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    • C8 Corvette generating so much torque and such quick acceleration it is twisting the frame?

      This is the kind of headline that can only result in more hype being generated for the C8 Corvette. If you are a manufacturer that is well behind schedule on a hotly anticipated car why not state the reason for it is the car is just too damn powerful?


      Remember when it was supposedly the electrical system that caused the delay of the new Corvette? Well, now the story is shifting to it being a problem of too much torque and stress for the chassis.

      The second issue is a structural distortion of the aluminum spaceframe experienced during testing a prototype equipped with the 900-1000 horsepower twin-turbo V-8. The twist in back was enough to fracture the glass hatch covering the engine. Be glad this flaw was discovered in advance of your top speed runs in Chevy’s designated Ferrari-beater.
      1000+ horsepower turbo Corvettes are nothing new and the C5, C6, and C7 did not seem to have this issue. Maybe GM tried to go light and the frame did not have strong enough material?

      Who knows? We only know the C8 is indeed delayed but what the reason really is only GM knows. Maybe it's a combination of factors?

      Being delayed for being too fast and powerful is a great way to change the narrative. Especially with GM leaking stories about consulting with lawyers because they are 'afraid of liability' due to the C8 being so fast.

      The hype train continues.

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