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Old Oct 15, 2019, 03:30 PM   #271
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Am I the only one who looks at the configurator and thinks, "the base model is good enough?"
It is if that's what you can afford. Hell, I'd take one.
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Old Oct 15, 2019, 03:32 PM   #272
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Am I the only one who looks at the configurator and thinks, "the base model is good enough?"
I'm with you, but most dealers are going to order them with options to jack that price up.
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Old Oct 15, 2019, 08:23 PM   #273
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Old Oct 15, 2019, 10:35 PM   #274
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Old Oct 17, 2019, 11:08 AM   #275
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Am I the only one who looks at the configurator and thinks, "the base model is good enough?"
Yes. It needs the Z51 package, but the rest is a bunch of fluff.
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Old Oct 21, 2019, 06:24 PM   #276
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Motor Trend put the C8 on a dyno...

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...-c8-power-dyno

Interesting results.
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Worst scientific article eva....
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Old Oct 21, 2019, 07:19 PM   #278
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They clearly had no idea what they were doing there, and should have waited a bit longer for a second evaluation or different Dyno and Dyno operators. Dyno settings were likely wrong.

The 1/4 mile time doesn't lie, and it supports a roughly 500hp crank car.
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Motor Trend put the C8 on a dyno...

https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...-c8-power-dyno

Interesting results.
99% of the article is motortrend trying to figure out how to dyno a dual clutch gearbox. lol
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This Dyno fiasco has spread to every news site now. What a **** show.
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Old Nov 18, 2019, 09:37 PM   #281
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Old Nov 20, 2019, 04:43 PM   #282
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This Dyno fiasco has spread to every news site now. What a **** show.
why is it a fiasco/**** show? Isn't it a good thing that the car has more power than advertised? What am I missing?
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Old Nov 20, 2019, 05:29 PM   #283
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why is it a fiasco/**** show? Isn't it a good thing that the car has more power than advertised? What am I missing?
It doesn't have more than advertised, they performed the dyno incorrectly. Was a complete **** show, and they should have never even put out that article.


I was pretty interested in the Corvette earlier in this thread.


Let me just tell you, my experience with my Colorado means I'll never own another GM vehicle again. Hard pass.
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Ohh damn. Yeah that’s a belly flop.
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Gays be raving about this car? Put in down for a Z51?
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I will own one of these one day. I'll probably be 60, but by God it shall happen.
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My first impression was joyous. The monkey-motion was gone at last—hooyah! Second was the deliciously instant steering response. It was quick and stable as I carved into a corner, and revealed snappy trailing-throttle oversteer when I released the brake. Both are clearly influences of the mid-engine low polar moment. The next thing I noticed was the C8's ground-gripping traction as I accelerated off a slow corner, like VIR's Oak Tree. Wow! It rockets ahead and remains well balanced, even though it feels like it may wheelie!


I found a consistent gradual side-slip in third and fourth gears, exiting faster sweepers. The C8 has more power oversteer at 80 mph than it does at 40. Unusual. The braking was strong and stable with moderate nose dive. There was some isolation, if not the degree of e-pedal numbness I feared, and the brakes were cooled with some really nice Z51 brake ducts. Last, there was no more float, better suspension damping, but not harsh.



Next, we switched to the track alignment. Chevy showed us the specs, and it simply comes down to much more negative camber, front and rear. The engineers are proud of the increased range of adjustment. And eight degrees of caster, street or track, which is a lot. The advantages of caster are that it creates camber gain when the wheels are turned, which is especially good for tight turns, and a strong self-centering force, for stability and good on-center feel. High caster will also cross-weight a chassis, because the outside wheel swings in an arc upward as the inside wheel swings down. The former and latter of these will typically work to reduce understeer. The effect of the added camber was much-improved grip everywhere, reducing yet not eliminating traits of midcorner understeer and drop-throttle oversteer, and raising speeds with better manners. The basic traits of midcorner understeer and trailing throttle oversteer were still there, just not as much.

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/chev...-track-review/
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GM Employees Jailed for Racing C8 Corvettes on the Street

According to the employees' LinkedIn profiles, Thim is a CAE (computer aided engineering) engineer working on induction and exhaust systems, and Merkatz is an electrical engineer. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

"We are aware of an incident involving our test vehicles and are currently investigating," GM noted in a statement provided to Automobile. "Safety remains our overriding priority at General Motors. We have no further comment at this time."

As for the Corvettes, police enlisted two towing companies to remove them from the scene and deposit them at a tow lot, where a police representative said the vehicles were collected the next day "by the owner," presumably representatives of General Motors. Per GM's statement, it is unknown whether Thim and Merkatz remain employed with the company.
https://www.automobilemag.com/news/g...vettes-street/
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