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FearlessF

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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #336 on: August 13, 2019, 05:00:37 PM »
The raison d'etre of the C8 is said to be to capture a crowd other than 55 year old golfers.  We'll see how that works.

I'm not sure many 911 drivers would be caught in a Vette no matter the numbers.


true and true, but they don't seem to gamble on losing the 55 year old golfer
they just want to add another group or two
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« Reply #337 on: August 13, 2019, 05:03:16 PM »
It'll be interesting to see how well this sells after the newness wears off.  The C7 sold like crazy in the first two years.

Is this one really a Ferrari killer?  A Seiko tells time just fine, but isn't a Rolex.


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« Reply #338 on: August 13, 2019, 05:03:47 PM »
probably wouldn't hold my golf clubs
With your scores your probably throwing them anyway
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« Reply #339 on: August 13, 2019, 05:05:10 PM »
really don't need the clubs to drink bud heavy and harass beer cart girls 
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« Reply #340 on: August 13, 2019, 05:07:12 PM »
I'll die before the sport does
that's ok with me
Get the score card out and add some years instead of removing strokes
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #341 on: August 13, 2019, 05:07:44 PM »
It'll be interesting to see how well this sells after the newness wears off.  The C7 sold like crazy in the first two years.

Is this one really a Ferrari killer?  A Seiko tells time just fine, but isn't a Rolex.


as you know.... this year's allotment is sold, they added another shift to the plant in Bowling Green

things will probably slow down after a couple years......... then it will depend on if the car is REALLY that good

but, no, guys that drive Ferraris would be caught dead in a Vette or anything else from the USA.
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #342 on: August 13, 2019, 05:09:11 PM »
So, if you had $80,000 to spend on a "sports car" today, a new one however defined, what would you buy?

You can't keep the change. 

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g4277/the-13-best-cars-under-100000-dollars/?slide=18

Some of the options available, using the term loosely.

As noted before, I think I'd lean to a Cayman S pretty well equipped.

The new "Vette would get my attention also.
I'd have to make sure I fit in one of these, but I already said I want one. Starts at $74K.

https://www.arielna.com/arielatom-4

Obviously this assumes that it never has to see "daily driver" duty. If I had to have one as a daily driver, I think I'd look at a 911. (Possibly lightly used to stay within $80K). 

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« Reply #343 on: August 13, 2019, 05:15:27 PM »
It'll be interesting to see how well this sells after the newness wears off.  The C7 sold like crazy in the first two years.

Is this one really a Ferrari killer?  A Seiko tells time just fine, but isn't a Rolex.
Who needs a Ferrari killer? I always read that the Acura NSX was targeted in the us as a Corvette killer, but that never worked out.

Ferraris are great, but their price level is in the stratosphere. As such, they sell <10K cars a year, across all Ferrari models. Isn't the Corvette already sold out for 40K of their first year of production? 

The Corvette isn't going to attract all that many customers who have the income levels to comfortably afford a Ferrari. But it doesn't need to. The market at its price point is MUCH larger. 

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« Reply #344 on: August 13, 2019, 05:18:28 PM »
There aren't that many Ferraris sold in the US each year anyway new.  Chevy could nab every one of them and it would be a small percentage, and they won't nab more than a few at best.  The sell about 2,500 a year in the US.  Porsche sells under 10,000 911s a year, a nifty market with their markups and options pricing.

Corvette sells about 20,000, more than that when the C7 was newer (34,000 in 2014).

Might they nab some 911 buyers?  Might get more Cayman buyers, and some high end Mustang buyers.

That's if the car is really well sorted out and the interior is nicely done, the little things.


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« Reply #346 on: August 13, 2019, 10:13:54 PM »
https://www.motortrend.com/news/chevrolet-corvette-history-c2/?sm_id=organic_fb_MT_trueanthem&utm_campaign&utm_content=5d534150a341320001aaf4ff&utm_medium&utm_source&fbclid=IwAR3pvSdCfhlojpEx_JAGOgOcaaiV6KVLX6KBM1_muMWbZu7rECWgnQ3rYbA

The C2 was in essence the first "real Vette".  Jaguar was laying the foundation and Chevy was following the model.
My favorite "generation" of the Corvette.
For pure looks, I love the '56-57 models, but they were trucks.  And the '58s shared in the general uglification of GM cars of that year.
But the '63-67 Corvettes still look sharp, crisp, clean, and exciting.  And they had the mechanicals to back up what the looks promised.
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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #347 on: August 14, 2019, 10:32:58 AM »
I'd have to make sure I fit in one of these, but I already said I want one. Starts at $74K.

https://www.arielna.com/arielatom-4

Obviously this assumes that it never has to see "daily driver" duty. If I had to have one as a daily driver, I think I'd look at a 911. (Possibly lightly used to stay within $80K).
I've dug that Atom ever since I first saw them demo it on Top Gear, years ago.  But it's pretty much a track car isn't it?  I don't believe they're even street legal unless they ship to you as a kit car in pieces, and you assemble yourself, or something like that.

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Re: You are the sports car
« Reply #348 on: August 14, 2019, 11:56:54 AM »
I've dug that Atom ever since I first saw them demo it on Top Gear, years ago.  But it's pretty much a track car isn't it?  I don't believe they're even street legal unless they ship to you as a kit car in pieces, and you assemble yourself, or something like that.
I think they might be street legal but only via the kit car (even if they assemble) exceptions. I'd figure it out before buying one, obviously. 

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« Reply #349 on: August 14, 2019, 11:57:51 AM »
BTW drove to the airport in the Jeep this morning. 65 and foggy. It was glorious. Not too cold at all. 

 

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