Corvette C8 Mid Engine Zora

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  1. 302BOB

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    It also could be that GM/Chevy were a little scared of putting the Vette into another range of car buyers..............???
     
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    Oh production IS coming. Guaranteed.


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    As it was in the 70’s. Hope it happens this time.
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    With that wrap it makes it look like it just slithered out of pond scum.
     
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    Good observation Slayer, it does kind or look like a spotted salamander!
     
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    If they cant unload the moderately priced units they have now. Will corporate agree to a total retool, to go mid-engine?
    Just my opinion, GM is its own competition. Too many overlapping designs.
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    So much this. I'd march straight to the nearest dealer with a wad of cash for a mid-engine Ford in the same price range (would prefer a little cheaper but you have to pay to play). I think that'd be the only car where I wouldn't feel any heartburn about getting rid of the Mustang, and it has to be a Ford because I don't want to be pilloried by everyone I know.
     
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    Found this quote about problems they continue to have in finalizing development. Could be one of the greatest sales pitches I've ever heard:

    "Problems are allegedly not limited to those digital, but also those mechanical. Prototypes fitted with twin-turbo V-8s producing between 900 and 1,000 horsepower have reportedly suffered from structural distortion so severe that the engine compartment's glass hatch was breaking. These are in line with previous rumors which claimed that the C8 will use a twin-turbo V-8 to achieve hypercar-like performance, with acceleration so "frightening" that GM has supposedly consulted with lawyers about the potential risk of selling something so fast."
     
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    Sounds like spin. "We made a beast which is so powerful, we cant control it....yet".
    1976 all over again.
     
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    I predict it will make 10-15 horsepower more than current versions, but "the potential is there for 900-1000."

    And just like that, they're all sold out.
     
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    Just don't let any execs drive it as a pace car...
     
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    Be nice.
     
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    Let me at it!!!

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