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      10-21-2019, 01:59 PM   #1101
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Why does anyone today want a manual transmission? I suggest it is to select and control transmission gear.
I suspect literally nobody that pines for a manual trans wants it for that reason.
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      10-23-2019, 11:27 AM   #1102
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...-c8-power-dyno
MT did several Dyno runs, lowest measurement was 478 WHP/ 536 WTQ, highest was 551/512 So the C8 is putting down power similar to the c7 z06?
That seems like quite a big spread between best/worst.
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      10-23-2019, 07:58 PM   #1103
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They just tested the 992S and the Z51 C8 and the 911 on a less sticky tire had it by 1.1 seconds per lap and was faster in the quarter mile, braking, figure 8...you name it it was faster than the C8. I think they’re going to need a lot more to make it compete with a GT3/RS which were awfully close in lap times with the last gen C7 despite about 250 less hp.
The GrandSport Z07 and the GT3 were pretty damn close with the C7 having 40 less horsepower, at least at C/D's Lightning Lap.

As for the C8, that test wasn't on a track. It was pretty much worthless for MT to even quote as they just timed the two cars on an open stretch of road. One driver had a 1.1 second difference and the author was at 0.6.

The C8 was quicker in the quarter by 0.1 second and its stop from 60 was just 1 foot longer. Too small to even count. The largest difference is in the figure 8 but, until we get a real track test, I wouldn't make any conclusion on which is the definitively quicker car on multiple tracks. It'll be very close.

The C8 will do just fine even with less power than the C7 Z06 as it will take much better advantage of the increased power than the C7.
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      10-24-2019, 12:07 AM   #1104
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...-c8-power-dyno
MT did several Dyno runs, lowest measurement was 478 WHP/ 536 WTQ, highest was 551/512 So the C8 is putting down power similar to the c7 z06?
Yeah, I doubt that. If itís really capable of 550whp on something comparable to anything between a dynojet or mustang dyno, itís slow af considering.
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      10-25-2019, 04:18 PM   #1105
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Yeah, I doubt that. If itís really capable of 550whp on something comparable to anything between a dynojet or mustang dyno, itís slow af considering.
It's 200 lbs heavier than a C7. What do you want?
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      10-31-2019, 03:04 PM   #1106
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Ok so itís not R&T or motortrend but a very good review nevertheless. Just ignore ridiculous terms like equal length exhaust runners and enjoy the ride.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/auto...ant/ar-AAJE55f
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      10-31-2019, 04:47 PM   #1107
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If the car we've just described didn't have twin flags on its nose, this would all be cause for unmitigated celebration. But it does bear those flags ...
but but but ... it needs those flags.
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      11-01-2019, 02:55 PM   #1108
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Corgrats Nats!
https://www.thedrive.com/news/30760/...et-corvette-c8
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      11-04-2019, 04:31 PM   #1109
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They just tested the 992S and the Z51 C8 and the 911 on a less sticky tire had it by 1.1 seconds per lap and was faster in the quarter mile, braking, figure 8...you name it it was faster than the C8. I think they’re going to need a lot more to make it compete with a GT3/RS which were awfully close in lap times with the last gen C7 despite about 250 less hp.
Just to update, R&T did the first same day test and the C8 Z51 beat the 991S.
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      11-04-2019, 06:28 PM   #1110
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The C8 will cannibalize alot of competition as long as they can ramp up production. This is the car people were waiting for. Do you know how many cars I've crossed off my next-ride list because the C8 showed up? I can't be the only one.
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Here’s the R&T comparison piece. Corvette did very well only behind two actual super cars around the track. It’s a short, slow track and I can’t wait till it’s able to stretch its legs on the fast ones. Besting a new 911 is always nice but we’ll have to see how they match up on other tracks and the road. I’m guessing they’ll do very well in that regard.
If you’re a Supra fan you’ll probably want to skip reading this one.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...-of-the-year/#
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      11-04-2019, 06:50 PM   #1112
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The C8 will cannibalize alot of competition as long as they can ramp up production. This is the car people were waiting for. Do you know how many cars I've crossed off my next-ride list because the C8 showed up? I can't be the only one.
Theyíll be turning them out pretty good. They did add another full time shift at Bowling Green and the strike is over. Youíre certainly not the only one, a lot of other cars suddenly turned into hot potatoes
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      11-04-2019, 07:41 PM   #1113
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The C8 will cannibalize alot of competition as long as they can ramp up production. This is the car people were waiting for. Do you know how many cars I've crossed off my next-ride list because the C8 showed up? I can't be the only one.
You're not. I'm certainly considering one the my garage.
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      11-05-2019, 03:15 PM   #1114
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Hereís the R&T comparison piece. Corvette did very well only behind two actual super cars around the track. Itís a short, slow track and I canít wait till itís able to stretch its legs on the fast ones. Besting a new 911 is always nice but weíll have to see how they match up on other tracks and the road. Iím guessing theyíll do very well in that regard.
If youíre a Supra fan youíll probably want to skip reading this one.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...-of-the-year/#
Yeah, can't wait to see it tested at VIR, if they haven't already.
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      11-05-2019, 03:23 PM   #1115
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Yeah, can't wait to see it tested at VIR, if they haven't already.
They havenít officially yet but it will do The Lightning Lap as soon as C&D does it again, Iím sure.
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      11-06-2019, 05:57 AM   #1116
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Who cares this is the point. Affordable priced car that looks like a damn supercar!

If anyone wants a "normal" styled one just get a C7.

Yes, i also think the same. If a car is at affordable price. It's best.
I don't have one.
And i think you can give me a good advice to buy an affordable and good car.
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Good news, bad news. First the bad, the cars release has been delayed a bit.
Now the good, the car will be getting some tweaks that will no doubt make it even better on the street and faster on the track. Worth the wait Iím sure.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...020/ar-AAJXciu
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Good news, bad news. First the bad, the cars release has been delayed a bit.
Now the good, the car will be getting some tweaks that will no doubt make it even better on the street and faster on the track. Worth the wait Iím sure.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...020/ar-AAJXciu
They didn't say the car was getting any tweaks. With that said, I'm sure Chevrolet MAY elect to take data/feedback to make mild software changes to help with some of the driving behavior. For example, since Tremec designed the DCT, why is the GT500 Tremec awesome but sucks in the Corvette? Tremec needs to do some additional work there.
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They didn't say the car was getting any tweaks. With that said, I'm sure Chevrolet MAY elect to take data/feedback to make mild software changes to help with some of the driving behavior. For example, since Tremec designed the DCT, why is the GT500 Tremec awesome but sucks in the Corvette? Tremec needs to do some additional work there.
R&T is the only tester so far that said the transmission wasn't up to par and they tested a pre-pro unit. They'll most likely be making tweaks to that transmission(specifically software) for another year even after production.

As for the differences between the GT500, who knows? I will say that the Mustang is a mature platform, so most of its teething pains are gone. The Corvette is running a brand new electronic architecture as well as a brand new platform and drivetrain layout.

I'd only be concerned if its March and full rate production cars in customers' hands are having similar issues to the R&T car, which I doubt will happen.
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R&T is the only tester so far that said the transmission wasn't up to par and they tested a pre-pro unit. They'll most likely be making tweaks to that transmission(specifically software) for another year even after production.

As for the differences between the GT500, who knows? I will say that the Mustang is a mature platform, so most of its teething pains are gone. The Corvette is running a brand new electronic architecture as well as a brand new platform and drivetrain layout.

I'd only be concerned if its March and full rate production cars in customers' hands are having similar issues to the R&T car, which I doubt will happen.
I hope thatís true.
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For us gear heads a quick article on how Chevrolet coaxed some more gitty-up out of the LT for its new flag ship. Itís going to take to mods real well as all LS/LTís do.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-c...te-lt1-engine/
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For us gear heads a quick article on how Chevrolet coaxed some more gitty-up out of the LT for its new flag ship. Itís going to take to mods real well as all LS/LTís do.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-c...te-lt1-engine/
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But improvements to the LT2 engine itself also helped earn it the highest SAE-certified output of any naturally aspirated Corvette ever.
Um, wasnít the LS7 505hp?
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