The new C8 Corvette, I'm in love, again ...........

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As a fellow car-guy, I was very excited to see the reveal and the details of the new Vette. After seeing mid-engine prototypes for decades (Favorite was the 1977 AeroVette) it is great to finally see a production mid-engine Vette.

I like the design and the engineering. And frankly amazed at the cost of the entry-level car, that one is a tour-de-force only a really big company like GM can pull off.

As huuuuge fan of the Acura NSX (my personal dream car), I was happy to hear the C8 was designed for hybrid AWD layout as well. I figure that model (as a 2021 model most likley) will cross the $100K mark and be around $115 to $125 (or undercut the NSX by a good $30 to $50K).

But even the C8 Z51 as announced is an incredibly high-performance car for the money. I will be renting one as soon as it is available in the stable of outfits like Extreme Experience
 

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The technical specs on it are pretty amazing for a $60K base model car. Sub 3 sec 0-60, mid-engine, aluminum frame, dual clutch, steering wheel paddle shifters, etc.. and their listed just barely under 500 Hp engine seems suspicious and may be a conservative or for insurance purposes number.
 

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I've been following this for about a year.... Based on all the issues I've ready about with the development of this car, i would not buy one in the first year of production... That said, it's beautiful and really conveys "proper supercar" to go up against Ferrari, etc. Good for GM!!
 

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I've owned 6 Vettes dating back to my first ('66 vert, SB) I purchased over 42 years ago, the recently revealed 8th generation has my juices flowing !

https://www.motor1.com/news/361376/gm-explains-c8-corvette-price/

anyone else ??
So the last model - I disliked the rear end on it. This one looks better. I’d have to see it in person. Also - what do you think of the big row of buttons on the center console. Again would want to see it live. But mid engine?? Wow. What a bold move. Gotta believe that will completely change the handling for the better. :)
 

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I really like the development of the C8. Once they become available, I'll be taking one for a drive to get a better understanding. But based on various reviews, I like it enough that it has already assumed a spot on my future car list.
 

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You'll need to place your order for the 2021 models as the 2020's are sold out.
 

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You'll need to place your order for the 2021 models as the 2020's are sold out.
don't worry, there will be plenty 2020's available for those that are willing to pay !

Myself, I'd wait to 2021 or 22 regardless.......
 

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don't worry, there will be plenty 2020's available for those that are willing to pay !

Myself, I'd wait to 2021 or 22 regardless.......
You waiting for the 1,000 HP Zora version, Dave?:devil:
 

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