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    2020 holds “two golf bags.”

    This is something that we have conjectured about a long time, especially with the long tail of the Corvette ME compared to some other ME’s.

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    Originally posted by GM Authority
    Don’t Fret, Mid-Engine C8 Corvette Will Reportedly Fit Golf BagsWe’re not saying the Chevrolet Corvette has an image problem, but there does seem to be a certain type of customer that flocks to the great American sports car. In this case, the mid-engine C8 Corvette will ensure customer X isn’t disappointed because it will have room for a couple of golf bags.


    That’s the word from The Detroit News, which explored the mid-engine C8 Corvette in greater detail and rounded up some of the latest news surrounding the new sports car. At the bottom of the story, we learn the car will, indeed, have room for two golf bags. Not in the rear like so many Corvette owners are used to, but in a new “frunk.” That’s a trunk in the front, for mid-engine cars.



    However, rumored hybrid models may sacrifice the love of tee time if the mid-engine Corvette does eventually include electric motors. Those would likely be mounted in the front of the car and take up storage space. However, it’s also rumored such a powertrain setup will grace the Corvette with all-wheel drive for the first time and potentially crank out up to 1,000 horsepower—from the factory. We also most recently heard the mid-engine Corvette is so powerful that it keeps twisting structural components at the rear.

    The latest rumors peg the C8 Corvette to debut in August at the National Corvette Museum, though we previously heard a summer timeframe in general, maybe as soon as May. August would give Chevrolet enough time for promotion before job one is complete this December, which is the rumored production start for the car. Launching the mid-engine Corvette in winter seems like an odd move, though.



    Analysts and rumors are all over the map when it comes to pricing. We’ve heard rumors of prices starting as high as $170,000 (which we take with a hefty grain of salt) and some with marginal price increases of a few thousand dollars over the C7 Corvette. Price strategies will most likely fall to the latter scenario with a base cost of around $60,000, we’d wager.
    Read more: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/03/...#ixzz5ipR8sxo6
    Last edited by John; 03-21-2019, 01:05 PM.
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    In the old days, a hood bulge meant an optional engine with something big on its top was installed. Maybe, with the C8, there will be a Tiger Woods signature model with a front trunk bulge to accommodate golf bags.

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    • #3
      I don't play golf although I'm sure many here do. Regardless, the storage will be nice as I hope to road trip.

      As for flexing the frame, I've heard this mentioned from several sources although John you probably know this better than most, every source takes turns citing the other. Regardless, this sounds like the C8 will end up with more weight.
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      • #4
        At the bottom of the story, we learn the car will, indeed, have room for two golf bags. Not in the rear like so many Corvette owners are used to, but in a new “frunk.” That’s a trunk in the front, for mid-engine cars.
        Not sure I believe the "fit in the frunk" part. No way is the frunk wide enough. I believe a space in the rear similar to the current convertibles.
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        • #5
          Wherever the "clubs" can go, if there's room for them, I'm fine with it. One set works for me

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          • #6
            Coming right back to what Bob Lutz has said publicly on two occaisions, that “GM has solved the mid engine cargo space issue.”

            You are right LightingBolt that the frame issue has been oft-repeated information. I hear that the frame issue was identified and easily fixed a very long time ago!
            Last edited by John; 03-21-2019, 02:24 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
              In the old days, a hood bulge meant an optional engine with something big on its top was installed. Maybe, with the C8, there will be a Tiger Woods signature model with a front trunk bulge to accommodate golf bags.
              Sure to be popular with the ladies.
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              • #8
                I am still not thinking the frunk is big enough for even one set. However, could GM Authority be wrong, and the C8 only holds one full sized set of clubs/bag?
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                • #9
                  I still say that the space for such things will be in the rear trunk. This may even be where the targa is stored, allowing for targa storage even on the e-AWD ZR1 models.
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                  • #10
                    Maybe its like a bike rack holder off the rear bumper?

                    I dont play golf so either way I could care less but for those that do...

                    good to hear gm is thinking of golfers

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                    • #11
                      Not sure electric motors have to take up all the frunk space, either. In wheelotors are in development.
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                      • #12
                        True, though the batteries for those electric motors must be somewhere (unless, which I am doubting, they do not need extra batteries). Still IMO three years off from seeing ZORA C8 revealed.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sigmon View Post
                          I still say that the space for such things will be in the rear trunk. This may even be where the targa is stored, allowing for targa storage even on the e-AWD ZR1 models.
                          Sigmon, I am with you in your thinking.

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