Slippery
Slippery UltraDork
10/3/19 10:45 a.m.

I like what I see:

C8R article

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe New Reader
10/3/19 10:58 a.m.

I have a feeling it's going to be a V6, which is fine, but I'm going to miss that small block roar.

Red5
Red5 None
10/3/19 11:12 a.m.

I would like to see a version similar to the Ford Racing FP350S.  

A version anybody could order through their local dealer.

 

 

Error404
Error404 Reader
10/3/19 11:28 a.m.

Back end is still fugly on it, even through the camo 

STM317
STM317 UltraDork
10/3/19 11:48 a.m.

 Because we all want to know what it sounds like:

 

_
_ HalfDork
10/3/19 1:36 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

Sounds a bit light in the loafers. 

classicJackets
classicJackets Dork
10/3/19 1:38 p.m.
Error404
Error404 Reader
10/3/19 2:17 p.m.

In reply to classicJackets :

Sounds like a chainsaw. 

Slippery
Slippery UltraDork
10/3/19 5:35 p.m.
JesseWolfe said:

I have a feeling it's going to be a V6, which is fine, but I'm going to miss that small block roar.

I read its going to be a rev crazy flat plane V8. 

conesare2seconds
conesare2seconds Dork
10/3/19 6:24 p.m.

I like the new livery. Sometimes less (yellow) is more. 

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
10/3/19 7:16 p.m.
conesare2seconds said:

I like the new livery. Sometimes less (yellow) is more. 

Agreed. 

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe New Reader
10/10/19 5:05 p.m.
Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
10/10/19 5:16 p.m.

So this shares like nothing at all with the production C8? 5.5L DOHC flat plane crank V8, 6-speed sequential trans, etc. At what point to we admit that GT cars have become prototypes again?

spacecadet
spacecadet Dork
10/10/19 5:23 p.m.
Javelin said:

So this shares like nothing at all with the production C8? 5.5L DOHC flat plane crank V8, 6-speed sequential trans, etc. At what point to we admit that GT cars have become prototypes again?

They've been like this for years. They're more reigned in than the GT1 cars were... *shrug* 

The new Ford GT brought the production car closer to the racecar.. 

The class is healthy, let it roll. 

tooms351
tooms351 Reader
10/10/19 5:53 p.m.

In reply to STM317 :

That's the hairpin at Sebring, sure did get down to t10 real fast!

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
10/10/19 6:31 p.m.

Never thought that I'd hear a Corvette with an exhaust note more reminiscent of a motorcycle than a pushrod V8.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
10/10/19 6:40 p.m.
Error404 said:

In reply to classicJackets :

Sounds like a chainsaw. 

Go on...

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
10/10/19 6:44 p.m.
Javelin said:

So this shares like nothing at all with the production C8? 5.5L DOHC flat plane crank V8, 6-speed sequential trans, etc. At what point to we admit that GT cars have become prototypes again?

From the fraking article https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/chevy-corvette-c8r-engine-power-video-racing/ :

"Homologation regulations call for a GT Le Mans race car's engine to come from a series production engine. At least 300 of these engines must be produced for a series production car from the same manufacturer."

So while the pedestrian models may not get the fancy engine, there will be a small number of high-end models likely sold with the DOHC engine.  Remember the original ZR-1?

This is nothing new, EVERY manufacturer has played around within the homologation rules and this is across series.  The 911 RSR is mid-engined, yet it isn't a Cayman, its a 911 and bodied as such.  The Ford GT at least is closer to production than many others (except maybe the Italians, but I'm not sure about that).

The racing is great, the cars are pretty evenly matched and unlike LMP1, etc. its actually enjoyable to watch.  I think this is the reason behind the new HyperCar regulations, to try and bring some of that forward to the top level teams.

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