MR Corvette C8 - General Discussion

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

  1. Naveek Darkroom

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    A good excuse to revive the XLR name, I'd say.

    Interesting stuff. Speaking of Cadillacs and turbo V8s, wasn't the CT6 supposed to get one too?
     
  2. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Clearly a lie cause no one would ever tell you about GM job hiring when you're a Ford man, case solved. I did it boys :sly:
     
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    A turbo V8 isn't out of the question if that's where the market is going. It would very likely help them solve some of the problems they've had with the LT4, and if it is a downsized turbo V8, it might help them sneak in under some regs in Europe and elsewhere with a premium option.

    Still, I don't think GM would ever step fully away from a naturally aspirated small-block. Not yet.
     
  4. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    It's sad that racing seems to be the reason for this if in fact a small over head cam 4l v8 tt comes out as a result. I still don't see why being mid engine is necessary for all this.
     
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    I told her if worked for GM there would be a large, undesirable amount of backlash from a lot of people :lol:
     
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    Unless it is a Cadillac wearing a Corvette skin over an MR chassis, which would make a hell of a lot more sense. If the rumors are true that Cadillac is taking over the LMP mantle from the Corvette DPs, and if Cadillac wants to tie their potential racing success to an actual car, a turbo DOHC V8 would make a hell of a lot of sense. Probably matched to that new 10-speed gearbox.

    Here's what I'd wonder, though... Would GM really bother to go through all of the R&D on a bespoke chassis for a low-volume Cadillac? Or would they engineer the C8's platform to be configurable to different layouts?
     
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    They could call it the Northstar LMP 2, with the tagline "This one won't catch on fire."
     
  8. catamount39

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    Yeah let's not go there. :sick: :lol:
     
  9. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    It could, I agree this is a possibility. However, if GM feel that the prospect of GTE is going to stay being dominated by tt engines then the only solutions are to stick with NA and hope for a break through, leave, or build a tt engine. Also the XLR shared a chassis with two generations of Corvette, so if they're going to do a new supercar I don't see why both can't exist.
     
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    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/...chevrolet-corvette-might-have-just-been-outed




    Here's the page in question:
    http://katechengines.com/performance/vehicles/c8-corvette-zr1zora/
     
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    the article was from July 4th so i thought it hasn't been shared here lol

    i think it's just speculation ?
     
  15. bremics

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    I'm though speculation suggests they would treat it like an additional trim level? So if it came out it would more likely be 2019 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Zora?
     
  16. catamount39

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    Still betting money on a Daytona Prototype tribute trim.
     
  17. Naveek Darkroom

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    That would be cool. I'd love to see a variant (perhaps a track oriented one) with a body kit that looks like the Corvette DP.

    Wow. This is something.

    Also, "LT5" and they've apparently trademarked "ZR1" again. Just pointing that out. I wonder if the mid engine Corvette is meant to compete against the Ford GT.
     
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    I don't like that picture at all, the one with the orange corvette front. I know it's a concept, but I hope they don't borrow too much from the C7.
     
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    Am i the only one around here who wants FR over MR cars?
     
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    Are they bringing out a ZR1 C7 like they did with the C6 or will they just keep the Z06 like they did with the C5?
     
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    FR's are amazing.
     
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    I don't understand why they would do this to the Corvette.

    It's has been a sales monster in the FR configuration for so long. Why possibly ruin that by making it a, most likely, more expensive MR setup?

    Keep the Corvette FR, build a twice as expensive exotic competitor MR with a different name tag.
     
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    Even better, give it to Cadillac. They haven't built an interesting car in a few years now.
     
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    The rumor is a mid engined Corvette placed above the regular FR Corvette in the lineup
     
  27. catamount39

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    That's what they should've done, unfortunately they aren't it seems. :(
     
  28. R1600Turbo

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    We don't know that yet. All speculation at this point.
     
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    Two things worth noting direct from Cadillac's President.

    On the XLR.
    EDIT: He also talked about Cadillac Racing expanding (look at his brand history) but that answer has since been deleted.
     
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    ...because they have a brand and that brand sells by track numbers. They want a few tenths off on laptimes so that they can claim equivalent performance against some other benchmark. They may also have seen engineering reasons for it for weight/cost reduction.
     
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