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Title: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 15, 2019, 11:16:21 PM
It looks like Tustin trumps Irvine when it comes to automotive reveals. The new mid-engine C8 Corvette will be revealed on Thursday 7/18/19 in Tustin. Internet sources don't give the exact location but there aren't many options for such a big event--the Blimp Hangars being the most likely site. If you see a bunch of corvettes around Tustin Legacy then you know what's going on.

https://www.motor1.com/news/355473/chevy-corvette-c8-debut-california/

https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2019/06/18/the-schedule-of-events-for-the-c8-corvette-reveal-now-public/
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 16, 2019, 07:41:16 AM
I always drool whenever I see American muscle cars... I really like the look of the current Corvette... even the Camaro.

Those spy pics make the Corvette look like one of those Italian exotics.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 16, 2019, 11:03:58 AM
Big changes going from C7 to C8 generation--going from front engine to mid engine layout. This should significantly improved handling. Think McLaren and Porsche Cayman type track handling. Exciting times for Corvette fans.

I always drool whenever I see American muscle cars... I really like the look of the current Corvette... even the Camaro.

Those spy pics make the Corvette look like one of those Italian exotics.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: momopi on July 18, 2019, 03:49:36 PM
I liked the C3 and 1st/2nd gen Mustang.  For whatever reason the C4 and Mustang 3rd/4th gen got hit with the ugly stick.  C5/C6 were meh but C7 OK.

The De Tomaso Pantera was a work of art, compared to the DeLorean that resembled a disposable movie prop car.

Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 18, 2019, 05:10:01 PM
Anyone live around the Blimp Hangers? Seeing any activity right now? They should have already opened the doors for the pre launch party by 4pm.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 18, 2019, 08:30:18 PM
Live webstream on C8 going on now at Legacy Blimp Hanger:

https://media.chevrolet.com/nextgenCorvette

Car looks looks good but not as nice as more exotic mid engine cars. It will be DCT transmission, 495 hp, 0-60 less than 3 seconds.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2020-chevy-corvette-c8-mid-engine-facts/


Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 19, 2019, 07:09:49 AM
High gas mileage? No
Max ROI? No
High monthly car payment? Yes

You know what it is.

Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: aquabliss on July 19, 2019, 08:04:13 AM
That car looks pretty sweet for under $60k starting.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 19, 2019, 08:10:34 AM
That car looks pretty sweet for under $60k starting.

Doesn’t meet the high gas mileage crieteria.

Da-da-dont buy
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 19, 2019, 08:58:06 AM
Sometimes you have to enjoy life and not worry so much about the ROI.

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Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 19, 2019, 09:03:56 AM
Come on. TI members only care about ROI, How much money can I save?

Sa-sa-selll

Sometimes you have to enjoy life and not worry so much about the ROI.

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Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 19, 2019, 09:20:42 AM
I think that's Starscream's new vehicle form. :)
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 19, 2019, 09:23:39 AM
Updated statement: It needs to be electric/new/trendy like a Tesla then TI members care about it or it needs to sell at a bargain
price. (as they say in retail doorbuster)

Come on. TI members only care about ROI, How much money can I save?

Sa-sa-selll

Sometimes you have to enjoy life and not worry so much about the ROI.

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Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: lnc on July 19, 2019, 09:36:28 AM
That car looks pretty sweet for under $60k starting.

Starting at $60k with 495hp mid-engine layout, that's pretty sweet indeed.

Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 19, 2019, 11:04:49 AM
Rumors suggest higher end versions (?ZR1) may incorporate electric motors/hybrid drivetrain.

Updated statement: It needs to be electric/new/trendy like a Tesla then TI members care about it or it needs to sell at a bargain
price. (as they say in retail doorbuster)

Come on. TI members only care about ROI, How much money can I save?

Sa-sa-selll

Sometimes you have to enjoy life and not worry so much about the ROI.


Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.

That car looks pretty sweet for under $60k starting.

Starting at $60k with 495hp mid-engine layout, that's pretty sweet indeed.

Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: daedalus on July 20, 2019, 09:33:45 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 22, 2019, 02:04:20 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 22, 2019, 02:05:29 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 22, 2019, 02:16:37 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Bingo
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: Happiness on July 22, 2019, 03:50:52 PM
Must be a lot of geezers on this board because average age of vette owner is 61 yrs:

https://www.msn.com/g00/en-us/autos/news/what-do-current-corvette-owners-think-of-the-new-c8-stingray/ar-AAECvZP?item=personalization_enabled%3afalse&i10c.ua=5&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8%3d
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 22, 2019, 04:39:11 PM
Must be a lot of geezers on this board because average age of vette owner is 61 yrs:

https://www.msn.com/g00/en-us/autos/news/what-do-current-corvette-owners-think-of-the-new-c8-stingray/ar-AAECvZP?item=personalization_enabled%3afalse&i10c.ua=5&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8%3d

You said it not me
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: daedalus on July 22, 2019, 07:38:42 PM
Must be a lot of geezers on this board because average age of vette owner is 61 yrs:

https://www.msn.com/g00/en-us/autos/news/what-do-current-corvette-owners-think-of-the-new-c8-stingray/ar-AAECvZP?item=personalization_enabled%3afalse&i10c.ua=5&i10c.encReferrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9kdWNrZHVja2dvLmNvbS8%3d
The entire point of the article is that GM needs to attract younger buyers with the C8.  Maybe there are a bunch of geezers on this board.  Or maybe GM is succeeding.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 22, 2019, 10:11:11 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 23, 2019, 06:44:36 AM
Do people even race Corvettes? To me they seem like show cars because if the demographics are correct from the article above, those guys are not tracking like USC does, hence no worries about overheating.

It looks like they are trying to address the mid-engine ventilation issues with a glass/vented hood cover, so maybe they want USC to buy one. :)
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: lnc on July 23, 2019, 01:34:28 PM
Lots of people took Corvettes to the tracks and that's how we learns about the overheat issue.  The Corvette actually is pretty popular track car but just not in California.  It is relatively cheap, cheap to maintain and Chevrolet don't void warranty if one take the car to track.

And to crash a $60-80k Corvette on the track is a lot easy on your wallet than to crash a $150k+ Porsche GT3. 
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: eyephone on July 23, 2019, 01:39:24 PM
Lots of people took Corvettes to the tracks and that's how we learns about the overheat issue.  The Corvette actually is pretty popular track car but just not in California.  It is relatively cheap, cheap to maintain and Chevrolet don't void warranty if one take the car to track.

And to crash a $60-80k Corvette on the track is a lot easy on your wallet than to crash a $150k+ Porsche GT3.

Problem solved modified civic or something similar  ;) lol
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: lnc on July 25, 2019, 12:05:24 PM
I heard Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa will have the new C8 Corvette on display in August 1 and 2, 11 am until 7 pm.

I'll drop by after work to check it out. 
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: HMart on July 25, 2019, 05:17:42 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 25, 2019, 07:29:25 PM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

Oh I wish we could have a track somewhere in the OC, but if they built one they'd probably set the DB sound limit to below 90db so the only cars on track would be electric cars.  haha
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: HMart on July 26, 2019, 11:42:13 AM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

Oh I wish we could have a track somewhere in the OC, but if they built one they'd probably set the DB sound limit to below 90db so the only cars on track would be electric cars.  haha

Where do you track your car? I have just a stock Fiat 124 Spider (aka a Fiat Miata) but took it on a track last month and was hooked. Irwindale? Willow Springs?
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 26, 2019, 02:49:52 PM
K-1 Speed or Boomers. :)
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on July 27, 2019, 11:40:47 AM
Talk about a sports car bargain. Where can you get a mid engine sports car with DCT and this kind of performance for under $60k? And this is only the BASE model. I'm not a big fan of Corvettes but this is impressive engineering.
100% agree.  I've never seriously envisioned myself owning a vette.  But now?  Yeah, I would rock it.  I paid almost as much for my truck.

I don't know if it will be possible to even snag one at MSRP for the 2020 models, but I suspect used 2020s will hold their value well.  I think GM will up the sticker price quickly in the next several years, which will buoy the prices of used ones.  Think Nissan GTR.

Vettes are notorious for overheating and going into limp mode on the track. Until I see them being able to endure a 30-min track session without going into the pits, I won't even consider buying one.

Because Porsches are perfect. :)

They don't overheat on the track.  ;)

We need a track in OC..

Oh I wish we could have a track somewhere in the OC, but if they built one they'd probably set the DB sound limit to below 90db so the only cars on track would be electric cars.  haha

Where do you track your car? I have just a stock Fiat 124 Spider (aka a Fiat Miata) but took it on a track last month and was hooked. Irwindale? Willow Springs?

I mainly go to Buttonwillow and Chuckwalla as well as Spring Mountain.  I've been at California Speedway and Willow Springs, but don't really like those tracks.  Laguna Seca and Thunderhill are fun though and worth the hike.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: SoCal on July 27, 2019, 01:37:32 PM
I've been threatening to buy this car a lot lately. Now that my kids are older and will be driving themselves around, I say I'm just about ready for my mid-life crisis car. But then I get nervous when I think back to that infamous accident (Nikki Catsouras) which happened on the 241 when the teenage girl from south O.C. took her dad's Porsche 911 Carrera out against his wishes and collided with the toll booth in L.F. Maybe when my kids are completely out of the house... hopefully that's before they're 40!!
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on July 27, 2019, 04:18:30 PM
That was a horrible tragedy. The family suffered twice: once when their daughter died and second when photos of her body were uploaded on the internet.

I've been threatening to buy this car a lot lately. Now that my kids are older and will be driving themselves around, I say I'm just about ready for my mid-life crisis car. But then I get nervous when I think back to that infamous accident (Nikki Catsouras) which happened on the 241 when the teenage girl from south O.C. took her dad's Porsche 911 Carrera out against his wishes and collided with the toll booth in L.F. Maybe when my kids are completely out of the house... hopefully that's before they're 40!!
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: lnc on July 31, 2019, 02:22:52 PM
Drop by Connnell Chevrolet at Costa Mesa today to check out the C8.  The C8 was pretty stunning in person, GM got a winner here.

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Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: SoCal on August 12, 2019, 04:19:10 PM
I think it would be fun to buy a Civic Type R. They look fun to drive. I personally really love Hondas and have had nothing but excellent experiences from all of them that I have owned. I have to make a decision in the next few months but I am definitely considering buying one. I saw one on the road today. An early 20s guy was driving it, as expected. It might look a little bit weird if I get one. You don't see too many middle-aged moms from south O.C. bumping to Chris Tomlin in a Type R. I do know a local woman, though, who is 96 and drives one one of the actual cars featured in the Fast & Furious movies. She puts her walker in the passenger's side and holds on to the body to walk around to the driver's seat. It takes her like 10 minutes to get in. It can't get any weirder than that. She's my inspiration! I may get either this or a Camaro.
Title: Re: New Corvette C8 World Premier in Tustin 7/18/19
Post by: iacrenter on August 12, 2019, 05:04:32 PM
If it is between this and a Camaro, get the Type R. It will certainly be a collectible in the future.

I think it would be fun to buy a Civic Type R. They look fun to drive. I personally really love Hondas and have had nothing but excellent experiences from all of them that I have owned. I have to make a decision in the next few months but I am definitely considering buying one. I saw one on the road today. An early 20s guy was driving it, as expected. It might look a little bit weird if I get one. You don't see too many middle-aged moms from south O.C. bumping to Chris Tomlin in a Type R. I do know a local woman, though, who is 96 and drives one one of the actual cars featured in the Fast & Furious movies. She puts her walker in the passenger's side and holds on to the body to walk around to the driver's seat. It takes her like 10 minutes to get in. It can't get any weirder than that. She's my inspiration! I may get either this or a Camaro.
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