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  2. This C8 looks as fast as an AMG GT R for half the money, looks almost as fast to a 911 Turbo for 1/3rd the money. That makes the Corvette a hell of a performance bargain. But that doesn’t mean AMG, Porsche or Ferrari people will buy a Corvette, those people are not choosing a car on value. I think the Corvette is 100% worth the price tag and even more so $60k base for a mid engine V8 car is insane. And a lot of vehicles out there are not worth their price tag. On value the Corvette has a really strong argument, it is Tahoe money and look at the engineering difference that goes into the two. The Corvette is outstanding value for the performance. But the Germans and Italians are not selling on a performance/value equation so I don’t think it will really have any effect on them.
  3. At my local Cadillac dealership for an oil change on the SS. Watched them prep this and move it in for sale. According to my sales rep, was traded in for a CT6 Blackwing.
  4. Is it a convertible, or really more of a ‘targa’? I see jutting, rigid B-Pillars there. Be a shame if the ‘targa’ loses the see-thru engine cover... Via my observation, the only people who call the car a ‘Chevy’ have no intention of buying to begin with.
  5. I definitely believe a badge snob will let the Chevy part hold it back. It's a Chevy and not a Porsche. That's just how it's going to be.
  6. I’m actually not, and I’ve been here before as being against legal separation of the Corvette form Chevrolet. I’m well aware of what it technically is, but it does have a tangible firewall between it and everything else Chevy does (including what they do wrong). I think ‘making the Corvette a Cadillac’ is just stupid, moreso because of how ‘insulated’ it is from the rest of the brand. In other words, I do not believe a serious consumer is holding the fact that its titled ‘Chevrolet’ stop their purchase if they love the car otherwise.
  7. It goes even deeper; it’s such an ingrained Americana thing that it doesn’t have to be One Brand Only, but it sure as hell is unlikely to be a Japanese brand.
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  9. The convertible looks sharp also. I like the looking down on from above angle.
  10. Sounds like you’re gonna save your loose change and get a new corvette when it’s out!
  11. Nope NEVER gonna happen, Toyota is missing a very important DNA link to get a full size Body on Frame truck right. Called Red Neck DNA which is missing from the Japanese society. Without this, they will never understand the individualistic nature of die hard, hard core Truck buyers that will never leave their birth truck for another brand.
  12. I know both sides of my family are german, have never visited the huge felt clan in Missiouri which of all places is weird to me considering that both sides came from the mountains of Germany. I am happy with my life, my local family and have never really saw why some need to know their last 4, 5 or more generations of family. Interesting to say the least. On Depeche Mode this morning as I work.
  13. It is in the same category of MB Vaporware Hypercar thing that has not been made street legal and keeps getting delayed, delayed, delayed and I suspect canceled and refunds issued. If they actually do deliver the auto, it will be to people in countries that do not have emission rules and by then NO ONE WILL CARE as the hype will be gone from this hyper car as everyone will be focused on this Lotus over a petro guzzling global warming auto that cannot idle at the stop light.
  14. Sounds to Voice is perfect now. Only thing to do now to finish the polish is use a diffuser in front of the mic to keep the pop from your voice when you start to speak. This will blend out what we all do when we start talking, the natural pop in our voice. Nice Job Drew, you took a marketing video, added your own twist with a pleasing background music and clear information about the new models. Excellent job, more companies would benefit from a delivery like this over the hyped up fast n furious cut cut cut cut cut puke of info in less than a min approach they are using today.
  15. Very few of the 60k vettes will be made and that’s ok. Those will be 1LT including the all season tires. Which most vette buyers will want the fe3 suspension and performance tires. That will in addition to other option groups probably kick most 2lt showroom vettes into the 80k range. And that’s still ok IMO. The 1LT does not have ability to have blind spot monitor by the way. The nicer equipped camaro ss now sort of becomes the new front engine corvette replacement. If you need the engine in front and the camaro back seat is useless anyways. There is your new front engine corvette.
  16. Yup, his brand has like 1 trim of vehicle that will be able to hold a candle to whatever trim Vette throws down all while having like 10 priced above it. Even the AMG GT R isn't as quick as the C8, taking both manufacturers for their word.
  17. I think that will be truly delivered once GM has their skateboard platform that will allow an easy shell swap between brands with different software programming and just attach the new carriage to the skateboard and ship it.
  18. I love how you continue to shift the insults around. From your first post about monochromatic interiors, which was wrong btw, to your historical posts about its six figure pricing (also wrong), to who you think buys a Vette, you just go out of your way to slam it. Guess that’s the reality of seeing a domestic sports car that is going to eat the Germans lunch for far less coin so you have to pretend that there are these imaginary flaws that make it less than what it is.
  19. GM should have done this before all the Italian garbage auto's did it and everyone else. They could have been leading in this segment 40 plus years ago. Now I think due to Marketing, it is a requirement that the Corvette goes mid engine, yet this could also be a testing as they are still making the traditional last gen corvette for a while too. Be interesting to monitor corvette sales and see which one comes out on top. Yes and your comment is such a Millennial thing to say!
  20. Such an old white guy thing to say...
  21. Essentially, the engine overheated and the radiator blew up on a long trip down I-95. The engine was a 231 V6 (no turbo or supercharger).
  22. Yea, Saw that but questioned if it was legit since Ford has never led like that, but then on hind sight, I guess they are leap frogging the luxury auto's with Lincoln. Dedicated Spark plug gap tool?
  23. The exact same reason neither Ford nor GM ever took small cars seriously: not in their DNA. For Ford or GM to take on the Toyota Corolla/Yaris and/or the Honda Civic/Fit is almost an economic suicide mission at this point. If Detroit wanted to take down Civic/Corolla, then the Detroit three would have had to dedicate everything and their children to take them down back in the early 1970s. Instead the public gets the Chevy Vega and the Ford Pinto, neither of which were good enough.
  24. I always immensely enjoy when local Posrche club has autocross event together with everybody else at a local SCCA club. Seeing these self important dentists and financial brokers in their 911 get killed in cars that costs fraction of the cost of their cars is always a great pleasure. You maybe can buy 911 or Ferrari but you can't buy skill.
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