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Old 12-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #16
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The Corvette near all hate.
For a hated car, Corvette sells pretty well. Only the Miata sells more sports cars than Corvette each year. It's a rare year that the 911 sells more globally and they have been available in right-hand drive and selling into those markets for decades.
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For a hated car, Corvette sells pretty well. Only the Miata sells more sports cars than Corvette each year. It's a rare year that the 911 sells more globally and they have been available in right-hand drive and selling into those markets for decades.
No the C4 generation I was referring to.
Autowiz said you can buy them now for just $200 bucks.
Well his c5 you can buy for $3,000-$5,000 now.


C4 is the best Corvette to cut up and turn into a Race Car.
Every Engine Fits.
Every Transmission Fits.

Handles Nice also.
Very light. 3200 lbs.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:41 AM   #18
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No the C4 generation I was referring to.
Preaching to the choir. I drove my C4 almost 18 years. Loved it, except for the rattles and squeaks....and avoiding speed bumps with the top off.



BTW, the C4 weight was 3239. My 2007 weighs 3179, but the 2007 Z06 weighs 3130.
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Preaching to the choir. I drove my C4 almost 18 years. Loved it, except for the rattles and squeaks....and avoiding speed bumps with the top off.



BTW, the C4 weight was 3239. My 2007 weighs 3179, but the 2007 Z06 weighs 3130.
The C4 convertible does not squeak or ratttle.
I do experience cowl shake over rough blacktop but got used to that.
Getting closer to 200,000 miles.
Drove 170,000 myself.
Had 29k on the clock when I found it buried under 4 feet of snow at the last GM Dealership I worked at.
Told the Head Salesman I want it.
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Owned Her 2 years already back 2009.
Paid off in full right before the Economy crashed too.
Sold many Rare Pontiac parts I stashed to pay my Corvette off.
No Regrets.
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Old 12-27-2018, 03:09 AM   #21
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The latest speculation is that the C8 might be running a 48 volt system and a prototype might have discovered a weakness in the system. Why a 48V system? Probably for fewer accessories hanging off the engine. Electric A/C, steering, differential, clutch, shifting actuators, etc. BTW, a 48V system uses an electric generator rather than an Alternator thereby reducing engine drag. Delphi is one of the leading providers of 48V systems.

Audi has been working on a 48V system that runs a supercharger with electricity rather than parasitic engine belt drive. However, we've heard that all of the rumors say Twin Turbos....unless that was really the Cadillac sister car and the C8 might use an electric S/C?

Here's a long shot: There have been a lot of experiments/development using electric valve actuators replacing cam operated valves. They reduce internal engine friction and are infinitely variable by the ECM - all while reducing weight. This one has to be doubtful at least for the entry-level C8. Too much is riding on this change to toss an unproven engine into the mix, IMO. It probably would cost more too.
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BACK to the subject of this thread.....

There are wild rumors flying around the industry and other Forums about the C8. I refuse to give credence to them by starting a new thread for them...other than the 'Zora' rumor that we've discussed on another thread.

1) Some troll (IMO) on another forum site is saying that the C8 will debut January 14 somewhere NOT at the NAIAS. January 14 IS the start of the Press Preview at NAIAS.
1a) NAIAS previews have never been subject to leaks prior to the previews. We've not seen workers' pics of the cars to be previewed a day or so prior to the previews.
1b) We have seen very elaborate previews with plenty of special effects, music, etc. In other words, there seems to be no limitations on a NAIAS debut.
1c) Plenty of PRESS in attendance is a big motivator FOR a NAIAS Debut. Detroit in January is NOT a fun place to drive around. Bitter cold, slippery roads in poor repair, bone chilling weather plague Detroit right now which is why they are moving all Future NAIAS dates to a more weather-friendly time of year. Making the Press go somewhere else to see only the C8 in this weather, would not make them happy with GM and it would reflect in the reviews.
2) Another GM patent has been getting some play along the rumor mill. The patent uses a C7 as the diagram so some are saying it will be standard on the C8. The patent is for automatic opening doors. Presumably, the transponder key fob in your pocket would not only unlock Corvette doors but would also open them. Presumably, there is a sensor that will prevent the door from touching any object along its surface to limit how far it opens up.
I have some 'what if' questions, but I won't ponder them here. My biggest question is: Why on a Corvette??!! I guess I'm a bit weird about unnecessary weight in a car. When I found out that the C7 had to be encumbered with ~150-200 lbs of anti-resonating materials to accommodate the cylinder shut off feature of the new LT engine that yields ~1 MPG, I went ballistic and have still not embraced the logic of adding that weight for a measly MPG. if given a choice, 99.9% of Vette Buyers would choose the improved performance of the care without that ballast and gladly forfeit the 1 MPG. But I digress. Why does a Corvette need auto opening doors and the added weight of ??lbs. of wires, motors and sensors required to make this work? Sure it sounds 'neat' but Corvettes are already "neat" and a gimmick like this belongs on a Cadillac, not on a Corvette. JMHO
That said, you've been told now - Auto opening doors might be present on the C8. Ugh.
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Totally agree LT!!! I know the Corvette is a GT, but power opening doors is ridiculous. Maybe this ME car really is a Cadillac after all.

I'm not a gambling man, but I'm willing to bet that the removal of all that cylinder deactivation junk on the C7, and the corresponding loss of ~200lbs, would result in more than 1 mpg gain. Less inertia for the engine to overcome while driving around in the city.
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There are wild rumors flying around the industry and other Forums about the C8. I refuse to give credence to them by starting a new thread for them...

1) Some troll (IMO) on another MAJOR forum site is saying that the C8 will debut January 14 somewhere NOT at the NAIAS.
Didn't happen. No debut today. No surprise to most of us on this forum.
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