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Old 01-24-2020, 12:01 AM   #15
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Leave your C8 outside in the snow, you DESERVE to have your wheels stolen!!!
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:22 AM   #16
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What airheaded engineer leaves an IVER parked in the g-d street??

That particular car probably cost GM a half mill to build.
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:14 AM   #17
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I just acquired a set of them and I'll let go real cheap....
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:16 AM   #18
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First of, as people mentioned, why is this car outside in the snow?

And yeah I imagine the Craigslist ad

"Corvette C8 wheels like New"

... When the VIN 0001 IS NOT built yet...
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This is simply disgusting behavior. Add it to the list.

Thieves and liars...
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:53 AM   #20
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This is simply disgusting behavior. Add it to the list.

Thieves and liars...
Yes thieves are scum, but what I want to know is why on earth did the engineer assigned to that particular car leave it out on the street to begin with.

These IVERs are not finalized production cars. Thankfully the scumbags only got the wheels. If they had stolen the whole car, the issue that GM would face is a vehicle without finalized production parts getting out into the public. Once full scale production begins these IVERs get destroyed. Yes, every "2020 Corvette" you've seen to this point (except for MAYBE one or two that will be tucked away in the vaults or land in a GM owned museum someday) will actually be destroyed once the REAL ones start full scale production. These cars have no VIN and cannot be licenced and registered for the street. They're also exempt from all North American emission testing. And letting these out to the public would be a risk GM cannot take on, as a part may fail causing injury to someone. So long as it's in the possession of a GM employee, it's insured as property of General Motors.

Believe me, this engineer had a sit down with his manager and maybe even Mary Barra herself when he got back to the office after reporting the wheels were stolen because he left it on the street.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:09 AM   #21
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Yes thieves are scum, but what I want to know is why on earth did the engineer assigned to that particular car leave it out on the street to begin with.

These IVERs are not finalized production cars. Thankfully the scumbags only got the wheels. If they had stolen the whole car, the issue that GM would face is a vehicle without finalized production parts getting out into the public. Once full scale production begins these IVERs get destroyed. Yes, every "2020 Corvette" you've seen to this point (except for MAYBE one or two that will be tucked away in the vaults or land in a GM owned museum someday) will actually be destroyed once the REAL ones start full scale production. These cars have no VIN and cannot be licenced and registered for the street. They're also exempt from all North American emission testing. And letting these out to the public would be a risk GM cannot take on, as a part may fail causing injury to someone. So long as it's in the possession of a GM employee, it's insured as property of General Motors.

Believe me, this engineer had a sit down with his manager and maybe even Mary Barra herself when he got back to the office after reporting the wheels were stolen because he left it on the street.

I mean if it's a CTF car (which at this late stage of development it very likely could be) it has a VIN and can be saleable once full production starts. A lot of the 5th gen Camaro CTF cars are now in customer hands.



And this has happened before...to a member on this site actually. Granted they stole the wheels off of the car in his driveway.
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I didn't see any info that stated that is where the car was parked by the owner/engineer when the wheels were stolen.

The whole car could have been stolen from a different location and then parked there to steal the wheels. Bummer either way.
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:14 PM   #23
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I mean if it's a CTF car (which at this late stage of development it very likely could be) it has a VIN and can be saleable once full production starts. A lot of the 5th gen Camaro CTF cars are now in customer hands.



And this has happened before...to a member on this site actually. Granted they stole the wheels off of the car in his driveway.
Yeah you're right at this point they're probably CTF. I was at Barrett-Jackson last week and they had a display just for the new Corvette, you could walk right up to and around it you just couldn't go inside the car. There was a sticker in the engine bay stating vehicle was exempt from North American emission testing.
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Interesting....so far we have a gm employee lost control of one a few months back and ran into oncoming traffic. Then 2 are caught and busted for running 100+ in a 45mph zone and now this. Wonder what's next
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Interesting....so far we have a gm employee lost control of one a few months back and ran into oncoming traffic. Then 2 are caught and busted for running 100+ in a 45mph zone and now this. Wonder what's next
was just about to say that, not been a good month of press for the C8 lol
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was just about to say that, not been a good month of press for the C8 lol
The C8 is fine, it’s the hilljacks responsible for them who are screwing up.

These guys all make close to or over 6 figures and have really good, well positioned jobs in GM to have access to these cars and they’re risking all that. It’s like “uh, duuuuh”
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Yes thieves are scum, but what I want to know is why on earth did the engineer assigned to that particular car leave it out on the street to begin with.

These IVERs are not finalized production cars. Thankfully the scumbags only got the wheels. If they had stolen the whole car, the issue that GM would face is a vehicle without finalized production parts getting out into the public. Once full scale production begins these IVERs get destroyed. Yes, every "2020 Corvette" you've seen to this point (except for MAYBE one or two that will be tucked away in the vaults or land in a GM owned museum someday) will actually be destroyed once the REAL ones start full scale production. These cars have no VIN and cannot be licenced and registered for the street. They're also exempt from all North American emission testing. And letting these out to the public would be a risk GM cannot take on, as a part may fail causing injury to someone. So long as it's in the possession of a GM employee, it's insured as property of General Motors.

Believe me, this engineer had a sit down with his manager and maybe even Mary Barra herself when he got back to the office after reporting the wheels were stolen because he left it on the street.
Most pre-pros get crushed. But others are saleable, or can be converted to saleable units with minimal effort. It mostly depends on how far along the program was when it got built.



Given that we're about a week out from regular production beginning, any car built in Bowling Green is going to have all the production parts and everything will be validated. What they're doing at this point will be working out how to assemble the pieces quickly & correctly. Such cars often get sold used.

Others that were built a short while ago, might have a few trim pieces that got tweaked or something. Change those out, and you've got something identical to a regular production car.

Now, the ones that were hand built on a dummy line to 'prove' the car is in fact build-able, or the ones that were engineering prototypes? Yeah, the only way they're leaving GM's hands is as a little cube of metal and plastic.
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The C8 is fine, it’s the hilljacks responsible for them who are screwing up.

These guys all make close to or over 6 figures and have really good, well positioned jobs in GM to have access to these cars and they’re risking all that. It’s like “uh, duuuuh”
Yeah the car itself is fine, but still not good pub when you have one crash, engineers arrested for racing and then the wheels get stolen off one.
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