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    C8 ZR1 Engine with hybrid motors

    I wonder how much this bad boy will cost? 130k?

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/c8-c...8-with-900-hp/

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    I'd guess $175k

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I'd guess $175k
    Would still be worth every penny since it will hang with or beat most hypercars costing 10X that amount.

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    Holy shit. It will cost a lot but also be butt puckeringly amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Would still be worth every penny since it will hang with or beat most hypercars costing 10X that amount.
    I'd be amazed if it's reliable and without massive bulletins and recalls for normal GM quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I'd be amazed if it's reliable and without massive bulletins and recalls for normal GM quality
    I mean, I certainly wouldn't recommend buying it the first year at least.

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    76 year old men with 900hp on tap???

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    fwiw, this is supposedly the car that was breaking the rear glass on the engine compartment during initial testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    I mean, I certainly wouldn't recommend buying it the first year at least.
    I'm curious what's going to be the main fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I'm curious what's going to be the main fail
    Depends on whether they hook the electric motor directly to the front wheels or to the transmission with the gas engine's power going through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    fwiw, this is supposedly the car that was breaking the rear glass on the engine compartment during initial testing.
    Shouldn’t have gone with that Tesla glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    I'd be amazed if it's reliable and without massive bulletins and recalls for normal GM quality
    As opposed to that drop-dead Lamborghini reliability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Depends on whether they hook the electric motor directly to the front wheels or to the transmission with the gas engine's power going through it.
    Yeah I'm sure the engineers will completely overlook doubling the stress on the drivetrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    As opposed to that drop-dead Lamborghini reliability?
    People will plan on driving these far more than they would a Lambo. And a shitload more for production

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    People will plan on driving these far more than they would a Lambo. And a shitload more for production
    What's your point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    As opposed to that drop-dead Lamborghini reliability?
    What crazy reliability issues does the Huracan have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    What's your point?
    There's going to be people that use it as their primary (only) car. And if they have all kinds of shit wrong with them, then many people will be stranded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunavelli View Post
    What crazy reliability issues does the Huracan have?
    Just in general, cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc. Have terrible reliability because people who but then don't daily drive them, and they are also rich so they don't care about paying to have them fixed.


    I just don't get why supercar manufacturers hat a free pass to build a finnicky POS while GM is expected to have regular-car reliability on their 900hp supercar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    Just in general, cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc. Have terrible reliability because people who but then don't daily drive them, and they are also rich so they don't care about paying to have them fixed.


    I just don't get why supercar manufacturers hat a free pass to build a finnicky POS while GM is expected to have regular-car reliability on their 900hp supercar.
    Modern day Ferrari and especially Lamborghini powertrains are pretty bulletproof. There's a few lambos out there with over 100k with just routine maintenance used by rental companies no less. McLarens are the only iffy ones apparently, especially with their electronics as nbmplano has found out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_S View Post
    Depends on whether they hook the electric motor directly to the front wheels or to the transmission with the gas engine's power going through it.
    I have full faith that GM will fuck up the transmission aspect, whatever form it takes.

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    so the chevy NSX moniker was correct?


    GM and honda must be in a battle to see who can shit on their previous car's legacy the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    fwiw, this is supposedly the car that was breaking the rear glass on the engine compartment during initial testing.
    It was also reported it was cracking and bending the frame too

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    Quote Originally Posted by No F-bdy Bs View Post
    I have full faith that GM will fuck up the transmission aspect, whatever form it takes.
    This is my concern as well. Hopefully the the SMG holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunavelli View Post
    Modern day Ferrari and especially Lamborghini powertrains are pretty bulletproof. There's a few lambos out there with over 100k with just routine maintenance used by rental companies no less. McLarens are the only iffy ones apparently, especially with their electronics as nbmplano has found out .
    Of course routine maintenance on them is a big more involved and expensive than most cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill deuce View Post
    so the chevy NSX moniker was correct?


    GM and honda must be in a battle to see who can shit on their previous car's legacy the most.
    Forget the halo version of the C8, let's just take the base, as cheap as you can get, C8.

    At 60 grand, the Corvette with the least amount of options selected, does the Corvette name proud. Make the base model reliable and it's all a win in my book.
    Last edited by windham; 12-12-2019 at 06:16 AM.

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    Gonne be interesting. It sounds good but I still prefer the sound of a pushrod V8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    Gonne be interesting. It sounds good but I still prefer the sound of a pushrod V8.
    I will miss the roar of a pushrod V8 but will embrace this as long as they hang a couple spooly bois off of it.

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