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  1. 3 points
    I like the idea of an EV with a manual transmission.
  2. 3 points
    What would be really cool is if Ford actually built something like this as a production car. Concept cars come and go and are quickly forgotten. Build a Mustang GTE or Shelby GT-800E...
  3. 3 points
    I'm just going to enjoy it as a movie and not over analyze it... I know it's not a documentary. There have been plenty of those over the years, along w/ books. Going to see it in my local theater w/ the huge reclining assigned seats, THX sound and big screen will be fun.
  4. 2 points
  5. 2 points
    LOL Balthy, see wut you started? It was not peaches... it was yellow bell pepper.
  6. 2 points
    So...a GIF like this appropriate then? @USA-1 In pics, that front end looks bulky. Lost in translation happens with pictures. True true. That GPS front lifting memory feature is awesome. Corvette engineers thought of many things to cater to those finicky exotic car owners. They did their homework... EDIT @Robert Hall Barrett J happens just before XMAS or right about New Years Day, right? The Montreal Show is mid January... You cant go then...I cant just retreat that GIF...I NEED to see the C8 before you...
  7. 2 points
    Purist's will always be upset with change. The aftermarket guys are already blowing minds with C8 add on's. It will be great to see the C8 and Z06 next year as well as "Zora" in the near future rip the hater trolls to shreds and take euro exotics down at a fraction of their cost. Heck the BASE C8 Stingray is already on par with many foreign mid engine exotics. I can't wait to see what the AWD Hypercar C8 Zora 5.5L TT 850hp flat plane crank V8 mid ship and 200hp dual traction motors in front. Bring it Europe! https://www.topspeed.com/cars/chevrolet/2020-chevrolet-c8-corvette-zr1-ar165292.html
  8. 2 points
    Ive been on youtube and several automotive sites searching for ANY C8 content. Ive also read hundreds if not thousands of comments on those sites and videos regarding the C8 I found out that the majority of people all over the world (And yeah...Ive listened to GERMAN youtube videos, and Ive read GERMAN comments...google translate for the comments but I have NO clue what the videos said...) That the C8 is MOSTLY well perceived. Fans from all kinds of types of vehicles applaud GM for having the balls to switch to mid-engine for the Corvette. A vocal minority, but big numbers just the same just wished that GM kept the Corvette front engined the way it was. Most comments liked the C8's exterior looks. Most comments were about it looked BETTER than the other mid-engined exotics out there. Trolls on US content commented how it looked like an Acura NSX or it was a Walmart Ferrari. I do not think the German comments were trolly, but it was fairly even split between the German folk liking the exterior looks, better than the C7 and C6 or those that liked the C8 but find the looks to be more European and that was a set back because at least the C7 and C6 had American styling design (same with the placement of the engine, these folk applauded the mid-engine effort but stated that the Corvette lost its specialness by being Front engined RWD) and those that hated it because it reminded them too much of a Ferrari design. But many many many comments were how before they would NEVER consider a Corvette, but the C8 won them over. Price and performance with that mid-engine layout being the reasons given. Some said...(who knows if they really own a 911 or Ferrari) that they would now ditch their German and Italian rides for the Corvette C8. On the interior....hands down...comments were about how much better it looks and seems to be than previous generations. However, in the German comments, there were some trolls that called the Corvette American junk and that it will never hold a candle to a 911, BMW, Audi or Mercedces. Just an anecdotal post...take that what you want from this post. Enjoy it or rip me into pieces for it...
  9. 2 points
    We can thank Mr. Jim Perkins, who is now no longer with us, for saving the Corvette from the bean counters at GM in the late 90's. Neat write up at C&D. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a21052428/how-the-chevrolet-corvette-was-saved-from-extinction-twice-feature/
  10. 2 points
    If Cadillac had an interior like that in an Escalade, Cadillac could raise the base price of an Escalade by at least $30,000 to $50,000 from where it is right now. Too bad Cadillac will NOT do that. Car/CUV interiors still matter.
  11. 2 points
    Clearing out C7 inventory is more important than the 40 day strike. I suspect that the strike hurt other GM operations MORE than the resulting 90 day delay on the C8 Corvette.
  12. 2 points
    Toyota currently uses at least 3 other manufacturer's platforms: Mazda for the Yaris Subaru for the 86 BMW for the Supra Must keep the parts departments busy.
  13. 2 points
    Thank you! Exactly my point. It seems @oldshurst442 have difficulty understanding that.
  14. 2 points
    @oldshurst442 Again nobody claims it is a documentary and the points you made are not that significant, it probably was a number of reasons why Ferrari did what he did. Also, MotorTrend review points out to many inaccuracies too. My point was that according to the first reviews (not just from Motor Trend) the movie should be great, it tells the overall story very well and it is a great racing movie. Also, the simple fact remains that a simple "chicken farmer" kicked Ferrari's @ss.
  15. 2 points
    The next 6-cylinder from FCA will be a turbocharged inline 6.
  16. 2 points
    You must not have exposed them to enough Helix or Honeymoon Suite when they were younger.
  17. 2 points
    Oh...yes they are. Some are. Some are not. But...tell you one thing. Even with today's cleaner cars, leave your car running in a closed environment and see how you fair and then come and tell me that emission laws are overboard. Catalytic converters and technology have come a long way since the 1970s. When push comes to shove...automakers WILL find a solution. When left alone....chaos ensues. Hell, chaos ensues when there are rules. A famous saying in NASCAR ...Tom Petty...oops..Richard Petty, (RIP TOM)...said if you aint cheatin', you aint tryin' THIS is regarding rules and regulations when in place and anarchy STILL ensues. When no laws and regulations exist, all hell breaks loose. And this is the kind of mind set that Detroit...and Wolfsburg go by. Not a good thing for you and me, buddy.
  18. 2 points
    Basically what he said. I try to be aware of my biases, even wrote some thoughts on it a few years back - https://contradictoryenigmas.tumblr.com/post/154206882939/bias-creep-redux
  19. 2 points
    This Jeep FC double cab at SEMA is pretty cool..
  20. 1 point
    You young kids still needing a Tet to make you happy with a bottle. I like the real thing if you get my drift.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    Couch verb 1. express (something) in language of a specified style.
  23. 1 point
    One could argue that it isn't though...'world' can be used in non-global contexts.
  24. 1 point
    Never mind... *SIGH* my post was stolen by Bob...beat me to it by mere seconds...
  25. 1 point
    Since it's all future stuff, have to couch it in non-definite terms. Reality is complex.
  26. 1 point
    You should post a pic of that BBQ mac & cheese casserole you made yesterday- that looked pretty good!
  27. 1 point
    Im actually older than you. 46. I dont drink or eat in my car either. My kids on the other hand...different story.
  28. 1 point
    Lol well I'm 43 and pretty fit but ok... And no the cup holders haven't always been great especially in the C5, but I don't eat or drink in my Vette other than water in a bottle at times. Gettin' old ya old Canuck!
  29. 1 point
    Cheap oil AND low taxes on gasoline. Most of the world taxes petroleum and its distillates much higher than we do here in the USA. When US gas prices mirror European gas prices, the USA will almost certainly race towards pure EVs.
  30. 1 point
    I wrote that 7 hours ago. That the movie aint out yet. This whole thing... I just said I hope its not a crappy American flag waving shytfest. And it made at least 3 folk angry with me for saying and PROVING that this whole Ford GT40 LeMans thing has some deep and flawed folklore to it... Their defense: Its a movie and movies are meant to be enjoyed. A back handed insult to me... Where I look for accuracy in a movie about ACTUAL EVENTS, they chastise me for wanting that in THIS movie... I guess becsause its not a documentary, and just a "movie", crappy American flag waving shytfests should be the norm when an American is involved in ANY historical event when depicted in a movie... I guess I insulted their PATRIOTISM for fake MAGA flag waving folklore...
  31. 1 point
    Seems the reports of only early this year and late last year that battery price per kW would be $187 per kW by 2025 are way off after massive advancements have the battery industry heading to $87 per kW battery pack cost by 2025. https://chargedevs.com/newswire/new-report-cost-and-performance-of-batteries-improving-much-faster-than-forecast/
  32. 1 point
    writes: What are you talking about? Mid-engined exotic car owners are not finicky. Where is your proof that mid-engined exotic owners are finicky? I dont buy that at all. You are generalizing and that is a not good when stating your opinions on a car forum. writes: Yeah...I know. Forbes is stating that the car demographic for mid-engined exotics should favor the launch of the C8 due to the fact that.............. Motor Trend did a study of................. Cars and Safety Weekly says that the young Millennials that are to buy the C8................ This @oldshurst442 guy just doesn't get it. writes: Im gonna have fun test driving it no matter what he says. writes: ( on my post) Yes. But I sat in it and well...Im 8 feet 9 inches tall and because its a GM product, I could fit easily in it because its a GM product and the C8 is also mid-engined but a comparable Ferrari...well the Ferrari sucks because Im 8 feet 9 inches tall and I cant fit my oversized legs and torso in the car. To which I write back to all of you: Listen: Alls Im saying is that Chevrolet nearly killed the Corvette program because....... and I hope Chevrolet will find a way to keep its core buyers intact while keeping new buyers happy and I hope they find new secrets of success in making new loyal Corvette buyers for the next 60 years. And...well, its true that the mid-engined crowd's demands are a little different than what Chevrolet knows about the "muscle car" crowd. writes back: What do you mean the muscle car crowd is different.... writes back: Muscle Car Review and Hot Rod Chevy say that............
  33. 1 point
    The heads of the UAW I heard, will eventually be prosecuted for some kind of fraud. One guy resigned in hopes of eliminating his chances of being arrested? Did I hear that correct? Anyway, the C8 looks to be like a fantastic machine. I just hope Chevy could keep customers interested in it for another 60 years. It was a tough sell at times when it was front engined, yet it kept its core buyers intact. But as we all know, the Corvette program was nearly killed of several times in its history, the latest from C4 to the C5 due to waning customers and not making money on it and almost from the C6 to the C7 due to the bankruptcy. Now that its core buyers are conflicted, will it have a fresh new core buyers to keep it going for another 60 years? The mid-engined crowd is a finicky bunch...
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  36. 1 point
    The problem with shopping at local retailers is I'd have to leave the house and deal with crowds, deal with parking lots, etc. Ordering from my phone or computer is so much more efficient for me. Content comes to me, rather than me going out and seeking content. And Prime is great for streaming movies and tv shows. Though I do enjoy trips to Ace Hardware and Home Depot for home stuff and don't mind my local grocery.
  37. 1 point
    I have a weird sentiment on the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Some days I like the car, other days I do not. Side profile reminds me too much of a BMW, and I HATE on BMWs for the most part. But the over all styling of the Giulia is more often sexy to me than not. And I do like the exhaust notes of that turbo 2.9. An inline turbo 6 on a future Giulia will bring it that much closer to mimic a BMW, which I strangely applaud and can get very excited about. *hmmmmm* Great idea indeed to have a TTI6 Giulia. Could I get excited about a possible TTI6 Challenger SRT ACR or Challenger SRT "Wraith" in the near future? I think I can, yes!!!
  38. 1 point
    Oh stop. Every company goes through these types of cycles. Seemingly nothing for a few years and then BAM! Ten new models in two years.
  39. 1 point
    Everyone has some biases, and automotive journalists have them to some degree too. But to say that car magazines choose one car over another just because of advertising money or some hidden payouts I think is just wrong.
  40. 1 point
    I don't think we have many dirt bike riders here, but I guess we'll see.
  41. 1 point
    Urea injection doesn't do either of those things.
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  43. 1 point
    Ford Mustang Lithium? Im glad Ford got serious about mental health and got the Mustang some help. Bi-Polar disorder needs to be addressed. I knew there was a problem ever since that Mustang II waaaay back in the '70s
  44. 1 point
    If you think so, you should definitely call me out on it, and @William Maley too. I'm not saying that all writers do it, but there are some pretty clear biases out there.
  45. 1 point
    Most of the development occurred in the UK, and after Shelby got involved--- two years into the program--- he was flying back and forth from LA to the UK and occasionally to Detroit...weekly..(the facility was in an airport hangar at Heathrow, I believe)... from the book, IIRC.
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  47. 1 point
    I call bullsh!t on anybody saying magazines are biased toward sponsorship. Maybe I'm ignorant but I believe there are too many writers/editors who have enough pride and respect in their work to just write something they don't believe in.
  48. 1 point
    Since I don't have Apple Car Play, I just start playing a playlist or album on the app on my phone and stream it to the Jeep head unit over bluetooth or USB..works fine that way. That's got to be unusual being in the Seattle area but not an Amazon customer. I've been using Amazon for 22+ years, Prime for at least 15 years. Get deliveries from them several times a week.
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