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
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.
2018 Hot Wheels 2SS Camaro Conv ~ 2016 2LT Corvette 7spd ~ 2017 Camaro RS V6 6spd ~ 2014 Chevy Volt ~ 2009 Pontiac G8 GT ~ 2002 Firebird Formula 6spd
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.
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!!
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!
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....
Last edited by jpd80; 07-22-2019 at 08:37 PM.