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Thread: The New Corvette C8

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    Of hand I can recall:
    MG
    54 MGTF
    56 MGA
    59 MGA twin cam coupe

    Datsun
    240Z
    280Z

    Porsche
    83 944
    67 911S
    68 911E
    74 930 turbo euro
    79 930 turbo
    85 930S flachbau turbo
    914 2.0

    Mercedes
    AMG SLK

    Ferrari
    308 euro
    TR euro
    348 spider
    355 spider
    360 spider F1

    Muscle cars
    Plymouth Duster 340
    Mustang SVO
    65 Mustang fastback 289 4 speed
    67 Mustang GT big block

    Corvettes
    59 Corvette
    64 Corvette Coupe 327 350hp
    84 Corvette

    All Wonderful cars! Owned many motorcycles as well. Raced MX when young!

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    Are you sure you didn't miss any? You win the contest for "most toy cars owned"

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    Don't know about that! Radioman, for example, has owned, and still owns, some pretty significant cars!
    Funny, some have not climbed in value as much as I thought. TF for example.
    Others, the early 911 air cooled cars and turbos have shot through the roof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchman View Post
    ...the early 911 air cooled cars and turbos have shot through the roof!
    OMG you aint kidding! The whole air cooled thing has become a religion for some Porsche collectors.
    Enjoy the Drive,
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    GM is offering all kinds of discounts on the 2017 Z06 and base Stingray because nobody is buying them. Everyone is waiting on the C8 of course. Meanwhile, the prices of used C7s are dropping steadily. My next fun car might be a Stingray. Which of course is a fitting car for me.

    Now that the weather is getting colder, I'm surfing craigslist and all kinds of cheap sports cars are popping up. A couple killer deals on nice Z4s, but I love my little Z3 so there is no point upgrading for only a modest performance increase. A C7 would be a big step up though!
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    Christine really going to let you get another car after building the garage?
    History always repeats itself,... that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    Christine really going to let you get another car after building the garage?
    Oh hell no. We are talking a few years down the road here!! That doesn't mean I can't look!
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    Used Corvettes are the best bang for the buck in the Sports-Car segment. Good looking although the newer versions have not aged as well as the C1~C3 generations IMHO. Better job with the C7 model.
    Curious regarding GM's marketing strategy for the new C8 mid-engine Corvette. Are Ferrari, Lambo, Mclaren etc owners going to buy a Corvette because it is mid-engine? Doubtful. The current C7 Vette already accelerates and handles with the best in the world. Strong race heritage. Core buyers want the classic V8 front motor Vette. Porsche learned that lesson the hard way years ago when the marketing guys decided the classic 911 was dead. How did that strategy work out?
    Birdman, A significant step up from a Z3!

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    As I understand it, the mid-engine Vette reasoning is twofold.

    1. They claim they have reached the limit of the performance potential of the car with a front engine.

    2. They want to take the Corvette brand up market. They don't WANT existing buyers (old guys with gold chains). They are looking for a younger audience--to make the car have the sex appeal of a mid-engine exotic, as Ford did with the GT, but maintain the basic affordability of the Corvette. I think it's fabulous. A Ferrari-like sports car for people that can't afford a Ferrari.

    Now you could argue that they should create an entirely new car, like Ford did with the GT. After all, Ford didn't try to turn the Mustang into a GT. Should Chevy keep the standard front engine Corvette and then come out with a halo-car that costs way too much like the GT? That's one way of thinking, but then it would just be a halo car that only a small number of people could afford. Yeah, they could charge a fortune for it and sell a thousand units to rich collectors, while cranking out volume on the Corvette for everyone else. I would prefer they instead make it cheaper and sell enough to turn a profit so normal people can afford it.

    There have been numerous mid-engine Corvette prototypes over the years and the father of the Corvette, Zora Arkus Duntov, was said to have had a lot of personal interest in seeing it happen. In fact the C7 was supposed to be mid-engined, but that got shelved with GM's financial problems in the post-2007 meltdown.

    A few old guy purists are going to poo poo the C8. The rest of the world is going to say "It's about time!!"
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