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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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C8 production could start in December

Yet again we are relying on rumors about the C8's impending release, but a new leak from a supplier claims the car will go into production next winter. While many of us were hoping the car would arrive this year as a 2020 model, we may in fact have another year of the C7. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other...ber/ar-BBUdVtf
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Now we should start looking out for parts that leak online from their suppliers.
So far i haven't heard of who will be supplying certain parts but when they show, it shouldn't be hard to connect the dots, even with unfinished parts being part of that leak.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 11:10 AM
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It can still release as a 2020 model if they can begin producing it before the end of December. Keep in mind that it was delayed by 6 months because of those electrical issues that were reported awhile back. Better for them to take their time and bring a solid product to market.
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It can still release as a 2020 model if they can begin producing it before the end of December. Keep in mind that it was delayed by 6 months because of those electrical issues that were reported awhile back. Better for them to take their time and bring a solid product to market.
Any production that takes place before June 2020 still allows it to be called a 2020 model. After that its 2021. Its a standard practice throughout the industry.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 03:11 PM
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How many models are you guys thinking GM will build? If its going to launch alongside the C7 rather than replace it outright its probably going to be fairly limited for year 1.
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Chevy only produced something like 9,500 Corvettes last year, so I'm guessing the C8 will probably be even less than that. Interesting statistic is that this number is lowest they've ever been since 1959. Quick look at the figures from last year.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 01:46 AM
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I had hope in the C8 doing better than the NSX but with what we've been hearing about it development, I'm sure damage is done. Plus, how many will be motivated to buy the C8 when brands like McLaren and Lamborghini are getting increasingly competitive?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 12:57 PM
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Won't be difficult at all for the C8 to beat the NSX in terms of sales. That car just never got the momentum it needed to really make a name for itself in the segment. Imo its always been a tad overpriced considering its performance. Looks great though.
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i think it can go either way but so far it seems that Chevrolet learned a lot to prevent going through what Acura did. It helps even more that they have far more successful products. Not long ago Acura was failing but bounced back with models that released after the NSX.
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Prior to models like the CTR it had been more than a decade since Honda released a proper performance car. After the millennium they shifted their focus towards, safe, reliable and economical vehicles that were all pretty boring to look at and drive. Despite its sales, the NSX has flipped that notion on its head.
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