I know a lambo owner that spent 10k changing his clutch....full engine removal. Will that be the same fate for future vette owners? it seems you need to be a multi millionaire to own a vette these days....
I think that's the big question everyone is waiting to find out... how much is the C8 going to cost. I've seen arguments to support either way (affordable/out-of-reach). Everybody wants to know. I personally believe it's going to get more expensive.nope I mean C8...I think the costs will be crazy for a lousy clutch replacement....what else is new ?? u gotta pay to play....large!!!
Yep, remember the Monza V8. You had to pull the engine (almost) to change the plugs. Hopefully that engineer has been fired or he died of old age. I would never wish death to someone but I have been known to smile at certain obituaries.Economic serviceability is a much higher requirement at GM than at Lambo or Ferrari.
Your a retired EE.Yep, remember the Monza V8. You had to pull the engine (almost) to change the plugs. Hopefully that engineer has been fired or he died of old age. I would never wish death to someone but I have been known to smile at certain obituaries.
The Engine & Transmission will have to be dropped out as a complete unit bolted to the Aluminum Cradle shown in the CAD Drawings.By the way, notice that the trans/axle in the CAD drawings has very little overhang behind the rear axle, unlike the most traditional transaxles. Here is a ZF transaxle:
When compared to the CAD drawing above, it is obvious the C8 COULD have much more, deeper space for storage behind the engine compartment, or the car COULD be much shorter than other Rear Mid Engine cars that use a ZF=type arrangement.
Below is a pic where you can see that the rear cammo is not real thick - see fascia body cammo above the exhaust. Now look at the CAD and make note of the shape of that transaxle, the angle of the exhausts, and the distance from the centerline of the rear axle to the back of the overhang. Now look at the spy pick below and imagine a removable trunk liner made of carbon fiber / composite / whatever that is coated with a ceramic insulator like Lizzard Skin to keep the heat down to an acceptable level. With the exhausts placed extremely outer edges, the width and depth of this irregularly shaped storage would seem to be pretty sizable, IMO.
The Monza was built on the Vega Platform. It was never intended to have a V8 in it, but yeah, they did that.
BTW, the Monza design was heavily inspired by the 2 rotor and the 4 rotor mid-engine Corvette concepts.
The thing about "Computer Control" is that there are no MFG computer controls that I have heard of that have not been "cracked" and modifications offered by the aftermarket. I doubt this transmission will be any different.My guess is Longtimer the Brass at GM will set up the C8 so it can not be Drag Race Power shifted by a Street drag racer like me.
All computer control.