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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    I know, this could be just knee jerk response to change as has been the case
    previously so it will be interesting to see that group's resolve on this, whether
    it just venting and then buy the new car, realize it's not so bad and move on or,
    is this a deal breaker...
    And that's the deal, things change and time marches on. Also like others have said, they'd pretty much went as far as they could with the Corvette the way it was and if you want to chase the big fish then you have to grow and go where they are.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    I will be curious to see the used prices in 4 - 5 years on a C8 VS a C7
    all the 'vette faithful saying NO to the NEW should drive up the "OLD" C7 values EX the "HOT" versions
    BUT MY money's on teh C8 being premium priced compared to a C7

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    I wonder what today's 20 somethings who still live at home but are buying Audi RS5 and M4's will think (and I know several such kids)? The C7 was never on their radar, but a mid-engine Vette is a whole new beast and exotic, I wonder if such a car will now hit their radar. I wouldn't have to think twice about an M4 vs. the C8 - C8 wins. The RS5 is a real looker though, but still, it is going to look pretty tame next to the C8.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    I will be curious to see the used prices in 4 - 5 years on a C8 VS a C7
    all the 'vette faithful saying NO to the NEW should drive up the "OLD" C7 values EX the "HOT" versions
    BUT MY money's on teh C8 being premium priced compared to a C7
    In this regard, I believe it will strengthen used value of the C7 manual shift cars since that is no longer an option. Some of us still want to row our own gears.
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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    I will be curious to see the used prices in 4 - 5 years on a C8 VS a C7
    all the 'vette faithful saying NO to the NEW should drive up the "OLD" C7 values EX the "HOT" versions
    BUT MY money's on teh C8 being premium priced compared to a C7
    Maybe GM will continue making the C7 as the Corvette Classic at least until the Midengined version really catches on.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    Maybe GM will continue making the C7 as the Corvette Classic at least until the Midengined version really catches on.
    That has a familiar ring to it Corvette "Classic", they've done it with things before though. I have been having a strange thought about that, but I know it wouldn't work as there may not be or is not enough room in the Chevy scheme of things to go after all angles and have both. Me thinks my overactive mind is getting to me sometimes.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mingo View Post
    Maybe GM will continue making the C7 as the Corvette Classic at least until the Midengined version really catches on.
    Not happening. They've already ended production of the C7.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder what today's 20 somethings who still live at home but are buying Audi RS5 and M4's will think (and I know several such kids)? The C7 was never on their radar, but a mid-engine Vette is a whole new beast and exotic, I wonder if such a car will now hit their radar. I wouldn't have to think twice about an M4 vs. the C8 - C8 wins. The RS5 is a real looker though, but still, it is going to look pretty tame next to the C8.
    Go ask them and you'll probably find out why those 20 somethings
    probably still prefer the RS5, it fits the image they're trying to present.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I wonder what today's 20 somethings who still live at home but are buying Audi RS5 and M4's will think (and I know several such kids)? The C7 was never on their radar, but a mid-engine Vette is a whole new beast and exotic, I wonder if such a car will now hit their radar. I wouldn't have to think twice about an M4 vs. the C8 - C8 wins. The RS5 is a real looker though, but still, it is going to look pretty tame next to the C8.
    As much as I like the C8, I wouldn't want it as my only car. M4 and RS5 still have the benefits of a back seat for friends and stuff and a conventional trunk. Those are two big reasons I bought a G35 Coupe over a 350Z back when I was single in 2005 without a second car.

    To me, it seems the hatch of the C7 made it more practical than the C8 for daily use, since you could throw stuff back there from the front seat. Plus -- the area is air conditioned, which is good for stuff you might not want to get too hot. That said -- the C8 seems to have more storage space than most any other mid-engine car.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Murrow View Post
    As much as I like the C8, I wouldn't want it as my only car. M4 and RS5 still have the benefits of a back seat for friends and stuff and a conventional trunk. Those are two big reasons I bought a G35 Coupe over a 350Z back when I was single in 2005 without a second car.

    To me, it seems the hatch of the C7 made it more practical than the C8 for daily use, since you could throw stuff back there from the front seat. Plus -- the area is air conditioned, which is good for stuff you might not want to get too hot. That said -- the C8 seems to have more storage space than most any other mid-engine car.
    Exactly why people saying the Corvette is basically forcing out the Camaro are talking out of their you know what. Corvette is a pure sports car, more practical than most, but still far from a practical daily driver for about 95% of the population. Not to mention the ATP will probably be about $75k.

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    I like the new C8 and think it opens up the opportunity for GM to finally launch the Corvette Brand for global markets.

    Don't think GM had much choice if it was going to try to compete with big boys on performance that has reached amazing levels today, Front Engine RWD was just not going to be able to deliver the acceleration and road holding vs. other Mid-Engine performance cars.

    Astounding that they can offer that much performance starting under $60,000!!

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I'm sure they'll all get over it, I think they were at a point where they couldn't really go any further w/ the front engine layout. Look at the ZR1, the engineers had to slap all kinds of spoilers, diveplanes, etc to it and it still can't put all the power down safely. The shift to ME should definitely help w/ High HP drivability.
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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    Not happening. They've already ended production of the C7.
    And Barrett-Jackson has already auctioned-off the last C7 Corvette ($2.7 million).
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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    Dear Haters,

    When I am being thrust deeply into my well bolstered C8 seat by a quite excellent LT2 for less than 3 second before i hit 60 mph. I will take into account your abject hate not one tiddle or iota. Let them eat C8!

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    Re: New Corvette: GM Moves Engine, Stirs Revolt

    G,
    I wonder if it's truly hate or just the fear of change, the letting go
    of something so familiar, ingrained and loved for generations to
    embrace something new, fresh and better, it takes time to release...

    Some will no doubt feel very conflicted, almost feeling like they're betraying
    the Corvette legacy by the allure of the new mid engined beast that awaits...
    Aww, just get in you fool and hang on....
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