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      09-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #881
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Plastic body panels (every corvette) don't suffer the hail damage-- should help with insurance rates
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      09-19-2019, 09:37 AM   #882
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Pretty excited about this car. It’ll bring everyone else down a notch. Unfortunately, with how affordable the C8 is supposed to be, it’ll fall into the hands of many noob drivers and will likely contend with the mustang for record crowd plowings per year.
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The C8 is NOT affordable. Including insurance, very few people can afford it.
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lol corvette insurance is very cheap, actually. I've had a few...
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imagine writing this and not being self aware. Oh no, Its going to be attainable by plebs!
I find it interesting that some folks around here think that the C8 will never be a used car and will never depreciate.

In 3 years auto trader will be littered with these thing for around $30,000, just like it is with C7s

The C8 will absolutely put a new level of performance in the hands of people who have never had it before. Handling in a mid-engine car is a bit more tricky at the limit, the limits are very high, so you have to be doing something very stupid to get there, but once you are there things can go very wrong very fast.
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      09-19-2019, 10:44 AM   #883
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I find it interesting that some folks around here think that the C8 will never be a used car and will never depreciate.

In 3 years auto trader will be littered with these thing for around $30,000, just like it is with C7s

The C8 will absolutely put a new level of performance in the hands of people who have never had it before. Handling in a mid-engine car is a bit more tricky at the limit, the limits are very high, so you have to be doing something very stupid to get there, but once you are there things can go very wrong very fast.
I think we are talking about a brand new C8. Being used, you can buy any car given it's fallen within your price range, not just Corvette.
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      09-19-2019, 11:17 AM   #884
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I think we are talking about a brand new C8. Being used, you can buy any car given it's fallen within your price range, not just Corvette.
Obviously we are talking about a new first year car. The point is that this is going to be a new level of performance at this price point, and its going to be a mass produced car that has a history of depreciating and being affordable for 'regular' folks to own, drive and maintain.

Even at msrp, nothing will be able to touch it on paper, but that is also true of previous generations Corvettes.

While I don't think the C8 is going to 'kill' 911 sales, everybody is going to have to up their game. Not unlike the original NSX, it set the new benchmark. The NSX showed that sports/super cars didn't have to be unreliable, uncomfortable, and unusable as a DD.
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Obviously we are talking about a new first year car. The point is that this is going to be a new level of performance at this price point, and its going to be a mass produced car that has a history of depreciating and being affordable for 'regular' folks to own, drive and maintain.
OK, people were talking about not able to afford a $70K brand new C8 for most folks, and then you were saying about buying a used C8 a few years down the road. So you were saying something completely different.
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How are there no video reviews out yet?
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How are there no video reviews out yet?
There are video reviews of cars making the circuit of car shows, race tracks and dealers but no driving ‘reviews’ yet. The reason being, not one has even been sold yet and no one outside GM insiders has had seat time in one. They should start showing up on dealer lots in a couple months.
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How are there no video reviews out yet?
Like most cars, there is embargo date set for reviews. MotorTrend has tested the new C8.
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How are there no video reviews out yet?
Media embargo.
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Chevrolet Says The New C8 Corvette Convertible Will Arrive In October

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Chevrolet has disclosed that the C8 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be unveiled next month.

Even before the new mid-engined Corvette was unveiled, we knew a Convertible was in the works, and at the C8’s global unveiling, Chevrolet even dropped a few images of the car. While talking about it at the National Corvette Museum’s 25th Anniversary Celebration event last weekend, Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Kai Spande provided us with a solid timeframe as to when the car will debut.

“I don’t think that detail [the exact date] has been out there,” he started in response to an audience question. “At the reveal, there was, 1-second here and 1-second there [showing the Convertible] but what we have said is that in the October timeframe there will be the reveal of the Convertible so that’s coming.”

A handful of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible prototypes have been spied testing since the coupe’s unveiling in the middle of July. Images of the car have revealed that it will sport two buttresses directly behind the passenger cell, and while we don’t yet know exactly how the roof’s stowing mechanism will work, we do know that it will be a folding hardtop.

Powering the droptop C8 will be the same naturally aspirated, 6.2-liter V8 as the Coupe, with 490 HP in base trim and 495 HP with the Z51 Performance Package and exhaust. A recent document revealed that the Convertible will weight just 102 lbs (46 kg) more than the Coupe.
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/09/ch...ve-in-october/

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