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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Surprise reveal Jan 14th?

A senior member on another Corvette forum has claimed that there will be a surprise reveal for the C8, next Monday (14th). This would mark the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, though we have no idea who the source is. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/c...th-131401.html
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Even though the project has been pushed back a handful of months over issues with the electrical system, look forward to a “surprise unveil on the 14th” according to Zerv02 on the Corvette Forum. The senior member also mentions two body styles, namely the “coupe and spider.”
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 08:58 AM
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Excited to hear there may be more than one body style. I don't know how likely it is that they will show it off with electrical issues on going however. Guess it could serve as an opportunity to build up some hype around it, as we've seen nothing official yet.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 05:48 PM
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Too bad we haven't been hearing much about its specs aside from power and those ugly aesthetics aren't helping.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-09-2019, 09:10 AM
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Would be nice to see it without all the cladding, so we can get a sense of the body lines and proportions. Some of the newer renderings have done a good job of previewing what we may see.
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Would be nice to see it without all the cladding, so we can get a sense of the body lines and proportions. Some of the newer renderings have done a good job of previewing what we may see.
Not much else to see aside from aggressive aero that should come in a similar form to existing C7 ZR1 models.
I think GM did a great job with it...

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 09:01 AM
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I'm still curious to see what of venting have been chosen, because the rear end has been the most concerning part of artist renderings. There shouldn't be anything non functional on this model.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-12-2019, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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There is no way that GM will be placing faux venting on the C8. We've already seen all the filed patents for active areo tech for both the front and rear end of the vehicle.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 06:24 PM
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I'm still curious to see what of venting have been chosen, because the rear end has been the most concerning part of artist renderings. There shouldn't be anything non functional on this model.
You can expect the underbody to play into exterior aero if GM engineers know whats good for the C8 or any supercar for that matter.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 09:02 AM
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The C8 is an opportunity for them to explore new designs that have never been placed on a Corvette in the past. We still don't know if there is any truth to the rumored hybrid powerplant.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 04:04 PM
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I would love to see more emphasis on the cabin from the exterior like what Ford did to the GT along with many other supercar makers.
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