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The next-generation, mid-engine Corvette C8 will be officially revealed at an event July 18.
C7's are stagnant on the lots. May have to upgrade on the cheap when this thing drops. Danger is I might test drive one...
 

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Regarding price, Bob Lutz (who is not involved but has to know more than the average joe) says that the C8 will only cost marginally more than the C7. I fully expect to see models costing well over $100k (the eventual zr1 for example), but the base model with an updated LT1 just might have a reasonable MSRP. The question is how long does it take for the dealer adjustments to MSRP to disappear.

After my '05 GTO experience I told myself that I'd never buy a GM again but I don't know if I can pass up a V8 mid-engine "super" car with what I expect to be a pretty good performance/dollar ratio.

Personally, I couldn't buy one unless it has a manual transmission. The speculation is that only a dual clutch will be available even though patent filings point to a new clutch by wire system. I know the dual clutch will be faster, but if I'm buying this kind of car I want a third pedal.
For the record, GM from 2005 basically doesn’t exist anymore. Thank God.
 

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I like cars cause they get chicks, man.

Jeremy Clarkson (Grand Tour) on the final production ZR1 with a front engine. As always, very fair reviews from him.



And here's the video from the Indy race where the GM exec lost control of the ZR1 pace-car


 

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I like cars cause they get chicks, man.

Jeremy Clarkson (Grand Tour) on the final production ZR1 with a front engine. As always, very fair reviews from him.



And here's the video from the Indy race where the GM exec lost control of the ZR1 pace-car


Big fan of Jeremy Clarkson. He’s highly entertaining
 

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Big fan of Jeremy Clarkson. He’s highly entertaining
Agree, he's borderline brilliant. He really knows his stuff but his sense of humor and comedic timing is even stronger! And he's no slouch behind the wheel.

I absolutely love Grand Tour. Top Gear was excellent, but in GT, they take everything that was good about Top Gear, and blow it out in grand proportion - whilst (yeah) liberating themselves from some of the limitations on being a regular BBC broadcast show. It's fantastic and I think the most enjoyable part is how funny it is.
 

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Agree, he's borderline brilliant. He really knows his stuff but his sense of humor and comedic timing is even stronger! And he's no slouch behind the wheel.

I absolutely love Grand Tour. Top Gear was excellent, but in GT, they take everything that was good about Top Gear, and blow it out in grand proportion - whilst (yeah) liberating themselves from some of the limitations on being a regular BBC broadcast show. It's fantastic and I think the most enjoyable part is how funny it is.
Not to completely derail this thread but did you find the American version of Top Gear with Adam Ferrara, and Rutledge Wood as entertaining as the old British version?
 

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Top Gear was good because of the presenters and their chemistry. That's the show.
I guess someone still watched/watches the other guys, but its not me.
 

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Top Gear was good because of the presenters and their chemistry. That's the show.
I guess someone still watched/watches the other guys, but its not me.
Some things are better performed with British wit than American brawn.

Rutledge used to do segments for the Nascar pre-race show when TNT had part of the rights package. He was okay as the self-deprecating fan-turned-tv-guy thing. But you're right, the BBC Top Gear worked on a level that the US production just doesn't get close to.
 

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