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Five features that make the C8 better than those other supercars

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  • Five features that make the C8 better than those other supercars

    Torque News:

    https://www.torquenews.com/8047/5-fe...ther-supercars

    1. The pricing
    2. Cost of Maintenance
    3. Front end lift
    4. The DCT (but honestly, all those "other supercars" have DCTs, too)
    5. Trunk space

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    Im always a fan of how corvettes rarely if ever leave you stranded...

    it really makes the ownership experience so enjoyable...

    yes things dont always work out perfectly but stock for stock...ive personally found the durability of GMs 300k mile dirability testing pretty much makes any service more of a drive over to the dealer and get something repaired than say javing a foreign car tjat needs to get towed in...

    believe it or not for the forst 40 years of my of my life I was a foreign car enthusiast...mainly italian alfas spiders and a turbocharged lancia scorpion.

    dreams of dohc s and turbochargers, ansa exhausts, koni shocks and bwa wheels...with five speed transmissions....

    now im a huge fan of american made ohv v8 s and corvettes...

    I almost went for a jaguar f type with its 500 hp supercharged v8 a few years ago and considered a rear engined porsche many times...

    i know its not every example so please excuse my nationalistic pride for the moment...

    corvettes are such high performing vehicles that in my past 250k miles of use...

    just never let me down...they just start up and go...never leaving me stranded...

    i love that personal aspect that I've gotten to enjoy...

    i can use tje corvette everyday, sun, rain, snow and the cars just perform every task i ask of it.

    autocross, drag race, road course work amd the car never breaths hard.

    drove into manhattan and the car doesnt give me a moments concern...

    even the body made out of composite materials buffs out quite nicely...

    parts are plentiful amd relatively inexpensive as well.

    full replacement cost of the new vehicles are not a big concern either if the car gets stolen..

    thats a nice freedom many with super expensive exotics tend to not have...

    corvettes for the most part cost what most family cuvs cost ...give or take a few dollars depending on options...

    yet corvettes especially this new c8 perform and look like many exotics that cost over 200 grand brand new.

    jmo




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    • #3
      Originally posted by JB View Post
      Im always a fan of how corvettes rarely if ever leave you stranded...

      it really makes the ownership experience so enjoyable...

      yes things dont always work out perfectly but stock for stock...ive personally found the durability of GMs 300k mile dirability testing pretty much makes any service more of a drive over to the dealer and get something repaired than say javing a foreign car tjat needs to get towed in...

      believe it or not for the forst 40 years of my of my life I was a foreign car enthusiast...mainly italian alfas spiders and a turbocharged lancia scorpion.

      dreams of dohc s and turbochargers, ansa exhausts, koni shocks and bwa wheels...with five speed transmissions....

      now im a huge fan of american made ohv v8 s and corvettes...

      I almost went for a jaguar f type with its 500 hp supercharged v8 a few years ago and considered a rear engined porsche many times...

      i know its not every example so please excuse my nationalistic pride for the moment...

      corvettes are such high performing vehicles that in my past 250k miles of use...

      just never let me down...they just start up and go...never leaving me stranded...

      i love that personal aspect that I've gotten to enjoy...

      i can use tje corvette everyday, sun, rain, snow and the cars just perform every task i ask of it.

      autocross, drag race, road course work amd the car never breaths hard.

      drove into manhattan and the car doesnt give me a moments concern...

      even the body made out of composite materials buffs out quite nicely...

      parts are plentiful amd relatively inexpensive as well.

      full replacement cost of the new vehicles are not a big concern either if the car gets stolen..

      thats a nice freedom many with super expensive exotics tend to not have...

      corvettes for the most part cost what most family cuvs cost ...give or take a few dollars depending on options...

      yet corvettes especially this new c8 perform and look like many exotics that cost over 200 grand brand new.

      jmo



      Umm............. Well.............. 2015 Z51: Blown Diff Clutch, Airbag warning, TP Monitor intermittent, Burnt out cabin fan, Oil overheat on the track, Stuck emer. brake.
      C7 Track Dedicated Z51
      Rollbar, tow hook, Z06 grill, short throw shifter, upgraded rotors/pads/wheels/tires, dashcam.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by VetteStromWing View Post

        Umm............. Well.............. 2015 Z51: Blown Diff Clutch, Airbag warning, TP Monitor intermittent, Burnt out cabin fan, Oil overheat on the track, Stuck emer. brake.



        Sucks to be you...(kidding)

        I said durability not perfection....durability means i can drive from where ever I am and have my GM tech relatively quickly and inexpensively fix whatever issue pops up...

        key point of durability for me is I can drive the car to the shop for the repair.....the car gets me where I need to go when I need to get there, thats an american car tradition that most European (exotic) cars can often lack. American cars are tough and deliver the service even when they might need a service, i like that. I need that...i want that. AMerican cars like the corvette serve the owner...not the other way around and for some of us thats a necessary component. That just my opinion and experience...yours may differ.


        although I will say having a warranty even with track use is pretty slick...put a mclaren on the track just once and you can wave that warranty good bye...

        GM engineering and 300k validation process is in my opinion world class

        (is it perfection? Absolutely not.....but Imo its the best validation process in the industry....)
        Last edited by JB; 08-15-2019, 05:41 AM.

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        • #5
          1. With the savings, you could buy yourself a second home in the country. ]

          2. Alternatively, pay for around 20 or more top shelf road trip vacations

          3. With reasonable care, have a car with a useful life of 300K miles or more

          4. A network of competent maintenance dealers throughout the country.

          5. A wide network of aftermarket accessory vendors.

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          • #6
            Agree on all points. Only other car I would consider is a Huracan and the nearest dealer would be 100's of miles away, not to mention cost, etc.

            That goofy U tube guy posted a video about his Huracan having an exploding brake problem that cost him over 10K to fix, without body damage.

            I am super pumped about this car.
            Last edited by 68roadster; 08-15-2019, 11:24 AM.
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            • #7
              Is the front lift something that’s necessary if you don’t have any ground effects and a base C8?
              I’ve never had any clearance issue with my base C7.
              I’m trying to figure our what category of wants or needs this E60 option fits into
              thanks for any insights and opinions.
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              • #8
                If you have not had any issues with your C7, I say, “no,” it is probably not needed for you. This C8 has the same 5.3” ground clearance as the C7.. However, we have yet to confirm it is it has the same 9 degree approach angle as does the C7.
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                • #9
                  That’s why I’m considering it. It’s got a very pointy nose and in the grand scheme of things another 1500 isn’t going to be a deal breaker but money is money
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                  2020 C8 Stingray; 3LT ; GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue ; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51;FE4 Mag Ride; C2Q dual roof ; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; RCC; J6E yellow Calipers; VQK Splash Guards; EYK Chrome Exterior Badge package; R8C
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JB View Post




                    Sucks to be you...(kidding)

                    I said durability not perfection....durability means i can drive from where ever I am and have my GM tech relatively quickly and inexpensively fix whatever issue pops up...

                    key point of durability for me is I can drive the car to the shop for the repair.....the car gets me where I need to go when I need to get there, thats an american car tradition that most European (exotic) cars can often lack. American cars are tough and deliver the service even when they might need a service, i like that. I need that...i want that. AMerican cars like the corvette serve the owner...not the other way around and for some of us thats a necessary component. That just my opinion and experience...yours may differ.


                    although I will say having a warranty even with track use is pretty slick...put a mclaren on the track just once and you can wave that warranty good bye...

                    GM engineering and 300k validation process is in my opinion world class

                    (is it perfection? Absolutely not.....but Imo its the best validation process in the industry....)
                    Yes, warranty with track use is great. But what happened to me with the blown diff clutch was that the dealer refused to warranty it 'cause "it was on the track". I showed him the section in the manual that shows how to prepare your car for track use. Told him that Z51 = the track package, but to no avail. Paid $5500 up front, emailed 3 GM VPs, and long story 4 month's of headaches later, he was finally told to pay me back. Dealer dependent maybe, but that was my experience. I still love my C7 Z51, but hopefully this issue will have gotten straightened out with the C8, as 90% + of my miles are on the track. (Holding out for a Z06 btw.)
                    Ya, sure sucks to be me sometimes. LOL!
                    C7 Track Dedicated Z51
                    Rollbar, tow hook, Z06 grill, short throw shifter, upgraded rotors/pads/wheels/tires, dashcam.
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