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  • A few Zora observations from seeing photos

    The front hood is hinged at the back to allow easy access to the frunk storage cavity. The battery(hopefully lithium Ion option) is at the front of car for ease of jumpstart and weight management of location. The fuel door is where it should be on the driver side for optimal ease of positioning car to gas island curbing. One photo shows a guy holding the hood up with his right hand while his left hand is resting on the edge of the frunk cavity. Clearly a fair distance from the side of the car(Golf clubs will never fit in frunk either way). And finally the frunk will most likely have a set of optimized soft luggage fitted to the cavity shape. Soft luggage is still more flexible than stiffer Leather luggage or hard surface luggage. Height of ME is 48.5" according to our estimated calculations.

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    Two pictures showing some of the above.

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    • #3
      I'm really surprised that somebody hasn't torn off the padding on the C8 when it has been parked somewhere. Its been seen enough times on the road and I'm surprised somebody simply hasn't taken the padding that covers the car off and taken pictures.

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      • #4
        I doubt GM test drivers let the car out of their site long enough for anyone to do that without getting in trouble.

        As far as the OP, I actually wish the gas filler was on the passenger side. Why? I buy my gas at a station that has one-way traffic flow, and the lines to the left of the pumps (right side of car nearer pump) are always shorter than the lines to the right of the pump. But I'm not going to drag the hose across the paint on my Stingray!
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        • Skank
          Skank commented
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          Why would you want to walk all the way around to the other side of your car to fill up with fuel? Then trying to position the car at the appropriate distance away from the island curb so as not to get too close and possibly cause damage.
          Last edited by Skank; 07-10-2018, 11:06 PM.

      • #5
        You missed the point. To be in a line half as long as the one on the right side of the pump.

        Aside from that, "walk all the way around the car"? Seriously? You find it hard to walk 15 steps? I also have no problem figuring out how far away I am from the island. It's about as difficult as parallel parking, which I can also do without issue.
        Last edited by John; 07-13-2018, 02:57 PM.
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        >36,000 miles

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        • #6
          Sorry, still don't get your logic but that's ok. Different strokes for different folks.

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          • #7
            Back on topic. Am I the only one thinking that the tires shown on the test car are a little bit skinny?

            Fronts are 245/35 19 (My VW Golf R has 235/35 19), and rears are 305/30 20. So 20 mm narrower than on my C6 GS at 325 mm or a C7 at 335 mm.

            Apart from the convenience of having tires I can swap with my Golf, overall I'm a little concerned that there's more power and a lot less rubber in the C8 than my C6.

            And what's with that rim?

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            Last edited by Bikerjulio; 07-13-2018, 03:45 PM.
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            • #8
              Those tire sizes are for the roughly 500 HP, entry 2020 ME’s, that we will see 315 or even 325 rears for the Z06+ ME versions.

              As per the following, I did a review of other ME typical rear tire sizes. As to your legitimate concern about the rears being several sizes narrower than your GS’s, the key is having the weight over the driving wheels, and when that happens, as if obvious, we get less wheel spin, with more traction/more forward drive.

              I alway remember decades ago when, at a time there were very few 4WD’s, those being primarily Jeeps and Dodge PowerWagons, with almost every vehicle except those two types sliding around in a foot of snow, little VW Beetles with snow tires were scooting up and down the hills of New England.

              Size /Wheel Diameter for Common ME’s (F/R)

              Audi R8: 235/35/R19; 295/30/R19

              Audi R8/V10: 245/35/R19; 295/30/R19 [Opt. R = 305/30R20]

              Ferrari 488 GTB: 245/35R20; 305R30/R20

              Ford GT: 245/35/R20; 325/30/R20

              Lambo Huracan: 245/30/R20; 305/30/R20

              McLaren 570: 225/35/R19; 285/35/R20

              McLaren 650: 235/35/R19; 305/30/R19

              McLaren 720: 245/35/R19; 305/30/R20

              Porsche GT3: 245/35/R20; 305/30/R20

              Porsche 911S: 245/35/R20; 305/30/R20

              Last edited by John; 07-13-2018, 04:03 PM.
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              • #9
                Originally posted by WBT View Post
                I'm really surprised that somebody hasn't torn off the padding on the C8 when it has been parked somewhere. Its been seen enough times on the road and I'm surprised somebody simply hasn't taken the padding that covers the car off and taken pictures.
                I wouldn't be surprised if it's been attempted oh, and the people that did? never seen again...... <muhahaha, evil laugh>

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