And call me old school, but black wheels make a corvette look tired. Kind of like winter rims.
Boy this should get the ball rolling.

Sit back get some popcorn and enjoy the thread :cool:

I agree on the statement that black wheels, well it’s just not my thing either. You don’t get to appreciate the design of the wheel, especially from a few feet back. I for one will be getting polished silver finish on my Vossen rims I have picked out for the car I have yet to drive or barely even sat in.
 
Does GM really lose 12% per C8? I find that hard to believe. Perhaps it’s that GM could make 12% more profit if the car was sold in the US. I seriously doubt they are selling C8s at a loss in Canada
OK loss might be to strong a word, but yes they make more profit selling in the US. That's why we get 3.9% of the allocations.
Base Z06 $106 US add 30 % $138 K Base CDN price is $128k , some where $10k disappeared.

1000 corvettes @ $10k $ 10,000,000 in lost profit if you were only considering base vehicle excluding profit on options !

Canada has had a total of 4393 Corvettes for over three years 20 / 21 / 22
So yes almost $ 44 million dollars less profit ( or loss ) selling to Canada
 
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Oh yeah and for the glut of used stingrays on the market as people trade in for Z06
Good luck given the allocations to Canada, we got 3.7% of 2022 production.
And we will probably get less allocations of Z06 as GM loses 12% on every Corvette sold in Canada.

Oh and yes we still have E-ray / ZR1 and Zora to come plus whatever other special editions that get thrown in
Most dealers have enough names on lists to take them into C9 production

Cheers and happy hunting no matter how you like your C8 done !
You can be sure that GM is not loosing any $$ on Canadian sales. Remember many of the costs on a Canadian Corvette are in Canadian $$. GM dealer markup, GM Canada profit, GM provision for warranty claims, PDI, salesperson commissions, freight etc. No question GM is eating some of the exchange but for all we know they may hedge their foreign currency sales so additional protection.
 
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Why waste your money on a HTC, it you want it to look like a coupe. Just asking
Who wants to see a plastic hood in a dirty engine compartment when you can have a gorgeous HTC?
Cam and I are both driving HTC’s and can’t wait to go back to coupes, the novelty of the retractable roof wore off and the sports car lines of the coupe are much nicer
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I agree on the statement that black wheels, well it’s just not my thing either. You don’t get to appreciate the design of the wheel, especially from a few feet back. I for one will be getting polished silver finish on my Vossen rims I have picked out for the car I have yet to drive or barely even sat in.
Again I'll post my compromise choice - carbon flash nacells only.
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What lines? The roof lines? I’m on record of liking the look of the carbon flash roof and necelles. Especially when the windows are tinted. To each their own. Right @Murray20c8
Agreed on the window tint. Every Corvette should have tinted glass. For what it's worth, I don't mind the black roof except it should be exposed carbon fibre.
 
Cam and I are both driving HTC’s and can’t wait to go back to coupes, the novelty of the retractable roof wore off and the sports car lines of the coupe are much nicerView attachment 98809
Have to agree to disagree. Being able to lower the rear window in a convertible was what tipped me over the edge. Even on a cool evening you can lower the window and hear the duel clutch pull off shifts through the performance exhaust. LT2 engine is not really a work of art ! Now in a Z06 seeing the engine might be more important. But again you might want to be able to hear that flat plane crank even more ! Cheers
 
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Cam and I are both driving HTC’s and can’t wait to go back to coupes, the novelty of the retractable roof wore off and the sports car lines of the coupe are much nicerView attachment 98809
Gilles that looks damn beautiful man, with the rims, the small drop and high wing in that beautiful AO, just wow !!
 
Have to agree to disagree. Being able to lower the rear window in a convertible was what tipped me over the edge. Even on a cool evening you can lower the window and hear the duel clutch pull off shifts through the performance exhaust. LT2 engine is not really a work of art ! Now in a Z06 seeing the engine might be more important. But again you might want to be able to hear that flat plane crank even more ! Cheers
If you are referring to the stock NPP Exhaust, that over priced POS sucks balls...
 
I really like the NPP exhaust, its got perfect range of volume without being "anti-socially loud"
Denis I was starting to like you then you state the NPP exhaust is enough volume, even GM stated how many complaints they have had over it and why they spent so much time getting the Z06 exhaust right, I have no mufflers with sport cats and agree with Vette411 that the best part of an HTC is lowering the window to get some reminder this isn't a Tesla.
 
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