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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

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1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes


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POLL: C7 Ends, Continues Only Until When, or Continues Along Side the C8?

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  • POLL: C7 Ends, Continues Only Until When, or Continues Along Side the C8?

    Stop the nonsense, for the lovers of the front engine Corvette, who have bought close to 1,850,000 of them in the front engine configuration, will continue to be happy.

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    Stop the nonsense, for times are a changing, and the front engine Corvette is going is going extinct soon, with the only question being how soon.

    If you have yet to see this comparison thread, does it help you make your decision?

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-2020-c7-model
    29
    The front engined C7 lives on only for 2020 MY and/or 2021 (with the C8 joining it sometime)
    20.69%
    6
    The C7 lives on for a year or two, then is replaced then or later with a FE C9.
    13.79%
    4
    Fun C7, but sorry FE 2019 is its last model year, with its production ending in a few months.
    20.69%
    6
    Great C7, but 2019 FE production ends around mid/late summer.
    20.69%
    6
    Fantastic C7, but 2019 FE production ends at the end of this calendar yer.
    24.14%
    7
    Last edited by John; 03-01-2019, 04:31 PM.
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    It has been said that interest in the traditional front engine Corvette is waning. There are 9000 unsold cars. That as soon as the ME is marketed, the FE is history. But what if?

    Well what IF:

    What if the base 2019 C7 had 475 HP. How many of the 9000 would be unsold?
    485 HP, how many unsold?
    495 HP?
    505?
    515 HP?
    525 HP
    535 HP?

    What if GM releases 2 base versions of C8 for 2020. Released both a 2020 FE and a 2020 ME C8? Assume that both had brand new stuff and design, and same HP? Then what?
    What if the front engine C8 had more HP, a DTC and a manual, while the mid engine had less, a DTC only, half as much storage and cost a little more? What if the aforementioned ME cost 5% more. Cost 10% more. 20%

    What if the front engine C8 had more 20 HP that the ME? 30 more ? 40 more? What then?



    What if GM did he Porsche "thing: Made its established car, the traditional front engine car, the equipment, and performance superior over the new mid engine car. like the Boxster/911? ? What then

    What if the ME were strictly a hot rod performance car and the FE were a GT cruiser.

    What if GM immediately made public the ME's target design specs, performance specs, weight,, HP to weight ratio and price? What impact on FE sales? And release date target?

    No way of knowing for sure about the interest in the FE under varied conditions!. It is a nice product. If allowed to compete head on with the ME it would put up a fight and probably survive. Maybe win some years. Win a rematch. Ali Frazier?

    A lot of middle age folks might run away from home with the 20 something year old beauty-star down the block in a fit of passion. Then come back home spent and had enough, some never come back, some would have both the cake and the pie.
    Last edited by SheepDog; 03-01-2019, 07:32 PM.

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    • #3
      Good hypotheticals ShgeepDog. However IMO, to expect the tiny Corvette team to have the time or the money to develop two new 2020 Corvettes would not be realistic. I did however provide a poll option for a future FE version down the road.
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      • #4
        I don’t have the slightest real idea so no vote in this poll. I’ll just say yes something will happen. ?
        There is a madness to my method!

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        • #5
          I'm hoping that the reveal will happen asap, with a short manufacturing run of 2020 C7's before the factory switches over to the C8.

          This way I will probably have enough information to make a decision between the 2, and a chance to order a 2020 C7 if that's the way I decide to go.

          Last ordering time for a 2019 C7 just passed for my large dealer. They had been given a date of Feb 28th.
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          • #6
            In the U.S., dealers can still order 2019’s. For how long is not known. Could GM extend 2019 ordering including to Canadian dealers at some point? That is another key question we also do not yet know.
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            • #7
              Is this a Trick Poll ? What about those of us that feel the ZR1 FE will live on for a couple more years, But the others will be axed?
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              • #8
                I don't know "when, as a specific MY" C8 is going to go into production (2019 or 2020 or 2021 as "Hard year" was used in voting choices), but my Vote is for
                C7 will end, when C8 goes into production. Too costly to maintain two models. Plus, GM will do a subtle pressure to sell C8 by not offering C7. Sometime it's easier when we only have ONE choice.

                GM, must have a strong reason that it has NOT even admitted there is a ME C8 in development officially. ONCE GM admits it, then we are much closer to production. As of now, GM can drag C8 as long as they want, and no one can hold it against them and they have the time to get it ready. Smart move.
                Last edited by Z_Rocks; 03-02-2019, 09:13 PM.

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                • #9
                  I dont believe the c7 will comtinue with an update as gm releases the rear mid engine c8.

                  i wouldnt be opposed to a grand sport c7 like model with 520 hp as an option of a fme c8.

                  too difficult to market and sell two corvette variants. The two sest market is not large enough...and two models would confuse the consumer.

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                  • #10
                    I am glad that it is not me who is making the marketing decisions at GM. First, would never unveil the new car in the Winter.
                    Would skim the market with a Cadillac version of the Mid-engine car in the 150-200$K, this way the ME and the FE could co-exist for whatever period of time makes sense. This would also allow GM to gauge the objections to the DCT, the different trunk/storage availability and other idiosyncracies of the new configuration. Then, the ME Corvette would transform the Sports Car Market worldwide.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SheepDog View Post
                      It has been said that interest in the traditional front engine Corvette is waning. There are 9000 unsold cars. That as soon as the ME is marketed, the FE is history. But what if?

                      Well what IF:

                      What if the base 2019 C7 had 475 HP. How many of the 9000 would be unsold?
                      485 HP, how many unsold?
                      495 HP?
                      505?
                      515 HP?
                      525 HP
                      535 HP?

                      What if GM releases 2 base versions of C8 for 2020. Released both a 2020 FE and a 2020 ME C8? Assume that both had brand new stuff and design, and same HP? Then what?
                      What if the front engine C8 had more HP, a DTC and a manual, while the mid engine had less, a DTC only, half as much storage and cost a little more? What if the aforementioned ME cost 5% more. Cost 10% more. 20%

                      What if the front engine C8 had more 20 HP that the ME? 30 more ? 40 more? What then?



                      What if GM did he Porsche "thing: Made its established car, the traditional front engine car, the equipment, and performance superior over the new mid engine car. like the Boxster/911? ? What then

                      What if the ME were strictly a hot rod performance car and the FE were a GT cruiser.

                      What if GM immediately made public the ME's target design specs, performance specs, weight,, HP to weight ratio and price? What impact on FE sales? And release date target?

                      No way of knowing for sure about the interest in the FE under varied conditions!. It is a nice product. If allowed to compete head on with the ME it would put up a fight and probably survive. Maybe win some years. Win a rematch. Ali Frazier?

                      A lot of middle age folks might run away from home with the 20 something year old beauty-star down the block in a fit of passion. Then come back home spent and had enough, some never come back, some would have both the cake and the pie.
                      I like the part about running away with the 20 year old beauty star, but I’m sure I would have to get permission from my wife. Other than that small problem, if it’s just me and my ME , I’m ok with that
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                      • #12
                        Not sure about a future FE Corvette. GM might have that in their back pocket in cSe the ME doesn't do well.

                        But with 9,000 unsold C7s out there now, and more being built every week, I think there will be an ample supply of C7s for those who still want to buy them. So I don't see C7 production continuing after C8 production starts.
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                        • #13
                          When in less than two weeks we see the latest monthly count of unsold C7’s, we will exceed 10,000 units for February’s weather nationwide has been unfriendly.
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                          • #14
                            I believe production of the c7 will end, the bowling green plant will be converted to build c8 s and there will be one model.
                            The latest rumor of a december release of the c8 makes guessing when the c8 will arrive is anybodies guess.

                            the lackluster sales of the front engine c7 makes the idea of continueing with a derivative of it less than favorable.

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                            • #15
                              Once you go C8, you'll never go C7. LOL

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