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smoothcrim
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the nsx hybrid package is battery driven motors, 1 per front wheel. with an engine in the back, I can't see how the vette would do it any different. with an ohv NA engine, there's no notion of torque fill. seems like they're targeting the nsx, turbo s, and gtr. I'm excited by all of it

4/28/2020 1:01:40 PM

TKE-Teg
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For the Zora, yeah that's gonna be the case.

The Grand Sport? Heck no - obviously they're not adding 500 lb of crap to gain 100 hp.

4/28/2020 3:26:25 PM

smoothcrim
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that's exactly what they did in the nsx. its less the total power addition and more the torque vectoring and the fill of areas under peak torque curves. I suppose they could do something like KERS where they replace the flywheel with an electric motor, but the weight for all of this comes from the batteries more than the motors so I'm not sure the advantage of adding 65% of the weight for 25% of the benefit vs an awd system

4/29/2020 10:16:12 AM

TKE-Teg
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Finally saw one in person. Downtown on Martin Street last weekend.

Also a Huracan and 570S (not together). Guess people wanted to cruise in their nice cars on that beautiful day haha.

5/19/2020 9:54:37 AM

tchenku
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^did you think it looked nice in person?

I've yet to see one but I'm in the "looks like a generic Hot Wheels/GTA car" crowd.

5/27/2020 4:00:27 PM

smoothcrim
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I've seen a few in person. The front end looks really busy with all the extra plastic in the grill. I think the back looks bad from almost any angle, with or without the spoiler, but the 3/4 view looks good. I'll still probably get the z06/grandsport

5/27/2020 5:47:22 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^Looks pretty good except the rear end. I dunno WTF they were thinking there. It's bad.

6/3/2020 12:37:47 PM

0EPII1
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https://www.motor1.com/news/429745/chevrolet-corvette-z06-spied-center-exhaust

Hear it!

6/22/2020 10:54:32 PM

0EPII1
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2023 C8 Z06
Debuts Oct 26
Official pic released yesterday

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/09/2023-corvette-z06-shown-in-first-official-photo



[Edited on September 28, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Reason : ]

9/28/2021 9:28:16 AM

smoothcrim
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ordering 1 day 1

9/28/2021 10:42:28 AM

0EPII1
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^ seriously?

it will 'only' have around 650 hp, but it will equal or better the performance of many 800-1,000+ hp ICE 'hypercars'.

9/28/2021 10:57:23 AM

TKE-Teg
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The visual modifications look pretty tasteful. Wish I liked the way this car looked more, but their requirement to be able to fit a set of golf clubs really killed the rear end for me.

9/29/2021 9:06:29 AM

justinh524
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people still play golf?

also, they are totally renaming the mid-engine cars right? they're definitely not called corvettes?!!?!?!??!????!

10/1/2021 3:24:32 PM

StTexan
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I just sold my set of golf clubs fwiw

10/2/2021 2:42:52 AM

0EPII1
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^ sorry, no mid-engined corvette for you!

^^ dude, the mid-engined C8 corvette's (yes, called corvette) been out for over a year... where you been?

10/2/2021 4:23:41 AM

TKE-Teg
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Who likes the C8 more than the C7?

The more I see them the more I think I prefer the C7 widebody. Better proportions, lighter, manual transmission.

10/25/2021 9:20:01 AM

TKE-Teg
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15 min till Z06 debut.

10/26/2021 11:46:10 AM

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