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C8 Pics Just Posted on Car and Driver 5/21/19

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  • #46
    If you look at the picture here and the picture I screenshot from the first drive in NY you can see there is going to be a vent or pass through of some kind here. My guess is they are covering it. Look at the NY screenshot you can see that corrugated plastic wrapped in camo vinyl. Right behind the door window between the cabin and the back engine cover/glass.
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    • #47
      Autoblog posted pics from the same shoot.
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      • #48
        Welcome jAIRmeeg! Great first post. A vent to provide fresh air to cool the engine’s surrounding air? An intake vent for the engine intake itself? Or other function? We of course do not know, but personally would love there to be, instead of minuscule window, a vent. With our halo bar or top of rear window area camera connected to the rear view mirror, IMO we do not need a mini-window behind the “B” pillar. But an intake vent there would look really cool.

        Thanks jAIRmeeg.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by smoove7410 View Post
          Autoblog posted pics from the same shoot.
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          these latest images are starting to show the car as being much better balanced and sculpted design wise than previous images reflected. Possibly due to the tape accenting the actual form of the car

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          • #50
            Originally posted by capevettes View Post
            Can we summarily dismiss the possibility of round tail lights on the C8? They are very resourceful with the camo. What a curve ball that would be? Someone tell me I'm all wrong on that possibility? ( I probably am wrong LOL) Do we have enough evidence to definitively rule them out?
            We've seen shots of the cars on the road with the brake lights showing through the camo, and shots of the C8.R on the track at night. Both show the same angular light design, not round. While it's possible GM went to the trouble of designing and manufacturing fake sets of taillights for all these cars just to trick us, it seems unlikely. I think round taillights have been sent to the dustbin of history. Today's stylists are enamored of "interesting" shapes that integrate into the design / shape of the back end of a car, not just round holes. Besides, Corvettes haven't always had 4 round tail lights. The '53 and '54 had just one round light per side. The '56 through '60 had "ovalish" lights integrated into the rear fender. The quad round lights didn't start until 1960. And the C4 had rectangular lights, and the C5 oval ones, so there's lots of history of Corvettes without 4 round tail lights.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by John View Post
              The C8 has a useful frunk. Even the Ferrari Pista which has a similar massive front hood air duct, has 6.0 cubic feet of storage space. Without a hood air duct the 488 has 8.0 cubic feet, and we have not included the supposed rear cargo area. Methinks a major upside surprise on reveal night as to the C8 coupe’s cargo space — especially with the new McLaren GT having 20 cf. While I doubt 20 cf in the entry C8, wouldn’t it be a hoot if it actually has more cargo space than does a C7 coupe! And then the same with the C8’s HT convertible having more cargo space than a C7 convertible!
              Hope you are right. Either the front hood air duct goes away or is reserved for future versions. Even 6 cubic feet in front and decent space in the rear would be great for me. I am sure that the designers have looked into the Boxster/Cayman to that effect

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              • #52
                My belief is that you are right on track, e.g., no hood openings for 2020 (on every version), but reserved for future C8 versions.
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                • #53
                  Originally posted by John View Post
                  My belief is that you are right on track, e.g., no hood openings for 2020 (on every version), but reserved for future C8 versions.
                  Sounds reasonable, and I expect there will be aftermarket hood options with vents (and likely some very nice looking designs) in just a matter of months after sales begin.
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                  • #54
                    I will be looking first at ACS Composites. They always have great hood designs, and their quality is unparalleled IMO. I have some of their components on my current Corvette — as does several of my friends.
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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                      We've seen shots of the cars on the road with the brake lights showing through the camo, and shots of the C8.R on the track at night. Both show the same angular light design, not round. While it's possible GM went to the trouble of designing and manufacturing fake sets of taillights for all these cars just to trick us, it seems unlikely. I think round taillights have been sent to the dustbin of history. Today's stylists are enamored of "interesting" shapes that integrate into the design / shape of the back end of a car, not just round holes. Besides, Corvettes haven't always had 4 round tail lights. The '53 and '54 had just one round light per side. The '56 through '60 had "ovalish" lights integrated into the rear fender. The quad round lights didn't start until 1960. And the C4 had rectangular lights, and the C5 oval ones, so there's lots of history of Corvettes without 4 round tail lights.
                      Well, I think you are probably correct. I have seen the videos of which you speak and it does indeed appear to be more of an angular design. They are very clever with the camo though, and you are seeing what they want you to see. I have no bee in my bonnet for round tail lights. I'm fine either way. Well aware of the history, having owned a few from every generation. Still have an array in my garage with both round and angular design. As for round tail lights being banished to the history books, Ferrari still seems to be able to pull it off. It might look very nice on the C8 and harken back to some of the earlier cars. Quad round lights actually started in 61. I have one in my garage.

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                      • #56
                        As the C8 will not have round tail lights, by the early part of the 2021 model year production, there will be fewer Corvettes which have/have had round taillights than those that do/did, i.e., by then the myth of of Corvettes needing to have round taillights will start to fade into becoming an urban legend.
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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by John View Post
                          As the C8 will not have round tail lights, by the early part of the 2021 model year production, there will be fewer Corvettes which have/have had round taillights than those that do/did, i.e., by then the myth of of Corvettes needing to have round taillights will start to fade into becoming an urban legend.
                          True, but the most beautiful and most iconic vettes had round lights. What was once old becomes new again. One day, corvette will get round lights again. Let’s just hope the corvette lives long enough to see that day again.

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                          • #58
                            These pictures are fun to see even over and over.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Maxster View Post

                              This wouldn't have any front trunk space
                              If it looks like this I won't care if I don't have front trunk space.

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                              • #60
                                All who are doubting the size of the 2020 C8’s frunk, rest assured you will have a grin from ear to ear on just that issue alone.
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