The looks are fine, its not like the 720 or 488 are lookers themselvs.
To me the issue is weight and stiffness. The last great vette imo was the C6 z06, at 3150 with a real hipo na motor it looked like the vette team was serious. Then on the C7 they got lazy and put in lots of cheap supercharged to overcome the bloat. in the end they had to make the Gs just to have a car that could live on track.
Now the C8 is heavier still. Its like last decades supercar, the aventador, heavy powerful exotic, whereas the future is loosing weight.
Also as many others have said, vettes despite their paper numbers drive like Gt car's, not suprising given the lack of tub stiffness and the customer demographic. I mean no one accuses the vette of being a precision tool, despite their capability. So will this one steer with precision of aeuro car, what will the steering feel like.
So now we have yet a heavier vette, that ccording the chevy is 10% stiffer than the last noodle. So its a vette, just this time the engine is in the middle, but its still a vette with all the good and bad that implies.
Im intereted to see if they make a lighetr more driver focussed one, like porche is able to stretch the bandwith from a 3600lbs turbo to a 3200lbs Gt3.
can the vette team make this car 300lbs lighter at 100k, do they even care. Or are we just going to see the super vette with a 1000hp hybrid setup as wow factor but ultimately a useless dead end like the NSX.
Hopefully the vette team is takign a page out of the porche playbook and offering everyhting from base cars to huge pwer cars to GT3 track type cars off one platform. Yeah Gt3s dont sell in huge numbers, but that is the car porche hangs it s hat on, it give the 911 range credibility and that 911 credibility is how they sell all thgose rebadgesd audi suv's.
Can the C8 be really made to dance on track and still be road legal, thats the formula for me. Given how much lighter the light evora's are now, Im guessing for 30k vette can loose 3000lbs, theres probably 70lbs to loose in thsoe electric seats alone.
The Evora is dead, it should have started with the 400. By now its just outclassed by porche and even chevy, nice as it is there is no no usp.
That car should never have been a quasi 2+2, it should have been shorter lower and lighter.