"He cites the perfect 50/50 weight distribution of the C7 as one reason why it handles so well and says that the rear-biased weight distribution of the C8 will upset the vehicle’s balance and likely make it prone to understeer." Exactly. People don't seem to realize the primary performance benefit of a mid engined layout is just weight savings, from being able to be rwd and use a transaxle all in one diff/tranny with no driveshaft. As soon as you veer away from 50:50 in either direction, handling suffers. They can put power down like mad too in a straight line, but that's a manageable problem on FR.