Mid-Engine Corvette: 7/18/2019 [C8.R 2020]

More good news for GM Tonawanda…


Genuinely impressed.

So, can we go to the Tonawanda plant and put the engine together ourselves? Wasn’t this what people did with some ZR1’s or something?

Always good to see more work come to Buffalo!

That was for LS7’s at the Bowling Green facility. Z06’s

Ah my memory was foggy.

I guess FR Corvettes are worth more now? At least to this guy:

1985 Targa Top Corvette for sale - $8000. Only 73,xxx miles. Very well taken care of inside and out. Garage kept and doesn’t see rain. Z51 brakes on front. ZR1 rims. Aftermarket headers and exhaust. Rare 4+3 manual transmission. With the new mid engine C8 Vettes, front engine manual transmission Corvettes are a thing of the past. Get your hands on one while you can. Only little things wrong like the right turn signal flashing slower than the left and rear release not working. I don’t need to sell so price is firm.

Wasn’t Newman a fan of these? Ugh. I’d rather have my old neon.

EDIT - If this is the 180hp version, the neon was probably faster.

Hope this guy’s wrong though. I’d still like a C5 Z06. Waiting for prices to fall further as per advice on here.

Well, that’s nice:

the C8 doesn’t require any routine engine-out services—often an expensive bugaboo with mid-engined cars—and that the spark plugs and other ignition components, along with the accessory belts that are tucked up next to the passenger compartment at the front of the engine, can be accessed with the engine in place. However, swapping out, say, the oil pump will require dropping the engine.

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wonder if adding a supercharger will require dropping the engine now…or if theres even enough room for the additional pulley off the crank.


I think we’re gonna see more turbo options than supercharging just due to the exhaust routing.

For those wanting to mess around: https://www.gmfleetorderguide.com/NASApp/domestic/printbook.jsp?year=2020&regionID=1&lang=1&divisionID=3&vehicleID=21905

And im no longer productive.
I like that you can option dual roofs…Id get the carbon and transparent on a white exterior.


Well that didn’t take too long. Funny its another Blue Corvette as one of the firsts.

Ex-test driver.

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“I have sixty grand in my pocket right now to spend on a new car, you’re telling me you can’t do anything for me?”

The Mclaren dealership employee began to get nervous.

“W-well no. The cheapest car we have is the 540c, and that’s $165,000.”

“And that’s SLOWER than the new Corvette to sixty, right? Like, a LOT slower. Like HALF a SECOND slower. Right?”