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k_and_e 19.07.2019 13:01

The new mid-engine Corvette
 
Pics here: https://www.motor1.com/news/360672/c...0-chevy-debut/

Do you like it or not?

I don't. Looks like just another super car and lost a lot of character.

MusicChick 19.07.2019 13:50

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The color is appalling. The car is ok.

bowlie 19.07.2019 13:57

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3084363)
The color is appalling. The car is ok.

The car is appalling, the colour’s OK

bigblue2 19.07.2019 14:12

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why can't americans do car interiors??? the row of buttons along the passengers leg area SUCKS

EdwinNL 19.07.2019 14:16

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
Given the fact that if I had this amount of money spare and had to spend it on a car I would not even consider a corvette I'd say: No I don't like it.

Treverus 19.07.2019 14:45

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Originally Posted by EdwinNL (Post 3084367)
Given the fact that if I had this amount of money spare and had to spend it on a car I would not even consider a corvette I'd say: No I don't like it.

To be fair: a mid-engined 500 hp sports car for under 60k USD is not expensive at all. Its the opposite: suspiciously cheap.



If they want to earn money on it will they have to build it cheaply. Do I want a cheaply build car with 500 hp? Not really.

papasmurf 19.07.2019 14:47

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looks a bit like a melted Camaro especially from the back

Today only 19.07.2019 14:48

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3084366)
why can't americans do car interiors??? the row of buttons along the passengers leg area SUCKS


No, you miss the point, it's so the driver can change her knee into third gear and claim he was pushing buttons ;)

NickGB 19.07.2019 14:59

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 3084366)
why can't americans do car interiors??? the row of buttons along the passengers leg area SUCKS

I don't know, I quite like that. The steering wheel, on the other hand...

I think the car itself looks OK. The front really reminds me of the NSX. Not so much a fan of the rear lights.

From a 'bang for buck' perspective, you can't do too much better. For those wondering where the savings are made; the motor is pretty much from the old car and is quite 'agricultural' (Imagine how much power the Europeans could get from 6.2 litres!)

EdwinNL 19.07.2019 15:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3084372)
To be fair: a mid-engined 500 hp sports car for under 60k USD is not expensive at all. Its the opposite: suspiciously cheap.



If they want to earn money on it will they have to build it cheaply. Do I want a cheaply build car with 500 hp? Not really.

I'm not saying it is expensive for what it offers, I'm saying that I can find cars that I like much more than this one for that amount of money.

k_and_e 19.07.2019 16:09

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
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Originally Posted by NickGB (Post 3084380)
For those wondering where the savings are made; the motor is pretty much from the old car and is quite 'agricultural' (Imagine how much power the Europeans could get from 6.2 litres!)

But also cheaper to maintain, which is a pro.

bigblue2 19.07.2019 17:22

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it looks like it would be a fun car to drive for a day, if it didn't kill, but you wouldn't want to live with it and you certainly wouldn't want anyone you know seeing you in it, let alone knowing you bought one.

the moped of the car world lol

omtatsat 19.07.2019 17:38

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3084354)
Pics here: https://www.motor1.com/news/360672/c...0-chevy-debut/

Do you like it or not?

I don't. Looks like just another super car and lost a lot of character.

A nice enough car. More for the wife!

Today only 19.07.2019 18:17

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3084439)
A nice enough car. More for the wife!




YOU GOT A WIFE :eek:

k_and_e 19.07.2019 18:20

Re: The new mid-engine Corvette
 
This might be a better comparison

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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 3084426)


Tom1234 19.07.2019 18:25

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It was designed locally.

Everyone knows that for an American product to sell well internationally and be uptodate, it needs a European designer. Just think of Apple and Jonathan Ives... ;)

robBob 20.07.2019 14:24

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Not bad for a poor man's sports car! :cool:

https://www.popsci.com/chevrolet-cor...-engine-specs/

AbFab 20.07.2019 17:23

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20th century Technology. Its 2019 now...

Jeep Life 22.07.2019 00:27

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I am pretty sure that design went through huge approval process by design experts (Not upto EF expert standards though :p) before the release. Everyone has their own likes, dislikes and expert opinions.

With USD 60K entry price tag I believe it would be quite competitive in the market. I assume with all the bells + whistles this will come close to USD 100K range.

Anyways, There's something about the car that makes me like it :)

Jeep Life 22.07.2019 00:30

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3084363)
The color is appalling. The car is ok.

The one in Blue looks pretty cool


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