im not a fan of the NY times ..
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    Re: Great Corvette Read From The New York Times

    The sales of many fast, fun mid-engine cars are also on the wane.

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