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*Build/Price:https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...hanks-to-mkenm
*GM’s C8 Site: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-v...ation-corvette
C8 Order Guide (9/6): https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NA...page=&butID=1#
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Size Comparison: C8 vs C7

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  • Shadow
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    Thank you dcbingaman. I too learn a lot about NACA ducts by reading the link and your post. Click image for larger version  Name:	1CD23E29-B2FF-4673-84B3-DED4BFF6CC1A.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	106.1 KB ID:	21034
    Last edited by Shadow; 12-30-2018, 08:54 PM.

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  • John
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    Binger, thanks. That is an excellent article you linked. Lots of great info and easy to understand, even for those of us who not aero smart. But now at least I am smarter regarding NACA ducts. Thank you very much.

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  • dcbingaman
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    There is a right and a wrong way to use a NACA inlet / duct. Here is a good article on the whys and wherefores of its very precise geometry: https://dave-science.com/2017/02/04/...ry-naca-ducts/

    We have used these on fighter aircraft for applications where pressure recovery and discharge coefficient are not critical, but additive (cowl) drag is, such as cooling inlets, etc. Race cars use them for similar applications. Of course, what is acceptable pressure recovery at Mach 0.1-0.2 at sea level (i.e. less than 200 knots) is horrible at Mach 0.85 to 0.92, (450-480 knots) where transonic aircraft, (B787, B-52, etc.) operate. For those applications, a pitot inlet is always a better choice, (think B787 engine inlet cowl).
    Last edited by dcbingaman; 12-30-2018, 08:17 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • John
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    Binger, I like your thinking. Then we could well have as Z06 differentiators different:

    *hood with ducts,
    *front grille,
    * add’l NACA duct below tiny side window,
    *rear diffuser,
    * different aero (bigger, more pronounced and maybe even a movable rear spoiler),

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  • dcbingaman
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    Since the mules are likely MY2020 prototypes - base models, and the photometric analysis here says this baby is as wide as a Z06, that means there will not be a "narrow body" and a "wide body", just a sexy body with a fixed roof (coupe) and a hardtop convertible.

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  • JB
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    Why dual caliber rear brakes?

    regen?

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  • JB
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    Cool info...i actually was surprised to read the c8 is dimensionally similiar to the ferrari 488...

    i fully expected the corvette to be taller at the very least....

    im glad the height is identical...

    thats cool as hell and probably why the doors wing up a little as they open...(missing the curbs)

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  • John
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    As we all critically know, weight is the universal enemy of every sports car, and why we hope that GM fairly new lightweighting program was used for at least the last half of the ME’s development.

    https://video.marketing.gm.com/10508...-weighting.mp4

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  • HMDS
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    The thought and time that people have put into analyzing this is really impressive. I always enjoy the info here.

    Wish some one could assess weight from a picture! Maybe the only Dimension missing here.

    I also wish it weren’t longer-makes it seem heavier.....I m scared. However I am absolutely confident that the car will outperform my c7 at whatever weight it is and cannot wait to get one.

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  • C8Driving
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    Longer, lower and wider sounds like an exciting car to me.

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  • Mack
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    I needed that. Thank you.

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  • MidEngine
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    Thank you FVS and Skank for making this info possible. I will be happy with the C8 being Ferrari 488 sized.

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  • John
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    Small compared to the Aventador for sure. About the size of my C7 Z06, though maybe an 1 1/2” longer.

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  • JB
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    Sounds good..i think the c7 and upcoming c8 are sized correctly...not so big to be ungainly on a country road and not so small to be annoying,

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  • OnPoint
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    Outstanding information.

    Thank you.

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