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On 7/23/2019 at 11:52 AM, Chewbacca said:

Chevy can't properly cool the front engine Corvettes.  You think this one will be any different?

They can't? Never had a problem with mine.

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36 minutes ago, SHOOTER12 said:

They can't? Never had a problem with mine.

You've probably never had it on a track.  They are notorious for getting hot on the track.

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1 minute ago, Chewbacca said:

You've probably never had it on a track.  They are notorious for getting hot on the track.

Nope never had it on a track, but up until about 5 years ago drove the highways like they were a track.

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The supercharged Z06 was the only one that had serious track overheat issues. The others can run hot, but they do it fairly comfortably, and it doesn't lead to reduced performance.

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The supercharged Z06 was the only one that had serious track overheat issues. The others can run hot, but they do it fairly comfortably, and it doesn't lead to reduced performance.
So the track version was the only one to overheat on the track?

PS- the ZR1 had overheating issues as well.

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Except for the mid 1950s and the decade of the 1970s, the Corvette has always been a badass car in spite of the claims made by the eurosnobs.  

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I am going to see how these do on the track as far as reliability and maintenance.  if they appear to be up to par I am going to seriously consider getting one for dedicated track use.  

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I wouldn’t mind having one to drive Mrs. Brat down to Happy Hour with her fellow retired state bureaucrats.

Can’t afford one though, so we’ll go in my Civic.

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the interior looks ridiculously overstyled, and will probably date very early

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3 hours ago, 52-80 said:

the interior looks ridiculously overstyled, and will probably date very early

So just like every Corvette ever.

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On 3/2/2020 at 9:47 AM, 52-80 said:

the interior looks ridiculously overstyled, and will probably date very early

no one has ever purchased a corvette based on interior styling.  ever.  I do believe they would be better served if they simply went with the "utilitarian" model or "more is less" kind of thing.  They definitely could take some notes from the Mustang on how to make a cost effective interior respectable.  

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35 minutes ago, pepper brooks said:

no one has ever purchased a corvette based on interior styling.  ever.  I do believe they would be better served if they simply went with the "utilitarian" model or "more is less" kind of thing.  They definitely could take some notes from the Mustang on how to make a cost effective interior respectable.  

the c4 fits its era

c6 is bad, but not horrendous.  c5 was fucking horrendous.

looking back now, the c7 is probably a great buy given that the exterior has great presence and the interior is decent.  their buying demographics probably just wants a loud v8 cruiser anyway, not a track weapon

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The few times I’ve been to the track, literally not a single corvette lasted the whole day.  And there’s usually about 20 cars with 3-4 corvettes.  
 

Meanwhile the damn 911’s are running the same time or close 6 hrs later.  I’m not exaggerating.   
 

And the corvette still has bang for the buck and is Badass.  But the overheating at the track thing is fairly well known.  

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5 minutes ago, ChiTownDoc said:

The few times I’ve been to the track, literally not a single corvette lasted the whole day.  And there’s usually about 20 cars with 3-4 corvettes.  
 

Meanwhile the damn 911’s are running the same time or close 6 hrs later.  I’m not exaggerating.   
 

And the corvette still has bang for the buck and is Badass.  But the overheating at the track thing is fairly well known.  

it is true of my 911 when I have taken it to the track.  I drive it down there, run it on the track as hard as my shitty driving abilities can manage, drive it home, and back to work the next day.  they're just made to do this stuff.  

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Saw one in the wild yesterday. Coming at me, at first I thought I was looking at a Ferrari. I had that same experience with the C7 coming up on one from behind for the first time.

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Surprised how good it looks.  Saw one at Preston and NW hwy.  Orange color.  Thought it was a Mclaren at first.  Great looking car.  I actually think the tail lights fit the car and looks way better in person.  This one had the over sized raised spoiler in the back, which I am not a fan of on this car.  Think Chevy hit a home run on this one (as long as you don't order it with the raised spoiler).

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Glad to hear they are hitting the street. Curious to see them in person.

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My pops ordered one for himself as a retirement present, he just got the call that his build date was moved up due to delays with carbon fiber part production (he optioned everything in body color).  Should have some first-hand pics and driving reviews in 30-45 days.

And maybe I'll finally get his '73 as a hand-me-down...

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On February 25, 2020 at 3:20 PM, SHOOTER12 said:

Nope never had it on a track, but up until about 5 years ago drove the highways like they were a track.

No offense.  But, no you didn't.  That would be impossible to do.  And, they absolutely notoriously overheat on the track.  That being said, I hate to say it, but I am pretty impressed with this model so far.  

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11 minutes ago, Atxracer said:

No offense.  But, no you didn't.  That would be impossible to do.  And, they absolutely notoriously overheat on the track.  That being said, I hate to say it, but I am pretty impressed with this model so far.  

Nah, not like the track, but worded it that way to emphasize hauling ass

IH-10 heading west out of San Antonio has some great stretches to haul ass and push the limits.

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Posted (edited)

Saw an orange C8 out at COTA, two weekends ago, and the proportions just struck me as wrong. It's almost like a caricature of a Ferrari 430: rear fenders are a too slab sided, and the front end just looked too high. I saw a white one on the road, yesterday. It was just a drive by, but for some reason, it looked a lot better in white. Still waiting to pass judgement. 

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Posted (edited)

c8.jpg

 

Click image, Im curious what the boost was, obviously low based on the numbers

Edited by Smax

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