Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2019, 11:55pm   #1
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 94,314, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 31,542
Thanks: 10,368
Thanked 18,563 Times in 7,481 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5122348
Default since the VB C8 section seems dead...

what did you think after now seeing the real C8 ME car?

I think GM should be congratulated at making a two seat entry-level looking mid engine sports car - that starts in the $70k price range. They pulled off one helluva feat..

But.... the previous 3-4 generations of Corvettes did not look like entry-level two seat FE sports cars; they were higher tiered in appearance of the overall FE sports car segment.

I must see a C8 in person; I remember the C7 reveal pics did not seem represent the way the car looked in person.
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 01:24am   #2
Olustee bus
A Real Barner
Points: 30,269, Level: 100
Activity: 31.8%
 
Olustee bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Olustee, Fl
Posts: 8,744
Thanks: 3,403
Thanked 2,087 Times in 1,195 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1230090
Default

New designs often brings new problems. I bet there will be some but I agree, it is a great accomplishment.
Olustee bus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 05:33am   #3
Dixievet
Administrator
Barn Stall Owner #14
Barn Raising II,III Chef

NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
Points: 55,116, Level: 100
Activity: 47.7%
 
Dixievet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: between here and there
Posts: 21,070
Thanks: 7,388
Thanked 10,018 Times in 4,094 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $27598143
Default

Need to see one in person.
__________________
Dixievet is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dixievet For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 05:39am   #4
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS ‘18
Points: 80,404, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 28,731
Thanks: 6,208
Thanked 11,807 Times in 5,259 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9937720
Default

I'm certainly going to consider one. Need to see how well I fit first.
datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 06:03am   #5
Grey Ghost
A Real Barner
Points: 32,290, Level: 100
Activity: 34.1%
 
Grey Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 16,082
Thanks: 8,127
Thanked 4,826 Times in 2,261 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $44339
Default

The reveal show sucked ass. The car looks smaller, but reminds me so much of a Lotus Spyder. Just doesn't seem very original in design. I like it better than the C5/C6/C7 though and would buy one if I was looking for a sports car.
Grey Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 07:28am   #6
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 94,314, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 31,542
Thanks: 10,368
Thanked 18,563 Times in 7,481 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5122348
Default

the cars specs tell a story of a high level ME sports car.

The exterior styling doesn't do the specs justice IMO. We all have visions of what a car is when someone says "mid-engined"... and right off the bat the C8 doors open conventionally.

Performance wise the C8 may just dent sales of Porsche and some Ferarris & Lambos; but they have the appearance of an exotic.

I hope that when seeing a C8 in person... it will give a more appealing vibe cosmetically.
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 07:28am   #7
Dan Dlabay
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 15,439, Level: 85
Activity: 63.6%
 
Dan Dlabay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kettering Ohio
Posts: 6,175
Thanks: 2,080
Thanked 2,274 Times in 1,323 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $870768
Default

I will have to see one in person before I decide whether I like it or not.
Dan Dlabay is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dan Dlabay For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 07:45am   #8
datawiz
VB Dad of the Year
Barn Stall Owner #9

Barn Raising I,II
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'14,'15,'17
GTMS ‘18
Points: 80,404, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
datawiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 28,731
Thanks: 6,208
Thanked 11,807 Times in 5,259 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9937720
Default

Some pretty cool features coming:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/19/...ay-mid-engine/
datawiz is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to datawiz For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 07:53am   #9
kvozel
Barn Raising III
Points: 6,072, Level: 53
Activity: 0%
 
kvozel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Centerville, OH
Posts: 281
Thanks: 97
Thanked 135 Times in 65 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1517
Default

I hope I hate it when I see it. That way I won't be arguing with the wife about buying one

One thing I do dislike is the touchscreen. It looks like they designed the interior and then said "oh crap, where we going to put this thing?. Similar to Tesla just slapping it onto the dash.
kvozel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to kvozel For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 07:54am   #10
MadInNc
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,460, Level: 50
Activity: 17.4%
 
MadInNc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 873
Thanks: 120
Thanked 134 Times in 92 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $4316
Default

Better be bigger than a Lotus. LOL

.... or I won’t fit, comfortably for a trip
MadInNc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 08:25am   #11
C5SilverBullet
Barn Stall Owner #3
Barn Raising I
NCM Supporter '11, '12
Points: 39,787, Level: 100
Activity: 1.9%
 
C5SilverBullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 830
Thanked 4,126 Times in 1,844 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2324587
Default

Pricing starts "under $60,000"
C5SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to C5SilverBullet For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 08:26am   #12
C5SilverBullet
Barn Stall Owner #3
Barn Raising I
NCM Supporter '11, '12
Points: 39,787, Level: 100
Activity: 1.9%
 
C5SilverBullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 830
Thanked 4,126 Times in 1,844 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2324587
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadInNc View Post
Better be bigger than a Lotus. LOL

.... or I won’t fit, comfortably for a trip
Supposed to have a lot more interior room than the C7. We'll see though.
C5SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 08:33am   #13
mrvette
Latin American Goat Roper
Barn Stall Owner #101
Bantayan Kids '13
Points: 80,673, Level: 100
Activity: 99.4%
 
mrvette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange Park Florida
Posts: 47,185
Thanks: 23,215
Thanked 6,668 Times in 3,732 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1130762
Default

WTF?? no convertible?? and too much with the angles and crap on the body....front has two fakey looking black 'air intakes'?? below the lights....and the rear has the same effect outlets there....WTF?? I can understand the side scoops for the chilly air but the front/back....no....

overall, the design is tooooooooo BUZZY/busy??.......and HOO in hell makes a square steering wheel??

plus some comment about the HVAC? control in some strip down the console.....???
mrvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 08:36am   #14
z06psi
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 1,938, Level: 27
Activity: 5.0%
 
z06psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 587
Thanks: 10
Thanked 118 Times in 73 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3410
Default

Roof line just looks tall. Glad it has coil overs now.

I will buy one. However, the C5Z06 isn't going anywhere.
z06psi is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to z06psi For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 08:46am   #15
C5SilverBullet
Barn Stall Owner #3
Barn Raising I
NCM Supporter '11, '12
Points: 39,787, Level: 100
Activity: 1.9%
 
C5SilverBullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 830
Thanked 4,126 Times in 1,844 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2324587
Default

Allocations begin in September, we have 14
C5SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 08:50am   #16
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 94,314, Level: 100
Activity: 99.1%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 31,542
Thanks: 10,368
Thanked 18,563 Times in 7,481 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5122348
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadInNc View Post
Better be bigger than a Lotus. LOL

.... or I won’t fit, comfortably for a trip
Company owners have two Lotus Elise; from a distance - once they start driving towards you - they look hawt. But once directly in front of you... they are small.

If you like the way they look, don't ruin the good vibes by sitting inside one...
Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Mercury For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 08:53am   #17
C5SilverBullet
Barn Stall Owner #3
Barn Raising I
NCM Supporter '11, '12
Points: 39,787, Level: 100
Activity: 1.9%
 
C5SilverBullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas City, TX
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 830
Thanked 4,126 Times in 1,844 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2324587
Default

Order guide is release July 24
C5SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to C5SilverBullet For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 08:55am   #18
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 91,023, Level: 100
Activity: 99.6%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 52,613
Thanks: 26,761
Thanked 10,587 Times in 5,510 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $119006027
Default

Fiero 2.0

snide is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to snide For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 09:05am   #19
Norm
Barn Stall Owner #1776
NCM Supporter '11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17,'19
Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 48,394, Level: 100
Activity: 34.9%
 
Norm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 10,440
Thanks: 3,220
Thanked 7,823 Times in 2,635 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2002001982
Default

Somewhat nice looking, but ehh, I have my reservations. I do not like that bubble look of the roof line. Since I'm probably not going to get one, moot point for me.
__________________
CnC JCS USA USN USMC USCG USAF USAR USNR USMCR USCGR USAFR ARNG ANG USPHS NOAA USMM AUS CSA Police/Fire/EMS/EMT
Thank You For Your Service
The ultimate participation ribbon

Norm is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Norm For This Useful Post:
Old 07-19-2019, 09:06am   #20
z06psi
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 1,938, Level: 27
Activity: 5.0%
 
z06psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 587
Thanks: 10
Thanked 118 Times in 73 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $3410
Default

I think it will be good. The performance aspects are exciting me.
z06psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page