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Jul 20th, 2019 at 11:58am

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So the C-8 Corvette Stingray will be the base trim level I believe we will see performance upgrades in Z-06, Grand Sport, and the top of the line ZR-1 wouldn't it be a fitting tribute if they made the ZR-1 the ZoRa-1 with the emphasis on the Z/R??
 
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Reply #1 - Jul 29th, 2019 at 4:01pm

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so according to Tadge Juechter the chief engineer for the Corvette the manual transmission is officially extinct in the C-8 regardless of iteration (base Stingray, or upcoming higher performance variants=Z-06, ZR-1)I realize that about 15-20% of Corvette sales are with the manual but I think a sports car needs a manual shift, it may be the way of the future but, here again, they eliminate a consumer's choice. I really wish the old days of ordering a car (especially a Corvette) would return, where you could go in and check off what options you wanted. now, it's all packages and "preferred" equipment groups. may make sense from a corporate standpoint but future car buyers will never get to experience the satisfaction of "building" their car. and, that's too bad....
..................Chris  Smiley Smiley
p.s. still, 495 hp, 0-60 in under 3 seconds and starting under $60,000.00 I don't think they will have any problem selling this series at all! and judging from the turn out in Atlantic City for the C-8's east coast's "debut" it's going to be a hit!
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Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2019 at 5:33am

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I have to agree I purchsed many new cars over the years (almost a hundred) & enjoyed ordering the options I wanted them waited for it to be built & shipped. Still can't get excited about the new C-8..it looks to European to me plus I have an old 68 that can keep up in a straight line & more fun to drive
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Reply #3 - Jul 30th, 2019 at 1:56pm

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Just changing times! I've never "Ordered" a new car! But, We do not change cars very often.
Keep them until they are basically worthless.

I really look forward to seeing vette in person. The mid Engine look is definitely different but I've always liked that look.

I'd be even more interested in a test drive!


I have to wait fr a new vette though. We tease about having a C3. a C6, and a C9! LOL!
His, hers, and ours!


Scott
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 1st, 2019 at 6:29am

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I would take both the Blue Monster and Sharky over a new Corvette anytime...
 

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Reply #5 - Aug 7th, 2019 at 4:35pm

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three interior choices actually harken back to the C-3 series where all of the panels in the interior are the same color (dash, door panels, seats, cabin trim) they are Jet Black, Neutral Dipped and Morello Red I think the Morello red looks very sharp with a silver, black or white exterior.
............Chris  Smiley Smiley
 
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