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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    From SEMA:

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    This is the mid-engine Vette track testing and also a first look at a near-production prototype without an aero package (no spoiler, no front splitter), presumably the base model.

    The mid-engine Corvette will undergo a landmark change in philosophy, as Corvettes have always been front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports cars. Chevrolet has studied the idea of a mid-engine Corvette at several points in the nameplate’s history (and in fact, a mid-engine Corvette program was approved in 2007 but shelved due to GM’s 2009 bankruptcy).

    The Vette was originally expected to use GM’s upcoming twin-turbocharged 4.2L V8, but there are now rumors that it will borrow the 6.2L LT1. Transmission is expected to come from a DCT unit, with lightning-fast shifts, and according to Car and Driver, “Tremec’s TR-9007 seven-speed DCT will be the one and only transmission available.”

    Chevrolet has also trademarked the name “E-Ray,” which likely signifies that an electrified version will be available as well. This could come in the form of a plug-in hybrid or possibly even an all-electric version in the vein of the Audi R8 e-tron.

    GM has announced an $800 million investment to be designated for the Bowling Green assembly plant, which is likely tied to the introduction of this car.

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  2. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Still no concrete intel as to what hardware it will have.

    I believe they are pulling a misdirection on some of the specific design features even at this point.
     
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  3. jsd512

    jsd512 Wannabe Ghostbuster Established Member

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    The base V8 has been said to be a 530HP 6.2. IMO, that's a good start. The current 465HP is a total joke. 530HP from 6.2 is headed in the right direction. I prefer NA. Would kill to see GM bring back the LS7. DCT is definitely a no-brainer. Bottom line, buyers want quicker times and easier driving. McLaren is having record years without a manual. Little over a month away, hope it meets peoples expectations.
     
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  4. IA Shelby

    IA Shelby Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It will be interesting to see how C7 values are impacted. Reminds me of an Acura NSX which priced at 180-200K is already dead in sales. I bet their values crash even more.
     
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    98 svt Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Dont like the looks of it.
     
  6. 72SBC

    72SBC Doesn’t care Established Member

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    That’s because the 1% of people who can afford Mclarens are non driving dweebs. Every Mclaren I see out here(live by a dealer) are driven by Indian beta bux tech guys. Maybe 1% of the 99% actually race them but I only seen them on the first Sunday of the month or on nice sunny days on the weekend cruising by the strip malls lol.
     
  7. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    The US has needed a regular production mid engine offering of it's own for years. Glad to see it finally happening.
     
  8. JasonFC

    JasonFC Somethings different Established Member

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    This post is just disappointing, both in the quality of its content and the message that it sends.

     
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  9. jsd512

    jsd512 Wannabe Ghostbuster Established Member

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    It's the truth. Compared to DCTs, manuals can't cut it, period.
     
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