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Mike
Mike GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/19/19 6:08 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:
Mike said:

GM's previous experience with mid engine cars are the Corvair and the Fiero. I'm really hoping that they pulled a first-gen Volt and put all of the pedantic, obsessive, edge-case engineers on the job. 

OTOH, my personalized plate goal for this is FIERO2M4.

Shouldn't this be a 2M8?

On one hand, that is technically correct. On the other hand, depending on how you interpret, it can suggest I'm on the pull and not a married man.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
7/19/19 6:19 p.m.

I have a feeling that Chevrolet is going to have no problem selling every single one they build. 

I don't know if I read it here, or somewhere else. I read they have added 400 additional employees to Bowling Green plant?

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/19/19 6:24 p.m.
Mike said:
Keith Tanner said:
Mike said:

GM's previous experience with mid engine cars are the Corvair and the Fiero. I'm really hoping that they pulled a first-gen Volt and put all of the pedantic, obsessive, edge-case engineers on the job. 

OTOH, my personalized plate goal for this is FIERO2M4.

Shouldn't this be a 2M8?

On one hand, that is technically correct. On the other hand, depending on how you interpret, it can suggest I'm on the pull and not a married man.

I think that would be I12M8

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/19/19 6:25 p.m.

*or I12M8M8 ...not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Mike
Mike GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/19/19 6:28 p.m.

In reply to poopshovel again :

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/19/19 9:12 p.m.

I will never intentionally own a brown car. Ever. Just not my thing. 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
7/19/19 9:17 p.m.

I want to see one in the flesh, because this looks as over styled as I feared. It looks like a Ferrari and a vector had a baby, and the vector had the dominant genes. 

And that interior. Sooo GM. They haven’t made a good looking car since the C4, and haven’t made a handsome car since the 2-door Corvair. 

The0retical
The0retical UberDork
7/19/19 10:50 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I will never intentionally own a brown car. Ever. Just not my thing. 

Good news then. Its bronze. Zeus Bronze.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/19/19 11:16 p.m.

Metallic brown is still brown. I stand by my opinion.  laugh

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/20/19 4:46 a.m.
Mike said:

GM's previous experience with mid engine cars are the Corvair and the Fiero. 

I let this go as long as I could.  Production Corvairs were rear engined.  IIRC only the Monza GT show car was mid-engined.  There are rumors that Zora put together a mid-V8 “proof of concept” vehicle using a Corvair as the mule, but that car has not surfaced.

 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
7/20/19 5:56 a.m.
DrBoost said:

And that interior. Sooo GM. They haven’t made a good looking car since the C4, and haven’t made a handsome car since the 2-door Corvair. 

Just handsome? Or like ssssuper handsome?

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
7/20/19 6:34 a.m.

I love the brown. 

Looking forward to the C8.R in IMSA and WEC. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
7/20/19 6:43 a.m.

Do they have a gold stripe option? Brown with a gold stripe, no spoiler. Brown interior, yellow calipers and seatbelts. Man, I want to go sit in all the seats to see how I fit. 

Mike
Mike GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/20/19 7:06 a.m.
AngryCorvair said:
Mike said:

GM's previous experience with mid engine cars are the Corvair and the Fiero. 

I let this go as long as I could.  Production Corvairs were rear engined.  IIRC only the Monza GT show car was mid-engined.  There are rumors that Zora put together a mid-V8 “proof of concept” vehicle using a Corvair as the mule, but that car has not surfaced.

 

You sounded like an angry Corvair there. *Googles* Damn, I hate being wrong on the internet. 

 

 

DrBoost
DrBoost MegaDork
7/20/19 7:52 a.m.

I’ll just leave this here. 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/20/19 10:12 a.m.
Mike said:

I just realized the Evija and C8 seem to claim similar, if non-specific 0-60 performance. The Lotus costs a little more than thirty centivettes.

2,100,000/60,000 = 35...still a lot of Corvettes though.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
7/20/19 12:47 p.m.
ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory PowerDork
7/20/19 1:28 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I will never intentionally own a brown car. Ever. Just not my thing. 

I value you’re opinion. I just wanted to add fuel to the fire:



 

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man UltraDork
7/20/19 1:31 p.m.

Mild...

...or wild...

...this thing looks good regardless. The configurator is pretty slick too.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/20/19 1:40 p.m.

Why would you settle for the meek version? It’s a shouty car. Embrace it. 

spacecadet
spacecadet GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/20/19 1:50 p.m.

 

Arctic white 1LT with Z51, cloth interior and body color accents and high wing.. 

 

Edit: also the Pewter wheel option is my favorite wheel color offered. 

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/20/19 1:55 p.m.
spacecadet said:

 

Arctic white 1LT with Z51, cloth interior and body color accents and high wing.. 

 

I was gonna say I need a moment alone, but instead of announcing it I just went ahead and took that moment.  The body-color accents fix my only complaint.

Mike
Mike GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/20/19 2:05 p.m.
spacecadet said:

 

Arctic white 1LT with Z51, cloth interior and body color accents and high wing.. 

 

Body color accents looks great on the side and front. The problem is at the rear, where to my eyes, the black looks better in nearly every case.

 

 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
7/20/19 3:58 p.m.

What do you think the C8 will do to the value of the C7 cars?  Will they go down because of the popularity of the C8, or will they go up because they're the last example of a front engine Corvette?

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/20/19 4:05 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

They will do both, just depends on the time scale.

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