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      04-04-2020, 01:57 PM   #1453
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You might want to google that...
Don’t need to, Ive been in the Corvette thing for many years, I’ll leave it at that.
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      04-05-2020, 06:19 AM   #1454
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Interesting and concerning article on the C8:

Motor1 : The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Has An Ergonomics Problem.
https://www.motor1.com/features/4051...s-problem/amp/
Well chevy's test driver had no issue, so unless I see a lot more people complain about the same thing I'll reserve my judgement
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      04-06-2020, 03:46 PM   #1455
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Donít need to, Ive been in the Corvette thing for many years, Iíll leave it at that.
Lol well then you should know they aren't very well respected........
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      04-06-2020, 05:21 PM   #1456
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Lol well then you should know they aren't very well respected........
I personally know quite a few who have owned some that some still own Hennessey Corvettes, Iíve driven in them, driven two and raced against a few. I hear little complaints from these owners and others that like and trust the company. If youíre the type that believes everything you read on forums then you better sell your BMW really quick because they get trashed all the time. Lol that
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I personally know quite a few who have owned some that some still own Hennessey Corvettes, Iíve driven in them, driven two and raced against a few. I hear little complaints from these owners and others that like and trust the company. If youíre the type that believes everything you read on forums then you better sell your BMW really quick because they get trashed all the time. Lol that
I donít think you know what heís referring to.

Problem isnít the actual ownership, but Hennesseyís business practices. Google THAT.
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      04-06-2020, 10:16 PM   #1458
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I donít think you know what heís referring to.

Problem isnít the actual ownership, but Hennesseyís business practices. Google THAT.
I know Iíve heard that, and the people I mentioned have no complaints with them. On Corvette forums there is some squawking but not much and I canít discount what they say but also I donít dismiss a brand because some claim to have had bad dealings with companyís. BMW owners are notorious for bad mouthing the company and many others do it with other brands, itís par for the course. Much of it is the squeaky wheel thing. Canít please everybody, every time. Again the guys I know from forums and personally have no complaints with their dealings with them.
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      04-06-2020, 10:30 PM   #1459
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A good write up for the C8 here and comparing it Lamborghini Huracan. Nobody cross shopping these two but a good read anyway. https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...n-test-review/
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A good write up for the C8 here and comparing it Lamborghini Huracan. Nobody cross shopping these two but a good read anyway. https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...n-test-review/
No doubt it's a value as the last few generations of Corvettes. I like to wait a few years and see what the comparisons are like once the shine wears off a little.
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I know Iíve heard that, and the people I mentioned have no complaints with them. On Corvette forums there is some squawking but not much and I canít discount what they say but also I donít dismiss a brand because some claim to have had bad dealings with companyís. BMW owners are notorious for bad mouthing the company and many others do it with other brands, itís par for the course. Much of it is the squeaky wheel thing. Canít please everybody, every time. Again the guys I know from forums and personally have no complaints with their dealings with them.
This goes WAY beyond a few owners. Hennessy is basically running a massive pyramid scheme. Whatever money one sends the company for a build now is paying for parts from a build 12 months behind on payment. This stuff is well documented, and itís only gotten worse in the last few years.

There were PLENTY of stories on how itís basically a crapshoot whether or not youíll actually get the car built, or if you have to sue the company to get your car back. Seriously, GOOGLE it up. Itís scary how people continue to fall prey to their practices.

When I used to work in the industry, it was basically implied that Hennessy models himself after Carrol Shelby, but not the ďgoodĒ part of Shelby, but the shady as f**k business practices.
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Wow!!!

https://uk.motor1.com/news/408281/20...911-gt3-track/
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Bit disappointed in the white M3. First of all, let the faster car pass. Second of all, the Civic was all over him.

Also, Civic, let a brother pass man. Poor track etiquette. Both of them.
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Both guys drive very well and I couldnít believe when I saw the kids face running the Vette at the end, damn they get younger everyday. There was no other target for this Corvette on this day he was hunting GT3. Kudos
Barely a month on the streets and the new C8 made a great showing for itself in this vid and GM is going to have a serious track contender with this one no doubt.
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Ugh, I'm not a big fan of this video. Poor driving/track etiquette all around.... this kid just got lucky and happened to get on track in his C8 at the same time as an expensive Porsche... Next please.

Randy Pobst's video reviews/comparisons are much better.
Also check out GSpeed on YouTube, they have a C8 they will be testing and modifying at the track where their shop is located over the next few months. Will be a great one to follow.
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What is that green stuff at the track? This isn't the Willow Springs International Raceway I know.
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If you have ever sat in a Camaro or other GM product you will learn pretty quickly that fit and finish has never been high priority for the company. That said the stitching is distractingly bad here as I have seen this done better in entry level vehicles like a Toyota RAV4. You can see the trim in the upper right corner doesn't line up but as I said before this is pretty common from GM. You aren't going to get this level of performance and an interior that matches the Germans for the price point.
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If you have ever sat in a Camaro or other GM product you will learn pretty quickly that fit and finish has never been high priority for the company. That said the stitching is distractingly bad here as I have seen this done better in entry level vehicles like a Toyota RAV4. You can see the trim in the upper right corner doesn't line up but as I said before this is pretty common from GM. You aren't going to get this level of performance and an interior that matches the Germans for the price point.
Mine is just fine. Also, here is a C7 interior. I think it stands up against any other modern high end sports car. The owner should get this fixed at no cost and GM should make sure it doesn't happen again.
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I saw my first one in the wild yesterday.....when I first saw it coming down the street towards me I thought it was a Ferrari. Damn nice looking car in red.
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I saw my first one in the wild yesterday.....when I first saw it coming down the street towards me I thought it was a Ferrari. Damn nice looking car in red.
Great Value Ferrari

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Eh, I get more McLaren 650S vibes than Ferrari for the C8. It's clear given how similar the C8 and GT turned out.
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