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    Quote Originally Posted by schocker View Post
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    I was definitely expecting a big bump in price, but it is only up around $3k usd. They do have a ton of customization options now with different materials and whatnot now. Will be interesting to see how crazy they go with the Z06 and ZR1. This is going to make the value proposition of the NSX very poor now no?
    The NSX never really had great 'value' though

    But yea this probably makes the NSX value look even worse then it already was. Although the NSX isn't going to breakdown constantly, will the new Vette be remotely reliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
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    Not trolling.

    70k USD for the upcoming GT500, 760HP, 625 tq, runs the 1/4 mile in the 10s.
    60k USD for the C8, making 495HP, 465 tq.
    67k for the Hellcat, making 707HP
    62k for the camaro ZL1, making 650/650.

    It’s a nice car, but I thought they would lay down bigger numbers on their flagship vehicle. It is only a modest bump over the C7, and a heavier car.

    Supposedly they will introduce an 800HP TT model later, but that will probably be like 140k USD.
    Power without sophistication is less valuable to many people who can afford the $100k OTD on one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by googe View Post
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    Not trolling.

    70k USD for the upcoming GT500, 760HP, 625 tq, runs the 1/4 mile in the 10s.
    60k USD for the C8, making 495HP, 465 tq.
    67k for the Hellcat, making 707HP
    62k for the camaro ZL1, making 650/650.

    It’s a nice car, but I thought they would lay down bigger numbers on their flagship vehicle. It is only a modest bump over the C7, and a heavier car.

    Supposedly they will introduce an 800HP TT model later, but that will probably be like 140k USD.
    Remember, 495hp with a dct. It’ll put more to the wheels than just 35hp increase.

    I’m betting 50whp more than the auto. It’ll be a huge difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Fantastic.

    I don't think this has a competitor in the market.
    If Honda wasn't a bunch of morons the NSX would have been in this ballpark. I don't think they could ever go head to head with GM for this entry level price point but it should have been in the $70-75k US range as they would have sold every one and wouldn't have to heavily discount them as they are with the current car where in the US you get $20k off even before negotiations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    The NSX never really had great 'value' though

    But yea this probably makes the NSX value look even worse then it already was. Although the NSX isn't going to breakdown constantly, will the new Vette be remotely reliable?
    Modern Corvettes are very reliable, build quality on the c4-c5-c6 wasn't the best (downright lousy in the 4's and 5's) but the mechanicals are stout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corsvette View Post
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    Modern Corvettes are very reliable, build quality on the c4-c5-c6 wasn't the best (downright lousy in the 4's and 5's) but the mechanicals are stout.
    Not according to Mitsu3000gt. All domestics are shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    I thought the C7 was constantly having mechanical issues along with overheating problems.

    GM never posted an official Nuremberg time despite repeated attempts because of issues everytime they went out.
    Early C7 Z06's had heating issues and heat soak, all have been fixed/figured out now as far as I know. These heating issues in the high performance models of the C7 were one of the huge reasons the C8 was to be mid engined. Think Car & Driver had their early C7 engine pop, this was the well known issue of metal burrs present in the AcDelco oil filters. I'm not nowhere near as involved in the Vette community as I used to be, still haven't heard/read of any major issues recently.

    I'm hoping they got all the bugs worked out of the C8. They had issues with the all new wiring and other electronic problems quite recently that pushed back the intro. I have a feeling a Hybrid type powertrain is well into development and the cause of some of the issues they've been having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    I thought the C7 was constantly having mechanical issues along with overheating problems.

    GM never posted an official Nürburgring time despite repeated attempts because of issues everytime they went out.
    Only the supercharged Corvette had overheating issues.
    Ran a 7:13.90 at the Nurburgring, which is amazingly only 0.9 sec slower than the Porsche 918

    Modern Corvettes are very reliable in the grand scheme of things, especially when compared to the vehicles it competes with performance wise.
    Not to mention the dirt cheap maintenance costs as compared to anything more exotic.

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    Looks like an old 430, costs less than the same old 430 (on the used market) but is brand new... mechanical can be serviced by any donkey being a friggin small block Chevy. An everyday exotic, priced for the everyday enthusiast. Hard to find a reason to complain... well besides that weird ass interior layout

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    Quote Originally Posted by ercchry View Post
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    Looks like an old 430, costs less than the same old 430 (on the used market) but is brand new... mechanical can be serviced by any donkey being a friggin small block Chevy. An everyday exotic, priced for the everyday enthusiast. Hard to find a reason to complain... well besides that weird ass interior layout
    Yea. I'm super impressed with this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A790 View Post
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    Yea. I'm super impressed with this car.
    More so than the Lotus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    2 years delivery wait for a base model? I figured they'd be cranking these things out at a huge pace and printing money at this price point.
    They will be cranking them out of Mexico at fast pace for sure.

    I might even consider one.
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    Wait until @shakalaka is selling his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Wait until @shakalaka is selling his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Wait until @shakalaka is selling his.
    Listen man, I really can’t give you more rep anymore...
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    This will be our next car even if I have to wait until 2021 for them to become available. My missus and I both tend to only keep cars/trucks for a few years before wanting to try something new or different, and next year or 2021 will be 2 or 3 years that we'll have had our LC500, so probably will sell that to get one of these.

    80$k CAD probably (hopefully anyway) for the Z51 package which is pretty much a "must have" for the Stingray model IMO. That's before dealer markup, but I hope GM realizes that the 40,000 they plan on selling in 2020 may be underestimating the market a tad. Perhaps that can mitigate stupid dealer markups and allocations, they have an opportunity probably to sell a lot of these things.What a great car, even without seeing it in person or driving it, the looks and statistics alone are unreal. So much for the Supra, I was seriously considering that as an option, but no longer, it's not even close. I had a Fiero GT V6 back in the early 90s, my aunt still drives it in fact, and I've always, always wanted another mid engine. Never thought it'd be a Corvette, nor as relatively inexpensive and putting you into supercar territory in terms of the performance. Can you imagine what the Z06 and eventual Zr1 variant of this car is going to be like?

    Jay Leno did an 8 min video on YT today with one, seeing how easy it was for him to get into it is a real plus too for taller or body builder/powerlifter type bodies, which makes getting in and out of mid engine Ferrari and a couple McLarens I've jumped into something that would become a real PITA with a long term car. The squared off wheel helps with that too by the looks of it. I've not been so impressed with an initial unveiling ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman.45 View Post
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    I hope GM realizes that the 40,000 they plan on selling in 2020 may be underestimating the market a tad.
    They aren't underestimating anything, they're creating an artificial demand so dealers can inflate the prices 30+%

    Chevrolet - "MSRP of ONLY $70g CAD!!!"

    Dealerships - "Yeah, no, $100g please, non-refundable deposit, and you have to be on the waitlist for 2 years."

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    Meh what Chevy dealer in the country can’t you walk into and see a half dozen corvettes sitting in the showroom and another dozen out back.

    If you want one, you will be able to get one.
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