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      11-13-2019, 04:27 PM   #1167
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The rear view:
Pros:
-LOVE how the cockpit looks lke a "pod" and small
-This is a styling queue from 1960-70's Le Mans endurance cars
-Lots of surface area around the "pod" is appealing IMHO

Cons:
-Would prefer round exhaust tips
-A diffuser with ribs that look "race car" would be awesome
I imagine both of these will be found on the Z06.

Coincidentally, here is the steering wheels for that car.

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      11-15-2019, 12:11 AM   #1169
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Glad to see Jordan getting a seat.
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      11-15-2019, 06:07 AM   #1170
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Glad to see Jordan getting a seat.
Hate to see Jan go but knowing he’s being replaced with someone as good as him is reassuring.
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      11-18-2019, 12:30 AM   #1171
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C8 fanbois won't have to wait for Randy Pobst to lift their egos. Jay can do that for you. All 55 minutes of it

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      11-18-2019, 12:45 AM   #1172
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C8 fanbois won't have to wait for Randy Pobst to lift their egos. Jay can do that for you. All 55 minutes of it

I gotta say the interior is sexy af! Main reason I even considered buying my C7 was the huge improvement in the interior from the C6. I always liked the C6 but couldn't get past that horrible interior.
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      11-19-2019, 03:35 AM   #1173
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C8 is officially the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year

https://www.motortrend.com/news/chev...r-of-the-year/

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Audi A8
Chevrolet Corvette
Kia Soul
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Porsche 911 Carrera S
Subaru Legacy
Tesla Model 3
Toyota Supra
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      11-19-2019, 08:26 AM   #1174
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I’m guessing it’s not much a surprise to most but glad to see Corvette take the pretty much meaningless title at this time. We’ll see how it does after they start hitting the streets and tracks for real.
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      11-19-2019, 09:17 AM   #1175
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C8 is officially the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year

https://www.motortrend.com/news/chev...r-of-the-year/

Finalists:
Audi A8
Chevrolet Corvette
Kia Soul
Mercedes A-Class
Mercedes-AMG GT
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Subaru Legacy
Tesla Model 3
Toyota Supra
Well of course it is. MT botched the dyno and published the 100% fake numbers, so they can't have the C8 NOT win, imagine how that would look. They have to do damage control, and picking the C8 is by far the easiest solution. Who cares anyway, R&T's car of the year is a Veloster N. It's all about opinion.
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      11-19-2019, 09:47 AM   #1176
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C8 is officially the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year

https://www.motortrend.com/news/chev...r-of-the-year/

Finalists:
Audi A8
Chevrolet Corvette
Kia Soul
Mercedes A-Class
Mercedes-AMG GT
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Subaru Legacy
Tesla Model 3
Toyota Supra

Well with those heavyweights for competition . MT Car of the Year Award has always been a joke, PT Cruiser anyone?
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      11-22-2019, 07:01 PM   #1177
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-c...-8-with-900-hp
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      11-23-2019, 04:24 PM   #1178
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OK, so if the air scoops extend all the way to the door, when you open the door, that piece of metal will just stick out from the door? I think it would look very odd ... sigh ... Why why why GM?

And the rear from the top looks a bit like a landing airstrip.

Anyway, looking forward for more pictures.
That was exactly my reaction as well! Sucks to be parked next to this thing! I never will after learning this.
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      11-24-2019, 08:44 AM   #1179
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It looks abnormal from that last pic. 9' wide in rear and 5' wide up front. I guess it's not viewed from the drone angle on a daily basis.
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      11-24-2019, 12:21 PM   #1180
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You’re viewing the car from a foreground/ background aspect and it appears that way, foreground larger, background smaller. View any car from the angle it would be similar. https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...,6,8,10&sim=11

I happen to think it looks bad ass from any angle and I’m not concerned about the air scoops being too pointy. Boo-hoo
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      11-25-2019, 12:24 PM   #1181
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I happen to think it looks bad ass from any angle and I’m not concerned about the air scoops being too pointy. Boo-hoo
Looking at who posted that, I'm not surprised at the complaint.
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      11-25-2019, 12:49 PM   #1182
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My problem is the rear end seems to be a few inches longer than it should have been. I can handle the door handle (lols pun intended), but dat a$$ ... damn I need a few beers ...
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      11-30-2019, 10:02 PM   #1184
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The Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray Is a Loss Leader

https://www.motortrend.com/news/sour...y-loss-leader/

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Chevy loses money on every sub-$80K C8 sold, a source tells us

The all-new mid-engine C8 Corvette's impressive $59,995 starting price is only good for the first year, as we reported back in August, and unless it goes up by $20,000, Chevrolet will continue to lose money on low-trim cars, a senior GM source tells MotorTrend.

We had a feeling the $59,995 starting price was too good to be true, and a GM source confirmed as much to us explaining the price would rise for the 2021 model year. This isn't much of a surprise, as the base price of a C7 rose nearly $2,000 in its second year and by another $2,000 the following year. While we still don't know how much the C8's price will rise in 2021, a more senior GM official tells us it would have to go through the roof in order to cover GM's cost.

According to our source, the original budget for the C8 project assumed a starting price of $79,995. This is certainly reasonable considering the enormous amount of work needed to redesign the car into a mid-engine configuration, but it's a huge jump from the C7. In order to keep customers from revolting, Chevy is taking it on the chin and willingly losing money on every C8 it sells for less than $80,000. No doubt a factor in the C8's laundry list of options and dress-up parts is the hope buyers will load up their cars with extras and turn their $60,000 Stingrays into $80,000-plus Stingrays. The C8 Stingray Z71 3LT we tested rang up at $88,305.

More critical are the base prices of upcoming performance variants including Z06 and ZR1. According to our source, the sweet spot for profit and volume is between $80,000 and $100,000. Once the car crests six figures, our source says, sales volume drops off precipitously. This will be a trick for Chevrolet, because the C7 Z06 starts at $82,990, which doesn't leave the company much room for an increase without upsetting customers and breaking out of the sweet spot in price and volume. The C7 ZR1, meanwhile, already starts at $135,090, so Chevrolet has more discretion to price the C8 ZR1 knowing full well it will be a low-volume car.
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Chevy loses money on every sub-$80K C8 sold, a source tells us

The all-new mid-engine C8 Corvette's impressive $59,995 starting price is only good for the first year, as we reported back in August, and unless it goes up by $20,000, Chevrolet will continue to lose money on low-trim cars, a senior GM source tells MotorTrend.

We had a feeling the $59,995 starting price was too good to be true, and a GM source confirmed as much to us explaining the price would rise for the 2021 model year. This isn't much of a surprise, as the base price of a C7 rose nearly $2,000 in its second year and by another $2,000 the following year. While we still don't know how much the C8's price will rise in 2021, a more senior GM official tells us it would have to go through the roof in order to cover GM's cost.

According to our source, the original budget for the C8 project assumed a starting price of $79,995. This is certainly reasonable considering the enormous amount of work needed to redesign the car into a mid-engine configuration, but it's a huge jump from the C7. In order to keep customers from revolting, Chevy is taking it on the chin and willingly losing money on every C8 it sells for less than $80,000. No doubt a factor in the C8's laundry list of options and dress-up parts is the hope buyers will load up their cars with extras and turn their $60,000 Stingrays into $80,000-plus Stingrays. The C8 Stingray Z71 3LT we tested rang up at $88,305.

More critical are the base prices of upcoming performance variants including Z06 and ZR1. According to our source, the sweet spot for profit and volume is between $80,000 and $100,000. Once the car crests six figures, our source says, sales volume drops off precipitously. This will be a trick for Chevrolet, because the C7 Z06 starts at $82,990, which doesn't leave the company much room for an increase without upsetting customers and breaking out of the sweet spot in price and volume. The C7 ZR1, meanwhile, already starts at $135,090, so Chevrolet has more discretion to price the C8 ZR1 knowing full well it will be a low-volume car.
Well we should thank all the suv/truck driver's subsidy...

Edit: now think about one more time, this is probably simplified accounting, don't think 80k is Cost of Good Sold, rather it's fixed cost allocate to expected volume
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      12-01-2019, 12:35 PM   #1186
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It's not hard to get to $80k. I built one for much as close to my current C7 as I could and it came out to $78,935. Still probably one of the cheapest new mid engine cars you could buy.
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I just configured a C8 convertible with a sticker price of $ 92,615. It is a 3LT, Z51, front axle lift, magnetic ride, and painted black wheels. I am looking at transitioning from the F90 to this possible configuration.
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At that price ($90K+ optioned) the value proposition all of a sudden swings right back in BMW's favor. If I'm looking for a performance vehicle that can double duty (this is me speaking) for track use, a BMW M2 Competition is about $20,000 less and can probably hold its own against a C8 on track in the hands of most advanced amateur HPDErs.

And it comes with usable back seats.

Or splurge and get a Cayman GT4.

Or save $30K and buy a used, low mileage C7 Grand Sport with 3LT and Z07 AND 7 speed manual.
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