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Thoughts on the new C8 corvette?

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    #76
    Snap oversteer isn't going to be a problem with a car that has stability and traction control and a 107.2" wheelbase. This isn't an AW11... and the AW11 and to a lesser extent AW20 were just not very tolerant of driver error since they were short wheelbase MR cars, they weren't just biting people out of flawed handling. E30s will spin easily too if you screw up.

    No Corvette has been kind to the ham-fisted, being MR instead of FR isn't the start of something new there. Just gotta git gud.
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      #77
      Originally posted by varg View Post
      Snap oversteer isn't going to be a problem with a car that has stability and traction control and a 107.2" wheelbase. This isn't an AW11...

      No Corvette has been kind to the ham-fisted, being MR instead of FR isn't the start of something new there. Just gotta git gud.
      500HP, >60k, MR

      gunna get hella noobs buying this

      gunna get hella vetts in the bushes
      Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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        #78
        Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
        gunna get hella vetts in the bushes
        Nothing new there.
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          #79
          Originally posted by e30davie View Post
          Some cool photos in there. That engine is reeeeaaalllyy low.
          The valve covers are below the top of the rear tire. Compact V8 and dry sump FTW.

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            #80
            I've been thinking about all the cool OEM parts where going to get from the C8. Dry sump for LT and pro bally be adapted for the LS by the aftermarket. A readily available trans axle DCT for mid engine cars thats not 20k. The reproduction car community is going to boom i think.
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            Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
            E30 can make you, E30 can break you
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              #81
              No manual, says the Engineer......

              https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...dying-business

              "Juechter said a manual-equipped Corvette wouldn't sell well enough to make it worth a supplier’s effort to develop.

              We couldn’t find anybody honestly who’d be willing to do it. Because just like the automatic, the DCT, it would have to be a bespoke manual,” Juechter said. “It’s low volume, very expensive. The reason is it’s a low-volume industry. That industry is dying—building manual transmissions.”

              Apparently, the take-rate for manuals in the Corvette has plummeted to about 15 percent now, according to Juechter."




              Which is too bad, as I just read that Volkswagen is developing a new from-scratch transverse manual, as that's what the rest of the world buys.

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                #82
                That is surprising.

                I would have guessed GM had the leverage to get a supplier to make anything and a decent price point.
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                  #83
                  Originally posted by Motheye99 View Post
                  A readily available trans axle DCT for mid engine cars thats not 20k. The reproduction car community is going to boom i think.
                  I'm thinking Delorean and Lotus Esprit. Factory 5 is probably already chomping at the bit.

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                    #84
                    Originally posted by uturn View Post
                    I'm thinking Delorean and Lotus Esprit. Factory 5 is probably already chomping at the bit.


                    My buddy has the Turbo V8 Esprit And is foaming at the mouth over this transmission
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                      #85
                      Hagerty on the LT2 changes...
                      https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vid...nesday_July_24

                      Please clarify for me - this is the old school small block, not the newer LS block? Or have they recycled the names so this is a version of the LS?

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                        #86
                        it's OHC, instead of pushrod - so it's pretty much a new engine.
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                          #87
                          No, I don't think so - old school valve covers and no cam drive. It's pushrod.


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                            #88
                            It's definitely cam in block design. Keeps packaging tight.

                            If the exhaust bolt pattern is the same as the previous LT1 those headers are going to be gold for turbo guys later.

                            GM Recycles RPO codes. LT1 was way 70s, then again in the 90s and now for the c7/c8. LS6, L98, LT4, among others have all been recycled at some point.
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                            1991 325i Mortdecai the pickup project
                            1991 Trans Am turboLSx/t56
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                              #89
                              Huh. I read somewhere it was ohc.

                              It's still a "new" engine though - although not terribly different.
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                                #90
                                Originally posted by the comments
                                Still with the pushrods…so what exactly are you paying for ? A Lambo wannabe ?
                                Ah those glorious pushrods, separating the wheat from the chaff in automotive discussions as always. Welcome, brainlet commenter, to the world of 5.7L+ engines that fit in anything and don't weigh or cost an outrageous amount.
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