Car Talk 4: The Richard Hertz Rent-A-Car 500

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 pm

MrH42 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:59 pm
18 year old Honda life. True baller status.
He could have one if he didn't turn all his money into fat vape clouds

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:16 pm

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Why is the steering wheel bigger on top?

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:20 pm

:popcorn: as expected....

One more week and we get to see it in full "glory"

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:30 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:16 pm
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Why is the steering wheel bigger on top?
Such KITT, so 80's.

There is no emoji as ugly as that, or that relays how much disgust that evokes.

:lolol:

That design was leaked almost a year ago with that console.. :puke:
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:54 pm

:gag:

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm

Lets take a look at the partbin mess....
Samsung Ipad knock off glued to dash
Signal stalk - Camero
Headrests - Camero
Pedals - Camero
That flat bottom wheel is straight up, its just flat for the of being flat. THe MoRe SqUaRe tHe MoRe PeRfoRmAnCe :gag:

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:06 pm

max225 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Lets take a look at the partbin mess....
Samsung Ipad knock off glued to dash
Signal stalk - Camero
Headrests - Camero
Pedals - Camero
That flat bottom wheel is straight up, its just flat for the of being flat. THe MoRe SqUaRe tHe MoRe PeRfoRmAnCe :gag:
2 spoke steering wheels just look weird. I always see a smiley face when the gauges are on. Newer Mercedes for example.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:32 pm

Gberg2119 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:06 pm
max225 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 pm
Lets take a look at the partbin mess....
Samsung Ipad knock off glued to dash
Signal stalk - Camero
Headrests - Camero
Pedals - Camero
That flat bottom wheel is straight up, its just flat for the of being flat. THe MoRe SqUaRe tHe MoRe PeRfoRmAnCe :gag:
2 spoke steering wheels just look weird. I always see a smiley face when the gauges are on. Newer Mercedes for example.
10 minutes with a hacksaw:


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4th gen Camaro:

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Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:07 pm

So retro much wow

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:21 am

:burnout: :woodplow: :aintcare:
Melon wrote:
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Don't discuss things you want on here.

This is only a place for 100% facts.
...doesn’t argue cars on a political forum

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am

Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:59 am

Yea, I'm not going to pass judgement before seeing the entire thing.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:18 pm

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Sports car just = $$$ to some people.

People act like I'm :fancy: rolling up in an 18 year old S2000.
This is an outstanding point. Having a second vehicle in general is quite a luxury to most.
I have four. Most people don't understand that three of which were purchased as undrivable specimens.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:23 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
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Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
It has flappy paddles, mayne. Totally the same experience.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
No idea. I know both were being engineered/considered not too long ago.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:40 pm
My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
Big D?
:disgust:

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:47 pm

MrH42 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
Big D?
:disgust:
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 pm

MrH42 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:29 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
Big D?
:disgust:
That's what I'm calling Detroit since he's tall.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:54 pm

That center stack borrows design cues from a Jersey barrier :notbad:

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
From R&T (and everywhere else):
It Might Be Dual-Clutch Only
While GM has filed a patent for a clutch-by-wire system that replaces the traditional hydraulic master- and slave-cylinder mechanism with an electronic actuator, many signs point to the C8 being a dual-clutch only affair.

Back in 2016, our colleagues at Car and Driver reported that the C8 would use a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Tremec. Of its seven speeds, the top three are overdrives, and Tremec says it can handle 9000 rpm input speed and 664 lb-ft of torque.

Car and Driver argues that Chevy will only offer this Corvette with one gearbox to reduce cost and complexity, but a world without a manual-transmission 'Vette is hard to imagine. Still, a dual-clutch would be a big improvement over the current Corvette's eight-speed auto.
But Corvette Engineering and the Lead Engineer said the 8 speed is "just as fast" and "in some cases faster than the PDK" ! ? !

Latest word is that they may use the exact same ZF transmission that is in the 2020 992 Porsche 911.

I would hope sometime after the launch they have a manual option available to order.
I'm on my last bag of peas.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:24 pm

CorvetteWaxer wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm
CaleDeRoo wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:41 am
Yo big D is the C8 going to be DCT only?
From R&T (and everywhere else):
It Might Be Dual-Clutch Only
While GM has filed a patent for a clutch-by-wire system that replaces the traditional hydraulic master- and slave-cylinder mechanism with an electronic actuator, many signs point to the C8 being a dual-clutch only affair.

Back in 2016, our colleagues at Car and Driver reported that the C8 would use a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Tremec. Of its seven speeds, the top three are overdrives, and Tremec says it can handle 9000 rpm input speed and 664 lb-ft of torque.

Car and Driver argues that Chevy will only offer this Corvette with one gearbox to reduce cost and complexity, but a world without a manual-transmission 'Vette is hard to imagine. Still, a dual-clutch would be a big improvement over the current Corvette's eight-speed auto.
But Corvette Engineering and the Lead Engineer said the 8 speed is "just as fast" and "in some cases faster than the PDK" ! ? !

Latest word is that they may use the exact same ZF transmission that is in the 2020 992 Porsche 911.

I would hope sometime after the launch they have a manual option available to order.
Manual take rate on rarries was what 2-5%?

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:47 pm

max225 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:24 pm
CorvetteWaxer wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:56 pm


From R&T (and everywhere else):


But Corvette Engineering and the Lead Engineer said the 8 speed is "just as fast" and "in some cases faster than the PDK" ! ? !

Latest word is that they may use the exact same ZF transmission that is in the 2020 992 Porsche 911.

I would hope sometime after the launch they have a manual option available to order.
Manual take rate on rarries was what 2-5%?
Cardi B can’t be bothered with a clutch.

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm

Why is it squoval?

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Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:57 pm

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Why is it squoval?
Do you even racecar, bro?

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