I'm not in the purchasing-demographics they are cultivating. The entire super-car realm is somewhat entertaining in theory from sheer performance/engineering, just not one of the cheering fans. I suppose they have to look more or less like they do.
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I've owned Corvettes continuously for 55 years and it always takes time for me to adjust to the newest generation. I'm still on the C-6 and haven't been able to adjust to the C-7 yet so I'm really going to have trouble with this one. I guess my favorite is a 1962 but it certainly is a primitive ride by today's standards.
I’m 6’3” and have generally thought all the vettes accommodated taller guys much better than their compatible vehicles. That said, I briefly drove my dad’s C5 last weekend, and getting in and out of it was awful compared to my BMW Z4M, but comfortable enough once inside. The driving experience was so much different - hammer versus scalpel. The C5 is fast, but heavy and brutish compared to my Z, which feels much lighter and directable.
Posts: 1921 | Location: NC | Registered: January 01, 2006
I suspect the C8 will be a great car, it is the extension of Zora's desire to build a mid-engine vehicle years ago. It will increase the handling capabilities of the car and allow future upgrades. For me though the front engine Vette has been my weapon of choice for many years. I was concerned that there would be minimal luggage space due to the frunk (front trunk) due to wheel wells and suspension encroachment. I bought a 19 Z06 and am very happy with it. It outperforms almost all cars on the street today and I do not track my car so it is enough for me.
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Posts: 2266 | Location: See der Rabbits, Iowa | Registered: June 12, 2007
Being an owner of a C5, it will always remain my favorite Style of Corvette. The C6 never excited me. I'm OK with the C7. I have tracked one. I like it primarily due to the C7R. The C8 to me looks a lot like a Ferrari crossed with a Ford GT. Maybe someday it will too grow on me.
It's all a matter of personal choice.
Posts: 327 | Location: Hillsboro, OR | Registered: January 09, 2011
If I had that kind of money, I’d prefer an Audi R8.
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