The latest pics of the Corvette, C8. Mid Engine...UPDATED

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  1. Whiskeyrebel

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    The proportions look better IRL than in photos, but there was too much tacked on camouflage to really assess the looks. The driver didn't so much as blip the throttle, and I had the crosswalk light so I didn't loiter around to gawk.
     
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    boo. not that i'll ever buy one but i really dislike this trend
     
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    Me too. The argument that autos are quicker is just plain silly. Who cares ? If a manual is more involving and therefore more fun, that's what I would want.
     
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    Finally they accepted the reality of physics, keep all the weight low and in the MIDDLE, that is the way to get the most performance. Even Porsche has grudgingly moved that rear engine closer and closer in board on the Carrera. It's just physics!

    The problem after that becomes packaging. Storage and cooling...time to put your thinking caps on.
     
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    and quicker by how much? fractions of a second? i'll never notice, but i love using a proper clutch; one hand shifting and one holding onto the wheel for dear life (and steering)
     
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    Accepting that they are probably more efficient, a manual just feels quicker, and that's what gets me (and the passenger) juiced!
     
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    The other thing is; I thought racing was about skill. With auto everything including traction control, suspension control, automatic shift, why not add land departure correction too, it would be safer for the drivers :red
     
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    Updated as ugly.
     
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    Current crop of autos are significantly faster. Just go to a drag strip. People building drag cars on late model camaros/mustang/challengers are starting with the automatics. The a10 version of my car (a manual 6 speed) is noticeably faster in the quarter.
     
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    most people don't take their daily driver to the "drag strip." I'm not on a timer when ripping through curves on DTC blvd with all 4 squealing. I just feel more 'engaged' in the process using a proper clutch.
    just putting the pedal to the floor? meh. ymmv
     
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    I saw one yesterday morning headed eastbound into Birmingham as I was headed westbound on Maple road. It was camo'd and it turned my head. No pics. Too fast an encounter.
     
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    I see a few loaded C7s around here and to me they are the pinnacle of corvette style. Despite the thread here about the guy who got a lemon, they seem to sell well and be reasonably reliable for a super car, which is what they’ve evolved into.
    My goal is to get one in the next few years, summer cruiser. The new one is cool but very Ferrari/Maclaren like.
     
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    I was watching Doug Demuro on youtube describing a Lamborghini and he said the designer did a beautiful job with the back of the car and at the last second remembered that a license plate had to go on the car. So he gave it the littlest spot possible.

    Looks like Chevy did the opposite and built the car around the rear license plate.
     
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    McLaren. I find the C7 to be quite over-styled from any angle. And those four exhaust pipes look ridiculous , IMO.
     
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    Yea but it’s not trying to be subtle, but cartoonish and crazy. Why else would you buy one ? Fun.
     
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