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Old 07-19-2019, 05:10 PM
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I like it except looks like they didnt know where to put all the buttons along the console. That's terrible
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:28 PM
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Will sell like hotcakes at 60k,even with only two pedals. Hope they offer the LT2 in a Camaro before they axe it.
They'll be wrapped around poles in no time! LOL! (I like it too, especially at a price within reach. Plus dealer markup...)
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:52 PM
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I really like it, and really want to see it in person. I also love the current C7 style, and think that looks great also. The part I want to really see more of in person is the interior. HOPEFULLY GM realized that a world class performer needs a world class interior in design and QUALITY instead of the terrible quality interiors they've given us in the past.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:13 PM
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They spoke about the interiors being all leather and suede with wider stitching etc. I know there are Vette guys swearing they will never buy a mid engine Vette but it looks to me like a all around better car. I think they will sell like crazy.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:32 PM
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Yes, it is a bit busy. Yes, there are a few too many angular lines. But overall, Chevy did what they almost always do: they got the proportions correct. Overall, it is stunning. And seriously, the BASE model scoots 0-60 in UNDER 3 seconds? Rare air there.

I read the story "I am a little disappointed" in the link provided by Lee.
I thought the commentary was way overly harsh. He complained about the SHORT nose. I think it is perfect, especially with a mid engine lay out. One of the issues with many Corvettes over the years is the LONG nose, and not knowing when you are going to hit something.
Guy just whined about way too much.
Virtually all the car makers have added way more angular lines, ridges and bumps lately. It is the trend, and whether you like it or not, this styling fits right into 2020. Personally, I would have liked a little smoother. But that sure isn't enough to dissuade me from purchasing one.

Someone said it reminds them of a McLaren. I agree. There are only so many general shapes you can come up with on a mid engine car, and this GENERAL shape is the grand slam.

At least 58% of the folks that took the poll at the end of the article agree with me. Way more than that, if you also count the nuetral votes. Only 16% agreed with the author. I am guessing the responders represent a good cross section of prospective buyers. It is a winner.

Here are the poll results as of 3:30 pm central time today, July 19, 2019:

Were you disappointed by the design of the C8 Corvette?

16% Yes, very disappointed
21% Maybe a little disappointed
58% No, not disappointed at all
5% No opinion / Other

Based on 624 responses.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:50 PM
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I haven't owned a Corvette since my C5 Z-06 which I used almost exclusively as a track car. It was a great car and very durable for 14,000 miles of abuse at redline.

I didn't think I would ever want a new car again, but my 10 year old really wants me to get one of these and he might be onto something!
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Molded Fiberglass in Ashtabula, Ohio did the carbon Fiber floors for the car.

The development cost on this car has got to be atrocious. So I am left wondering if they can sell this car starting under 60, how much cheaper could/should the other product lines be?

For comparison the camaro line up should be way cheaper across the board right?7

How much of the value equation here is built around making the car so cheap it is a guaranteed success?
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My guess is a fully optioned one will be over 100K.
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the strip of buttons is for the HVAC controls
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My guess is a fully optioned one will be over 100K.
About $105,000. Standard model should be $59,995.
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