the C8 range

the C8 range

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unsprung

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4,685 posts

80 months

Friday 24th April
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It is claimed that the C8 will expand from the current Stingray to encompass a range of six C8 types.

Across this range, horsepower is expected to double. There are both RWD and AWD variants. Both normally aspirated and forced induction. Both OHC and OHV. Petrol and hybrid.

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https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/04/here-are-all-...



chris lake

50 posts

27 months

Saturday 25th April
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That post was on bad boy vettes

yesterday, interesting reading , 850bhp ? From zr1 ? Better performance than a $1 m dollar P1 McLaren or 918 Porsche for $120k ? Clarkson will still slag it off despite the C7 zr1 being the only car that scared him at spring mountain on grand tour, and possibly the fastest EV ever built , have you seen jay Leno's C7 EV?

unsprung

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4,685 posts

80 months

Saturday 25th April
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Last year, PHers suggested features and specifications that the new C8 should have. This was on one of the very long Corvette threads here on PH.

There were of course many posts about performance. Then one PHer, one of the regulars, said something that was a bit different. He reminded everyone that the C8 should have a good-sized boot -- such is the everyday ethos of the Corvette brand.

I quite liked that comment because it brought us all down to earth, so to speak.

In the chart posted above, we see an impressive menu of C8 variants, some with silly numbers attached. Numbers that, historically speaking, have been all but inaccessible.

It's great fun, imo, that Corvette is not just a car, but also an idea about making things accessible.

Tadge Juechter, chief engineer, has been widely quoted on this. "We engineer performance value and we leverage General Motors' economy of scale wherever we can to try to give you all the content but not pay for a bunch of extras."






Edited by unsprung on Sunday 26th April 00:50

George Smiley

4,595 posts

37 months

Friday 15th May
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being a previous z06 owner (which was one of the most fun cars I've owned), I'd be interested in the standard Stingray this time based on those specs. I'm guessing the power difference for the two LT2's will be down to either map, intake or just marketing. Its such a small difference it wont be noticable in such a package.

I just found a spare air filter if anyone wants one

erikgj

18 posts

81 months

Sunday 7th June
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The difference in the two LT2s is that in the Grand Sport it has a hybrid system driving the front wheels. So AWD but keeps the front trunk. Batteries are in the tunnel.

Same for the Zora. TT 32valve V8 + hybrid front wheels

unsprung

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4,685 posts

80 months

Tuesday 9th June
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erikgj said:
The difference in the two LT2s is that in the Grand Sport it has a hybrid system driving the front wheels. So AWD but keeps the front trunk. Batteries are in the tunnel.

Same for the Zora. TT 32valve V8 + hybrid front wheels
Nothing final has been officially announced by General Motors, but...

The article posted at the top of this thread, from the people at GM Authority, makes the claim that the C8 Grand Sport will be powered by the normally-aspirated LT2 and that no hybrid feature will be included.

The same article says that the LT2 with hybrid will be a distinct model: the E-Ray.