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  • C8 Rendered By Motor Trend In Its ‘Future Cars! 2020 and Beyond’

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    Nice new C8 rendering! Thanks Motor Trend. Thanks CorvetteBlogger for bringing it to our attention. See post # 5 for rear rendering.

    Originally posted by MotorTrend
    Motor Trend Shares a Rendered C8 Corvette for its Feature on ‘Future Cars! 2020 and Beyond’

    By
    Keith Cornett

    May 16, 2019

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    Photo Credit: Avarvarii / Motor Trend

    Motor Trend has a new feature article called Future Cars! 2020 And Beyond which lays out some of the hottest cars on the way from BMW, Alfa Romeo and others. Of course, we know the hottest future car out there is the 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette and the folks at Motor Trend know that too as they commissioned a rendering for the article from the digital artist named Avarvarii.


    In the feature, Motor Trend shares two sections dedicated to each vehicle. The first is “What’s New” while the second covers “What’s Not”, and the magazine also lists the expected date and pricing for each future car.

    For the C8 Corvette, Motor Trend focuses on the powertrain and interior, and believes that pricing of the mid-engine Corvettes will start at $70,000 with future high-performance models ranging upwards of $140,000. As far as the “What’s Not” section, Motor Trend says the 6.2L pushrod V8 will remain as does a removable Targa top.

    Here’s the skinny on the next-generation Corvette from Motor Trend:

    What’s New
    The long-awaited mid-engine Corvette is finally here. After years of rumors, spy shots, leaks, and speculation, Chevrolet will finally peel the camo off this July. When it does, we expect to find a dual-overhead-cam V-8 under the rear glass with a pair of turbochargers driving the rear wheels through a manual or dual-clutch automatic transaxle. Multiple power outputs are expected courtesy of various displacements, with both 4.2-liter and 5.5-liter versions to be fitted. An all-new electrical architecture will feature top-of-the-line sensors and computers for performance and handling enhancement, but you’ll no doubt be able to turn them all off, too. Inside, Chevrolet has gone upscale with a classy, driver-focused interior featuring premium materials and a digital instrument cluster. Although base-model Corvettes will start at about $70,000, higher-performance models will quickly shoot up in price to cover both the development cost and the improvements in technology, performance, and comfort. But they should still remain relatively attainable.

    What’s Not
    Base cars are expected to employ Chevrolet’s tried-and-true 6.2-liter pushrod V-8. Midrange cars might also employ the supercharged pushrod engine. We predict Chevrolet will continue to offer a removable targa roof that will store in the cargo area.

    When
    July 18, 2019

    How Much:
    $70,000-$140,000 (est)


    Check out all the 2020 Future Cars featured at Motor Trend.


    Source:
    Motor Trend
    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019...cXuPGBkEf9hT4Q
    Last edited by John; 05-16-2019, 06:54 PM.
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    When it does, we expect to find a dual-overhead-cam V-8 under the rear glass with a pair of turbochargers driving the rear wheels through a manual or dual-clutch automatic transaxle.
    Does this mean Z06 or ZR1 could be getting Manual?

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    • #3
      I can live with that spoiler.

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      • #4
        I would not make any decisions based on the belief that a manual trans is ever coming to a C8.

        It could show up down the road, but personally feel that is a long shot. Lambo who can charge any amount of money and still sell their cars, just completed their second major review of whether to offer a manual trans, and concluded it made no sense for them to ever bring it back at any price. Similarly, McLaren and Ferrari now have zero manuals.

        True that Porsche does, and that Aston Martin just announced that they are bringing a manual back.

        The fact that GM filed for a patent for a hydraulic linkage mech for a manual means very little IMO, for most patents are either defensive patents, are determined later to not make sense for the company in one way or another, that when it becomes fully engineered, either it didn’t pan out from an engineering or a marketing perspective — OR they have an alternative patented component that they feels works better.

        Here is that GM manual trans patent.

        https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ft-alternative

        Here are all 16 potential C8 patents.

        https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ft-alternative

        Could the C8 have a manual trans at some point? Yes.
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        • #5
          Rear view C8 rendering in same MT article. Thanks MT!

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          • #6
            Interesting take on the rear vent, having it be painted black. Not sure if I like what it does to the rear end, so I won’t be doing that with my renders. The only thing I know for sure is wrong is that the rear of the Targa top does not line up with the side window.

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            • #7
              Agree, for as it rear window surround looks in the rendering (best of our collective abilities to figure that out), it is not the most desirable shape. Calling attention to it in this particular major color contrasting render, is not visually appealing to me either.
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              • #8
                All could see that Motor Trend got snookered by all of the foam beneath Chevrolet's camo.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  Rear view C8 rendering in same MT article. Thanks MT!

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                  rear window is a little bit of upsideDown Jake

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                  • #10
                    That side vent is..........UGLY!
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                    • #11
                      Do you think those wheels will be in chrome ? I want an answer from anyone, how do you shift from forward to reverse will be done, I have not seen a gear shift ?

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                      • #12
                        As far as pre reveal sketches from the magazines this looks pretty good to me..

                        dont worry guys the sketches are always a little weird and thats done on purpose.

                        i would imagine certain aspects are a little off as designed by GM. There are usually non dosclosure agreements by the auto magazines and that includes GM having to sign off on any pre reveal sketches.

                        all that said...the c8 is going to look amazing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by golden boy View Post
                          Do you think those wheels will be in chrome ? I want an answer from anyone, how do you shift from forward to reverse will be done, I have not seen a gear shift ?
                          The short answer to both of your questions is, we do not know now. We suspect that like several other DCT trans, that the way you shift from reverse to forward (and vice versa) is to hold both paddles toward you at the same time — but that again is far from confirmed.

                          The following would be a useful thread.


                          https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ng-about-a-dct
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by John View Post

                            The short answer to both of your questions is, we do not know now. We suspect that like several other DCT trans, that the way you shift from reverse to forward (and vice versa) is to hold both paddles toward you at the same time — but that again is far from confirmed.

                            The following would be a useful thread.


                            https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ng-about-a-dct
                            Pulling both paddles toward you at the same time usually puts the car into neutral. Reverse usually has a button in the centre console area. At least that's how its done on lambos.
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                            • #15
                              SPARRO is correct. It's the same on our Ferrari. Start the car, click either of the paddles toward you and the car is in 1st gear. With your foot on the brake, just push a button and it's in REVERSE. Shut it off (button or key) and it automatically goes into PARK and sets the emergency brake. Pretty neat.....
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