I agree completely. My biggest gripes with the car is it seems all the $$$ went to the mid engine layout which granted should handle amazingly, but like the braking system you mentioned it seems somewhat average looking at the calipers and rotor setup along with the fly by wire no one likes. Chevy is known for their small blocks so i'm not complaining about all of them but a pushrod V8 cannot hold a candle to the voodoo it's a pretty boring engine in my opinion 6500 redline is nothing to get excited about. And then like you said comes the pricing to get a C8 that truly hits the head on all performance metrics will probably be a performance model which won't be near the 60k at all.Fully unbias opinion coming here:
Back a few years ago I was planning on getting a C7 Z51. I had ZERO interest in the S550 Mustang because I didn't think it was a big enough leap forward from my S197. Then the GT350 was leaked. I threw that Stingray idea out the window harder and faster than a baseball. So here I am now with my GT350 and the C8 is announced. Here's the thing, I've always wanted a mid engine car (no MR2, smartasses lol). The C8 is ticking a lot of boxes. I'm planning on getting one. However I'm probably going to hold my horses for a bit and see what else comes out of it. I'd like to think a "Grand Sport" level car will eventually release. There's also a few other things that I'm struggling with. I'm not sure sure about that braking system. It's fly by wire. We still haven't seen any real prices, only know that it starts under $60,000 which could mean many things.
I love the interior. I think that big string of buttons is actually rather clever. I think the interior will be another step forward as it has been ever since the C5 to the C6 and C6 to the C7. The practicality I actually appreciate. I like the GM small block although I LOVE the Voodoo motor. That'll be a hard pill to swallow. Time will tell. I had high hopes for the GT350. I took a risk and ordered my GT350 the day the order banks opened and we still hadn't seen a real production ready model. I was pretty relieved that it was so good. Not sure if I'd do that again though.