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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    https://jalopnik.com/mid-engine-corv...h-b-1833247405

    Possible debut in Aug. Lots of problems along the way. But still starts at $60-$70K USD base? Seems too good to be true.
    "the underlying aluminum chassis can’t seem to handle the stresses of ZR1-beating horsepower, as test mules with a twin-turbo V8 flexed enough to break the engine cover glass."

    wtf GM

    That being said if this thing showed up with a mildly massaged LT1 making 500hp/500tq and could be purchased for $80-95K CAD to start it would be one hell of a good buy

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    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/03/13/...rvette-update/

    oh boy

    A Reuters report said Global B would "move much of a vehicle's computer power to the ... cloud," and in doing so enable over-the-air updates. To ensure privacy, it's said GM conferred with Boeing and military contractors about network security. Sherman wrote that "100 or more computer modules per vehicle communicate on CAN (computer area network) bus," and Corvette engineers are — or were — having a tough time getting all those nodes on the same team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Wut? That takes away almost ALL interest in the car. Can you imagine GM trying to handle this long term, let alone owning one out of warranty/support?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    https://jalopnik.com/mid-engine-corv...h-b-1833247405

    Possible debut in Aug. Lots of problems along the way. But still starts at $60-$70K USD base? Seems too good to be true.
    Yeah I can't see how they can do it that cheap. That said there's probably a sweet spot that GM would be wise to not eclipse as once these cars get into the $100k+ base price, sales nosedive as there's just not a big market for non-exotic car brands selling for exotic prices as the NSX has been a disaster for Honda.

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    Someone with "inside news" on other forums said there are no chassis flex issues or more than one incident with the rear window breaking. So far, lots of electrical problems to sort through (we're guessing C8 will be a Hybrid of sorts) and the're testing this model through every extreme possible much more thoroughly than past Corvettes. Someone else comfirmed the car will have HP in the 4 figures......nice!

    Can't wait to see this thing.

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    No way it has 1000hp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    No way it has 1000hp
    Apparently Zora/ZR1 will but I bet it's some sort of hybrid rating, not from ICE alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Apparently Zora/ZR1 will but I bet it's some sort of hybrid rating, not from ICE alone.
    750 ICE + Electric. Again, this is strictly speculation at this point but numbers in the 1000's with this setup would be possible. I DO expect the engine to be based on the new Blackwing TT V8 in the Cadillac (550 Hp 627 Tq) with more power of course. Maybe a off the floor Stingray will be around 650 Hp 650 Tq.

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    I’ll probably end up with one. Really wanted a 7sp manual Zr1 before I got my R8. Nice to see the mid engine corvette is actually starting to come to fruition. Been a long fucking time of speculation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corsvette View Post
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    and the're testing this model through every extreme possible much more thoroughly than past Corvettes.
    I gotta say, it's a little weird for them to go the same extremes as other manufacturers finally, only after the Viper has stopped production and they don't really have a competitor any more. I can't wait to see it myself though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    No way it has 1000hp

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    Yeah I can't see how they can do it that cheap. That said there's probably a sweet spot that GM would be wise to not eclipse as once these cars get into the $100k+ base price, sales nosedive as there's just not a big market for non-exotic car brands selling for exotic prices as the NSX has been a disaster for Honda.
    It doesn't just tip over 100k, it's way over, like 200k in Canada and 400k in Australia. This car would seem a bargain at 100k.

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    This will not have 1000 HP lol. If it somehow does it will be $200K++ and include some sort of hybrid rating. We went through the same rumors with the Ford GT and it ended up having less than 650 HP.

    I think they need to be very careful with pricing because as soon as it gets into McLaren/Ferrari/Huracan/911 TT territory, nobody wants a mass produced Chevy. Barely used McLarens and 911TT's can be had under $200K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    This will not have 1000 HP lol. If it somehow does it will be $200K++ and include some sort of hybrid rating. We went through the same rumors with the Ford GT and it ended up having less than 650 HP.

    I think they need to be very careful with pricing because as soon as it gets into McLaren/Ferrari/Huracan/911 TT territory, nobody wants a mass produced Chevy. Barely used McLarens and 911TT's can be had under $200K.
    All of the above is why I'm still not 100% convinced it will actually be a "Corvette". The new mid engine car is too far removed from the brand and following they've created. It would make more sense to me to build a new Halo car and continue on with the Corvette in it's typical V8, front engine affordable form.
    I like neat cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
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    All of the above is why I'm still not 100% convinced it will actually be a "Corvette". The new mid engine car is too far removed from the brand and following they've created. It would make more sense to me to build a new Halo car and continue on with the Corvette in it's typical V8, front engine affordable form.
    I find that more believable, something like Ford does with the GT, if it is going to have ridiculous performance numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90_Shelby View Post
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    All of the above is why I'm still not 100% convinced it will actually be a "Corvette". The new mid engine car is too far removed from the brand and following they've created. It would make more sense to me to build a new Halo car and continue on with the Corvette in it's typical V8, front engine affordable form.
    There has been some rumors of a mid-engined Cadillac halo car. I doubt many would buy one under the Caddy name, they have better luck branding this as some sort of Corvette spinoff. So far I've heard the name Zora, and a spy shot showed the "Stingray" logo between the front seats. So maybe the front engined C7 type will stay around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by corsvette View Post
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    There has been some rumors of a mid-engined Cadillac "halo car". I doubt many would buy one under the Caddy name, they have better luck branding this as some sort of Corvette spinoff. So far I've heard the name Zora, and a spy shot showed the "Stingray" logo between the front seats. So maybe the front engined C7 type will stay around?
    I’ve heard rumours that they’ll keep a “cheaper” front engined vette and then have the flagship as the mid engined version. Would make sense imho.

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