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  • New Corvette_Nut ITW’s of the ME

    Thanks Corvette_Nut. Nice that we see the lights “at night.” That remains one honkin’-sized spoiler. How much pool noodle padding is there on it. Might GM have bought some pool noodle, or instead those winter foam pipe wrap insulation tubes with a lengthwise slit in them and use them as the basis for camouflaging a much thinner wing spoiler underneath of them?

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    Last edited by John; 06-28-2019, 10:10 AM.
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  • #2
    I first thought the left one was different from the right one. Now I realize it is the angle at which I am look at them whether straight behind the light or at an angle.
    Enjoying my Shadow gray C8. What a car it is.

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    • #3
      Thanks for posting the images John. Interesting that there's no CHMSL showing at the back. Wonder if it's hidden under all the pool noodle padding, e.g. the lower center section of the spoiler?

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      • #4
        Plot twist: The entire spoiler is fake. We've seen pictures of the car without one, so maybe they're all like that and we won't see any spoilers until the Z06+ versions? Never know

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        • #5
          Looks like the convertible version again. Also different view of the camo around the side scoop. You can somewhat see a lower intake area in addition to larger one, door wing looks smaller too. It could be just the angle of the photos ... but it looks a bit different ... not that it really matters as the reveal is getting closer.

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          • #6
            The chase car is as low as the C8 and extremely close in that first image.
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            • #7
              Question:

              This close to the reveal, what systems do you think are still being tested?

              Or is there still a few things to work out with the C8 post reveal/ pre production?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CraZ8 View Post
                Question:

                This close to the reveal, what systems do you think are still being tested?

                Or is there still a few things to work out with the C8 post reveal/ pre production?
                My guess would be that all the major hardware is finalized. Software on the other hand can be subject to constant revisions. The testers are probably trying their best to exercise the software and report back on any issues/recommendations.
                2020 C8 Corvette.D.O.B 2/03/2020
                Shadow Grey Metallic on Black
                2LT, Z51 + MRC. GT1 seats.
                Spectra Grey Tridents.
                Carbon flash mirrors and spoiler.

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                • #9
                  Plus, I'll bet they're already working on the next few higher performance variants like the GS and Z-06. You don't need the fancy wider bodywork to test some of the improvements that will go under the skin.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks John. Thhis is actually the best picture of the rear I have seen in reference to the glow of the tail lights. But I have to agree that spoiler is FAT or honking, lol I hope it is an option cause it is an option I so not want.

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                    • #11
                      Am I crazy or do the taillights when lit look a lot or exactly like a C7s? As some has already discussed could this also be another GM trick?
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                      • #12
                        The GM “Masters of Disguise” at it again???
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Klinn View Post
                          Plus, I'll bet they're already working on the next few higher performance variants like the GS and Z-06. You don't need the fancy wider bodywork to test some of the improvements that will go under the skin.
                          You mention that adjustments on a fancier body isn't needed. But I think that you're forgetting that with a wider body comes with other big variables as suspension. Springs, shocks/struts, sway bars all will play a part in a wider body since the wheels will be wider. The whole geometry will change and they'll need to adjust to those variables. Brake system is another area they might need to verify going further into the other higher performance models. Aerodynamics is another area of emphasis. Cooling too.

                          There's still a whole lot more to "dissect" or test before putting a Z06/ZR1/Zora car into the market.

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                          • #14
                            We do not know for sure that the tires would be wider; as one example the 711 HP Ferrari Pista uses the “identical to the C8,” 245F/305R tire as does the Pista’s “lesser” siblings. That’s one of the advantages of the ME configuration. Our C7 Z06’s needed 335R’s for 650 HP. The Pista is just one example of a 600+ exotic ME (with more than a few in the700+ HP club), that use a 245F and a 305R — with one notable exception being the 4,000 lb weight V12 Lambos.
                            Last edited by John; 06-28-2019, 05:28 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Supa_Fly_Z51 View Post
                              But I think that you're forgetting that with a wider body comes with other big variables as suspension.
                              I was thinking of GM testing other things, like a new motor along with whatever ECU / software is required for that, maybe coolers for the diff and transaxle (assuming the base doesn't come with one), different programming for the DCT, different interior components, and so on. Lots of things they could sneak in there for some discreet testing.

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