Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

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    Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring


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    Re: Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

    That thing is bad-ass!!

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    Re: Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

    If the revealed C8 turns out to have that side scoop with the little ‘winglet’ hanging from the rear of the door I’ll be totally shocked. It is so obviously fake, but pretty much every render out there has it.

    My money is on that scoop starting aft of the door, and protruding much less than on the prototypes. It will probably protrude a lot more than on the Honda Beat, but a blend of the MR2/Beat style is likely what the C8 will have.

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    Re: Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    If the revealed C8 turns out to have that side scoop with the little ‘winglet’ hanging from the rear of the door I’ll be totally shocked. It is so obviously fake, but pretty much every render out there has it.

    My money is on that scoop starting aft of the door, and protruding much less than on the prototypes. It will probably protrude a lot more than on the Honda Beat, but a blend of the MR2/Beat style is likely what the C8 will have.

    I kind of agree, but that massive V8 takes up a lot more space and needs a lot more ancillaries than those tiny little fours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    I kind of agree, but that massive V8 takes up a lot more space and needs a lot more ancillaries than those tiny little fours.
    I’m not saying it won’t be big, just that it won’t have that winglet on the door. I won’t go into all of the reasons that engineers/designers wouldn’t sign off on such a dumb design, but snagging your clothes (or you) on it, is a good one. However, if you look at the doors on the early 2000’s Ford GT, some truly stupid and impractical designs/details can make it to production.

    The GT was very limited production so it gets a little bit of a pass. The C8 will likely sell 50-100 times more than the GT during it’s lifespan, thus giving way more opportunity for someone to unwittingly perform an impromptu auto disembowelment/evisceration or gender reassignment surgery, and then requiring the services of a product liability lawyer...oh and the local ER.

    July 18th can’t get here fast enough. Hopefully we get a few leaks between now and then.

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    Re: Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

    I think I mentioned the likelihood of someone trepanning their noggin while washing the C8 with it’s doors open. Check out the wicked little hook at the end of the prototype’s winglet OUCH!


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    Re: Video: Corvette C8 spied testing at the Nürburgring

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    I think I mentioned the likelihood of someone trepanning their noggin while washing the C8 with it’s doors open. Check out the wicked little hook at the end of the prototype’s winglet OUCH!

    That's just Darwin at work, weeding out the careless and the Ford Fanboiz, while as we all know GM and Corvette owners especially are extry-careful, and would never snag that involuntary reassignment surgery hook while worshing or giving tours of the caah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    I think I mentioned the likelihood of someone trepanning their noggin while washing the C8 with it’s doors open. Check out the wicked little hook at the end of the prototype’s winglet OUCH!

    Yeah I think it's greatly exaggerated on these camouflaged cars to throw people off. That winglet would probably be snapped off in urban traffic within a few months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRider View Post
    Yeah I think it's greatly exaggerated on these camouflaged cars to throw people off. That winglet would probably be snapped off in urban traffic within a few DAYS in LA!
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    Sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by damnitgmi View Post

    Watching this video gives me goosebumps. 10 more days to go, for a vehicle that dollar for dollar will beat the pants off (or pulverize if you’d prefer) anything close to it’s price point.

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    Tough to judge the rear without seeing the rest but it looks amazing in that blue hue.

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