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Some quick facts:
Pricing will be just under $60k!
The naturally aspirated V8 has 495 hp/ 470 torque, and a dry sump system
8 speed dual clutch transmission
 

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Pricing and power are great but I'm a little underwhelmed with the styling; but then I've never gotten too excited about the looks of a Lamborghini, Ferrari or NSX. I watched the presentation (can anyone say hyperbole?) and then went into the garage for a comparison look ... I think I'll keep my good ol' Stingray. :tranquillity:
 

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Pricing and power are great but I'm a little underwhelmed with the styling; but then I've never gotten too excited about the looks of a Lamborghini, Ferrari or NSX. I watched the presentation (can anyone say hyperbole?) and then went into the garage for a comparison look ... I think I'll keep my good ol' Stingray. :tranquillity:
i feel the same! My Red 17 Stingray, with 7M, provides this 70 year old with plenty of thrills and excitement, every time I slip behind the wheel. I had hoped that the body style would have had more "chiseled lines"! The realist that I am, I doubt I'll be around for the "reveal" of a C9! Guess I'll make my C7 a "daily driver" and enjoy "every mile with a smile"!
 

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To each there own but i was impressed. And shocked at the pricing. Remains to be seen what actual dealers will be trying to get and what happens when you start building your dream car but starting around 60K almost seems impossible considering the work done to bring to market. I still find it hard to believe you will get a highly optioned C8 under 110K. Local dealer doing there own reveal in August with many local owners invited to wet their appetite on their first delivered C8. I expect to see a 25K add on for dealer mark up .
Hell of a car in my humble opinion.
Have not seen all the colors yet and I am a bit biased but in white it is stunning. As with the C7 it seems it looks great in any color. Very happy with the additional choices in interior and exterior colors. Personally i missed the old days when you could get a complete red or a blue interior. Going to be some beautiful combinations built going forward i believe.
 

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Before last night, ai was very skeptical that I would like the C8’s design, but I have to admit it’s growing on me. The technical specs really get my attention, and the unexpected luggage space was a nice surprise.

I’m very happy with my C7, but could see myself getting a CPO 2021 model in 2022 or 2023.
 

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Local dealer doing there own reveal in August with many local owners invited to wet their appetite on their first delivered C8.
I think the vehicles previewing at dealers are part of Chevy's road show tour as opposed to actual dealer-delivery cars.

Kinda like the looks up until the back half although the expansive horizontal surface of the back end could come in handy when tailgating.
 

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My first thought was ZR1 front end was the inspiration and the Camaro rear-end and Quarter panel was the inspiration. The deck spoiler and 3/4 skirts are uninspiring. The glass cover over the engine compartments looks weird from the top view looking downward.

Overall, it looks nice but I also am alittle underwhelmed based on the pre-hype and comparison to the exotic looks and performance. I am sure as the Z06, Grand Sport and ZR1/Zora versions come out they will stair step toward meeting the hype and expectations.

I get this is just the entry level and you don't want to show your entire hand all at once so I give them the benefit of doubt. I give the car in looks an 8 on scale of 1-10. I am sure in person that it is stunning and beautiful to look at.
 

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I like everything about the design of the C8 except for the rear, which looks a little too busy and a little too Camaro-like for my tastes, but I could live with it. In my book, looking like a Ferrari is a good thing.

I have no immediate plans to replace my C7, and I tend to avoid first-year models on principle, since they tend to still be working through initial bugs. But at this price point, I would seriously consider trading my C7 for a C8 sometime around 2021 or 2022.
 

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There must be 20 or 30 videos in there! I like the 1080p PDR. Plenty to look at until they get their "build your own" app up and running (understand they still have some 2019's to sell).

Everything about the new car appears to be very nicely done. And the entry price is surprisingly low for the content.

I will give them a year or two to work out any remaining issues with the CAN bus, and by then I will probably warm to the new styling.

OK, I still wanna know what the "Z" button on the steering wheel does!! Anyone? Anyone?
 

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The Z button allows you to program various elements of the driving modes into a custom package (e.g. tour suspension, sport exhaust) seems more useful for the various levels of track settings.

Great looking car, but the interior looks cramped, especially for the passenger and there is no interior storage space that I could see other than what the already cramped passenger can put into the footwell or her lap. Nice car for someone, but I am extra thrilled with my C7 this morning.
 

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Im thinking with a $60K starting point my C7 resale just tanked...

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Im thinking with a $60K starting point my C7 resale just tanked...

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I was thinking my C7 M7 value will hold steady and possibly rise.

The <$60K is probably $59,999 and I'm guessing a well appointed Z51 will push $80,000 and the Z06 will break six figures. There will be a $200,000 C8 at the end of the performance curve.

Impressive reveal. Without the camouflage, there's a whole lot of busy lines going on all over the car. Loving my C7 this morning.
 

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Im thinking with a $60K starting point my C7 resale just tanked...

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Yeah, this is probably not a good time to sell a C7. You would think that with all the people out there in internet-land complaining about the looks of the C8, listing all the things they hate about it, there ought to be a buyer for a C7, but I doubt that is the case. Those are mostly just trolls putting out knee-jerk reactions based on the assumption that GM cannot get anything right.

Even though Chevy sells Corvettes in comparatively high volumes, two-seaters are still niche vehicles.

Up until last night, the C7 was the best executed Corvette ever, and that should still mean something in the resale market, eventually. I truly believe that somewhere between 2014 and 2019, the zenith was reached for front engine, rear drive sports cars. Mine having a manual trans makes it even more of a throwback.

What I am truly excited about is what the arrival of the C8 means for the GTLM race car.
 

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I was up till midnight east coast time not intending to watch or realizing it was on till a buddy named Norm sent me the link by e-mail.

My first impression was it's nicer than I expected. I was not overly impressed like I was when I first saw and started reading about the C7 and new I had to get one. A bit shocked that they did not break the 500 hp barrier with the Z51 model and the torque was not where I thought it would be. The 0 to 60 times are impressive under 3 seconds if they hold true and I really like the front end lift feature. That said, I won't even think about looking into buying one for at least 3 years. Let the bugs get exterminated first. I'm still so happy with my current Z51, she'll be around for a long time.
 
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