And from what I am seeing on the new c8. I'm not seeing anything better than the c7 except a mid engine. C8 is heavier and longer wheel base
wasn't my point....I was questioning why the C8 has to be even spec'd out to "match" the Supra which doens't have any special equipment to begin with...the C8 has the axle lift and DCT...the Supra has heated seats and lane keeping assist....yea we really need to spec out a Vette...lol...If the Supra doesn't come with a manual transmission, there is really nothing that it has as an advantage over a base $60 K Vette, merely just a better MSRP which means practically nothing considering most of us will be leasing/financing so the monthly payments aren't going to be drastically different and if you could afford either of them outright pretty sure I know which one you're gonna choose...hell the Vette can carry a full set of clubs in the trunk without having to take the drivers out unlike the Supra and it is mid engine..I think that you could easily end up around $70k USD (based on previous model pricing), 90 might be pushing it unless you customized the car a fair amount. I'd want the upgraded suspension, dampers, and the extra stuff that the 2LT provides.
I don't see why a car can't be fun to drive, a beast as you put it, and help me out in parking lots.
No lsd unless you get the z51
Base car comes with mechanical LSD. Z51 just upgrades that to an electronically-controlled LSD.No lsd unless you get the z51. No adjustable dampers either
Corvette is using a new 8 speed transaxle dual clutch from Tremec. Not in-house. If it was in-house Chevy I wouldn't touch it with a 10-ft pole.The C8 has a bespoke dual clutch gearbox specially designed and made by Chevrolet for the Corvette to handle applications in much more powerful future variants.
The Supra has the same ZF automatic gearbox that's in almost every other car on the road right now.
That's the thing. We knew the FT1 was going to be paddle shift. I assumed that would be a proper dual clutch, not a slushbox (even if it's a good slush). I understand the plight of the manual enthusiasts, but a ZF auto is not even an enthusiast box.I don't think people would be as mad over the lack of a manual if we were offered a DCT instead of the ZF auto.
I for one couldn't care less.
Shortened that a little. Yeah it's going to be heavy, however IMO it's still pretty competitive looking at what else is out there. NSX is 3,800 lbs. R8 is similar, 3,500++ depending on which one. Nissan GTR, BMW M4 each close to 4,000 lbs or more. Only comparable cars that are really lighter are Porsche 911 and maybe a McLaren 570 if you count that as comparable.I think Chevy did an AWESOME job with the C8. It´s a bold move, and I think it will be a great car and a huge sales success. However....
It is pretty heavy. As per car and driver: "Chevy is being coy on weight by only divulging a dry-weight figure of 3366 pounds. That implies a curb weight of roughly 3600 pounds, which is about 150 pounds heavier than the C7 (which itself gained 100 pounds over the C6)". Supra has been tested on the scales to be 3372 lbs.
Base version is really basic. For instance, you need the Z51 package to get the electronic torque-vectoring differential. Adaptive dampers come only in the top suspension package (FE4), while FE1 and FE2 Z51 have passive dampers. Base Supra has both e-diff and adaptive dampers, for 10k less. No variable exhaust valves on the base C8 either.
First year problems. Totally new architecture, totally new gearbox/differential, and let´s remember this is GM. There will be issues.
490 horsepower/ 465 torque without the exhaust. I think it'll be enough. NPP exhaust adds 5 horses and 5 torques. Also the exhaust is a stand-alone option on all trims if you don't get Z51.This is basically the same car just not mid engine. The price jumps to 70k really quick. The 495 hp is only with the exhaust package on the new c8 so I'm assuming it's going to be that same 460 hp.
I do not!! I am an attorney. Though I did sell cars one summer after high school. Tough work.@Craigy do you sell Chevys?
I started selling (Nissans) and for the first time on July 6th. I've sold 8 cars so far two of which we're half deals. So six to myself. All have been walk ins I will get a Facebook again soon. Thr pay period ends today and I'm looking at a $3000 check come Friday (weekly pay). Pretty good money for West Texas. I love my job, but not the tan I have acquired.