The C8's arrival is not too soon
I've heard many enthusiasts can't believe the C8 will really replace the C7 after only four years on sale. On its face, it seems hard to believe -- the C7 is arguably the best Corvette ever and has been critically acclaimed. It's still not outdated or eclipsed by rivals.
But did you know the C2 Corvette was also only available for four years? In light of that history, maybe it's not so surprising that the C8 is coming so soon. The C2 was only available from 1963 to 1967, and GM had really been pushing for the C3 to arrive even earlier, in 1966.
RIP C7, 2014-2018