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  • C7 “Final Edition” Named By GM

    GM just announced a European C7 ”Final Edition.” Do that help anyone on the fence as to whether the C7 will be continuing much longer?

    ​​​​Thank you very much RedDropTop for earlier finding and noting this new GM special edition. Well done!

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    Originally posted by gmauthority
    C7 Corvette Final Edition Debuts For Europe

    Chevrolet Europe has debuted the new C7 Corvette Final Edition, which will go on sale in Germany and Switzerland later this year.

    Both the C7 Corvette Grand Sport and C7 Corvette Z06 will be offered in Final Edition trim. All Final Edition Corvettes will come standard with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Competition sport seats, a performance data recorder and a visible carbon fiber aero package. The interior is set apart with Black Nappa leather upholstery, available contrasting stitching, sueded microfiber accents and a high-gloss carbon fiber interior trim package. The only available exterior colors will be Sebring Orange Tintcoat Metallic (shown) and Ceramic Matrix Gray Metallic.

    “Thanks to its unique combination of racing technology, excellent driving dynamics, unmistakable style and high everyday suitability, the Corvette has grown to be the ultimate sports car icon,” said Chevrolet Europe’s director of performance cars, Felix Weller. “With this special edition, we aim to honor the current generation, which has once more contributed greatly to the history of the Corvette series.”

    The C7 Corvette Grand Sport Final Edition will start at 116,500 euros in Germany and 130,000 Swiss francs in Switzerland. The C7 Corvette Z06 Final Edition, which features Chevy’s 650 hp 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 engine, will start at 139,500 euros in Germany and 153,200 Swiss francs in Switzerland. Both versions are available to order now, the automaker says.

    It’s not year clear if a C7 Corvette Final Edition model will be offered in the United States. The automaker recently rolled out the new C7 Corvette Drivers Series in Daytona, which feature exterior and interior color schemes inspired by the four full-time Corvette Racing drivers.

    It is believed the C7 Corvette will soon be replaced by the new mid-engine C8 Corvette, which is expected to debut sometime later this year before going on sale in 2020. Corvette Racing will also switch to a mid-engine platform car for 2020.
    http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/01/...8JcraUw%5B/url
    Last edited by John; 01-30-2019, 07:47 PM.
    So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    So does that mean you no longer believe a face lift is coming?

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    • #3
      We truly do not know; certainly no insider is talking — nor are even the birdie’s whispering. It is interesting that it is a European special final edition.

      Does that allow for a final edition in the U.S.???

      Not being a gambler, but if I were to guess, I would venture a 60% chance for there to be a 2020 U.S. final edition?
      Last edited by John; 01-30-2019, 07:57 PM.
      So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

      Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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      • #4
        GM chose to name it final edition. They could have chosen 1,000 other names. I think that naming decision is the C7 nail in its coffin. I also think this is GM’s way of telling us this but at the same time not officially telling us anything (plausible deniability).

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        • #5
          Wow the ZO6 is $160,475.00 US.
          Rocket City Florida

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
            Wow the ZO6 is $160,475.00 US.
            Seems like a car in Europe is maybe a more severe proposition. They are gouged on the gas and therefore expect to be robbed for the machine. I purchased $2. gas today, Jan 30 2019. That's cheaper than the $.50 gas we had in 1970, adjusted for inflation. America the beautiful. It is really equal to 20cent 1970 gas. unbelievable good fortune.

            That may explain why the C8 is taking some time. Time to build it to European expectation levels of engineering, fit and inspection readiness. They are suffering $10.00 gas prices and need a car that justifies standing before that firing squad at the European gas pump. The European ME car, Thats the ME peer group. Seems like the Ford GT crammed and passed that test. But the European ME cars and the Ford do not really ever get driven, maybe 10K miles in eleven years.

            The ME will be an expensive car in Europe and will need to be good mile upon mile after miles and miles here at home, a double whammy. . I think the old C6,7,5,4,3 whatever is really better than overseas cars when you compare them 20 years later, the interior quality doesn't look any better or worse from long hindsight. Just 20 year old old cars with 20/old interior, paint or old what ever. What holds up better over the years the Vettes or their stuff from over there.
            Final Edition in Europe means first Edition of something that we get first, get next. But the thing will get introduced over there . It means that too.
            Last edited by SheepDog; 01-30-2019, 10:40 PM.

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            • #7
              When is the Geneva show. That must be it for the 1st edition and thats the meaning.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
                Wow the ZO6 is $160,475.00 US.
                I might be wrong, but usually the advertised prices in Europe usually include their VAT, Value Added Tax. I believe that is somewhere around 20%, which would account for a good portion of the price difference.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SheepDog View Post
                  When is the Geneva show. That must be it for the 1st edition and thats the meaning.
                  March 15th.
                  So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

                  Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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                  • #10
                    Very interesting announcement. I follow the GE and other European car developments closely, since I was born in GE and lived there into my early 20's. Thanks for sharing this article.
                    Heidi
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                    • #11
                      That is a horrible tape package on the c7...

                      no wonder so many europeans feel americans have dubious taste...

                      im sorry but that final edition tape package on the side of the car is terrible...

                      The c7 front engine will end with better examples on this side of the pond.

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                      • #12
                        Interesting they keep squeezing that C7 j u s t a little more what can we get out of it next? Stripes, colors, decals, wheels, infinite amount of stuff ..but it's the plain ole C7 wrapped up differently

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                        • #13
                          Typically special editions do fairly well. However in talking with several dealers since even Friday’s reveal of the Drivers Series cars, including some very big dealers, not a single dealer I have talked with has had even one inquiry phone call about the 4 drivers’ editions.

                          Has the upcoming C8 sucked the air out of the room? One could argue “yes to some degree,” and declining sales C7 numbers support that. While we no longer get monthly GM sales numbers, somehow they are occasionally sneaking out. Wonder if we will learn January Corvette sales over the next few days?
                          So many questions about the ME right now, but the answers are nicely, though slowly, coming out.

                          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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                          • #14
                            I like SE's in general but if it weren't known to be true, I would have said this one cannot be correct, that it must be a mock-up. Maybe it's a cultural appreciation gap but the notion of not only calling it "Final Edition" but putting that so prominently on the side seems ... well it's not for me. My C7 is my first Corvette and probably won't be my last.

                            I love all that C7 is and while my personal taste would call for less angular and more curves, it's a hit. Now C'mon GM, give me a 427 C7 Super Special Grand Finale Edition with manual and I'll be on my way
                            Last edited by JoeCT; 01-31-2019, 09:41 AM. Reason: clarity
                            2016 NRB Z51 M7 Coupe with 3LT Kalahari
                            Is this thing getting better or am I? Both?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by C8Driving View Post
                              GM chose to name it final edition. They could have chosen 1,000 other names. I think that naming decision is the C7 nail in its coffin. I also think this is GM’s way of telling us this but at the same time not officially telling us anything (plausible deniability).
                              But, so far at least, the "Final Edition" is a Europe Only model. That could mean it's only "final" for Europe, and not in the U.S.

                              Truth is, we're all just guessing.
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