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Posted By: exlabdriver 2020 Corvette Launch - 07/19/19 04:12 PM
For those old pharts suffering male menopause, GM Canada just launched their new Mid Engine 2020 Corvette.

See it here:

https://www.chevrolet.ca/en/upcoming-vehicles/2020-corvette

Tom
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 07/19/19 04:18 PM
I expect this to be very polarizing.
Posted By: bman84 Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/02/19 12:52 PM
Looks like a Ferrari from the front, and Lamborghini from the back. Not seeing much Corvette in there at all.
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/02/19 04:13 PM
Agreed and don't matter. I think they're all gone. I hear Tom got his in high gloss rosewood.
Posted By: chesseroo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/03/19 06:46 PM
Pfft Corvette.
My 2012 Corolla all the way!
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/03/19 07:21 PM
My 1979 GMC Vandura 2500!
Posted By: brwsaw Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 03:06 AM
The look is growing on me.
Not that it matters lol.
Someone mentioned twin turbos from the factory...I didnt see it mentioned anywhere.
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 01:06 PM
No EP800 in it. No deal!
Posted By: craigsub Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 01:22 PM
The standard Sting Ray will have a 495 HP 8 cylinder in its mid engine set up.

Later, there will be some form of Turbo/Super charged upscale version - possibly called the Z-08 or ZR-1. Chevrolet tends to do this with Vettes going back to the C-4.
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 01:36 PM
Are you installing an 800 in yours, Craig?
Posted By: BBIBH Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 07:44 PM
Originally Posted By craigsub
The standard Sting Ray will have a 495 HP 8 cylinder in its mid engine set up.

Later, there will be some form of Turbo/Super charged upscale version - possibly called the Z-08 or ZR-1. Chevrolet tends to do this with Vettes going back to the C-4.

The current ZR1 has 755bhp, so to run with the hypercars this new design will need more!
Posted By: craigsub Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/04/19 11:09 PM
I just took a 2017 Mustang GT that was a "new leftover" from one of my clients. We put in a dual 3 inch Catback exhaust from Corsa, added the performance pack 2 from Ford, and are now at 500 HP / 480 pounds of torque with a redline of 7500 rpm.

Total investment for car and enhancements was about $31,000. It also has the Ford performance handling package and is a killer in every way.

I have owned 10 Vettes in the last 20 years, but after this Stang, I am staying with the pony car. I expected "pretty good" and ended up with stellar.

Just ask the guy I was racing on the 407 last month - he had a 911 turbo and could not believe I was staying with him.
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:03 AM
Craig, what can you do with my '79 Vandura? The engine has six horses left and the transmission sounds like a lumber mill.
Posted By: craigsub Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:16 AM
Originally Posted By Mojo
Craig, what can you do with my '79 Vandura? The engine has six horses left and the transmission sounds like a lumber mill.


I suggest some C-4. Video the explosion. That's the best you are going to get. laugh
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:25 AM
smile Can we blow 'er up at your dealership? smile
Posted By: craigsub Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:30 AM
Originally Posted By Mojo
smile Can we blow 'er up at your dealership? smile


My guys would have too much fun with this.
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:39 AM
Hee hee. We'd blow up my bLuLu real good! She's full of camp stove fuel, oily rags, gunpowder and edged "tools". All the stuff little boys play with.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxTe-z9ctC7NdzgtS3M5cUZVdFk/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxTe-z9ctC7NQzNQenptNkNHT2M/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxTe-z9ctC7NN0VlUlhIZFN4SXc/view?usp=drivesdk
Posted By: craigsub Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:47 AM
THAT is a great selection of toys!
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 01:48 AM
laugh. I have more!
Posted By: BBIBH Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/05/19 05:20 PM
Originally Posted By craigsub
I just took a 2017 Mustang GT that was a "new leftover" from one of my clients. We put in a dual 3 inch Catback exhaust from Corsa, added the performance pack 2 from Ford, and are now at 500 HP / 480 pounds of torque with a redline of 7500 rpm.

Sounds like quite the beast!

I rented a GT350 a few years back in Las Vegas... it was fun going into the Grand Canyon on the winding roads!
Posted By: exlabdriver Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/07/19 04:59 PM
Oh yeah? My 2017 Prius V gets 55 to 60 MPG (imperial gal), ha!

Since we in BC have the most expensive gas prices in North America - thanks to our politicians who enjoy imposing all of their punitive taxes - my Prius is a fine choice. Plus, it never runs out of a charge & doesn't mind extended colder temps in winter (like full electric cars)...

TAM
Posted By: Mojo Re: 2020 Corvette Launch - 08/07/19 05:06 PM
If I lived in BC, I wouldn't even own a car. I likely wouldn't even own a house or condo because they are so expensive. I'd live in my bLuLu.
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