first 2019 corvette pictures

Discussion in 'corvette related misc.' started by Grumpy, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I think most of us are aware that theres a new 2019 (supposedly mid engine) corvette design is (picture below is an artist impression and may not be exact replica)
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    about to be offered with a whole bunch of new features and options,
    almost all the corvette web sites seem enthralled / mesmerized, even giddy, with this potentially new cars appearance.
    Knowing that I really like corvettes....I got asked if I was going to buy one when they came out!
    now like most of the people on this web site Id love too own a new ZL1, or Z06 corvette, BUT,
    the vast majority of the potential market can,t afford the $75K plus cost of a new corvette NOW!
    and I notice the sale price is not being firmly listed, and I'm certain that during the first few months,
    the dealerships will be charging full list price plus a premium, to get one to the few people that can afford one where price is no real concern,
    I see mentions of suggested list prices exceeding $100K by a wide margin for a significant margin...
    anything over $100k and purchasing a new corvettes no longer even a semi realistic drug induced, wild and totally un-realistic dream for most people![​IMG]
    yes the base price listed for the next /current 2018 corvettes , starts around $59K but by the time you stuff the car with the best performance options
    https://carbuying.caranddriver.com/...&showYearIndependent=true&nativeSpinner=false
    , its certainly not hard to reach $80K -$90K plus for the top performance , fully optioned versions

    when I got out of college, your average nice car like an impala
    listed for about $3400, and cost in the $3000-$3700 range,by the time you selected options, the corvette cost about twice that ($6700-$7200) (yeah I'm an old geezer, at almost 70 now)
    yes you could stuff a bunch of additional options into either one and boost the cost $500-$2300 higher , but I was making about $180 a week,
    so effectively a corvette price,
    back at that time,was noticeably under a years pay

    thats no longer true, its now significantly more expensive,
    in fact if you compare the average corvette price to what the average guy gets paid,
    it now costs 2-3 times a average yearly blue collar wage level.
    and I'm supporting my son and his family,
    plus have my own expenses, and I'm retired and living on a pension and SS.
    so reality says, theres N.W.I. H. I'll be able to afford one.
    would I like most of us like to own one ? hell yes! but the cost ,
    puts buying and owning a new fully optioned mid engine corvette,
    in the fantasy realm
    ,
    like dating and marrying , and finding your soul-mate,
    and being able to afford, that cute girl in your favorite playboy centerfold


    that $9300 in 1967 is equal too about $67 K now

    http://www.buyupside.com/calculators/purchasepowerjan08.htm


    with all the late,current pre-occupation and anticipation of a mid engine corvette ,being introduced, I think the sales of a rehashed c7 front engine, corvette, if it were to be introduced would be almost non-existent,:rolleyes:
    and a whole lot of people that were currently saving and scheming concerning how too personally afford the new C8 corvette, would be highly pissed off!

     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    WELL?
    Does anyone have clear pictures you can post of ...
    the rumored mid engine corvette ,
    that was supposed to be revealed ?
    (Ideally from several angles and some with the engine exposed?)
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    the most powerful corvette from the factory yet
    price expected to be near $120K
    ZR1 755 hp 715 ft lbs
    ,
    but still front engine rear wheel drive
    7 speed manual 8 speed auto trans
    weight roughly 3664 lbs
    sub 10 second 1/4 mile with max performance package and air foils installed
    the optional larger air foils provide near 500 lbs of down force at top speeds
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I got an e-mail recently asking
    quote
    " so grumpy, what options and what color is your new mid engine 2019 corvette going too have"
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    damn that would be nice!
    if I could afford one!
    '
    '

    but I,d bet they will be priced north of a $120K
    and if I could afford one it would be the most powerful engine and an auto transmission,
    as that would be more consistent than the manual transmission version,
    Given the option, it would be
    black or bright blue with a tan interior
    but I'm on a fixed income, retired and supporting both my wife and myself,
    AND helping financially too support my medically disabled son and his family and his three kids
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2017
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    this info was posted else ware and I have no way to verify this info yet but it seems potentially interesting, (and very depressing in some ways as it seems to indicate G.M. is expecting to phase out the corvette production by about 2024 unless things change significantly, but with nose bleed level pricing they may understand they are slowly destroying the average guys ability to buy the cars and basically transitioning into the Ferrari/Lamborghini/turbo Porsche, type car luxury market sector

    heres my personal opinion on G.M.s chances,
    of selling every corvette they can build based on price

    and why I think they know they will likely price themselves partly out of the market
    1) $200,000 10%
    2) $150,000 20%
    3) $125,000 50%
    4) $100,000 75%
    5) $85,000 90%
    6) $75,000 95%
    7) $65,000-100%
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque, all thanks to specially-developed V8 engine.


    Not every single generation of the Chevrolet Corvette has received a hardcore ZR1 variant. In fact, the latest is the fourth ZR1 model in seven generations, proving just how special it is. And if you have been following the sports car’s debut, you’ll know the LT5 engine powering the ZR1 is the most powerful engine ever put in a production car by GM.

    But where did all that power come from? Speaking to Automotive News, chief engineer of the LT5, Jordan Lee, shared some details on the engine. At its core, the LT5’s architecture is the same as the LT4, sharing the same block, head, pistons, and connecting rods. The additional performance comes from an all-new supercharger, an all-new throttle body, a dual fuel system, two engine controllers to control the fuel system, modifications to the lube system, a different crankshaft material made of higher-strength alloy, and a shaker hood.

    SEE ALSO: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Specs You Need to Know

    All the attention however, was put on the new supercharger during development of the engine. So much so in fact, that GM stamped “BAS” on the top of the engine while it was in development, rather than “Corvette ZR1.” The idea was that if anyone came across it, GM was hoping they would believe BAS stood for “Belt Alternator System,” which is used in a GM diesel engine. But in reality, BAS stood for something way better. “B” was short for “Big,” and “S” was short for “Supercharger,” so you can probably guess what the “A” stood for.

    Compared to the supercharger found on the LT4, the ZR1’s unit is 52 percent larger, making it the biggest supercharger the Corvette as ever had. It’s also the most efficient, said Lee, displacing 2.65 liters of air for every rotation. The supercharger also has a 170-degree helix rotor set, which is more efficient than the 160 degrees found in the LT4. Surprisingly, it spins slower than the unit on the LT4 – 15,680 rpm versus 21,000 rpm. “We wanted to slow the supercharger speed down to introduce a lot less heat,” Lee told Automotive News. “So running slower is more efficient.”
     
  8. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  9. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    120K on a 5 year lone with no intrest is $2,000 per month payment.

    120K on a 10 year lone no intrest is $1,000 per month payment.

    Not in my liftime.

    Swan Song for the Corvette Grumpy.

    My Gen will never buy a C8.
    Too much money.

    Targeting the few Elite Baby Boomers from your Gen.
     
  10. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    & Driver "reveals" the C8
    Based on past rumors and the spy pics, the C&D rendering is wrong about the front 'hood,' but the rest looks extremely plausible.

    In addition to some renderings that look like the most likely versions I have seen (except that front hood), they 'state' a LOT of information about the C8. Enjoy.

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  11. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  12. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  13. T-Test

    T-Test Well-Known Member

    I think it was someone (P.T. Barnum) that said---a fool and his money shall soon part. Had one and don't want another.
     
  14. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    They are the Ultimate Money Pit.
    The Chevrolet Corvette.
     

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