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    New Corvette C8

    Now that the car was unveiled last night..
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    I think it looks great
    What do you guys think?

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    Re: New Corvette C8

    I dig it for the most part. As a former C5 and C6 owner I'm happy to see them diverge from the old ways. The only thing I can't get on board with is that **** strip O' buttons along the entire center console.
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    Re: New Corvette C8

    I've had many vettes and i'm glad they finally went to the ME, I to have issues with the interior as well as the back end. to me it looks like the front and back are from to different cars, the front being the 488 (which they benchmarked for it) and the back looks camaroish, does not look very cohesive.
    also the rear is very high and from a rear view you don't get that wide low stance you expect from an ME.

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    Re: New Corvette C8

    Looks very good, agree about the row of buttons, but what a bargain price! should rock the U.S.A. market for sports cars, $70k and upwards for a used R8 or $60k for a new Corvette ? hummmm decisions decisions !!!!!
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    Re: New Corvette C8

    I've never been a huge Corvette fan - I appreciate their performance, but the styling has never been something I've lusted over. But, I do think they hit a home-run with the shift to mid-engine. This had to be done in order to continue progressing the performance of the car. I don't necessarily think they nailed the aesthetics - it looks a bit frumpy and awkward in some areas, but I expect that's mainly due to the fact that they were trying to evolve a front-engine design into a mid-engine design and weren't willing to completely throw away the old and start from scratch.

    I give GM a lot of credit. This was NOT an easy task. The typical Corvette buyer didn't want the layout to change, and they had to do quite a lot to keep the car recognizable as a Corvette, while accommodating a lot of what made it what it is: affordable, comfortable, usable storage, etc. On a side note about this, Jalopnik had an article a few days ago suggesting that "Boomers" were angry about the new layout. I was extremely disappointed in the editor, Jalopnik in general, and the commenters (for the most part), since it was filled with vitriol, bigotry, and stereotypes... peppered with quite a few ageist and even political comments that have no place in the car enthusiast world. In fact, I was so shocked by a lot of it, that I may stop reading Jalopnik altogether. I'm not a Boomer... a young Gen-Xer, in fact... but I felt disgusted after reading the article, and even more so the hateful comments. Apparently Jalopnik is NOT welcoming to people from all demographics - age being one of them - and seems quite OK to accommodate what amounts to hate-speech in their comments section.

    But back to the C8. I think it'll sell well. I'm shocked that they managed to keep the base price so reasonable after what must have been a massive investment. The interior looks like a nice step up - although, I'm sure the fancier of the options we're seeing will likely lead to a much more expensive car. But man, what a bargain still - sub 3 second for well under $100k?? Yes, I think it'll sell very well.

    The only shame here is that I wish GM did this 10 or 20 years ago - because this could easily be the first and last generation before we just have an electric, or minimally, hybrid C9. And, for that reason, special editions of this car may instantly become very collectible - the only combustion-engine powered mid-engine Corvette? Who knows.

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    Re: New Corvette C8

    A bit of info about the C8 first public reveal at Concours d'Elegance of America, St.John’s Plymouth, MI.
    (Great Concours event; attended last year.)

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    Re: New Corvette C8

    The entry price is certainly worthy of consideration and they are also offering it in right hand drive. mmmmmmmmmmm
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    Re: New Corvette C8

    I'm pretty excited about it! I'm not sure how I feel about them moving away from the center exit exhaust but it looks so good. The price is almost unbelievable.
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    Re: New Corvette C8

    It looks a bit angular for my taste. I like a bit more curves on my car. But the price - Wow!
    Took a bit to find a picture with the door open as I was wondering what that piece of the intake would look like.
    Ford's got the GT but it's $$$. Interesting to see if they do anything with the Mustang.
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    I'm digging it. I was never a fan of Vettes, but the C8 looks to be awesome. When the land, I'll go take a look and make a more informed decision, but based on the numbers (including $) and pics, it's a winner for GM.

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