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Old 09-17-2016, 09:02 PM   #16871
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What does the HouZe think about the Mid-Engined Corvette? Will it be another model from the standard Corvette or replace it?
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:20 PM   #16872
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What does the HouZe think about the Mid-Engined Corvette? Will it be another model from the standard Corvette or replace it?
Well the original C7 was a replacement. I can see them doing a very high end first and ultimately phasing out the C7 and replacing it with a more basic mid engines car. Kind of the reverse of today where the ZR1 launches last.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:25 PM   #16873
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I read an interview with Tadge where he said going mid engine would only increase about 4-5k over the C7. That would be impressive.
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:41 AM   #16874
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Well the original C7 was a replacement. I can see them doing a very high end first and ultimately phasing out the C7 and replacing it with a more basic mid engines car. Kind of the reverse of today where the ZR1 launches last.
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I read an interview with Tadge where he said going mid engine would only increase about 4-5k over the C7. That would be impressive.
Interesting.
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:46 AM   #16875
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Interesting.
Here's the article. He said MSRP would go up $5k for a mid engine Corvette.

http://kinja.roadandtrack.com/making...tte-1679942984

Tadge Juechter had a PowerPoint presentation demonstrating, very credibly, that the C6 ZR1 was at the limit of usable rear-wheel-drive performance. The problemwas really the front-mid-engine layout—we couldn't get the engine low enough and far back enough for proper weight transfer to the rear wheels under acceleration.

I didn't want to move out of our price class, but Tadge explained that while the transmission would cost more, the list price would increase by no more than $5000. Imagine an American-built car with the proportions of a Lamborghini at that price point …that's pretty appealing.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:30 PM   #16876
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^ cool, thanks!
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:54 PM   #16877
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This looks pretty good.

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Old 09-19-2016, 06:28 PM   #16878
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^It just looks way too much like a C7. They need to stretch on this design besides making a ME car look so much like a C7.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:21 PM   #16879
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^It just looks way too much like a C7. They need to stretch on this design besides making a ME car look so much like a C7.
Yeah, I think the styling needs to be more or less a clean sheet design, but that shows the C7 can still look good, even with mid engine proportions.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:44 PM   #16880
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Yeah, I think the styling needs to be more or less a clean sheet design, but that shows the C7 can still look good, even with mid engine proportions.
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:39 PM   #16881
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OK, my car was built 2 weeks ago today and still no word on delivery. I'm only 5 or so hours from the BG plant. Starting to get concerned...Hmmmmm...
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OK, my car was built 2 weeks ago today and still no word on delivery. I'm only 5 or so hours from the BG plant. Starting to get concerned...Hmmmmm...
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:25 PM   #16883
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That's true, for sportscars. I guess the expectation was set by the dealer saying it would arrive the following week. Also others who ordered after me have received theirs.
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That's true, for sportscars. I guess the expectation was set by the dealer saying it would arrive the following week. Also others who ordered after me have received theirs.
You'll get it soon and it will be worth the wait. Can't wait to see it.


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