I’m not a “Chevy” guy, but yes, the C8 is a game changer. America’s first mass produced mid engine sports car. That plus a base price that is half of its competition. Sure they could have advertised 500+ HP, but most base buyers will find it more than enough. For those who don’t, there will be the Z06.
Hardly the same price. You have to import it without an engine. When it is done:Im not convinced about the looks of the C8. Going mid engine reduces much of the appeal of a vette. However I agree at American prices its going to be a bargain. I assume at those prices the build quality will be crap as will the interior. At export pricing it becomes less attractive as it will be pitched against the ubiquitous 911 carerra.
For the same money you could always get your push rod chevy kicks in a mid engined sports car from another manufacturer. Behold the Ultima GTR
Now it's as fast as a Ford GT? Wow, the hype is strong! You realize the C8 is quite a bit heavier and has ~150 less HP? Not sure how it becomes faster than the Ford GT. Is it the all season tires that make it so fast?No the fact that it is a mid engine car that is as fast as a half million dollar Ford GT for well under 6 figures (like the price of a GT350) is "game changing".
I agree people are going overboard.It’s a good car but I think people are going overboard too. The C7 is a really good car but they aren’t selling. Maybe people forgot it exists?
It's not always about how many HP.
Yup GM changed the game, now they're in the mid engine performance field and skies the limit.It's not always about how many HP.
The shift from front engine to mid engine is a better definition of game changer than adding forced induction to turn a GT into a GT500 or an SS Camaro into a ZL1 ever was.