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POLL: Positive of C7’s Death Next Year

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  • POLL: Positive of C7’s Death Next Year

    How sure are you that at the end of the 2019 production year, that all C7 Stingray, GS, Z06 and the ZR1 will end production?
    37
    100%
    16.22%
    6
    95%
    5.41%
    2
    90%
    16.22%
    6
    75%
    8.11%
    3
    50%
    2.70%
    1
    33 1/3%
    0%
    0
    20%
    2.70%
    1
    10%
    8.11%
    3
    Tricky question to me, for I strongly believe that the ZR1 alone will continue for 2020/21
    16.22%
    6
    I am not sure of anything about future C7 nor C8 production plans
    24.32%
    9
    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

  • #2
    The reason I voted 75% because nothing is positive in the development of a new car, especially one so different as the ME will be. The ZR1, for example, was supposed to be a 2018, 65th Anniversary Corvette, but development issues and perhaps also an abundance of caution, got GM to delay its production for roughly six months. I applaud GM for taking that extra time to insure that it was ready for buyers at the time of its being sold as a 2019.

    Sure, I would be very disappointed if the ME were delayed, but rather it would be delayed a few months or whatever, for GM to insure it is production certified/customer ready when they start making the sell-able models.

    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      Check unit sales of the c7 this year...

      in with the new out with the old...

      even if the c7 is an amazing machine,,,

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      • #4
        If we're honest with ourselves, the only accurate answer is "I'm not sure of anything...." Unless, that is, you have inside information from GM. The rest of us are just guessing.
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        • #5
          Of course we are all guessing...

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          • #6
            I am going to go out on a limb and say they can offer all the models in the Mid Engine profile. Concentrating on cutting cost in the new ME and offering a much more balanced vehicle alone will outweigh the Old Platform. It will be worlds of difference from all the previous versions. Congratulations to GM for finally jumping into one of the best performing platforms currently known to man. There are too many future possibilities with the ME platform. Also as technology and safety improves they would be cutting their throat not to concentrate on the new platform to offer their customers a truly exceptional World Class Automobile.
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            • #7
              I’ll do 33 1/3% just because it seems odd.

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              • #8
                Like everyone here, I don’t know anything. But I didn’t vote in the poll because I am 100% certain that the C7 will continue through the 2021 model year, and then be replaced by a new front engine model for 2022 called the C8. The forthcoming ME is an additional platform, like the ZR1, that can be produced alongside the FE.

                I base my opinion on the undeniable fact that the FE layout is way more practical than a ME car. GM cannot afford to abandon owners who use their cars on a daily basis, like SUVs.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AbqVic View Post
                  Ibase my opinion on the undeniable fact that the FE layout is way more practical than a ME car.
                  Thanks AbqVic. Can you please help me understand why/how it is undeniable that a FE layout is more practical than a ME car?



                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    I didn't see the option "The ME is a Cadillac"...
                    My C8:
                    '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020 (COVID-19); Delivery July 1, 2020

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AbqVic View Post
                      I base my opinion on the undeniable fact that the FE layout is way more practical than a ME car. GM cannot afford to abandon owners who use their cars on a daily basis, like SUVs.

                      I think a Corvette SUV would be awesome, but I've never heard of anyone who uses his Corvette like an SUV every day. Up here in MI a Corvette is a bit of a gamble in the winter.

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                      • #12
                        How about Harlan Charles on his Michelin Alpin PA4’s (a dedicated snow tire now available for every C7), or this other picture of the ZR1 being tested at GM’s winter test facility in Kapuskasing (560 miles north of Toronto)?

                        First picture thanks to CorvetteBlogger; second thanks to CorvetteActionCenter.

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                        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                        • #13
                          To John: Estimate the cubic volume of the ME from the base of the windshield forward. Then subtract the volume occupied by the wheels, suspension, heat exchangers and related ducting. What you have left is only enough volume for an odd shaped cubby hole. Same process in the rear, I can only envision potential space over and around the transaxle, minus space for heat exchanger ducting. Again, two or three small cubbies.

                          To electroVette: I’m in Albuquerque, 5,000 ft high. Use my Vette year round and daily for multiple stop errands. I have a very nice Ram Limited, but it handles like a barge compared to a Vette in heavy traffic. A few years ago I traveled from Albuquerque to Ft. Collins, CO on January 1st, right after a snow storm to look at a new Jeep. The only problem I had was in the dealer’s lot which hadn’t been plowed yet. In my experience, in states that use salt on the roads, people generally drive a beater car during the winter.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks AbqVic. I appreciate your analysis! However, please be prepared to be positively surprised. And not by a roof luggage rack, nor this option.

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                            Trust “Maximum Bob” when he said, most recently last month, that GM has solved the ME cargo space issue.
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John View Post
                              Thanks AbqVic. I appreciate your analysis! However, please be prepared to be positively surprised. And not by a roof luggage rack, nor this option.

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                              Trust “Maximum Bob” when he said, most recently last month, that GM has solved the ME cargo space issue.
                              Make that a two tone and smaller stripe and you have my C4

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