2020 C8 Corvette introduction, thoughts ?

RogerD

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RogerD

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Roger, I should have been more precise...America also includes Canada and Venezuela. :)
It's a geographic map...an entire continent, a cultural social manufacturing car industry.
What car company except for the majors manufacturers in SA?
I have a friend who moved to Ecuador and purchased a vehicle made in China...has parts sourced WW...he likes it.
Venezuela ? Aren’t those poor souls having trouble finding toilet paper...:)
 
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I think the inflation rate is over one million percent...in Venezuela.
There's a country in need of major reparations. It's sad for the normal, honest, good citizens of any peaceful functioning society who aspire quality living, food for their children, equality, decency, humanity, dignity, respect, honor, and the things that make people and countries grow up in true harmony and family values...love, giving, sincerity, sharing, happiness, health.
Wealth? With intelligent balance.

That Corvette C8 has the name of an LG OLED TV, ...the C8 model from last year.
But they all do...C7, C6, etc.

For me $60,000 is peanuts, for others it's a reborn country, it's food for 100,000 people for a year.
I'm aware of that every single day, even when I don't mention it.

Music from a car is important, without noise accidents can happen.
Electric cars are too silent, they are starting to include apps that add car noises, in particular in places where there are a lot of people walking by. Isn't it something!
Even cars of certain colors (black) aren't recommended to drive @ night, and others during daytime (transparent white)...Aston Martin V12 Vanquish? ;)

 
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christoph

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The Ford is in all likelihood unobtainium as it is IMO not what you would call an every day car plus would be driven on tracks rather than streets

I think the Ford is drop dead gorgeous
Agree on all you wrote, except that I would guess more Ford GTs will end up in climatized halls of collectors rather than on race tracks (or normal streets) :rolleyes:
And yes, the "new" Ford GT IS drop dead gorgeous.
In fact, I love all three iterations of the Ford GT a LOT :cool:
 
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This' nice too ...


This is the last (and only) Corvette body style I have ever liked. If I had the coin, I would buy a restored one of these in a heartbeat. A college fraternity brother brought one of these to school (it belonged to his dad) and he let me drive it. NOTHING has compared to that experience, including the 5 Porches I have owned! Auto body style is purely a preference thing and the simplicity of this body (along with it's power) perfectly fits my taste.
 
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That's a smart decision, like Christian mentioned earlier.
Two years is roughly how long it takes to fix the issues of the C8, from the experts.
The car is a beauty @ $60,000 base ... IMO. It looks like a million dollar car.

There's nothing wrong with Bose sound system; that's what is in my Acura, and that's what is in my kitchen. If any audiophile is in a banishing mood against Bose let them cry all the tears of the world till they drown under their own ocean of lost dreams ... ;):D
Bose is not the best but the best nobody knows when the Opera music's playing in your happy car. :cool:

I like black myself.

Bob, I won't be buying a 2020, most likely a 2022. I'll be looking at them in person in a couple of weeks at the Corvettes @ Carlisle here in Pa.

On another note........ I know mentioning the word 'Bose' around here is probably grounds for banishment but the new sound system in the C8 may just be superb ..........

https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-corvette-audio-system
 
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This is the last (and only) Corvette body style I have ever liked. If I had the coin, I would buy a restored one of these in a heartbeat. A college fraternity brother brought one of these to school (it belonged to his dad) and he let me drive it. NOTHING has compared to that experience, including the 5 Porches I have owned! Auto body style is purely a preference thing and the simplicity of this body (along with it's power) perfectly fits my taste.
A neighbor has one, fully restored, red and white.
It is also my favorite Vette design...chick, classy, distinguished, elegant, sporty, convertible, unpretentious, ...all that John Coltrane jazz.

And I like black best.
 
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This is the last (and only) Corvette body style I have ever liked. If I had the coin, I would buy a restored one of these in a heartbeat. A college fraternity brother brought one of these to school (it belonged to his dad) and he let me drive it. NOTHING has compared to that experience, including the 5 Porches I have owned! Auto body style is purely a preference thing and the simplicity of this body (along with it's power) perfectly fits my taste.
without question, one beautiful '59 restomod. For me though the cleanest looking was the '57, make mine black, silver cove with a red interior.

https://www.hagerty.com/articles-vi...16/1957-chevrolet-corvette-fuelie-convertible
 
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I saw one the same light blue color (third from top) not long ago.
Those Corvettes sure make us all tingling inside & out. :cool:
The 50s Classic ones, and the brand new 2020 C8 Stingray.

The fully restored Classic ones cost two-three times more than the new C8.
Best, to have one of each.
 
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