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Old Fri, Mar-26-2010, 02:58:23 PM   #31
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Deja Vu all over again. It's never gonna happen.
If GM actually had the balls to undertake a Ford GT like project, they should do it completely apart from the Corvette and leave it alone.
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Is that a clutch or brake pedal?
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Old Fri, Mar-26-2010, 03:46:21 PM   #33
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Never happen...smaller, lightweight, mid-engine...maybe

But you'll never see anything less than a V8 in a Vette and look at how well GM has done with managing the gearing ratios and extracting excellent MPG to this point...
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Without the V8, it's simply not a Corvette. Someone may chime in and remind us that the '53 and '54 had sixes (and less than a dozen '55s), but there's a reason the generational numbering (C1, C2, etc.) starts with the 1956 model year.
everyone said the same thing with the e9x m3, if its not this or that its not an m3 blah blah blah blah
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everyone said the same thing with the e9x m3, if its not this or that its not an m3 blah blah blah blah
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The M3 is just over 20 years old. The Corvette is 55 years old. The M3 changed from I4 to I6 after just four years, so it's not like some grand tradition was being broken when it changed from I6 to V8 14 years later. The Corvette has essentially been exclusively V8 since 1955 (55 years).

Short version: The Corvette as an FR V8 car is a *slightly* more established vehicle than the I6 M3. A better comparison is the 911. If someone told me it was going to change to a front-mounted V8 tomorrow, I'd say "then it won't be a 911 any longer." The purists would simply reject it.
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The M3 is just over 20 years old. The Corvette is 55 years old. The M3 changed from I4 to I6 after just four years, so it's not like some grand tradition was being broken when it changed from I6 to V8 14 years later. The Corvette has essentially been exclusively V8 since 1955 (55 years).

Short version: The Corvette as an FR V8 car is a *slightly* more established vehicle than the I6 M3. A better comparison is the 911. If someone told me it was going to change to a front-mounted V8 tomorrow, I'd say "then it won't be a 911 any longer." The purists would simply reject it.
Very good analogy 10, and I think with that we should /thread.
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Similarly, wasn't the Ford Probe originally supposed to replace the Mustang?
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Don't see this happening it would be a wrong move to name that a Corvette. Seems like all car designing is going in different directions than what we "traditionally" expect but that seems to be the future since emissions are getting so tough. Wouldn't surprise me if it actually goes through.
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I'm with everyone else on this, not a wise decision. I would like to see it stay FR and maybe even bring the cost down a bit, the purist do not care about the hellacious ride or cheap interior, they want a high hp/torque muscle car plain and simple. This new car would be great, but taking the corvette name is wrong! Then you get into the fact that the vette has always been the big dog for chevy, so it would also be upsetting to trump that for many loyalists. They may be able to pull it off but a 6 cylinder is out the question, a lightweight high revving V8 that is under 5.0 liters and twin turbo would be a bit more acceptable and mid engine may be taken in stride, its a dangerous move though in any case.
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M6 to go mid-engined?


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We were all wondering how BMW was going to manage to bring its Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept to the road, and now it looks like we may have our answer. According to Autocar, elements of the wild diesel-electric sports car will crop up in the next-generation M6. The report claims that the company will send the efficient drivetrain packing in favor of a more robust twin-turbo V8 powerplant sourced from the current M3.

Why would BMW be interested in crafting the M6 into a mid-engine, V8 terror? It might just have something to do with the rabid success of the Audi R8, but Autocar thinks a similar model would allow BMW to do battle with Porsche 911 and the oft-rumored baby Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It all sounds good floating around the interweb, but color us skeptical.
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/30/r...ept-targets-au
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