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Could GM Misdirected Us

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    Been looking at the C8R photos and the the renderings posted. Could GM have misdirected us or did we assume one thing when it might be something else. When looking at the C8R, I noticed that the support structures on each side of the center grill are upside down as compared to the renderings. Is it possible that the front facia photo that was leaked is actually hanging upside down on the stand and we are actually looking at the bottom of the facia. Thoughts?


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    astute observation!

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      Here’s why I do not think GM misdirected us. But first, the above it is a very intriguing idea. I gave it a lot of thought, but for the following reasons do not think it is correct.

      Initially, on the leftmost picture, what we are looking at is a C8.R, and it could easily have a different grill that what we will see on the customer-purchasable C8’s.

      And then, for the following reasons, I think the fascia as oriented below is the correct orientation.

      1) GM did not know that picture was taken, until it surfaced after it left the Plant. It was taken by a temporary construction worked, illegally, during last fall’s 13 week shut down.
      2) Here is the original of that picture:

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      3) Please notice the top of the above picture (the picture above) is in the right orientation for several reasons. Notice the center crease and the way the surface then spreads sideways on each side of the centerline, then has an upward ridge. Nate, the salesperson who improperly reported out from last April’s dealer meeting in Vegas, said it looked like a ZR1 hood — which has some similar lines to the above.
      4) In every single Corvette in the last few generations after the C4, the fascia, at its top actually contains an upper section which goes backward — where it later joins up with the front of the hood (at that side-to-side seam).
      5) The top of the fascia in the picture melds very nicely with the hood (as we have limitedly seen it).
      6) The bottom edge of the above picture would match up beautifully with a splitter, has that same curvature as we saw on the C6, and the C7.
      7) Lastly, as in the immediately below picture of the rear fascia, please not the window placement, and windows are almost always on the upward part of a room.

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      For those reasons, I personally do not think GM was deliberately toying with us, and believe that as shown in the above picture, is properly orientated.
      Last edited by John; 08-30-2018, 12:13 AM.
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      • #4
        You guys are amazing in your attention and description of details out so far...

        i hapoen to agree what we have seen so far is accurate as originally shown..

        i wouldnt be surprised if gm leaked it on purpose...to build the excitmemt..

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        • #5
          It’s weird how close the upside down bumper is to the C8.R. Elegant made some great points in his above comment, and It all makes sense. This makes me question the C8.R bumper...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JBsC6 View Post
            i wouldn't be surprised if gm leaked it on purpose...to build the excitmemt..
            While that is an intersting thought, I can 100% confirm that not only was it not GM initiated nor connected, but let’s just say that GM was beyond being ****ed off that it occurred at all. They internally refer to that incident as “stolen intellectual property.” And more vivid terms than that.

            Now as to the initial, last October, McDonald’s visit of the ME’s during the lunch hour, that one still could have been “totally planned.” No intel on that....
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            • #7
              John is correct, theirs not enough surface area if you flip it over to secure the top to the bumper frame. Race cars will have a more aggressive front fascia to draw in air like the ZR1 compared to a C7. This is another supporting reason why the ME we are looking at is the base/Z51 and not the ZORA Z06 Halo car.

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              • #8
                I agree the grill opening does look similar to the delta shaped dividers upside down... but there would be no reason for the surface bevels on the lower surface if flipped and as above, no area to secure a bottom splitter. Also the "opening" between the two deltas is very narrow.

                I believe the grill on the C8R is a custom piece for the race cars as Fasttoys suggests.

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                • #9
                  John is correct. And here's one more point to consider. Kai Spande has on numerous occasions when talking about the new paint shop disclosed that all panels are now painted in the same visual perspective as they are when bolted on the car. Since we know the photo was not a planned leak, the parts in the photo were most likely painted in the same orientation that they would be seen on the car.

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