Adnimation ATF

Collapse

MECF_728x90_top

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

Corvette Today Podcast: TONS OF NEWS THIS WEEK

We've been doing Corvette news & headlines podcasts on CORVETTE TODAY since September 2020. I don't remember ever doing a news & headlines podcast with this much critical information packed into one podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/show/...ppfrkBCyZstwdl. This is a "must listen" to podcast. Here are a few of the topics covered in this episode....

1. Chevrolet confirms the introduction this Fall of the 2023 C8 Z06 with a new video release-and it sounds like a Ferrari
2. Corvette dominates sales in Q2 2021
3. Chevy dealerships have received their first 2022 C8 allocations
4. Callaway looks ahead to 2022 and the Callaway C8 Corvette
5. Right-hand drive C8 is revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK
6. New GT-3 spec C8.R expected in 2024
7. California will start failing cars with tuned ECU’s during smog checks
8. The National Corvette Museum delivers their 14,000th Corvette
9. A couple exchanges wedding vows before taking delivery of their C8 at the NCM
10. "Life in the Fast Lane" by The Eagles is a story of cocaine and a fast Corvette
11. Sigala Designs shows off a completed widebody kit for the C8
See more
See less

Carscoops Oct-13 render

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Carscoops Oct-13 render

    Checkout the new render from carscoops. Looks great!!!



    Thanks carden; great find! Complete article and large sized pictures in post # 3 below. (John)

    Last edited by John; 03-31-2019, 06:19 PM.

  • #2
    Where. Do. I. Sign.....

    Awesome!

    Comment


    • #3
      Once again, thanks to carden’s finding to this.

      Click image for larger version

Name:	E1A69E70-F8A8-46DA-A811-5FCD4956ECB8.jpeg
Views:	6
Size:	975.1 KB
ID:	12542

      Originally posted by CarScoops
      2020 Corvette C8: This Is What It’ll Look Like, And What Else To Expect BY JOSH BYRNES | POSTED ONOCTOBER 13, 2018
      There’s just something about Chevrolet’s Corvette that gets the attention of enthusiasts from around the world. Could it be the American charm, savage attitude or stand-out styling? Sure, it hasn’t always been the most civilized of beasts compared to European rivals, but that’s all part of the allure, its antidote to the likes of Porsche and Ferrari.

      However, big changes are coming, as the upcoming C8 version of one of the world’s longest running nameplates breaks from tradition to switch to a mid-engine layout for better balance and handling prowess.

      Does all that mean it will still look like a Corvette or something entirely diffirent? Let’s take an illustrated preview to find out.



      Supercar Styling

      Spy-shots of the next Corvette reveal a classic mid-engine profile. Fortunately for us, the camouflage is thin enough to envisage a fairly accurate illustration.

      Frontal appearance is highlighted by conventional-shaped headlights (not too dissimilar to the ones used in the C6 Corvette), large corner intakes and a blacked-out middle section in place of a normal grille. Viewing from the side reveals large air intakes behind the doors, rakish windscreen and deeply sculptured bodywork. Oh, and a removable roof section is apparent too.



      Out back, the C8 has a uniquely curved rear spoiler, quad tailpipes (now located at the corners of the car as opposed to the current car that has them in the center) and a sleek see-through engine cover with vertical vents flanking the rear glass.

      Brutish Performance

      Borrowed from the C7 Stingray, the entry-level model will be equipped with an LT1 6.2-litre V8, pumping out around 500 hp. A 5.5-litre flat-plane crank V8 will appear at a later date in normally aspirated (with a rumored max rev speed of up to 9,000 rpm) and twin turbo formats. The former should be good for nearly 600 horses while the latter could produce up to 800 horsepower.

      If that all sounds too timid, then a rumored hybrid powertrain could be just the ticket. Tipped to arrive in range-topping ZR1 guise, it could combine the twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 with a front-mounted electric motor. An all-wheel drive 1000hp monster? We can only hope.



      As for transmissions, we anticipate an eight-speed, dual-clutch auto to be equipped as standard, which will improve shift times and overall acceleration. It’s not certain that a manual will be offered, but General Motors have submitted a patent for a clever clutch-by-wire system, which could be C8-bound at a later date.

      Body & Materials

      Unlike Ford’s carbon-fibre monocoque GT, the next Corvette is likely to use an aluminum space frame. Fortunately, there will be strategic use of magnesium and carbon-fiber throughout to reduce the evil of all vehicles – that being weight.

      Also expect lightweight composite panel technology from the current C7 to carryover, and a new active aero system to aid stability and handling at speed.


      Supercar Rivals

      By going mid-engine and twin-turbo hybrid, the next-generation Corvette has suddenly catapulted itself into a whole new arena of performance.

      It will find itself competing against some seriously formidable competitors, from Detroit’s cross-town rival – Ford’s GT to the likes of Audi’s R8, Porsche 911, BMW i8, McLaren 570s, Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, Ferrari 488, Jaguar F-Type SVR and Mercedes-AMG GT.

      Launch Timing

      Expect the C8 Corvette to possibly debut early as the 2019 Detroit Motor Show, with production starting later next year as an MY2020 offering. It’s been rumored that the current, C7 will continue to be offered alongside the C8 for an unspecified time.

      What do you think of Chevrolet’s mid-engine aspirations for the Corvette? Share your thoughts in the comments below.








      https://www.carscoops.com/2018/10/20...e-else-expect/
      Last edited by John; 10-13-2018, 06:46 PM.
      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.

      Comment


      • #4
        Lots of similarities between the CarScoops (top) and the earlier ACS Composite (bottom) rendering.

        Click image for larger version  Name:	EB143A16-A4A3-4420-AE03-C876A9D31EB0.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	1.05 MB ID:	12545
        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.

        Comment


        • #5
          I like ... but I think the A pillar needs to be body color ... I like the black "door handles" ...

          Comment


          • #6
            I hope you are correct 07MontyRed — especially on the A pillars. My expectation is that you will be.
            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.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by 07MontyRed View Post
              I like ... but I think the A pillar needs to be body color ... I like the black "door handles" ...
              I'm the opposite I like that they blend in more with the windows. We all have our different viewpoints.
              Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

              Comment


              • #8
                If the 'A' pillar color is such a big deal, I submit that you need to go to your local 'wrap shop' and have the pillar wrapped it the color of your choice. The alternate is to have 'em wrap the pillar and paint the wrap to match the color of your choice. Cost here is about $100.
                2020 HTC Torch Red with lots of goodies. Built in September. Museum Delivered in October......

                Other toys in the garage: Ferrari California, BMW i8 Roadster, Bentley Flying Spur

                Comment


                • #9
                  I'll just have to wait and see them in person to tell which way I prefer . I bought another set of A-pillars for my C7 and had painted to match but haven't got to install them yet . You're not going to get much done at a body shop for $100 these days. The cost of the paint/material cost is getting very expensive lately and besides having to deal with insurance companies is another reason a friend just closed his shop ....
                  Last edited by Ssscooter66; 10-14-2018, 09:30 AM.
                  A thought if I might ...

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I was beyond lucky in determining how I wanted my C7 Z06 to look, for I took a plant tour in April, 2014 the singular day ever that GM ran four Z06’s back to back on the assembly line, further lucky that they were all yellow. The first one one had no black mirrors/spoiler, the next a black hood stripe, the next full black stripes, and the last was all yellow but with the $100 black painted door mirrors and spoiler option.

                    I learned the next morning when I return to the Plant around 10:00 AM, I learned that the day before was a partial success and also a partial failure, when I saw of two of those same Z06’s in the “repair bays” at the end of the line, was told a third one of the four had been there earlier, fixed and left a few minutes ago; ergo, GM learned to never again run four Z06’s back to back, and I learned exactly how I wanted my Z06 to look like.
                    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.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I really like the color of the car scoops render. It would be great if GM offers that color.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I added my scoop interpretation to this fine render and changed the color.


                        Click image for larger version  Name:	vettteC8.jpg Views:	1 Size:	643.9 KB ID:	13087

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Thank you Chazcron. Very nicely done. You are talented! I really like the color too.

                          Thank you for joining this positive MidEngine community.
                          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.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Chazcron, we welcome you. Ditto the above, that I too really like the new color, and your scoop interp also.

                            We are always glad to welcome another artist to the forum.
                            Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Thanks!, I've been jones-lng to 3D model this car. Alas my modeling program is incompatible with newer software.

                              Comment

                              MECF_728x90_bottom

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X