MR Corvette C8 - General Discussion

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Chevrolet released one photo of the upcoming C8 Z06 on their IG.
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*Corvette released it.

Idk, it looks kinda bland. The silver isn't aggressive, the wheels aren't aggressive, the spoiler isn't aggressive. I'm sure there will be other combinations but this combo looks like the "GT" spec. I expected more heat.
 

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*Corvette released it.

Idk, it looks kinda bland. The silver isn't aggressive, the wheels aren't aggressive, the spoiler isn't aggressive. I'm sure there will be other combinations but this combo looks like the "GT" spec. I expected more heat.
Mind you, there's a few with pretty aggressive looking aero that's been testing on the nurb along with this car with the least aggressive aero. Most likely will be the Z07 package with the big wing, splitter and canards. I can't wait to see that one.
 
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*Corvette released it.

Idk, it looks kinda bland. The silver isn't aggressive, the wheels aren't aggressive, the spoiler isn't aggressive. I'm sure there will be other combinations but this combo looks like the "GT" spec. I expected more heat.
Disagree with this take. The C6 Z06 is still probably my favorite Corvette ever and that car was quite subtle (aside from being exotic-car wide). I don't like the C8, but I like that the C8 Z06 is more like the C6 Z06 than the C7 Z06...which I hated.
 
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Looks more luxury with the bright wheels. The silver in that pic makes it look like a 458. Not a negative.
Are those twilight's blackesd out? If so, that'd be nice.
 
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5.5l flat-plane crank V8, 670hp @ 8400rpm and normally aspirated, going to be called LT6.
Down ~700cc. Interesting. I'd get destroking for turbochargers.
This would have actually have been the appropriate engine to call LT5.
I neither agree nor disagree, but I'd be interested to know your reasoning.

What should the C7 ZR1 motor have been called?
 

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Really like that red convertible they're showing with the black roll pillars. Gives it a 720S Spider vibe from a couple angles.

Edit* Guess I'll have to play around with their configurator later tonight or wait til' they update it. Lots of stuff not loading properly.
 
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Down ~700cc. Interesting. I'd get destroking for turbochargers.

I neither agree nor disagree, but I'd be interested to know your reasoning.

What should the C7 ZR1 motor have been called?
I'm guessing to be a spiritual successor to the original Lotus-developed, DOHC C4 ZR-1 LT5.
 
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Down ~700cc. Interesting. I'd get destroking for turbochargers.
Flat plane crank V8s suffer from secondary imbalance. They've no doubt gone with such an over-square design to reduce piston speed in an attempt to minimize vibrations. 5.5 is still huge for a flat plane crank V8.
 
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I'm guessing to be a spiritual successor to the original Lotus-developed, DOHC C4 ZR-1 LT5.
The Gen V LT5 has something in common with the C4's DOHC LT5 that no engine built for the C8 ever will. It went into a front-engine, RWD Corvette from the factory.

:sly:

No doubt the LT6 will end up in restomods.

[Edit: I hadn't caught that the LT6 is DOHC. Yeah, that seems more deserving of the designation. Apologies.]

Flat plane crank V8s suffer from secondary imbalance. They've no doubt gone with such an over-square design to reduce piston speed in an attempt to minimize vibrations. 5.5 is still huge for a flat plane crank V8.
Very good point. I hadn't considered the implications of the 180° crank.

Jeebus. I just looked up the bore and stroke. Wild. Quick head math says that's even more oversquare than Ma Mopar's 400 big block.
 
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I love everything about this, except that starter position is scaring me.

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Northstar ptsd all over again.
 

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I love everything about this, except that starter position is scaring me.

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Northstar ptsd all over again.
That's where Toyota put the starter on the 2UZ, down in the valley. Protects it from weather and dirt, keeps the temperature consistent, etc. Mine is stock and going on 190k miles. Apparently they never even need replaced, just a quick and cheap rebuild kit and they're good for another life cycle that most cars never achieve.

But that's a Toyota part. Results may vary lol.

Z07 aero with black base Z06 wheels would look good imo. Don't really like the 5 star carbon wheels.
They're mostly a marketing gimmick anyway. Race cars don't use carbon wheels for a reason, partially durability and mostly heat dissipation. Metal wheels act as huge heat sinks for the brakes and tires. The only reason we used carbon wheels on the FSAE car was because we never generated any brake heat anyway which allowed the weight advantage to become justifiable. On a road car they don't make sense from any standpoint except insane profit margin.
 
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That's where Toyota put the starter on the 2UZ, down in the valley. Protects it from weather and dirt, keeps the temperature consistent, etc. Mine is stock and going on 190k miles. Apparently they never even need replaced, just a quick and cheap rebuild kit and they're good for another life cycle that most cars never achieve.

But that's a Toyota part. Results may vary lol.
Now just imagine it as a GM part mounted midship. 😅
 
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I like it. I've always been a fan of the wide body Z models but I'm not sure how wider fenders would look on the C8
 
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I like it. I've always been a fan of the wide body Z models but I'm not sure how wider fenders would look on the C8
Looking at the rear end photo, the wide body helps the rear bumper vents look less weird. The standard Stingray made those look like a styling move to break up all of the plastic on the rear.

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Interesting little bit of trivia


As revealed in Motortrend's first impression of the Z06 and confirmed to us by a GM spokesperson, the "Corvette team" benchmarked early C8 prototypes against a Ferrari 458, way back when the C8 was wrapped in a Holden Ute body shell. That would've been about 2013 or 2014, before the 488 GTB came out. When it did finally drop, GM sold off its 458 and bought one—only to sell the 488 and purchase another used 458. The naturally aspirated Ferrari wasn't just more analogous to the Z06 than the 488 and its forced induction; the 458 was apparently, as Motortrend put it, "more soulful."
 

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You'll find a number of Ferrari owners who actually share that same opinion, surprisingly.
 
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