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    You should start a C8 thread so you can lose interest and never post in this thread again, Keith.

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    http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/corvet...-be-1796070293

    The lawsuit claims that a cooling system defect can put the 2015-2017 Z06 into “limp mode” after only 15 minutes of track use. Fifteen minutes! Not much of a track day.
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    The suit, filed today by perpetually automaker-suing firm Hagens Berman, claims the Z06 can go into limp mode on public roads, so it’s not a problem limited to owners who use their Z06 on track. The cooling system defect allegedly warps vital engine components due to the high temperatures, causing further headaches over costly repairs.
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    "We believe we’ve found GM to be guilty of a classic bait and switch – one that cost thousands of consumers dearly, up to $120,000, and broke state consumer protection laws. GM enticed race enthusiasts with bells and whistles, promising a car that could maintain safe speeds and power when tracked, but we believe what it sold them was far from what it promised. This defect not only damages the Z06 engine, but endangers drivers.

    The defect in question markedly limits the car’s performance – the sole reason these hotrod enthusiasts bought the Corvette Z06 in the first place. If they’d known of this defect at the time of purchase, they likely wouldn’t have spent six figures on the Z06."
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    The 2017 Z06 received several upgrades to its cooling system as a result of problems reported with the car, however, this year’s model is also listed in the list of affected cars in the class-action lawsuit.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    https://www.autoblog.com/2017/07/31/...-shots-latest/



    This latest batch gives us our best view yet, showing a car that's deep in development and sporting what appears to be some production-spec bodywork.

    Even with the new, mid-engined proportions, the car still resembles a typical Corvette, with a low, pointed nose familiar windshield. Some things have changed from previous models. The mirrors appear to be attached to the A-pillar, not the top of the doors. The wheels are a different design that other mid-engined prototypes. The rear bumper and exhaust pipes have been refined and look nearly finished.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    That picture would be more interesting if it were actually an F/R Corvette-Camino.
    El Corvetto?
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    Looks potent -- and possibly has two trunks.

    Here's hoping it's a hybrid w/. electric motors on the front wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    Looks potent -- and possibly has two trunks.
    Both in back, by the looks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    Here's hoping it's a hybrid w/. electric motors on the front wheels.
    I think Zora would live that

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    Gawd that rear body length is too much.

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    Thicc

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    I'm still wondering what the hell this thing is even going to be. The supercar market is so varied now, especially if you include hypercars, there are so many places to try and slot it in. It could be a $100k MR version of current Corvette tech, or $125k with 600-700 hp DOHC, or $150k with added hybrid drivetrain or crazy/active aero, or $200k with both, or $250k+ for just a homologation special that throws everything they've got at it.

    Or it could be a Cadillac that will pretend to be related to the Dallara-built DPi.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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