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      09-25-2018, 12:01 PM   #111
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For the record I was just using the pics as a determinant of what model they are testing. For instance the C7 C51 pack has slotted rotors. So one could come to the conclusion this is the base model.

Yes drilled rotors are basically a gimmick. All they do is increase the chances of rotors cracking. Basically an old tech that has remained around for aesthetics. Slotted rotors do remove pad glazing, but can increase pad wear.

The rotors are definitely small. Thanks to an idiotic R&T article, some internet fodder has been going around the ME Vette was lapping the ring under 7min...testing some high-hend ME Vette. The top range C8 will be wearing some big carbon ceramics and big aero, to try and dip under or near 7min. Clearly you can tell this is the base model car they are testing, most likely mid 7min car around the ring at best.
We shall see. While I agree with you on it not dropping to 7, I'd be very surprised if it runs in the mid-7:30's considering the C7 Z51 did a 7:33 and the C7 GS was at 7:27.
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      09-25-2018, 12:37 PM   #112
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We shall see. While I agree with you on it not dropping to 7, I'd be very surprised if it runs in the mid-7:30's considering the C7 Z51 did a 7:33 and the C7 GS was at 7:27.
I bet the GS had the carbon ceramics to break under 7:30. I'm not trying to hate on this car, just trying to tamp down some of the hyped expectations. The test car back a page is definitely just a base C8. For the record, I like the C7(GS is perfect spec) and not one of the ME haters...very much welcome the move to mid engine. If a base C8 can break 7:30, that is very promising for future high end models.
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      09-29-2018, 03:39 PM   #113
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      09-30-2018, 01:12 AM   #114
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I really hope they don’t ‘f’ this one up

the ZL1 is my first American car, and I love it...this could be my next one.
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      09-30-2018, 12:06 PM   #115
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Looks good in last render. Just hope they change the design of the trunk spoiler from the last test pics posted, that thing is hideous.
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      09-30-2018, 04:42 PM   #116
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would it be more expensive than c7?
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      09-30-2018, 09:48 PM   #117
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would it be more expensive than c7?
I imagine it would be.
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      10-01-2018, 09:44 AM   #118
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would it be more expensive than c7?
I would expect so, as its being predicted that the front engine C7 will stay around while this mid-engine c8 gets added to the lineup.
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      10-14-2018, 03:30 PM   #119
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      10-15-2018, 10:32 AM   #120
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would it be more expensive than c7?
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Im not so sure of this, it seems this will be like most other vetted, mass produced with multiple variants. Bet we see it starting around 60-65, with wholesalers selling it high 50's for the base variant, GS will release and be priced 75-80

Time will tell, hoping they do these right, it may be what I sell the GT350 for a couple model years in
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Im not so sure of this, it seems this will be like most other vetted, mass produced with multiple variants. Bet we see it starting around 60-65, with wholesalers selling it high 50's for the base variant, GS will release and be priced 75-80

Time will tell, hoping they do these right, it may be what I sell the GT350 for a couple model years in
That would be nice. I could see myself owning a C8 if they weren't priced too crazy.
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Im not so sure of this, it seems this will be like most other vetted, mass produced with multiple variants. Bet we see it starting around 60-65, with wholesalers selling it high 50's for the base variant, GS will release and be priced 75-80

Time will tell, hoping they do these right, it may be what I sell the GT350 for a couple model years in
I agree, the Corvette is the ‘workin mans’ exotic killer, if it’s anything but that GM messed up. It has to be affordable.
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I agree, the Corvette is the ‘workin mans’ exotic killer, if it’s anything but that GM messed up. It has to be affordable.
The base C7 is 55k. Do you really think they will sell the mid-engine C8, alongside the C7, for only 10k more. I seriously doubt it, they are definitely going to market it higher, probably like 80k+. The FE C7 will still be the working mans exotic killer, until they axe it(if they do?)
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The base C7 is 55k. Do you really think they will sell the mid-engine C8, alongside the C7, for only 10k more. I seriously doubt it, they are definitely going to market it higher, probably like 80k+. The FE C7 will still be the working mans exotic killer, until they axe it(if they do?)
They may, it will be interesting to watch their strategy. They will probably continue the High end C7s that cost more then the C8, people will buy them as the last of the front engines corvettes. ZR1, maybe Z06, i doubt they will keep making any base C7s.

Porsche has been known to do this.
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Im not so sure of this, it seems this will be like most other vetted, mass produced with multiple variants. Bet we see it starting around 60-65, with wholesalers selling it high 50's for the base variant, GS will release and be priced 75-80

Time will tell, hoping they do these right, it may be what I sell the GT350 for a couple model years in
Common sense says it will be priced more than a C7.
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