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  • Real curb weight - 3,366 or about 3,550 pounds?

    There seems to be inconsistent reporting of with curb weight of the C8. Automobile magazine and most posts on this forum cite a curb weight of 3.366 pounds (https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...nsions-torque/). But GM's press release lists a DRY weight of 3,366 pounds (https://media.chevrolet.com/media/us...-corvette.html). But if we figure (roughly) 120 pounds of gas, 25 pounds of coolant, 15 pounds of engine oil, 10 pounds of transmission fluid, and maybe another 10 pounds of hydraulic fluid, we get a curb weight closer to 3,550 pounds.

    Which does this group think is right? Unfortunately, I'm inclined to think the dry weight in the press release is accurate, which means the C8 is going to be about 250 pounds heavier than my C7.

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    Can u tell me how I could post on NEW TOPICS like u just did ...THX

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      Originally posted by Mr Happy View Post
      Can u tell me how I could post on NEW TOPICS like u just did ...THX
      I just clicked the New Topic button in the upper left portion of the sub-forum.

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        I do but it just brings me to New Topics and place to post a new topic...

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        • #5
          I'm in the ball park on my guessing (wet weight)
          frankb

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            Originally posted by Mr Happy View Post
            I do but it just brings me to New Topics and place to post a new topic...
            I'm confused. That's what a new topic is. What is it you're trying to do?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr Happy View Post
              I do but it just brings me to New Topics and place to post a new topic...
              Perhaps this post answers your question (and allows the thread to get back on topic)?: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...start-a-thread

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              • #8
                Steve, I'll attempt to answer your question and believe that the "dry" weight is without the fluids. Not even sure why they are giving a dry weight instead of the actual weight as driveable.

                Unless they mean not wet from the rain!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fireeagle View Post
                  Steve, I'll attempt to answer your question and believe that the "dry" weight is without the fluids. Not even sure why they are giving a dry weight instead of the actual weight as driveable.

                  Unless they mean not wet from the rain!!!
                  Yeah, unfortunately, that's exactly my read.

                  Ever the optimist, I'm trying to figure out whether there's some credible reason we keep seeing 3,366 pounds mentioned as the curb weight (which is always taken to be full of gas and other fluids).

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                  • #10
                    My take is it is a bit of a slider they were hoping to throw past everyone. They probably knew 3,500+ pound curb weight would generate a bunch of complaining. Nothing else makes sense why they always published curb weight and now all of a sudden dry weight.

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                    • #11
                      Let’s look backwards as to how this all happened, and it had nothing to do with Corvette. Ferrari and other exotics starting weighing their cars without a drop of fluid. Hence why their advertised weights were significantly less than Corvettes. Not saying that McLaren’s are not legitimate lightweights — for they are, but that it was not Corvette who started this.
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                      • #12
                        The coincidence just smells a little funny. Euros have always listed dry and they listed dry last year and the year before that. Chevrolet just happened to change how they list weight with this car? It's not slowing me down from buying one, but........do you smell that?

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                        • #13
                          So in that thread where we guessed the weight to win something, you're going by wet weights since they're the actual curb weight, right? :P

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Phil1098 View Post
                            It's not slowing me down from buying one . . .
                            Ditto, but it disappoints me to see the Corvette gain about 250 pounds from C7 to C8. Both the weight and the horsepower will increase by about 8%.

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                            • #15
                              That is not accurate. The figure I saw, apples to apples, but sorry I can not remember which major auto media stated it, was about 50 pounds increase — and more than compensated by the extra 35 HP. It could not be 250 and still change from 0-60 from 3.7 to less than 3.0.

                              As to the contest, we were going with announced weight and Milliwatt Rob at 3,362 was just four pounds off — and our MECF winner.
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