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      03-17-2020, 07:45 PM   #1431
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Virus talk by UAW means they want to shut down all plants for at least 2 weeks.
Wonder how that will change production schedules. Would later ones be pushed to 2021 model ? For same price ? Virus is going to mess things up,I am afraid.
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      03-18-2020, 12:27 PM   #1432
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I hate the small wing on this car... the higher wing is better but still kind of meh. I like how the car looks wingless but I'm sure the wing does help somewhat with downforce. Will be nice to see what the aftermarket comes up with.

New/no wing, new wheels and better-looking exhaust like the Magnaflow and the C8 looks infinitely better.
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I like the smaller wing, pass on the larger, want to see some nice CCW Five spoke wheels with maybe wider rubber, magna exhaust is better sounding and looks a lot nicer then the stock tips and most importantly for me I’m waiting to see who comes up with a S/C first and how much it puts down. Might go that route instead of waiting for the Z version.
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Copied this vid from the SOUL thread, didn't wanna pollute their promo. I'm curious as to what's up with the weird shifts. You can hear most are nice crisp DCT kicks, but the occasional few sort of hesitate, it sounds like a high rpm stall, and then it grabs the next gear. Anyone else notice this?

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Copied this vid from the SOUL thread, didn't wanna pollute their promo. I'm curious as to what's up with the weird shifts. You can hear most are nice crisp DCT kicks, but the occasional few sort of hesitate, it sounds like a high rpm stall, and then it grabs the next gear. Anyone else notice this?
I thought he was hitting the brakes abruptly to keep from going crazy speeds, so it was downshifting quick, perhaps right after an upshift.
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      03-20-2020, 09:59 PM   #1437
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I thought he was hitting the brakes abruptly to keep from going crazy speeds, so it was downshifting quick, perhaps right after an upshift.
At 0:49 in the in-car cam, you can get a good reference for what is going on. Seems to me like he is full on the go-pedal, it's just hesitating on the upshift.

Also, after paying closer attention, it does not seem that the C8 in SOUL's video is past the 500 mile "break in" or whatever it's called. The RPM limit is not near 7000 as it should be, but rather closed to 5000. This COULD be, and most likely is, the reason for the weird shifts.
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      03-21-2020, 12:09 AM   #1438
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At 0:49 in the in-car cam, you can get a good reference for what is going on. Seems to me like he is full on the go-pedal, it's just hesitating on the upshift.

Also, after paying closer attention, it does not seem that the C8 in SOUL's video is past the 500 mile "break in" or whatever it's called. The RPM limit is not near 7000 as it should be, but rather closed to 5000. This COULD be, and most likely is, the reason for the weird shifts.
If you look in the video, you see the brake lights right at the end before that in-cockpit segment, and when he gets to the same point in-cockpit, it sure seems like he's hit the brakes, engine winds down, trans downshifts. I'd put money on it, given the brake lights, he's braking to keep from reaching insane triple digit speeds on a public road. Car downshifting to stay "ready", as I would expect a trans of that caliber to.
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      03-21-2020, 06:44 AM   #1439
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And Hensseys work is barely a week from the first cars hitting the dealers. As always with Corvette all the usual builders will be turning this car into Mr. Hyde.
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      03-31-2020, 10:35 PM   #1442
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Interesting and concerning article on the C8:

Motor1 : The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Has An Ergonomics Problem.
https://www.motor1.com/features/4051...s-problem/amp/
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Interesting and concerning article on the C8:

Motor1 : The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Has An Ergonomics Problem.
https://www.motor1.com/features/4051...s-problem/amp/
Who is this guy? Is it really a "transmission tunnel" when there is no transmission or driveshaft there? Or is it part of the spine that makes the car so stiff. More clickbait.

I'll be concerned, but not really, when I see something similar from Randy Pobst.
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Raging Bull vs. America’s sports car.
Comparing the two newest editions of cars built for street and track work, one born in Bolognese the other Bowling Green and an interesting result. The underdog new world car handles itself very well against the much higher priced beast in this preliminary test. The Scrappy American more than held its own. I can’t wait to see what they do with the Z06 no doubt it’s going to be a giant killer.
https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...n-test-review/
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There's a used C8 on Autotrader for $115k LMAO
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There's a used C8 on Autotrader for $115k LMAO
I would like to counter that with a $165k C8. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/pomona-2020-chevrolet-corvette-3lt-z51/7099894515.html

Lots of people with hopes of some easy cash.
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Virus talk by UAW means they want to shut down all plants for at least 2 weeks.
Wonder how that will change production schedules. Would later ones be pushed to 2021 model ? For same price ? Virus is going to mess things up,I am afraid.
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Rumors continue to swirl. Half the people in corvette forums say if you are status 3000, you’re still getting a 2020 C8 and they can build 2020s through September, like they did with the 2019s. Others are saying anyone with an order will get pushed to a 2021 whenever the factory starts up. Orders for 2021s start May 31st unless anything else changes.
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I had a white C8 pass me the other day. Didn't get any pics, but it looked quite good. Believe it was a Z51 pack because of the spoiler. The front looks better than the rear in my opinion, definitely very "exotic" looking.
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I would like to counter that with a $165k C8. https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/...099894515.html

Lots of people with hopes of some easy cash.
I want a C8 myself, but you have to be a complete idiot to pay these prices
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Let's chart how fast that car goes from 165 to 10 (in terms of dollars, haha)




I like where Chevy is going with Corvette! There's just something ingrained in me that will never allow me to own one.
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Hennessy, a respected name in the Corvette world. A quick clip of the Company’s latest creation only about a month in from the C8 release. Looks like a very nice FI setup and they’re just getting started.
https://m.facebook.com/500PlusHPForS...5428545198861/
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You might want to google that...
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