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    The new corvette C8 is excellent engineering.
    It is a sports car, with supercar performance, for cheap.
    The new corvette is the competition for the Tesla Model 3, performance.

    And the corvette demolishes the performance/price of traditional sports cars like ferrari and lambourghini.
    And the new corvette is much better than the porsche offerings, in performance, excluding very exotic very pricy porsche models, rare.
    And much better than the audi sportscars, at very high prices, Audi R8 and similar.

    In short, the new corvette is excellent and vastly better than 90%+ of the competition, today available, where any modicum of cost/performance is taken into account.

    A 1.2M$ McLaren might be somewhat "better" in technical terms, but is not available over the counter and costs 20x more.

    I think the C8 corvette at 60k$ is an excellent deal.
    I suspect it might be a competitor to the Subaru WRX Sti. Somewhat.

    So the new corvette seems to be vastly better than anything before, and very keenly priced.
    Kudos to GM.
    They have made an excellent, world-beating high-performance sports car.

    Within 3 months, +/-, we should see deliveries, user videos, actual performance, track capability.
    If GM is actually serious about this, I hope so, the new C8 could launch GM into serious-sports territory internationally.
    I hope so, the product seems excellent.
    Well Done GM !

    Now *execute internationally* with reasonable pricing and some immediate deliveries in the EU, at least 20 countries x 20 cars, to demonstrate intent.

    GM has never been a serious contender in sports cars.
    The C8 could change that. Overnight.

    They only need to deliver internationally, EU, and they will catch huge "cachet".
    We all know 60% of sales by $ are US - but practically all sportscars are EU by brand and value.
    McLaren, Lotus, Jaguar, Ferrari, Lambo, Porsche, Audi RS, AMG.

    Imho the new GM sportscar concept is a major winner - and could become a cult classic.

    But GM needs, absolutely needs, to promote it in europe where sports cars are born.
    In the mindsets of most-every car enthusiast, at least.
    Japan got great traction from their Nissan Z/NSX line.
    Likewise, the US Corvette could get the same, and more, with the C8.


    US car companies and Big Corps are famous for doing the EU very badly, very late, very weak.
    I hope this time is different.
    Because.
    The C8 Corvette engineering, performance, price are all world-beating.

    GM could steal a huge march from Audi RS, Porsche, AGM, Ferrari, similar.
    The new corvette C8 could be the halo car that transforms the GM image, EU and globally, and maybe even the US image.

    Hope GM succeeds and promotes and ships the C8 globally.

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    The Corvette isn't transforming anyones image... if you want a Ferrari you aren't looking at the spec sheet and saying oh god the cost benefit is so much better on this C8. Thats the way 50 year old engineers who wear dockers and $15 polos think. Oh god what a great value, yes. If you need to use math and a spreadsheet to explain it then you don't get why people buy supercars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomizingkid View Post
    The Corvette isn't transforming anyones image... if you want a Ferrari you aren't looking at the spec sheet and saying oh god the cost benefit is so much better on this C8. Thats the way 50 year old engineers who wear dockers and $15 polos think. Oh god what a great value, yes. If you need to use math and a spreadsheet to explain it then you don't get why people buy supercars.
    What's really great about the C8 is that it's a "commodity" Supercar, which means that the guys (and gals) who want to track drive with some serious speed now have an option that will give Ferrari-level performance at a "write-off" price. So you can go to Monza or Spa and drive really hard, and if you nerf the barriers, well, just sell it for parts.

    No agony from pranging your $400K Lambo, no hammering that Huayra. Just rock out with your, er, sock out and drive that puppy!

    So yes, as long as GM manages to sell these in Europe without stupid markups or management mistakes, they should do very well. And since this car was designed for Right Hand Drive as well, England and Japan are open season too.

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    Corvettes have been a really good car for quite some time. The 1990 ZR1 had 4 cams and had specs that should turn a Ferrari owners head.

    Not so much.

    It is correct that basically they are too inexpensive.

    Few Ferrari/Lambo buyers brag about how little they paid for their car.

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    The real dream is going to be twin turboing the base model... look at the prices that the TT R8's and Lambo's cost. Its like $100g to build the drivetrain for the power. You can buy rods for that Vette out of a jegs catalog. Hell if you buy a blown up one you can go get a pickup truck motor and slap it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanermo View Post
    The new corvette C8 is excellent engineering.

    <<snip>>

    A 1.2M$ McLaren might be somewhat "better" in technical terms, but is not available over the counter and costs 20x more.

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    What do you mean? I pass a McLaren dealer every day to work. There are actually two 'high end' dealers on that stretch of road. One is maserati/alfa romeo the other is mclaren/bentley/rolls royce/caddillac (I know but they are there haha)

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    Like others have said, in the supercar world, being cheap is a hindrance. No matter what the performance, it's always a gonna be a'value' entry.


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