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Whats the one aspect of corvette going rear mid engine that intrigues you the most..?

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  • Whats the one aspect of corvette going rear mid engine that intrigues you the most..?

    For many it will be the exotic car look.

    while others it will be the imoroved braking with its rear weight bias.

    For some it will be tha ability to get the power down slightly better coming out of corners on a track but also the road...to a degree..(again die to the rear weight bias and weight transfer)

    maybe its the improved paint quality compared to pre 2018 models?

    the supposedly even more greatly improved interior...

    could ge the final addition to have a DCT gearbox?

    will it be the pricing compared to ferraris, lamborghinis, mclarens and even oorsches?

    believe it or not i think its going to be the immediacy of the tight turn in amd view down the hood.

    im a huge fan of great close sightlines out the front windshield

    it makes me a better auto x driver...and offers a more formula one tyoe driving perspective even on the street...

    all the attributes ive mentioned aboive are additional reasons of why i crave a c8but that perspective shift from the already impressive corvettes such as the c7 performance attributes...

    i really believe that driver perspective and view of the road will be the most often reason previous generation corvette owners go for the addition of a c8 in their personal sports car lineup...




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    2 things: Potential performance improvements and the DCT.

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    • #3
      Can they do it right or does Chevy simply not have the experience with this configuration to really make a package that is on par with Porsche (out of the gate). As such, should one allocate dollars to the C8 mid-engine or a used 997.2 or 991.1 GT3 (for example). Let’s not forget that the current C7 represents the culmination of 66 years of lessons learned and constant tweaking. Will folks fork over six figures for an unproven platform? This perception is out there...and GM knows it...so they won’t go crazy with the pricing like many are insinuating...

      I am in the camp that believes that all corvettes will be rear mid-engine going forward. CAFE standards, if nothing else, I believe will drive this. I don’t believe GM can justify two different platforms for corvette with the bean counters “powers that be” within GM. Who knows? Just my wild guess.

      C8 base $65k
      C8 ZO6 equivalent starting at $83k
      C8 Top Dog Starting at $110k

      ...in other words, more of the same pricing we have seen from one generation to the next.
      Last edited by PaulChristian; 08-22-2018, 01:55 PM.

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      • #4
        Putting power to the ground better than the FE.

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        • #5
          Hopefully Value - American Bang for the Buck !
          Rocket City Florida

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
            For many it will be the exotic car look.

            while others it will be the imoroved braking with its rear weight bias.

            For some it will be tha ability to get the power down slightly better coming out of corners on a track but also the road...to a degree..(again die to the rear weight bias and weight transfer)

            maybe its the improved paint quality compared to pre 2018 models?

            the supposedly even more greatly improved interior...

            could ge the final addition to have a DCT gearbox?

            will it be the pricing compared to ferraris, lamborghinis, mclarens and even oorsches?

            believe it or not i think its going to be the immediacy of the tight turn in amd view down the hood.
            All of the above.
            My C8:
            '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020; Delivery July 1, 2020

            Current Vettes:
            '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
            '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
            '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PaulChristian View Post
              C8 base $65k
              C8 ZO6 equivalent starting at $83k
              C8 Top Dog Starting at $110k

              ...in other words, more of the same pricing we have seen from one generation to the next.
              We are all hoping you are correct (and I think you are!).
              My C8:
              '20 Elkhart Lake Blue 2LT Coupe, Natural Interior, GT2 Two-Tone Seats, Performance Exhaust, Front Lift, Carbon Flash Wheels, Engine Appearance Package 2000 Status December 27, 2019; 3000 Status January 2, 2020; 3400 Status March 10, 2020;TPW March 16, 2020; Built June 4th, 2020; Delivery July 1, 2020

              Current Vettes:
              '68 Lemans Blue 327/350 Convertible
              '91 Turquoise Convertible with Hardtop
              '14 Lime Rock Green 2LT Convertible, Black Top, Kalahari, 7-Speed, Performance Exhaust

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              • #8
                TRACTION will be greatly improved

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                • #9
                  I posted this elsewhere, but could be worth re-posting. Those of us around many decades, will remember in the 1950’s that WWII derived Dodge Power Wagon, Jeeps, and a few rare, 4X4 GM and Ford pickups traveled in 12” inch of snow with impugnity. One other, non-4WD vehicle did also, even up pretty steep hills, and that was a 32 HP VW Beetle with snow tires. Why the later, becuase its’ motor was right over its rear wheels.

                  As likefast&redcars posted, it is all about, traction, traction, traction, TRACTION!
                  GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                  • #10
                    I am most intrigued by the design of the vehicle. FVS's work has shown that this upcoming car will look like a true exotic performance car. If the price is as low as our sources claim, we'll certainly see just as many mid-engine Corvettes as we see C7's, possibly more. It'll be the supercar that a large amount of Americans get to see in their community everyday, and that's going to make a lot of little kids' days. Heck, it'll always make my day

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                    • #11
                      Short front hood, the forward visibility of an ME verses a FE is so different. I love having the engine behind me, the sound the balance IMO more rewarding driving experience.

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                      • #12
                        Fasttoys nailed it! Visibility! Not only for the driver friendly 180 degree view of the road but what others are going to see coming down the road. No amount of explanation will suffice to those who have never driven/had a mid engine sport car. Cool.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
                          For many it will be the exotic car look.

                          while others it will be the imoroved braking with its rear weight bias.

                          For some it will be tha ability to get the power down slightly better coming out of corners on a track but also the road...to a degree..(again die to the rear weight bias and weight transfer)

                          maybe its the improved paint quality compared to pre 2018 models?

                          the supposedly even more greatly improved interior...

                          could ge the final addition to have a DCT gearbox?

                          will it be the pricing compared to ferraris, lamborghinis, mclarens and even oorsches?

                          believe it or not i think its going to be the immediacy of the tight turn in amd view down the hood.

                          im a huge fan of great close sightlines out the front windshield

                          it makes me a better auto x driver...and offers a more formula one tyoe driving perspective even on the street...

                          all the attributes ive mentioned aboive are additional reasons of why i crave a c8but that perspective shift from the already impressive corvettes such as the c7 performance attributes...

                          i really believe that driver perspective and view of the road will be the most often reason previous generation corvette owners go for the addition of a c8 in their personal sports car lineup...


                          Yes all of the above, plus its cool. It will be the 8 th midengined car I have owned
                          3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                          • #14
                            Thank you Racer86! For those of us who have never driven, let alone owned a mid engined car, glad we have smart folks like you and others to help us newbies learn in advance about the transition from an FE to a ME. While I do not think it is going to be hard to make (I have 2,000,000 miles since my last chargeable accident when I was 17 years old), it is sure going to be different.

                            My plan, and I am interested in what ME experienced drivers think about it, is to drive my ME for a couple of months just primarily doing daily driving, to the point that each lever/dial/switch/function’s use is instinctive, then start having progressive fun on my 38 miles, very isolated, curvy country corners road, slowly building up confidence and speed. Becoming instinctive with turn in is going to be the primary difference — at least what I am now thinking.

                            Then, I will be heading to Spring Mountain Motorsports Park (SMMP) for formal track time. While we do not of course have GM confirmation that, just like they did with all new C7 buyers getting a price reduction from $2,500+ to $1,000 for two days of “SMMP Corvette Owners” track school,” that this program will continue (hell GM doesn’t even acknowledge we are going to have a ME engine Corvette ever), but I believe at the 99% confidence level, it will again be offered.

                            Any thoughts from you ME experienced drivers please?
                            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 22 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              I certainly hope you are 100% on the SMMP. I blew it big time not taking advantage of this great opportunity with the purchase of my C7. Everyone I have spoken to that did attend, had nothing but extremely high praise for the instruction, facility, and overall experience. If the GM price reduction is again offered with the C8, I’m all in!

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