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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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C8 Corvette Reveal

For those interested, the new C8 Vette will be revealed tomorrow.

Live reveal at this link: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-v...ation-corvette
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Re: C8 Corvette Reveal

God the same camod car has been on news sites for like an entire year. I almost don't even care any more about it. Just show the dang thing!!!
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This car is not a Corvette. No matter how good, atractive or powerful can be. This is not a Corvette. GM can call it whatever, but is not a Corvette.



A Corvette is a RWD, front engine, 2 seats, powerfull and upscale sport car. A mid-engine car is another thing.


Is a mid-engine or a FWD car a Mustang? ...



So, I didnt see the car yet ( I didnt open the link yet...). But this car is not a Corvette.
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This car is not a Corvette. No matter how good, atractive or powerful can be. This is not a Corvette. GM can call it whatever, but is not a Corvette.



A Corvette is a RWD, front engine, 2 seats, powerfull and upscale sport car. A mid-engine car is another thing.


Is a mid-engine or a FWD car a Mustang? ...



So, I didnt see the car yet ( I didnt open the link yet...). But this car is not a Corvette.
But it is a Corvette, will be the best Corvette to date.
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But it is a Corvette, will be the best Corvette to date.

Will be the bigest mistake from GM in 50 years! This car will be completly different to what the usual buyer of the Corvette was accustomed to. This car will have the engine at the rear, it will be necessary to drive it differently and the price will be much greater than the Corvette we know today. The customers of the Corvette are not the same as the Ferrari or Lamborghini´s customers.
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This car is not a Corvette. No matter how good, atractive or powerful can be. This is not a Corvette. GM can call it whatever, but is not a Corvette.



A Corvette is a RWD, front engine, 2 seats, powerfull and upscale sport car. A mid-engine car is another thing.


Is a mid-engine or a FWD car a Mustang? ...



So, I didnt see the car yet ( I didnt open the link yet...). But this car is not a Corvette.
...a Vette is whatever they slap the badge on. If they keep the price reasonable, they’ll sell them by the bucket full. It is going to form the basis of a big jump forward in performance on the top end.
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This car is not a Corvette. No matter how good, atractive or powerful can be. This is not a Corvette. GM can call it whatever, but is not a Corvette.



A Corvette is a RWD, front engine, 2 seats, powerfull and upscale sport car. A mid-engine car is another thing.


Is a mid-engine or a FWD car a Mustang? ...



So, I didnt see the car yet ( I didnt open the link yet...). But this car is not a Corvette.
Ehhh...given that the Corvette originally had a straight 6, went through years in the 70's where 200 hp was the top engine option, and the 1983 model didn't exist at all...

...the model has some wiggle room.

The prototypes have looked like cheesy Ferrari 360 imitations to me so far, but we'll see later today.....

If GM can justify Buick, and if Honda can justify Acura, we can damned well have Mercury back.
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Plus Im pretty sure Chevy is changing their target demographic with the C8. They cant really continue to rely on boomers and gold chain connoisseurs as they're dying off. They are going after a more upmarket demographic that would never have considered a Corvette before. The current Corvette starts at $55900 and a 911 starts at $113300, I'm guessing the base Vette will start somewhere in between.
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I can't believe they're revealing it at 11pm eastern time.

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Re: C8 Corvette Reveal

The 2019 Corvette has a base price of just under 56K. The platform has been around for years, and I imagine GM makes a profit at this price point. Add a few options, and after discounts you are at abot 60K. That is a price people may be able to justify spending (or convince their spouse).
If the new Corvette on this new platform has to abandon this customer base, I do not believe they will be able to keep enough volume to stay profitable.
Sure the first year will see a sales spike, but after that, I think the car is on borrowed time.


Look at the formula Ford uses for the Mustang. Sell a bunch at a decent price, but also offer high, very high, and extreme versions on the same platform and body.
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