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Old 07-19-2019, 09:07am   #21
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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.....???
There is a convertible.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:08am   #22
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Roof line just looks tall. Glad it has coil overs now.

I will buy one. However, the C5Z06 isn't going anywhere.
Neither are either of my C6Z's. My current strategy is to pick one up, either 1st or 2nd year as a Z51, and trade up for the higher trims 3-4 years after that and plan on keeping that one for good as well. I just need something fun to drive, and race, that has a warranty, and that I don't plan on keeping for good.
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Was not a fan of the C6 at introduction but that changed a year or two later and I've been driving one since. Wasn't a fan of the C7 look at introduction. Like them better now, but fine with the C6. No planning to buy another Vette but if I were, the only thing about the C8 that would hold me back is the lack of a manual transmission.
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Still not a fan of the C7 unless in a widebody form which will be the same for the C8.

The offset and tire size on the C7 & C8 is just looks anemic from a stance perspective. Some 20x12's with a modest lowering will help that car a lot.
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Some 20x12's with a modest lowering will help that car a lot.
I don't know if there's going to be any room to lower this car. The first thing I noticed was the lack of the massive gap they have always had over the tires.

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If that is the stance when it comes off the lot then I am good.
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It looked 4x4ish last night.


Plus the dumbass who turn the windshield wipers on.
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Old 07-19-2019, 09:53am   #28
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I don't know if there's going to be any room to lower this car. The first thing I noticed was the lack of the massive gap they have always had over the tires.

What's pictured still needs at least 1" of lowering.
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If that is the stance when it comes off the lot then I am good.
That's the car from last night. I'm not sure if being a Z51 changes the height, but it is possible.
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Production begins in December.
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Still not a fan of the C7 unless in a widebody form which will be the same for the C8.

The offset and tire size on the C7 & C8 is just looks anemic from a stance perspective.....
Agree 100%. There's just something about the stance. The same goes back to the C6 as well in my opinion. I know this is a result of making it actually drivable, which is something that the "supercars" don't seem to worry about at all.

I don't know what exactly I was hoping for, but at first look it almost comes off as...meh. The Diet Coke of supercars. Just 1 calorie... not supercar enough.

Maybe I will change my mind after seeing in person.
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Production begins in December.
So, will they be 2020 or 2021 models?
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Order guide is release July 24
Will this indicate option/ package costs, or are we stuck waiting another month until August.

I've been working towards getting a gallardo, have always loved those cars and decided I would try and get one now that they are starting to pop up for under 100k. But the C8 performs better is 10-12 years newer and will probably cost much less to maintain....... I no longer want a lambo I'll take a C8
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So, will they be 2020 or 2021 models?
2020 We will probably see the cars arrive around February.
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Will this indicate option/ package costs, or are we stuck waiting another month until August.

I've been working towards getting a gallardo, have always loved those cars and decided I would try and get one now that they are starting to pop up for under 100k. But the C8 performs better is 10-12 years newer and will probably cost much less to maintain....... I no longer want a lambo I'll take a C8
It will only give package and trims, no pricing until mid August.
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But has anyone explained what the "Z" button is for?
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But has anyone explained what the "Z" button is for?
Puts the old codger driving the car to sleep.
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But has anyone explained what the "Z" button is for?
Jumps the car into a personalized track mode.

The C8 will have expanded driving modes, with six presets compared to the current car's four: Weather, Tour, Sport, Track, plus an individually-configurable MyMode and the new Z Mode. That final mode is named for the Z51, Z06 and ZR1 performance models known to Corvette aficionados, and offers further individualized configuring of chassis, engine and transmission parameters, accessible through a new "Z" button on the steering wheel. Performance Traction Management, the advanced multi-mode traction and stability control system with five levels of increasingly-lax intervention for track driving, is once again available.
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The only thing I really do not like is the squared steering wheel. It may look better to me in person. In either case, it would not stop me from buying one.

I am still surprised that GM is making the car a mid-engine, never thought I would see that.

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Pricing starts "under $60,000"
That's the biggest surprise to me.

I'm going to wait for the front engine model.
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