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Old 10-05-2019, 11:24 PM   #701
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Iíve accepted that Iím gonna be too poor to buy this for many years. I love the design of the convertible though, it really seems like a Miata on steroids.


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Old 10-06-2019, 12:03 AM   #702
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What current crop of cars do you find aesthetically pleasing?
Itís subjective; it doesnít matter, but the Corvette would not be in my top-ten list or even my top-twenty list for Ďbest looking car of the last decadeí.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:30 AM   #703
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The C8.R is the race spec version of the LT6. Production version is supposed to make 650 hp ballpark, but the race spec has air inlet restrictions, which drops the hp output. When I left GM a year ago, the LT6 still had severe oil starvation beyond 7500 rpm - one of the many critical issues it had (has?). There were all these spun journals and broken con rods & pistons sitting on the tables in engine teardown room.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:40 AM   #704
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Well, at 54, you are just over the line -

Yep, I find myself very much attracted to that Corvette. Why? Because I've always wanted a Corvette. Besides at age 76, it may be my last fling at a new, sporty car, before someone takes my drivers license away or all cars are electric and drive themselves. -

I would take a red one like this -


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Old 10-06-2019, 04:00 PM   #705
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Hum... That car is orange...
Well, OK - is this more redder?




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I tell you ~0.5 seconds shifts many times per lap in my 6-speed Cayman *was* painfully slow after driving my student's PDK. No amount of "technique" will make up for it, it's just lost time. Another benefit is you can shift just about anywhere, whereas with the manual you sometimes have to short-shift to avoid an upshift at a critical point in a corner where you don't want to upset the car.


I don't have Netflix. But I know what I like. I've known that paddleshifted semi-autos were the way to go since they were introduced in the 1989 Ferrari F1 car! It took a long time but now they are available for us mere mortals.

But of course if there were a mechanism that required you to solve a rubik's cube on top of the gear lever for every shift that had been around forever, and someone eliminated it, some folks would be bent out of shape because now it's "too easy" to shift! All I can say is I don't like "nannies", but I loved the PDK. WAY more than I expected to.
I feel like if you had to solve a rubix cube to pass you license exam, the roads would be a much more enjoyable place.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:15 PM   #707
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The C8.R is the race spec version of the LT6. Production version is supposed to make 650 hp ballpark, but the race spec has air inlet restrictions, which drops the hp output. When I left GM a year ago, the LT6 still had severe oil starvation beyond 7500 rpm - one of the many critical issues it had (has?). There were all these spun journals and broken con rods & pistons sitting on the tables in engine teardown room.
I doubt this vehicle gets a production GM motor. All the previous race versions were developed/reworked by Pratt & Miller and, for a brief period, Katech.
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I doubt this vehicle gets a production GM motor. All the previous race versions were developed/reworked by Pratt & Miller and, for a brief period, Katech.
LT6 and LT7 are both supposed to be production intent. All testing and simulations are being done for production drive cycles. Maybe they'll use a machined blocks for race versions, instead of the cast ones.

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I feel like if you had to solve a rubix cube to pass you license exam, the roads would be a much more enjoyable place.
A novice could look up the ten or so minimal algorithms needed to solve a Rubix Cube and be proficient within a half hour of solving a Rubix Cube in under ten minutes. It isn't hard.
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LT6 and LT7 are both supposed to be production intent. All testing and simulations are being done for production drive cycles. Maybe they'll use a machined blocks for race versions, instead of the cast ones.

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Perhaps. They definitely will be derived from the production motor.
5.5L NA flat crank V8 is what's rumored to be in the race car, I can see a similar motor making it's way into the Z06 with ease. Especially if this document is to be believed.
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-leak-lt6-lt7


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Perhaps. They definitely will be derived from the production motor.
5.5L NA flat crank V8 is what's rumored to be in the race car, I can see a similar motor making it's way into the Z06 with ease. Especially if this document is to be believed.
https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-leak-lt6-lt7


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LT6 is the 5.5L NA flat-plane with 8600 redline. LT7 is the twin turbo version with 8000 redline, targeting 850hp ballpark.

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A novice could look up the ten or so minimal algorithms needed to solve a Rubix Cube and be proficient within a half hour of solving a Rubix Cube in under ten minutes. It isn't hard.
But it's SOMETHING. Currently, on this continent, it seems a wounded amoeba could receive a driver's licence.
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:47 AM   #713
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I want a C8 but I'd have to agree with Irace86.2.0. The BRZ/86 don't make my list either of top 10-20 beauties.
There are a lot of cool looking cars I don't consider 'beautiful'. Unfortunately, all the top 10-20 cars on my list are exotics/classics or unrealistic for me to ever own (for example, the Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder is one on my list).

If I had to change the criteria to 'top 10 most desirable/beautiful cars that I can afford', the C8 would be at the top of my list in the under $80k price range. I don't love that rear end, but I'd tolerate it as part of the package. A 'beautiful car'? Not really, in my eyes. But definitely a bad-ass car that I'd love to own.
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:20 PM   #714
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I feel like if you had to solve a rubix cube to pass you license exam, the roads would be a much more enjoyable place.
Justin Bieber is pretty quick with a rubix cube, but drives like an imbecile...there is zero correlation. Real world application of physics, Fast processing of sensory data, and a desire to drive well.

I think there should basically be a week of Skip Barber type driving school to get a license.

Or better yet, let most of these people work from home...

-Most young people in the job market are well versed in online courses, so easy transition
-Skype
-Huge drop in emissions
-Less Traffic
-Spend time with their kids or whatever
-Less Daycare
-I can rip on the highway...buys DD C8 or M4 GTS...loves life.
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