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The C8 Corvette Delayed, Keeps Bending Its Frame, Report Claims

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  1. jeffh81

    jeffh81 Burn Rubber Not Your Soul Established Member

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    Im just glad to know that the engine is being over built to handle 900-1000hp. Probably break 200mph too:D
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Looks bad ass and what's not to like about 900+hp and mid engine?
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Established Member

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    Sorry about your window. Dont worry you dont need it. Its just added weight
     
  4. Revvv

    Revvv Infinity Poster Established Member

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    Now you're making me really want good subframe connectors.

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    HEMI LOL Give Thanks Established Member

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    GM sucks at developing something? shocker.
     
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  7. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member

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    Of course now is the time to discover these issues. That's why they're in the testing stage. o_O You have no way of knowing exactly why they're running 1000hp motors, so let's take the word "sure" out of the equation. Regardless, GM's goal is for a "later this year" release, they're only got 7-8 months to work out the chassis issue and other issues. That is not a lot of time.

    To @IamRacerX's point, I totally agree. No way would I buy a first year C8. Too risky as far as bugs that I wouldn't want to deal with.
     
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  8. KingBlack

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    thanks for confirming what I already said
     
  9. Coiled03

    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    You didn't want them before? The difference is MASSIVE. I didn't put them on my 88 GT. A few years later when I got my second GT, I had some installed, and instantly wanted to kick my earlier self in the nuts for not doing it on the first one. When I finally got my '03 Cobra, they were literally the first thing I had installed.
     
  10. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    First year vetted are expensive anyways. The vette crowd is the older 50s+ crowd. I remember when the c7 stingray came out. People were paying around 70k plus for a car that is now 55k new.
     
  11. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    Probably one of the best things about the S197 and S550. Seriously strong subframes.
     
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  12. VNOMIS

    VNOMIS Yeah, I said it Established Member

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    Every time I see the C8, I see a Ferrari.
     
  13. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    The engineers on this program probably piss out more car knowledge every morning when they get up, than this entire site will ever know. All we do is bitch and complain about the things that pretty much all of us would give our left nuts to actually do.

    If you aren’t breaking stuff, you aren’t trying hard enough. This is a normal part of the process.
     
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  14. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    As an engineer....

    I'll impart what I've learned after 23 years in my trade.

    Fresh out of school engineers don't know their ass from a hole in the wall.

    After years of learning their trade, they finally become proficient in their field and end up becoming project managers where that knowledge is pretty much wasted.

    Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

    You ever wonder how things we've been making for years keep getting design screwups? Yep. The fresh engineer worked on it. Or....even better (my personal favorite)....let's have the interns design this widget!

    No, these cars are not designed by people with as much knowledge about the subject as you would believe.

    Even better, most of the parts are designed by outside firms and makers like GM just integrate those parts (Moog, Siemens, Bosch....)

    For example, the LAN issue. Machine makers have been using this concept for communication between modules for the last 20 years. Ask any engineer who has worked on a PLC or DCS in the last 2 decades. But, not many car designers have a clue that technology is out there. Because they don't develop that technology, the third party firms do......see my comment about integrating parts.
     
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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    With that logic we'd still be driving cars from the 40's and flying biplanes
     
  16. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    ????

    You do.

    Most of the modern automotive tech is derived from 40's tech like the floating axle in my Suburban or 2013 Mustang. Pretty sure the A10 Warthog uses fabric wings....like a biplane.....

    Disc brakes, windshield wipers, every transmission and reciprocating engine available.

    Just not sure the point you were trying to make.
     
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    My wife said the same thing.

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  18. Weather Man

    Weather Man Persistance Is A Bitch Premium Member Established Member

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    No
     
  19. bigdave03svt

    bigdave03svt Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This happens to all car makes. It's just more wildly publicized on a high profile car. I think its likely BS. If the C8 shares any history with the C7, then the C8R and street car will likely share the same chassis and I don't see them getting it wrong at this point in the game.
     
  20. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    To insinuate that most of the folks on this development program, or any for that matter are not very good at what they do, and experts in their respective fields is grossly untrue. Are there junior engineers on these projects, that lack critical experience, absolutely. That’s part of building talent. Are they NASA level engineers out at JPL, probably not for the most part.

    Give them some credit.
     

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