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ChildishEgg

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I like to think of the Corvette C8 as the Corvette family’s adopted child. It doesn’t look like a Corvette, it unfortunately doesn’t sound like a Corvette, it doesn’t have a front engine, but it still has the Corvette name. The C8 is nice don’t get me wrong but it’s just not the same as the others, it doesn’t have that spark to it like the other ones do. Anyone else feel the same?
 
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if you get the opportunity take one out for a spirited scoot, you’ll know why Zora pushed for mid-engine Corvette’s decades ago! 😎
 

Jedswift

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Compare the C1/C2 to the C3, are they the same? How about the C3 and the C4, same? C4 and the C5? The C5 through the C7 sort of got stuck in a style rut and superficially resembled each other. The C8 breaks out again although the styling team went out of their way to echo many of the earlier trim features.

Moving the engine aft was Zora's unfinished life work. I have no experience with earlier models, but the C8 is the nicest handling car I have ever had the pleasure of driving. It may not sound the same as a C7, but it definitely still has a fine V8 growl.
 

ChildishEgg

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Compare the C1/C2 to the C3, are they the same? How about the C3 and the C4, same? C4 and the C5? The C5 through the C7 sort of got stuck in a style rut and superficially resembled each other. The C8 breaks out again although the styling team went out of their way to echo many of the earlier trim features.

Moving the engine aft was Zora's unfinished life work. I have no experience with earlier models, but the C8 is the nicest handling car I have ever had the pleasure of driving. It may not sound the same as a C7, but it definitely still has a fine V8 growl.
It sounds more like a Ferrari than a Corvette :/ I like the C8 don’t get me wrong, but I would rather own a C7 or a C5. That unique muscle car, super car engine sound sounds so nice. The C8 lacks that.
 

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