New Corvette C8 unveiled tomorrow?

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  1. M&P15T

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    Just an FYI, I've been reading a bit on the new car, seen a few testing vids.

    Evidently this car has a brake by wire system, and there's some less than stellar reviews on it. Plus, the new front brakes are smaller.

    I've also seen/read that the car has dreadful under-steer. With the relatively narrow front tires, I can see that.

    I wonder if models like a Z06 will have hydraulic brakes, and a wheel & tires set-up closer to 4-square.
     
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    Well then, your mustang should be pwiddy scared ;)

    LOL... there`s a true story behind this guy in this mustang.
    He was challenged to a race where he never showed up...LOL


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    All joking aside, i`m not a fan of corvettes either. They`re just over-hyped plastic $$$ pigs.
     

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    I think the Z51 package will give you bigger brakes and tires. Didn’t know about the brake by wire.

    I’ve been craving one of these, but some are saying it’d be a step down from the ‘19 Z06. :dunno:
     
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    The reviews I've seen/read have been on Z51 cars.

    The brake by wire is really odd.
     
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    Vin number 1 for sale at Barrett Jackson Saturday night. I saw it today in person. I bet it brings over 1 million.
     
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    Except the fact they blow every supercar off the track for $100,000 as opposed to $300,000 plus. The zr1 zo6 are the best bang for the buck car in performance ever.
     
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    I'm also craving one, but waiting for the C8 Z06. I don't get a warm and fuzzy with folks talking them down with comparisons when they haven't even hit the streets yet... I'm quite positive it's going to prove to be as much of a performance achievement for GM as the iconic Zora Duntov always said the mid-engine Vette would be.

    There's something freakin sexy about the C8R:

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    Since this is a brand new platform, it will take some time for GM to get the bugs out of it and get it to where it will work for all their customers.
    The understeer can be fixed with changes to the suspension and tire width but car makers like understeer ..to a point..to keep their customers safe from that snap overseer situation. Remember how that GM exec. put that ZL1 into a wall during a parade lap in Detroit?:
    https://wcrz.com/gm-executive-crashes-pace-car-at-detroit-grand-prix-video/
     
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    I think it’s going to be awesome, but waiting till the 2022 might be the safer bet.
     
  10. Jonesee

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    Vin 1 will go to Rick Hendrick just like all the others have. He wants it and has the checkbook to bid until no one will.
     
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    No doubt about it... i was just bustin on M&P15T a little...lol. ;)
     
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    Looks like Hendrick paid 3 mil for no. 1
     
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    I still am hoping to buy an older 911 or cayman with the 9A1 engine... or e46 m3..
     
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    When i see dead dct porsche 911's going for 15 grand under a manual you know its not better.. they are faster when they work.. they are beyond expensive to fix.. and you lose the connection to driving the car in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, But, with traffic what it is today, and getting worse by the "day" PDK is the way to go...(and I do really like driving manual, but :crazy: :juggle:)
     
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    Depending on where you live that is very true.
    Driving a Porsche in a rural area was great fun, but when we moved to a suburban area with a lot of traffic it was clear that any driving on the local streets was going to be a PITA on a daily basis.
     
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    No one but Hendrick gets the first Corvette. He owns them all and has the money to ensure he gets the next one.

    Last model he bought the first convertible and he had done it so long, GM gave him the matching hardtop model.
     
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