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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2017, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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C8 + C7 Corvette Spy Shots !

Now we have it. The C8 and C7 are testing side by side and you can definitely see the differences. The C8 definitely has a broader and longer rear end which presumably is holding that mid-engine LT5.

Photos via: The mid-engine Chevy Corvette and C7 ZR1, together at last - Autoblog

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 01:04 PM
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I hope this whole thing of them making it look as boxy as a first generation acura nsx is just part of the plan to really hide what's happening underneath. If not, I will be very concerned. Already the proportions of the heavy camo is off by a large margin from things that are more definite, like the wheels - so that helps.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-31-2017, 03:12 PM
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It definitely looks way too blockish for anything of this generation so I'm presuming this is all camo skewing that they're doing. It's like they made a body kit out of 2x4 and placed that tarp over it all lol! But given how much more time we have, this can under-go a vast amount of changes.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 03:54 PM
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The other thing is the test mule we see here might be wearing a body entirely different from what we'll be getting, just in order to throw us a curve ball and keep the entire process tight-lipped till the last moment.

Wouldn't be the first time a car maker has done this.

I know Toyota has done it with the FR-S.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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It's definitely possible and I wouldn't doubt it at all. This whole C8 op has been extremely tight lipped as we really don't have any sort of concrete information on it. It's all speculation flying around which is a good thing for them because it keeps them relevant.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 01:44 PM
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looking at whatever solid information they have, here I found an old hybrid concept which has some supercar characteristics happening. If you connect the dots you can start to see how it can fit the body we see above:

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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The biggest thing I find that relates to that is the behind the roof part. The two "fins" coming from the roof to the rear end look very similar. Looks like the canvas is just stretched over it trying to make it look like a flat piece.
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