Hang 10... or as they now say...hit the lip!

2nd Light Forums
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: The new Chevy Corvette C8 - What do you think about it?
Topic Summary:
Created On: 07/23/2019 04:42 AM
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 07/23/2019 04:42 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Bamboo

Posts: 5449
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

Ok, if you are a car person by now you have heard about the New Corvette C8. What are your thoughts on it? Personally, after the shine has worn off and they start rolling out the Grand Sport and Z-versions I want to look at them again and see what the real world performance and numbers are. I'm not a Corvette guy, but have to give Chevy a lot of credit for rolling out the C8 the way they did and making a game changing car...and it still has a big NA V8.

-------------------------
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.



Edited: 07/23/2019 at 04:44 AM by Bamboo
 07/23/2019 10:35 AM
User is online View Users Profile Print this message


Plan B

Posts: 2212
Joined Forum: 03/08/2004

I think you should buy me one, so I can give it a proper review..... I promise to clear out all the shit in my garage to make room for it.... surfboards and fishing rods can go in the house
 07/23/2019 10:46 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


StirfryMcflurry

Posts: 1672
Joined Forum: 08/17/2016

yep ^ EVERY astronaut should have one

-------------------------
 A tower room at Eden Rock, His golf at noon for free
 07/23/2019 11:20 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


The Political Thinker

Posts: 2005
Joined Forum: 06/14/2004

im getting one. $60k is pretty affordable for a mid engine car

-------------------------
scientia potentia est

 07/23/2019 06:26 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


RegularJoe

Posts: 3415
Joined Forum: 11/20/2011

A friend of mine is about to pull the trigger. He saw them fit two bags of golf clubs in the car, along with two people, and that may be the clincher.

I don't have his connections (to the Corvette Racing Team) or his budget, but I wouldn't mind having one.

It's hard to say if they'll have a few kinks to work out with such a new design; I hope not.

With such a radical new direction, I'd prefer they rename the car, but they're way too tied to the name and it's impossible to support two cars of a similar class (the traditional 'vette and the new design with a different name).

It is what it is. Will be interesting to see how it times out on the Nurb, and what variants they'll add in the future.
 07/23/2019 08:28 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


HAPDigital

Posts: 7445
Joined Forum: 11/29/2004

Originally posted by: Bamboo

Ok, if you are a car person by now you have heard about the New Corvette C8. What are your thoughts on it? Personally, after the shine has worn off and they start rolling out the Grand Sport and Z-versions I want to look at them again and see what the real world performance and numbers are. I'm not a Corvette guy, but have to give Chevy a lot of credit for rolling out the C8 the way they did and making a game changing car...and it still has a big NA V8. [IMG][/IMG]


It's the first corvette that I would want to buy. Mid engine, ferrari looks, massive HP and for well under 100k. I think they are going to kill. I paid nearly 40k for a limited edition FRS a while back just because the car handles well. Had absolutely no power. If this were out it woulda been a done deal. But of course I'll wait for Top Gear guys at Grand Tour check it out. A Porsche Cayman or BMW M2 may still be the way to go regardless of HP. But the thing looks like a Ferrari under at 60k or so? WTF

Edited: 07/23/2019 at 08:34 PM by HAPDigital
 07/24/2019 04:06 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


GreenLantern

Posts: 1333
Joined Forum: 10/02/2007

is it ever too early or too late for a mid life crisis ????
now what color ???















 07/24/2019 05:46 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


HAPDigital

Posts: 7445
Joined Forum: 11/29/2004

Chevy made a wise move with this car. Just think, and NSX is almost 200k



Edited: 07/24/2019 at 05:48 AM by HAPDigital
 07/24/2019 07:21 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Bamboo

Posts: 5449
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

GreenLantern - I love that Zeus Bronze Metallic color on the the second picture down in your post. Again, I think chevy did a great job and this is the natural evolution for the Corvette...and I am not a Corvette fanboy. Zora wanted the Corvette to be mid engine a long time ago. But agree, need to give them some time to work the bugs out and come out with the higher trim levels. I've been playing with the big Mopars the past few years and have no intentions of changing that, but would love to have a used >2021 GS or Z06 variant in the garage too. One thing about the new C8, it kind of pulled the rug out of the weak GT500 roll out. Heard a lot of orders for the GT500 are being retracted because of the C8. Ford kind of blew it with that one.

-------------------------
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.



Edited: 07/24/2019 at 07:26 AM by Bamboo
 07/24/2019 07:36 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


DaveFL76

Posts: 2832
Joined Forum: 08/16/2003

Brand loyalty notwithstanding, it's going to make anybody in the market for a Mustang GT, Challenger R/T, M3, M4, new Supra, Cayman, Boxter and many other sports cars rethink their decision. There's a lot of bang for the buck there.
 07/24/2019 07:53 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


HAPDigital

Posts: 7445
Joined Forum: 11/29/2004

Originally posted by: DaveFL76

Brand loyalty notwithstanding, it's going to make anybody in the market for a Mustang GT, Challenger R/T, M3, M4, new Supra, Cayman, Boxter and many other sports cars rethink their decision. There's a lot of bang for the buck there.


If it handles like a Cayman, most likely like a 911, this thing will sell like hotcakes. I'm assuming Ford is shitting their pants wishing they released a budget friendly GT. The BMW M2 still has waiting lists. This thing blows it away on paper. Good times...

Edited: 07/24/2019 at 08:01 AM by HAPDigital
 07/24/2019 09:37 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


Bamboo

Posts: 5449
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

Originally posted by: DaveFL76 Brand loyalty notwithstanding, it's going to make anybody in the market for a Mustang GT, Challenger R/T, M3, M4, new Supra, Cayman, Boxter and many other sports cars rethink their decision. There's a lot of bang for the buck there.
I agree with what you are saying about the sports cars, but in your list you mention the Challenger. The hemi/SC versions are true muscle cars and not sports cars like the others you mentioned so I think they are not going to be impacted much by the C8. Several Hellcat owners are starting to think about the C8 as a possible compliment to their Hellcat, and not a replacement for it.

-------------------------
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

 07/24/2019 10:25 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


SURFSMURF

Posts: 882
Joined Forum: 07/24/2003

Was just playing around with build your own tool on chevys website. No pricing yet, but I bet by the time you add the performance options you will want (z51, big wing, performance seats), dealer fees, tax, it will be $70 grandish out the door. Still a performance bargain. Don't like the row of switches in the interior.
 07/24/2019 10:40 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


HAPDigital

Posts: 7445
Joined Forum: 11/29/2004

Originally posted by: SURFSMURF

Was just playing around with build your own tool on chevys website. No pricing yet, but I bet by the time you add the performance options you will want (z51, big wing, performance seats), dealer fees, tax, it will be $70 grandish out the door. Still a performance bargain. Don't like the row of switches in the interior.


Supposedly that is a retro accent, a throwback to the old stingray.
 07/25/2019 11:40 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


WG

Posts: 35734
Joined Forum: 03/10/2005

"I never liked Corvettes but now I am willing to donate my left nut to get the C8!"

"Where do you get the other $59,999.99 from?"

"Your momma!"

-------------------------
"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end,
there it is."
Sir Winston Churchill
 07/26/2019 07:25 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


HAPDigital

Posts: 7445
Joined Forum: 11/29/2004

Originally posted by: WG

"I never liked Corvettes but now I am willing to donate my left nut to get the C8!"



"Where do you get the other $59,999.99 from?"



"Your momma!"


I always wanted a red Ferrari. Whoddathunk the one I can get is a Chevy?

 07/30/2019 07:55 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


RustyTruck

Posts: 21088
Joined Forum: 08/02/2004

I'll go against the grain here and say I don't care for the hard lines and edges, but that's my personal taste. I like the mid engine idea, maybe seeing one in person might change my mind.


-------------------------
Anarchism is not chaos. It is the principled rejection of hierarchy.
 08/01/2019 09:45 AM
User is online View Users Profile Print this message


stokedpanda

Posts: 3672
Joined Forum: 09/04/2015

looks like a lotus or ferrari

-------------------------
I troll 2L.com to be a better person in real life
 08/05/2019 02:36 PM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message


tpapablo

Posts: 30562
Joined Forum: 07/25/2003

I am a Corvette fan. I like it a lot. But, most likely, I will keep my current one. The current one has all I need for the present.

-------------------------
I :heart; Putin

Statistics
145952 users are registered to the 2nd Light Forums forum.
There are currently 8 users logged in to the forum.

FuseTalk Basic Edition - © 1999-2019 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Hey Matt B ... How the hell o are you ??? :)