New Corvette!

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 5chn3ll » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:39 am

Anything above 300HP is just decreasing the time it takes to get to deadly speeds. Pushing 49, I think I prefer to pad my reaction times a bit.

If you haven't, watch the David Freiburger (from Roadkill, etc.) special "200 MPH Club." Not only do you get a better understanding of just how much raw power is necessary to punch through the air at 200MPH, you also see the practicality hit once you start modifying a car to be especially good at only one thing.

I have considered a Procharger rig for the Corvette, but I'd need to plow some decent money into suspension upgrades before there's any chance I want to add more power. There's a slight amount of body roll in the corners.
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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 32wildbilly » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:02 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:39 am
Anything above 300HP is just decreasing the time it takes to get to deadly speeds. Pushing 49, I think I prefer to pad my reaction times a bit.
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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 5chn3ll » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 am

Saw a definitely-not-stock C8 on a flatbed between Los Angeles and Orange County on Monday - and it looked menacing. Mrs. Schnell, who is not a Corvette fan (she has not been in my 'Vette for at least 5 years), pointed it out.

Not sure whose car this was, but it looked like something out of a Cold War nocturnal emission dream...black, swoopy, and ready to kill you.

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:01 pm

The final Chevrolet Corvette from the C7 generation rolled off of the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 14, 2019. That makes it the last front-engine Corvette in history.

Regardless of how you feel about the Corvette, this is the end of an era...

Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 32wildbilly » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:29 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:01 pm
The final Chevrolet Corvette from the C7 generation rolled off of the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 14, 2019. That makes it the last front-engine Corvette in history.

Regardless of how you feel about the Corvette, this is the end of an era...
The mid-engine will be better for racing for Chebby. The front engine Vette had a good long run all the way back to 1953. I have driven a couple of scary ones. The ex-brother in law had a 65 convert with a 1968 427 with tri-power engine in it. I drove it when I was 17 and almost shit my pants...more than once! He also had a 63(think that was the year) with a massaged 327. You had to stay out of the throttle if it wasn't pointed straight. At the same time he had a 59 and it was like driving a buckboard! What a POS that was. In fact he had all three at the same time. He was an idiot.
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Re: New Corvette!

Post by gnat » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:23 pm

Hopefully the next iteration won't be an EV SUV... :roll:

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:46 am

I just hope it has manual door releases so more old guys and their dogs don't get cooked in Waffle House parking lots...

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Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
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Torque: How far you will move the wall.

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by Kalashnikov » Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:48 am

Latest CD had a road test of the z51 c8. 0-60 in 2.8 seconds and some decent cornering dynamics, they did mention a lot of understeer though.

They said that higher end models will have 600 hp flat plane crank V8, and 1,000 hp AWD hybrid. So top model will basically be a corvette Veyron. Can't imagine what kind of numbers it will post.

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Re: New Corvette!

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:03 am

Kalashnikov wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:48 am
They said that higher end models will have 600 hp flat plane crank V8, and 1,000 hp AWD hybrid. So top model will basically be a corvette Veyron. Can't imagine what kind of numbers it will post.
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Re: New Corvette!

Post by Kalashnikov » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:50 pm

Saw c8 in person today. I have to say that is looks much better in person than in pictures. I can't explain that, but in person it feels better propertioned and seems much more attractive.
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