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    1. #2751
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      I love the white. One of my goals in life is to have a super light interior in my car. Being surrounded by darkness is depressing.

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    3. #2752
      That white Corvette interior is trying to turn black.
      Americans hate EVs because they grew up with Power Wheels that were glacially slow, ran out of power in 20 minutes and took an entire day to recharge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      That white Corvette interior is trying to turn black.
      They should have cleaned it before taking pictures.

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      Learning New Things Every Day. GreenandChrome's Avatar
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      Saw a white one in the wild today.


      It looks like it belongs in the upper echelon of sports cars when it's on the road.
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      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      Saw a white one in the wild today.


      It looks like it belongs in the upper echelon of sports cars when it's on the road.

      Agree. Saw my first one last week, here in little Victoria BC. Dark gray with the mid wing. Very good looking, but I only got a quick look as it passed by.

    7. #2756
      Member maximusbibicus's Avatar
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      Saw my first one this weekend, white as well. Looked great, smaller than I expected. I thought the mid wing looked like an afterthought and I hated that my lights totally lit up the metal shielding around the exhaust. Looked cheap. Otherwise, amazing.

    8. #2757

      C8 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 rumored with massive rubber and moving aero

      A center-exit exhaust might make the to-do list as well

      According to a recently leaked GM document, the C8 Chevy Corvette Z06 is next in the hopper. The rumors we've heard so far make us suspect the race-focused daily driver will be as big a leap over the previous Z06 incarnations as the mid-engined Stingray is over the front-engined Corvette. The heart of the matter is said to be a atmospheric 5.5-liter DOHC V8 derived from the engine in the C8.R, the race car needing at least 300 homologated retail examples to satisfy IMSA authorities. The latest hearsay pegs an output of 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque, which means losing 50 lb-ft to the previous car's supercharged 6.2-liter V8, but gaining the natural aspiration that Z06 owners covet. Muscle Cars & Trucks has apparently heard from a "network of well-placed sources" about how the coming Z06 will make more efficient use of its power.

      It starts where the rubber plantation meets the road — the mooted specs are 20-inch wheels in front wearing 275/30 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, and 21-inchers in back dressed in 345/25 hoops. The wheels are an inch larger in front and back than those on the C7 Z06 and ZR1, both C7 models fitted with the same wheel and tire package. The rumored C8 Z06 tires might be best known from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and GT2 RS, Michelin tabbing its motorsport division for a road-legal version of its Le Mans-winning racing rubber. With a hardcore focus on dry performance, Michelin says a set of Sport Cup 2 Rs are good for a half-second advantage per kilometer on a dry track compared to the Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP (for "Zero Pressure" run-flats), the stock tire on the C7 Z06 and ZR1.

      To put some context to the tire sizes, the fronts are 10 millimeters narrower than those on the C7 Z06 and ZR1, while the rears are 10 mm wider, but with the same aspect ratio fore and aft. The front tires are 30 mm wider than those on the base C8 Stingray, the rears 40 mm wider than the entry-level car. The Drive wrote that the extra meat compelled "GM to widen the Z06's fenders considerably." if true, the C8 Z06's expected wider track played a part as well; on the C7, the Z06 featured an extra half-inch of track width compared to the Stingray.

      It's not clear if the Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs would be the standard or optional tires. The Z06 typically offers a Z07 Performance Package that upgrades bits like the suspension, brakes, tires, and aero. On the C7 Z06, upgrading to Z07 spec meant getting a set of Pilot Super Sport Cup 2s.

      Certain to go heavy on carbon fiber throughout, the Z06 is predicted to offer a set of carbon fiber wheels like the quartet that sold on eBay earlier this year for $4,500. At that price, the wheels were only slightly more expensive than a new set of Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs.

      Some of the active aerodynamic features GM has applied to patent might be lumped into the aforementioned Z07 kit. MCT's says this could mean "adjustable wings, splitters, and even side flaps," all of which have appeared in patent submissions covering standard and hybrid powertrains. There's a bit of controversy out back, however: GM Authority previously reported from its sources that the Z06 would boast a "massive" fixed rear wing that "will differ in appearance and functionality from the wing on the race-going C8.R," and resemble the mongo spoiler in back of the Agera RS. MCT's source claims that's not happening.

      Engineers are thought to be pushing for a center-exit exhaust system, but need to convince the higher-ups to give the green light and approve funding. The tweak wouldn't only be cosmetic, with center pipes alleged to "improve the pitch" of the flat-plane crank V8, lending an even more exotic note than we heard from the camouflaged prototype blasting up a mountain road in January.

      We're not sure how the coronavirus shutdown affected the Z06 program, but a Chevrolet spokesperson has said "Our global product development teams have begun to resume normal operations after the COVID-19 shutdown." The new beastie could come as early as the 2022 model year, if not 2023.

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      2016 GTI S 6MT 2door

    10. #2759
      Look through the gallery and it would appear that those shots were taken with a drone. Makes you wonder where they flew it over to get the images.


    11. #2760

      2021 Chevy Corvette gets new features, carryover pricing


      The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette will not get a price hike, GM said early Wednesday, confirming previous reports that the 2020 model's MSRP of $59,995 ($67,495 for the convertible) will carry on unchanged in the wake of production and supply issues that cut the C8 model's first model year short.

      "Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars," said Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter, in GM's official announcement. “We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model."

      Fear not, however. The 2021 model year will not merely be an extension of existing 2020 production. In fact, GM has added a few features to the C8's option list that weren't there for the debut year, adding a little extra incentive for buyers who were on the fence about plunking down cash for the new Corvette in its first model year.

      Chief among these is the availability of the Corvette's phenomenal Magnetic Selective Ride Control as a standalone option. For 2020 models, this was available only with the Performance (Z51) package.

      GM confirmed to Autoblog that FE2 will be available on all three Corvette trims, but pricing will not be available until later in July when the full order guide is released. Adding Magnetic Ride Control to the 2020 model with the Z51 package is a $1,895 upgrade.

      The 2021 model also gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard, which are welcome additions to the already-robust and intuitive infotainment system. The 2021 Corvette also gets GM's new Buckle To Drive feature, which temporarily immobilizes the transmission if the driver's seatbelt is not buckled.

      Also new for 2021 are a couple of exterior and interior color options, including Silver Flare Metallic (as seen on the convertible model on the far right of our hero image above).

    12. #2761
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      Arlington Heights, the center of the universe
      The YouTube review we’ve all been waiting for, SavageGeese:


      Verdict: Corvette buyers will be happy, not as much of a drivers car as the C7GS at this point, more greatness to come.

      I can’t wait for the ZO6, I think that’s going to be the money shot.
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      The Blueass State
      Drove by the plant today, saw three truckloads;

      These are the first I've seen in the flesh
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    14. #2763
      Saw my first one today—black and from a distance coming at me I thought it was a Gallardo. Looked really good but the back end was a bit busy. Looking forward to seeing the wide body version, should look great.

    15. #2764
      I was working on a project in my driveway when I heard a rumblin' from across the alley. had to snoop and:

      Sounded like he was programming the homelink since his garage door was going up and down. Didn't have a chance to ask him about it yet.

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