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  • Popular Mechanics article

    I don't know if this article has been mentioned before, but I get PM and was thumbing thru it last nite and saw this article. It is a different take on the C8's development. I enjoyed the short read:

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/car...2020-corvette/

  • #2
    Fascinating C8 development article. Thanks for finding/sharing.
    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 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      Really interesting piece...thanks for posting1
      '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
      '77 Black L82 / 4SPD
      '78 Silver Anniversary L82 / 4SPD
      '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
      '14 Black Z51 Coupe
      '15 Shark Grey Z51 Coupe

      '20... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels- 10/1/20😀 GAME CHANGER

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      • #4
        Thanks for sharing, excellent write up on the inside engineering aspect!

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        • #5
          Thanks, great read. Blackjack, instant win! Well played GM.

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          • #6
            I wonder how many gearheads have in the back of their head to get a pick up truck or El Camino and do a mid Engine mount?? And will we be seeing this configuration in the future in The Nascar Truck series?? Maybe not since it is not stock. Thank You for the article.

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            • #7
              Great article! I reposted it to our club site. I like the insight into the "how" of the process. I only wish it had been a lot longer!
              Current: 2019 Coupe, Z06, 3LZ, Elkhart Lake Blue, Jet Black.
              Former: 2015 Coupe, LT1, Z51 3LT, Laguna Blue, Jet Black.

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              • #8
                How long before we hear from the Mopar guys that they were ahead of the curve on this? LOL...

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                Current: 2019 Coupe, Z06, 3LZ, Elkhart Lake Blue, Jet Black.
                Former: 2015 Coupe, LT1, Z51 3LT, Laguna Blue, Jet Black.

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                • #9
                  Great read and the link to 20 things you didn’t know about the C8 was also good.
                  2 undeniable good points in that 20 things article imo

                  For your friends lamenting the fact the front engine Corvette is no more.......

                  12. They originally planned to keep building the front-engine Vette, too. But then they realized that this one is so much better that nobody would buy anything else. So the mid-engine Vette turned into the Corvette, period.

                  And for those who decried the passing of the Manuel transmission:

                  20. Pull the paddle and it'll shift. The paddles are wired directly to the transmission (a la McLaren Senna), for maximum responsiveness. There's no digital second-guessing. Ask for a downshift while applying full throttle and you're going to get it. Then it's up to physics and the chassis controls to sort out what happens next.😱

                  Great stuff thanks for sharing.
                  2020 Stingray Triple Blue Coupe “Cindyblue”
                  6000: status : R8C on August 5,2020 @10:00 🥳🍾
                  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
                  2014 Stingray Laguna Blue : SOLD

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                  • #10
                    Great article - they did it just the way Tadge told me they would in 2014. The most interesting thing to me is making the design engineers build the first "integrated article". What Tadge told me is they did the same thing for the C7 and they had the manufacturing engineers sit back and watch. When it was all put together, the manufacturing engineers got to critique the whole car and direct DFMA changes to make the car easier to build on the production line.

                    The significant insight to me is no "throw it over the wall" **** where the design team builds the first one and then the production team re-engineers the whole thing to build it in numbers, potentially screwing it up in the process. That is how 99% of everything else is done. Corvette is unique, because its team is unique. I don't think many people realize how truly special these guys are.

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                    • #11
                      This article is in the Sep issue of Popular Mechanics. The article is word for word what is linked here but unfortunately the photo of the test mule did not make publication.
                      Last edited by theamcguy; 08-18-2019, 10:10 AM.
                      Bill Strobel
                      Fayetteville, NC
                      1979 Corvette Original Owner

                      "Do It Right or Don't Do It At All"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by German View Post
                        How long before we hear from the Mopar guys that they were ahead of the curve on this? LOL...

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                        WOW, does that bring back memories...Minnesota Dragways in the 60's. Along with the 'Green Monster' jet dragster.
                        '64 Silver Grey Coupe (custom paint)- still our favorite
                        '77 Black L82 / 4SPD
                        '78 Silver Anniversary L82 / 4SPD
                        '13 White/Blue Diamond 427 60th roadster - favorite late model
                        '14 Black Z51 Coupe
                        '15 Shark Grey Z51 Coupe

                        '20... Zeus Bronze Coupe, 2LT, GT2 seats, Natural two tone, Body color accents, Pewter wheels- 10/1/20😀 GAME CHANGER

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                        • #13
                          "We're doing something here that Porsche couldn't do, unless it inverted its lineup," Juechter says. "It's 911 performance along with the best attributes of the Boxster and Cayman. And some Lexus refinement thrown in, which might surprise people."
                          I'm intrigued by the Lexus comparison. I wonder if TJ refers to the previously mentioned improved ride, or something else like attenuated road noise?

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                          • #14
                            Two C8 mule drivers have reported that it is significantly quieter than the C7. I believe we also heard that from the press person who went on a drive with Tadge.
                            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 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                            • #15
                              Very cool read. Thanks for sharing.

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