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Ferrari Fans react to the C8

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  • Ferrari Fans react to the C8

    Comments from the F-Chat forum:

    https://www.motor1.com/features/3623...ette-2020/amp/
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    Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
    Ferraris are great cars. Corvettes are great cars. I can only afford the Vette so it will be my 4RE4NOW.

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    • #3
      Some great comments there.

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      • #4
        Great research, thank you
        Torch red 1LT, no options. Built June 4, received July 2

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        • #5
          The full thread can be found here. It starts a bit before the reveal happened, with impressions based on the spy shots I assume.

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          • #6
            Cost per mile as a daily driver for a corvette literally cost me 22 cents a mile in depreciation and 8 cents a mile in repairs and maintance costs

            gasoline not included because who cares?

            so not including gas my running cost per mile between depreciation and maintance and repaors over 134k miles 12 years is unbelievably reasonable at 30 cents a mile.

            one more exciting attribute is insuramce costs since new only costs in the tristate new York area $800 @ year. 100/300k full coverage and then add a million dollar umbrella for another 240 dollars a year covering all cars and home liability. You can of course raise the coverage higher should you feel it necessary. This is chump change inthe scheme of things and is a variable dependent on age and driving record etc. so I left it out of the comparision.

            ferrari cost per mile can be as high as 100 dollars per mile.

            for a vehicle that can perform at or near ferrari levels of performance this discussion for a daily driver capable vehicle shows its merits.

            not to displace the boutique and beautiful Ferrari but rather in addition to makes a lot of sense to consider.
            JB
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            Last edited by JB; 07-31-2019, 09:06 PM.

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            • #7
              I suspect a lot of Ferrari buyers don't really care about operating costs, for two reasons: One, they don't put very many miles on them, and two, if money was a serious issue, they wouldn't be buying Ferraris.

              But for the average car buyer, like most of us, the Corvette indeed will be much cheaper to buy and to own.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                I suspect a lot of Ferrari buyers don't really care about operating costs, for two reasons: One, they don't put very many miles on them, and two, if money was a serious issue, they wouldn't be buying Ferraris.

                But for the average car buyer, like most of us, the Corvette indeed will be much cheaper to buy and to own.
                I happen to agree with you yet when you campare driving costs it does make a case for the logic to add a c8 corvette to utilize for what amunts to a basically free vehicle in comparision.

                especially for a sub 3 second to 60 mph as well as many other attributes.

                for yet another bragging point a ferrari owmer can own a c8 corvette for practically and literally for pennies as opposed to 100 dollars per mile.

                plus you get to have all the fun the driving experiences without a care in the world for the time they own a corvette

                and that is a valuable asset in this high pressure fast paced world we all live in..

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                • #9
                  When I rented a 458 for a day, it was like nothing I have ever experienced. It was literally like having your own private parade. The sound, the feel, the performance was truly special and I would LOVE to own one, but I won't, just can't justify it. This C8 is absolutely perfect for me, it's American and everyone that sees it will not be taking the attitude of who does this guy think he is or anything like that. It is special though, I still feel like this is a dream that is happening for me. I can have one of the coolest cars ever made without having to screw up my retirement plan, I don't have to buy it used and hope the original owner was good to it, I can order it the way I want it and be proud that it's American made and I didn't have to buy foreign to get something that I look forward to driving every time I go to the garage with a fob in my hand.

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                  • #10
                    We will be more than happy driving around in our beautiful and fantastic C8. If some exotic owners choose to buy a C8 for a daily grocery getter, good and smart of them.
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                    • #11
                      I think what I like/respect about American cars is that they are genuine, honest. My Mustang (first and only Ford I've ever owned BTW) is honest, it isn't trying to be something it's not and that goes fully for Corvette too. This car was over 60 years in the making, Zora saw this configuration that long ago, but we certainly got all that could be had by the FE design. This car was never designed to be just as good as a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, or Mclaren, it was designed to be the new Corvette. It doesn't copy any of them, this was a clean American sheet. Of course there has to be some similarity in appearance, it's the configuration of where things are located. Above all, its honest.

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                      • #12
                        I like picking on exotics....in Mexico and on track days.

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