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C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:30:31 AM »
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 07:48:54 PM »
Great, now the vette will be 150 grand.


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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 08:18:06 PM »
Great, now the vette will be 150 grand.

There's rumors that it might be it's own car, above the Vette.

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »
There's rumors that it might be it's own car, above the Vette.

Yeah, I'm just complaining about crazy car prices these days.

Could you imagine if they made a base version for 50 grand? That's what I want to see.


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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 07:45:50 AM »
Yeah, I'm just complaining about crazy car prices these days.

Could you imagine if they made a base version for 50 grand? That's what I want to see.

Right?  Like a supercharged V6 or something.  Doesn't have to put out 700 HP.  Something like 350 would be fine in a car that light.

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 08:27:06 AM »
There's rumors that it might be it's own car, above the Vette.

I really hope that is true.  Moving the Vette into a mid engine supercar category seems so stupid.  I honestly don't even care for the whole mid engine hype.  And I don't care for the whole Nurd-burg-ring testing either.  Does everything have to be tested there to be considered a "good" car. 

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 03:13:15 AM »
I really hope that is true.  Moving the Vette into a mid engine supercar category seems so stupid.  I honestly don't even care for the whole mid engine hype.  And I don't care for the whole Nurd-burg-ring testing either.  Does everything have to be tested there to be considered a "good" car. 

Schmos bring Suburbans on "The 'Ring", so you gotta outdo them.  Otherwise your car is shit.

I saw something about the mid-engine car being called the "Zora" which might be a better plan.  But a base model would be great at least on paper.  A turbo V6 would be like a modern NSX but knowing GM they would price it out of its own category.  We'll see.
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 11:57:09 PM »
Yeah, I'm just complaining about crazy car prices these days.

Could you imagine if they made a base version for 50 grand? That's what I want to see.

Then throw a Pontiac badge on it and call it the Fiero :D
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 02:58:23 PM »
I'd be happy to see an all electric option.  Electric cars are here but they're all boring ass econoboxes with a shitton of tech but no sporty elements.  Gimme a damn electric sports car with just the basics and now I'm interested.
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 07:51:44 AM »
I'd be happy to see an all electric option.  Electric cars are here but they're all boring ass econoboxes with a shitton of tech but no sporty elements.  Gimme a damn electric sports car with just the basics and now I'm interested.

They have some out there already.

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 04:11:15 PM »
I'd be happy to see an all electric option.  Electric cars are here but they're all boring ass econoboxes with a shitton of tech but no sporty elements.  Gimme a damn electric sports car with just the basics and now I'm interested.

I've been thinking this too. Sadly, I doubt we'd ever see it.  An all electric MX-5 please? Or maybe something like the Honda S2000?  No power steering.  Heck, give me manual locks and windows and a radio delete.  Would be cheap, insanely quick, and probably tons of range.

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2018, 12:54:33 AM »
They have some out there already.

Like what?  I'm only aware of the Tesla Model 1 or whatever it was (the original Lotus based one).  It wasn't cheap and uses nonstandard charging equipment.  The new Roadster is way out of my league and will likely forever be that way.
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2018, 08:12:22 AM »
Like what?  I'm only aware of the Tesla Model 1 or whatever it was (the original Lotus based one).  It wasn't cheap and uses nonstandard charging equipment.  The new Roadster is way out of my league and will likely forever be that way.

Cheap?  None.  Just going by your original post, I had a couple in mind.  Electric cars just aren't cheap in general.  But without the cheap part, there's the i8.

Here's some more coming out:

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/10/02/9-electric-supercars-racing-best/

Then there's McLaren...:

https://autoweek.com/article/supercars/mclaren-preparing-all-electric-future

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2018, 12:09:50 PM »
I was thinking more like an electric MR2, BRZ, Miata, or something of that nature.  Quick, small, fun, affordable. 

I see I8's all the time but that hardly means they're within reach of us commoners.  We have a McLaren dealer nearby if that tells you anything. 
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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2018, 11:41:40 AM »
I was thinking more like an electric MR2, BRZ, Miata, or something of that nature.  Quick, small, fun, affordable. 

I see I8's all the time but that hardly means they're within reach of us commoners.  We have a McLaren dealer nearby if that tells you anything.

The problem is that when you add the word electric, the manufacturer and dealers add thousands to the car.

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Re: C8 Corvette, mid engine, on the Ring
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2018, 12:59:36 PM »
The problem is that when you add the word electric, the manufacturer and dealers add thousands to the car.

I'm not sure that's the reason though. I don't know the actual manufacturing costs but there's no way those battery packs are cheap. You also have to consider the substantial cost of R&D to switch a vehicle to an electric drive system.

I know Chevy has the Volt but I doubt it's easy/cost-effective to simply put together an inexpensive electric sports car.

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