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Z06 Potential Patents

As we get ready for the Z06’s debut sometime in the next year, IMO time to brush up on the 23 GM C8 patents — many of which are Z06 potentials: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...alized-patents
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Elkart Lake Blue Starts Right Around Now

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  • Elkart Lake Blue Starts Right Around Now

    Thanks to CorvetteBlogger, we have learned that Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic is heading down the BGA Assembly line (or is at least scheduled to start today) In fact a friend, a member of this forum, has his 2019 GS in ELB with a TPW of next Monday.

    So why did I choose to post it in the ME section? Because its chances of remaining a 2020 color are, IMO, in the 95%, maybe in the 99% range. GM does not bring out a Corvette color in the middle of a production year, then end it roughly six months later. And secondly, as the color so closely mirrors the beautiful Laguna BLue Tintcoat, which GM caught a lot of flack for by ending it when it was still an extremely popular color, and as ELB has two nice advantages over Laguna Blue, I personally think it is a “sho in” as a 2020 continuation color. The two compounding reasons are that ELB is a metallic color, and secondly, unlike Laguna Blue which was a tintcoat and thus had a $995 upcharge, ELB is a no cost, non tintcoat color.


    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
    Elkhart Lake Blue Starts Production Today By Keith Cornett

    Oct 1, 2018
    Elkhart Lake Blue Starts Production Today

    If all is going to the schedule set forth by the Corvette Team back in April, today marks the beginning of production for the new Elkhart Lake Blue exterior (RPO GS7) for the 2019 Corvette. The new color has officially replaced Admiral Blue Metallic (RPO GTR) as the only “Blue” color available on the 2019 Corvette’s current 10-color palette.

    The new color was one of two new colors announced for the 2019 model year at the NCM Bash. Shadow Gray rolled out earlier this summer and replaced Watkins Glen Gray. Ordering for Elkhart Lake Blue opened on August 30th.

    From the examples of Elkhart Lake Blue we saw at the Bash and at Carlisle, the color is very similar to the C7’s Laguna Blue Metallic which appeared from 2014-2016. Chevy’s Build & Price Configurator is also showing the new color.


    Those that select Elkhart Lake Blue have four interior choices: Gray, Jet Black, Kalahari and Adrenaline Red. Spice Red would require the D30 Color Override at an additional charge.

    Following the team’s penchant for naming these new colors in the C7 era after American race tracks, Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic was named after Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin which is the home of the historic Road America race track. Other C7 “race-track” colors are Long Beach Red, Sebring Orange, Laguna Blue, and Watkins Glen Gray.

    By the end of the month we should see the first customer cars delivered and hopefully, we’ll have a couple of comparisons to Admiral Blue as well as Laguna Blue to share.
    https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2018...duction-today/
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    For those who missed the comparisons of Elkart Lake Blue with Laguna Blue, here are some comparison pictures. Of special interest to me, and I was standing there when lots of pictures were taken, the new ELB fender was lighter in color than LB by a smidge when it was held above the actual LB car, yet darker by that smidge when held below the LB’s fender. Here is an obvious side comparison.

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    Last edited by John; 10-01-2018, 06:18 PM.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    • #3
      I think ELB will be a popular color. Of course, I may be a little biased towards blue Corvettes.

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      1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
      2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

      NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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      • #4
        Brad66,
        I tried to do the " Like " for your post two times but it would only let me do it once ..
        Great colors choices and am excited to see the C8 with them ...
        Last edited by Ssscooter66; 10-02-2018, 08:34 AM.
        A thought if I might ...

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        • #5
          Were I to buy a new Corvette today, that's probably what I would order. I'm not a fan of Sebring Orange. Makes me think of an Orange Creamsicle.
          Current C7:SunKissed, 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible

          Status 3300, TWP 5/17: 2021 2LT HTC, Red Mist Metallic Tintcoat, two-tone Natural w/ suede inserts, FE2, NPP Nickname TBD

          Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club: https://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org/

          Never grow up - It's a trap.

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          • #6
            Elkart Lake Blue Metallic is another keeper.
            GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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            • #7
              Black Rose, black carbon fiber rims, slight tint on windows, and I’m gone
              3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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              • #8
                Black Rose is extinct as we all know. It was a beautiful color. Good choices Racer86!
                GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                • #9
                  Yes darn it, but unless they have some cool darker mettalic colors, I may order a black ME and repaint it. No one has ever called me sane
                  3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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                  • #10
                    I'm (hopefully) only 4 - 6 weeks away from my ELBM GS as it left BG for Toledo yesterday! Might be the first ELBM in the Pacific Northwest!

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                    • #11
                      I'm hoping you post a few pictures the day you bring it home . Who know's , my house is in between the plant & Toledo. Maybe Ill see it first on I-75 ...lol ...
                      Last edited by Ssscooter66; 10-18-2018, 11:02 AM.
                      A thought if I might ...

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                      • #12
                        It is one I would Very Seriously consider over my standard black. Is going to be very popular I would think!!

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                        • #13
                          Here are a couple of more Elkhart Lake Blue Metallic pictures, including comparisons to Admiral Blue. Pictures thanks to Kerbeck Corvette/CorvetteBlogger.

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                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            John, sure looks very close to LB. I'll know for sure in 4 to 6 weeks!

                            BTW, do you know if the GS hood rise is as great as the Z06 or more in line with the Z51/base?

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                            • #15
                              The GS hood is identical to the Stingray’s (same PN even).
                              Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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