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Old 08-07-2019, 07:24 AM   #631
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Anybody been paying attention to C7 prices as these become available?
Chevy has been discounting them. Heck even on the Corvette page of the Chevy website they are advertising $6,404 discount plus another $3,000 ($9,404 total) for "owner loyalty". Not sure about lower models.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:51 AM   #632
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Anybody been paying attention to C7 prices as these become available?
Locally prices are pretty good. Bonmin local dealer 5th largest Corvette seller in country has base 1LT around $44, Grand Sport $54. Both prices include Corvette loyalty ($3K off) which means you need to own or lease one now. As you might expect manual transmission is tougher to find,, Z51 as well.

If I were to guess, prices should come down more,, it'd be hard to buy a Grand Sport when a C8 could be had for almost the same money.

This is a good deal.....

https://www.bomninchevrolet.com/Vehi...-FL/3161730423
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:56 PM   #633
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rendering of what a front engine C8 would have looked like. most people in the comment section seems to like it.

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/08/ne...engine-layout/
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:12 PM   #634
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Video aftermath of the first C8 crash on public roads near Yosemite NP. No details, only speculation about what happened, allegedly no injuries, the car was part of a Corvette convoy driven by a (now former?) GM employee.


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rendering of what a front engine C8 would have looked like. most people in the comment section seems to like it.

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/08/ne...engine-layout/
From an automotive design standpoint, it’s doubtful it would look like this. This is just a fan rendering of a C7 with front and rear C8 clips. GM wouldn’t have reused the center section for a new generation Corvette.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:07 AM   #636
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If anyone is interested, this article has the "tour dates" for the C8 before it becomes generally available in December.
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If anyone is interested, this article has the "tour dates" for the C8 before it becomes generally available in December.
So... California, Texas, the NE and Iowa/Ohio/Corn fields.

I guess they know where Corvettes sell.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:48 AM   #638
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So... California, Texas, the NE and Iowa/Ohio/Corn fields.

I guess they know where Corvettes sell.
There are two dates in Georgia, Petite LeMans and at a dealership the following Monday (largest Corvette dealer in GA). Sadly I can't make either.
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Pasco WA in Feburary.

Better hope they show up with some serious studded snow tires.
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People wondered about how much the Z51 package would add to the price.

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As Chevrolet has pointed out, if you want to own a C8 that can do 194 mph, you shouldn't option the Z51 performance pack, as it includes aero equipment that increases drag at high speeds. But you do get Michelin summer tires, a rear spoiler that GM says helps make 400 pounds of downforce, added cooling hardware, a better exhaust, and an electronic limited-slip differential, all for just $5000. It's the one I'd rather have, top speed be damned.
However, if you want the "fast" Stingray then get the base.
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So it's still a 5k upgrade (if I googled correctly, the C7 Z51 was also 5k?), except the base already has the dry sump...seems like a pretty bad deal lol. Guess it depends on how much of an improvement the diff is.
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I had a business meeting at the GM headquarters building and was surprised they still don't have a C8 in the lobby showroom.
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Received an interesting email from the Corvette Museum this AM releasing the final build stats for the 2019 C7.

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Chevrolet has released the final stats for the 2019 model year Corvette. The total volume comes in at 34,822 Corvettes produced. Of that, 39.3% were Stingrays, 32.3% were Grand Sports, 19.9% were Z06s and 8.5% were ZR1s.

Automatic transmissions were once again favored over manuals at 77.6% or 27,017 cars. Coupes out sold convertibles both overall (84.%) and within each model type.

The exterior color breakdown is as follows (sorted by volume): Arctic White (6,789); Black (6,164); Torch Red (4,848); Sebring Orange (2,980); Dark Shadow Gray (2,519); Long Beach Red (2,397); Elkhart Lake Blue (2,166); Blade Silver (1,844); Ceramic Matrix Gray (1,581); Watkins Glen Gray (1,415); Corvette Racing Yellow (1,291); Admiral Blue (828)
Full build stats can be found here.
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"Automatic transmissions were once again favored over manuals at 77.6% or 27,017 cars"

Damn, no wonder GM decided to scrap the manual transmission.
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