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  • One reason I chose a coupe over the HTC

    I like to see the power plant. Looking at a detailed engine compartment is a joy and for me a visual experience to be enjoyed.
    The LT2 “under glass” is spectacular to me.

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    I bump the fob every night when I check to see if I remembered to turn the garage light and closed the door....
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    That's going to kill your battery in no time. LOL You do realize there is a current draw on the battery even if nothing is on. Hope you have a battery tender hooked to it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by V1 VR View Post
      I like to see the power plant. Looking at a detailed engine compartment is a joy and for me a visual experience to be enjoyed.
      The LT2 “under glass” is spectacular to me.

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      I bump the fob every night when I check to see if I remembered to turn the garage light and closed the door....
      It's a thing of beauty. 👍👍 I probably would do the same thing as well 🍻
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      • #4
        I have never before kept a car constantly on a battery tender, but based on GM’s advice that if it is not driven weekly (well that doesn’t count for it will be so driven except in the dead of winter), but for all the constant electrical draw on it even under a “hibernation state,” I am absolutely going to have our C8 battery tendered at night when it is getting its beauty rest.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
          That's going to kill your battery in no time. LOL You do realize there is a current draw on the battery even if nothing is on. Hope you have a battery tender hooked to it.
          Sadly all the lights go off after 3 minutes. It’s also my DD and so far it’s started every time🤯
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
            That's going to kill your battery in no time. LOL You do realize there is a current draw on the battery even if nothing is on. Hope you have a battery tender hooked to it.
            I doubt that a pair of LEDs that stay on for 3 minutes each night is going to kill the battery, unless the car sits for a month in between drives.
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            • #7
              Had two Chevy Powered 928's - both you could see the engine - one easily (6-71 blower motor), the other through a lexan clear hood - before the Corvette mimic'd us!

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              • #8
                I would have expected GM to have a window over the convertible like the F430 which IMO would look awesome. It still looks good but I think it's cool to see the engine in a mid-engine car. Maybe a higher end HTC will have this for people who want both.

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                • #9
                  Would not work for either technical or most like cost reasons. So perhaps as you noted an option on a ZORA? Of course the Spyder(HTC) versions on exotics do not cost just $7,500 but many go into the $25,000 range.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Flaring Afro View Post
                    I would have expected GM to have a window over the convertible like the F430 which IMO would look awesome. It still looks good but I think it's cool to see the engine in a mid-engine car. Maybe a higher end HTC will have this for people who want both.
                    F430 is a soft top. MUCH easier to make that fold around the engine. None of the newer Ferrari HTCs have a visible engine. There are a couple of aftermarket options available, but they show the transaxle more than they do the engine.

                    Last edited by meyerweb; 08-31-2020, 04:57 PM.
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                    Purchased 5/2/2015,
                    >36,000 miles

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                    Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                      F430 is a soft top. MUCH easier to make that fold around the engine. None of the newer Ferrari HTCs have a visible engine. There are a couple of aftermarket options available, but they show the transaxle more than they do the engine.

                      Well, I wouldn't care if the engine weren't visible with the top down. When it's parked in the garage or at the store, it would be visible. Plus whenever it's not great weather for the top down.

                      Otherwise, the answer is make the hard top glass (or at least partly glass) so you can still see it That may present some challenges though (at least in cost).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Flaring Afro View Post

                        Well, I wouldn't care if the engine weren't visible with the top down. When it's parked in the garage or at the store, it would be visible. Plus whenever it's not great weather for the top down.
                        You still have the heat shield in the way.

                        Otherwise, the answer is make the hard top glass (or at least partly glass) so you can still see it That may present some challenges though (at least in cost).
                        I suppose if the top were glass you might not need the heat shield, but the entire top would have to withstand engine heat. And with the top down, you'd be looking through multiple layers of glass.
                        Last edited by meyerweb; 08-31-2020, 07:44 PM.
                        SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                        Purchased 5/2/2015,
                        >36,000 miles

                        Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

                        Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                        • #13
                          OH, I totally agree with the OP on this. I would have ordered the convertible in a heartbeat if it didn't cover up the engine. This is Zora's dream finally come true in the form of a production mid-engine Corvette. I have to see it in all it's glory!
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                          2018 Honda Type R, black pearl
                          2013 Harley-Davidson Softail CVO, Crimson
                          2016 Ducati xDiavel S, black
                          2016 Can Am Spyder F-3, pearl white

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                          • #14
                            I think the convertibles are awesome in their own right in more ways than one. But I personally couldn’t resist this view while still having an open air option. Click image for larger version

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                            • #15
                              The reason I chose the HTC over the coupe is a practical reason. I have had a hard top convertible in another car and there is no beating the ease and simplicity of removing a top. You don't have to get out of the car to remove the top. And, if you remove the top on the coupe you lose the trunk. I want to be able to throw some bags in the trunk to go away for the weekend and be able to drive with the top down. I know what's under the hood. I never felt the need to have it show.
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