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    Nice. A mid engined Corvette has been anticipated/ rumored for years. Glad that Chevrolet finally took the design risk.

    Although definitely exotic looking, to me, it seems like they borrowed heavily from Lamborgini Aventador and the current Camaro for the exterior design cues. But, it will give Chevrolet a solid platform to use in racing pursuits, and for future sales to a new demographic.

    It will be interesting to see what effect this radical new car has on used C7 cars.

    By the way, the actual reveal starts at 18:50 for those who don't have a hour to spare.
    Dana

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    Not a fan at all. Forget the HP numbers, weight, etc...
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    I think that the exterior will grow on me, but man... That interior is a visual mess.
    -Mike

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    I'm highly anticipating the Zebra Corner parody video of the product launch.

    (In case you are unfamiliar)
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ERyImjrTb1vc7G


    One of my recent favorites:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7NL...&index=17&t=0s

    Last edited by Mark D; 07-19-2019 at 02:32 PM.
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    My question is, will the transmission of this Vette fit in a Delorean? If so who will be the first to do so?

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    Absolutely not. They are not small transmissions.
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    From some angles it looks good, albeit a Ferrari copy; from others it looks like a kit car.

    And that interior!! Like three separate designers did it without communication with each other. Who thought a 6 foot long row of switches was a good idea ?

    Still as a HP/$ value itís impossible to beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    From some angles it looks good, albeit a Ferrari copy; from others it looks like a kit car.

    And that interior!! Like three separate designers did it without communication with each other. Who thought a 6 foot long row of switches was a good idea ?

    Still as a HP/$ value itís impossible to beat.
    100% agreed on the interior. That row of switches is stupid as all get out; and wtf with the tablet leaning against the dash infotainment system?
    -Mike

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    1981 DeLorean, Carb LS4 swap completed
    1999 Corvette, cam/headers/intake manifold, 400 rwhp
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

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