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Old 01-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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C8 countdown...

Now that the C7 is a done deal, we should start the C8 thread... so GM can finally fix all the things wrong with the C7.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Now that the C7 is a done deal, we should start the C8 thread... so GM can finally fix all the things wrong with the C7.
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You havent even seen it yet and you want to change it....nice
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If the Seven looks anything like the leaked rendurings, the Eight should be along shortly. I'd bet they're almost finished with it now.
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Why do they call it "common sense" when, in fact, it has become so uncommon?

That's my opinion, it outta be your's.
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I think what a C8 is depends on how the C7 does.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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Guys now seriously what DO we know about the 8?
Is it true that the 7 supposed to fill in for just a few yrs?
Is that true that GM was really working on a midship design this time before the 2008 happened?
Is it true that the C6 supposed to come much later being a complete redesign not a C5.5?
Is it true that GM was really thinking about the Cien as a halo model?
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Rumor has it that the tail lights will be triangular.
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Rumor has it that the tail lights will be triangular.
I heard its not even going to have taillights.
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you know ! tiangular tail-lights sounds good to me now !
I'm loving the reaction...
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If the Seven looks anything like the leaked rendurings, the Eight should be along shortly. I'd bet they're almost finished with it now.
I think you mean they hired a all new design team and will present their design as soon as the 7 is revealed and the current team fired.
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A C8 mid engine will have almost no trunk room -- goodbye to those who like to drive long distances and have a trunk big enough to carry stuff in. (Check out trunk space in every mid-engine.)

A C8 will have some sort of a V-6 -- goodbye to V8 Corvettes due to fuel mileage requirements.

And those of who who are still excited about wanting a C8, hope you are patient, for no matter what folks are thinking, or hoping now, that the C7 will be a short run, we've heard those rumors before about earlier generations, and a new Corvette never comes about in less than eight years (C2 excepted). Probably see a C8 about 2020 or later.

In the meantime I will love my C7 while many are wishing for the future...
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If the Seven looks anything like the leaked rendurings, the Eight should be along shortly. I'd bet they're almost finished with it now.
Don't believe that for a second. You have to consider the egos and careers involved here. The GM guys will stand by this "chosen" design until Board of Directors replaces everyone behind it. They won't show any concern, or hedge any bets until they're shown the door. To do otherwise would be considered a sign of weakness.

Internet posts of dissatisfaction might help set the table and force GM awareness of a potential problem, but only a [lack/significant drop] of sales in the marketplace will force the BoD to move on those who drove the C7 design.

Just my humble opinion, plus experience with large corporate organizations.
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A C8 mid engine will have almost no trunk room -- goodbye to those who like to drive long distances and have a trunk big enough to carry stuff in. (Check out trunk space in every mid-engine.)

A C8 will have some sort of a V-6 -- goodbye to V8 Corvettes due to fuel mileage requirements.

And those of who who are still excited about wanting a C8, hope you are patient, for no matter what folks are thinking, or hoping now, that the C7 will be a short run, we've heard those rumors before about earlier generations, and a new Corvette never comes about in less than eight years (C2 excepted). Probably see a C8 about 2020 or later.

In the meantime I will love my C7 while many are wishing for the future...
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Are you sure, I mean is this V6 thing for real? Cuz you dont want to know the opinions about this choice. I received many feedbacks, and i mean many about the so-far C7 and ppl are just...let's just say revolted.
There are of course who like what they see, but I read letters like - I translate -

"they say Corvette design team is keeping close relations with the fan clubs and forums, then how on Earth did they approve this thing"

"tail lamps like VW passat"

"they managed to ruin a classic"

"looks like a hyundai"

"Chevrolet stopped producing Corvettes, they just didn't tell"

my favorite is this one
"this carriage is awful. I usually don't say such a thing about a Ferrari, but a Corvette usually is a beautiful car"

now watch this: those who like the design are only saying it's okay. nobody is thrilled. nobody said yet this is the Corvette they were dreaming about.

this is NOT my opinion, this is just the letters andoniscars receives.

This might come out of the blue, but if MOST of the people who are Corvette buyers dislike a product, doesn't this make the manufacturer THINK? Just an objective question. We could even talk about furniture or anything else if you know what I mean.

Like I said I don't want to ruin things, I don't want to JUDGE, I just collected some letters to share- maybe you wanted to know how ppl feel about this design.
Oh, and you know I made a little poll about the 10 (which is 2 or 3 really) C7 concepts. NOBODY liked the Jalopnik.

Please don't kill the messenger, I just shared.

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Please don't kill the messenger, I just shared.


Would never dream of it Adonis. I get your point. And Thanks SO much for all your hard work and dedication with your website!

About that C7 design, not every new gen will be liked by all Corvette fans (I'm still shocked when some people voice their opinion that they hate the C4 & C5 design) but you can't please all the people all the time. But I know this much: I've never witnessed the design of a new generation to be reviled by so many.

Personally I think it's an ok car design. Especially considering that I think most contemporary car designs are butt ugly!!! I just don't think it's a CORVETTE design!
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The C7 looks like the illegitimate offspring of a GT-R and a 599 Ferrari. At least from what we've seen so far. All the traditional design elements of Corvette are missing and replaced by borrowed designs elements from other brands. Instead of setting new trends, they have choosen to borrow from other designs. It has no WOW factor
I don't even get that rear hatch and why it's so complex, if the goal was to save weight, then make the hatch simple.
Something i'm sure will be corrected in the next C8 which will either be retro or truly all new in terms of design.
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