Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

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    Re: Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

    Is this the real car?

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    Re: Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

    Love the article, love the idea. Not totally sold on styling presented here. A tad too Ferrarish if you as me

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    Nice rims. Takes the Corvette design language and applies it to a mid engine silhouette perfectly, and the long rumored 5.5 liter engine has finally showed up. Looks great overall.

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    Can't wait to hear the performance numbers. A 5.5L TT with an electric motor in front should be extraordinarily quick. Wow.
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    So when does the Camaro get the updated LT1 that it should have had with the 2019 facelift. Also interested to see what Silverado/Sierra ratings are.

    A great effort overall, really digging the fusion of C6 body with Ferrari design elements.
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    I don’t buy the 5.5 FPC. Ford has multiple 5.2 Voodoos vibrate themselves to pieces and GM some how managed to get a bigger FPC to turn even faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhobbs View Post
    I don’t buy the 5.5 FPC. Ford has multiple 5.2 Voodoos vibrate themselves to pieces and GM some how managed to get a bigger FPC to turn even faster?
    With enough properly designed counterweights, they can probably get it only just so smooth. I've heard a Ford FPC in person (sounds nice!), but don't have personal experience driving one to judge the level of vibration felt by the driver. Wonder how the GM version feels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    Is this the real car?
    I doubt it. Its probably a good educated guess.

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    The article says "will be revealed by the end of the year" which makes it sound like this is just another 'chop made from guesses...
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    Re: Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

    I don't like the rear in that rendering.

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    Re: Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

    This whole article has been torn to pieces at corvette forum.

    The rendering is garbage, and the engine data is very suspect.

    Go there and check out the C8 sub forum, and get a way better rendering and more credible powertrain info.

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    Re: Car and Driver breaks the rear mid engine corvette story ..you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by DequindreToo View Post
    Is this the real car?


    This is the usual car and Driver circus mirror sketch of the real car...

    Usually the rear three quarter view is off ...the front styling is off a bit...but it's close


    Car and Driver and the other magazines they get info fed to them by the manufacturers ...to begin to generate excitement ..

    Some of the sketches from corvette forum are excellent and in my opinion give a better insight to the final corvette c8 as it will appear..

    I think I included one of those drawings...as it's a little sleeker...as we can see in the camoflauged test vehicles running around...

    Car and drivers version seems a little puffy? Or distorted in its rendering of the side or rear three quarter view...

    The c8 is going to be awesome...I think we ll see its official release at the oct 2018 Detroit auto show this year...but it's just a guess on my part..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBsZ06 View Post

    The c8 is going to be awesome...I think we ll see its official release at the oct 2018 Detroit auto show this year...but it's just a guess on my part..
    Yeah, um, the Detroit Show is not going to be October 2018, though, the dates for NAIAS '19 have been set in January, and Organizers are not even sure that they want to change to a fall date.

    First, NAIAS, Jan 14-28, 2019:

    https://naias.com/

    Second, Detroit '18 got more Media Buzz than any other show, so they aren't so sure they want to mess up what seems to still work pretty good, all bitching aside:


    https://www.freep.com/story/money/ca...ary/509612002/


    This should complicate their Launch plans a bit, or maybe it will actually steer the release date in and of itself. Weird.

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