I’m #7 on the first consensus allocation with my local dealer and I expect my C8 order to be accepted in in October, based upon ELB being constrained.
I got my 2014 in late August and never had an issue it’s been flawless. No qualms about being an early adopter of this C8 masterpiece.
I’ve seen it in person and pics can’t come close imo. As big as a change the C7 was when compared to previous generations the C8 again is a giant leap for Corvette 66 years in the making. jmho.
As far a no manual transmission I get it but GM gets it to and a DCT is the future and it’s way better in all aspects imo.
From 3 on the tree to four on the floor it’s evolution baby. I embrace the change and get a great driving experience paddling my way up and down the gears in my C7 in Manuel mode and it’s my expectation that the smiles I’ll get shifting this DCT in Manuel mode as it moves through the gears in mili-seconds at my command will be a great corvette worthy experience. Jmhofwiw ymmv