first 2019 corvette pictures

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

  1. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  2. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    LOL! I missed that you answered my post about the 40% savings.
    To save 40% on a new Corvette you simply wait 3 to 4 years. Someone out there right now is polishing and working a clay bar while keeping the mileage super low for you to enjoy.
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I seen Richard.
    Partial understood you.
    There can be no Corvette if GM Goes Bankrupt again and shuts down for good.
     
  4. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Not sure I believe it Grumpy.
    They have been testing that C8 since 2014 - 2015.

    Likely or hopefully getting rid of the 180 degree flat plane crankshaft & Honda 4 cylinder sound.
    The V8 Chevy Roar back.

    The Ford GT with its TT V-6 engine sounds way better from last weeks Video & Honda sound.
     
  6. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    tz weighs in on C8 pricing..
    The automotive industry, and in the USA especially, has something of a blunt topped pyramid-shaped arrangement of executives. There are very few at the top who wield or once wielded very significant power in multiple Automotive organizations. Bob Lutz is one of those people. He served as an exec of ALL of the Detroit Big Three:
    • Executive Vice President of Ford Motor Company
    • President and then Vice Chairman of Chrysler Corporation
    • Vice Chairman of General Motors.
    But he's retired now, right? He still goes to the same dinners and parties as those still sweating the grind daily and few are respected as much as Lutz.

    Lutz was one of the earliest confirmations of Corvette rear-mid engine production.

    Now, according to Road and Track, Lutz has stated, "...the goal is to sell the C8, version for version, at a little more than the C7. The superfast variants will come out two to three years later and cost more than $100,000, just like today’s phenomenal ZR1. The goal, as always with Corvette, is to equal or beat exotics costing many times more. It will be the best value on the planet.”

    In the face of many doubters, I have repeatedly made the case that from a pure cost standpoint, there is no justification for a rear mid-engine car to cost significantly more than a similar front engine/rear drive car - especially from today's Corvette. I have presented Actual pricing and production/sales information showing that a $100k base price cannot sell enough units to keep Bowling Green open. GM is closing passenger car plants to tool up more SUV plants demonstrating that GM is more responsive to market dynamics than the old "If we build it, they will buy it" failed philosophy.

    GM shareholders would bring a class action lawsuit against the Board of Directors if $750Million was spent on a factory for a business model that REDUCED units produced and Gross Profit.

    Set all of my arguments aside and reread Bob Lutz's quotes...and smile my friends. If you can afford a C7, you will be able to afford a C8. If you can afford a 3-4 year old C7 you will be able to afford a 3-4 year old C8. SMILE!
     
  7. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Mary Barra is in charge and wants all EV.
     
  8. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  9. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The general feedback on the C8 has not been good at all lately Grumpy.
    I have been trying to stay Neutral.
    Most do not like it at all.

    Need performance test figures.
    GM refuses to disclose.
    Public interest will Wane till then.
     
  10. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

     
  11. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Passing Time Grump.
    Need to see The C8 Race Porsche. Ferrari.
    Labroghini. Bugatti.
    Dodge Demon and Hellcat.
     
  12. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    The Hotrodder and drag racers on Facebook do not like the C8 Grumpy.
    Some long time Vette guys too...Boomers your Age.
    Calling it a Lotus.
    A cheep Ferrari.
    Worst.....many calling it Pontiac Fiero.
    Forgot Pontiac made that Mid Engine car.
    Crap.
    Don't dare tell LONGTIMER on Digital Corvette.

    Someone even posted a Picture of a Fiero door on the C8....almost a perfect match.

    Needs to Race that C8.
    Needs to be Super Fast.
     
  13. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  14. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  15. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

  16. T-Test

    T-Test reliable source of info

    Heard on noon news today that New Corvette will NOT debut as scheduled due to problems of frame twist with that much horse power.
     

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