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      12-28-2021, 06:00 PM   #397
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RM7, we are all wasting our time with 'bmwmopar' guy. For whatever reason he is completely hung up on Hp / straight-line acceleration and while I get it I also understand that there are a lot of us out there that appreciate and desire the ability to turn left and right as well.

For crying out loud, he's already making mock of the flat plane crank motor in the soon to be released ZO6 as not being able to handle boost !!! Who gives a shit !!!! that IS NOT what that car is about
I put that clown on ignore since the beginning of this thread lol

He doesn't know shit about cars. And as much as i like the FCA products, dodge cut that shit short with the hellcat with this e-muscle lineup.

Meanwhile GM snuck in an NA fucking monster making 670hp that sings like a ferrari for under 100k.
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I put that clown on ignore since the beginning of this thread lol

He doesn't know shit about cars. And as much as i like the FCA products, dodge cut that shit short with the hellcat with this e-muscle lineup.

Meanwhile GM snuck in an NA fucking monster making 670hp that sings like a Ferrari for under 100k.
Precisely. But "it's just marketing" as we all know. GM spent hundreds of millions to develop its halo car for marketing purposes only, not to offer customers a real sportscar (that goes around turns).

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      12-28-2021, 07:03 PM   #399
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Precisely. But "it's just marketing" as we all know. GM spent hundreds of millions to develop its halo car for marketing purposes only, not to offer customers a real sportscar (that goes around turns).

LOL
A lot of people don't even know what a z06 is though lol. So even if it was for marketing, they chose the wrong variant to do so. GM broke the internet when they debuted the stingray in july of 2019.

The bespoke engine was the whole reason for the C8 z06 to ever exist. That engine is a fucking masterpiece when you really dissect what it is and how it functions. The volumetric efficiency, the intake manifold design, the bore size and spacing, the stroke, the LT6 is every racer's wet dream. It's a REAL legit race engine, stuffed into a road car. Unlike previous GM engines of yesterday.
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A lot of people don't even know what a z06 is though lol. So even if it was for marketing, they chose the wrong variant to do so. GM broke the internet when they debuted the stingray in july of 2019.

The bespoke engine was the whole reason for the C8 z06 to ever exist. That engine is a fucking masterpiece when you really dissect what it is and how it functions. The volumetric efficiency, the intake manifold design, the bore size and spacing, the stroke, the LT6 is every racer's wet dream. It's a REAL legit race engine, stuffed into a road car. Unlike previous GM engines of yesterday.
I've not seen a lot of C8's on the streets where I live, which is rural, where the $80K Chevrolets are coal-rollin' lifted pickups. But I had an opportunity last week to experience a C8. We were each first in our lanes at a traffic light. I was in my H3T and rolled down the window to hear the LT2. The Vette driver must have seen me lower my window and obliged with a nice launch from the light. Dammed did the LT2 sound great! It was a black LT1 I presume (it had no wing), maybe with the sport exhaust. At $60K, the base C8 is more than enough car for most anyone. The Z06 is going to be epic, either as GM's marketing ploy or even as a real sportscar.
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      12-29-2021, 11:40 AM   #401
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Thank you!!!! Yes, that's much better than the cat fights.
agreed ! sorry for contributing to the distraction......

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The Z06 is going to be epic, either as GM's marketing ploy or even as a real sportscar.
For sure and has been, my 20 year old ZO6 is a mighty capable ride even today. Those that remember, Zora brought the ZO6 into light with the C2 in '63, offering better handling / braking and bigger fuel tank, all with 'road racing' in mind !
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Show me on this doll where the C8 touched you.
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      12-29-2021, 03:08 PM   #403
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I've not seen a lot of C8's on the streets where I live, which is rural, where the $80K Chevrolets are coal-rollin' lifted pickups. But I had an opportunity last week to experience a C8. We were each first in our lanes at a traffic light. I was in my H3T and rolled down the window to hear the LT2. The Vette driver must have seen me lower my window and obliged with a nice launch from the light. Dammed did the LT2 sound great! It was a black LT1 I presume (it had no wing), maybe with the sport exhaust. At $60K, the base C8 is more than enough car for most anyone. The Z06 is going to be epic, either as GM's marketing ploy or even as a real sportscar.
I have seat time in a c8 stingray. My neighbor was one of the first to get one. He was like number 4 at kerbeck (ciocca) for the 2020 MY.

It is leaps and bounds better than my c7z in terms of chassis rigidity and refinement. I knew if the stingray was this good the z06 would be insane.

Im fine with the lower torque output because that can be manipulated by gearing. Thatís why itíll be a faster car than the c7z with 650hp 650tq.

The corvette or z06 was never considered a supercar even though it always had supercar performance.

This time around the c8 z06 is a supercar.

Itís def not a marketing ploy. This z06 will lap the ring around the 7 minute mark or even faster with the z07 package.
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      12-30-2021, 03:35 PM   #404
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another perspective as we move forward .........

https://www.corvetteforum.com/articl...te-2021-op-ed/
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another perspective as we move forward .........

https://www.corvetteforum.com/articl...te-2021-op-ed/
Average car on the road today is around 12 years.

So if new ICE cars are banned tomorrow, by 2034-2035 or so you still have 50% of ICE cars on the road.

The only thing that's a bit disappointing are certain powertrains that will go bye bye, even though ICE will still be around. I guess that's where the V8 comes into play given the link you provided.

I'm a V8 looney tune. I LOVE V8's. Doesn't matter the brand or displacement, etc. I just love that V8 sound. I like some better than others.

As far as the corvette, i don't think there's a capable V6 out there, in case GM wants to keep the ICE corvette alive in the C9 generation with a hybrid V6. Especially not anything i can think of that will surpass what the C8 generation is shaping up.

They just released the fucking EPIC C8Z. And they still have an ERAY, ZR1 and/or ZORA (ZORA might be a trim package to the ZR1 though).

If the top of the line corvette is a hybrid V8 monster making 1000hp as per the rumors, it'll be hard for GM to top that using another ICE configuration.

The only option left is to go EV. I actually wouldn't mind that. Plaid power in a C8 blueprint (for the C9) corvette.
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well, somebody else appears to like the C8 as well ...........

https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-Ď21-stingrays
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It's called Tesla Roadster and hopefully one day it will come out...


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Average car on the road today is around 12 years.

So if new ICE cars are banned tomorrow, by 2034-2035 or so you still have 50% of ICE cars on the road.

The only thing that's a bit disappointing are certain powertrains that will go bye bye, even though ICE will still be around. I guess that's where the V8 comes into play given the link you provided.

I'm a V8 looney tune. I LOVE V8's. Doesn't matter the brand or displacement, etc. I just love that V8 sound. I like some better than others.

As far as the corvette, i don't think there's a capable V6 out there, in case GM wants to keep the ICE corvette alive in the C9 generation with a hybrid V6. Especially not anything i can think of that will surpass what the C8 generation is shaping up.

They just released the fucking EPIC C8Z. And they still have an ERAY, ZR1 and/or ZORA (ZORA might be a trim package to the ZR1 though).

If the top of the line corvette is a hybrid V8 monster making 1000hp as per the rumors, it'll be hard for GM to top that using another ICE configuration.

The only option left is to go EV. I actually wouldn't mind that. Plaid power in a C8 blueprint (for the C9) corvette.
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It's called Tesla Roadster and hopefully one day it will come out...
That's the thing, one day.

And it'll still carry a 200+k price tag. IF you can even get one.

Might as well get a plaid and only be half second slower in the 1/4.
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No the C8 and Z06 is designed to be a garage queen as with 99% other Corvettes ever produced.

Chevy made it for one reason....... they were loosing market relevance.
Yet the Corvette is on it's 8th generation. Yup, no one wants or cares about Vettes. Ever drive or own one? I've had 3...
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Yet the Corvette is on it's 8th generation. Yup, no one wants or cares about Vettes. Ever drive or own one? I've had 3...
Everyone has bent over to the government and is going ev now meanwhile GM is like hereís a 670hp na motor that sounds like a Ferrari. Have fun with your forever car lol.

I love GM.
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