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I wonder if the GT500 guys we will wish they purchased this instead....Hmmmm C8 Corvette is here Wow!

Is the new C8 Corvette the better purchase versus the new GT500


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I still need to see the C8 in person before I hold judgement on styling. I have seen a GT500(albeit at a dealer). I know it's been beat to death, but the lack of a manual gearbox brings them both down a peg.

I already have a supercharged 700hp auto in the HCC and I have the manual only GT350, so while I respect the tech and performance, neither of these cars fit my world at present.

In fact, I'm more partial to a 19' C7 Z if I was to buy another ride.
 

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I'm interested in a C8, but no way I'd buy a first year. Way to many changes to trust there won't be issues. My first year Gen 6 Camaro had several issues and GM ended up giving me a 6 year extended warranty (gasp did I say that!) to keep the car rather than them buy it back. I thought this might replace it in a year or two.

I love the looks and the performance and driving experience are looking to be great. I think the wheels need work though, something with a dish on the back for sure. Wonder how hard the thing will be to work on though. Spark plug changes could be a nightmare.
 

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Far be it from me to tell a guy how to spend his money - but I think you'll only need a muffler (delete):

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c8-general-discussion/4302935-c8-exhaust-design.html

View attachment 13225
I'll let others do it first and post clips on youtube and decide.

Im not really a fan of just a muffler delete unless there are turbos on that exhaust stream.

Brother had a 5th gen camaro SS. I forget the cat back system but with the arh headers and a baby cam shaft it sound pretty damn sweet. Im just looking to replicate that even though its a different engine and different exhaust length.
 

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The corvette looks too overdone. The GT500 looks like a poisoned catfish. The Challenger platform looks badass, and has plenty of power to keep me happy. As far as I'm concerned its Dodge for the win 100%.
 

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Plug wires (and therefore the plugs themselves???) going in laterally into the side of the heads? That would seemingly make for a strange looking combustion chamber...


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Don't hate Bull, people can say what they want about GM, but they've always known how to build amazing engines.
 

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The factory option NPP (performance) exhaust that came stock on my Gen 6 Camaro sounds pretty damn good.
 

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Not as functional as my CAT. No thanks on C8 or GT500.
 

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Don't hate Bull, people can say what they want about GM, but they've always known how to build amazing engines.

Not hate, just curious, it's certainly not normal
 

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I couldn't get a good sense for the shape here....



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C8 or GT500 hmmmmm. I cant choose. I would want the C8 for those days when I want to pretend I am driving a Ferrari and I would want the GT500 for those days when I am pretending to be a Corvette. :p:D
 
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Wow it’s 8 eastern time and not a peep from the 71 Demon hmmm[:o)]
 

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I saw the C8 in person at Barrett Jackson and it was stunning. Then I sat in the car, and yet again the Corvette crushed my car soul. At 6’8” it’s just not happing. The same for the GT500, I just don’t fit. Both cars will set the world on fire, I’m just too damn tall. Thank God for the Hellcat!
 

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I saw the C8 in person at Barrett Jackson and it was stunning. Then I sat in the car, and yet again the Corvette crushed my car soul. At 6’8” it’s just not happing. The same for the GT500, I just don’t fit. Both cars will set the world on fire, I’m just too damn tall. Thank God for the Hellcat!
SIX FOOT EIGHT INCHES...I know of at least 3 bridges in town you couldn't walk under
 

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C8 or GT500 hmmmmm. I cant choose. I would want the C8 for those days when I want to pretend I am driving a Ferrari and I would want the GT500 for those days when I am pretending to be a Corvette. :p:D
Funny...I don't think there was ever a day I wanted to pretend I was a Ford...
 

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SIX FOOT EIGHT INCHES...I know of at least 3 bridges in town you couldn't walk under
I actually hit my head walking into a parking garage a while back. That shit hurts!
 

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I actually hit my head walking into a parking garage a while back. That shit hurts!
At 5"8.5"....I can walk under a volley ball net..and not hit my head...but I do fit in every cool car on the planet...
 

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