LOL, missionary... So if I praised the Corvette, I must be an American then?... LOL, what a logic...
Anyways, I don't care about your hatred... However, Corvette pretty much succeeded in every aspect, and it provides the best performance for its money (and I'm a Porsche-man). You can't go against this fact..... Me thinking you are simply jealous.
In addition, paying 50k for the C7 Corvette, I would safe $80k. So I wouldn't really care about the fuel economy. i8 fuel economy will give benefit over Vette's only after few years, so honestly.. who cares... Moreover, for $80k I could make a C7 an Absolute Track-Beast. And I will be happy enjoying the V8 sound, blitz-performance, and good ride-quality; I don't care what you think.
But what amuses me the most. Are you really satisfied with the weak 3-cyl engine in a BMW supercar?; a car that should have already destroyed that "unwise" Corvette for its money? That's certainly not enough... Its performance per money is not serious... Don't you want to see i8 a real supercar, being on par with the NSX prototype. I do.
And finally, believe, my brain is way more educated than your's which certainly is not capable to get something higher than 110 iQ level........ "I'm American".. LOL.