When it was time to replace my Infiniti, was certain next ride would be a two-door sportscar w stick. Could get into a NISMO, couldn't get out. Figured a used Corvette would fit my budget and performance needs. Could get in, couldn't get out.I have a C6 Z06, I can get in it and see out just fine- getting out is a whole other story for us retirees. Love the SS
c7 just doens't have any actual practical application.You poor tall guys, I fit in anything. Now whether I can see over the dash is another issue. :grin The Tahoe is getting a little long in the tooth. Maybe I can score a deal on C7 Z....
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The C7 should continue on for several more model years. The C8 simply has no appeal to me, the spy shots of it just look like an 80s Ferrari, and the exhaust note is depressingly weak. No reason for GM to take a step backwards to OHC other than to copy cat rivals.
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Turbos are pretty tune-able.I totally agree. The C8 is depressing.
Being auto only and OHC means that its going to be pretty DOA as far as tuning is concerned.
I expect the C7 to dominate for the next years.
Turbos are pretty tune-able.
Also I dont think the manual is completely written off.
MR helps differ it from the FR camaro which it's starting to compete with performance wise.
I'm looking forward to them shaking things up in the MR field, much the way acura did in the 90's with the nsx.
I think we'll have to wait and see with most of your comments.MR does help differ but historically MR has problems with cooling, especially in turbocharged applications.
Working on MR cars is also prohibitive and time consuming as there is often little space and no way to get to things in the engine compartment.
I had a few friends with MR2's and they ultimately gave up on them due to the MR limitations.
Even today when the NSX has become quite a bit more affordable there are only a few of them in the racing scene due to their limited cooling and prohibitive working and space options.
I did see a cover on Car and Driver talking about how there is no manual C8. If they do decide to change their mind down the road.... they better do alot of marketing to counteract the covers of magazines that enthusiasts like myself have already seen.
The other problem with OHC turbo setups is that the overall power they can make is limited more by boost lag factors. As with any turbo setup, you will trade boost lag for more power.
Unless Chevy has some magical turbo setup (I've seen some images / renders of the CT6-V engine and its not even close to magical) on the C8 with alot of headroom while still having lightning quick spooling times... the car will become laggy and semi-unresponsive just as the porsche's and AMG's have become.
I hope they do make a monstrously fast car that beats most every hypercar on the planet.
Unfortunately at that time I see that the corvette C8 will just become a hypercar itself... being priced out of reality for 90%+ of buyers.
With it being built on a brand new OHC platform... all of the chevy tuning heritage will have gone out the window with this new platform as-well. Meaning that modding will be limited to deep pocketed owners who want to fund shops time + R&D costs to do anything with these cars.
Lastly if the cars do come with a high price tag (rumors are so far that it will be 100k+ starting) then it will fall into the category of Nissan GTR meaning that you will be looking at 200-300k aftermarket built cars which is a far cry from the lineage of chevy enthusiast budget and global support.
Here's an assist device, but it's not recommended for use within an enclosed garage.I am 6 foot tall, and find it cumbersome getting in and out of the car. I know if I bought one, some idiot would post videos of me trying for 15 mins to get out.
Oh well. Maybe an enclosed garage with a special device to help you in and out....