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But, if you got into it, why would you want to get out of it?




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No one is getting a hummer in that sumbitch. Razz


Maybe not "in" but want to take a bet on how many it generates out of the car?
 
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On the way out to dinner last night, we drove up next to a black Acura NSX - beautiful mid engine, performance hybrid car. MSRP $159,490.

With a starting price under $60K, I think that they will sell (or lease) a bunch of these new Sting Rays.


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Trivia: What year was there no Corvette?



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Trivia: What year was there no Corvette?


83
 
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C3 or earlier for me please. After 83 or so they got ugly. Z06's were ok, more for performance than looks, but also by far the best looking post 1980's made, yet.

New one looks cool, it's not a Vette, awesome car either way.

I'll buy a used one at some point the 2024's will be a great value in 2029 prior to 50th Birthday.



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Trivia: What year was there no Corvette?


83


It can be argued that there is one 83 vette in this world

1983 corvette


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::drooooool::

I’ve been following this thing for a while now and absolutely love it.


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I heard something about them keeping a front engine vette for a while with Corvette being the brand and having 2 models. Is this happening?


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Like Skins said, I too prefer a C2 or C3 but I'd take a C1 also.

To add what .30supersig said about the Fiero, I agree. A lot of the suspension parts incorporated in the first offering of the Fiero were from other GM cars. There were Chevette parts in it, also some X or J body parts, I forget now. Worst thing was the Pontiac produced 4 cylinder "Iron Duke" or as we called it in the dealerships "Iron Puke". I did love those cars when they campaigned them for engine fires. We replaced engines left and right under warranty, definitely helped my paycheck.

They finally got the Fiero right for the 1988 model year. Then GM killed it off.


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Finally a mid engined car that won't break the bank for maintenance and has more than a V6.
 
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One aspect or characteristic of mid-engined autos that only comes up now and then because most folk have never physically encountered it in their vehicles is their low polar moment of inertia aka their second moment about their CG. By 'low' is meant lower than is common with either front or rear engined(mass biased) autos.

Lower 2nd moments are much desired in road racing autos and are highly responsive to driver inputs. That quality is also true for external forces such as road surfaces and side winds acting on the auto. Being only familiar with street driven front engined autos some or many drivers may not be so receptive or readily adaptable to what they perceive to be the loss of straight line stability that is inherent from the greater polar moments of their front engined(or even rear engined) autos. This is an old and much debated topic that has been around for 60 years or more that may soon resurface. The lawyers may even get a piece of it, bye and bye.

All it took to educate me was my VW/Porsche 914. While driving it in a straight line just south of Chicago I suddenly, while leisurely driving in a straight line, encountered road ice, whoops a 720 degree spin ensued. Fortunately, the road was 4 lanes and momentarily had no traffic and I recovered. At that point I had already owned, driven and raced(and spun) several rear engined Porsche 356 models for at least a decade(one being a very tail heavy 4-cam 2L Carrera). So I was/am very familiar with oversteer and the means to mitigate it. Plus as an engineer I have a very good grasp of moments.

So I expect that GM will have already taken many steps to minimize the probability of sudden whoopsies by whatever electronic means they have at their disposal(ESP), but that this topic will likely soon be raised if the new Vettes have retained much of that quality that so many think they want. Just for starters a near empty up-front fuel tank will cause a very noticeable change in handling stability from a full one.

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I remove my cover in your presence, Sir. Anybody who can think about polar moments and metacentric heights whilst pirouetting down a four-lane highway is clearly a man of some grit.
 
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Very sharp car. BUT I wouldn't get the first model year.
 
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No manual?! Why? Autos kill any interest I have in a fun to drive car.

It looks great too bad about the transmission. Just like with the new Supra the auto only bullshit removes any interest I have in owning such a vehicle.
 
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No manual?! Why? Autos kill any interest I have in a fun to drive car.



Exactly my sentiment. I'd have more fun driving a Honda Fit than an auto Corvette. I'll opt for the 2019 model over the stingray.


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I have a C5 and still love the looks, the C6 didn't do it for me, the C7 was OK, the C8 is a winner!

For you stick shift fans, rumor has it that the Z06 and a later version, the Zora, will be available in stick, 800 and 1000 HP!


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No manual?! Why? Autos kill any interest I have in a fun to drive car.




Until you drive a modern, paddle shift auto. They are FASTER than any manual. If You want slower, be my guest.
 
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No manual?! Why? Autos kill any interest I have in a fun to drive car.




Until you drive a modern, paddle shift auto. They are FASTER than any manual. If You want slower, be my guest.


Nowhere near as fun to drive as a manual, and I own a paddle shift car.
 
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No manual?! Why? Autos kill any interest I have in a fun to drive car.




Until you drive a modern, paddle shift auto. They are FASTER than any manual. If You want slower, be my guest.


I'd say 95% of the people who will buy this car will never have it on a race track or properly race it, so really, who cares if it's a few tenths of a second or even seconds faster than a manual? I want to feel the car and enjoy the experience of driving it, like up a curvy mountain pass. Where's the fun when the car does everything for you?


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^^^ what he said.

I’m very disappointed in Chevy for leaving off the manual.

The future of sports cars looks pretty depressing.
 
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