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Old 22 Jun 2018, 16:53 (Ref:3832520)   #2986
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Surprise WEC entry for Corvette in China in November with one car and special paint scheme.

https://www.fiawec.com/en/news/corve...-shanghai/6019
Well I didn't see that coming, can't wait to see it!
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Old 22 Jun 2018, 19:11 (Ref:3832555)   #2987
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Pity they could not do that for silverstone as i can't imagine i will make it to china
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Old 22 Jun 2018, 19:30 (Ref:3832557)   #2988
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lol, yeah that would be cool. Unfortunately, GM doesn't sell 4 million cars in the UK, which is probably why Shanghai is the one-off.
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Old 22 Jun 2018, 20:11 (Ref:3832565)   #2989
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lol, yeah that would be cool. Unfortunately, GM doesn't sell 4 million cars in the UK, which is probably why Shanghai is the one-off.
Right. Like it or not, China has nearly 1/6th of the world's population. That's a lot of potential car buyers and these companies know it. That's why China is such a big market and things like this happen. At least there's another GTE racing.
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lol, yeah that would be cool. Unfortunately, GM doesn't sell 4 million cars in the UK, which is probably why Shanghai is the one-off.
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Right. Like it or not, China has nearly 1/6th of the world's population. That's a lot of potential car buyers and these companies know it. That's why China is such a big market and things like this happen. At least there's another GTE racing.
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Pity they could not do that for silverstone as i can't imagine i will make it to china

Shanghai is the only race that does not conflict with the IMSA schedule.










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I've never liked yellow on cars, so I'm likely to prefer this livery over the normal one...


Wish they would go back to the silver and black checkered paint.
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The end of an era....and the beginning of a new.

Lanky Turtle aka, "The Man" got some spy footage of the C8.R testing at Sebring recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg71KgtxO4


https://sportscar365.com/features/vi...UP2iq0qf6umtIk
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Old 7 Dec 2018, 03:07 (Ref:3868434)   #2993
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The end of an era....and the beginning of a new.

Lanky Turtle aka, "The Man" got some spy footage of the C8.R testing at Sebring recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg71KgtxO4


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Doesn't have the traditional sound, but I still think it sounds pretty good!
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Doesn't have the traditional sound, but I still think it sounds pretty good!
Yeah. It sounds alright. Doesn't sound like a Corvette to me, though

Oh well. The times they are a changin
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Sounds like the Ferrari 458?
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They have to change to stay competitive, FIA put the kabosh on large displacement and took away the allowance for two valve per cylinder. Iíd much rather see a change than become Aston Martin like, hoping for generosity from the sanctioning body to be competitive, i.e. gifts. Corvette Racingís main goal is still a class win at Lemans and like it or not regulations are going to dictate what they do going forward. Iíll miss the rumble as well, but enjoy the podiums all the same.
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Sounds like the Ferrari 458?
Yes it does, like a 5 liter flat plane twin turbo.

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I dunno, if that silly land yacht BMW can be BoP'ed to be competitive, I don't see why the current C7 or a future front-mid-engined (or whatever the hell they call it) sports car wouldn't be perfectly fine.



Not a fan of this new thing. I mean it's cool I guess, but I'd rather see it as a Cadillac running in some other class than as a "Corvette."


GT racing, and GT2/E in particular, used to be my favorite in racing, but I'm having a hard enough time mustering up interest in the class lately anyway, and this won't be helping.
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Yes it does, like a 5 liter flat plane twin turbo.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kfg71KgtxO4
I know twin-turbo makes more sense, but it is so much louder despite having that soft turbo like sound. Compare to 488 GTE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kXT2PdNfmE

But it doesn't have the scream of 458 either, at least not the scream of the GTE version.

There's also this recording of the C8.R: https://soundcloud.com/sportscar365/...sound-revealed

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They have to change to stay competitive, FIA put the kabosh on large displacement and took away the allowance for two valve per cylinder. Iíd much rather see a change than become Aston Martin like, hoping for generosity from the sanctioning body to be competitive, i.e. gifts. Corvette Racingís main goal is still a class win at Lemans and like it or not regulations are going to dictate what they do going forward. Iíll miss the rumble as well, but enjoy the podiums all the same.
The frankly kind of awful engine in the back of the 911 that dominated Le Mans this year shows none of that is true.
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