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post #31 of 350 Old 03-07-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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Well this is interesting. The car is practically done, so what is it exactly? A 720S with a detuned engine? Given the price point of 165K GBP, I'd say the 570GT is dead and I'd suggest anyone who is thinking about selling to do so asap.

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Well the standard for Corvette luggage storage is 2 bags of golf clubs. Words on C8 forum are exhaust pipe under rear axle to allow for trunk depth …..

What are the #NEWRULES numbers representing??
We need a frame by frame analysis of the video — are the doors Sport Series or Super Series coupe?
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Yeah I was also curious if the numbers meant any significance
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Yeah I was also curious if the numbers meant any significance
Think the marketing guys want some buzz — noticed some numbers are repeated ie multiple positions.
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I think the whole "golf bag" thing is cringey as fuck nowadays. As if golfers are the biggest target audience for exotics. How about design it to fit a small dog crate or common sized suitcases? Maybe design some perfect luggage that isn't $8,000?

Golf bags... gimme a fucking break. I'd rather buy a second set of clubs to leave at the club than have my car designed around golf bags.

And honestly, I can't think of anything more meh than trying to squeeze in and out a random golf bag from behind the seat. Like, man, just put it in your passenger seat. 10x easier.
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Space for helmet and new underpants is all I need. I am not the target audience i guess.
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I think the whole "golf bag" thing is cringey as fuck nowadays. As if golfers are the biggest target audience for exotics. How about design it to fit a small dog crate or common sized suitcases? Maybe design some perfect luggage that isn't $8,000?

Golf bags... gimme a fucking break. I'd rather buy a second set of clubs to leave at the club than have my car designed around golf bags.

And honestly, I can't think of anything more meh than trying to squeeze in and out a random golf bag from behind the seat. Like, man, just put it in your passenger seat. 10x easier.
While I agree with the above sentiment. I think the golfbags are more a proxy for “ample room for weird stuff”. The corvette has a crap ton of storage, for groceries, road trips, even moving a few boxes around. It’s a mini station wagon of sorts. At least the c6 was.

One of the reasons I’d still pick a 720coupe over the spider is the hatchback area helps stow some random stuff. Since I realistically can only have one car, this is important. That said, the target demographic probably has an average of 5+ cars, so the point may be moot in most ways, save road trip luggage space.
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Well this is very interesting. What exactly is the base for this car?
According to a German automotive magazine, the GT is based (as the only car from the Track 25-business plan) on the technical basis of the Speedtail. That could also mean that a smaller V6 tt hybrid drive unit will be used.
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Speedtail customers would love that.

I think it is a 570GT with about 600 hp, more space for luggage and a larger tank. It may have some high luxury options for the interior. It should compete with the Bentley Continental GT, and be in its price range.

But what do I know . . .
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Speedtail customers would love that.

I think it is a 570GT with about 600 hp, more space for luggage and a larger tank. It may have some high luxury options for the interior. It should compete with the Bentley Continental GT, and be in its price range.

But what do I know . . .

Just thought the same about sharing with the Speedtail ... not really sth. I would put much emphasis on in Mclaren's current phase of the Speedtail project ... you could do that maybe some years after the halocar is out, but not before ...

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Especially since it sounds like these new gt are going to be hitting dealers for sale by summer
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Coming from a McLaren board member, Jolyon Nash.
"Nash believes product drives new car sales, and says the company won't hold back new, better products to protect previous models."
I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. People need to let go of this idea that supercars are somehow immune or should be immune to obsoletion. The supercars of a decade ago are being outperformed by the super saloons and SUVs of today. I am very happy that McLaren will continue to let their engineering expertise and product speak for itself rather than some dated notion of exclusivity for exclusivity's sake.

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I agree with this too. It's better to have new, better stuff constantly coming out than have old stuff forever at higher prices.

If better stuff comes out sooner, even if older stuff depreciates quicker, you'll still have better stuff on average at any given time.
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I agree with this too. It's better to have new, better stuff constantly coming out than have old stuff forever at higher prices.

If better stuff comes out sooner, even if older stuff depreciates quicker, you'll still have better stuff on average at any given time.
well car companies should have an eye on resale values ... most of todays hypercars only happen bc ppl are quiet sure they are a safe bet money wise ... how many ppl do you think would buy a Laferrari or Speedtail, if the loose 15-20% per year (about 200-450k depending on which hypercar we speak of) ... same is true with supercars to some degree ... you also want low deprecation, but the sums are much lower so ppl are more willing to deal with it, while at daily drivers its generally more accepted that the cars loose about 15-20% per year, but that is why most ppl lease them now and don't buy anymore like 3 decades ago ...
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