MR Corvette C8 - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by R1600Turbo, May 16, 2016.

  1. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Savagegeese annoys me. I appreciate their deeper technical insight than most reviewers (it's borderline unparalleled actually), but their painfully serious yet snarky smugness shtick gets old really fast.

    *patiently waits for Speed Academy to get their hands on a C8*
     
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  2. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Yeah I get that, but it doesn't annoy me.
     
  3. dice1998

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    I think there's is some degree of understeer in the car so amateur drivers do not kill themselves. Engineering explained talks about it:

     
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    Every street car is like that, it's standard practice. Except the GT86 which really is a unique case.

    But also consider the case that actual race cars, especially ones with any degree of downforce, are also very stable. It's not for safety, it's for consistency. It's easy to go fast in a predictable car.
     
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    Those all season tires that come on the car and are mentioned in that video are impressive. All season tires have come a long way.
     
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    I'd prefer it was a C3. I still wouldn't respect him, but that'd be cool.
     
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    Let's hope Mark reuss doesn't crash the bugger this time.
     
  11. Tornado

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    Should be fine. The one from a couple of years spun out because he goosed the gas, and since the C8 plows like a dump truck all he has to do is not let off.
     
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    There's a difference between being stable and having massive understeer. At the IMSA weekend, I saw plenty of MR cars over-steering even prototypes. Maybe they'll improve it in the future, but I think GM overcooked the understeer here. And even with their "track" set up there's still too much. Yeah, this car will be bought by a larger audience than the typical MR car, but they didn't strike the right balance.
     
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    I got a call Thursday from a friend that his parents were in Kentucky at the Corvette plant to pick up their new C8 convertible and drive it back to Chicago, and that I should stop by this weekend to check it out.

    He called me back today to say his parents picked up the car, drove it 23 miles from the plant, and the engine blew. Valve spring failure, engine is toast. There was a recall was issued for this the day after their C8 rolled off the line, engine replacement needed. He didn't go into much details, but I assume it is covered either by warranty or the recall. Still a bummer. Needless to say, he told me not to stop by this weekend.
     
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    That sounds like a built-on-friday afternoon car if there ever was one. :lol:
     
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    No idea on what day of the week it was built. but sounds like the recall fix was not applied to cars on the assembly line at that time.
     
  17. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    There's a delivery experience you don't forget.
     
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    First UK review
     
  19. ND4SPD

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    Surprised this isn't here. Likely a less camo'd Z06 running more aero than previously seen. 100820_10.jpg
     
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    Finally saw a C8 on the road. The back end is still a mess in person, but context does help because the car is more sports-car than it looks in one-off photos. So I'd say that the car does not photograph well, but even still, it's not particularly excellent looking. I go for sleeker styling in general though.
     
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    Yeah. I've seen one in person. The back just looks so....not elegant. It's disappointing.
     
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    Information about 5 future C8 models were leaked to Motor Trend

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/2022-chevrolet-corvette-c8-z06-zora-zr1-eray-rumors/

     
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    I never saw this before the election but man they should've put this spot on primetime TV every night for months. This is probably the best ad I've ever seen of his.
     
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    I'm actually excited about a few of those, if they're true and I'm glad that they'll use Zora's name for one of the trims. Though I'm also hoping that there's a Grand Sport somewhere in the future of the C8 lineup.
     
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    They are also putting a rush job on getting rid of the awful button layout, so maybe they can fix the steering wheel too.
     
  27. Keef

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    Do people not like the wheel or something? I think it's a pretty cool look.
     
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    When people get used to a Malibu steering wheel, it's difficult to change.
     
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  30. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I saw another C8 a few days ago in San Francisco from a good 85ft away, the first convertible C8 I've seen in person. From that distance, from the side, and it being the convertible version...it really does pull off the exotic car look in a way no front-engined Corvette ever could have.